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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,175
Posted By Kelley71
The bars is fine. No fluid loss what so ever. I...

The bars is fine. No fluid loss what so ever. I think I had a high place on the deck because the leak was fixed in less than 5 minutes once it started to circulate.

I drained that stuff out this...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,175
Posted By Kelley71
Car is doing great! Thanks for asking. I had...

Car is doing great! Thanks for asking.

I had a leaking valve cover I fixed and a problem with a leaky injector but after that, no engine problems.

I had the transmission serviced with a new...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,768
Posted By Kelley71
My entire dash went crazy when my ABS module went...

My entire dash went crazy when my ABS module went out. It sent my transmission into safe mode, speedo, temp gauge, gas gauge did all kinds of crazy stuff. I had it rebuilt at Module masters in Idaho...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-21-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,175
Posted By Kelley71
Well guys, it has been 3 long weeks but the 540...

Well guys, it has been 3 long weeks but the 540 is purring like a kitten now. Boy the first time I started the motor it sounded AWFUL until the hydraulics built up.

THEN I had a coolant leak into...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,175
Posted By Kelley71
Yes, you are correct. Do you intend to...

Yes, you are correct.

Do you intend to replace the timing guide rails? You dont need to remove the lower cover if you are just doing a valve job.

I got ALOT done today. I am hours from...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-15-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,175
Posted By Kelley71
The socket is 27mm for the center bolt. I spent a...

The socket is 27mm for the center bolt. I spent a day machining a tool for the counter hold to get it off but I can do it by myself now. Mine holds at 8 point compared to 4 and attaches to a 3/4 inch...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-15-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,175
Posted By Kelley71
Its been a few days but being in the restaurant...

Its been a few days but being in the restaurant business, well you know. Valentines Day.

I found a local shop through BMWCCA and this nice guy loaned me his timing kit for FREE!

What a cool...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,175
Posted By Kelley71
My machine guy, told me the heads had almost no...

My machine guy, told me the heads had almost no warpage. He took of a few thousandths to clear up some on the nicks on the heads because I had such a time removing it. He said I could use the stock...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,175
Posted By Kelley71
The camshafts check out ok. As far as sludge, I...

The camshafts check out ok. As far as sludge, I use the old fashion, pick and varsol, method of cleaning. That took almost a day.

The reason for the original breakdown was compression in the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,175
Posted By Kelley71
More pics.

More pics.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,175
Posted By Kelley71
Powder coating was done by Advanced Powder...

Powder coating was done by Advanced Powder Coating and Blast Services in Houston. Took 2 days. 95 dollars.

Today I got my heads back and are on the car!! :thumbup:

Note: Exhaust manifolds can...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,175
Posted By Kelley71
Today I spent the day waiting for UPS and Fedex....

Today I spent the day waiting for UPS and Fedex. No one stocked valve guides so my head will be ready at 10:00 am CST. :bigpimp:

But my valve cover were finished being powder coated.

I was told...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,175
Posted By Kelley71
Update, Exhaust valve guides needed to be...

Update,

Exhaust valve guides needed to be replaced on both heads. This set me back a day because no one in Houston stocked the guides.

Everything is clean awaiting reassembly.

A head gasket...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-06-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,175
Posted By Kelley71
Today I removed the guide rails (glad I did now),...

Today I removed the guide rails (glad I did now), cleaned the surfaces, installed new valley pan and cover, and finished the deck of the motor.

Now I am waiting on my heads, Vanos tools, and will...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-06-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,175
Posted By Kelley71
Yesterday we finished building the counter hold...

Yesterday we finished building the counter hold tool. I will say my tool kicks BMW's A**. My father is a genius when it comes to manufacturing. We welded a steel plate and machined out so a one inch...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,175
Posted By Kelley71
My new tool worked awesome. I have to go to work...

My new tool worked awesome. I have to go to work now though....

Question??

I removed the lower pan, all 8 bolts to drop lower timing cover. Removed Power steering. All front cover bolts that I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2011, 06:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,175
Posted By Kelley71
Yesterday was the fight with the Jesus bolt and I...

Yesterday was the fight with the Jesus bolt and I lost. I made a tool holding 2 bolts and I broke a piece of the hub away.

My father and I are making a good tool now.

See photos below. We are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,254
Posted By Kelley71
You might want to use a Viton Oring when you...

You might want to use a Viton Oring when you replace. Mine went bad too after changing a hose. I bought 10 of them for like 5 bucks(minimum order). But Viton is good to 400 degrees, worth the extra...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-02-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,175
Posted By Kelley71
Well today it was 19 degrees in Houston with the...

Well today it was 19 degrees in Houston with the wind blowing at 25 mph.

So I dropped off the heads at

David's Automotive Machine Shop in Houston, TX. They do great work. I have been using...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,175
Posted By Kelley71
Well, I got the heads off today. The...

Well, I got the heads off today.

The passenger side head came off with the exhaust manifold on very easily.

The driver side head, well that with swivel sockets and 2x4's to help adjust the head...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,175
Posted By Kelley71
I will let everyone know. This has been a job! I...

I will let everyone know. This has been a job! I am almost to the halfway point.

I am replacing both head gaskets while I have the motor tore down.

I have to buy a tool to hold the crank. I am...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,175
Posted By Kelley71
M62TU Head gasket/ Timing guides journal

Does anyone have any tricks for removing the heads on a 540i.

I have everything unbolted. I twas told I could remove with the exhaust manifolds in place but I am having trouble wrestling this out...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-29-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 452
Posted By Kelley71
Vanos Tools needed for v8

Hi folks,

I blew a head gasket on my 2000 540ia with 155K. I have the motor down to as far as I can go without tools. EAC has them for rental but there is a waiting list.

While apart I am going...
Forum: Suspension and Braking 01-04-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,272
Posted By Kelley71
Still for sale?

Still for sale?
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