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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 85
Posted By HTK12
As JimLev said, it could be rusted. If it is I...

As JimLev said, it could be rusted. If it is I would replace the booster. I see no reason to replace the MC.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 02:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 426
Posted By HTK12
You ran the risk of blowing the headgasket, if...

You ran the risk of blowing the headgasket, if you keep overheating the engine. Without pictures it's really hard to help you diagnose the issue. I'd suggest you to take it to BMW specialist for a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,516
Posted By HTK12
By using proper diagnostic tool. For DIY guy I'd...

By using proper diagnostic tool. For DIY guy I'd recommend NCS Expert. Takes about a minute to do.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,516
Posted By HTK12
If it's annoying code it off.

If it's annoying code it off.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,516
Posted By HTK12
Just code it off..

Just code it off..
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 244
Posted By HTK12
These cars are designed to use engine braking. It...

These cars are designed to use engine braking. It helps fuel economy a small bit and it's quite useful for mountain roads.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 188
Posted By HTK12
I wouldn't be worrying about valve cover...

I wouldn't be worrying about valve cover gaskets.. Cooling system, timing chain guides, suspension, transmission etc. are way more important and more expensive to repair.. You can easily DIY the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 240
Posted By HTK12
Since you have over heated it several times there...

Since you have over heated it several times there is quite high change that the threads in the block won't hold when you install the head.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 316
Posted By HTK12
No the voltage would be lower because more...

No the voltage would be lower because more equipment is turned on when you turn the key to pos II. How much lower depends on blower settings etc. Best would be to use DMM to measure the voltage...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 316
Posted By HTK12
That is too low. About that video, did that guy...

That is too low. About that video, did that guy sound like he knew what he was doing? To me it sure as h*ll didn't. Just for future don't believe everything you hear on the internet.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 316
Posted By HTK12
That is not how you reset ECU in e39.

That is not how you reset ECU in e39.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 404
Posted By HTK12
This evening most of the ramps/intesections were...

This evening most of the ramps/intesections were covered in black ice and is was really slippery even with studded tires. When you got snow you got quite high chance of hitting black ice. So I'd...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 404
Posted By HTK12
That is BS. Factory studded tires are way better...

That is BS. Factory studded tires are way better when it gets really slippery. The braking distance on ice is about 50% shorter on studded vs non-studded tires. That is when we compare the best of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 404
Posted By HTK12
Yeah 540 drives just fine without fish tailing,...

Yeah 540 drives just fine without fish tailing, if I drive it normally. However occasionally (quite often really :rofl:) I feel the need, the need to drive it like I stole it. Even with DSC on it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 404
Posted By HTK12
Got proper winter tires. High performance summer...

Got proper winter tires. High performance summer tires are useless when there is snow. When you compare non highperfomance FWD cars to E39 you'll notice that E39 usually has high performance summer...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 100
Posted By HTK12
Impossible to say anything without pictures. Just...

Impossible to say anything without pictures. Just put the car on jackstands and get under it to take a look. While you got the front in the air check for play in front suspension components on both...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-21-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By HTK12
The thing in the first picture is the hood sensor...

The thing in the first picture is the hood sensor for alarm. It should be connected in the drivers side cabin air filter housing. However picture 3 shows that the mounting point for that sensor is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-21-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 699
Posted By HTK12
He must be talking about DME-EWS sync, which can...

He must be talking about DME-EWS sync, which can be lost. The proper way is to do DME-EWS sync. With a proper scanner it takes a minute to do. And figuring this out shouldn't take more than few...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 558
Posted By HTK12
Quite warm actually, it was ~34F.

Quite warm actually, it was ~34F.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,721
Posted By HTK12
E39 is pretty cheap to maintain compared to e60....

E39 is pretty cheap to maintain compared to e60. That being said if you don't DIY the bills will be massive. That is pretty much the case with any over 10 year old BMW. I replaced my PS pump less...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,721
Posted By HTK12
Topaz540i has made quite thorough parts list for...

Topaz540i has made quite thorough parts list for this job: http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1776282-M62-vanos-and-timing-parts-list-master-checklist
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,721
Posted By HTK12
OSV = Oil Separator Valve. It's located behind...

OSV = Oil Separator Valve. It's located behind timing covers and takes few minutes to replace once the timing covers are removed. It's plastic and if it fails you need to teardown the engine to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 571
Posted By HTK12
Kicking the window will be quite hard in e39, if...

Kicking the window will be quite hard in e39, if you aren't really small.. Just use your fist, it will go through the side window quite easily. Will it hurt? Hell yeah, but I personally wouldn't mind...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 381
Posted By HTK12
No need for engine rebuild. The weak point of...

No need for engine rebuild. The weak point of m62tu is the timing chain guides.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,721
Posted By HTK12
M62tu is quite realiable engine apart from the...

M62tu is quite realiable engine apart from the timing chain guides. Blown headgaskets are usually due to overheating the engine. These engines are good for 300k+. Only real issue is the timing...
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