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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Pksnake
On start up it typically puts out a cloud of blue...

On start up it typically puts out a cloud of blue smoke. I changed the CCV last Sat and am hoping it may go away. I did not remove the intake to do it so I did not replace the oil vent tube gasket...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By Pksnake
Thanks for the suggestion!

Thanks for the suggestion!
Forum: Cars - Private Party 01-24-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 805
Posted By Pksnake
2003 E39 540i blk on tan Msport

FS. 127k miles: auto trans: many preventative repairs complete (cooling system, VCG, CCV, lower control arms): it has a minor issue (rough idle on start): I use it as my daily commuter: located...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By Pksnake
2003 E39 540i time for the breakup

It breaks my heart but it's time to let her go. if anyone lives near Mechanicsburg, PA and is interested in purchasing the car please let me know.

127k: Black on tan: M sport pkg: auto trans:...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-01-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,411
Posted By Pksnake
Update... A few weeks ago I had a buddy weld a...

Update... A few weeks ago I had a buddy weld a nut to the Torx bolt head. This worked well. The bolt loosened and the alt replacement went well.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-07-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,328
Posted By Pksnake
I've done both. I had a 90 Cadillac Seville that...

I've done both. I had a 90 Cadillac Seville that never saw anything above 87 and it had over 220k on it. But I currently use high octane cuz at the end of the day it really isn't that much more...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,411
Posted By Pksnake
I haven't had success removing the t50 bolt from...

I haven't had success removing the t50 bolt from the pulley. I'm afraid to report donkey, this would be me, has officially stripped the torx. I'm thinking of cutting the plastic pulley off and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-04-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,910
Posted By Pksnake
I have Akebono ceramic pads all around on my 02...

I have Akebono ceramic pads all around on my 02 540i. No dust at all. I believe the rotors are Brembo. I am pleased with everything.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-04-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,411
Posted By Pksnake
Thanks for the info. It will take me a bit to...

Thanks for the info. It will take me a bit to become familiar with the site. I am having a bear of a time of removing the Torx screw from the tensioner pulley. Any suggestions? The Torx pattern...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-03-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,411
Posted By Pksnake
Water cooled alternator

Hello all, I'm new to bimmerfest. I've owned my 02 540i for 2 yrs. my bearings in the alternator sound shot. It is water cooled. I'm looking for info on how this is removed. It does not look...
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