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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-24-2015, 06:02 PM
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Views: 880
Posted By bobdmac
Cool--and a belated welcome to the forum.

Cool--and a belated welcome to the forum.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 477
Posted By bobdmac
Smoke machines rule when it comes to intake...

Smoke machines rule when it comes to intake system issues. On my car, a smoke test two days ago revealed leaks at a couple of the grommets on the valve cover bolts. It was impressive to actually see...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 880
Posted By bobdmac
One of the best things you can do, in the opinion...

One of the best things you can do, in the opinion of most of the veterans here, is to check the wealth of information in the "Best Links" thread and get an idea of the staggering wealth of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 533
Posted By bobdmac
John, it's always good to see your posts. You...

John, it's always good to see your posts. You lend a much-needed voice of sanity when it comes to sorting out multiple issues.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 880
Posted By bobdmac
Good luck. Although your mods aren't too my...

Good luck. Although your mods aren't too my taste, it looks like a you got a good example of the model year. Your mention of a Dinan transmission mod makes me wonder whether is it's an automatic. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By bobdmac
Unfortunately, it sounds like you've found out...

Unfortunately, it sounds like you've found out what a "limited warranty" means, namely, no re-imbursement for subsequent, or downstream, damage if the part fails.

I'll be curious to know what you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 49,897
Posted By bobdmac
Are you sure you aren't hearing the whoosh of...

Are you sure you aren't hearing the whoosh of negative pressure from air being sucked in as you open the cap?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 20,368
Posted By bobdmac
Hah! I'm glad, because I told myself after each...

Hah! I'm glad, because I told myself after each mistake that I was taking one for the team, which made me feel a little better.



Yeah, compressing the VANOS mechanism actually took more force...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 20,368
Posted By bobdmac
Thanks, simkid5614. I wouldn't have even thought...

Thanks, simkid5614. I wouldn't have even thought about doing the job had it not been for this forum. It's a tremendous community, with a vast amount of knowledge and helpful people.

Matts6spd,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 20,368
Posted By bobdmac
Thanks, rac421, JimLev, and nsogiba. It's...

Thanks, rac421, JimLev, and nsogiba. It's gratifying to have the car fully operational again. After several months on a motorcycle and behind the wheel of a 2006 Equinox, I have a renewed, deep...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By bobdmac
Right, Ed. It's actually the crankcase...

Right, Ed. It's actually the crankcase ventilation valve (CCV?), on back of the intake manifold on the V-8.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By bobdmac
Yes. See my post here...

Yes. See my post here (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9192775&postcount=332) today.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 20,368
Posted By bobdmac
Hey, folks- Lots of stuff happening in my...

Hey, folks-

Lots of stuff happening in my life lately that's not car-related, and so I apologize for going dark for a while.

Here's an update. So after I got everything back together, more or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,509
Posted By bobdmac
I think the statistical term for that is...

I think the statistical term for that is "outlier."
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 689
Posted By bobdmac
Congrats on the fix. Thanks for your post, and...

Congrats on the fix. Thanks for your post, and thanks for researching the issue and finding this thread, rather than starting a new one from scratch. Old threads like this add so much value to the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By bobdmac
To me, the rally (isn't it rallye in the UK?)...

To me, the rally (isn't it rallye in the UK?) version, as close as possible to the photo you posted, seems closer to the mark. I don't think BMW had much success with the 2000CS as a race car; in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By bobdmac
Congratulations, and welcome. If you haven't done...

Congratulations, and welcome. If you haven't done so already, you might want to spend some time looking through the "stickies" on this forum's page. If you have a specific question about an issue,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By bobdmac
Have you seen my thread, "Around the M62TU in 80...

Have you seen my thread, "Around the M62TU in 80 Hours, More or Less (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=806173)?"

I did both the valley pan gasket and the VANOS, as well as the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By bobdmac
You didn't say whether the cylinder 6 misfire...

You didn't say whether the cylinder 6 misfire moved when you switched coils, but from your conclusion that you had a bad coil, I assume it did follow the swap.

Still, I agree with your concern....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,509
Posted By bobdmac
Just to be clear, Doru, I wasn't taking a shot at...

Just to be clear, Doru, I wasn't taking a shot at you, and my post was intended to reinforce MKJS's response to lesguy. I was just trying to make sure we agreed on how we were making our decisions....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,509
Posted By bobdmac
Unless Doru wants to post to the contrary, I...

Unless Doru wants to post to the contrary, I think the assertion that oil change intervals and weak tensioners cause the timing chain guide failures falls under the category of "reasonable but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,509
Posted By bobdmac
In my car, after 185,000 miles, only the U-shaped...

In my car, after 185,000 miles, only the U-shaped reversing rail was in danger of breakage. The other two rails were barely worn. I can't recall seeing an account of either of the two side rails...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By bobdmac
You may be right, but it's really unusual for...

You may be right, but it's really unusual for multiple coil packs to fail at the same time, and he said he already replaced the coils. I think an intake leak is more likely to be the problem.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 20,368
Posted By bobdmac
Hah, you guys are pretty good. Thanks for the...

Hah, you guys are pretty good. Thanks for the inquiries. I still have the "brakes, ABS, DSC" warning lights. I wonder if I dislodged a connector somewhere. As for other issues, I have a noise that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,577
Posted By bobdmac
I think Car and Driver said it looked like "an...

I think Car and Driver said it looked like "an angry kitchen appliance."
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