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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-06-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,180
Posted By E39 touring
Great to see some progress, as above I thought...

Great to see some progress, as above I thought your compression numbers were ok,there is a sh#tload of places for air leaks,that can take a while to sort,have heard the inlet manifold gaskets can...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-30-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 876
Posted By E39 touring
Thanks for the comments DIY suits me as I have...

Thanks for the comments DIY suits me as I have been burnt by dealerships doing work while I was away,I don't have a code reader but my experience seems to work for me when something is wrong but not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 876
Posted By E39 touring
Best of luck with your new car,make sure you have...

Best of luck with your new car,make sure you have a full and open wallet, they are the are a good car but my experience has been a real expensive,even with extensive DIY work,
The following will...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,180
Posted By E39 touring
Typically they don't know what they are doing and...

Typically they don't know what they are doing and thats @ the customers expense,you can be inventive yourself as the OP is and save a heap $$$$.
The lost art of fixing a part to make it work is also...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,180
Posted By E39 touring
I have been in your situation except mine ran...

I have been in your situation except mine ran (although very badly),it took me 2 months off and on to get it going right.
You have learned heaps about the car and done a great job,if you don't keep...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-27-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,662
Posted By E39 touring
Car drove fine today ,put fuel in as a measured...

Car drove fine today ,put fuel in as a measured amount,gauge responded straight away to the amount I had worked out,but I'am suspect of leaving home with a small amount and finding after 15mins...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-22-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,180
Posted By E39 touring
You are a 100% on the valves,have you checked cam...

You are a 100% on the valves,have you checked cam timing?,I know you have done the cover gasket already but definately worth checking cams.

Another thought, is the motor cranking over like it has...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-22-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,180
Posted By E39 touring
Go to the Beisen vanos seal install on google...

Go to the Beisen vanos seal install on google that will show how to set top dead centre and the correct position for your cams.
God I hope you haven't got bent valves due to a botched...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-22-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,662
Posted By E39 touring
When our car stopped on level ground we had...

When our car stopped on level ground we had previously been up a steep hill and roung several sweeping bends,Iam assuming the fuel had all gone to the LH side tank causing the pump to run dry??
The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-22-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,662
Posted By E39 touring
Thanks yes you are right,have been thru the whole...

Thanks yes you are right,have been thru the whole intank pump nightmare and thought it was over.
Had the following issues;
Broken rubber pump supports
Failed wire connections on pump x 2
Faulty...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-22-2013, 03:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,662
Posted By E39 touring
I replyed too soon, car was running fine until...

I replyed too soon, car was running fine until today when it ran out of fuel,have done all the repairs to tank level sensors and replacement pump and the fuel gauge reads 15 litres left and it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2013, 12:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,725
Posted By E39 touring
Mine wouldnt run properly and had no power didn't...

Mine wouldnt run properly and had no power didn't know it was bad till they ran codes,the dealer changed it and said it takes a awhile to run the wire,mine died due to a coolant leak from the crappy...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-19-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,180
Posted By E39 touring
The CCV is a pain without the inlet manifold off...

The CCV is a pain without the inlet manifold off :mad::mad:.
Try one coil and bolt the earth strap to the side,pull your fuel pump relay and crank it over the spark should be clean and bright,you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-19-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,180
Posted By E39 touring
Starting to look like the ecu,may be generated...

Starting to look like the ecu,may be generated weak spark,power injector function and others,ABS ecu's can be a problem but you don't here much of engine ecu woes.
OP may have already stated,but is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-19-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,180
Posted By E39 touring
Really,never heard of that :dunno: besides he...

Really,never heard of that :dunno: besides he mentioned he had spark,can't remember if the plugs were changed but he has spark.
Poolman they do run with maf unplugged,
daytradeoil they can run with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,180
Posted By E39 touring
Should kick and fire with bad CVV,large air...

Should kick and fire with bad CVV,large air leak,bad crank sensor, you name it (most replys have) you should get some thing ,where theres smoke theres fire,makes me wonder if the timing is way out of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,662
Posted By E39 touring
Thanks again,have the Victor Reinz gasket I...

Thanks again,have the Victor Reinz gasket I purchased awhile back so thats what will be going in,interesting as there isn't a great differance in price ,maybe the reinz gasket is the wrong...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By E39 touring
Car gets no hard driving,has spend most of its...

Car gets no hard driving,has spend most of its mileage on the open road ,smokes a bit on start-up (cold) and seems fine after that.
Fuel consumption is great for a 2.5 litre motor,I just feel it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By E39 touring
Another oil consumption thread???

Motor is up in mileage (249,000kms)and has always been oil hungry,done CVV etc,anybody changed to an oil that directly related to a drop in oil consumption?
Have run Shell Helix HX5 15/40 ( Asea A2...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,662
Posted By E39 touring
Car is running the best in years ,fuel down to...

Car is running the best in years ,fuel down to 9L/100kms lowest ever,I think the o2 sensors have been on the wayout for sometime.
Next up is rocker cover gasket and clean out dipstick tube.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-14-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,662
Posted By E39 touring
Thanks for your help past and present,some devils...

Thanks for your help past and present,some devils cost less to run and maintain;);) I know what you are saying and the car has plenty of life left,I have my reasons beside that,parts cost being one...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-14-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,662
Posted By E39 touring
Sorry for the slow response and the confusion...

Sorry for the slow response and the confusion about the o2 sensors and feel embarrased as I did find them.;);)
In my defence they were way back and down on the manifolds :(:(
Car has been parked up...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-09-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,289
Posted By E39 touring
Just run in :):) the touring is a great hauler we...

Just run in :):) the touring is a great hauler we have moved building materials ,dogs, kids you name it, the later 2.5 is a great engine IMO better than the 2.8 ever was,with 155kms you won't have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-31-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,662
Posted By E39 touring
Thanks,checked over car and did the following; ...

Thanks,checked over car and did the following;
Noticed oil marks around cam cover to ccv pipe,replaced o rings,pipe was good otherwise,
Found loose clamp on icv pipe fixed,
Checked inlet manifold...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2012, 02:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,662
Posted By E39 touring
Not good

Car is now running poorly,have spent a fortune on plugs and coil pack,have been looking for air leaks but have have no luck.
CVV changed last year along with hoses and pipes,fuel economy is bad with...
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