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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-13-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 592
Posted By WaveSurfin3100
If you have the funds, replace the knock sensors...

If you have the funds, replace the knock sensors and hoses the from the heater control valve that run to the firewall...Any other vacuum hoses and rubber caps under and behind the Intake Manifold....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 07-13-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By WaveSurfin3100
Have you checked the coolant level? Possibly your...

Have you checked the coolant level? Possibly your themostat and or water pump?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-11-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,548
Posted By WaveSurfin3100
It sounds like it may possibly be the fuel pump...

It sounds like it may possibly be the fuel pump on its last leg? Checking the fuel pressure would be a good start. I believe the fuel filter is located in the tank as well? I was thinking maybe the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-08-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By WaveSurfin3100
Check voltage across terminals with key OFF,...

Check voltage across terminals with key OFF, should read between 12.4 and 12.7. Less than 12.4 means the battery needs to be charged. Other possibilities could be loose connection(s) or alternator....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-08-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 808
Posted By WaveSurfin3100
A Cooling System Pressure test for sure. As for...

A Cooling System Pressure test for sure. As for the cooling pipes under the Intake manifold, they don't leak because the car was overheated! Just like everything else plastic and rubber on our...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-20-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,422
Posted By WaveSurfin3100
Don't let them tell you the cause of the starter...

Don't let them tell you the cause of the starter failure was due to not having a Genuine BMW battery! I have Interstate batteries in both my X3 and 530, and I forget why I took in one of my vehicles...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-15-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,422
Posted By WaveSurfin3100
That is a Huge disappointment! So they sent...

That is a Huge disappointment! So they sent someone over without a tow truck? Did he show up in a Yugo..that's B.S. Too bad he didn't remove the battery from the vehicle for your daughter! So any...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-14-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,422
Posted By WaveSurfin3100
mtbrdad stated that two of his Walmart batteries...

mtbrdad stated that two of his Walmart batteries died right about the 2.5 year mark. Does your daughter have a friend that can remove the battery from the vehicle and take it to Walmart, Oreillys or...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-13-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,422
Posted By WaveSurfin3100
A Walmart battery you say.hmm. Now I'm really...

A Walmart battery you say.hmm. Now I'm really leaning towards the battery. On most cars that I've worked on, a three year battery is what I encounter most, and so this is why I am saying the battery...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-13-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,422
Posted By WaveSurfin3100
That sounds like the battery to me. do you by...

That sounds like the battery to me. do you by chance have Triple A? If so, they'll check it out and let her know if it's the battery or starter...as I've heard from some people who have used them for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-13-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By WaveSurfin3100
Sounds suspicious to me! Ask, no, demand to see...

Sounds suspicious to me! Ask, no, demand to see the old part that was removed, then compare the lengths. If the new pipe is longer, then the tip of the old pipe is still in the block. What comes...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-13-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By WaveSurfin3100
Steve535, not able to see the pics you have...

Steve535, not able to see the pics you have posted! repost them again so we can see of what you talk about. Thanks.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-13-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By WaveSurfin3100
e39chick, that part is Not what you need! Do you...

e39chick, that part is Not what you need! Do you know if your mechanic removed the intake manifold? You need to find that our first. There is absolutely no way to replace the two coolant pipes...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-08-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By WaveSurfin3100
e39chick, there are Two pipes under the Intake...

e39chick, there are Two pipes under the Intake manifold, one goes in the cylinder head/block and the other, which runs along side of that one, goes into what would be the rear of the water pump ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-08-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By WaveSurfin3100
e39chick, there should not be a need for Epoxy if...

e39chick, there should not be a need for Epoxy if the Inlet pipe had been replaced...Correctly!(IMO) The tip of the old inlet pipe most of the time breaks off and one needs to pry it out along with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-21-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By WaveSurfin3100
Check the resistance on the coils, they should...

Check the resistance on the coils, they should read .08 if I recall correctly!?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 775
Posted By WaveSurfin3100
Thanks, I will give it a look!

Thanks, I will give it a look!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,611
Posted By WaveSurfin3100
Sounds like your belt. Tensioner/pulleys usually...

Sounds like your belt. Tensioner/pulleys usually have a chirp to them.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 775
Posted By WaveSurfin3100
Bentvalve, from what source did you acquire your...

Bentvalve, from what source did you acquire your console? Thanks!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-22-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,170
Posted By WaveSurfin3100
Once you remove the Intake, Everything is...

Once you remove the Intake, Everything is visible! The ONLY problem I forsee is when you remove both the Heater and Water pipe, it is highly possible that the tips will break off in the engine block....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-22-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,170
Posted By WaveSurfin3100
Just Label Every Connector and make yourself a...

Just Label Every Connector and make yourself a diagram. I placed the Bolts, Screws, Nuts in separate ziplock bags and labeled them as to their location...(Valve Body, Oil Dipstick)Look into replacing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-22-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By WaveSurfin3100
You would need to pressure test the fuel...

You would need to pressure test the fuel regulator to see if it is at Spec. I don't believe the fuel pump is of concern, IMO. If the F.I. are original, it's highly suspect that they've seen better...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By WaveSurfin3100
Looking at my service manual, the resistance...

Looking at my service manual, the resistance between the injector terminals should be 16 Ohms at (68 degrees F). The DME controls the function of the F.I.'s, so hopefully it's just bad F.I.'s!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,170
Posted By WaveSurfin3100
Econo, if you can turn a wrench, you can save a...

Econo, if you can turn a wrench, you can save a ton of money and do it yourself! No biggie if you can't. Removal of the Intake and the bleeding process is Not difficult at all. So, back to the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By WaveSurfin3100
From what I've read, rebuild kits are mediocre at...

From what I've read, rebuild kits are mediocre at best. Have you performed an Ohm test on the Injectors? If they are leaking fuel into the cylinders as you have stated, they are being kept open by...
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