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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-02-2015, 04:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 608
Posted By Fudman
There is not much you can do except leave a small...

There is not much you can do except leave a small sign saying "Nothing of value inside". I did this for our house in Maine, which is unoccupied 90% of the time and it worked for years. If they have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By Fudman
I would reuse the damaged bushing. The bushing...

I would reuse the damaged bushing. The bushing lip sees only the axial load due to bolt torquing. It should not see any suspension loading, which is carried by the bushing barrel. Then take your...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By Fudman
Do not lock your door if the actuator has failed....

Do not lock your door if the actuator has failed. Otherwise you must damage the door panel to open the door. Other than that, a one hour job.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By Fudman
P0015 is related to the camshaft position sensor,...

P0015 is related to the camshaft position sensor, not the Vanos. Your mechanic replaced the wrong part, which is why your problem still exists. Replace the correct part (& use a BMW CPS only).
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,489
Posted By Fudman
As you say, these things are unrelated. So it...

As you say, these things are unrelated. So it does not matter which you do first.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,489
Posted By Fudman
Not on the M54.

Not on the M54.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-23-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By Fudman
I would use multiple zip ties (at least 6 on each...

I would use multiple zip ties (at least 6 on each side, more if you have a large load) on each side. Get the largest you can find (100 lb minimum tensile rating). Put some foam between the basket...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By Fudman
only 3 years and 20K+ on my HEPU

only 3 years and 20K+ on my HEPU
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By Fudman
You should also consider replacing the struts as...

You should also consider replacing the struts as these play a bigger role in the ride and handling. Sway bar links are also part of the full package. While the control arms and tie rods should be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-16-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 353
Posted By Fudman
These statements are true. At zero camber, the...

These statements are true. At zero camber, the tires are vertical and (in theory) should wear evenly. Increasing negative camber changes the road contact characteristics of the tires, resulting in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-14-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 489
Posted By Fudman
Ed is correct but to clarify things a bit, torque...

Ed is correct but to clarify things a bit, torque determines your top speed.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 791
Posted By Fudman
Measure the distance from the ground to the...

Measure the distance from the ground to the bottom edge of the wheel fender. Compare this against the normal height. You'll need to search for that dimension. It's here somewhere.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 791
Posted By Fudman
+1, I have never heard of an e39 breaking a...

+1, I have never heard of an e39 breaking a spring. Honda has an issue with springs. My 02 Civic broke a spring last week at 150K.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-10-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By Fudman
I have rarely seen a broken spring mentioned on...

I have rarely seen a broken spring mentioned on an e39. However, my daughter's 02 Honda Civic just broke a front spring at 150K. I would search these forums to see how often this occurs before...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-10-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By Fudman
No, the fan shroud must be removed. Read the...

No, the fan shroud must be removed. Read the Beisan procedure.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-10-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By Fudman
+1. If you have 235/45-17 all around, swap the...

+1. If you have 235/45-17 all around, swap the front with the backs to see if the speed where the vibration occurs changes. If it does, balance if the cause.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-06-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,473
Posted By Fudman
Just did it. If you have ever tapped a hole...

Just did it. If you have ever tapped a hole before, it is a straightforward process. Just make sure the tool is aligned with the axis of the hole.



A torque wrench should be considered a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-05-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By Fudman
My experience is that a bad ball joint is...

My experience is that a bad ball joint is obviously bad when tested. The most common test is to jack the car up and grab the tire at the N-S position and twist. Any excess movement means there is a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-04-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By Fudman
If these are your original suspension components...

If these are your original suspension components then I would say the source of your symptoms is likely:
1. Your thrust arm bushings are shot. These are prone to failure in as little as 50K or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-04-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,473
Posted By Fudman
No drilling is required. The original hole...

No drilling is required. The original hole serves as the guide. Read the directions! This is a three step process, not two!
1. The tap tool cuts the threads for the insert.
2. The seat...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-02-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,473
Posted By Fudman
The 4412 kit is what you need. The step tap and...

The 4412 kit is what you need. The step tap and insert driver are about 3.5" long. These tools fit inside the wrench extension (4" from end to T wrench handle) which gives you a net length of 6"...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-02-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 993
Posted By Fudman
No, the TimeSert kit has tap that will rethread...

No, the TimeSert kit has tap that will rethread the spark plug hole for their insert. There is also a countersinking tool and step involved. Once the hole is properly cut, you install the insert. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-01-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By Fudman
Failing Vanos seals could be the cause (although...

Failing Vanos seals could be the cause (although some may dispute that). My M54 had a hesitation problem (when warmed up only). Replacing the seals fixed that issue. I suggest you research Vanos...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-01-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Fudman
Ina is considered an OEM source but the original...

Ina is considered an OEM source but the original part is Genuine BMW. But it's about 80% more expensive. INA makes many pulleys and tensioners for the M54 and has a good rep. Go ahead and use it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-01-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By Fudman
Vanos seals, DISA, and CCV are candidates for for...

Vanos seals, DISA, and CCV are candidates for for failure and should be monitored. ATF & brake fluid are candidates for replacement.
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