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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Fudman
That one is a near classic (my brother had one). ...

That one is a near classic (my brother had one). Here in NE, we have many original 70s versions still running around. Nearly all have 300K+ on the clock. Volvo defined basic, safe, reliable...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 08:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 403
Posted By Fudman
FYI, in order to qualify for AAA Gold, you need...

FYI, in order to qualify for AAA Gold, you need to be a member for a year before you upgrade your standard membership. Otherwise, there is a 5 mile limit for the tow. Fortunately, I upgraded a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By Fudman
What do you mean "mechanically stuck"?

What do you mean "mechanically stuck"?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By Fudman
The CCV is the PCV on an M54 engine. If your...

The CCV is the PCV on an M54 engine. If your driving history consists mostly of short drives in cool/cold weather, your CCV has likely clogged again.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By Fudman
See below. $5-$6K will get you an average e39 of...

See below. $5-$6K will get you an average e39 of that model year. A well maintained, lower mileage e39 will likely cost more. So will the V8. Much will depend on what is available in your...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 522
Posted By Fudman
See below in red.

See below in red.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 372
Posted By Fudman
Interesting. I'm also interested to see what...

Interesting. I'm also interested to see what this says about e39 owners too. It seems we (collectively) lean towards the I and J, with you being the notable extroverted exception. Most...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 372
Posted By Fudman
So Dr. BB, what conclusions, if any, can you draw...

So Dr. BB, what conclusions, if any, can you draw from these responses? :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 438
Posted By Fudman
While 200 ft-lbs is nice for a handheld, I don't...

While 200 ft-lbs is nice for a handheld, I don't think 200 ft-lbs is enough for suspension work. I have a HF pneumatic rated at around 600+ ft-lbs and that gets stuck on lug nuts every now and then....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 372
Posted By Fudman
I (22%) N (25%) T (75%) J (22%) Gas -...

I (22%)
N (25%)
T (75%)
J (22%)
Gas - Premium (93), any brand but prefer a name brand (e.g. Mobil, Shell, etc.)
Oil - Mobil One 5W-30, (bought at BJs)
Coolant - BMW, (because I change this so...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,521
Posted By Fudman
You pretty much nailed it, BB. To paraphrase,...

You pretty much nailed it, BB. To paraphrase, the Vanos allows for optimization of engine performance across the entire range of RPM. A standard non-Vanos engine uses the same valve timing across...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-25-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,521
Posted By Fudman
BB, Here is an excellent Youtube video on...

BB,
Here is an excellent Youtube video on Vanos operation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hW_1CBoLUCQ The Vanos uses oil pressure to push/pull the Vanos cylinder, which causes the spline to go...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-24-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,521
Posted By Fudman
Beisan is THE authority on the Vanos. If...

Beisan is THE authority on the Vanos. If repairing your Vanos seals/bearings is too daunting, check the Dr. Vanos website, where you can buy a complete refurbished Vanos unit. This is simply plug...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By Fudman
That is a very complex question, BB. In a...

That is a very complex question, BB. In a nutshell, the intent of the crash systems are to manage the energy of impact, reduce the likelihood of injury and increase survivability of the vehicle...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By Fudman
Pre-Purchase Inspection, usually performed by a...

Pre-Purchase Inspection, usually performed by a independent garage or dealer.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By Fudman
...After the car is registered & receives plates....

...After the car is registered & receives plates. If the car is not registered, it can be in any condition nor does it require an inspection. While the RMV requires inspection within 7 days after...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By Fudman
If my math is correct, the price is $2,542 USD. ...

If my math is correct, the price is $2,542 USD. The 75K miles is extremely low for a car that age. If those are KM, then they are REALLY low. If you have service records, I would drop everything...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By Fudman
Post the sizes, too. Staggered?

Post the sizes, too. Staggered?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By Fudman
Here in the People's Republic of Massachusetts,...

Here in the People's Republic of Massachusetts, it is not illegal to sell a car with a CEL or any other defect. That is strictly between the buyer and the seller. However, if the new owner...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By Fudman
Could simply need lubrication. Isolating the...

Could simply need lubrication. Isolating the location of the sound will tell you more.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By Fudman
All e39s are great cars, but some (the bigger...

All e39s are great cars, but some (the bigger engines) are better than others. :thumbup: The key things to consider are the previous maintenance history and your future maintenance plans. If the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By Fudman
Did you get a Service Engine Soon light? This...

Did you get a Service Engine Soon light? This can happen when the gas cap is not sealing properly or missing. See this: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=452433&highlight=gas+cap
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 300
Posted By Fudman
BB, Follow the Beisan Vanos procedure,...

BB,

Follow the Beisan Vanos procedure, skipping the unrelated Vanos steps. Easy day.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 300
Posted By Fudman
While a valve cover can wrap or crack, they do...

While a valve cover can wrap or crack, they do not always warp or crack. I believe this is not a common occurrence based on forum feedback. I have replace my VCG twice, neither time did I replace...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 493
Posted By Fudman
Warping of the thrust arm bushing mount suggests...

Warping of the thrust arm bushing mount suggests that the aluminum mount was overstressed after the original bushing failed (e.g. driven too hard without sufficient bushing support) causing the...
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