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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By ztom
Read codes. Maybe exhaust cam position sensor?

Read codes. Maybe exhaust cam position sensor?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 967
Posted By ztom
Maybe pull a plug, crank & see if you smell gas....

Maybe pull a plug, crank & see if you smell gas. Can also check gas shrader valve pressure.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By ztom
With engine assembled, in morning when cold,...

With engine assembled, in morning when cold, start engine, rev to 2k rpm 10sec, then feel top radiator hose. If pressurized then it's a cracked head. Also can take radiator cap off in morning & rev...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By ztom
Check current drain after 30 min off. Search on...

Check current drain after 30 min off. Search on FSU resistor, possibly that.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By ztom
My experience is they're very reliable, no...

My experience is they're very reliable, no failures several cars over 150kmi, one over 270kmi
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By ztom
Yes bank 1 is toward front. Yes sensor 2 is after...

Yes bank 1 is toward front. Yes sensor 2 is after cat same manifold
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-02-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By ztom
Consider dropping in an engine, easier for the...

Consider dropping in an engine, easier for the shop & should be able to get one inexpensively. Chance to buy rebuilt rack & new engine mounts.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By ztom
Weak point->hose at back of head, especially...

Weak point->hose at back of head, especially where attached to engine.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By ztom
As you replace the plug, let it sit overnight...

As you replace the plug, let it sit overnight then dip a stick or wire or something in to look for water. If water, cracked head possibly. Probably no cam or valve issue.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 458
Posted By ztom
Also removing the throttle body from intake...

Also removing the throttle body from intake manifold is easy
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 458
Posted By ztom
On I6 also remove the two bolts holding the power...

On I6 also remove the two bolts holding the power steering reservoir & move it aside
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-29-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By ztom
The trunk actuator failure mode is not...

The trunk actuator failure mode is not electrical. You can still hear it work but a plastic arm of the solenoid breaks. Easy replacement.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 536
Posted By ztom
Plug hole with toothpicks or yoga mat foam?

Plug hole with toothpicks or yoga mat foam?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,553
Posted By ztom
+1 Have you been using your windshield spray?...

+1 Have you been using your windshield spray? Sometimes the sprayer lines get clogged with old fluid. Just a thought
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 558
Posted By ztom
+1

+1
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By ztom
+1 I had to drill. Button wouldn't stay up,...

+1 I had to drill. Button wouldn't stay up, broken mech.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By ztom
..because of aluminum block? Don't the iron...

..because of aluminum block? Don't the iron liners last?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 558
Posted By ztom
On a 528 it's very easy, I've done in 2 hr. But...

On a 528 it's very easy, I've done in 2 hr. But would not surprise me shop charges 4. They might also charge $$ for part & it's delivery. Maybe try to find someone who works on bmws at home?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-19-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,089
Posted By ztom
I have the HRWCT (hi rev when cold tranny) too,...

I have the HRWCT (hi rev when cold tranny) too, no codes. Agree it's a feature to warm up, but something's degraded. Still waiting for someone to positively isolate the cause. Not a big deal but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By ztom
Search on thrust arm bushing & lower control arm,...

Search on thrust arm bushing & lower control arm, both cause vibration when worn out
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By ztom
My 97 528 has a rubber boot after the Maf & it...

My 97 528 has a rubber boot after the Maf & it usually cracks between the ribs facing the engine. Easy to remove/ inspect.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-17-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,391
Posted By ztom
I may have this issue on one of my cars. The...

I may have this issue on one of my cars. The above seems close to a correct explanation & test. Although I think the torque converter always transfers some power and in this case is transferring too...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By ztom
Lower control arms should also be replaced by 80k...

Lower control arms should also be replaced by 80k mi IMO. But it depends also on how well it was driven.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By ztom
Search on thrust arm, should be replaced before...

Search on thrust arm, should be replaced before 80k mi IMO
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By ztom
Close out-> Cause was hydro locking, cracked...

Close out-> Cause was hydro locking, cracked head. Head replaced.
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