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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 01:08 PM
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Posted By poolman
Should be able to drop the new engine and tranny...

Should be able to drop the new engine and tranny in,,then plug and play with what you have....might have to ,,before you crank the car up,,,turn the key to the second knotch, then(not cranking the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-19-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,257
Posted By poolman
Post is 4 years old,,he's probably not even...

Post is 4 years old,,he's probably not even driving the car now---The smoke test, is performed with an expensive piece of equipment,,that injects smoke into the intake manifold,,with pressure. Where...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-18-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 504
Posted By poolman
Drive the car, and enjoy what you have now. Don't...

Drive the car, and enjoy what you have now. Don't look back....Just keep the engine you have now ,,well maintained,,and you should have years of life, left in the car...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By poolman
Thanks Ron--It dawned on me after leaving the...

Thanks Ron--It dawned on me after leaving the store,,,the inside diameter was ,,indeed the 7--with the 3 mm as the diameter of the ring.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 101
Posted By poolman
It's called a bleed screw. You need to replace...

It's called a bleed screw. You need to replace it. They break from time to time,,inexpensive part.. You have the same part on your stat housing..I keep a couple of them around ,,but my best answer is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By poolman
I just returned from my local Fastenal store. I...

I just returned from my local Fastenal store. I tried to use the 7X3mm size to purchase the 0 rings I need. When I saw the parts I knew they were way to small to do the job. After getting back home...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By poolman
Thank you Sir--I hadn't a clue , that Real Oem,...

Thank you Sir--I hadn't a clue , that Real Oem, had the size--thought they could only give me the part #
Thanks Agian
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By poolman
0 ring size for distribution unit

Anyone know the size of these 0 rings for the distribution unit,,? Just wondering about finding these somewhere else,,my BMW people are out of them,,and it takes weeks for them to come across with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-14-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By poolman
No--I'm pointing to the distribution unit --that...

No--I'm pointing to the distribution unit --that sits on top of the intake,,that the CCV valve is hooked to---
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-14-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By poolman
Check the distribution unit,,on #6 post --might...

Check the distribution unit,,on #6 post --might have a worn 0 ring there and letting air come through into #6 cylinder and causing a misfire
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-14-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By poolman
With good tires and the suspension rebuilt to...

With good tires and the suspension rebuilt to spec--Sometimes I feel all I need to do is think where she needs to be ,and the car reacts,
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-11-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 790
Posted By poolman
Sounds like you might be have a problem with your...

Sounds like you might be have a problem with your alternator...and that could be just the voltage regulator that's built into it. You can replace the reg, without removing the alt,,,but if you have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-11-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By poolman
Not strange if you consider,,your probably using...

Not strange if you consider,,your probably using gas that has lead added to it ,,and the car is set up that way. If you use leaded gas in a car with 02 sensors--they will die a quick death..
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-11-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By poolman
Where Do You Live? This car is ,,set up for...

Where Do You Live? This car is ,,set up for running on leaded gas or something. Are there connectors and 02 sensors for the cat's--or do you even have cat's? I can see the black plastic plugs...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 640
Posted By poolman
Might try ,,just draining the fluid and refilling...

Might try ,,just draining the fluid and refilling again--just to get some more of the dirty fluid out of it. When I first replaced mine--drained fluid,,refilled ,,drove a few mile and drained again...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By poolman
Sounds like you have a vacuum leak somewhere--I...

Sounds like you have a vacuum leak somewhere--I don't see how the fuel filter job could have caused this--unless the vacuum hose , controlling the fuel pressure regulator was torn ,,or not put back...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 894
Posted By poolman
After reading this--I cleaned the car ,,and...

After reading this--I cleaned the car ,,and detailed the inside,,bought new rubber mats and cleaned and applied the Leather conditioner...Wife almost slid out of her seat---
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By poolman
Great Job,,interesting pic's--Intake Valves...

Great Job,,interesting pic's--Intake Valves looked nice and clean...Did you replace all of the vacuum hose's while you were in there?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-05-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 38,429
Posted By poolman
The spring may be too strong for the...

The spring may be too strong for the engine--(your sure you have it fitted the correct way,,I take it)--I used a PCV valve from a late 60's Ford 6 cylinder, bought from Auto Zone --it had a 90...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-05-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 488
Posted By poolman
I have switched to spraying WD40 at the top of...

I have switched to spraying WD40 at the top of those posts on the top of the distribution unit--use the little straw that comes with the can--only takes just a little bit to fill the wells--fill them...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-05-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 416
Posted By poolman
I would stay away from AMMCO and find a shop that...

I would stay away from AMMCO and find a shop that knows BMW's and have them do the job--there's more to it than just drain and refill--I'm also pointing out ...not to flush the system--just drain the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-04-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 416
Posted By poolman
You need to change the filter and the fluid...

You need to change the filter and the fluid out--these filters are different that the ones used for years in older cars--they are made of a media fiber and can and will clog up--My car's tranny was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-04-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 488
Posted By poolman
More than likely--it's a vacuum leak some where

More than likely--it's a vacuum leak some where
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,150
Posted By poolman
The dual temp sensor isn't listed in the above...

The dual temp sensor isn't listed in the above list--might need to search some more for to find the part #--But I can tell you where it's located on your engine--it should be back behind the intake...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By poolman
A Hiss, Is A Leak

A Hiss, Is A Leak
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