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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By yousaveone
Changed CCV now oil leaks everywhere

1998 540i. I replaced my CCV, all the torx stripped. I was able to get all of them off except the bottom two. I know better but I didn't listen to myself and took a pry bar to it. I may have damaged...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-09-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By yousaveone
Unhappy Corps don't care about profit, a loss is...

Corps don't care about profit, a loss is sometimes better. They got a write-off when they donated them and they don't want to be held liable now. Sad world
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 712
Posted By yousaveone
good pressure will shoot a solid stream after...

good pressure will shoot a solid stream after regulator
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 712
Posted By yousaveone
Do you have fuel pressure after filter? Remove...

Do you have fuel pressure after filter? Remove line at engine or after filter, key on should run pump for a second. Or for more accurate measurment connect a mechanical gauge to your fuel rail and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,686
Posted By yousaveone
I just bought that exact bumper. It came...

I just bought that exact bumper. It came greyhound in a very well made box. Took about a week from Cali to Co. I also bought 25 of the plastic clips from another seller. I took the clips and the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By yousaveone
You could send a fuel ample to blackstone labs

You could send a fuel ample to blackstone labs
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 646
Posted By yousaveone
I saw a 3 series diesel wagon in Co the other day

I saw a 3 series diesel wagon in Co the other day
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-01-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,137
Posted By yousaveone
Pre Vanos 540s have an aircooled alternator.

Pre Vanos 540s have an aircooled alternator.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-03-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,829
Posted By yousaveone
Someone replaced the wheel

Someone replaced the wheel
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-29-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,907
Posted By yousaveone
I needed to replace pads on my tow rig (dodge 3/4...

I needed to replace pads on my tow rig (dodge 3/4 diesel). Per advice from forums and reputable diesel techs I installed the Autozone HD Gold pads. They are quiet with no dust. The other day I was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-26-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By yousaveone
This morning it started rough and ran fine. I...

This morning it started rough and ran fine. I pulled the idle controll valve, cleaned it and drove it 120 miles. The light came on but the car is drivable. Codes are
P0505

Pending
P1476
P0604...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By yousaveone
Ya i looked the codes up thats how I knew it was...

Ya i looked the codes up thats how I knew it was a cam sensor code.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By yousaveone
Didn't wash it. I find it very coincidental that...

Didn't wash it. I find it very coincidental that this happened 15 minutes after changing the boots. Why did it run at all, if a boot is bad you would think I'd have issues immediatly.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By yousaveone
Blinking CEL Failsafe Mode Starts but won't Idle

98 540i 6 non vanos.

I've been trying to get rid of the cold start miss. Today I changed coil boots, plugs were changed last week. The car seemed to run better at first. 13 miles later it starts...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,285
Posted By yousaveone
I will be more then happy to order powerfoam and...

I will be more then happy to order powerfoam and reship to CA. You just pay actual shipping. Stupid CA laws.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-14-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By yousaveone
Use the Rockauto shipping label to return the...

Use the Rockauto shipping label to return the core. It was only $6 to return it which pisses me off a little because they charged $13 to send me the rebuilt.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-13-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By yousaveone
I just replaced mine it was super easy. Need 13mm...

I just replaced mine it was super easy. Need 13mm for tensioner and pump bolts, 11/16 wrench to tighten tensioner, 3/4 wrench for upper hose, 22mm socket for lower hose. 1 qt Dexron iv atf or two for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-11-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By yousaveone
check power steering pump

check power steering pump
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-11-2013, 12:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By yousaveone
Update had alternator rebuilt. Rear bearing and...

Update had alternator rebuilt. Rear bearing and bushing bad. Noise continued. Turned out to be newly installed rebuilt power steering pump.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-10-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By yousaveone
Theres a pretty solid write-up floating around. I...

Theres a pretty solid write-up floating around. I wouldn't jump into the replacement just yet. Have you unscrewed the belly pan and listened to the power steering pump below the alternator? Does the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-10-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By yousaveone
if your car was made before 09-98 it is non vanos...

if your car was made before 09-98 it is non vanos and non water cooled alternator. water cooled alternators have a smooth cover around them and indicate vanos and thus after 09-98. Non water cooled...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-10-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By yousaveone
Buy a $10 stethascope at the autoparts store, and...

Buy a $10 stethascope at the autoparts store, and listen around. Mine did that and it had a loud bearing in the alternator and a LOUD knocking power steering pump. The engines have a way of amplifing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By yousaveone
Checked the pulleys everything spins smooth and...

Checked the pulleys everything spins smooth and true, including the alternator. I wish something was rough or loud so I could feel better about replacement.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-05-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By yousaveone
Loud Knock

My new to me 98 540i 6speed non Vanos started an evil knock on its way to its new home. I figured I just bought a new problem and it was the timing chain. Not the case apperantly as the noise goes...
Forum: 8 Series - E31 (1989 - 1999) 07-23-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,249
Posted By yousaveone
I got my dream car, will I ever be able to drive it?

I've always wanted an 850 and today I saw one and jumped on it. I know I have a rough road ahead, hopefully not too rough.

I found a 91 850i. It looks great however someone decided it needed a new...
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