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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-05-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 798
Posted By vclifford
Final Update: This weekend I sort of fixed the...

Final Update:
This weekend I sort of fixed the car. I could not open the alternator , the last stripped out screw just did not budge even with a screw extractor . My first mistake was to use normal...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 798
Posted By vclifford
I did not order the Alt from Lulu Parts on ebay....

I did not order the Alt from Lulu Parts on ebay. I asked them about Warranty , they say 3 months warranty from them and then one can contact Bosch for period after that. I do not think Bosch will...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 798
Posted By vclifford
Thanks C90. I have the alternator pulled apart...

Thanks C90. I have the alternator pulled apart but one screw rounded off, not a big deal.

What do you think about this. Looks like a deal , will wait for your feedback before placing the order.
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 798
Posted By vclifford
Hmm, I made it this far but now one screw is...

Hmm, I made it this far but now one screw is rounded off and I can not take it out. Bearings have very less play, may be squeak was coming from something else , I will check car quest,
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 798
Posted By vclifford
Thanks bluebee I read all these threads, now the...

Thanks bluebee I read all these threads, now the big question is should I buy a rebuilt Alt @190$ from fcpeuro or rebuild it myself. Rebuild can be only replace the voltage regulator only $30 or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 798
Posted By vclifford
The voltage does not go up with higher rpms, at...

The voltage does not go up with higher rpms, at 3k they were just 12.3 volts. I think Squeal comes from alt pulley.
idler roller and belt are 5 month old, the tensioner is old
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 798
Posted By vclifford
I will have to double check that with the help of...

I will have to double check that with the help of other person, although I did it and rushed to the trunk thinking that numbers might be still high but they were falling towards 12.1 - 12.2
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 798
Posted By vclifford
There was a tire issue, driver side tire's inner...

There was a tire issue, driver side tire's inner side wall had ballooned, do not know what would have caused this, may be going over a pot hole. This must have been giving the effect of going over ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 798
Posted By vclifford
I replaced the battery. The voltage at battery is...

I replaced the battery. The voltage at battery is 12.43V . Started the car, Voltage jumped to 14 or so and I could hear a squealing sound from the alternator area. The Squealing sound went away...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 798
Posted By vclifford
Lights were not that Dim but now overall I might...

Lights were not that Dim but now overall I might have cranked may be 10 times so battery is completely Dead. I am seeing a completely dead car battery for the first time. I drive 45 miles everyday. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 798
Posted By vclifford
Here is the whole story, as now I am back home...

Here is the whole story, as now I am back home trying to figure out the mess.

For last couple of days I have been getting a lot of road feedback through the has pedal. It felt as if there chewing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 798
Posted By vclifford
Emergency help needed

I was driving to office and all of sudden I noticed brake abs and DSC light flickering, one by one. I stopped at traffic light and thought I should restart the car. Car just never restarted. I does...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-10-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 591
Posted By vclifford
Just a silly thought, why don't you use say 50%...

Just a silly thought, why don't you use say 50% cleaner (kreen Kano Lab, MMO)- 50% oil solution. Also put a quart in 1/2 tank of gas. Then just idle it for 5 minutes, let it soak for a day or two and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-08-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,154
Posted By vclifford
I found a repair method. ...

I found a repair method.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=719152&highlight=jacking+point
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-06-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,154
Posted By vclifford
Yep, in that case I may have to buy all in one...

Yep, in that case I may have to buy all in one jack stand combo if I have to work longer on that axle.

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-06-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,154
Posted By vclifford
Cn90, Thanks for posting that, now rear sub frame...

Cn90, Thanks for posting that, now rear sub frame bushing area is my only option for jacking. Do you know any other points in that area which can be used for putting a jack stand.

If there none...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,154
Posted By vclifford
This blurry picture shows the failed weld. I...

This blurry picture shows the failed weld. I sprayed rust converter that is why all the area is black. Such things take away the confidence. I used to have 1990 Volvo 240 which had rust issues @240 k...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-04-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,154
Posted By vclifford
Thanks for the good wishes, it is bit unnerving...

Thanks for the good wishes, it is bit unnerving experience. The weldings on the side of frame rail gave up along with other rusted bits. I will try to add a photo of failed welding. The actual jack...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-04-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,154
Posted By vclifford
Jack point collapsed

I was putting on summer tires and the factory jack point caved in, luckily there was snow tire underneath the car, jack was trolley type jack and the summer tire was on the hub with one lug nut...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 58,680
Posted By vclifford
In a PVC/CCV system filtration is of air from...

In a PVC/CCV system filtration is of air from crankcase/valve cover so that oil droplets do not get fed to air intake and create carbon deposits on valves and piston. Oil filter is a separate item. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 58,680
Posted By vclifford
I was also confused by the filtration requirement...

I was also confused by the filtration requirement for this application and I thought it is best to get good wilkerson coalescing filter (boro silicate with specifications up to 0.5 microns) . A...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By vclifford
Thanks Doc. I will glue gasket to cover this time...

Thanks Doc. I will glue gasket to cover this time and any way will use this gasket sealant liberally this time. I found that it leaks one bolt away from the corner bolt, some copper gasket...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By vclifford
Valve Cover Gasket and Winter

For last two winters the valve cover gasket starts leaks at the peak of winter. Today I smelled burning oil while coming to office and it looks like valve cover gasket, did not dive deeper to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-23-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By vclifford
That is good approximation. I will do the same....

That is good approximation. I will do the same. I could not find thermal coefficient of expansion of coolant.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-22-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By vclifford
how do you check coolant level when ambient temperature is 30F

How do you check coolant level when ambient temperature is 30F. The correct procedure demands certain ambient temp I think it is 20*c .The dipstick sticks level varies depending on temp.

I am...
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