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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-11-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,624
Posted By Flug540
In retrospect I would not advise cutting the...

In retrospect I would not advise cutting the harness at that location.
When I long forgotten about it, it started giving me the flickering battery light on the dash.
The alt was still charging...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-22-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 853
Posted By Flug540
Thanks guys! So it looks like I can start...

Thanks guys!
So it looks like I can start putting things back together! :thumbup:
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-22-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 853
Posted By Flug540
I'm evaluating the pros and cons of the rod and...

I'm evaluating the pros and cons of the rod and crank bearing replacement.
I read the procedure and think I can handle it, but it will obviously add cost and time to the project.
The cost of OEM...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-19-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 853
Posted By Flug540
Guys, another thing I'm wondering... Should I...

Guys, another thing I'm wondering...
Should I replace anything else in the block since I have everything apart.
I'm thinking things like piston rings, piston rod bearings, etc.
Compression and...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-19-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 853
Posted By Flug540
That's right... a brand new hole into the block. ...

That's right... a brand new hole into the block.
It looked like it 100% should have been there, but now I know it was just a stain on top of the block,
formed by cooked leaking coolant into the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-18-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 853
Posted By Flug540
No comment anyone? I think what I'll do is...

No comment anyone?

I think what I'll do is tap the hole slightly, but not all the way through and also use thread locker on it. Should be secure enough.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-17-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 853
Posted By Flug540
Guys... I did something really stupid and need an...

Guys... I did something really stupid and need an advice.

In the first posts I mentioned that when I took the head off, I found that many coolant passages in the head gasket were blocked:
...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-17-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 853
Posted By Flug540
It's been a while without any update... Did...

It's been a while without any update...

Did not have much time to work on the car unfortunately.
The engine is now out and almost completely apart.
I believe I now have all the new parts that I...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-21-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 853
Posted By Flug540
Yes, I do, still wonder how I ever got it...

Yes, I do, still wonder how I ever got it approved :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-21-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 487
Posted By Flug540
Thanks, Jim, I did come across that thread before.

Thanks, Jim, I did come across that thread before.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-20-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 853
Posted By Flug540
Really? Ok, glad I mentioned it, I was going to...

Really? Ok, glad I mentioned it, I was going to weld it shut :D



I knew it was a problem for E39, wasn't sure about E36. The hoses at preliminary exam looked OK, but I'll look at them again...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-20-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 853
Posted By Flug540
Update time

The head is on its way to Auto Head Performance, should be there early next week. I tried price shopping locally, and although no one was as ridiculous in pricing as the first shop, AHP was the best...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-20-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 487
Posted By Flug540
That's great! PM me when and where you can meet....

That's great! PM me when and where you can meet. Thanks!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-20-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 487
Posted By Flug540
Interesting... was it because your aux fan was on...

Interesting... was it because your aux fan was on with the A/C and forced more air through the radiator? Just curious. I don't have the aux fan anymore though, had to give it up in favor of that big...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-20-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 487
Posted By Flug540
Thanks blue! Looks like I may have found a...

Thanks blue!
Looks like I may have found a T-stat locally, will update this with the findings.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-20-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 487
Posted By Flug540
That's exactly right, the theory though is that...

That's exactly right, the theory though is that my T-stat is not fully open, which is what I'm trying to verify.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-20-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 487
Posted By Flug540
You might be right, but knowing how hot my car...

You might be right, but knowing how hot my car gets, I doubt that it won't get up to temp. But it's just an experiment, why not try it, right? :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-20-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 487
Posted By Flug540
Or both? :D No turbo, but it is Dinan...

Or both? :D

No turbo, but it is Dinan supercharged and I do run Evans for several years now.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-20-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 487
Posted By Flug540
I'm not 100% sure, but I think my model has a...

I'm not 100% sure, but I think my model has a T-stat integrated in the housing.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-20-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 487
Posted By Flug540
No, money is not the issue here. The problem...

No, money is not the issue here.

The problem is that my car runs on the hot side occasionally. Most of the time it runs at normal temp, but when it's really hot outside and the engine is under...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 487
Posted By Flug540
True that :rofl: The only issue is that they...

True that :rofl:

The only issue is that they would want money for it, I'd prefer the one that's been taken out to be replaced and is going to be junked anyway. I'd pay shipping and can pay a bit...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-18-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By Flug540
Thank you for your concern, but I have my reasons...

Thank you for your concern, but I have my reasons and budget is not one of them this time.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-18-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By Flug540
Looking for a junk 540i/740i thermostat

Hi guys/gals,

If you have a used thermostat (part #11531437526) you are about to throw away from a pre-VANOS 540i/740i, please let me know, I'm looking for one.

Thanks!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 487
Posted By Flug540
Looking for a junk 540i thermostat

Hi guys/gals,

If you have a used thermostat (part #11531437526) you are about to throw away from a pre-VANOS 540i, please let me know, I'm looking for one.

Thanks!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By Flug540
I see what you are saying and my car feels...

I see what you are saying and my car feels similar to what you are describing. I doubt the fan clutch is the main reason for your power loss, it robs you of some power, but I think it's probably the...
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