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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By Fudman
Idler arm? What idler arm? There is a tie rod...

Idler arm? What idler arm? There is a tie rod to the steering knuckle (carrier). That's it. And both controls arms are one piece. Suggest you review cn90's DIY. It is comprehensive and covers...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-25-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 253
Posted By Fudman
Back at ya! And a Merry Christmas to the gals...

Back at ya! And a Merry Christmas to the gals (BB), too!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-24-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 336
Posted By Fudman
I stand corrected! :) And a very good...

I stand corrected! :) And a very good recommendation based on experience.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-24-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 336
Posted By Fudman
VF Engineering has a bolt-on supercharger system...

VF Engineering has a bolt-on supercharger system for $4,500. Here are the expected gains:


Stock Performance
(M54 3.0 liter engine MS 43.0) ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-24-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 336
Posted By Fudman
On this forum, JimLev has supercharged his 540 (&...

On this forum, JimLev has supercharged his 540 (& has NOX!). Not sure how many others have made this mod (or to an I6). You sound like you have the skills, so that is not a barrier. I would...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By Fudman
The choice of coils is often debated here,...

The choice of coils is often debated here, similar to FSUs, expansion tanks, etc. While I have no first hand personal experience with replacement coils, others have had issues with non-OES coils. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By Fudman
Nice! :thumb up: Carbon buildup is a huge...

Nice! :thumb up: Carbon buildup is a huge problem for the M5 engine. Nothing you can do to prevent it. It will happen again, usually starting in the SAS. Just replace the SAP valve as this is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By Fudman
Good advice from whorse. These are two separate...

Good advice from whorse. These are two separate problems. First, clear, your codes. Second, wait for symptoms to recur. Then, pull the codes again. If the misfire code recurs, clear the codes...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-22-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By Fudman
The sensor is mounted on the right front wheel...

The sensor is mounted on the right front wheel well liner, just in front of the tire.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-21-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By Fudman
If that is a daily commute, it is likely that she...

If that is a daily commute, it is likely that she is building an accumulation of the "mayo" in her CCV. This is a normal outcome to short drives in cool weather. Eventually, this will cause a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-21-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,018
Posted By Fudman
Yes it is. And yes, it (replacing FSB) is a lot...

Yes it is. And yes, it (replacing FSB) is a lot of work.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By Fudman
+1 on HEPU. No issues after 3 years & 25K. Same...

+1 on HEPU. No issues after 3 years & 25K. Same ballpark price as the OEM so little difference there. Stewart is the high-end alternative at $250. Is it worth 3X-4X the cost? Only you can...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By Fudman
Your coolant level is a separate issue. If your...

Your coolant level is a separate issue. If your engine temperature is operating normally, then just top it off and monitor it for change. If you are getting unusual temperature readings, bleed the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By Fudman
If done correctly, this will be expensive unless...

If done correctly, this will be expensive unless you DIY. Changing tire profiles on the same size rim will only get you part way there. While you achieve your appearance objectives, you also get...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-17-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By Fudman
If there is no visible oil leak, take a peak...

If there is no visible oil leak, take a peak behind the car the next time you accelerate hard and merge onto the highway. If you have a cloud of smoke behind you, it is likely your CCV. A PITA DIY...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By Fudman
+1 Google "beisansystems + Vanos" for the compete...

+1 Google "beisansystems + Vanos" for the compete story and the DIY
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By Fudman
If you had an I6, I would guess the CCV.

If you had an I6, I would guess the CCV.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By Fudman
Turning the key to unlock the door will not make...

Turning the key to unlock the door will not make any difference as the lock actuator is activated by both turning the key or pressing the key unlock button. Once the lock actuator fails, neither...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,739
Posted By Fudman
The only consequence is that you will not pass...

The only consequence is that you will not pass inspection as this is a part of the emissions system. The SAP serves no other purpose related to engine performance. However, if you know that the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 482
Posted By Fudman
The Vanos adjusts your engine's camshafts and the...

The Vanos adjusts your engine's camshafts and the timing to maximize output and performance. If the Vanos is inoperative, your car will not have maximum performance but it should not cause any...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By Fudman
They are the same. Search this forum for my DIYs...

They are the same. Search this forum for my DIYs for both the front and the rear. Do not lock your doors until you effect a repair. If the actuator fails in the locked position, you will not be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By Fudman
The actuators are the same.

The actuators are the same.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-14-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 332
Posted By Fudman
Getting your undercarriage really wet (driving...

Getting your undercarriage really wet (driving through a deep uddle or power washing it) can trigger tranny issues. Been there, done that. It could be any of the sensors from wheel to tranny. Let...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-14-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By Fudman
Your are getting enough voltage for the dash...

Your are getting enough voltage for the dash lights but not enough for the starter. First, check your battery voltage. It should be above 13V. Then check your battery connections. Having removed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-14-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 91
Posted By Fudman
I believe this could be your locking actuator. ...

I believe this could be your locking actuator. Has your door lock been slow to engage, relative to other doors, when using the remote? Has your driver door failed to lock when other have locked...
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