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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,047
Posted By poolman
I would suggest that you change your oil at a...

I would suggest that you change your oil at a rate of no more than 7500 miles per change. If you like your engine, this will help preserve it. The 15,000 mile BMW oil change, just wasn't all it was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By poolman
Only times I have ever had those codes, my...

Only times I have ever had those codes, my alternator was getting ready to go south
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By poolman
Bremi came on the car new, but were recalled and...

Bremi came on the car new, but were recalled and replaced with Bosch. Where on my 2003 model. Anyway, I wouldn't purchase new ones because the dealer said so. Do you still have misfires and such...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-10-2017, 05:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By poolman
I'm sure what you listed would also work, but...

I'm sure what you listed would also work, but what I did was more like the link below.
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-09-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By poolman
That's the one I'm thinking on. I can't get a...

That's the one I'm thinking on. I can't get a pipe wrench or vise grips on the part. I might have a better chance if the car was on a lift, but working close to the ground, makes it more difficult....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-08-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By poolman
Wasn't paying attention and while trying to...

Wasn't paying attention and while trying to remove the pin, I was tightening it instead,,one of those dumb things. I pulled the rubber boot off, and tried to get at it with vice grips,, no luck. I'll...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-08-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By poolman
Stripped Cal Guide Pin

I stripped the bottom Caliper guide pin on front passengers side yesterday. What is stripped, is the where the # 7 allen wrench fits into the guide pin. stripped the hex out of it. Anyone know of an...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-04-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,047
Posted By poolman
Changed out my valve cover for an M56 cover about...

Changed out my valve cover for an M56 cover about 3 weeks ago. I have 1500 miles on her now and the light hasn't come on and the oil is Okay. Will have to see what all becomes of it. Find it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-04-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By poolman
Your average mile computation takes 1000's of...

Your average mile computation takes 1000's of miles into consideration. You think your going to get an up tic on fuel usage with a couple of hundred miles added in? Depending of the number of miles...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By poolman
Valve doesn't have a ground point. New alt...

Valve doesn't have a ground point. New alt installed. Valve works when car is started, so I'm just guessing , something is happening at the 4000 rpm point, when the flap is supposed to open. Is it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2017, 04:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By poolman
Disa Low Current

Have been getting a strange code of late. Every month or two , after hammering it, I get a code that states, Disa Valve low current. Now I have changed the Disa valve out with others I know to work,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By poolman
Suggest that you try asking Ragie over on the...

Suggest that you try asking Ragie over on the vanos forum , if your looking in the right direction. He's pretty quick with responses and getting back to folks, and he's the one who would be in the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-27-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 695
Posted By poolman
I would buy another plug, and then use a cut...

I would buy another plug, and then use a cut chisel and slowly turn the one you have in there out. Just little taps with a hammer and chisel will remove it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-27-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By poolman
E39 is a great platform too build on. If things...

E39 is a great platform too build on. If things wear out, like suspension, replace with good heavy duty stuff and ride on. These cars are great even with high mileage and fun to drive in the curvy's...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-27-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 695
Posted By poolman
He wanted help ASAP ,,,5 days ago, and hasn't...

He wanted help ASAP ,,,5 days ago, and hasn't responded to a single question posed.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-27-2017, 05:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,207
Posted By poolman
The diaphragm is located under the plastic cap on...

The diaphragm is located under the plastic cap on top of the cover. You need to be real carefull removing that cap , as it can break. I used a heat gun , and heated the cap up to about engine temp...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-26-2017, 04:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,553
Posted By poolman
Ya need to check out CN90's new way to do this...

Ya need to check out CN90's new way to do this procedure. He figured out a way to change this out, with out needing the special tools.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-25-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By poolman
Reused mine when the bearings were changed. They...

Reused mine when the bearings were changed. They have about 200,000 miles on them now and starting to do what your having problems with. Mine might need changing also
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-23-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 153
Posted By poolman
M56 valve cover install

I installed my M56 valve cover last week , over the Easter Holiday. Got to drive around with it and test it out for a week. My oil usage wasn't helped while running this in the stock configuration....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-22-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By poolman
Might should take this over to Ragie at the Vanos...

Might should take this over to Ragie at the Vanos forum and see if he might have suggestions for you.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-21-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By poolman
The last thing stated in number 4 at the bottom...

The last thing stated in number 4 at the bottom of the page. Why would you put the vanos piston screws in and tighten them before anchoring the vanos itself to the cylinder head. In my way of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-20-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By poolman
Hit a pick and pull back a few months ago and...

Hit a pick and pull back a few months ago and pulled an aluminum valve cover for an M56 engine, and six new coil packs along with the dipstick for and M56 all for the unheard of price of 42 dollars....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2017, 04:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By poolman
I regret letting go of my 66, R code Ford Galaxie...

I regret letting go of my 66, R code Ford Galaxie every Day
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-12-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By poolman
Wield the cracks, then purchase a strut bar or...

Wield the cracks, then purchase a strut bar or brace do the install and forget about it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,207
Posted By poolman
Since posting last, I have found a company in...

Since posting last, I have found a company in Russia that makes the diaphragm for the M56 CCV system built into the valve cover. I have purchased one, and it arrived today. It's a perfect fit, if...
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