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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,717
Posted By JimLev
Same back to to you Mark and all the other bfest...

Same back to to you Mark and all the other bfest members.

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 189
Posted By JimLev
Hope you all have a nice E39 Christmas.

Merry Christmas to all you guys,

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,717
Posted By JimLev
I didn't want to deal with all the problems...

I didn't want to deal with all the problems associated with aftermarket parts. Got the real M5 parts, they fit just fine..
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 12:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 895
Posted By JimLev
Got a FelPro p/n for those viton VC gaskets? I...

Got a FelPro p/n for those viton VC gaskets?
I went to the FP website but didn't find any info.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 02:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By JimLev
That's the purge valve itself, which isn't a...

That's the purge valve itself, which isn't a sensor.
In the left rear wheel well there are a lot more components. The sensing is done by the DME to see how much current the little pump back there...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By JimLev
Andreas, nice clean engine, you gotta keep it...

Andreas, nice clean engine, you gotta keep it like that.
I did reply to you RF post about the clutch.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By JimLev
Why the 3 different p/n's?

Why the 3 different p/n's?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By JimLev
The Pxxxx code would help.

The Pxxxx code would help.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By JimLev
Use good fuel and don't lug the engine, it loves...

Use good fuel and don't lug the engine, it loves to see redline or close to it everytime you drive it.
Chevron Techron will also help.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By JimLev
Duby55, did you buy the car new? If not maybe the...

Duby55, did you buy the car new? If not maybe the previous owner put the wrong one in?
Looking at your pic the dowel pin hole is centered in the tab like it should be.
Hard to believe it left the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-22-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By JimLev
Jonka, chill out. Lots of our I6 and V8 body...

Jonka, chill out.
Lots of our I6 and V8 body parts are the same as yours.
Can you post a pic of the areas that you are missing parts from?
There are plenty of guys here willing to help you.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-22-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By JimLev
Sounds like you got the wrong starter. I've got...

Sounds like you got the wrong starter.
I've got brakes from Pelican for our Volvo that didn't fit.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-22-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,000
Posted By JimLev
Quin, with new guides there shouldn't be any play...

Quin, with new guides there shouldn't be any play on either side of the chain.
Not exactly sure how many degrees the cams have to be off for the valves to hit the pistons.
The vanos will alter the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-21-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 8,585
Posted By JimLev
It still made a racket for a minute, but at least...

It still made a racket for a minute, but at least I knew all of the bearing surfaces had oil on them.
Maybe I should have cranked it longer to get the vanos and solenoids filled up with oil.
I also...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-21-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 8,585
Posted By JimLev
Yes, no plugs and pull the fuel pump fuse is OK. ...

Yes, no plugs and pull the fuel pump fuse is OK.
I cranked the engine until the oil pressure light in the cluster when out.
Think it took maybe 5-7 sec for the light to go out.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-21-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By JimLev
Any one of the online aftermarket BMW parts...

Any one of the online aftermarket BMW parts sellers or a junkyard.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-21-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By JimLev
It's the one that is on the front exhaust pipes...

It's the one that is on the front exhaust pipes that connect to the front 3 cylinders.
I have a great idea for you. Why don't you replace both of them, that way you'll get the bad one!
The bank 2...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-21-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,000
Posted By JimLev
Quin, the center vanos bolt holds it to the cam. ...

Quin, the center vanos bolt holds it to the cam.
The cam timing ring is held to the bolt with the big nut on the front.
To get the vanos off you would remove the nut, that frees the timing ring,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-21-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By JimLev
The headrest brackets are bolted to the metal...

The headrest brackets are bolted to the metal behind the seat. You'll need to pull up the rear parcel shelf to get at them.
To get the actual headrests off just raise them up and then give them a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-20-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 8,585
Posted By JimLev
Bob, looking good. For the cam block hold downs...

Bob, looking good.
For the cam block hold downs I took a few old spark plugs, busted the porcelain tops off, then welded long bolts to them.
Screw the plugs into the back holes and attach a 1/4"...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-20-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,000
Posted By JimLev
Quin, just saw this post. Good luck on starting...

Quin, just saw this post. Good luck on starting it up.
Nice job making the cam locking tools and adjuster for the side tensioner.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-20-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 139
Posted By JimLev
It's suppose to rattle when you shake it. It's on...

It's suppose to rattle when you shake it. It's on the flange, can't you see it?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-20-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 211
Posted By JimLev
Are you positive that the coolant level is above...

Are you positive that the coolant level is above the thermo switch?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-20-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,144
Posted By JimLev
If you think it makes a lot of noise from just...

If you think it makes a lot of noise from just changing the tensioner you should hear it after a full chain guide replacement when the vanos and it's solenoids have had the oil drain out of them! Now...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By JimLev
Mine doesn't open no matter how many times I...

Mine doesn't open no matter how many times I press the door unlock button.
I have to press the trunk button to get the trunk open.
Have you tried your other key?
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