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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,373
Posted By Spencercat
I found that the project as a whole was not very...

I found that the project as a whole was not very difficult, until I got to the point of replacing the sunroof glass panel. It took me a while to figure out how to get the front gold-colored bars...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-08-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,373
Posted By Spencercat
Nevermind, found it earlier in this thread!

Nevermind, found it earlier in this thread!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-08-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,373
Posted By Spencercat
Trying to do this repair tonight, and haven't...

Trying to do this repair tonight, and haven't been able to find a copy of the JimLev DIY pdf. Does anyone have an updated source?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By Spencercat
Check the connection at the throttle body and the...

Check the connection at the throttle body and the related wires. There may be a fault in the potentiometer in the throttle pedal assembly. Probably will go away after a few restarts. You might...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-22-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,155
Posted By Spencercat
This is an attempt to use logic to deal with an...

This is an attempt to use logic to deal with an issue that comes down to $$/time. Owners need to make some educated decisions where to put the $$ and effort necessary. Obviously, replacing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-07-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,776
Posted By Spencercat
You could have water under the passenger seat....

You could have water under the passenger seat. There is a thick foam piece beneath the rug which covers the junction box. It is deep enough to retain water after the rug us dry. Disconnect the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-07-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By Spencercat
Could relate to water under passenger seat,...

Could relate to water under passenger seat, fouling the junction box there. But check visor light first, which points to ignition switch. If symptoms change when you turn vusor on/off, that's the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,263
Posted By Spencercat
I would be very concerned if the temps were above...

I would be very concerned if the temps were above 110 for any extended period, esp. on the 6 cylinder. :yikes: Usually, my aux fan kicks in any time the temp reaches 110. I'd focus there once you've...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-30-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,040
Posted By Spencercat
Reviving this important thread. Hope she is...

Reviving this important thread. Hope she is doing well, she is missed!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 877
Posted By Spencercat
I would check the floors to see if they are wet....

I would check the floors to see if they are wet. Also look under the passenger seat for the panel that resides under the foam insulation, it may be water-logged. Also check the DME box under the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By Spencercat
With all due respect to Edjack and Ms. Bluebee, I...

With all due respect to Edjack and Ms. Bluebee, I side more with Mr. Burning 2nd's recommendation. Aside from looking at the usual things I would check whether the clutch and flywheel ($$ component)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,326
Posted By Spencercat
For example: ...

For example:

http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2099817-2000-BMW-540i-6-SPEED-SPORT
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,326
Posted By Spencercat
I don't think that's anywhere near a $9k car,...

I don't think that's anywhere near a $9k car, more like a deal at $6k, but I might be willing to pay $7k if I really liked it. If it were an '03 540i, then maybe, but not with the run of the mill...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-16-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,991
Posted By Spencercat
Hello, Bluebee! Hope everything is going well...

Hello, Bluebee! Hope everything is going well with you, you have been a great source of inspiration to me.

But after reading through this thread, I only want to know: how is your tire wear now,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-10-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,054
Posted By Spencercat
Just did a check on my car, and after replacing a...

Just did a check on my car, and after replacing a faulty lower radiator hose thermostat, my aux fan comes on once the engine reaches 108 deg. C according to the OBC. Runs briefly and then turns off...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-10-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,054
Posted By Spencercat
Wow, what a saga. Just read through looking for...

Wow, what a saga. Just read through looking for inspiration on a similar issue I am having. Did you ever get a chance to use the infrared gun to confirm the temperature readings?

I think there...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-10-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,054
Posted By Spencercat
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,308
Posted By Spencercat
Though your symptoms could be the thermostat, you...

Though your symptoms could be the thermostat, you should also suspect the heater control valves, located on the driver's side of the engine bay, next to the power steering reservoir. These have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,108
Posted By Spencercat
There's little about newer cars which interests...

There's little about newer cars which interests me, esp. depreciation and electronics. I answered this question last fall by buying another E39, in better condition. What other German V8 can you buy...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By Spencercat
Also check connections at the battery, could also...

Also check connections at the battery, could also be bad battery itself.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By Spencercat
? Where are you guys getting your numbers, or are...

? Where are you guys getting your numbers, or are you leaving out replacing the flywheel? Sachs clutch kit is $370, plus LuK Flywheel is $640, plus other ancillary parts for another $100 or so, and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,730
Posted By Spencercat
I was in your boat a couple years ago, facing a...

I was in your boat a couple years ago, facing a P0011 code in a car that I had just spent $$ to R/R and upgrade its suspension and various other bits. I ended up biting the bullet and having a shop...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,962
Posted By Spencercat
Welcome to the club. Unless you have unlimited...

Welcome to the club. Unless you have unlimited funds to spend, go easy on what you replace. Doing all the "while you are in there" items can get very spendy.

Good that the PO updated the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By Spencercat
Check for threads on the center support bearing...

Check for threads on the center support bearing or CSB, which is located in about that location.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-07-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,107
Posted By Spencercat
You can gain 10-15 HP at the high end by using...

You can gain 10-15 HP at the high end by using the Dinan manifold, which is the same part as the earlier 740i manifold. You also lose 20 torques midrange, which is why I went back to stock on mine....
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