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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-05-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 866
Posted By Al's540i
What symptoms are present when valve guide seals...

What symptoms are present when valve guide seals need replacing? Is it too much of a job for a DIY'er like myself?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-04-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 866
Posted By Al's540i
Plus 1 to what Rickm5x3 said. The V8's are good...

Plus 1 to what Rickm5x3 said. The V8's are good engines and I've had little issues with mine. I've spent more money on modifications than I have actual engine repair.

I too am looking at a V8 X5...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By Al's540i
Question Replace rotors without new pads?

Are there any problems/dangers in replacing front rotors and keep the existing pads since they have more than half pad remaining?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-07-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By Al's540i
After brake repair pedal feels slightly mushy

Last night I replaced my "in-between" brake lines on my 540. One of them had ruptured.
Anyways, now I brake fine but the pedal is not as solid as it used to feel. I guess maybe I have air in the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-03-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By Al's540i
Brake leak found

So on my drive from Dallas to OKC I noticed my brake pedal felt mushy. I pressed on though. When I got home I got the red brake light as well as dash indicator "check brake fluid". I was empty and I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By Al's540i
Exclamation Oh no. Camshaft VANOS Control Codes!

Lately I've been getting CEL and it's been for Camshaft VANOS Control Cylinders 1-4. What does this code indicate has failed exactly? I don't notice anything different with the car. Engine idles like...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-26-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 988
Posted By Al's540i
I know this is an old thread ....................

I know this is an old thread ................. however my issue is the spray is a lot smaller than it used to be. Is this a sign of a bad pump or a pump that's beginning to fail?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-24-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By Al's540i
It couldn't have been road debris as I was in a...

It couldn't have been road debris as I was in a parking lot when it happened and barely going 5MPH. Suspension appears ok. Nothing out of the ordinary.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By Al's540i
The Only thing I can report back regarding my...

The Only thing I can report back regarding my problem is that I reset the CEL and so far they haven't come back. I know the Secondary Air Codes will come back as I had them before but so far the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By Al's540i
Exclamation What was that loud bang!

So I'm pulling out of the parking lot at work and all of a sudden I hear a huge BANG! Sounded like it came more so from the passenger area firewall. At first I thought the fan blade had exploded...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-05-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By Al's540i
^^^^ lmfao!

^^^^ lmfao!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-15-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By Al's540i
LOL! Check! PB Blaster is my friend and I've used...

LOL! Check! PB Blaster is my friend and I've used him on numerous applications. :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-15-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By Al's540i
Yes pretty much...I don't like slamming on...

Yes pretty much...I don't like slamming on brakes. LOL.

I also drive 55-60 miles, highway, per day to and fro work.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-15-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By Al's540i
Thumbs up Original Rotors at 189k

So I'm still running my original front rotors to date and I have 189k miles. I'm going to change them soon (within next several months) but wanted to know if there is anything I need to be made aware...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-06-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By Al's540i
Yes I did that every time only for it to blink...

Yes I did that every time only for it to blink again on every start up. So I called my shop describing the symptoms and he told me if it's just running rough that I could still drive. When I later...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By Al's540i
***UPDATE To Rough Idle with Blinking SES ***

It began with a rough idle but no codes. Then it progressed to a blinking SES.
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=686920&highlight=

The engine was vibrating, shaking, hiccuping at...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-03-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By Al's540i
NO i don't but I did find a Bosch one for $150. ...

NO i don't but I did find a Bosch one for $150. Would a bad MAF cause multiply misfires, a #7 cylinder misfire and blinking SES?

Could bad camshaft position sensors cause these same symptoms?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-03-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By Al's540i
Ok so for me I've had the CCV replaced within the...

Ok so for me I've had the CCV replaced within the last 2 months and I replaced the VC gaskets along with spark plugs about 3-4 weeks ago. I have 187k miles on my car and I'm still running on the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By Al's540i
****Update**** I went out for lunch and the...

****Update****

I went out for lunch and the car began throwing a blinking CEL. I stopped, started, then upon driving another blinking CEL. I read the codes with my Peake and got multiple cylinder...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By Al's540i
Thumbs down Hesitation at Idle but No Codes

As the title says, I've recently started to have hestitation while idling...sometimes almost to the point where it feels like the engine may stall.

Once on the road or highway I have no issues....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,550
Posted By Al's540i
Eventually I fixed my problem. When I crimped the...

Eventually I fixed my problem. When I crimped the wires together after it was first ripped out and it read fine for a while, it turns out I didn't insulate the wires enough....which was causing the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By Al's540i
Thanks for the help everyone. I finally got the...

Thanks for the help everyone. I finally got the drivers side off and was able to do the passenger side in 30 min. Seems I really had to pull toward myself to get the piston to retract enough so the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By Al's540i
Help! Need assistance changing brake pads on 525

I'm trying to change out the brake pads on my niece's 525 and I can't get the caliper off. This job is turning out to me much harder to do than on my E39.

Can somebody direct me in what I'm doing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 262
Posted By Al's540i
Talking Remus Exhaust and M5 Rear Bumper Installed!

Yesterday I got my M5 Rear Bumper (Umnitza) and Remus Exhaust (Bavauto)
installed. I love it!

It's quiet inside the cabin of the E39 and has that refined growl at
idle and sounds throaty when...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By Al's540i
Nice looking engine!

Nice looking engine!
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