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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 317
Posted By doru
Concerning cleaning & functionality: Once you...

Concerning cleaning & functionality:
Once you have it pulled out, just flop it in your hand. you should hear the valve open/close (banging/flopping sound) as you turn it back and forth quickly. If...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 08:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 359
Posted By doru
Style 42 & Rondell 58 close but no dice. You have...

Style 42 & Rondell 58 close but no dice. You have to see them in person. Rondell 58 have a deeper dish and look outstanding on the e39. It's a matter of taste, and personally I like them. And so does...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 11:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 359
Posted By doru
On the e39 they look like this: ...

On the e39 they look like this:

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g270/rxdesign/EDz.jpg

http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx353/illeszte39/summer%202011/HPIM0054.jpg
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 317
Posted By doru
Not sure if this statement is correct. My 2003...

Not sure if this statement is correct. My 2003 530 with M54 engine has it. I know I cleaned it, part #8 in the below diagram

http://realoem.com/bmw/diagrams/p/u/199.png
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 09:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 359
Posted By doru
Rondell 58 wheels are awesome, very well build...

Rondell 58 wheels are awesome, very well build and probably very rare with the e39 specs. At 300 bucks they are a steal. You probably couldn't afford them new. Keep them. They make the car stand out....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 09:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 317
Posted By doru
Now don't re-use the old rubber sleeve. When...

Now don't re-use the old rubber sleeve.
When re-installing, make sure it seats all the way in. It's very easy to install it halfway in only. There is a tab on the ICV and this will "tell" you if...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By doru
Not sure if the drain plug is situated in a...

Not sure if the drain plug is situated in a different spot on your engine compared to a M54. if it's in the same spot, removing the drain plug is very easy, no special tools required. All you need to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By doru
I just did the whole rear suspension work on my...

I just did the whole rear suspension work on my car this past weekend, and I did find some really buggered parts (control arms - torn rubbers & ball joints loose), but man, they were not even close...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 909
Posted By doru
Chrome plated spark plug thread ends should NOT...

Chrome plated spark plug thread ends should NOT be treated with antiseize (hence the Bentley reference, because the recommended BMW sparkplugs are all chrome plated = no corrosion = should come out...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By doru
In this case, you should first check and see if...

In this case, you should first check and see if the crank didn't spring a sprocket (interference). take the VC's off and try to turn the engine by hand (very slowly). Hopefully no bent valves. Go...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By doru
Doing suspension work, will inherently lead to a...

Doing suspension work, will inherently lead to a an alignment job. At that time, whoever does the alignment needs to fiddle with the tie-rods as well. I am not sure how you can change the struts...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By doru
First, check the battery voltage. Second, check...

First, check the battery voltage.
Second, check the oil level. Having a car sitting for more than 1 year, I would first have done an oil change.
Now, that you have attempted to start the engine,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-14-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,670
Posted By doru
Blue, just delete your vanos and see for...

Blue, just delete your vanos and see for yourself, no need for another polemic. Then, if it's just marketing stuff, you just have one less piece of equipment on the car to worry about...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,978
Posted By doru
Actually I like the auto lights & rain sensing...

Actually I like the auto lights & rain sensing wiper feature. And there are numerous other features, that can be turned on or off, so this thread....hm,hm,hm

if you don't like a feature, just...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,135
Posted By doru
Arghh....I just slapped my hands while typing...

Arghh....I just slapped my hands while typing this.....:mad:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 480
Posted By doru
I used Leatherique (straight from them, and they...

I used Leatherique (straight from them, and they did answer all my questions back then), for the last 8 years. Every 2nd year, I give the seats a good treatment. The leather looks barely worn, so I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 755
Posted By doru
I love the "Lifetime" NPG coolant hype. As if the...

I love the "Lifetime" NPG coolant hype. As if the anti-oxydants & inhibitors in this brand never wear out.........
But, yes at that price is not economical to flush it out every 2-3 years. It's...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By doru
By what the technician wrote, I gather you have 2...

By what the technician wrote, I gather you have 2 problems.
The 1st is a ticking bomb, and should be addressed ASAP. It's your DISA valve. Pull it out and test it to see if the internal diaphragm is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 60,714
Posted By doru
How to change the temperature buffer of the KTMP...

How to change the temperature buffer of the KTMP DIY (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1013600)

This will allow to actually "see" the needle swing between 11 o'clock and 1 o'clock...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 699
Posted By doru
Beg to differ. Running with close to empty fuel...

Beg to differ. Running with close to empty fuel tank is a VERY BAD habit and/or advice for ANY MAKE car. The gasoline lubricates & cools the pump.

Here is what Scotty Kilmer has to say about this...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 648
Posted By doru
Good catch

Good catch
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By doru
Get a new secondary WP (the one you by-passed),...

Get a new secondary WP (the one you by-passed), install everything as it should. Then, as suggested above, bleed the car correctly. Removing the aux WP will NOT allow you to bleed correctly the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,100
Posted By doru
JDeGraff9, here is what I would do if I were you...

JDeGraff9, here is what I would do if I were you (I had the intermittent trifecta not too long ago):

First, pull out all wheel sensors and clean them (this is not to troubleshoot - the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-11-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 851
Posted By doru
Here are the GM guidelines on using the AC Delco...

Here are the GM guidelines on using the AC Delco Upper Engine & Fuel Injector Cleaner - they note NOT to let the cleaner soak more than 1 Hr:
"
Some GM service procedures may advise to de-carbon...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-11-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 851
Posted By doru
Poolman, if I were you, I would get the Stewart...

Poolman, if I were you, I would get the Stewart WP. More $$, but it moves more coolant, and the KTMP will be a few C lower - extends the life of the plastics.
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