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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-10-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By Newman271
1999 BMW 540i wiring gremlin

So.. I thought replacing my battery would solve these little weird issues but no go. About a month ago i was driving after a good downpour of rain and my transmission fail safe program popped up. The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By Newman271
:thumbup: That's the way I did mine and had no...

:thumbup: That's the way I did mine and had no problem.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-18-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,126
Posted By Newman271
There are many types of Prestone... What color...

There are many types of Prestone... What color are you using that is "just fine"? I used green in my e36 back in the day and had all kinds of issues down the road. I went through 3 engine coolant...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-18-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By Newman271
through normal driving you won't notice too much...

through normal driving you won't notice too much difference but you'll have to flush fluid at the very least once every other year. ATE is a three year fluid with higher boiling points so if you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-18-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By Newman271
Better check your numbers... ATE Super Blue can...

Better check your numbers... ATE Super Blue can handle twice as much heat as the Castrol. I sell both
Forum: Off-Topic 09-18-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By Newman271
Yah!

Yah!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-18-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,126
Posted By Newman271
Pentofrost NF part # 8114117 ... As close to OE...

Pentofrost NF part # 8114117 ... As close to OE as it gets without the price tag. I've used it in all my bimmer's and have had great success.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-18-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By Newman271
ATE pulled out of the U.S. a few months ago....

ATE pulled out of the U.S. a few months ago. Mostly all that's left is old stock. For some reason the U.S. passed a law saying brake fluid can only be clear or amber. ATE produced a blue brake fluid...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-18-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By Newman271
I always thought it was low enough... if anything...

I always thought it was low enough... if anything I'd do 18's instead of 17's to fill the wheel wells. Even then I'd worry about losing my lower oil pan lol.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By Newman271
Prolly a bent control arm. I did that to my e36...

Prolly a bent control arm. I did that to my e36 when I was drifting it. I learned my lesson ha.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-29-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 572
Posted By Newman271
Got it re-timed last night and back together....

Got it re-timed last night and back together. Fired right up and purr's like a kitten now.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-29-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 492
Posted By Newman271
All is well. I finished doing the timing and got...

All is well. I finished doing the timing and got it back together. I started it up and it purred like a kitten. Finally got to drive it in to work today.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 492
Posted By Newman271
Intake

Intake
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 572
Posted By Newman271
Bad news my friend... It must be your timing. I...

Bad news my friend... It must be your timing. I took both valve covers off and I noticed my cam position sensor wheel was loose. Which after pulling timing covers I realized the intake cam on the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 492
Posted By Newman271
Bank 2 Cam bolt came loose on intake side. Ran...

Bank 2 Cam bolt came loose on intake side. Ran out of daylight to finish getting car back together last night but I'll be able to start it tonight.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 492
Posted By Newman271
There's a spot near the end of all the cam's that...

There's a spot near the end of all the cam's that setup with flat spots to put a wrench on to hold. I used a adjustable wrench to hold and torque at the same time with the cam blocks on. I agree a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 492
Posted By Newman271
There wasn't any type of clinking or banging...

There wasn't any type of clinking or banging sounds so I think I'm going to get lucky on the valves. The first time I did the timing set on this car.. I had an issue where cam bolts came undone and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 492
Posted By Newman271
Pulled a P0300 P1622 and P1340. I changed out...

Pulled a P0300 P1622 and P1340. I changed out plugs, a couple of coils, new vacuum hoses, did a quick tape wrap job on secondary air pump hose(just to rule it out from leaking) swapped out throttle...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 572
Posted By Newman271
I have the same problem with mine... just towed...

I have the same problem with mine... just towed mine from Tennessee to Cincinnati. I swapped throttle bodies with no luck. I'm putting all my eggs in timing issues basket.
I changed spark plugs,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-24-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 492
Posted By Newman271
I'm bringing the timing tools with me just in...

I'm bringing the timing tools with me just in case but I would think if the cam bolts came loose that car wouldn't start... Or atleast drive 4.5 hours without issue. I took the car in town yesterday...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-24-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 492
Posted By Newman271
540i help pleaze im stuck

So Friday me and my friends went on vacation down here to Tennessee. I just did a timing replacement on the engine last week. But I drive 4.5 hours down here no problem. Now today when we go to leave...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 472
Posted By Newman271
Got it all back together.. And she started. Yah!!...

Got it all back together.. And she started. Yah!! she runs great with no odd noises. I can finally drive her.. I've had it for a month and haven't driven it yet so I'm excited. Thanks for the help!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-13-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By Newman271
I carry them at my store but it'd be a long drive...

I carry them at my store but it'd be a long drive for ya ha
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-13-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 472
Posted By Newman271
Awesome, cause I already started putting it back...

Awesome, cause I already started putting it back together last night lol. I assumed that it needed some type of oil pressure to hold it snug. ( I re-timed the engine three times last night just to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-13-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 472
Posted By Newman271
CW.. I have it all tightened down. No chain...

CW.. I have it all tightened down. No chain slack, I have the tensioner block tool in place and the chain is as tight as with the new tensioner. I even tried torquing the cam bolt down more thinking...
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