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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By AsymMetric5
Well guys, due to time constraints(and mental...

Well guys, due to time constraints(and mental defeat), I have decided to let my local indy take care of this one. Turns out it was both the water pump and the thermostat housing leaking! That is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-27-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By AsymMetric5
flyride, both hoses are good and tight. The tank...

flyride, both hoses are good and tight. The tank is doing its job. The leaking begins at the block(front) a few seconds after pouring.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By AsymMetric5
The coolant reservoir disintegrated from the...

The coolant reservoir disintegrated from the inside. couldn't have broke bits of plastic making their way into the system.

The water pump seems to be operating fine. No noises or detectable...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By AsymMetric5
I did replace the tank and properly reconnected...

I did replace the tank and properly reconnected the hoses. Coolant started perculating from the cap once the system pressurized because the cap was not tightened 100%. That part was a minor...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By AsymMetric5
Coolant pours from bottom of engine

I have reviewed several of the coolant-related threads and have not read about this kind of leak! If I missed something, please point me in the right direction.

Keep in mind that this car('97...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By AsymMetric5
Update: I have successfully replaced the...

Update:
I have successfully replaced the original fuel pump hose with an 8mm submersible fuel hose that I picked up from my local Orielly's. The 1ft hose cost about $30 and seemed a little shorter...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By AsymMetric5
Upon further research, it looks like if I were to...

Upon further research, it looks like if I were to go with an 8mm rubber line, it would have to be a specially rated SAE 30 R10 submersible hose...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By AsymMetric5
..or could it be that simple. Has anyone used a...

..or could it be that simple. Has anyone used a standard 8mm line in place of the original?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By AsymMetric5
It's this little guy. A corrugated plastic hose...

It's this little guy. A corrugated plastic hose that's about 8" long. Not a standard rubber fuel line. I wish it was that simple.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By AsymMetric5
Fuel Pump Hose Replacement

Today, I purchased and almost completed installation of a new fuel pump(only) for my '97 528. When I say "almost", I mean that the moment I realized that the rubber gasket should be pre-seated on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,397
Posted By AsymMetric5
Found the problem! I took a brain break then...

Found the problem! I took a brain break then re-traced my steps - starting with the battery voltage. I originally checked it at night(in the dark) so I had trouble getting good contact giving me an...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-16-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,649
Posted By AsymMetric5
Can a misadjusted tensioner cause the engine to...

Can a misadjusted tensioner cause the engine to idle too low to run? I did a recent repair in which I needed to remove the belt to access the power steering. I did notice that the tensioner spun...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-16-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,397
Posted By AsymMetric5
Changed that oil pan! Now this...

So I successfully swapped my old, cracked oil pan for a $70 junkyard find that was in great shape. The fix took me about a week if you include research time, hours of head-scratching, and more hours...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-09-2011, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By AsymMetric5
It's got 157K. Just got the word that it's gonna...

It's got 157K. Just got the word that it's gonna need a new rack and pinion along with a few other front suspension components. Looks like I got my first major DIY!
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-07-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By AsymMetric5
Well, I just dropped my 5 off at the local...

Well, I just dropped my 5 off at the local independent BMW specialist for an all-out diagnostic check. I'm nervous about the list of "recommended services" and their adjoining prices. I'll get the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-07-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By AsymMetric5
I have seen a local z3 owner rolling on a set of...

I have seen a local z3 owner rolling on a set of matte black wheels and a vented carbon fiber hood. looks menacing! That matte black should look good.
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-22-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By AsymMetric5
I am still getting used to the fact that I am...

I am still getting used to the fact that I am driving one of my favorite vehicles of all time. My favorite would actually be an e39 M5, but this is close enough! Although I bought it with some...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-22-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By AsymMetric5
Finally!

I have been reading this forum for a few years while still driving other less desireable automobiles. I am finally able to actually log on as an official BMW owner. I recently acquired my first...
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