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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By viking28
Small coolant leak

Check it out...

I can't find the name for this neck. Neither detailed in water pump/thermostat drawing or radiator drawings.

What is this parts name, what could cause it leaking and should it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By viking28
is that more a nuisance or can a failed VANOS...

is that more a nuisance or can a failed VANOS solenoid cause damage over time?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By viking28
bmw

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-13-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By viking28
timing chain slap after replacing tensioner

Hi,

I replaced my timing chain tensioner from Bavarian Auto about 10-15K ago and starting to get that rattle again on cold start up recently. Is it possible that a portion of the guide is already...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-23-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2,826
Views: 316,476
Posted By viking28
01 540 6 speed M Sport

Here is my 2001,
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,629
Posted By viking28
So much info is exchanged on this board, price on...

So much info is exchanged on this board, price on parts, labor and yes, price paid for our rides...this is a free market economy we live in where the informed consumer rules.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,629
Posted By viking28
Nice, makes me wonder how many of these Sports...

Nice, makes me wonder how many of these Sports (01-03) are sitting in someone's garage with low miles. My guess would be very, very few. You are wise to keep it for special trips. Mine is a daily...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-02-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,190
Posted By viking28
What was your total cost? I was told my 01 540...

What was your total cost? I was told my 01 540 with about 125K needs lower front control arms, no symptoms so i am hesitant to act. However, if i need to go down that road, i might as well do the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 13,444
Posted By viking28
Completed!

Got the valve and replaced in about 15 minutes on my 540! Not bad, need to clear the code and start, but I feel the job was done right.

Thanks for all the great info!!!!!!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By viking28
Thanks Bill! Amazing article 7 years old and...

Thanks Bill! Amazing article 7 years old and still on point today. My goal is to keep this gem for at least 5 more years. Hopefully with this new job if can save money to do righteous maintenence...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By viking28
Fellas, Thanks for the advice. I researched...

Fellas,

Thanks for the advice. I researched many of your posts today and focused on the coolant system. The radiator and hoses look good. The previous owner must have replaced, as the current...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-23-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By viking28
Priorities of work

My 2001 540 leaks oil, power steering fluid and engine coolant. Recently I went to get an alignment because the tires were getting thin on the out side (front). There I was told I needed new control...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 114,940
Posted By viking28
Tension bolt replaced, waiting for the snow to...

Tension bolt replaced, waiting for the snow to stop before I start up. I hope this quiets the engine down! Easy job, once I fired out which extender I needed with the 19mm socket. 1 1/2 inch...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 99,612
Posted By viking28
Hi, my dash shows a temp 5 to 8 degrees colder...

Hi, my dash shows a temp 5 to 8 degrees colder than what is reality. I pulled the sensor, cleaned it with rubbing alcohol...no reason, then reinstalled thinking it might recalibrate. I drove the...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 03-21-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 704,473
Posted By viking28
Awesome post, not a hard job, but as a novice...

Awesome post, not a hard job, but as a novice gave me the confidence to do it myself and avoid the labor cost. I do have to give a shout out to Dave at dp motorwerks in Virginia beach who...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-30-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,767
Posted By viking28
New gas cap is on, service engine soon light...

New gas cap is on, service engine soon light extinguished! Thanks guys!

I will detail and get some pics up!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-27-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,326
Posted By viking28
I bought a 01 540 sport a week ago with 92k for...

I bought a 01 540 sport a week ago with 92k for 9800. So far I am out 200 for window tinting and 200 for front plate bracket, gas cap and dash piece. The dealer replaced the valve cover gaskets,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,767
Posted By viking28
Thanks, i will get a new cap.

Thanks, i will get a new cap.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,767
Posted By viking28
Gas cap clicks twice

I just bought a 2001 540.

When I tighten the gas cap to the first click, I release it, and the cap slightly turns back counter clockwise and clicks again.

Is this normal?

It seems looser...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 47,071
Posted By viking28
I bought a 2001 540i, sport package this week...

I bought a 2001 540i, sport package this week with 92000 miles. The cel is on.

When I tighten the gas cap, i go clockwise to one click. When I release the cap, it turns back counter clockwise...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-05-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By viking28
temp fix

Two washers to take up the slack for now. 16 dollars is just too much for a cable that may or may not be the problem. Just a daily driver for me. Only time i need the back door, is on the weekends...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-05-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By viking28
pass rear door outside handle cable & lever

Similar issue with rear door handle unable to open door....i have the panel out. I cannot open the door by simply pulling the door handle, BUT i can get it to open by moving the lever attached to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-28-2010, 06:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By viking28
what is the mayonaising indicative of?

what is the mayonaising indicative of?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-27-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By viking28
new battery solved the same issue for me.

new battery solved the same issue for me.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-27-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,179
Posted By viking28
Newest guy on the board here....So with 133K...

Newest guy on the board here....So with 133K miles, do I change the original ATF?
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