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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-22-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By Fudman
Vanos rattle, which is faint and sounds more like...

Vanos rattle, which is faint and sounds more like pebbles rattling in a can, only occurs when the engine is cold. Once it warms up, the Vanos rattle typically goes away. The sounds in your video...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-22-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 286
Posted By Fudman
If your tranny stopped shifting and you are stuck...

If your tranny stopped shifting and you are stuck in 2d gear, you are likely in Trans Prog Failsafe mode. Is that message displayed on your dash? Changing your ATF will not resolve this problem. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By Fudman
While bushing material type affects ride quality,...

While bushing material type affects ride quality, the shocks play a much bigger role. If you feel the ride quality of your car is harsh but it doesn't wallow, that is most likely due to the front...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-19-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 21,024
Posted By Fudman
The fuse diagram for the e39s is not explicit in...

The fuse diagram for the e39s is not explicit in which fuse goes to which airbag. It just says "airbag". Hence you can pull fuses 42 and 45 and hope the side airbag is disconnected or simply pull...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 723
Posted By Fudman
The broken hose is why you are getting SAP codes....

The broken hose is why you are getting SAP codes. The hose gets brittle with age and exposure to heat and can fracture when moved. You must replace it in order for the vacuum to open the SAP valve.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 723
Posted By Fudman
See this thread. ...

See this thread. http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=650207&highlight=thrust+arm+bushing+symptoms The most common symptom for thrust arm bushing failure is shimmy when braking from...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By Fudman
A nice low cost approach but does nothing for...

A nice low cost approach but does nothing for sand and rock chips over time. Lamin-X FTW. A bit more pricey but it prevents further damage or degradation.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 169
Posted By Fudman
I can't tell what you sanded. Try sanding the...

I can't tell what you sanded. Try sanding the contacts inside the socket (again). They can get corroded or contaminated over time. Sanding the contacts restored the continuity for me when I could...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 723
Posted By Fudman
See above

See above
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-14-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By Fudman
Banging on a pickle fork is the physical...

Banging on a pickle fork is the physical approach. Most aftermarket ball joint tools tend to slip off the OEM ball joint due to the extra long BJ bolt length. This causes the the single pivot BJ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,194
Posted By Fudman
Removing the oil filter housing facilitates...

Removing the oil filter housing facilitates access to CCV.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By Fudman
My understanding is that the carbon buildup issue...

My understanding is that the carbon buildup issue was primarily applicable to the M5 & V8s, and not the I6 engines. I be;ieve JimLev has taken some type of corrective action on this issue. See...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Fudman
Most aftermarket (e.g. Harbor Freight) pivoting...

Most aftermarket (e.g. Harbor Freight) pivoting ball joint tools are good but tend to slip off the ball joint bolt end due to the extra long length of the OEM ball joint bolts. This causes the angle...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-05-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Fudman
74K on Febis is not half bad. That's as good as...

74K on Febis is not half bad. That's as good as the original Lemforder bushings. The leakage is the tell-tale sign of bushing failure. If you have less than 100K on your ride, I recommend getting...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By Fudman
On the M54 engine, the catalytic converters are...

On the M54 engine, the catalytic converters are integrated into the exhaust manifold. That is why they are VERY expensive to replace. On most cars, the cats sit under the car ahead of the muffler,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 913
Posted By Fudman
Just ask for service records (receipts). No...

Just ask for service records (receipts). No records, move on to another car. And spend some time searching this forum. You need to understand what you are getting yourself into. That is not a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 383
Posted By Fudman
I had Michelin Pilots years ago that were very...

I had Michelin Pilots years ago that were very loud in the rear. I attributed it to the excess camber. The noise was so loud, I had the tires removed after only 20K. Wider tires may accentuate...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 913
Posted By Fudman
Service history is the key to guessing how long...

Service history is the key to guessing how long this car will last. If the history is complete and the car was well cared for, it can go 250K+ easily. However, without a detailed service history,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By Fudman
Thrust arm bushings have leaked. Your struts are...

Thrust arm bushings have leaked. Your struts are also worn. You may also have other issues like failing ball joints. A complete rebuild of the front end will run you $1,200 in parts alone. Search...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-01-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 409
Posted By Fudman
Delphi, Febi & Karlyn are other brands at less...

Delphi, Febi & Karlyn are other brands at less than half the cost. I am a believer that you get what you pay for (in most cases).
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-30-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 409
Posted By Fudman
Sway bar link failure is the most common and...

Sway bar link failure is the most common and primary reason for front end clunking over bumps. The work takes 1 hr MAX to replace both links. The OEM parts are $65. Make sure you are getting the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-30-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By Fudman
Change your springs

Change your springs
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-26-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By Fudman
+1, the appearance factor makes this a very...

+1, the appearance factor makes this a very subjective topic. I would add that most do not fully understand the vehicle dynamics characteristics that they are altering. But if it looks good, then...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-26-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By Fudman
This should cover the pros and cons of these...

This should cover the pros and cons of these wheel parameters.

Wheel spacers - Used to increase track, which improve handling. However, changing suspension geometry may cause accelerated...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-24-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 295
Posted By Fudman
There should be minimal impact to fuel mileage or...

There should be minimal impact to fuel mileage or engine performance. The SAP pump should shut down after 90 seconds due to the OBC telling it. If the SAP valve stays open due to the vacuum from...
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