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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 981
Posted By viking28
$9,600 purchase March 2012 - with 92,000 miles;...

$9,600 purchase March 2012 - with 92,000 miles; 01 540 6 speed sport
$1,200 repairs 2012 - Window regulator, window tint, tensioner bolt and other small stuff
$1,700 repairs 2013 - PS pump and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,960
Posted By viking28
Wow! I am thinking the same thing, but I have...

Wow! I am thinking the same thing, but I have half the miles and a 45,000 mi old timing chain tensioner. Leaking some oil from the timing chain cover, but all else seems solid. I would love to get...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-21-2016, 05:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 566
Posted By viking28
Yes! No more fault code and Idle sounds much...

Yes! No more fault code and Idle sounds much better.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-21-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 566
Posted By viking28
Temp fix...got a M6 X 40mm bolt, cut 10mm off and...

Temp fix...got a M6 X 40mm bolt, cut 10mm off and used all the old parts, tightened all down and just drove 30 or so miles. No leaking. I got most of the oil out when I fixed the stud, but there...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-21-2016, 05:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 566
Posted By viking28
So here is everything out. I can't find the...

So here is everything out. I can't find the specs of the threaded mounting bolt. Is this something I might be able to find at a hardware store?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 566
Posted By viking28
Do you think this could cause the 1161 code?

Do you think this could cause the 1161 code?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 566
Posted By viking28
Will do, BMW parts closed tomorrow, hopefully...

Will do, BMW parts closed tomorrow, hopefully they have 1 available Monday morning!

Thanks!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 566
Posted By viking28
http://youtu.be/q1P6LTqUMx0 Video link

http://youtu.be/q1P6LTqUMx0

Video link
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 566
Posted By viking28
Valve cover bolt broken

I have had 2 P1161 codes the last 2 weeks and today I decided to explore the CCV, using some techniques from this board. Along the way I inspected the VCG job I did 2 years ago and found a ton of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-22-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,309
Posted By viking28
I have needed this O ring, do you know the...

I have needed this O ring, do you know the diameter off the top of your head? Will any thick flat o ring of X diameter work? No ace hardwares here.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By viking28
Easy, I was stationed in Alameda and lived in...

Easy, I was stationed in Alameda and lived in Benicia. German Auto did most of my routine work...they are on Park St in Alameda Benicia Motor Works did my suspension rebuild and other preventative...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By viking28
So I come to a stop light after I had dropped of...

So I come to a stop light after I had dropped of my daughter, and steam is rising under the hood. I find the next parking lot and pop the hood. The part above broke. My mechanic said it was a bad...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-15-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,657
Posted By viking28
I found some Bridgestone Potenzas to replace my...

I found some Bridgestone Potenzas to replace my Dunlops, all 4 are RE050A, but the front are W rated and the rear are V rated. Any issue as long as i keep it under 150?***55357;***56860;
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,047
Posted By viking28
I bought my 2001 540 sport 6 speed 2 1/2 years...

I bought my 2001 540 sport 6 speed 2 1/2 years ago from a Honda dealer with 92k on it. They had replaced the VCGs and I noticed the Behr radiator had a tag detailing it was built in 2009. They...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By viking28
Small coolant leak

Check it out...

I can't find the name for this neck. Neither detailed in water pump/thermostat drawing or radiator drawings.

What is this parts name, what could cause it leaking and should it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By viking28
is that more a nuisance or can a failed VANOS...

is that more a nuisance or can a failed VANOS solenoid cause damage over time?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By viking28
bmw

bmw
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-13-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By viking28
timing chain slap after replacing tensioner

Hi,

I replaced my timing chain tensioner from Bavarian Auto about 10-15K ago and starting to get that rattle again on cold start up recently. Is it possible that a portion of the guide is already...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-23-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3,358
Views: 394,091
Posted By viking28
01 540 6 speed M Sport

Here is my 2001,
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,299
Posted By viking28
So much info is exchanged on this board, price on...

So much info is exchanged on this board, price on parts, labor and yes, price paid for our rides...this is a free market economy we live in where the informed consumer rules.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,299
Posted By viking28
Nice, makes me wonder how many of these Sports...

Nice, makes me wonder how many of these Sports (01-03) are sitting in someone's garage with low miles. My guess would be very, very few. You are wise to keep it for special trips. Mine is a daily...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-02-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,486
Posted By viking28
What was your total cost? I was told my 01 540...

What was your total cost? I was told my 01 540 with about 125K needs lower front control arms, no symptoms so i am hesitant to act. However, if i need to go down that road, i might as well do the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 16,413
Posted By viking28
Completed!

Got the valve and replaced in about 15 minutes on my 540! Not bad, need to clear the code and start, but I feel the job was done right.

Thanks for all the great info!!!!!!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By viking28
Thanks Bill! Amazing article 7 years old and...

Thanks Bill! Amazing article 7 years old and still on point today. My goal is to keep this gem for at least 5 more years. Hopefully with this new job if can save money to do righteous maintenence...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By viking28
Fellas, Thanks for the advice. I researched...

Fellas,

Thanks for the advice. I researched many of your posts today and focused on the coolant system. The radiator and hoses look good. The previous owner must have replaced, as the current...
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