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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-21-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Reeds 540
Thanks , I remember talking with you before. I...

Thanks , I remember talking with you before. I replaced the front intake and throttle body gaskets, just not the back one. Thanks for the advice, I'm going out to get a cigar. (I will finish it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-21-2017, 05:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By Reeds 540
I replaced gaskets on the front side of...

I replaced gaskets on the front side of intake,the rear was more work. I checked all the hoses and seals around the back side with carb cleaner a couple times because I read those were common areas....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By Reeds 540
Lean bank 1 lean bank 2(p0171,0172) and P0011 Missing during hard accel

My 540i is at 165,000, It idles a little rough and runs very well overall, but stumbles during moderate to hard acceleration this has been a persistent problem over many months, I was told it was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-17-2017, 04:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By Reeds 540
I Have a leak at one of the lines in my 540. 1)...

I Have a leak at one of the lines in my 540. 1) do you really need special pliers to remove them? 2 haven't been able to find them Maybe I'm not using proper name? Illustration above has a price in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-17-2017, 04:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By Reeds 540
O rings are cheap enough, can anyone comment on...

O rings are cheap enough, can anyone comment on how the special pliers work to remove the Lines, and how necessary are they.? ($2O rings $110 pr pliers)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By Reeds 540
Trans fluid leak

Been chasing a small fluid leak in my 2000 540i. I'm having a little more trouble because the power steering also uses the same fluid. It's not leaking from the main hoses for the power steering or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-12-2016, 04:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,221
Posted By Reeds 540
Lost power update!

Wanted to say thanks again for advise. Before checking the forum I was looking for a fuel flow issue not vac leak issue (General codes 'lean bank one , lean bank 2'). The front intake gasket was the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-28-2016, 04:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,221
Posted By Reeds 540
There may not be a definite answer, but after the...

There may not be a definite answer, but after the video I am debating how far I want to take down the engine. Looks like the front Gasket is a lot easier to access, but Also have some of the symptoms...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-28-2016, 03:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,221
Posted By Reeds 540
Thanks for the link, Big job to tear down and do...

Thanks for the link, Big job to tear down and do gaskets? Im pretty handy but not a true mechanic and havent been in to that part ot the engine (in theis car) BMW's always a little Quirkey:)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-28-2016, 03:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,221
Posted By Reeds 540
Take apart and put together time...

I'm pretty good but not a mechanic, have replaced overflow tanks, fixed carb issues,transmission serevice, etc and have a decent set of tools. I ordered all the gaskets associated with the manifold...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-27-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,221
Posted By Reeds 540
Hey, Before this post is closed, I have been...

Hey, Before this post is closed, I have been chasing the same problem in my 2000540. Codes were lean bank 1 and lean bank 2. Very similar as gets better when warm, also a little smoke but no kazoo...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-04-2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By Reeds 540
Thanks

Did some searching before posting, but was calling it a coolant reservoir and not much showed up. I will be replacing it, but no funds for a whole new system unfortunately.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-04-2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By Reeds 540
Coolant reservoir has leak but.. loose parts and pieces inside

I love my BMW but am still getting used to the 'special' design features. I had (have) a small leak that just got bigger from somewhere on the coolant reservoir. I am used to seeing the 'bobber' pop...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2016, 02:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By Reeds 540
Thanks, I will have them check it. Didn't get to...

Thanks, I will have them check it. Didn't get to do the work myself this time, car was out of town. :(
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-20-2016, 03:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By Reeds 540
2000 540 shredded serpentine likely PS housing crack

Haven't seen car yet. Belt broke out of town. Only feedback - belt looks like spaghetti wrapped around everything. Also see crooked pulley and PS pump looks broken. I didn't understand this cryptic...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-20-2016, 02:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,502
Posted By Reeds 540
a day late... will be many $$$ short

I believe this happened to my wife yesterday. Serpentine belt shredded while driving- don't know about any vibration ahead of time. I should have spent more time on forum. Her 2000 540 was towed to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-06-2016, 04:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By Reeds 540
Just a little white smoke with cold start. Re:...

Just a little white smoke with cold start. Re: problems with head they may have been referring to the 6. Not ex wife, just a particular wife, it's a very clean car. Just glad to hear head gasket is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By Reeds 540
I think that's what I needed to hear, however, I...

I think that's what I needed to hear, however, I had heard about an issue with E39 engines that included head gasket failure. Was told BMW even did some work under warrant to correct. I may have been...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2016, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By Reeds 540
2000 540 burring a little coolant-not in oil Any luck wit additive?

I know if my head gasket is starting to go the best advice will be to start saving, however there are so many different head gasket leak stop products out there. I wondered if anyone had any...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-10-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,206
Posted By Reeds 540
FYI I just had the same problem with my 91. Read...

FYI I just had the same problem with my 91. Read the post and spent but couldn't find a plug in the handle. I have power mirrors and you have to pry out the mirror controls and the screw is behind...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-13-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 790
Posted By Reeds 540
Sure was a lot easier after I loosened the center...

Sure was a lot easier after I loosened the center bolt. Also figured out what the plastic cap that was laying inside the front under guard. :)
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-12-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 790
Posted By Reeds 540
Replacing belts on 91 318is How does A/C belt adjust?

Just a simple Sunday afternoon Job. My recent purchase had older belts and no A/C belt. Got the others off and the first one back on , but I cant figure out how the A/C belt adjusts! Been under the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-07-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By Reeds 540
Will do timing belt search tonight.

Will do timing belt search tonight.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-07-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By Reeds 540
Maintenance done. Except timing belt. How do I...

Maintenance done. Except timing belt. How do I reset it?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-07-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 787
Posted By Reeds 540
Thanks!

Thanks!
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