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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 387
Posted By HTK12
I still don't understand why anyone would prefer...

I still don't understand why anyone would prefer a 520d. Besides being down on power it uses the Bosch VP44 pump which is the most unreliable diesel pump that I know. Maybe people there don't know...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 05:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 800
Posted By HTK12
Are you sure everything is bolted down securely?...

Are you sure everything is bolted down securely? Are all the alignment bolts securely fastened? Wheel bearing bolts? Have you checked the rear subframe for cracks and that it's securely bolted?...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 387
Posted By HTK12
Car looks great, but I can't understand why you...

Car looks great, but I can't understand why you have chosen 520d. I mean the engine is just miserable, I4 diesel with 134hp. It's the slowest e39. You have invested quite a bit of time and money on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By HTK12
This depends on how many miles on the cooling...

This depends on how many miles on the cooling system? If your short on money just replace the tank and replace the rest when you get money. I wouldn't try to glue it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-23-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 317
Posted By HTK12
Whoa, where were you driving? -57C is bloody...

Whoa, where were you driving? -57C is bloody cold. Did you block the kidneys and grills in bumper? I block them if I need to drive below -35C. With that kind of temperatures any pothole can break the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-22-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By HTK12
Is there a rattle coming from the engine? Could...

Is there a rattle coming from the engine? Could be that the timing chain guides have failed and the chain eaten up some aluminium. Check the flakes and then figure out what they could be. After that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 213
Posted By HTK12
If you want to buy it online go to:...

If you want to buy it online go to: http://bmwfans.info/ and type in 7 last digits of your cars VIN in the box. This will automatically indentify it. Then search for Pulse generator, crankshaft. Take...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 213
Posted By HTK12
Faulty Crankshaft sensor will prevent the car...

Faulty Crankshaft sensor will prevent the car from starting. This is clearly stated in BMW materials. Check wiring before replacing the sensor
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By HTK12
One option would be to put the rear end on jack...

One option would be to put the rear end on jack stands, turn of the dsc off and get the rear wheels up to speed where you can hear the noise and listen where the noise is coming from. If you do this...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By HTK12
I think that is just BS to sell oil. With modern...

I think that is just BS to sell oil. With modern synthetic oils I see no point in changing it after 3000 miles, if you spend most of the time cruising at 65mph. With hot climates use thicker oils...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By HTK12
A good trick is to jack up the rear and hold the...

A good trick is to jack up the rear and hold the spring with your fingers and turn the wheel with other hand. You'll can feel any roughness of the wheel bearing in the spring.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-20-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By HTK12
Id say wheel bearings. I had the same issue and...

Id say wheel bearings. I had the same issue and it was solved by changing rear wheel bearings. Car became so much quieter.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-20-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 321
Posted By HTK12
No there is nothing that could have gotten inside...

No there is nothing that could have gotten inside the engine that is now preventing it from running when the water pump exploded. If some pieces of the pump went into the water channels it could, in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By HTK12
With proper synthetic oils change between 10-15k...

With proper synthetic oils change between 10-15k kilometers depending on driving habits (long or short trips) and climate. Since the oil sensor seems to be acting up change it when you change the oil.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By HTK12
Cold?? What you talking about it's just 30F...

Cold?? What you talking about it's just 30F there.. That's pretty warm. :p I've wrenched on car when it was -30F. Just drive the car long enough for the IHKA to start blowing hot air (in auto mode)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By HTK12
Car batteries don't take well getting fully...

Car batteries don't take well getting fully drained. Maybe the battery didn't recover from that and now can't start the car. What is the battery voltage at rest and during cranking? Next step would...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By HTK12
You could try a simple test, set heat to 32c on...

You could try a simple test, set heat to 32c on both sides drive until you get heat on drivers side, stop and check are the both hoses leaving the water valves equally hot. If they are you know that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 213
Posted By HTK12
How long was the engine running when you last...

How long was the engine running when you last started it? It's a known issue that if you run the I6 for a short while (less than a minute) and shut it down it might not start the next time. Some call...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 213
Posted By HTK12
I doubt it's an compression issue. Some of the...

I doubt it's an compression issue. Some of the cylinders should fire with staring fluid even if some of the cylinders don't have proper compression. Were the spark plugs wet? if they weren't engine...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 213
Posted By HTK12
Could be battery, fuel pump, EWS.. When you were...

Could be battery, fuel pump, EWS.. When you were able to start it, did it idle and run smoothly (I mean before the issues you have had for last few days)?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By HTK12
If you shorted something you would know.. When...

If you shorted something you would know.. When you short a car battery sparks will fly.



As I said it doesn't. E39 has plastic cover on the side of the positive terminal effectively making it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-12-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By HTK12
It doesn't matter which terminal you...

It doesn't matter which terminal you disconnect/connect first.

OP are the battery terminals securely fastened?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-12-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By HTK12
I'd start by checking vacuum leaks. These cars...

I'd start by checking vacuum leaks. These cars should idle just fine even when it's -30F.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-11-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By HTK12
Most likely the water valves have failed. You can...

Most likely the water valves have failed. You can try to gently tap the valves. Quite common issue on e39 these days.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-11-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By HTK12
To get the tumbler out you need to turn the key...

To get the tumbler out you need to turn the key to correct position and push the latch. I've used L shaped hex key to push it. Paperclips are bit flimsy for the job.
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