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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 972
Posted By dtadrian
Stalls when hot, bad misfire after - M54

For ****s and giggles check all your grounds. I mean all of them...

Vac leak is not going to cause the no crank , no start condition. There is something losing contact somewhere.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By dtadrian
Smoke test it. You most likely have a vac leak...

Smoke test it. You most likely have a vac leak like cabover stated. The oil separator and related hoses may be the culprit. On some occasions the fuel pump can cause those codes also.
P1188 and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,126
Posted By dtadrian
I would start looking on items that connect to...

I would start looking on items that connect to the bank 2 area of your manifold and go from there.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By dtadrian
Oh man. That's bad. Sorry I misunderstood your...

Oh man. That's bad. Sorry I misunderstood your original question. It all depends on you and your money situation. If the rest of car is in great shape and transmission is good then it maybe worth...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By dtadrian
Can you take pictures of these holes you are...

Can you take pictures of these holes you are talking about. If there's holes and engine is seized then maybe the engine blew a rod or 2. So if that's the case, your gonna need a new engine
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-01-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By dtadrian
Wp gasket or wp it self. Might be coming out of...

Wp gasket or wp it self. Might be coming out of weep hole
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-28-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By dtadrian
If I remember correctly, you have to remove the...

If I remember correctly, you have to remove the hazard light switch and there is a screw there. You have to remove the cover to get to ash tray from bottom I believe.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 601
Posted By dtadrian
Nice. Keep it clean and don't rice it out.

Nice. Keep it clean and don't rice it out.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By dtadrian
Aux fan EXPLOSION!??

The engine mounts usually affect the 540 more than the 6cyl. The only thing I can think of is that the fan you are getting is a total piece of crap. Get bmw fan and make sure your tech is putting...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By dtadrian
Was this a flood car?

Was this a flood car?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-01-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 12,538
Posted By dtadrian
Pulled her from her cocoon and washed her, she's...

Pulled her from her cocoon and washed her, she's such a car cover queen. Not driving her until I make her reliable with new cooling system and valley pan along with a few other small things. Then...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 592
Posted By dtadrian
There's a vac hose under intake manifold that has...

There's a vac hose under intake manifold that has nothing to do with ccv smack in the middle of Cyl 3-4. Sometimes those disintegrate and cause vac issues. As John stern and a few bimmerfest guys...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By dtadrian
540 guys or any techs

Or anyone else that may know, I have a weird unique issue. My engine is running rough. This is probably my due to the fact that the gas is old but its still runs. I'm just trying to burn it out. ...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-05-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By dtadrian
For the 540 guys

Or anyone else that may know, I have a weird unique issue. My engine is running rough. This is probably my due to the fact that the gas is old but its still runs. I'm just trying to burn it out. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-03-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By dtadrian
I leased a jetta SE sport turbo. Pay 250 with...

I leased a jetta SE sport turbo. Pay 250 with zero dn. Its actually fun to drive and still is German engineering. I do miss my e39 touring. But I have an e34 540 for my BMW fix
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-03-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,984
Posted By dtadrian
Hook a pressure gauge on your fuel rail and see...

Hook a pressure gauge on your fuel rail and see what pressure your fuel pump is putting out. Sometimes at idle it shows fine. But you need t drive it and see if its loosing pressure while you are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-01-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,984
Posted By dtadrian
Get it smoked like edjack stated. You have a...

Get it smoked like edjack stated. You have a major air leak. Maybe your intake to head gaskets have air leakage which it's a possibility. Also code 1188-1189 could be a fuel pump / pressure issue....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-01-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By dtadrian
I had rear air suspension , I had to release air...

I had rear air suspension , I had to release air pressure on my air bags. So yes I believe releasing tension on spring will help out tremendously
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-02-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By dtadrian
Thanks for the info

Thanks for the info
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-02-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,012
Posted By dtadrian
I used them on my wagon. they seem to be better...

I used them on my wagon. they seem to be better quality than some crap ebay sells. can say for how long it will last but it did improve the ride a lot better. if you get 20k miles out of them, then...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-02-2015, 01:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By dtadrian
oil filter insert?

I know this may sound dumb but excuse my ignorance. Since I have aquired this 94 540i, I have been learning some unique things that my e39 528i never needed.
I changed the oil on it not to long ago....
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-26-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,178
Posted By dtadrian
A55kikr

A55kikr
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-26-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By dtadrian
That's cool. Just keep us posted on your...

That's cool. Just keep us posted on your adventure with valley pan. I won't be doing anything with thus car for a while. Probably gonna trailer it to Texas where I may move to in the next 6 months
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-26-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By dtadrian
Starter issue maybe?

You guys are great.. Thanks for the info. This is not my daily driver so this project isn't going to be a huge rush. Now that I see residue of coolant in the valley pan area, do you guys think if I...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-25-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By dtadrian
Starter issue maybe?

I have this weird issue. Sometimes when i crank my engine it seems starter spins but it's not catching flywheel. Makes like a metal pinging noise. After a few tries it seems to catch flywheel and...
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