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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-23-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 361
Posted By doru
Too bad I didn't thought about this when I...

Too bad I didn't thought about this when I changed the valve stem seals on the e53 - I had the top of the engine open, and I always had to turn the crank to have TDC on every cylinder I was working...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-22-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 361
Posted By doru
Hi Poolman. Snowball effect it is indeed. And I...

Hi Poolman. Snowball effect it is indeed. And I also "think" I know what the cause might be, but I am not 100% sure.
My car never used 1 drop of oil between oil changes, but I always read posts...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-22-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 361
Posted By doru
I posted this a while back. in this thread ...

I posted this a while back. in this thread (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=814874)read post #5.
This is because the downside of the low tension piston rings found in the M54...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,649
Posted By doru
e92 335is

e92 335is
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-20-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 447
Posted By doru
The clue is the manufacturing date: no later than...

The clue is the manufacturing date: no later than 1 year ago. Also, the new gasket is much softer.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-19-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By doru
Get the Umnitza ones. Then, in order for the...

Get the Umnitza ones.
Then, in order for the LED to last, you need to disable the cold check at startup. That blinking will kill any LED.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-19-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 447
Posted By doru
Josh, if you have changed recently the VCG (you...

Josh, if you have changed recently the VCG (you said 2010), then, either:

it wasn't installed properly (who knows, could be the torque to the VCG bolts, not enough gasket sealant around the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-19-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By doru
Cam, he was talking about the wiper motor?

Cam, he was talking about the wiper motor?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-19-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By doru
Well, if one watches someone else doing a job it...

Well, if one watches someone else doing a job it always seems easy, and when it comes to pay, you think it's too much...
In this case, just invest in some tools and do the job yourself. You'll be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,321
Posted By doru
Didn't see this post. yes, the proper way to...

Didn't see this post.
yes, the proper way to flush the coolant is by removing the engine drain plug.
To totally drain the coolant, one doesn't have to wait until a coolant overhaul is due. The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 562
Posted By doru
Car model is not important. Low or high OBC is...

Car model is not important.
Low or high OBC is important.
Link how to unlock & test (http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1138110-Unlocking-the-OBC-(Low-and-High))
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 562
Posted By doru
You could run a quick "Test #9" on your OBC - it...

You could run a quick "Test #9" on your OBC - it will tell you right away if your alternator is charging or not.
I would start with that. Quick, at the fingertips, quite accurate, don't need to go...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-12-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By doru
Problem solved, but I forgot to post the...

Problem solved, but I forgot to post the resolution: It was a bad ballast. The ballast was still working, but I had a replacement and started to play with things - was thinking to start swapping...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,741
Posted By doru
There are alu adjusters for quite some time now....

There are alu adjusters for quite some time now. I have a set for "just in case" since 2007 or so, never used them yet (knock on wood). EAc Tuning used to have it, but you can find them on e-bay
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-08-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,698
Posted By doru
Guys, I believe there are NUMEROUS oil change...

Guys, I believe there are NUMEROUS oil change threads and related on this and other forums.......Next is "what oil"?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-08-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,698
Posted By doru
Oil change is one of the hardest DIY, and should...

Oil change is one of the hardest DIY, and should be dealer only. On the other hand, if you have to change the rear wheel bearings, that's a totally doable DIY where you only need a hammer and a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By doru
This. You can unplug the big connector, and...

This.
You can unplug the big connector, and test for continuity/power with a VAM (not the unit, but on the harness to see if power is sent). You could also direct connect to a 12v source (battery)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,543
Posted By doru
To be 100% effective, this repair should be done...

To be 100% effective, this repair should be done AFTER the original DISA valve has been pulled out from the car and assessed. What I mean by that, is to make sure the internal rubber diaphragm is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-05-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By doru
If you have GT1 (DIS v5.7) you can perform all...

If you have GT1 (DIS v5.7) you can perform all kind of tests, including turning on/off most of the car's components. The aux fan is one of them. if you don't have it, find an indy that has the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-05-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 442
Posted By doru
A few pointers I use in winter, and I haven't had...

A few pointers I use in winter, and I haven't had issues:

try to get some good winter tires on BOTH axles
try to have the same wear on all 4 tires
when taking off from a red light with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-05-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,543
Posted By doru
Hey, Dad, welcome and here's a linky for great...

Hey, Dad, welcome and here's a linky for great DIY resources (http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1621906-***Useful-links***) (or you can use my sig)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-05-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 407
Posted By doru
Nice ride and welcome back. Us, folks from...

Nice ride and welcome back.
Us, folks from Canada sure got this option on both 530 & 540 standard or automatic models :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-05-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,026
Posted By doru
He,he,he you didn't read my install obviously ...

He,he,he you didn't read my install obviously (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=499821)- it's mentioned.

GL
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-05-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By doru
Looks cool. Me likey Thx for posting, Dennis

Looks cool. Me likey
Thx for posting, Dennis
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-02-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 809
Posted By doru
I never knew Audi's are DIY type of...

I never knew Audi's are DIY type of cars......Maybe except changing some light bulbs, but even those are nightmarish. Hell, ask anyone who owns the first generation of Audis with those LED...
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