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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-20-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By Flug540
Don't know what year your car is... If you have...

Don't know what year your car is... If you have the round OBD connector under the hood on the passenger side, make sure its cap is installed and making good contact.
I had it once when I was trying...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-18-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 174
Posted By Flug540
Probably not as many as 99%, but yes, if you are...

Probably not as many as 99%, but yes, if you are not using the car in any sort of competitive environment, then you probably don't need the high temp ATE stuff.
I started using it in my car as I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-18-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 47,321
Posted By Flug540
Since this is temp related, I though I'd share...

Since this is temp related, I though I'd share how tough the V8s are apparently :thumbup:
I have some issues that I need to resolve with my cooling, the car gets hot under higher load and in hot...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-18-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 338
Posted By Flug540
I'm running my 540i currently without one, takes...

I'm running my 540i currently without one, takes a bit longer to get up to temp, but otherwise no other ill effects. I do have a resistor hooked up into the thermostat heater circuit to full the DME.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 283
Posted By Flug540
Here's my "adventure" and observations: -...

Here's my "adventure" and observations:

- Started bone stock - too quiet :D;
- Removed the muffler and installed a "straight pipe" - loved it at first, great when cruising around, but on the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 2,370
Views: 262,097
Posted By Flug540
Thanks! Can't wait to do it again :D

Thanks! Can't wait to do it again :D
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-13-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2,370
Views: 262,097
Posted By Flug540
Thanks! I loved it, Corkscrew is awesome, the car...

Thanks! I loved it, Corkscrew is awesome, the car performed very well. Now it's time to start preparations for the next one - Thunderhill in November.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-13-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2,370
Views: 262,097
Posted By Flug540
How about some E39 action? :D ...

How about some E39 action? :D

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=464213&d=1410623330

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=464214&d=1410623330
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-13-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 156
Posted By Flug540
I had the same problem with mine. When I just...

I had the same problem with mine. When I just bought the car the shade was up and was not coming down. Then one day I happened to play music with some base in it and pushed the shade button at the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-08-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 97
Posted By Flug540
No ABS

I started AutoX'ing my 98' 540 this season and having a lot of fun doing it!
I was a bit skeptical going in with it being a big and heavy car, but it really surprised me, turns out it's quite...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-07-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By Flug540
Basically this picture explains the source of my...

Basically this picture explains the source of my confusion (the pic towards the bottom) :

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=276784

As you can see the ends are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-07-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By Flug540
Bob and Bluebee, thanks a lot, you saved my day! ...

Bob and Bluebee, thanks a lot, you saved my day!
For some reason I thought that the longer end was supposed to connect to the metal line, but looks like I was wrong.
Looks like I'll be going ahead...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-07-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By Flug540
SS Brake Lines

In preparation for my Laguna Seca track day I decided to finally flush my brake fluid and replace the brake lines with a set of SS.
I bought the UUC 6-line kit off of ebay, took longer then expected...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-07-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,877
Posted By Flug540
Yeah, you probably meant it in reverse. The...

Yeah, you probably meant it in reverse. The heater is in the t-stat housing, which is on the passenger side of the pump (where the coolant cold pipe from the radiator connects), and the coolant temp...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-07-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,877
Posted By Flug540
I agree, don't unplug if you are not modifying...

I agree, don't unplug if you are not modifying the t-stat. Do check the wires, but I don't think it will protect you from the actual t-stat heater from failing/melting.
I think the best way is to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-07-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,877
Posted By Flug540
This isn't quite true, E31 has the M60 engine and...

This isn't quite true, E31 has the M60 engine and the pump is slightly different.
You'd have to make (or buy) an adapter to make the E31 (which is the same as for all other M60 cars - E32/E34/E38)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-06-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,877
Posted By Flug540
Yep, that's the one.

Yep, that's the one.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,877
Posted By Flug540
Wow... I have not heard of this before, but it...

Wow... I have not heard of this before, but it just happened to me :yikes:

I started smelling coolant several days back, I also had the Low Coolant warning come up.
So I finally decided to check...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-11-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,789
Posted By Flug540
In retrospect I would not advise cutting the...

In retrospect I would not advise cutting the harness at that location.
When I long forgotten about it, it started giving me the flickering battery light on the dash.
The alt was still charging...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-22-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 887
Posted By Flug540
Thanks guys! So it looks like I can start...

Thanks guys!
So it looks like I can start putting things back together! :thumbup:
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-22-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 887
Posted By Flug540
I'm evaluating the pros and cons of the rod and...

I'm evaluating the pros and cons of the rod and crank bearing replacement.
I read the procedure and think I can handle it, but it will obviously add cost and time to the project.
The cost of OEM...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-19-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 887
Posted By Flug540
Guys, another thing I'm wondering... Should I...

Guys, another thing I'm wondering...
Should I replace anything else in the block since I have everything apart.
I'm thinking things like piston rings, piston rod bearings, etc.
Compression and...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-19-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 887
Posted By Flug540
That's right... a brand new hole into the block. ...

That's right... a brand new hole into the block.
It looked like it 100% should have been there, but now I know it was just a stain on top of the block,
formed by cooked leaking coolant into the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-18-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 887
Posted By Flug540
No comment anyone? I think what I'll do is...

No comment anyone?

I think what I'll do is tap the hole slightly, but not all the way through and also use thread locker on it. Should be secure enough.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-17-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 887
Posted By Flug540
Guys... I did something really stupid and need an...

Guys... I did something really stupid and need an advice.

In the first posts I mentioned that when I took the head off, I found that many coolant passages in the head gasket were blocked:
...
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