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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-16-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 99,578
Posted By 4thBMW
I've been using Wolfs Head Fully Synthetic...

I've been using Wolfs Head Fully Synthetic Universal ATF since my second trans fluid dump at 63K mi. I dumped/ filled twice to clean out at that mileage which was the 1st change, refill for the car....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-16-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By 4thBMW
Transmission leak

If I would have seen this thread earlier I would have commented that you should get the fill level done at 86deg. F (acceptable high fill range) and throw a piece of cardboard under the car in the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-16-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,078
Posted By 4thBMW
Trans Fluid Change about due at 125,000 mi.

Somewhere in the past I posted some thoughts after my 1st ZF HP / A5S 440Z filter change and total fluid dump/ refill. That was at 60-65000 mi. The fluid was dark red and filter dirty. I did a two...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,589
Posted By 4thBMW
Coil / Autozone

Yes, Autozone lifetime warrany @ $63 a pop. I've only had to replace one a Bremi (07/2002) for a Bosch on a hard code fault...did a coli swap and code cleared, noticeable misfire gone. replacing all...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By 4thBMW
Purge valve??

Is that the evap emissions system purge valve OF/ 62 code on my PEAK? I get that code every so often. never messed with it as I am afraid to get in there and buy a new valve, etc. Hum, glad you...
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 04-16-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,215
Posted By 4thBMW
Idrove a '14 M5 optioed out AND with stage 2 BMW upgrades

The '14 M5 I drove has a reported 690 HP from Dealer stage II upgrades. Came with comp options. 1st M5 I've driven since my like new 1991 M5. All I can say is the sun glasses on top of my head kept...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-21-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,692
Posted By 4thBMW
Climate comfort windscreen

I drove a 740i with that Climate comfort windscreen (US California car)
and it does tint the windshield a bit with grey. I notice that in very dim light one's sun glasses really got too dark and if...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,394
Posted By 4thBMW
Proper relacement of E39 front winshield. Anyone ever read the BMW instructions for t

Has anyone read the BMW issued instructions for R&R the front windshield/ E39? Does anyone here have those instructions including proper tools and arts required as specified by BMW? I would like to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,493
Posted By 4thBMW
Replacing Mich Pilot Super Sport: 235 45 17's this weeek

I didn't rotate (non-staggered) and did 1st balance at 11k mi. I got about 20k mi. This time, I just took about 1/2 the neg. camber out of ft. and back alignment (still in green and handles very...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-05-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By 4thBMW
Forgot..I did super glue that P/N: 11611440135

did it before replacing the CPS sensors (M62TU). Thought the cold idle proble got better after r&R code side CPS. Then it got worse. >> super glue failure??
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-05-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By 4thBMW
P/N 11611440135 sucking pump "valve"

I broke that valve as well trying to remove the hose ends....I replaced the short hose to the CCV and could not get the vac hose to the brake booster off. I'm going to order that valve part and a new...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-05-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 570
Posted By 4thBMW
CAT code ?

before you replace both cats, did you get any cat codes stored?? What's the mileage on your car. I'm chasing a cold start/ warming up engine idle miss and managed to break that P/N 11611440135 when...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-05-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,943
Posted By 4thBMW
Dynamic Handling Package

I have a 2002 sportwagon. I have been driving a 2014 3 series w/ DHP and must say the soft position is very nice when the road gets rough. There are 3 settings 1) Sport: tightens everything up;...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-24-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,290
Posted By 4thBMW
Replaced Vac tube to fuel press regulator

As mentioned above, I replaced BMW p/n: 13-32-1-437-692 and found the "patched up" tube was totally clogged...could not blow air through it. I didn't notice any difference in how the engine ran. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-20-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 640
Posted By 4thBMW
Vacuum does come ito plat on the MPG needle, however, indirectly

SEE My post on: "How does the needle MPG gauge work?" (09/20/114). I accidentally broke the small dia. plastic vac tube from the air-cleaner box flex tube to the fuel filter regulator. I fixed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-20-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,873
Posted By 4thBMW
I find the MPG guage facinating

:) I got addicted to watching the mpg needle driving X-country I-10, trying to maximize mpg. Also, in another recent post regarding breaking that very small diameter Vacuum hose from the airbox...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-18-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,021
Posted By 4thBMW
M62TU small dia. plastic VAC pipe from fuel fliter reg. to VAC source at air intake.

I just broke BMW P/N: 1332-1 437 692 at the top ft./ rt. of engine holding clamp when slightly moving the air intake flex tube. It's a long 2 part very small vacuum tube. Snaps apart like uncooked...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-18-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,290
Posted By 4thBMW
Replaced CPS, cleared codes, problems solved

I was getting cold running poor idle and occasional misfire codes and occasional stall. Then the CPS bank 1-4 cam SES came on and then the VANO control error code. Replaced passenger side CPS with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 408
Posted By 4thBMW
What happened? Did you check the solenoid? Was it gummed up?

I just posted a similar query on why clean CS solenoid at hi- mileage as I am changing out CPS. I'm in area code 805.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,379
Posted By 4thBMW
Cleaning vanos solenoid....why?

Can and will someone elaborate on why the *exhaust* side Vanos solenoid should be cleaned as a hi- mileage maintenance? I am about to (maybe today) change out my passenger's side CPS at 113,700 mi....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,290
Posted By 4thBMW
Camshaft sensors

I just had the passenger side sensor throw a code several days ago and repeat after clearing code. I had been chasing poor idle after cold start and sometimes misfire and stall when breaking at stops...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,290
Posted By 4thBMW
Import parts depot

Question was about the vendor/ Import Parts Depot
The code was from a Peak: "OF" 71. camshaft sensor on bank 1-4/ passenger side.
I'm going to replace both sides
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,290
Posted By 4thBMW
Camshaft sensor / parts vendors

Imports Parts Depot....anyone use this place for Genuine BMW parts? Looking at camshaft sensors for M62TU throwing off code for 1-4 cyld.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 28,468
Posted By 4thBMW
Installing and torquing spark plugs to specification

Incredible some of the comments above. NGK does not include advise on their proprietary "coating" with the spark plugs they sell>>>period. However, their little chart on 1/2 turn/ new plugs; 1/4 turn...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-04-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 60,537
Posted By 4thBMW
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