Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 373
Search took 0.97 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: bimmerteck
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,896
Posted By bimmerteck
:thumbup: :rofl:

:thumbup: :rofl:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By bimmerteck
The top 3 I can think of off the top of my head...

The top 3 I can think of off the top of my head that may cause that sound are.

Idle Stabilizer Valve
Cruise Control Servo
DISA Valve



Though you really should probably find a local BMW...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,867
Posted By bimmerteck
This needed repeating. My experience as a...

This needed repeating. My experience as a technician with aftermarket warranty companies and how they operate leaves me wishing you the best of luck, because they VERY rarely work out in the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,896
Posted By bimmerteck
In German "Motor" = "Engine" which is...

In German

"Motor" = "Engine"

which is why your BMWs have a DME instead of a DEE. ;)

If we were talking about an "electric motor" it would be "Elektromotor".(as far as BMW is concerned)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 41,306
Posted By bimmerteck
Also know that many PCV valves have a weighted...

Also know that many PCV valves have a weighted component to them and must be properly oriented(as installed on their original engine) to regulate vacuum properly.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,896
Posted By bimmerteck
Quick99Si is more than likely correct, I've...

Quick99Si is more than likely correct, I've unfortunately seen the booster issue hydrolock and damage 2 motors in the same car back to back, only took the shop the 2nd install "on the house" to find...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 41,306
Posted By bimmerteck
I believe your on the right track, although it...

I believe your on the right track, although it looks good installed you will likely find that the PCV valve from the 1.8T is not a good match for your motor due to it being engineered for a forced...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-17-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 41,306
Posted By bimmerteck
^this. Crankcase vacuum increases ring...

^this.

Crankcase vacuum increases ring piston seal, reduces oil leaks, and improves oil flow within the block.

I personally believe the BMW I6s need a little MORE vacuum in the crankcase than...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-17-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,717
Posted By bimmerteck
Plugged up converters will certainly cause the...

Plugged up converters will certainly cause the symptoms your experiencing. They are much easier to test as well, running the car for a min or two and checking them with an IR thermometer will give...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-15-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,009
Posted By bimmerteck
Anothergeezer is correct. I buy Lexol ph...

Anothergeezer is correct.


I buy Lexol ph cleaner and Lexol conditioner by the quart. It's been used for years on saddles that have been handed down within the family for generations, on all my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By bimmerteck
In that case welding the holes up and repainting...

In that case welding the holes up and repainting the roof is your best option.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By bimmerteck
Best way to remove it would be to have a body...

Best way to remove it would be to have a body shop cut a small patch and weld it in and then repaint. I doubt BMW would have had just a hole in the roof with a plug in it, is something wrong with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,207
Posted By bimmerteck
This is a good tidbit to learn, Thanks! (v42 &...

This is a good tidbit to learn, Thanks! (v42 & pavelk313) I have passed it on to my friend since he has an another entire year of residency up there. :eek:

Last fall we ended up taking a brass...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,088
Posted By bimmerteck
While I appreciate the narrative of the symptoms...

While I appreciate the narrative of the symptoms and when they are experienced, without exact codes the car is storing I cannot help you. :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By bimmerteck
I can count the shops within 60 miles of...

I can count the shops within 60 miles of Nashville that can help you on one hand. As for individuals with the same capability that may be willing to come to you and the list is even smaller.

If...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 29
Ccv
Views: 1,699
Posted By bimmerteck
Each pipe is generally purchased separately.

Each pipe is generally purchased separately.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By bimmerteck
Is your car currently equipped with auto...

Is your car currently equipped with auto leveling?

If not you'll need to add some additional hardware, coding, and wiring. Last set I did was around $2800 if your really interested I can probably...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 29
Ccv
Views: 1,699
Posted By bimmerteck
x2 you should plan replace ALL the plastic CCV...

x2 you should plan replace ALL the plastic CCV hoses while your in there as they tend to come out easier in pieces. ;)

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6157/6133566685_520b1b6f9b.jpg
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,207
Posted By bimmerteck
From what I've seen coil overs are more work than...

From what I've seen coil overs are more work than they are worth in climates with lots of salt used on the roads in winter. A friend was telling me he could no longer adjust his bilsteins after 2...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By bimmerteck
I was tracking towards posting help because the...

I was tracking towards posting help because the OP started with a salutation. "hi" (I think)

Then the OP said "i would like some help" could be referencing a Beatles album here but shortly after...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By bimmerteck
I would suspect the switch myself if the car has...

I would suspect the switch myself if the car has not been wrecked in the past. A few min with a competent technician and a test light should sort it out.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By bimmerteck
I'm roughly 4,197 miles from the OP, so short of...

I'm roughly 4,197 miles from the OP, so short of recommending he visit the University of Oxford library while he's so close to brush up on punctuation. . . I guess that I could recommend that he...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By bimmerteck
Punctuation is key to communication. ...

Punctuation is key to communication.

http://chzallnighter.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/party-fails-grammar-saves-stag-parties-oxford-comma.jpg
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 25,849
Posted By bimmerteck
Your DME is capable of alpha-N IIRC. :)

Your DME is capable of alpha-N IIRC. :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By bimmerteck
Fixed? Any codes stored in the vehicle's DME? ...

Fixed? Any codes stored in the vehicle's DME?


BTW- Welcome to bimmerfest!
Showing results 1 to 25 of 373

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms