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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By Sumotide17
Yeah. I got the tools. Unless someone chimes in...

Yeah. I got the tools. Unless someone chimes in on the size I would need, I'll measure it tonight when I get home.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By Sumotide17
I don't want to run it without the PS. That would...

I don't want to run it without the PS. That would suck on a constant basis. On some cars you can't run a shorter belt due to routing issues. I took the bus to school tonight and I wanted to see if...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By Sumotide17
Run M62TU without PS unit?

I looked and could not find a power steering delete for the M62TU. I'm asking because my PS unit broke off tonight as I got home. Does anyone know if I can run it with a smaller belt? If so, do you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,234
Posted By Sumotide17
Absolutely.

Absolutely.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,234
Posted By Sumotide17
I had the same problem with my 540. I don't think...

I had the same problem with my 540. I don't think it's necessary to buy a new engine and have it installed without doing some work on the engine first. Since the car is not running as it is now, it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7,104
Views: 176,748
Posted By Sumotide17
Ahh man that sucks. Its 70 right now out here in...

Ahh man that sucks. Its 70 right now out here in California. :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By Sumotide17
Good Luck Burning2nd. Bleepin bleep bleep. Think...

Good Luck Burning2nd. Bleepin bleep bleep. Think I covered both angles there.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 90,316
Posted By Sumotide17
Right, 2001 and newer your allowed 1 "incomplete"...

Right, 2001 and newer your allowed 1 "incomplete" DTS. I believe 2000 and below your allowed 2. The only way it could have been more visible is if it hit him in the face. I didn't say *ish and he...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 90,316
Posted By Sumotide17
FYI: This morning I passed smog with a catch can...

FYI: This morning I passed smog with a catch can and one readiness test incomplete.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,367
Posted By Sumotide17
No your not crazy. I think people use CCV, PCV,...

No your not crazy. I think people use CCV, PCV, and OSV interchangeably though technically different. The reason that I run a catch can is because I don't like oil in my intake even though my OSV and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-15-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,367
Posted By Sumotide17
Valve guides require removing the cylinder head...

Valve guides require removing the cylinder head and on top of that it requires specialized tools and Liquid Nitrogen. It is usually done by a machine shop. BMW make various sized valve stem diameters...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-15-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,367
Posted By Sumotide17
Yes, especially on start up. Is the owner...

Yes, especially on start up. Is the owner competent. Does he know the difference between white smoke and blue smoke? Just asking. Usually, you may already know, constant blue smoke from exhaust means...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-15-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,367
Posted By Sumotide17
^^ Agreed. The only reason why I replaced my...

^^ Agreed. The only reason why I replaced my valve stem seals because I rebuilt both my cylinder heads at 110K miles. Just trying to give the guy ideas.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-15-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,367
Posted By Sumotide17
It could be Valve Stem Seals which isn't terribly...

It could be Valve Stem Seals which isn't terribly hard to do. If that is the case then you'll need the M62TU Timing Tool Kit. Did he the owner use a BMW CCV or an aftermarket CCV. I seriously doubt...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By Sumotide17
Congrats. She owes you a cherry pie.

Congrats. She owes you a cherry pie.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 959
Posted By Sumotide17
I'm not sure if it will give a beep or not. It's...

I'm not sure if it will give a beep or not. It's just that's what I would do. I would check to see if you get a beep before left hand stop too to rule things out. When I did my vanos rebuild I could...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 959
Posted By Sumotide17
Looking at ECS website it appears the metal ring...

Looking at ECS website it appears the metal ring is against the lip of the vanos. The biesan procedure indicates this as part of the rebuild process. From the looks of it the newer vanos does not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,185
Posted By Sumotide17
If your talking about the old O-ring and Teflon...

If your talking about the old O-ring and Teflon seal then pry it away from the seat and cut it with small scissors or just jam the sharp part of your pick into either of the two until you can pull it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-06-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,929
Posted By Sumotide17
Judging from your rear bumper you do not have the...

Judging from your rear bumper you do not have the M Aerodynamic package. As far as I know, the M Aero package came stock only on 2003 540 MSport and, obviously, the M5.


Good advice. Get the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 181
Posted By Sumotide17
UTC Vanos Gasket Bolt Threads

I've read a few thread about how the Vanos gasket lower bolt holes become stripped. Are there any theories on why this happens during gasket replacement when using the standard bolt. It happened to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By Sumotide17
How much were they asking?

How much were they asking?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By Sumotide17
I added a 42 draft design catch can. I check it...

I added a 42 draft design catch can. I check it every oil change and it definitely catches oil that would otherwise end up in my intake. I'm happy.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By Sumotide17
Thanks for the post. It's one of those...

Thanks for the post. It's one of those experiences that your glad someone else had but now the community knows of a potential problem with working on your own keys. I would have never thought it was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 708
Posted By Sumotide17
Yes. Go to Oreily, autozone, pepboys, buy some...

Yes. Go to Oreily, autozone, pepboys, buy some vacuum tubing and fix that vacuum hose...if you can. Then search the forums for an answer and read everything you can about your particular code. There...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 708
Posted By Sumotide17
Yeah. I made the mistake of buying...

Yeah. I made the mistake of buying non-oem...once. Spend the extra bit on oem parts and you'll do better off. A bendix gear is a type of engagement mechanism used inside the starter motor. Tapping...
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