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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-04-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 843
Posted By nallen
Here is the direct link: Classifieds...

Here is the direct link:
Classifieds (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=8)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,063
Posted By nallen
Don't round off anything, the hardest part will...

Don't round off anything, the hardest part will be getting a reproducible fuel fill, you can fill it until it clicks, but that has some error involved. Fuel testing labs actually use an external...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,063
Posted By nallen
The difference is most likely caused by non-fuel...

The difference is most likely caused by non-fuel related variables. How much of a variation are you seeing? Also, you can not go by the Car computer reading, it's at best imprecise, it over states...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,063
Posted By nallen
This could be due to the car's computer adjusting...

This could be due to the car's computer adjusting for the different oxygenation value. Diagnosing car problems over the internet is a pretty challenging thing!

A Finish Ressearch Center did a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,063
Posted By nallen
I'd need a lot more details to even start to...

I'd need a lot more details to even start to guess, probably more details than you know.

In very controlled fuel consumption trials (we're talking engine on a block with instruments hooked up)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,063
Posted By nallen
I clarified some things, typing on an iPad while...

I clarified some things, typing on an iPad while trying to get an infant to sleep doesn't help matters! (Stupid autocorrect!)

If it's the science-y language you're referring to, well, that's as...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,063
Posted By nallen
Shell's nitrogen enriched marketing is mostly...

Shell's nitrogen enriched marketing is mostly marketing, all of them use detergents containing nitrogen. There are a lot of additives that go into gas, my company makes a lot of them, and we sell to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-15-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,063
Posted By nallen
I work for a major chemical company developing...

I work for a major chemical company developing fuel additives, and as part of this work we hire lots of consultants. I always ask them if they think there is any difference between brands of fuel,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-09-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,422
Posted By nallen
That's working as intended, BMW apparently...

That's working as intended, BMW apparently designed them this way. Speedometers should be adjustable, since people use different size wheels, and they adjust the speedometer to make it more...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-08-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By nallen
Get the OBD code read and then get back to us.

Get the OBD code read and then get back to us.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-05-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,921
Posted By nallen
If it is a 2008 535i with the twin turbo that...

If it is a 2008 535i with the twin turbo that puts out 20 more HP stock than a stock 540, you could be in for some trouble. If your friend has had it chipped, you've not much chance, with the proper...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-29-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,742
Posted By nallen
Straight from one of our consultants who worked...

Straight from one of our consultants who worked at a major petroleum company:

They are all the same, the differences are just marketing.

They all basically use the same detergents, due to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-29-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,742
Posted By nallen
Sea Foam solves a problem from the past that...

Sea Foam solves a problem from the past that simply is no longer an issue. it probably won't damage anything, but you won't get any benefit either. if it did work, it would already be formulated in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-29-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 950
Posted By nallen
Actually, on a flat course at constant speed,...

Actually, on a flat course at constant speed, wind resistance is by far the biggest drag on a vehicle. This is why drafting is so effective in racing. Weight isn't much of a factor, as it only...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-28-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By nallen
If you do it yourself it's not so bad, of course,...

If you do it yourself it's not so bad, of course, having a mechanic do the overhaul will raise the cost.

Word of warning: Don't drive it again until you get this fixed. Overheating is what...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-28-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 646
Posted By nallen
Sounds like the transmission might be an issue. ...

Sounds like the transmission might be an issue. I'd hold out for a facelift (2001-2003) E39, that would be the 525iT or the 540iT.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,301
Posted By nallen
OEM is a brand of tools sold at Pepboys, it's not...

OEM is a brand of tools sold at Pepboys, it's not OEM as in Original Equipment Manufacturer.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,075
Posted By nallen
The wire to the antenna may have broken closer to...

The wire to the antenna may have broken closer to the antenna.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-20-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,732
Posted By nallen
Nice to hear from someone else who is happy with...

Nice to hear from someone else who is happy with a 525iT! Everyone else is so down on it, like it's powered by a squirrel wheel, but if drive like a reasonable adult it's plenty, and with fewer...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-20-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,021
Posted By nallen
Does your engine have VANOS unit ? (I believe...

Does your engine have VANOS unit ? (I believe it does, I don't have a 540, the early E39's don't have them.) The Vanos controls timing, so it could be related to the VANOS seals or the oil supply...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-20-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,021
Posted By nallen
Could it be something simple, like the camshaft...

Could it be something simple, like the camshaft position sensor?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,732
Posted By nallen
It really boils down to what you are looking for...

It really boils down to what you are looking for and what your budget is.

I have 2 BMW wagons, a 2006 530ix and a 2003 525i, both are automatics. The 525 I use as my commuter car, and the 06 is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By nallen
The rattle kit you only need to get if you hear a...

The rattle kit you only need to get if you hear a rattle when you are accelerating, aka the "VANOS Clatter" Some people will change them out simply because they don't want to do the job again, but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By nallen
The dealer would not replace the seals unless...

The dealer would not replace the seals unless specifically asked to. BMW doesn't offer an upgrade to the VANOS seals, and the OEM VANOS (~$500) has seals that go bad pretty quickly, it's the best...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By nallen
The VANOS seals are a reasonable DIY, you can...

The VANOS seals are a reasonable DIY, you can order viton o-rings from:

http://www.beisansystems.com/

A double VANOS systems costs $60 for the seals, $30 for a single VANOS system, having...
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