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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,314
Posted By tinius
JC Whitney - surprise!

You can get some reasonable aftermarket engine shields, wheel well liners and stuff from JC Whitney. They're made from a tough material, just not as thick as the OEM stuff, but they work.

Go to ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 459
Posted By tinius
Worn timing chain guides

Second response to your question. Here's what we found with the timing chain guides. The plastic is not brittle, but it looks to me like a replacement is in order. From the similar discoloration of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 459
Posted By tinius
I understand it to mean this: The VANOS solenoids...

I understand it to mean this: The VANOS solenoids are essentially two-position, i.e. they provide oil pressure to one side of the actuator or the other and thus set the camshaft at full-advanced or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-27-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 459
Posted By tinius
The $4K estimate includes 25-30 hours work and...

The $4K estimate includes 25-30 hours work and parts. I know I could have collected all of the parts myself and saved some scratch (I have a spreadsheet with all of the parts from 4 or 5 vendors),...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-27-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 459
Posted By tinius
Ms. bluebee, here’s some information which I...

Ms. bluebee, here’s some information which I think may help.

First, from some BMW training materials.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8736/16950424405_490a50d32c_z_d.jpg

Next, the camshaft...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-27-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 459
Posted By tinius
My 2003 540iT...

My 2003 540iT (http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2152607-Attention-2003-540iT-MSport-Owners-Trying-to-start-a-Registry!&p=28248219#post28248219) has 180,000 miles on it and I would...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 459
Posted By tinius
I posed your question and Raj answered with the...

I posed your question and Raj answered with the same information that I found on the BMW Web site (http://www.bmw.com/com/en/insights/technology/technology_guide/articles/vanos_double_vanos.html):
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 459
Posted By tinius
Part has been ordered and I'm all set.

I managed to contact Raj at Beisan Systems. The part has been ordered and I'm all set.

This VANOS press tool is included in the rental M62TU tool kits from Beisan Systems and from Bimmer Tool...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 459
Posted By tinius
Looking for M62TU VANOS Press Tool

My indie mechanic has been trying to get ahold of Beisan Systems since before the weekend to order the M62TU VANOS press tool. There's no answer or call back from their telephone number, nor response...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-14-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,779
Posted By tinius
Ms. Bluebee, did you see my post #42 in this...

Ms. Bluebee, did you see my post #42 in this thread with photos about using the Viton O-ring? It is now (March 2015) 19 months and 15K miles and I still have no ATF leaking or misting on the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 531
Posted By tinius
I didn't see the VIN was available. It does have...

I didn't see the VIN was available. It does have this option: S357A Schutzverglasung, which is Protective Glass.
Take a look at this post...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 434
Posted By tinius
Swap the cassette for a Business CD

You may be able to swap the cassette player for a single CD player (Business CD) which will let you use the AUX AUDIO INPUT KIT (82 11 0 149 389).

I was able to make this swap in my 1999 528iT...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 531
Posted By tinius
I'm not familiar with the "F1" designation -...

I'm not familiar with the "F1" designation - perhaps it's only for Mexico or other non-US countries. But I have seen the "Security" description. It has reinforce (thicker) windows, armor where...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 684
Posted By tinius
Outside temp?

What was the outside temperature at the time of the fire? Below 37 F?

There is a German-language E39 forum in which they are discussing fires caused by the heated windshield washer jets. I can get...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-09-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By tinius
I turned the OP's photos 90 degrees for clarity....

I turned the OP's photos 90 degrees for clarity. The view is from the front of the car toward the driver.

http://i58.tinypic.com/2m4rj84.jpg

Here's a write-up on repairing the valve using the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-09-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By tinius
The part is not unique to V-8s. It's the heater...

The part is not unique to V-8s. It's the heater valve which controls coolant circulation separately to the driver's and passenger's side, plus an auxiliary pump for the "REST function", i.e. for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-08-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,779
Posted By tinius
Amazon

See response #30. I got them from Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005RURJG6), where they are now $14.10 for 10 plus shipping.

M2x42 Viton O-Ring, 75A Shore Durometer, Round, Black, 42 mm...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-08-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,779
Posted By tinius
Viton rubber O-Ring for ATF canister

I wanted to post a follow-up to this thread.

I located a couple of photos of the ATF canister lid and the O-ring which has been causing some problems.

In the first photo, from August 2013, you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,864
Posted By tinius
Metal replacement pulleys for E39 window regulators?

It appears this project came to a premature end. Did anyone else work up a kit of metal pulleys for the window regulators? Are there any commercial products available?

I was going ask Bluebee, but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-06-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2,653
Views: 292,701
Posted By tinius
2003 540iT M-Sport Wagon Washed and hand-waxed...

2003 540iT M-Sport Wagon
Washed and hand-waxed stem to stern.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7341/14123099451_8fedf6201b_b_d.jpg
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By tinius
I would bet that one or both air springs are the...

I would bet that one or both air springs are the problem, not the pump. Does it settle on both wheels, or tilt to one side? Either way, I would recommend replacing both air springs. I don't know what...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By tinius
You are confusing two terms, Torx and torque. ...

You are confusing two terms, Torx and torque.

Torx is a type of screw or bolt head which requires specific bits or drivers to properly tighten. The Torx head looks ike a six-pointed star.
Here's...
Forum: Tools and Miscellaneous 01-15-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,481
Posted By tinius
Nice improvisation and it got the job done. All...

Nice improvisation and it got the job done. All of your points, such as removing the retaining pin from the ball end and taping the strut, are in my write-up and photos referenced above. I may try...
Forum: Tools and Miscellaneous 01-15-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,481
Posted By tinius
Nice job - whatever gets it done

Cool, is this for the large strut for the door? Or for the small strut for the glass?
Forum: Tools and Miscellaneous 01-14-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,481
Posted By tinius
Sold

Bobberman, if this is addressed to me, see reply #4, the tool set was sold.

BTW, in some cases, only one or the other of the small window struts has failed and replacing only them will provide the...
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