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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-11-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By SSJRICH 540i
We use Mitchell. And yes they differentiate...

We use Mitchell. And yes they differentiate between I6 and V8 for head gasket jobs.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-11-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
I am the service manager at a small shop in...

I am the service manager at a small shop in Vancouver. We charge $98 CAN/HR. My friend is a BMW Tech at one of the local BMW shops. They charge out at $149.99/hr but they do have levels of loyalty...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-11-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 108
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
Finally got some work done

First off I drove my 540i over 3000km (from Vancouver to Edmonton and back) and absolutely no problems. She definitely loves the highway and thank god they finally raised the speed limit.

I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
Ok thanks for the super sarcastic response, but...

Ok thanks for the super sarcastic response, but if you bothered to read my post, I have brand new brakes and I have beded them in the proper way. I am not a NOOB to either E39s or cars. And I have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
Sorry didn't snap pictures, and I have already...

Sorry didn't snap pictures, and I have already repaired the wires.

The reason it probably happens is the obvious reason. All the times the trunk opens and closes, eventually is gunna snag up on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
Thanks Blu, but I have already read most of those...

Thanks Blu, but I have already read most of those links before. Since this is my second round with an E39 I have been very versed in the typical stuff.

Most of those links, link the shuddering to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
shuddering while braking

So I was coming down from highway speed and I got a really good shudder. The whole car vibrated quite a bit. I released the brake and re applied and just regular braking. It hasn't happened again,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
So as I thought and a few others thought, I have...

So as I thought and a few others thought, I have a broken wire in the trunk harness. I also found a couple of frayed wires as well.

Thanks for the suggestions :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
Yea that is what I figured. Gunna start looking...

Yea that is what I figured. Gunna start looking tonight
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
Trunk Sensor

Where is the trunk sensor located? It keeps telling me its open when its not. I tested it out and when its locked, the lights go out etc.

I recently replaced the latch. And I am assuming its in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
Yes that is dirt lol I have the fortune of...

Yes that is dirt lol

I have the fortune of working at an auto shop. I am the service advisor at a small shop (3 techs) My parts are at cost (Canadian cost still is high) and a lot of my labour is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
I'm back!

Its been a few years since I have owned my last 540i, and I just bought another one yesterday. I am very happy with new purchase and I am very excited to start pouring all my money back into a BMW......
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,886
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
Bosch

Bosch
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,176
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
Well my spark plug threads blew out, so this is...

Well my spark plug threads blew out, so this is on the back burner for now :(
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,886
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
Well I installed the plugs myself. I am 99% sure...

Well I installed the plugs myself. I am 99% sure i didnt cross thread them. But you never know. I am very careful with things like that...

So I need to know what my next steps are. I have ordered...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,886
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
Also, why did me car do this? Is this a sign of...

Also, why did me car do this? Is this a sign of failure of something else??
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,886
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
Yup I know what Helicoils are. What are my...

Yup I know what Helicoils are.

What are my steps? Pull the valve cover. Take it to a shop that can helicoil it and put er back in? And replace the spark plug and lead. what about the spark plug...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,886
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
Ok so I did indead blow out a plug. Thread is...

Ok so I did indead blow out a plug. Thread is gone. Plug is broken and conector is blown out too. Now what??? I can get a new lead and plug, but what do I do about my valve cover thread?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,886
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
did I just drop a cylinder? (Blown plug, please help)

So fired up the car this morning. Drove to work. Was running a little rough. Drove to supplier. Was running real rough. Then a clank clank clank clank. Thought it might just be my icv valve. Drove...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,176
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
Yup no prob! I am going to tackle this tomorrow...

Yup no prob! I am going to tackle this tomorrow afternoon.

I figured it out now, and I am 100% confident that 1 or 2 ways I have read on the forum should work no prob.

I kinda regret now not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,176
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
So all I have to do is remove the nuts for the...

So all I have to do is remove the nuts for the control arm, thrust arm, and tie rod and I should be able to remove the strut/spring. And the reasone for not being able to without is that the assembly...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,176
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
Front strut replacement. Not choosing, trying to DIY

I tried to search for some info, but all I got was threads about choices, not actually doing the job.

I bought some new Bilstein HD's for the front with the hardware. I just to a quick whack at...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-10-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
Where are the shift bushings? And how hard is it...

Where are the shift bushings? And how hard is it to replace them?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-05-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 679
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
thudding noise

So I am getting a "thudding" noise from the front left (driver) side when I turn or go over a bump. I would call it a soft thud and it usually thuds twice. I have done my control arm, tie rod, centre...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
Would dead cats cause an exhaust leask?

Would dead cats cause an exhaust leask?
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