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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 17,082
Posted By Flug540
Bob, as always, you are welcome to stop by to...

Bob, as always, you are welcome to stop by to read/reset the codes if you need to.

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 17,082
Posted By Flug540
I wish I could say oh, about three month now......

I wish I could say oh, about three month now... :)
But I had no time at all to work on it with the holidays and a couple of emergency repairs on my 540i and the 4Runner.
Yesterday though I started...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 17,082
Posted By Flug540
Bob, that black bracket mounts to the rear...

Bob, that black bracket mounts to the rear coolant manifold on the passenger side and has wiring loom zip-tied to it.
I've never seen the other small one...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 79,638
Posted By Flug540
Assuming the LCM is bad, yes... Take yours out,...

Assuming the LCM is bad, yes...
Take yours out, there should be the HW and SW versions stamped on the label.
Look for one that's at least your version or higher.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By Flug540
On my '98 540i two brackets #9 insert into the...

On my '98 540i two brackets #9 insert into the slots on the top of the condenser frame #1 through the rubber spacers #2 on the first picture.
The brackets are also inserted at the same time into the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By Flug540
I believe it's different for I6 vs. V8. In both...

I believe it's different for I6 vs. V8. In both cases #8 rubber insert is first fitted in the slots in the radiator top. Then for I6, #19 bracket is used to hold the radiator to the frame #1. For V8,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 79,638
Posted By Flug540
No... these chips only work for LCM II, which...

No... these chips only work for LCM II, which were installed until '98 or something like that. You probably have LCM III or IV which are of a different design.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-17-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 17,082
Posted By Flug540
It didn't feel that way then, sure feels much...

It didn't feel that way then, sure feels much better now :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-17-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 17,082
Posted By Flug540
Seriously... Just checked my usual go-to place...

Seriously... Just checked my usual go-to place for parts (huskerparts.com), they want $460 for it (part #51712498988)... really?!
I got that same part from them 2 years ago for $150...

Bob, good...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-18-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,136
Posted By Flug540
Never ran, still on the engine stand.

Never ran, still on the engine stand.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-18-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,136
Posted By Flug540
Guys, I have a question for you... Looks like I...

Guys, I have a question for you...
Looks like I will finally have some time this week to move along with the project.
I'll be removing the oil pan to check the bearings. Before I installed the pan,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-09-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 17,082
Posted By Flug540
This is what I use in combination with brake...

This is what I use in combination with brake cleanrer/acetone and 1500-2000 grit wet sandpaper to finish it off:

Gasket Scraper (Item #98507)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-07-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 17,082
Posted By Flug540
I have a 1/4" drive torque wrench and it fits...

I have a 1/4" drive torque wrench and it fits there with room to spare.



Sorry, missed it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-07-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 17,082
Posted By Flug540
You disconnect the shocks on both sides, that...

You disconnect the shocks on both sides, that will allow you to lift the hood to a nearly vertical position.
There are two holes in the hinge on the driver's side, one is threaded and the other is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-07-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 17,082
Posted By Flug540
+1. Bob, if you haven't done this yet, I...

+1.
Bob, if you haven't done this yet, I recommend putting the hood in the service position.



Same here, don't remember it being a problem. Last night I removed the top engine cover and was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-06-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 17,082
Posted By Flug540
I don't use NPG Prep. I felt I wanted to flush...

I don't use NPG Prep.
I felt I wanted to flush the system with something solid and pressurized, garden hose worked great.
And the air makes sure most if not all water is gone.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-05-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 17,082
Posted By Flug540
I'd do the heater and the pump separately. ...

I'd do the heater and the pump separately.
You'll be replacing the heater hoses anyway, right?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-05-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 17,082
Posted By Flug540
Yeah, the fan with the clutch is quite heavy and...

Yeah, the fan with the clutch is quite heavy and you need to be ready for it when it breaks free...
I have an extra fan if you want it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-05-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 17,082
Posted By Flug540
That's pretty much what I did to my 328 that I'm...

That's pretty much what I did to my 328 that I'm currently restoring. I first used the garden hose and then compressed air to make sure the heater core is empty. A lot of coolant came out of it even...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-05-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 17,082
Posted By Flug540
Wow, Bob, nice! Just noticed the thread. Let me...

Wow, Bob, nice! Just noticed the thread.
Let me know if you need help with anything. I have the crank holding tool and the big pipe I used over the large breaker bar for the Jesus bolt if you need...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-31-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,136
Posted By Flug540
Choices, choices... :) I think I'm going to...

Choices, choices... :)
I think I'm going to safety wire it, some said that welding weakens the shaft.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-29-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,136
Posted By Flug540
Thanks guys! Yeah, I think I'll get the new...

Thanks guys!

Yeah, I think I'll get the new tires as well :D

I see people also weld the oil pump nut, is that overkill or should I do it while the pan is off the motor again?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-29-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,136
Posted By Flug540
Actually I didn't bother with it, I just tried...

Actually I didn't bother with it, I just tried moving the assembly by hand and it felt solid...
I'm now thinking that I should probably do it while the engine is still on the stand.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-28-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,136
Posted By Flug540
I evaluated the bearings and did not see any play...

I evaluated the bearings and did not see any play in them.




That's right, partially threaded it (slightly shorter then the bolt I used to make sure the bolt gets a bit stuck), and used a bolt...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-27-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,136
Posted By Flug540
Thanks for the confirmation! As far as the rings...

Thanks for the confirmation! As far as the rings and bearings, I looked into it at the time, but decided not to do them. Leak down test before the tear down was nearly perfect, so was the...
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