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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-10-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,304
Posted By oaksenov
No change so far. What are you transmission...

No change so far.

What are you transmission sources if you have to replace? What are the prices I wonder?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-11-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,304
Posted By oaksenov
Let us know what AAMCO says. Regarding the...

Let us know what AAMCO says. Regarding the additive. I think it is FriktionTek for manual transmission. Again I do not see any change after I used it. But it has only been couple of months, and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-10-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,304
Posted By oaksenov
I am still driving that car with the same...

I am still driving that car with the same transmission.
At the time I talked to BMW dealer service department. They said they'd not repair transmissions. They would have to replace it.
I also...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-27-2008, 10:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,304
Posted By oaksenov
Nope it does not do it in neutral. It even does...

Nope it does not do it in neutral. It even does not do it when gas is not applied. It also does not do it in fifth gear and probably first as well. Although I am not so sure about first one now....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-27-2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,304
Posted By oaksenov
I took it to pretty good independent shop. They...

I took it to pretty good independent shop. They do not work on transmissions themselves, but at least they confirmed my guess that the noise is coming from transmission. They also called transmission...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-27-2008, 10:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,304
Posted By oaksenov
Hi, It is me again :-). I am looking to replace...

Hi,
It is me again :-). I am looking to replace entire transmission for another used one, but without the problem.

But where would I get one? Does anybody knows somebody who parts his e39 after...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-24-2008, 12:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,304
Posted By oaksenov
I took the car to Curry's Auto for state...

I took the car to Curry's Auto for state inspection and also asked them to see if they can guesstimate what the problem is. They said it is probably one of transmission bearings.

So I wonder is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2008, 12:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,304
Posted By oaksenov
It is M54 engine here with mechanical fan clutch....

It is M54 engine here with mechanical fan clutch. I also have E46 with M52TU engine also with mechanical fan clutch.

The one more thing I can feel by hand light know-knock-knock sound on cover of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-18-2008, 10:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,304
Posted By oaksenov
Strange transmission/engine sound

Hi All, I have found lately that my 525i sounds too loud. The car is 2003 E39 with M54 engine, manual gearbox and 52000 miles on it.
The sound is mostly noticeable when I apply gas slightly in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-14-2008, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,487
Posted By oaksenov
Hi All, I'd like to thank everybody who...

Hi All,

I'd like to thank everybody who helped here. Obviously I have finished the job by now. I wanted to buy that expensive spring compressor and I would have bought it, but it said it does not...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-27-2008, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,487
Posted By oaksenov
Narcisse91, I agree that risk of slipping is...

Narcisse91,

I agree that risk of slipping is very minimal. The only problem with compressing was that the spring in relaxes state has three coils on one side and one two on the other. If I hooked...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-26-2008, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,487
Posted By oaksenov
well compressor number 3 look most secure one out...

well compressor number 3 look most secure one out of three and it also compresses spring more than other two. I actually could not compress spring enough until I bought the one that is is number 3. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-25-2008, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,487
Posted By oaksenov
Post your experience anyway. This one is on my...

Post your experience anyway. This one is on my wife's car so no rush. I just have to be done with it by July 17. So I am really taking my time.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-25-2008, 01:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,487
Posted By oaksenov
Are there any tricks for using cheap spring compressor on E46 BMW?

Is there any trick/technique/know-how regarding how to compress front strut spring with cheapo spring compressors like these ones, maybe location when you bite on the spring matter? I have all three...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-25-2008, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By oaksenov
I could not find exactly for catch, but looking...

I could not find exactly for catch, but looking at other bolts on hood they are all tightened at 10 Nm.

Type Thread Tightening specification Measure
1AZ Retaining hook to engine 10 Nm
2AZ ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2008, 10:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,061
Posted By oaksenov
I can not say whether it is useful or not since...

I can not say whether it is useful or not since my E39 is not very old. The manual was kind of nice to have. I have noticed with the other one I have E46 I use Bentley's manual more often in the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2008, 09:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,061
Posted By oaksenov
Westlotorn, you can still get them from...

Westlotorn, you can still get them from bimmerzone or their auctions. Price is about the same everywhere. A while ago I have put a search widget on BMW section here...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2008, 10:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,061
Posted By oaksenov
yep I also have 2003 model, but I hope it is not...

yep I also have 2003 model, but I hope it is not much different from whatever is in the book.
It is amazing how fast BimmerZone shipped those. I bought my books from that auction on 1/16 and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2008, 12:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,061
Posted By oaksenov
where have you been?!? :( I purchased it from...

where have you been?!? :( I purchased it from that ebay auction. Actually I noticed that seller is bimmerzone.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2008, 10:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,061
Posted By oaksenov
sometime I get some goodies from friend who...

sometime I get some goodies from friend who changes his cars more often than I do. Got Alpine CD Changer last time for my wife's 323i
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2008, 08:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,061
Posted By oaksenov
Found e39 Bentley manual for under $100

I just found and bought my self a copy of Bentley manual for under $100 plus shipping. I have been looking for these books for a while now. So I posted a link on my site, thought you guys may be...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 05-22-2004, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,169
Posted By oaksenov
transmission fluid temperature?

How can I measure or read from car sensor the transmission fluid temperature. I have 2000 323i with GM auto ransmission and fluid change procedure tells that temperature should be closely monitored .
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 05-21-2004, 09:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 509
Posted By oaksenov
Transmission fluid temperature

How can I measure or read from car sensor the transmission fluid temperature. I have 2000 323i with GM auto ransmission and fluid change procedure tells that temperature should be closely monitored .
Forum: 5 Series 11-10-2003, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,189
Posted By oaksenov
Hi Gene, I have an appointment on Nov 18....

Hi Gene,

I have an appointment on Nov 18. I'd like you to take my account.
Forum: 5 Series 11-08-2003, 02:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,699
Posted By oaksenov
it happens every time I depress or release the...

it happens every time I depress or release the clutch pedal.
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