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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:42 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,890
Posted By JimLev
Well if you've got that much off you might as...

Well if you've got that much off you might as well do the guides.
You got the cam timing kit to re-time it?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 12:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 412
Posted By JimLev
More V8 vanos info. ...

More V8 vanos info.

http://home.comcast.net/~jimlev/4.6/M62_Vanos.JPG
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:45 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,293
Posted By JimLev
Did you press down the upper covers so they are...

Did you press down the upper covers so they are even with the top of the heads? You are also suppose to put some sealant on that spot too as well as on the half moons.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-27-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By JimLev
From the looks of it the guide material that the...

From the looks of it the guide material that the chain rides on is gone.
You need to pull off the lower cover to replace the guides.
Pull it all apart, replace the bad parts, then set the crank and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-27-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 412
Posted By JimLev
Yes, oil pressure move it both ways. The V8...

Yes, oil pressure move it both ways. The V8 doesn't have a piston like the I6 does. Older I6's have a spring to push the piston back, it's an all advanced or retarded (no pun) setup.
The M54 and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-27-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By JimLev
Have you ever adjusted the shoes inside the rear...

Have you ever adjusted the shoes inside the rear rotors? When everything is adjusted properly 3-4 clicks on the parking brake lever should hold the car.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-27-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By JimLev
They can at 150K or less depends on how it was...

They can at 150K or less depends on how it was driven and when the oil changes were done. 15K oil changes aren't good for the engine.
I did my guides at 143K only because I had the covers off to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By JimLev
Haven't had my boot off in a long time, isn't the...

Haven't had my boot off in a long time, isn't the switch on a bracket that you can bend?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 412
Posted By JimLev
Many of use know how the vanos work, maybe not at...

Many of use know how the vanos work, maybe not at the exact RPM it starts to advance or retard the cam timing, but that isn't really important.
Oil is pumped into the helical gear chamber in one...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By JimLev
Yes, pull the boot off the parking brake lever to...

Yes, pull the boot off the parking brake lever to check if one of the cables is broken. The switch is in there too.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 412
Posted By JimLev
Why is it so important to see what the M62tu...

Why is it so important to see what the M62tu vanos o-ring sizes are?
One looks like a standard o-ring and the other isn't anything you can buy off the shelf or order unless you want to buy them in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By JimLev
That little o-ring in the lower hose is p/n 13 62...

That little o-ring in the lower hose is p/n 13 62 1 743 299.
Pretty sure the dual temp sensor in the WP is sealed by an aluminum crush washer.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,890
Posted By JimLev
Are the trigger wheels bent on both sides? ...

Are the trigger wheels bent on both sides?
Straighten them out and see what happens.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By JimLev
AAA Plus for the tow home.

AAA Plus for the tow home.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,093
Posted By JimLev
So does edjack know he's been nominated yet?

So does edjack know he's been nominated yet?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 314
Posted By JimLev
What about the CEL, do you have the P code? There...

What about the CEL, do you have the P code? There isn't any timing device that will clear itself after it's driven a few thousand miles. Timing errors don't clear themselves.
Before you buy it I'd...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 314
Posted By JimLev
Sounds like it needs new timing chain guides. The...

Sounds like it needs new timing chain guides. The parts are $1000 to $1300 depending on where you buy them and if they are BMW or aftermarket parts.
It's at least a 20 hr job to do it and special...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-22-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 198
Posted By JimLev
I love my Garmin Nuvi, get the one with a 5"...

I love my Garmin Nuvi, get the one with a 5" screen and lifetime map updates.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,242
Posted By JimLev
Looking good. Good luck with the repo bumper. ...

Looking good.
Good luck with the repo bumper.
I didn't want to deal with what your are going thru which is why I bought the real one.
For the speed clips and screws to hold the pork chops to the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 365
Posted By JimLev
That what I want to know too. I'm not buying...

That what I want to know too.
I'm not buying Hockeytowner answer.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,242
Posted By JimLev
For them to look up the parts for an M5 bumper...

For them to look up the parts for an M5 bumper they will want the VIN from an M5 or an '03 540 M-Sport.
They really don't need it but don't want to go thru the extra steps to get to the correct...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By JimLev
Be careful if you have CCFL (fluorescent) AE's....

Be careful if you have CCFL (fluorescent) AE's. Those take thousands of volts from the inverter (ballast) to light then.
The input side should have 12 volts.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 308
Posted By JimLev
Yes, as others have said 2 ton is more than...

Yes, as others have said 2 ton is more than enough, as your not lifting the whole car.
My car is lowered so I need to jack up one side a bit (small jack) to get the front high enough to roll my race...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 157
Posted By JimLev
Why don't you look in the expansion tank and see...

Why don't you look in the expansion tank and see if it's empty. The proper level is 1/2 full, you'll need a flashlight to see if it has coolant in it.
Look on the left side of the tank, that's the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,242
Posted By JimLev
When you get the M5 pork chops on you'll find out...

When you get the M5 pork chops on you'll find out the the old lower engine cover doesn't follow the dropped front contour of the pork chops.
My car is lowered so it isn't that apparent. I'd still...
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