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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2016, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By cn90
"Normal" Coolant Loss: 1 cup/5K?

Hi guys,

I understand that this has been discussed before, my cooling system is up-to-date, zero leaks.
I have owned the car now for 10 years and notice that every 5K (every time I change oil), I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2016, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By cn90
Another way to verify is: - With car inside...

Another way to verify is:
- With car inside garage, get an independent thermometer and compare the car against the thermometer.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By cn90
Edgy is right, heat radiating from the road...

Edgy is right, heat radiating from the road surface can be brutal.
Just do an experiment on your driveway, hold the thermometer at different heights from the concrete driveway and see what you get...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By cn90
This person "bmwoem1" is in the NYC area, give it...

This person "bmwoem1" is in the NYC area, give it a try:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=693230
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-02-2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 619
Posted By cn90
Tons of info in forum. please search first.

Tons of info in forum. please search first.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By cn90
The concept of preloading the CSB is from engine...

The concept of preloading the CSB is from engine torque.
When the engine is running and pulling the car forward, the engine torque pulls the driveshaft forward 2-3mm or so (if you have a Manual...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2016, 04:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By cn90
Get another OFH on ebay for cheap. Use correct...

Get another OFH on ebay for cheap.
Use correct torque during install.
Get a new OFH gasket ($6 at dealer, don't use aftermarket).
I posted tricks on how to seat the OFH down properly to prevent...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2016, 07:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 946
Posted By cn90
I have driven a lot of other cars just for fun...

I have driven a lot of other cars just for fun (Lexus, Audi, Porsche etc.), the E39 is hard to beat.

Although it is becoming a vintage car, the engineering aspect of the E39 is amazing, from...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-26-2016, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By cn90
Yes, Old filter cap left behind, courtesy...

Yes,

Old filter cap left behind, courtesy of:
1. Substandard part (the glue was not able to stand up to heat)...or
2. Extended change interval such as 10K.

Whatever, it is a good habit to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 213
Posted By cn90
You should replace all 6 hoses... ...

You should replace all 6 hoses...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=538290
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-14-2016, 05:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By cn90
To damage an AT while towing with active-drive...

To damage an AT while towing with active-drive wheels on the ground, you need to tow at least 60-80 miles for the damage to occur (simply b/c the ATF pump is not running as engine is OFF).

So 3...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-10-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By cn90
This has been discussed MANY times here. ...

This has been discussed MANY times here.

EARLY version.
DIY: 1998 528i Fuel Filter, Fuel Hose Replacement
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=641004


LATER version.
Fuel...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-05-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By cn90
OBD-II Cable: USB Type vs Ethernet Type

Hope some software gurus can help...

I already have INPA and USB-type OBD-II connector cable.
A friend has the F series car and says you need the Ethernet type.

The question is: can you use...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-04-2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 559
Posted By cn90
- Use ONLY BMW reservoir. - Then search...

- Use ONLY BMW reservoir.

- Then search forum for cooling overhaul.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-04-2016, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 949
Posted By cn90
Couple thoughts and update before I forget... ...

Couple thoughts and update before I forget...

1. The middle U-joints (near the CSB): At 160K, they are still good with no play.
These joints are not available in the aftermarket, so if they go,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-03-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 93,614
Posted By cn90
Fernanm, You are a smart person, you read...

Fernanm,
You are a smart person, you read everything correctly.
I have nothing to add.
You must be a meticulous engineer lol...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-02-2016, 04:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 501
Posted By cn90
You need to read this thread below... ISSUE:...

You need to read this thread below...

ISSUE: Unable to Seal Thermostat Housing
http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2268761-ISSUE-Unable-to-Seal-Thermostat-Housing
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,636
Posted By cn90
I may get some dry ice, wrap it in tiny ziploc...

I may get some dry ice, wrap it in tiny ziploc bag + rubber band for 30 min to see how cold it gets, then tap it out.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,636
Posted By cn90
HEAT vs COLD... We keep talking about heat...

HEAT vs COLD...

We keep talking about heat (MAPP gas etc.), but someone told me COLD works too.
It "shrinks" the stud enough for it to lose the grip, then tap it out.
Use either dry ice and the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 949
Posted By cn90
Below is a similar DIY driveshaft for an E83 X3...

Below is a similar DIY driveshaft for an E83 X3 model[b], this guy knew the exhaust bolts would likely break if he removed them, so all he did was dropping the rear part of the exhaust down.

At...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-29-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,636
Posted By cn90
Thanks, good to know gasket can handle MAPP gas...

Thanks, good to know gasket can handle MAPP gas heat.

Right now, my Bank #2 exhaust flange is held by 2 bolts and seems fine, no leak.
One of these days when I am bored, I will attack the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-29-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,636
Posted By cn90
You heated the flange with the gasket in place?...

You heated the flange with the gasket in place? Just curious.
Does the heat from MAPP gas kill the exhaust gasket?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-29-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,636
Posted By cn90
I think you don't understand the peculiar issue...

I think you don't understand the peculiar issue of the 1998 528i:

- The 1998 528i flange connection is further up upstream, in order to undo the 3 bolts, I have to lower the exhaust, not something...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-29-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 182
Posted By cn90
Are you talking about the lever in the cabin? I...

Are you talking about the lever in the cabin? I just replaced mine, see the DIY below:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=882746

I bought a new one and installed it.

The old...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-28-2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,636
Posted By cn90
A little update. - For the past week, the...

A little update.

- For the past week, the Bank #2 Exhaust Flange is held by only 1 bolt, interestingly no leak. But I want to make it right, so...

- RF Tire up on ramp again.

- Drilling...
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