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Forum: Parting Out 11-24-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By scientific
yes, this car is still for sale.

yes, this car is still for sale.
Forum: Parting Out 11-16-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By scientific
528i complete

Whole car for sale in NJ.
Clean title '99 528i auto with M5 body kit with fender grilles
Antrazite Black (charcoal gray) black interior.
Headers with dual exhaust.
Engine has lost compression...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-16-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By scientific
Took it to an Indy, He says there's zero...

Took it to an Indy, He says there's zero compression. The fuel tested fine.
I guess old Mary had her days.
I parting out some of the small items.
If anyone who reads this needs anything PM me.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By scientific
Spark plugs & both cams (in/exhaust) & crank...

Spark plugs & both cams (in/exhaust) & crank sensor are less than a month old (oem) wont rule out as now defective but unlikely. I had a non start issue similar to this recently. Put crank sensor in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By scientific
No check engine lamp. I'll check the valve now...

No check engine lamp.
I'll check the valve now I know its location.
I wont rule out the relay in the trunk either.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By scientific
The plugs are completely dry. The filter was...

The plugs are completely dry. The filter was replace about 3 years ago.

I am wondering where this Schrader Valve is located. I've heard that if there's pressure you can release this valve and fuel...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By scientific
The cats were installed 2 years ago so figure...

The cats were installed 2 years ago so figure maybe 20k miles. But would clogged cats prevent the car from starting? I know it wont run well, but to prevent start-up?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-13-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By scientific
528 cranks but wont start

My car started giving my problems lately. Here's whats been going on '99 528ia 156k. The power drop has been gradual over the past two months, but now will not start. I've replaced the entire vanos 7...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-23-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,793
Posted By scientific
May as well throw in a Tranny & Differential...

May as well throw in a Tranny & Differential fluid change as well.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-23-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 999
Posted By scientific
I've had those NNR's on my 528 for about 3 years...

I've had those NNR's on my 528 for about 3 years now. They're not that bad. The fronts are tough as nails & the drop is quite impressive. The rears are a bit of a disappointment. My RR is a slouch at...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By scientific
Well I repalced the seals/rings on the original...

Well I repalced the seals/rings on the original vanos but intalled them incorrectly. I only cut the outer ring and intalled the rubber seals with the end result being that it had two of the same...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By scientific
The vanos was from a low mileage 325i in great...

The vanos was from a low mileage 325i in great condition. So yes OEM.
The car left me stranded last week, this is when I replaced the crank sensor. Afterwards the car fired right up. But then too is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By scientific
vanos related ???

99 528ia sport....I have a very strange issue going on. When my car warms up all of a sudden I loose power. The engine stalls or at worse may cut off. Upon restart it produces this metallic ringing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 52,013
Posted By scientific
This is not at all true. I have mine working...

This is not at all true. I have mine working under Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and though a USB2.0/serial cable. com port 3

I belive I'm on ver.6.5
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 68,354
Posted By scientific
11/98 528i Green Sticker A4S 270R/310R (the one...

11/98 528i Green Sticker A4S 270R/310R (the one with two sumps) I use Royal Purple syth works great.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By scientific
I used Royal Purple @ $8.99 qt. but I'm just as...

I used Royal Purple @ $8.99 qt. but I'm just as cheap as you. (green sticker - 11/98)
My local Stealer wanted $37qt or $300+for the drum and I would have had to bring my own bottles since they only...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By scientific
I just did mine over the w/e along with a diff...

I just did mine over the w/e along with a diff fluid change. While backing out of the garage for the test drive it was breaking the tires with such ease (not intentional). Purchased car @80k now at...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,296
Posted By scientific
It's almost impossible on our cars. The cats are...

It's almost impossible on our cars. The cats are part of the exhaust manifolds, in addition to the low ground clearence. There's no room between the strut tower and the engine to saw them off.

As...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,520
Posted By scientific
I have to disagree. The sound is amazing. ...

I have to disagree. The sound is amazing.
Although not a cheap conversion to do it properly.

1) junk the stock exhaust manifolds and Y resonator
2) replace with a good set of headers
3)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,312
Posted By scientific
Under the hood...remove the cabin filter element...

Under the hood...remove the cabin filter element then reseal the compartment. An item such as your 7 inches would not get sucked inside. :dunno::dunno:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-28-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,998
Posted By scientific
528i custom dual exhaust

He's right M5 rear bumper, or mtech with passenger side diffuser cutout and modification of the passenger side spare tire well.

On mine I added headers, hi flow cats and twin resonators which also...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-18-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,488
Posted By scientific
2 12"Alpine type R's, 3 Hifonics amps, a 3 farad...

2 12"Alpine type R's, 3 Hifonics amps, a 3 farad capacitor, a 17" spare, a serpintine belt, 12 volt battery booster pack, fuel can, 1 qt motor oil and PS fuids, tool box, an umbrella, pair of boots...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By scientific
Sorry I sold mine for scrap. Why not just...

Sorry I sold mine for scrap.

Why not just join the few of us and enjoy the new found top end you'll be rewarded with.
Not to mention the unmistakable head-turning roar unvailed by your breathe...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,507
Posted By scientific
Not to hijack, but for me it was a tool, not a...

Not to hijack, but for me it was a tool, not a part. The Ebay 02 sensor removal socket wrench. Its nearly impossible to replace them without the tool. I found a dual cupholder a local Pepboys that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,069
Posted By scientific
Got busy with it.

I just replaced mine this past weekend @133k. I also changed the VCG, CCV and tubes, plugs, oil, cleaned the MAF and ICV, replaced the DISA O-Ring & coolant.

The dual Vanos job was a cake walk in...
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