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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 06:51 PM
Replies: 33
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Posted By rdl
Yeah, Volvo's of that era were practically...

Yeah, Volvo's of that era were practically bulletproof. I did say my two had attractions other than beauty. :D
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 268
Posted By rdl
Every bad CV joint I've ever heard produced a...

Every bad CV joint I've ever heard produced a series of click, snaps or bangs as they rotate. I've never heard one that could be described as a creek.

And I've never heard of repairing or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 250
Posted By rdl
Bad VANOS piston seals are a possibility. Also...

Bad VANOS piston seals are a possibility.
Also possible is the valve spool operated by the solenoid. Or the helical manipulated by the VANOS piston.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 11:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 455
Posted By rdl
Well they weren't pretty, but I can think of some...

Well they weren't pretty, but I can think of some uglier ones!

As mentioned above, I had a couple of those Volvo's. They were great cars for me. I tried to compensate for the car's plain looks by...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 455
Posted By rdl
Thanks very much for the suggestions. I used...

Thanks very much for the suggestions.

I used to be a Volvo nut in the late '70s through the '80s: a "breathed-on" '72 242 and then a stock 264. I would have given my eye teeth for a nice 2002tii,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 06:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 235
Posted By rdl
In addition, at least for my M54 engine, there is...

In addition, at least for my M54 engine, there is no vacuum/pressure sensor. So no possibility that a vacuum signal is being sent to the instrument cluster.
And I can confirm that there is no vacuum...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 06:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 455
Posted By rdl
Anyone also a Volvo enthusiast?

I've seen the occasional comment here from people also active in Volvo forums. My brother just bought an XC90. He's found some forums but looking for better.

Can anyone suggest a Volvo forum or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-30-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 250
Posted By rdl
Perhaps these links will help ...

Perhaps these links will help

http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/vanos
http://www.beisansystems.com/procedures/index.html
http://www.beisansystems.com/procedures/vanos_single_procedure.htm
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-30-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By rdl
There are 3 causes you could investigate for the...

There are 3 causes you could investigate for the set of symptoms described in the first post.
All relate to insufficient clearance between the pads and rotors resulting in excessive dragging for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 456
Posted By rdl
Bluebee From my experience, 100 to 120 psi...

Bluebee

From my experience, 100 to 120 psi is lots to run an impact gun that's in good condition. And 350 psi on an air line is a hazard. If a fitting ever comes off or the line is pinched and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 460
Posted By rdl
You might try this thread. If the air intake...

You might try this thread. If the air intake snorkel (which is cold air, BTW) is blocked as mine was, removal of the panel will improve inlet air flow and thus performance....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 255
Posted By rdl
Oh. Peculiar since it appears both in my post as...

Oh. Peculiar since it appears both in my post as an inline image (in the body of text) and in the quote in your reply. I do notice that the in-line image is visible, although not as an attachment at...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 255
Posted By rdl
Bluebee The OP is referring to the connector on...

Bluebee
The OP is referring to the connector on the B-post supplying electrics to the rear door. The one highlighted by the red arrow
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 255
Posted By rdl
Yeah, we all have those moments where the typing...

Yeah, we all have those moments where the typing doesn't match the thoughts one has in mind. :D

The image in my post are the TIS instructions for that step - that's all that TIS provides. So once...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 255
Posted By rdl
You didn't actually specify exactly what info you...

You didn't actually specify exactly what info you wished, whether the B-post connector or the speaker wiring inside the door. I too was left wondering after reading your first post, so I think the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By rdl
The car has self healed. I discovered by...

The car has self healed.

I discovered by accident today that the memory buttons now works exactly as described in the owner's manual, i.e. seat moves with memory buttons after unlocking the car....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By rdl
I neglected to mention that the dust boot was (&...

I neglected to mention that the dust boot was (& still is) intact, even after being dragged out of the caliper groove by the rusty surface. I paid careful attention to the boot over the years, which...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By rdl
Rusty caliper piston

A caution to those with rust showing on the pad contact surface of a caliper piston.
Like this
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=452267&stc=1&d=1405604003

The piston...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By rdl
WD40 will release frozen parts and displace water...

WD40 will release frozen parts and displace water to dry things out (handy for wet electrics) But it doesn't provide lasting lubrication.

If TriFlo that edjack recommends isn't available in your...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 309
Posted By rdl
Here's what BMW thinks. Images are from TIS. ...

Here's what BMW thinks. Images are from TIS.

All bolts in same direction, bolt head toward rear of car.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=451816&stc=1&d=1405424304
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By rdl
Maybe. The steering column position is...

Maybe.
The steering column position is controlled by the General Module via the seat/mirror/steering memory module. There is a coding option that determines whether the steering column is included...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Posted By rdl
718bam With all respect to professorman,...

718bam

With all respect to professorman, you'd be wasting your money on compression or leakdown tests. He is correct about air, fuel & spark. But you have another crucial piece of information -...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Posted By rdl
BMW engines used in E39s don't have timing belts....

BMW engines used in E39s don't have timing belts. So I think you need another mechanic.
Also, hydrolock does not dry out and self cure. Rather pistons, rods, crankshaft, etc. are permanently...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 887
Posted By rdl
I think the discussion here has been...

I think the discussion here has been "prosecuting" a straw man, which has an element of irony given a lawyer is "on the defense." :tsk: DIY isn't the only alternative to the dealer. And I agree...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-02-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By rdl
If the reflectors are dull &/or corroded,...

If the reflectors are dull &/or corroded, replacement headlights are the only option.

But if the reflectors are just loose, i.e. flopping around & impossible to aim correctly, it is possible to...
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