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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-29-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 257
Posted By Flybot
If there is no red steering fluid then the rack...

If there is no red steering fluid then the rack is fine. It wont be for long if you drive without the boots. There are lots of places for the steering fluid to leak from. Res cap, hoses, etc.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By Flybot
Check the carpet for the back seats. Also under...

Check the carpet for the back seats. Also under any floor mats in the back. If it's wet then do a search for "vapor barrier".
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By Flybot
Yes, check the battry voltage when its running....

Yes, check the battry voltage when its running. Anything else is just a guess at this point.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By Flybot
Good catch. It does look like the hose is...

Good catch. It does look like the hose is expanded further in than the remaining length of plastic pipe. It probably does has a chunk inside the pipe. If thats the case, time for some new cooling...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-26-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By Flybot
Judging by the pic, this doesnt look like...

Judging by the pic, this doesnt look like "coolant system failure" to me. Just looks like the clamp came loose. But 10 miles is a long way to go with no coolant.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 229
Posted By Flybot
If you go to a pic in an album and copy the "BB...

If you go to a pic in an album and copy the "BB Code" below the picture, you can just paste it into the text in the thread. No buttons to mess with. Easy.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 409
Posted By Flybot
BB you are a researcher to the end. You can file...

BB you are a researcher to the end. You can file Pfister valve (or your favorite spelling) under Flybot's sarcastic and smart arse remarks.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 409
Posted By Flybot
Just a bad joke. Sorry for the confusion....

Just a bad joke. Sorry for the confusion. Reference old Chevy Chase movie.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 409
Posted By Flybot
Blown phister valve probably.

Blown phister valve probably.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By Flybot
Fix aftermarket grill for the good open.

Fix aftermarket grill for the good open.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By Flybot
That sounds like a really bad idea. They are not...

That sounds like a really bad idea. They are not decorative. How about just doing it right and actualy fix the problem.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-12-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By Flybot
Good info. I to would take about $700 off that...

Good info. I to would take about $700 off that total for a high-side estimate. But this is just the info I have been looking for because I'm thinking of doing the same thing the OP is thinking about...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By Flybot
Ive never heard of this happening on a E39. But I...

Ive never heard of this happening on a E39. But I guess there is always a first. How well was the car running before the explosion?

You can edit the thread title by going to EDIT then ADVANCED.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-09-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 647
Posted By Flybot
If you are getting misfires consistently on...

If you are getting misfires consistently on certain cylinders it is probably the coils or the injectors. The cheapest and easiest test is to move the coils on the cylinders that are getting the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 237
Posted By Flybot
Ive been running regular green anti freeze for...

Ive been running regular green anti freeze for over 10 years in my Bimmer. No issues. Manufacturers are always trying to get us to over pay for their "special" blend of whatever. I would not go with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By Flybot
A hard reset will definitely cure certain module...

A hard reset will definitely cure certain module issues. The modules are just little computers and very sensitive to voltage. A reset clears out any corrupt data generated during a low voltage...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 314
Posted By Flybot
This is the first Ive heard of warped valve cover...

This is the first Ive heard of warped valve cover on the 6 cyl. Im with Fudman- I think its just easier for that shop to put a new cover in and not fuss with all the issues with an old cover, like...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 314
Posted By Flybot
The ventilation system should not draw air...

The ventilation system should not draw air directly from the engine compartment, unless the seals are shot. That would be pretty smelly and hot. Seems like a coolant leak into the vent would be more...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 196
Posted By Flybot
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-11-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By Flybot
I thought it was a pretty good basic car wash...

I thought it was a pretty good basic car wash vid. But there are so many techniques and levels of car detailing. It goes on forever, and it can get expensive. I saw a pro that actually dried his car...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 813
Posted By Flybot
528 Steering Rack Replacement- About 5 hrs. But I...

528 Steering Rack Replacement- About 5 hrs. But I spent over an hour trying to get one tie rod off :-(
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By Flybot
Is this what you're talking about-...

Is this what you're talking about- http://www.bimmernav.com/store/catalog/brand-new-bmw-e39-navigation-retrofit-bracket-kit-item-161.html
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By Flybot
^^^ No. There is no code for a clogged filter,...

^^^ No. There is no code for a clogged filter, fuel pump, or pump relay. But it will manifest itsself as lean missfire codes.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By Flybot
Same as above. I had a pump fail on a prior E39....

Same as above. I had a pump fail on a prior E39. Symptoms like "violent" shaking are usually due to one or more cylinder's not firing or, low on power. That points to coils or fuel injectors...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-04-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By Flybot
Very possible but not worth the time or cost for...

Very possible but not worth the time or cost for what you can now get for a fraction of the cost. I had a MK IV in my M5. It was better than nothing but very clunky and out dated.
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