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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-01-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By Blight67
My clearance is currently only about 1.25"...

My clearance is currently only about 1.25" (perhaps I should force it to be more). The radiator hose above it only has less than 0.75" clearance. The PS hose routing is currently following the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-31-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By Blight67
Post A Different Power Steering Fluid Leak Story

No, this is not the typical slow leak from the bottom of the PS fluid reservoir, but it probably started that way.

About a month ago, during my regular oil change, I noticed that telltale sign...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,805
Posted By Blight67
I just replaced the tensioner spring on my 2002...

I just replaced the tensioner spring on my 2002 e39 M54 at 116k during a routine oil change. The procedure is simple as long as you have the proper tools. I used a 32mm socket purchased for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-11-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 61,112
Posted By Blight67
Replacing the TCC doesn't have to be that...

Replacing the TCC doesn't have to be that expensive. At the price the dealer wanted, I was just going to live with the issue. After a bit of research, I was able to more cost effectively get the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,702
Posted By Blight67
I was previously using M1 0W40 due to it's local...

I was previously using M1 0W40 due to it's local availability. I'm currently trying out Total Quartz 5W40, which I got from Autohaus with other parts.

So far, I've put 4k miles. I've heard...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By Blight67
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=589031
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,304
Posted By Blight67
Had you previously replaced the hose? At least...

Had you previously replaced the hose? At least on my e39, that area of hose where you have a leak is actually a plastic pipe, which I believe is more resistant to leaks. This is more evident on the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,450
Posted By Blight67
Well, I'm glad we cleared that up :) I've...

Well, I'm glad we cleared that up :)

I've seen this question asked many times in the past with no clear answer. Both times I needed to locate the torque value for this bolt, I went with the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,450
Posted By Blight67
My misunderstanding. Whenever I see 10 mm, I...

My misunderstanding. Whenever I see 10 mm, I typically think of the head diameter. I typically think of the thread diameter when I see M10.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,450
Posted By Blight67
The pulley referred to by the OP is not the "belt...

The pulley referred to by the OP is not the "belt tensioner to engine block". The tensioner is on the OFH. The correct pulley is the "Pulley to alternator" in Bentley (121-16), and the listed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,450
Posted By Blight67
I just did this 2 weeks ago as part of my OFH...

I just did this 2 weeks ago as part of my OFH gasket replacement.

Are you sure it's a 10 mm bolt. Mine was 16 mm - part #5 below.

http://realoem.com/bmw/diagrams/x/t/118.png
Not shown in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,406
Posted By Blight67
Thanks for the clear annotated photo! I'll have...

Thanks for the clear annotated photo! I'll have to check both once I get home.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,406
Posted By Blight67
This is a great list. Lately, I've been checking...

This is a great list. Lately, I've been checking off the list of expected vacuum leaks. I've already experienced most of the leaks and knowing this list ahead of time allowed me to do some...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,406
Posted By Blight67
Code 245 / 246 - Secondary air system

I just experienced the broken vacuum hose to the SAP valve this morning. I was expecting to need to replace this hose soon since I noted that it was brittle a few weeks back when the valve was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By Blight67
Your car has 2 pre-cat O2 sensors.

Your car has 2 pre-cat O2 sensors.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,632
Posted By Blight67
I'm not sure which thread you are referring to...

I'm not sure which thread you are referring to (this thread or the BavAuto thread). This thread is definitely applicable. The BavAuto thread references a video for an e46, but the procedure is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,632
Posted By Blight67
Did you review this thread...

Did you review this thread (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=519254)? Moving the purge valve out of the way makes all the difference.

Did you replace the CCV and all hoses?
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By Blight67
I just did this over the weekend. The torque for...

I just did this over the weekend. The torque for the bolt with the idler pulley is 70Nm (44 ft-lb), which is from Bentley (121-16). I could not confirm the value for the other bolt and used the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-23-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,388
Posted By Blight67
Just replaced all 3 within the last 2 months. ...

Just replaced all 3 within the last 2 months. Car is a 2002 530 with 100k miles.

VCG replaced along with Vanos seal when oil noticed seeping out of passenger side of engine. This may have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-10-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,436
Posted By Blight67
Jason5driver, I don't know if Amsoil can be...

Jason5driver,

I don't know if Amsoil can be recommended since it carried neither the ESSO LT71141 nor the ZF TE-ML 11b certifications. It only carries certifications for the ZF 5HP30 found on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-10-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,436
Posted By Blight67
No worries Fudman. This all started as a...

No worries Fudman.

This all started as a researching exercise for my own ATF change. The e39 wiki only mentions the Castrol ATF with a link to this thread. My initial post was intended to ensure...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-10-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,436
Posted By Blight67
I didn't mean to imply that one ATF was better...

I didn't mean to imply that one ATF was better (performance-wise) over another. The specs were attached primarily to provide the documentation that the Pentosin is the only full synthetic of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,436
Posted By Blight67
Pentosin ATF1 is the only full synthetic that I...

Pentosin ATF1 is the only full synthetic that I came across that meets LT71141. Attached are the product sheets for the Pentosin, Castrol, and ESSO products.

My indy highly recommended the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,436
Posted By Blight67
I have the ZF 5HP19 transmission, which requires...

I have the ZF 5HP19 transmission, which requires LT 71141 certified ATF. My local choices were Pentosin ATF1 (at ~$14/litre from my Indy) verses Castrol Import Multi-Vehicle (~$6.50/qt in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 25,675
Posted By Blight67
It's quite possible that you are correct, but...

It's quite possible that you are correct, but it's difficult to be sure without a confirmed acceptable reading.



My adaptation values are similar to the ones I earlier reported. This is a...
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