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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By Dackelone
try disconnecting your MAF... and driving it. I...

try disconnecting your MAF... and driving it. I had a cold start issue where the engine would just miss like made for two minutes... then it would run smooth - as if someone threw a switch. The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,583
Posted By Dackelone
I replaced my e39's FSU last year. I bought the...

I replaced my e39's FSU last year. I bought the new FSU from my bmw zentrum. It worked fine for a year. But now it works 95% of the time. Sometimes the AC/blower will just stop for a few seconds or a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,070
Posted By Dackelone
CCV is bad. +1 on finding a new mechanic.

CCV is bad.

+1 on finding a new mechanic.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 863
Posted By Dackelone
IF you drive near Philly... Simeone Auto...

IF you drive near Philly...

Simeone Auto Museum in Philadelphia, Pa
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=819882
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 670
Posted By Dackelone
I bought a "cheap" fan clutch from ebay.de over...

I bought a "cheap" fan clutch from ebay.de over here. It only cost me like 40 euros. It was doing the same thing. I ran it for a week. After two days I ordered a real OE fan clutch for 90 euros. The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 670
Posted By Dackelone
One of the problems is when you drive around with...

One of the problems is when you drive around with a locked up fan clutch or a malfunctioning fan clutch... is that you are putting an awful strain on the bearing(s) of your water pump. This is the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 670
Posted By Dackelone
I bought a cheap cooling fan clutch off the...

I bought a cheap cooling fan clutch off the internet. It also had issues. I broke down and bought a BMW dealer fan clutch - and no more fan issues. The BMW part wasn't that much more vs the OE part....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By Dackelone
Do your wipers not work at all? Or does only the...

Do your wipers not work at all? Or does only the intermittent function not work? IF you wipers are all dead... first check the relay.

IF its only your intermittent wipers its possible that you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-13-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 73,506
Posted By Dackelone
Great videos by BavAuto! That is exactly how I...

Great videos by BavAuto! That is exactly how I changed my trans fluid. :thumbsup:

I do have some tips though. Before draining your old fluid... MAKE SURE your fill plug can be opened. Nothing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 54,020
Posted By Dackelone
severe530i you might want to get out your...

severe530i you might want to get out your VOM(volt/ohm/meter) and try some tests.

With the engine off and the battery hooked up to the car... a good battery will show at least 12.8 (dc) volts....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-28-2013, 03:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By Dackelone
There is a tool you can buy that plugs into the...

There is a tool you can buy that plugs into the OBD1 socket under the hood. The round multi pin connector. Use this to run over the engine. The tool is a special plug and a push down switch. Should...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By Dackelone
Why replace the whole OSV >? Just flat rate the...

Why replace the whole OSV >? Just flat rate the replacement in ten minutes...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKNeN8tR3wM


here is how to replace the whole OSV though.... This is what your in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-08-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,408
Posted By Dackelone
#2 in picture...

#2 in picture...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-08-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,408
Posted By Dackelone
IF your radiator is over seven years old... your...

IF your radiator is over seven years old... your radiator is due for replacement. The plastic end caps start to leak over time. Also the inner cooling fins are toast at about that age. Most people...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-08-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,408
Posted By Dackelone
The hose should come off relatively easy. IF not,...

The hose should come off relatively easy. IF not, you probably have some serious corrosion on the inside of your radiator.

So you are trying to remove the hose behind/under the driver's headlight...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-08-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By Dackelone
The electric one(in front of the radiator, seen...

The electric one(in front of the radiator, seen with the hood open) or the (large fan) one driven via the water pump ?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By Dackelone
I would replace that rear O2 sensor and see what...

I would replace that rear O2 sensor and see what happens.

I bought my Bosch O2 sensor's off of ebay for $60 each. I went with Bosch OEM ones that were plug & play. Over here in Germany they were...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 73,506
Posted By Dackelone
Arrow "Liqui Moly Top Tec ATF 1200 Automatikgetriebeöl"

Why not use what ZF says to use>? Here is a good place to buy the ZF LifeGuard fluid.

http://www.thectsc.com/index.php?p=catalog&parent=56&pg=1


That said, I could not find the ZF fluid over...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By Dackelone
NKAT-Probe is the secondary cat sensor. The one...

NKAT-Probe is the secondary cat sensor. The one after the cat.

What year is this e39? And what engine? It must be a fairly late model LCI(face lift) model. I would replace that post cat sensor...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-18-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,260
Posted By Dackelone
Personally I would only use thrust rods bought...

Personally I would only use thrust rods bought from a BMW dealer or Lemforder (aftermarket OE ones). The Meyle stuff (OEM)just doesn't last very long. I replaced my Meyle thrust rods with Lemforder...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-17-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 937
Posted By Dackelone
You should replace the radiator. Its gonna fail....

You should replace the radiator. Its gonna fail. I would also replace your fan clutch and fan blades too. Also replace your radiator cap - the cap can go bad over time.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,642
Posted By Dackelone
For thrust rod bushing... I would ONLY use BMW...

For thrust rod bushing... I would ONLY use BMW dealer bought bushings. Don't mess around with aftermarket parts.
Forum: 5 Series DIY 03-16-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 80,839
Posted By Dackelone
IF you don't have the proper tools, let a pro do...

IF you don't have the proper tools, let a pro do the job. As for which sockets you need... didn't you see/read page one of this thread?

Or even this thread... ...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 03-16-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 80,839
Posted By Dackelone
I had the same problem when I replaced my front...

I had the same problem when I replaced my front end suspension with aftermarket Meyle units. I will never use them again.

The vibration under medium to hard braking went away once I had my BMW...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 72,894
Posted By Dackelone
^^Sorry, I use a Vacuum Extractor sold by Griots....

^^Sorry, I use a Vacuum Extractor sold by Griots. It has never failed me in my many oil changes. I suspect yours must have something blocking the inside of your extractor. Maybe try using some brake...
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