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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-22-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 269
Posted By nedmon
If you can prevent air from entering the cylinder...

If you can prevent air from entering the cylinder by blocking off the inlet then no excess air will be added to the exhaust flow from that cylinder and there will be no affect on lambda. If it was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-21-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 269
Posted By nedmon
Have you considered unplugging the injector on...

Have you considered unplugging the injector on the affected cylinder, and then blocking off the runner to that cylinder. Pull the inlet manifold to see if that is possible. With that arrangement,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-03-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
Posted By nedmon
For axle nuts I got a 3/4 drive bar along with...

For axle nuts I got a 3/4 drive bar along with the appropriate 3/4 socket. We used this plus a 6 foot cheater pipe to get the axle nuts off a '95 Volvo and used the method described above to torque...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
Posted By nedmon
The 5 foot pipe requires a 38 pound pull to get...

The 5 foot pipe requires a 38 pound pull to get 190 foot pounds. So you calibrate your arm using a torque wrench. Sat the wrench to 38 ft -lbs and tighten a tight bolt until it the wrench clicks...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
Posted By nedmon
Or you could use a 5 foot pipe to help on the 1/2...

Or you could use a 5 foot pipe to help on the 1/2 inch socket and be fine.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By nedmon
maybe it is the fan hitting plastic. Start it up...

maybe it is the fan hitting plastic. Start it up and popp the hood, look, then listen.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By nedmon
Shifter Bushings

My shifter had gotten quite loosey goosey so I decided to replace all the bushings.

Got a nice set from ECS, good quality.

I wasn't up for a muffler drop, 18 year old nuts etc or a driveshaft...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 455
Posted By nedmon
I will probably get a 3 series if my E39 ever...

I will probably get a 3 series if my E39 ever dies.

It will not have run flats and I will carry a spare.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By nedmon
I had a similar problem recently and found that I...

I had a similar problem recently and found that I had forgotten to attach a plug on the throttle body. An intermittent bad connection there would explain what you are seeing
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-19-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By nedmon
Remove the trim at the bottom of the windscreen,...

Remove the trim at the bottom of the windscreen, note, the fasteners are pushums, not screws.

Then the air filter boxes, both sides, the the rest of the plastic, don't break the fasteners.

...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By nedmon
Looks like a fuel line is clogged or the pressure...

Looks like a fuel line is clogged or the pressure regulator has failed. Remove the back seat, and access the return line to the fuel tank by removing the round cover on the drivers side. Lift off the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 697
Posted By nedmon
There are several easy checks for fuel. Pressure?...

There are several easy checks for fuel. Pressure? measure it or see if fuel sprays from Schrader valve. Flow? remove the Schrader valve and see if fuel flows with the pump running. Pump? listen to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 537
Posted By nedmon
You have spark so it is likely the fuel. Check...

You have spark so it is likely the fuel. Check the schrader bicycle type valve in the fuel rail to see if you have pressure in the fuel. If no pressure, the fuel pump is likely dead or the filter is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 697
Posted By nedmon
I finally got it. The DME and EWS no start...

I finally got it.

The DME and EWS no start thing were replaced by an indie last spring and this was about when the starting problem began.

So a few days ago I looked at my Bentley and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-11-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By nedmon
I have found that this is the first indication of...

I have found that this is the first indication of air in the cooling system.

Bleed it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-25-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By nedmon
And Merry Christmas to all, Ned

And Merry Christmas to all,
Ned
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 697
Posted By nedmon
I took my brother's advice to forget about it...

I took my brother's advice to forget about it and, for a few months, moved on. Benign neglect is one of my favorite therapies.

Yesterday however, I had better ears than mine check and discovered...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,244
Posted By nedmon
I have seated the bead on a small wheel by tying...

I have seated the bead on a small wheel by tying a rope around the tire and then shoving a broom handle between the rope and the tire and twisting until the rope tightens and compresses the tire...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-01-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 545
Posted By nedmon
Tony, one sensor in the double temp...

Tony,

one sensor in the double temp sensor controls the temp gage on the instrument panel and the other is an temperature reading for the DME.

It is entirely possible the your gage is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-26-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By nedmon
I live nearby and really like them

I live nearby and really like them
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By nedmon
Hi, Jim, The battery is new, Ned

Hi, Jim,
The battery is new,
Ned
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By nedmon
My daughter's Jetta started after 6 months parked...

My daughter's Jetta started after 6 months parked near the airport in San Francisco
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By nedmon
Parasitic Drain Tool

I just got back from a 2 week vacation and the battery was down to dead flat. Before starting to troubleshoot the problem, I read all the threads on parasitic battery drain so thank you Donna.

The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By nedmon
Maybe it is a hole in the muffler or pipe. To...

Maybe it is a hole in the muffler or pipe. To have a look while listening would be a good start.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-22-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 697
Posted By nedmon
Thanks for the responses. No CEL Runs/idles...

Thanks for the responses.
No CEL
Runs/idles smoothly, good gas mileage.
I cleaned the ICV, rattles nicely now.
There are no cracks in the corrugated rubber/plastic inlet hose.
I treated the car...
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