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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-22-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 270
Posted By Takechan
Goodbye

I never thought I'd give up my E39, but today is actually my last day before I get my new car.

I've done a ton of DIYs, mostly by cn90 (thank you), and read a lot of good information gathered and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-07-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 130,256
Posted By Takechan
Did this. Cost me 12 hours and a sore wrist....

Did this.

Cost me 12 hours and a sore wrist. Even thought I prepped all the bolts and nuts with WD-40 a few days prior to the R&R, I ended using all day with a pickle fork, wrenches, and a big...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-07-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By Takechan
Update. Edjack you were right. It was...

Update.

Edjack you were right. It was reading up to 15V during idle. I swapped it with my old non-refurbished alternator and it now drives like it should without flicking lights and intermittent...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-01-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By Takechan
If you only swapped mechanical parts it should be...

If you only swapped mechanical parts it should be OK!

Check the ground strap on the subframe.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-01-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By Takechan
Ok, so I just cleaned the ICV. Let's see if that...

Ok, so I just cleaned the ICV. Let's see if that helps anything at all.

edjack,

I have a capacitor connected directly to the battery it has a voltage readout. When everything is on (lights,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-01-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By Takechan
1. Re-tighten ground straps 2. Lock and unlock...

1. Re-tighten ground straps
2. Lock and unlock the car to be sure the EWS isn't engaged
3. ?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-01-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 666
Posted By Takechan
Remove the fuse to the fuel pump?

Remove the fuse to the fuel pump?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-01-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By Takechan
Intermittent low RPM shaking and flickering lights

Hi,

Shorly after my alternator rebuild (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=668350) I have been experiencing the following:

Symptoms


Intermittent low RPM shaking
Using...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By Takechan
Bluebee, could you draw on the first picture I...

Bluebee, could you draw on the first picture I took of my disassembed dash where I need to take the pictures? I'm going to reassemble everything when I get home today :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-12-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By Takechan
HVAC Blower Motor Noise... a piece of plastic got stuck!

The last few weeks I've heard something rolling around behind the dash, today on my way home it flew into the blower and it got VERY noisy.

I followed cn90's TIS DIY...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,319
Posted By Takechan
Maybe I just want to justify spending 7 hours in...

Maybe I just want to justify spending 7 hours in -5 degrees Celsius to complete the job :D
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,319
Posted By Takechan
I've done close to 100 km, and I'm telling myself...

I've done close to 100 km, and I'm telling myself that the 1-3k RPM torque indeed has increased. 5th gear acceleration @ 110 km/h and 0-60 km/h in 1st is very smooth.

It might just be a placebo,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-20-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,319
Posted By Takechan
Manual transmission. My first drive was...

Manual transmission.

My first drive was good. I'm not sure I feel any increased low-RPM torque, but I'm telling myself that it's smoother.

The last week before the R&R I've tried to recall how...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-20-2013, 04:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,319
Posted By Takechan
Single Vanos Seals Complete :)

I don't know what went through my mind, but I decided to swap the Vanos seals yesterday. Damn it was cold!

I really only had two issues:

1) The cam-shaft locking tool top bracket was too short,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-08-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By Takechan
My car didn't come with a dual mass :D

My car didn't come with a dual mass :D
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-07-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,743
Posted By Takechan
cn90, excellent DIY! Unfortunately I don't...

cn90, excellent DIY!

Unfortunately I don't have a press, so I had to use a hammer... the bearing was stuck on the spindle, so the casing wouldn't come off. I wasn't afraid to whack it a bit seeing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,743
Posted By Takechan
Bosch Alternator Rebuild Success!

Hi,

Inspired by cn90's Bosch Alternator DIY (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=454325) and continuing on my post ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-26-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 44,565
Posted By Takechan
My guestimate is that my Bosch has gone somewhere...

My guestimate is that my Bosch has gone somewhere between 125k - 155k miles.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-24-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 44,565
Posted By Takechan
When I swapped my old engine (M52B20) for a...

When I swapped my old engine (M52B20) for a (M52B25) I removed the old Bosch alternator. Instead of rebuilding the Valeo which is in my car now, I've opted for rebuilding the old Bosch simply because...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-24-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 41,171
Posted By Takechan
I've been hunting an intermittent long crank...

I've been hunting an intermittent long crank (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=539784) on my engine.

While I haven't been experiencing any electrical gremlins, I've decided to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-22-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,305
Posted By Takechan
@ 205,000 miles Although it's on its 3rd...

@ 205,000 miles

Although it's on its 3rd engine :D Engine was replaced before I got it and I put in a bigger one.

Body will need an overhaul though due to corrosion :'(
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By Takechan
Stupid question, but how do you increase MPG by...

Stupid question, but how do you increase MPG by changing MTF?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 26,660
Posted By Takechan
I've sent an e-mail to lima-shop.de - they sell...

I've sent an e-mail to lima-shop.de - they sell voltage regulators, sliprings, bearing, brushes etc. for Bosch and Valeo.

I have the same 120A Valeo as well so I'll let you know if they can get...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-08-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,370
Posted By Takechan
Just last week when it hit minus -1C I noticed it...

Just last week when it hit minus -1C I noticed it took forever to reach operating temp (middle of gauge). When it finally did, it seemed to hover between dead center and a little to the left. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-02-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,551
Posted By Takechan
I replaced mine three times... 1st time:...

I replaced mine three times...

1st time: Replaced with non-OEM, did not help
2nd time: Installed OEM no error
3rd time: New engine

The CPS is connected below the intake manifold, which is a...
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