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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-10-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,890
Posted By IEbimmerguy
On the e60, I experienced this twice; the fuse...

On the e60, I experienced this twice; the fuse was blown on the ECU circuit. It would just crank and never start. Replaced the fuse and started right up. (After the dealer couldn't find that after...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 (2009 - current) 02-10-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,562
Posted By IEbimmerguy
Sorry this happened. Get your mechanic to install...

Sorry this happened. Get your mechanic to install a good used engine, cheapest road to travel.


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By IEbimmerguy
Tide in a bucket of hot water with a rag is what...

Tide in a bucket of hot water with a rag is what I use. Be sure to use the water sparingly and allow it to dry well.


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Forum: E24 (1976 - 1989) 12-15-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 907
Posted By IEbimmerguy
'82 633csi poor gas mileage

The oxygen sensor is usually the culprit for poor economy AND down on power. Not that much on these, change that out and see the difference it makes


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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-15-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By IEbimmerguy
Weird heater issues with 2000 740iL

The number one reason you won't get heat, is the fact that there may very well be air in the system. If you didn't bleed it 100%, you will not have heat. Even if you think you did this correctly, or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-14-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,055
Posted By IEbimmerguy
E39 540i preventative maintenance ?

Pelican parts is great, but don't forget OEMbimmerparts.com.
They have some of the BEST prices and the fastest shipping. BavAuto is at the BOTTOM of my list, prices suck. Cheers


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-08-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By IEbimmerguy
Broke the Connector off Oil Pressure Sensor

You could always go to a salvage yard and cut off another connector. Then, solder and make sure you weatherproof the splice you make.


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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-08-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 8,807
Posted By IEbimmerguy
Post your "what did you do to your e38 today" thread

411507411508

I just replaced my upper timing cover and VC gaskets. No drips now.



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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-21-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By IEbimmerguy
Battery Life

You're entering borrowed time. Be proactive and have it replaced. Be sure the car is "registered" after doing so. Otherwise you will have issues.
Best regards


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Forum: 7 Series - F01 (2009 - current) 10-30-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,732
Posted By IEbimmerguy
Knock coming from engine after Drive Train Malfunction

Crazy....... You wouldn't expect this on a modern day engine. Maybe you've already stated your plan, excuse me for asking if so but, isn't your engine trash? Or is this isolated completely to one...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 (2009 - current) 10-05-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,732
Posted By IEbimmerguy
Knock coming from engine after Drive Train Malfunction

Sorry about the issues you're having. Nothing more stressful than car issues with no end in sight.
Screw BMW and their dealerships. If you're sick and tired of the issues, why not get a Tesla Model...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-01-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 924
Posted By IEbimmerguy
Advice on buying a loaner X3

People drive these cars like $***163;it! Are you sure you're okay with that? I swear I went off roading with the last e90 loaner I drove....;)


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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-28-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,630
Posted By IEbimmerguy
1994 530i timing chains

Hello, what was the outcome of your engine replacement?
Is that nice e34 back on the road?
Thanks!


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Forum: 7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994) 05-28-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By IEbimmerguy
1986 e23 eng. retrofit

I'm interested in what the OP finds about this swap in his e23.


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Forum: 7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994) 05-28-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By IEbimmerguy
1986 e23 eng. retrofit

I'm researching the same engine transplant, it seems like its pretty straight forward, but a little tricky wiring up the engine loom.
Have you gotten anywhere with yours?



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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-14-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By IEbimmerguy
I used the original fluid type, which is now...

I used the original fluid type, which is now called ZF Lifeguard 5 fluid. $19.25 a quart, and I used 6.25 to refill. I'll probably be doing this again in a few miles, just to exchange as much as...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-14-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By IEbimmerguy
BMW 5hp24 Trans fluid

This is my second fluid change on my 2001 e38 sport. Current miles are at 82,000 and I just changed the fluid and filter a second time.
The first fluid change was at 61,00. Pan was clean and there...
Forum: Classic Bimmers 04-11-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,397
Posted By IEbimmerguy
I did all the work on the car, I work on BMW's....

I did all the work on the car, I work on BMW's. We live in the same city it looks like. It's hard to find someone who can work on these cars, everyone seems clueless to their quirks. I also have a...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-20-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By IEbimmerguy
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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-19-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By IEbimmerguy
If buying a head from a salvage yard, you'll...

If buying a head from a salvage yard, you'll either find one that's already been shaved too much, or has been cracked and sent the car to the bone yard in the first place. So, look for signs of milky...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-19-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By IEbimmerguy
Your best bet is finding a good head in a...

Your best bet is finding a good head in a wrecking yard, and having the machine shop clean it up. Look for the latest head you can find, from an M20 engine. This includes e30, and e34. Look over the...
Forum: Classic Bimmers 02-11-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 980
Posted By IEbimmerguy
Yes Dexron 3 is good. Some people have reported...

Yes Dexron 3 is good. Some people have reported issues with using the new Dexron 6?, I think it's too thin....
Look for one of the Castrol Dexrons, and check the back of the container for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-11-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,428
Posted By IEbimmerguy
I'm in Ontario, I haven't had any time to start...

I'm in Ontario, I haven't had any time to start to think about this repairs timeframe, although I think about it every time my car is idling and I'm in front of her and can hear the Vanos noise.
I...
Forum: Classic Bimmers 02-11-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 980
Posted By IEbimmerguy
As far as the fluid change, I wouldn't recommend...

As far as the fluid change, I wouldn't recommend you remove the hoses and add new fluid that way. You're bound to be either too fast or slow with the filling or may do more harm than good.
BMW gives...
Forum: Classic Bimmers 02-10-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 980
Posted By IEbimmerguy
There's a few things to try first before you...

There's a few things to try first before you start replacing actual parts:
1. Trans fluid condition, is it red, not burnt, and free of particles? (If in doubt just change it with Dexron Trans fluid)...
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