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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,799
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
Bosch

Bosch
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,887
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
Well my spark plug threads blew out, so this is...

Well my spark plug threads blew out, so this is on the back burner for now :(
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,799
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
Well I installed the plugs myself. I am 99% sure...

Well I installed the plugs myself. I am 99% sure i didnt cross thread them. But you never know. I am very careful with things like that...

So I need to know what my next steps are. I have ordered...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,799
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
Also, why did me car do this? Is this a sign of...

Also, why did me car do this? Is this a sign of failure of something else??
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,799
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
Yup I know what Helicoils are. What are my...

Yup I know what Helicoils are.

What are my steps? Pull the valve cover. Take it to a shop that can helicoil it and put er back in? And replace the spark plug and lead. what about the spark plug...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,799
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
Ok so I did indead blow out a plug. Thread is...

Ok so I did indead blow out a plug. Thread is gone. Plug is broken and conector is blown out too. Now what??? I can get a new lead and plug, but what do I do about my valve cover thread?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,799
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
did I just drop a cylinder? (Blown plug, please help)

So fired up the car this morning. Drove to work. Was running a little rough. Drove to supplier. Was running real rough. Then a clank clank clank clank. Thought it might just be my icv valve. Drove...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,887
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
Yup no prob! I am going to tackle this tomorrow...

Yup no prob! I am going to tackle this tomorrow afternoon.

I figured it out now, and I am 100% confident that 1 or 2 ways I have read on the forum should work no prob.

I kinda regret now not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,887
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
So all I have to do is remove the nuts for the...

So all I have to do is remove the nuts for the control arm, thrust arm, and tie rod and I should be able to remove the strut/spring. And the reasone for not being able to without is that the assembly...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,887
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
Front strut replacement. Not choosing, trying to DIY

I tried to search for some info, but all I got was threads about choices, not actually doing the job.

I bought some new Bilstein HD's for the front with the hardware. I just to a quick whack at...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-10-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
Where are the shift bushings? And how hard is it...

Where are the shift bushings? And how hard is it to replace them?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-05-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 654
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
thudding noise

So I am getting a "thudding" noise from the front left (driver) side when I turn or go over a bump. I would call it a soft thud and it usually thuds twice. I have done my control arm, tie rod, centre...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
Would dead cats cause an exhaust leask?

Would dead cats cause an exhaust leask?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
I think that it might be an exhaust leak? It...

I think that it might be an exhaust leak? It sounds like an old truck coming from under the car. Is there an exhuast mani gasket? Are they known to wear out? I also get a harsh smell of rotten eggs...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
98 540i loud ticking

So I have noticed lately that my car is ticking loudly. And suggestions on what to change?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-12-2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,414
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
And the lower control arm is different than the...

And the lower control arm is different than the tie rod...?

Where is the joint connect to the car? Pics?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-12-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,414
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
Not lowered Used to roll on 19", but stock...

Not lowered

Used to roll on 19", but stock style 66 now (17")

Yes crappy roads for sure!!!

How do I check for ****ty struts?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-12-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,414
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
I believe there is a different steering system...

I believe there is a different steering system for 530 and 540...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-12-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,414
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
E39 Steering creek/clunk

So I have just replaced the tie rods and centre link and steering knuckle. I have also done the thrust arm and sway bar link.

At low speed, say when I am backing out of a parking spot, I get a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-07-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,252
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
My recommendations is: Do and oil change... Wash...

My recommendations is: Do and oil change... Wash your car... pop in your mp3 player/cd/mix tape...?? of you favorite heavy rock song or electronic/dance or whatever gets your music funk on... Crank...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-23-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
I was told that you have to replace the tie rods...

I was told that you have to replace the tie rods and drag link. Is this true? Or can I get away with doing the tie rods only?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-22-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
What the name of the parts I need?

Hey guys/gals

I did some searching but can not find the info I need. I want to replace the arm/joints that are conected to the steering. Its the ones right beside the thrust arm at the knuckle....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-21-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,162
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
Yes, go to the dealer and they will sell you 2...

Yes, go to the dealer and they will sell you 2 replacement strips. Then ask very very nicely and they will cut and install them for you too!!

Not that expensive either.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,530
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
Hey I know the differences!! I own it!! lol ...

Hey I know the differences!! I own it!! lol

V8 - What should I replace?? A: everything! lol

Common on, we 8ers need to have our momments...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,530
Posted By SSJRICH 540i
I feel sorry for you I6ers.. It took me I think...

I feel sorry for you I6ers.. It took me I think 25 min + oil change... V8 ;)
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