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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 220
Posted By doru
Stewart will also decrease the coolant KTMP by a...

Stewart will also decrease the coolant KTMP by a few degrees Celsius.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-17-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,258
Posted By doru
If you would have searched, you would have found...

If you would have searched, you would have found a post with your exact symptom. here it is (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=505250) and thread #29 has the resolution.
Now I'm...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-17-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By doru
Engine at operating temp Unless it's called...

Engine at operating temp
Unless it's called something else
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-17-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By doru
There is a misconception that the M54 (and not...

There is a misconception that the M54 (and not only) is using oil due to the CCV system. It holds true if the CCV is shot, but many members experienced this gradual oil consumption over time, and it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 222
Posted By doru
Here are the specs of the springs, if anyone...

Here are the specs of the springs, if anyone could source them in the US (please post linky):

- one light load spring (green as per this site (http://www.bearingboys.co.uk/Die_Springs-2428-c))...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 222
Posted By doru
Bummer, the UK guys don't ship to Canada.....argh

Bummer, the UK guys don't ship to Canada.....argh
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 222
Posted By doru
I think I will give it a try - I'll start on my...

I think I will give it a try - I'll start on my e39 then move on to the e53 & e46. I also thought it's really nifty to have it pop up open for you when you have your arms full of stuff.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 222
Posted By doru
Trunk lid springs

Did anyone on this board install these?

here's a vid, and here are the links for the springs (http://www.bearingboys.co.uk/Die_Springs-2428-c) or ebay springs...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 708
Posted By doru
Poolman, you will know only when you pull the VCG...

Poolman, you will know only when you pull the VCG off, same for the grommets.

I changed the VCG with a Victor Reinz a long time ago - January 2008. In August 2009 I did the Vanos seals, and the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-12-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 410
Posted By doru
I found a slew of them here (http://car-part.com).

I found a slew of them here (http://car-part.com).
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 31,493
Posted By doru
You need a relay to feed power to the camera....

You need a relay to feed power to the camera. Splicing only in the reverse lights will not make it work.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By doru
If the wheels are from a 7 series, the hub might...

If the wheels are from a 7 series, the hub might not fit.

245/50/18 have the aspect ratio too big, and the speedometer will be off (as well as the calculated distance).
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-10-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 708
Posted By doru
Posted by Rajae ...

Posted by Rajae (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1023859)on the Fanatics side
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-10-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,287
Posted By doru
In the e39: ...

In the e39:

http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo241/doru_29/Hualigan/P1010363.jpg

http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo241/doru_29/Hualigan/P1010366.jpg

In the e53:
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-09-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 593
Posted By doru
GT1/INPA will actually read the correct temp of...

GT1/INPA will actually read the correct temp of the ATF while doing the procedure.
I had a slipping tranny plus hard shifting on BOTH my e39 & e53.
The e39 had probably a clogged filter (lots of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-09-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By doru
If you opt to buy a new module (which I did), you...

If you opt to buy a new module (which I did), you need GT1 to code the module & reset the sensors (SSS Progman to code the module & DIS v57 to reset the sensors). It's very easy to do. here is a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-08-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 418
Posted By doru
I'm also not sure why one has to remove the I.M....

I'm also not sure why one has to remove the I.M. for this job? I did this on my e46 this summer without removing the O.F.H. nor the I.M. and it was smooth sailing. Replaced the old style dipstick...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-08-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By doru
This will get expensive at the dealer. Test...

This will get expensive at the dealer.
Test your DISA first and see if the vacuum valve is still working (it should be OK, but you never know). If the valve is OK, get the DISA repair kit from Gary...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-08-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 562
Posted By doru
Sorry to hear the story, but better sooner than...

Sorry to hear the story, but better sooner than later (when kids are involved - that's a real bummer). Get well and get over this, your life is still ahead. I know I had my shares in the past.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-08-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By doru
Probably your ABS module is shot. A wheel speed...

Probably your ABS module is shot. A wheel speed sensor does not soft fail (Intermittent), the ABS module does - the welds crack and as the engine warms up, the cracks expand you get the intermittent...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-08-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,287
Posted By doru
No problem Jeff. If there were issues, you would...

No problem Jeff. If there were issues, you would have known very fast.
I also was very surprised when me and my friend compared the "premium" brand with Dynavin & Hualigan...
My friend retrofitted...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,814
Posted By doru
Best magnetic oil plug is ..... a good quality...

Best magnetic oil plug is ..... a good quality oil filter changed before 10K miles.....
If one would have ferrous shaving consistently, then either:
a.) The engine would be kaput ASAP (not because...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-02-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By doru
yes the passenger side. Clean theft, no damage. I...

yes the passenger side. Clean theft, no damage. I was also thinking removing the other side, but I'm afraid not to break those flimsy plastic clips. You can't purchase them individually, and they...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-02-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By doru
Roof molding stolen - need help to install

Somebody helped himself and stole the roof molding off my e46. It's similar to the roof molding of our e39. It's item #1 in the below pic:

http://realoem.com/bmw/diagrams/i/g/126.png

I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-01-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 152
Posted By doru
Yes, the you can hear it working - it has a very...

Yes, the you can hear it working - it has a very distinct sound, you can't miss it. Only with engine NOT running, otherwise you won't hear it.
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