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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By edjack
Most obvious point is to remove the oil filler...

Most obvious point is to remove the oil filler cap. Shine a strong light down the hole. If you see gobs of black, gray/brown sludge, it's time to do something.

A successful treatment is to use...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 149
Posted By edjack
How long has it been using this much oil? Or have...

How long has it been using this much oil? Or have you just noticed it?

The M54 is a known oil burner, but this much seems a bit excessive for the kms on the odo.

Do you drive a lot of short...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By edjack
Is this the mount for the VANOS solenoid? I've...

Is this the mount for the VANOS solenoid? I've heard tell of a leak caused by the O-ring seal.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By edjack
There's a minor downside to private-label oil:...

There's a minor downside to private-label oil: You won't know when/if they changed vendors or additive packages. Some folks make a fuss over changing brands in an engine.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 340
Posted By edjack
"It's not how long you make it, but how you make...

"It's not how long you make it, but how you make it long." Old cigarette slogan.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 316
Posted By edjack
Kilometers, aka odometer.

Kilometers, aka odometer.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 340
Posted By edjack
Most buyers depend on their "butt dyno."

Most buyers depend on their "butt dyno."
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By edjack
Yes, this test requires that the engine is...

Yes, this test requires that the engine is running, and the symptoms are present.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 163
Posted By edjack
http://www.ackerwheel.com/

http://www.ackerwheel.com/
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 137
Posted By edjack
We can't even speculate without the P-codes.

We can't even speculate without the P-codes.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By edjack
Classic test: When the gremlins manifest...

Classic test: When the gremlins manifest themselves, turn on the passenger visor light. If you note an affect, the switch is likely bad.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By edjack
I assume you have HID headlights. 4300 is the...

I assume you have HID headlights. 4300 is the stock color. As long as the bulbs are 35W, they'll be fine.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By edjack
On "modern" BMW automatics, Mike Miller...

On "modern" BMW automatics, Mike Miller recommends a fluid change every 60k, using BMW fluid. There may be other brands that can be substituted, but, absent fluid specifications from BMW, "Ya pays...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By edjack
The engine should run roughly with a bad...

The engine should run roughly with a bad cylinder, but not vibrate.

Do a compression test on all cylinders.

Methinks you're withholding some critical information. What happened just prior to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 355
Posted By edjack
Try this: Cluster test readouts low...

Try this:

Cluster test readouts low cluster http://bimmer.roadfly.com/bmw/forums/e39/9374163-1.html

To read the actual coolant temp in low version of the instrument cluster follow the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 12:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 355
Posted By edjack
Don't feel bad, so do I.

Don't feel bad, so do I.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 355
Posted By edjack
Don't feel bad, so do I.

Don't feel bad, so do I.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 355
Posted By edjack
Try new pre-cat O2 sensors. If those are...

Try new pre-cat O2 sensors. If those are original, they are worn out, and response is slow.

Since you're not getting a Check Engine light, the engine computer is satisfied that the engine is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By edjack
Possibly the "comfort" motor that keeps running...

Possibly the "comfort" motor that keeps running after turning the car off?? Do you mean the HVAC blower? If so, it should stop running when the engine is shut off.

The final stage unit is a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 355
Posted By edjack
Tap the cats with a rubber mallet. If they...

Tap the cats with a rubber mallet. If they rattle, they're gone. But what do you care if the car passed?

Magnaflow makes a CARB-certified cat for BMWs. I have a pair on mine.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By edjack
Remove the inner door panel to observe the...

Remove the inner door panel to observe the problem. Hope you didn't break the regulator.

It's mostly held on by press-in clips, but there is a screw inside the air duck on the door.

Remove the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By edjack
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.ph...

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1890140-V8-ECU-flash-before-amp-after-dyno

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=646008
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By edjack
Does the throttle itself move freely over its...

Does the throttle itself move freely over its range of about 90 deg? Worth a try to disconnect the cable.

When you replace the cable, the retainer clips on the actuator will probably break, due to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By edjack
Sounds like an electrical problem....

Sounds like an electrical problem. http://www.obd-codes.com/p0150
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By edjack
STOP SHOUTING! Sounds like a bad alt, out of...

STOP SHOUTING!

Sounds like a bad alt, out of the box.
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