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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 638
Posted By poolman
Do a compression check of #5 cylinder,,if it...

Do a compression check of #5 cylinder,,if it comes out that compression is OK , then it's DME checking time. If comp is down, you may need to do a piston soak, if comp is 0, you may need to replace...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2017, 03:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By poolman
Suggest that you find a shop that knows what they...

Suggest that you find a shop that knows what they are doing. What codes do you have , that could maybe help in diagnosis of the problem?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By poolman
You can purchase a cam shaft sensor on line BMW...

You can purchase a cam shaft sensor on line BMW part for about 60 to 80 bucks. No reason to go to the dealer for that. On the Vanos problem, have you removed the exhaust soliniod to check if it's...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 469
Posted By poolman
Biggest bang for your buck. Check for vacuum...

Biggest bang for your buck. Check for vacuum leaks, because your engine has them. Check the hoses back behind the intake manifold, they can look fine, but if you touch them and your fingers are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-17-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By poolman
So , by reading the above. if one were too use a...

So , by reading the above. if one were too use a 530 throttle body on a 525 engine one, might find some hidden power?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-17-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,985
Posted By poolman
Uh and Ohhm, I believe that I will try and find a...

Uh and Ohhm, I believe that I will try and find a new connector for the stat and the maf from OEM and rest there under the trees. Those prices are out of my pay scale. Thanks though
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-17-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,985
Posted By poolman
yep, the connectors are suspect after 16 years ,...

yep, the connectors are suspect after 16 years , in the heat. I like the deoxite, because it doesn't melt stuff and has worked for me, but, I'm liking the idea of repinning the connectors that deal...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-15-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,985
Posted By poolman
There is a product , called Deoxite, might find...

There is a product , called Deoxite, might find this at a radio shack store. get your hands on the stuff, then remove all the connectores for sensors on your engine and spray them down, then do the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-14-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 825
Posted By poolman
Would wider incorrect plug gap , cause richer...

Would wider incorrect plug gap , cause richer exhaust gases entering into the cats? Thus rich long term fuel trims? Not enough to set a cell off, but a small amount rich on long term,,about 4 out of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 825
Posted By poolman
Would wider incorrect plug gap , cause richer...

Would wider incorrect plug gap , cause richer exhaust gases entering into the cats?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-12-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 825
Posted By poolman
Wow , CN90, that's bumfullizing. Wonder why this...

Wow , CN90, that's bumfullizing. Wonder why this is happening with the M54 engines and not the Honda? Every once in awhile I have been getting a P0430 code for the back cat. Cars running fine, but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-12-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 825
Posted By poolman
NKG Iridium Plugs 50k miles

With a few years on me, I forget how time slips by so fast. I thought I had changed out my plugs just last year, but after further reflection and looking up the charge for the Iridium plugs bought...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2017, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 638
Posted By poolman
#5 mis, that won't go away. Have you checked...

#5 mis, that won't go away. Have you checked compression in that cylinder, to see if it's low? Have you checked the vacuum hoes and the vacuum caps at the back of the intake manifold near the fire...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-06-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By poolman
Well, I need to eat my words. You won't have to...

Well, I need to eat my words. You won't have to have the DME reprogramed by the dealer. Only thing you will need is the dme from another 2.5 liter car and the other stuff mentioned in the following...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-06-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By poolman
You will need the DME and the key from the other...

You will need the DME and the key from the other vehicle along with the yaw sensor under the dash, and then all that will need to be programed by the dealer. Also the wiring.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2017, 02:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,872
Posted By poolman
Mine still won't let me off the hook for baking...

Mine still won't let me off the hook for baking the powder coated parts, in our kitchen oven. She just don't get.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,445
Posted By poolman
It's been some time now, and no word on Bella....

It's been some time now, and no word on Bella. How is Bella , doing?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-02-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,985
Posted By poolman
I know the ares too look on an M54 engine ,...

I know the ares too look on an M54 engine , concerning vacuum leaks. CN90 knows your engine better than anyone for the same. Maybe he will chime in with areas to look for about this. I have never...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-02-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By poolman
When the AC is on, the idle doesn't increase,...

When the AC is on, the idle doesn't increase, just stays the same.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 696
Posted By poolman
Been with them since the 90's and they were...

Been with them since the 90's and they were always top notch. Back when the cars around the house were all rear wheel drive Volvo's. Loved that 960 wagon
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By poolman
2003 car and it does have the digital display.

2003 car and it does have the digital display.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By poolman
Must have the IHKR system. The blower will stay...

Must have the IHKR system. The blower will stay where it was left, when the car was cut off. Only time that it will go down, is when I make it so. Rarely use the auto mode in the car. Engine performs...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By poolman
Here's a new one

When cranking the car on cold mornings, I cut the heat off and then just drive. When the heat needle gets near the middle, I cut the heat on. Now the new thing is, I have noticed , that when doing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 518
Posted By poolman
Looks like one of the pins has broken off on the...

Looks like one of the pins has broken off on the alt side. Hmm ,might have to purchase a new voltage regulator to get that back together again. If the connector pins come with the reg.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-29-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By poolman
Ted, I'm betting most of your vacuum leaks are...

Ted, I'm betting most of your vacuum leaks are occurring at the back of the intake manifold on the driverside of the car. There are 2 vac hoses there along with 2 vacuum caps on ports. You will need...
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