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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 536
Posted By doru
Post 2012 6 series with M spec absolutely...

Post 2012 6 series with M spec absolutely gorgeous. Quite a bit of $$$, so I might settle for a e92 with the N54. Despite the HPFP and some turbo issues on the 1st generation, they were ironed out...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-27-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 295
Posted By doru
That would be stuck lifters symptom Same...

That would be stuck lifters symptom

Same sound like yours. There is a bulletin for the N54 and some other newer engines form BMW on how to fix the issue. Basically with the engine running, rev...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-27-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 295
Posted By doru
Maybe stuck exhaust lifters?

Maybe stuck exhaust lifters?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By doru
I don't recall seeing any friction rating with...

I don't recall seeing any friction rating with the posted letters you have on these pads.

From their web page here's the rating
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By doru
The ultimate dustless brake combo

On my e39 I have the Akebono pads & Zimmerman disc combo. In terms of braking, they're OK. No brake dust (discussed multiple times), but braking power isn't even close to OE. In time I have adapted...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 264
Posted By doru
Me thinks that you can have one of these...

Me thinks that you can have one of these scenarios (the reference voltage is pulled from the sensor to the ECU):
- bad dual temp sensor (AKA aftermarket - non BMW / CPR made)
- intermittent...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By doru
Cam posted how to repair the pump. here's the...

Cam posted how to repair the pump. here's the thread (http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1320200-1998-528i-S-A-S-Pierburg-Air-Pump-Maintenance-and-Rebuild-Info).
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By doru
If the transmission shifts smooth, you only need...

If the transmission shifts smooth, you only need to replace the rear main seal. A good indy will do it in less than a day. Car needs to be lifted, not a job you want to do on jackstands. Should run...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By doru
These mechanics have no clue. First they will...

These mechanics have no clue. First they will damage your car, then they will fix it and will blame everything on you.
You're better off to take things in your own hands and carry out any...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-15-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By doru
Plastic parts on OP's car are cooked. Judging by...

Plastic parts on OP's car are cooked. Judging by the pic, the plastic elbow has turned brown, meaning it's brittle. He has to look at the other plastic & rubber parts and see if they turned brown or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-15-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 430
Posted By doru
Jag F-Type, but it's out of price range. ...

Jag F-Type, but it's out of price range.

http://www.jaguar.ca/Images/FTCP_16_6006_JNA_1366x769_Gallery_tcm131-154255_desktop_1366x769.jpg?v=1
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-15-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 430
Posted By doru
I'd rock a 2-3 year old 650 with the ///M sport...

I'd rock a 2-3 year old 650 with the ///M sport package.

Something like this:

http://images.cars.com/supersized/MDC/41/432341/1620088341.jpg
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 409
Posted By doru
Take the battery cables off (wait the 16 minutes...

Take the battery cables off (wait the 16 minutes before with trunk open) then re-install the module.
Damage might be already done (ABS module is very sensitive to electric discharge), but maybe you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By doru
Damaged PS pump due to cavitation (dirty fluid)....

Damaged PS pump due to cavitation (dirty fluid). Thread here (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6238097). Hope it's not this.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By doru
Good advice, but in this case, you can be almost...

Good advice, but in this case, you can be almost 100% sure the pump is toast. Because if it howls with the filter on, it means the vanes (pump) were cavitating due to fluid starvation. Once this...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 650
Posted By doru
1 radiator x 0.2 profit margin < xxxradiators x...

1 radiator x 0.2 profit margin < xxxradiators x 0.2 profit margin.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 404
Posted By doru
Then start throwing parts at it, which will not...

Then start throwing parts at it, which will not fix it, or chase your tail until you will realize that the battery is the issue.

BTW, a bad battery will also take your alternator down (which it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By doru
You have to check if they are OE or knock-offs....

You have to check if they are OE or knock-offs. The OE are marked and I believe were 17". The pic might not be very detailed, but it almost seems that the wheel is smaller than 17"
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 404
Posted By doru
Around the turn of the century, these cars...

Around the turn of the century, these cars started to get heavy on the electronics side. This in turn, whenever the battery voltage dropped significant, a module that needed sudden power, might not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-12-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 650
Posted By doru
Found the leak. It's a radiator crack in a very...

Found the leak.
It's a radiator crack in a very obscure place, it leaks only when hot and because of the fan, there are no drips.
Was able to spot it with a hot running engine. The crack is very...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-08-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 650
Posted By doru
I have the ///M belly pan, which pools in the...

I have the ///M belly pan, which pools in the middle, but it looks similar to what you have in the pic. I couldn't see a trace of white caked coolant around the temp sensor on the lower rad hose. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-08-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 650
Posted By doru
Poolman,I did remove the shroud - I mentioned it,...

Poolman,I did remove the shroud - I mentioned it, so I can have a good visual everywhere on all the "suspects" Nothing there, everything tight and dry. This morning the coolant level was at Max. it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 650
Posted By doru
Was that an original exp tank from the stealer?...

Was that an original exp tank from the stealer? How old was it when it started to leak? My exp tank was purchased at the dealer in Sep 2011.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 650
Posted By doru
Thanks for the replies guys. This Sunday I had...

Thanks for the replies guys. This Sunday I had the belly pan out, shroud, etc to check it. The belly pan had some coolant pooled in it. I thought it would be a very easy task to trace where it's...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 650
Posted By doru
Thanks. I don't have the equipment, so I guess I...

Thanks. I don't have the equipment, so I guess I have to go to an indy. I know I don't have a weephole in the T-stat or WP.
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