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Forum: 5 Series DIY 10-19-2009, 09:39 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 78,252
Posted By easyover
Had the bushings out while I did struts and...

Had the bushings out while I did struts and springs this weekend. Most of the white lithium grease had either squeezed out or dried up. The bushings themselves showed no wear at all. I cleaned them...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 10-16-2009, 10:12 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 78,252
Posted By easyover
Update!

Ok, been awhile since I've checked this thread (or posted on Bimmerfest for that matter!)

I did this in 10/07 with 77k on the car. So two years and 23K miles later, I have had zero, nada, nill...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2008, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By easyover
It's all relative to throttle input, so it will...

It's all relative to throttle input, so it will always very. In sport mode, it will always start in 1st gear (non-sport mode sometimes starts in 2nd for economy) and hold each gear longer. Even in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2008, 03:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,114
Posted By easyover
Awsome color on the E39! I've only seen one...

Awsome color on the E39!

I've only seen one in red here in the states.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-23-2008, 03:38 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,456
Posted By easyover
X2! You don't have enough power to seriously...

X2! You don't have enough power to seriously smoke the tires!:rofl:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-22-2008, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,441
Posted By easyover
It really depends on what is causing the misfire....

It really depends on what is causing the misfire. Usually if the misfire is severe or frequently occurs, the DME will shut the cylinder down (no fuel, no spark) to prevent damage to the engine.

A...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2008, 02:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,840
Posted By easyover
I certainly wasn't implying that an E39 didn't...

I certainly wasn't implying that an E39 didn't belong in that group, as both your 540i M Sports are both stunning looking and fast cars. I also wasn't implying that the owners of such cars were...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-11-2008, 02:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,158
Posted By easyover
Your right! I didn't realize the 6er's went to...

Your right! I didn't realize the 6er's went to the ZF. Bummer. For the most part, GM has built pretty good auto trannys.

http://www.bmwtips.com/tipsntricks/Tranny/ZF2000Chart.jpg
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-10-2008, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By easyover
I'd put money on idle or tensioner pulleys. Very...

I'd put money on idle or tensioner pulleys. Very common for the grease in the bearings of these to dry up. Relatively cheap and easy to replace.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-10-2008, 03:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,158
Posted By easyover
Poolman, your are correct that it is the ZF...

Poolman, your are correct that it is the ZF trannys that are failing (mostly in 323i), but our 6 cyl 5er's have the GM sourced 5L40E. Same as Cadillac.

The ZF tranny problem requires the tranny to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-07-2008, 03:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,840
Posted By easyover
I would have a serious inferiority complex...

I would have a serious inferiority complex running with that group!

Nice cars!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-07-2008, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By easyover
FYI, 4 speed autos have 4.10. 5 speed autos have...

FYI, 4 speed autos have 4.10. 5 speed autos have 3.46 due to lower first gear.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2008, 11:13 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,622
Posted By easyover
Replace entire cooling system (rad, tank, cap, 6...

Replace entire cooling system (rad, tank, cap, 6 hoses, clutch fan, fan blades, thermostat, water pump, idle pulley, belts) at 81K. I had just noticed a small leak/crack in the suspect area near the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2008, 03:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,613
Posted By easyover
You said, that's where I'm at. I'm coming up...

You said, that's where I'm at.

I'm coming up on a year of ownership. So far I've replaced (all done myself):


full cooling system
thrust arm bushings (Powerflex)
rear window reg
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2008, 08:22 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 30,781
Posted By easyover
Update! 200 miles.....

I'm about 200 miles after new seals and engine is running great!! I can definetely feel better pull from 2K-3K. Heck, even after 3K it feels as though it's pulling harder! I'm also seeing a 1 mpg...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-29-2008, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,061
Posted By easyover
You can also clean the crack area with a solvent...

You can also clean the crack area with a solvent (brake cleaner, etc.) and fill in with permatex black high temp silicon RTV. It will fix it permanently or until you need to make a larger parts order...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-28-2008, 01:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,384
Posted By easyover
I'm in the southeast valley and willing to help....

I'm in the southeast valley and willing to help. I'm tied up for the next couple months as I finish construction on my new house and move in. That takes us to when it starts getting pretty warm, but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-28-2008, 07:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,384
Posted By easyover
It's an easy DIY. Just finished mine this week....

It's an easy DIY. Just finished mine this week. Would have had it done in a day, including a full cooling system overhaul, but I broke one of the left hand threaded VANOS bolts and had to wait until...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-28-2008, 07:03 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 30,781
Posted By easyover
Yep! And when all the sensor are actually...

Yep! And when all the sensor are actually working, and there are no vacuum leaks, and no seals are leaking by, and the cooling system isn't failing and the stars are all aligned in a certain way,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2008, 12:09 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 30,781
Posted By easyover
My bad! Intake CPS was unplugged! It runs...

My bad! Intake CPS was unplugged!

It runs fine now!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2008, 08:38 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 30,781
Posted By easyover
Well I got my car back on the road after doing...

Well I got my car back on the road after doing the cooling system and VANOS seals.

I've actually noticed a loss in power (lower rpms mainly) and throwing an intake camshaft position code.

I'm...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2008, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,681
Posted By easyover
Whoops! Looks like you already knew that!

Whoops! Looks like you already knew that!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,681
Posted By easyover
You can check to see if the solenoid is working...

You can check to see if the solenoid is working by disconnecting the vacuum line at the secondary air valve and connect to a vacuum gauge. Start the car cold and you should see about 15" of vac for I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2008, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,681
Posted By easyover
Remove the cabin air filter box and air duct to...

Remove the cabin air filter box and air duct to get better access to the rear of the manifold. There will be two bolts that atach the bracket to the rear of the manifold. It should take either a T30...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2008, 07:54 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 30,781
Posted By easyover
Right before I snapped off the vanos bolt I...

Right before I snapped off the vanos bolt I remember saying to myself how easy this BMW is to work on!

Good news is I just got off the phone with Chapman BMW parts in Scottsdale and they have the...
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