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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By doru
Got it loose with penetrating oil. Never thought...

Got it loose with penetrating oil. Never thought using that stuff on shiny non-rusted parts.....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By doru
Cam, that nut on the passenger side is super...

Cam, that nut on the passenger side is super tight. You said it wasn't much on yours. I wonder what's going on? I placed a very high force on it, and didn't budge.
Nothing is rusty there, everything...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By doru
Tie-rod ends replacing question

Need to replace the tie-rods on my 530.
It's a rack and pinion setup. Currently I try to take off the right (pass side) tie-rod end. The problem I'm facing, is that thing is very tight screwed in,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By doru
+1,000,000

+1,000,000
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By doru
I guess if the AUC probe gets clogged, it doesn't...

I guess if the AUC probe gets clogged, it doesn't read correctly anymore, and probably instead of closing the ambient airflow if you drive in some smelly surroundings, it will just let the flaps open...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By doru
AUC sensor cleaning & filter replacement

Great little DIY I found on the Fanatics side (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=884216).
Dirty filter:

http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx68/vickumar/IMG_1150.jpg

New filter:...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By doru
OE t-stat is Wahler. Here is a linky ...

OE t-stat is Wahler. Here is a linky (http://www.dn-bg.com/en/car-parts/products/show.html?manufacturer=79)to chose for your application.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-20-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 443
Posted By doru
Hey Flug, last year I had some overheating issues...

Hey Flug, last year I had some overheating issues with my X5 (4.4). Running the A/C actually lowered the temp faster (turn heat on). Bizarre.....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-20-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 90
Posted By doru
I have also the M54 engine, and a couple years...

I have also the M54 engine, and a couple years back I cleaned the TB and the ICV. When I pulled the TB, I could turn the plate (carefully). Edjack is right that it's actuated by a gear. You might...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-20-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 919
Posted By doru
There are more e46 than e39's. The reason I'm...

There are more e46 than e39's. The reason I'm bringing this up, is because the e46 guys have this problem (more than us with the i6) and it's well documented in their forum. It's actually the oil...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By doru
Yes, these e39 age very gracefully, as opposed to...

Yes, these e39 age very gracefully, as opposed to hm, hm, e60........
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-06-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 610
Posted By doru
Actually one of these does wonders. And almost...

Actually one of these does wonders. And almost everyone owns something like this in their tool boxes

http://www.toolstop.co.uk/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/AK9751.jpg
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-06-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 819
Posted By doru
I would return it, obviously it's a POS quality...

I would return it, obviously it's a POS quality wise. I know the OE part is $$$....but in the end it pays off.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-06-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,184
Posted By doru
The e46 is manual. Love to drive it, but after a...

The e46 is manual. Love to drive it, but after a few days of DD'ing, the steady stop and go traffic drove me nuts. Reverted back to the e39 which is automatic, and life is good.
I guess every...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-02-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By doru
Versatile torque wrench

Saw this on the Fanatics side (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?p=14300427#post14300427). Ingenious method, especially if you need to tighten also left hand threads. Accurate as long as...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-29-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By doru
Those UK prices seem insane. Wouldn't it be...

Those UK prices seem insane. Wouldn't it be cheaper to buy from the State side? (not sure how much the shipping charges are)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-28-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By doru
Registering batteries started with e60. e39...

Registering batteries started with e60. e39 doesn't register a new battery
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-27-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 112
Posted By doru
Front window regulator zip-tie fix

Found this insane clever method of repairing/reinforcing the front window guide rail clip. Apparently, no more window regulator headaches.....

Here's the DIY...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-27-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By doru
Ed, I had a huge headache on my X5 with the 4.4...

Ed, I had a huge headache on my X5 with the 4.4 v8 concerning the dual temp sensor, located where you mentioned. My symptoms were different though - the car would start overheating after the engine...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-27-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By doru
You can't - BMW has a high pressure closed-loop...

You can't - BMW has a high pressure closed-loop system, as opposed to the open loop system found in other cars, like the ones you mentioned. The operating temp is also different. Trying to go to an...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-27-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By doru
When one hose goes, all other will follow suit....

When one hose goes, all other will follow suit. Weird how those parts have that herd mentality...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-27-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 429
Posted By doru
Not sure what year & model your car is, but when...

Not sure what year & model your car is, but when you changed the regulator with the brushes (the coal), you probably didn't address the slip ring, I presume? The slip ring will also degrade in time,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-27-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 425
Posted By doru
+1,000,000 You probably blocked some passage to...

+1,000,000
You probably blocked some passage to the oil pressure sensor, and you unclogged it when you let the oil flow by removing it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,693
Posted By doru
I think the flux capacitor is broken. He should...

I think the flux capacitor is broken. He should fix that one ASAP.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,636
Posted By doru
That was a pretty nasty scene, however, I must...

That was a pretty nasty scene, however, I must say you should be thankful your daughter is OK. Could have been much worse......

Could be the Bremi coils, as suggested above.......
The M54B30...
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