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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By doru
Probably toast brushes/diode combo. Cheaper than...

Probably toast brushes/diode combo. Cheaper than a new alternator & easy to change. But if I were you, I would rebuild it. You might want a new slipring as well, and pending how the 2 bearings are,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-21-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 308
Posted By doru
If you get the Stewart WP, I don't think you need...

If you get the Stewart WP, I don't think you need to go the the Zinsville extreme. The Stewart WP pushes more coolant, and the KTMP stay cooler by 1-2C. Combined with a bi-yearly coolant flush, you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-17-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 633
Posted By doru
Burning, you're a goldmine....... Great post &...

Burning, you're a goldmine.......
Great post & thanks for sharing your troubleshooting tips. I'm sure other people will find it handy.

P.S. I stumbled upon this thread only today, so I'm late to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,423
Posted By doru
I had a similar experience with my X5 where the...

I had a similar experience with my X5 where the cooling components were changed, but the KTMP would spike to 124C.
In my case it was a faulty dual temp sensor - the probe that went to the DME was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-15-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 725
Posted By doru
For lighting hardware I use the Morimoto stuff...

For lighting hardware I use the Morimoto stuff from the Retrofit Source. A bit more pricey, but there is no comparison in quality. Morimoto outshines Hella. From optics (projectors and such) to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-13-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By doru
The rears wouldn't have fit anyway - too mucho...

The rears wouldn't have fit anyway - too mucho width. By about 10cm at least (that's 4") and even then, it might touch. The fronts are also quite on the wide side....
They don't look bad on that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-09-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 900
Posted By doru
Essentially your question is the same as asking...

Essentially your question is the same as asking how to fit a W42 pants on a W32 body......
Cut & splice is not an option.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-07-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 908
Views: 421,418
Posted By doru
Check out this post...

Check out this post (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8902601&postcount=13). It has a link to a vid which spells it how to calibrate the ABS & sensors. I did it, and it was easy. You...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-07-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 908
Views: 421,418
Posted By doru
The ABS module controls also the DSC. The same...

The ABS module controls also the DSC. The same module is used on different models e39 (some have smaller front brakes, some have bigger. It's for 525,528,530,540 & M5); on different e38 - 740 & 750...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-06-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 694
Posted By doru
Told you so. Glad it worked out. :thumbup:

Told you so.
Glad it worked out. :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-31-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 411
Posted By doru
Concerning cleaning & functionality: Once you...

Concerning cleaning & functionality:
Once you have it pulled out, just flop it in your hand. you should hear the valve open/close (banging/flopping sound) as you turn it back and forth quickly. If...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-31-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 694
Posted By doru
Style 42 & Rondell 58 close but no dice. You have...

Style 42 & Rondell 58 close but no dice. You have to see them in person. Rondell 58 have a deeper dish and look outstanding on the e39. It's a matter of taste, and personally I like them. And so does...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-30-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 694
Posted By doru
On the e39 they look like this: ...

On the e39 they look like this:

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g270/rxdesign/EDz.jpg

http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx353/illeszte39/summer%202011/HPIM0054.jpg
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-30-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 411
Posted By doru
Not sure if this statement is correct. My 2003...

Not sure if this statement is correct. My 2003 530 with M54 engine has it. I know I cleaned it, part #8 in the below diagram

http://realoem.com/bmw/diagrams/p/u/199.png
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-30-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 694
Posted By doru
Rondell 58 wheels are awesome, very well build...

Rondell 58 wheels are awesome, very well build and probably very rare with the e39 specs. At 300 bucks they are a steal. You probably couldn't afford them new. Keep them. They make the car stand out....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-30-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 411
Posted By doru
Now don't re-use the old rubber sleeve. When...

Now don't re-use the old rubber sleeve.
When re-installing, make sure it seats all the way in. It's very easy to install it halfway in only. There is a tab on the ICV and this will "tell" you if...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 374
Posted By doru
Not sure if the drain plug is situated in a...

Not sure if the drain plug is situated in a different spot on your engine compared to a M54. if it's in the same spot, removing the drain plug is very easy, no special tools required. All you need to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By doru
I just did the whole rear suspension work on my...

I just did the whole rear suspension work on my car this past weekend, and I did find some really buggered parts (control arms - torn rubbers & ball joints loose), but man, they were not even close...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 990
Posted By doru
Chrome plated spark plug thread ends should NOT...

Chrome plated spark plug thread ends should NOT be treated with antiseize (hence the Bentley reference, because the recommended BMW sparkplugs are all chrome plated = no corrosion = should come out...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 688
Posted By doru
In this case, you should first check and see if...

In this case, you should first check and see if the crank didn't spring a sprocket (interference). take the VC's off and try to turn the engine by hand (very slowly). Hopefully no bent valves. Go...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By doru
Doing suspension work, will inherently lead to a...

Doing suspension work, will inherently lead to a an alignment job. At that time, whoever does the alignment needs to fiddle with the tie-rods as well. I am not sure how you can change the struts...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 688
Posted By doru
First, check the battery voltage. Second, check...

First, check the battery voltage.
Second, check the oil level. Having a car sitting for more than 1 year, I would first have done an oil change.
Now, that you have attempted to start the engine,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-14-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,778
Posted By doru
Blue, just delete your vanos and see for...

Blue, just delete your vanos and see for yourself, no need for another polemic. Then, if it's just marketing stuff, you just have one less piece of equipment on the car to worry about...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,095
Posted By doru
Actually I like the auto lights & rain sensing...

Actually I like the auto lights & rain sensing wiper feature. And there are numerous other features, that can be turned on or off, so this thread....hm,hm,hm

if you don't like a feature, just...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,233
Posted By doru
Arghh....I just slapped my hands while typing...

Arghh....I just slapped my hands while typing this.....:mad:
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