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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 782
Posted By nedmon
Finally, Finally, Finally. There were no...

Finally, Finally, Finally.

There were no CEL codes showing but just for fun I put a fancy code reader on the round engine compartment code checker terminals and found 2 trouble codes, the crank...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By nedmon
A bad connection between the cps and the dme...

A bad connection between the cps and the dme harnesis the next thing to check
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By nedmon
Hi Joe, It's the driveway effect, both of...

Hi Joe,

It's the driveway effect, both of mine failed 8 years apart in the driveway.

Just replace the broken one as Fudman says. You could look at the bottom of the other and if it'd...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 05-13-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,317
Posted By nedmon
Road and Track, 238 vs Scion

All,
Having read this compo I won't be running out anytime soon to get a 238i
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-10-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 301
Posted By nedmon
The Schrader valve now appears to be ok. It...

The Schrader valve now appears to be ok. It should not leak when the cap is odd. Well done.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-10-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By nedmon
You can reach the lower bolt with a socket...

You can reach the lower bolt with a socket extension between the fan blades
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-10-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By nedmon
The nut does not have to come off. That...

The nut does not have to come off.

That bolt holds the strut in the hub and with the nut removed spread the slot in the pinch collar with a small chisel and then the strut will be loose in the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-09-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By nedmon
It is a nut and bolt arrangement. When the...

It is a nut and bolt arrangement.

When the nut is off, use a small chisel to open up the split on the inside by tapping the chisel with a small hammer.

If you are replacing the strut or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 564
Posted By nedmon
e39chick, And what did your Dad say?

e39chick,
And what did your Dad say?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 372
Posted By nedmon
Thanks CN90 re that Part 5 heater pipe maybe...

Thanks CN90 re that Part 5 heater pipe maybe being metal, not plastic. I will give it the scratch test to find out what it is.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By nedmon
Is the hose clamp tight?

Is the hose clamp tight?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 372
Posted By nedmon
Just do it. I replaced mine last year and found...

Just do it. I replaced mine last year and found one weeping pinhole. I didn't replace that plastic pipe part 5 and am now wondering if I should at 180k miles
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-22-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 330
Posted By nedmon
If you can prevent air from entering the cylinder...

If you can prevent air from entering the cylinder by blocking off the inlet then no excess air will be added to the exhaust flow from that cylinder and there will be no affect on lambda. If it was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-21-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 330
Posted By nedmon
Have you considered unplugging the injector on...

Have you considered unplugging the injector on the affected cylinder, and then blocking off the runner to that cylinder. Pull the inlet manifold to see if that is possible. With that arrangement,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-03-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By nedmon
For axle nuts I got a 3/4 drive bar along with...

For axle nuts I got a 3/4 drive bar along with the appropriate 3/4 socket. We used this plus a 6 foot cheater pipe to get the axle nuts off a '95 Volvo and used the method described above to torque...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By nedmon
The 5 foot pipe requires a 38 pound pull to get...

The 5 foot pipe requires a 38 pound pull to get 190 foot pounds. So you calibrate your arm using a torque wrench. Sat the wrench to 38 ft -lbs and tighten a tight bolt until it the wrench clicks...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By nedmon
Or you could use a 5 foot pipe to help on the 1/2...

Or you could use a 5 foot pipe to help on the 1/2 inch socket and be fine.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By nedmon
maybe it is the fan hitting plastic. Start it up...

maybe it is the fan hitting plastic. Start it up and popp the hood, look, then listen.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By nedmon
Shifter Bushings

My shifter had gotten quite loosey goosey so I decided to replace all the bushings.

Got a nice set from ECS, good quality.

I wasn't up for a muffler drop, 18 year old nuts etc or a driveshaft...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 480
Posted By nedmon
I will probably get a 3 series if my E39 ever...

I will probably get a 3 series if my E39 ever dies.

It will not have run flats and I will carry a spare.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By nedmon
I had a similar problem recently and found that I...

I had a similar problem recently and found that I had forgotten to attach a plug on the throttle body. An intermittent bad connection there would explain what you are seeing
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-19-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By nedmon
Remove the trim at the bottom of the windscreen,...

Remove the trim at the bottom of the windscreen, note, the fasteners are pushums, not screws.

Then the air filter boxes, both sides, the the rest of the plastic, don't break the fasteners.

...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By nedmon
Looks like a fuel line is clogged or the pressure...

Looks like a fuel line is clogged or the pressure regulator has failed. Remove the back seat, and access the return line to the fuel tank by removing the round cover on the drivers side. Lift off the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 782
Posted By nedmon
There are several easy checks for fuel. Pressure?...

There are several easy checks for fuel. Pressure? measure it or see if fuel sprays from Schrader valve. Flow? remove the Schrader valve and see if fuel flows with the pump running. Pump? listen to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 581
Posted By nedmon
You have spark so it is likely the fuel. Check...

You have spark so it is likely the fuel. Check the schrader bicycle type valve in the fuel rail to see if you have pressure in the fuel. If no pressure, the fuel pump is likely dead or the filter is...
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