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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-01-2014, 05:57 PM
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Posted By idjit
Thank you. This is really good info for anyone...

Thank you. This is really good info for anyone who stumbles onto this thread.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-01-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 813
Posted By idjit
My scan tool does show live data. I've only ever...

My scan tool does show live data. I've only ever used it to get codes. I'm definitely going to check this out. Thank you!!

But help me understand this. Obviously a vacuum leak causes issues, but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 813
Posted By idjit
I'll review. I probably did it. Only thing I...

I'll review. I probably did it. Only thing I didn't do is the intake manifold gaskets. I'd like to think the mechanic did it when he did the CCV job but I don't think he's that smart. Also a plastic...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 813
Posted By idjit
All done about a year ago. Those 6 O-rings being...

All done about a year ago. Those 6 O-rings being on the injectors, correct? DISA more recently with the www.germanautosolutions.com modification. BTW the hose into the cabin heat sensor has a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 813
Posted By idjit
This is interesting. No wonder I was thinking...

This is interesting. No wonder I was thinking "vanos again":

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1388263-Lower-intake-boot-replacement
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 813
Posted By idjit
I'll check out your link. It's just that at the...

I'll check out your link. It's just that at the time off the ccv replacement just about anything that sucked air was replaced. The upper intake hose was taped and was to have been replaced. For the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 813
Posted By idjit
I've seen how many don't and I always make it a...

I've seen how many don't and I always make it a point. It is frustrating when the last post in a thread is "Wonderfull, what did you do to fix it?"
Thanks.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 813
Posted By idjit
I taped the upper intake as identified in post...

I taped the upper intake as identified in post #9. I have no reason to expect other hoses at this time as I replaced all that about 18 months ago. This upper intake hose was supposed to have been...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 813
Posted By idjit
Lower looks great like it must have been replaced...

Lower looks great like it must have been replaced at some time, but not new so I figure I'll replace them both. My experience is pelican parts usually has everything I need at a given time and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 813
Posted By idjit
Yup the upper. I have it off now and the air...

Yup the upper. I have it off now and the air adjuster out to inspect the lower. Lower looks ok but he didn't tighen the clamp on at least the small hose that branches off.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 813
Posted By idjit
Helmet75, I replaced all the usual vacuum hoses...

Helmet75, I replaced all the usual vacuum hoses two years ago so I started right after the MAF on the intake. Looked a little rotty here and there. Then I squeezed it slightly to expose a 1.5" crack...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 813
Posted By idjit
Well that's Liters/100KM. 10.1 to 9.1 is good....

Well that's Liters/100KM. 10.1 to 9.1 is good. That's less fuel used per 100KM. The initial post said fuel consumption dropped, not gas mileage. Sorry for the confusion, but that's how it is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 813
Posted By idjit
Well I did the vanos job 8 months ago and mileage...

Well I did the vanos job 8 months ago and mileage improved immediately and held for a good 6 months, so I think I did OK on the seal replacement. I followed the instructions exactly with immediate...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 813
Posted By idjit
Vanos with beisan seals gone again?

e39 i525 M54

I was getting 10.1 L/100km. I replaced my vanos seals with the Beisan ones that are supposed to last and my fuel consumption dropped to 9.1 L/100km.

Eight months later and not a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 998
Posted By idjit
I didn't mention key programming at the start of...

I didn't mention key programming at the start of the thread. After the repair your key is most likely not going to work until reprogrammed.

To reprogram the key:
1) Put the key in the ignition...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-04-2013, 02:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 998
Posted By idjit
Well, anyway, I regard "Bluebee" as one of the...

Well, anyway, I regard "Bluebee" as one of the best on this site. She goes beyond the call of duty in documenting and helping others, including me. Scott offers a service that looks to me like a good...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-03-2013, 04:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 998
Posted By idjit
Fixed my key - Observations

So my remote was intermittent and finally quit. This is the diamond shaped sealed key.

First off, if the key is opening the door lock and starting the car and you don't have a second key, I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-01-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 682
Posted By idjit
So. about a week ago I left home to a destination...

So. about a week ago I left home to a destination about 30 minutes away. I had the usual noise for a couple of minutes or so at the start of the trip. I was at the destination for perhaps 10 minutes...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 682
Posted By idjit
So, I need to buy rear disk rotors and pads so...

So, I need to buy rear disk rotors and pads so I'll price OEM fan clutch while I'm at it. If it's reasonable maybe I'll go for it. I'm sure I'm fine, but then again it seems about 50/50 here so peace...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 682
Posted By idjit
This kinda agrees with Duru's write-up. Noisy...

This kinda agrees with Duru's write-up. Noisy while new. I have no doubt this fan is working perfectly after a minute or two and Doru said it would be less noticeable after a couple of months.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 682
Posted By idjit
I understand, but my fan clutch isn't locked up. ...

I understand, but my fan clutch isn't locked up.

I've come to realize it may be normal for the "sachs" fan to run fast at idle for a minute or two and that it will diminish over the next couple of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 858
Posted By idjit
Reading through this I think people would like...

Reading through this I think people would like your codes so that they can help you on the spudder'n issues. Lot's of good people in here :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 682
Posted By idjit
Con.P, Are your symptoms the same? 60-90...

Con.P,

Are your symptoms the same? 60-90 seconds the fan sounds loud?

I wonder if "Swag could" actually be a "Sachs" sold under another name. Doru's description (above) is very exact to my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 682
Posted By idjit
Thanks you, my friend... I guess I'll mow the...

Thanks you, my friend... I guess I'll mow the lawn this weekend instead of crawling under the car :-)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 682
Posted By idjit
I found this: "If it's a Sachs fan clutch,...

I found this:

"If it's a Sachs fan clutch, it behaves a tad different from the Behr fan clutch.
The Sachs fan clutch is louder and pulls more air. Also, when you start the car, the SAchs fan...
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