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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-22-2016, 07:16 AM
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Posted By 4thBMW
2002 E 39 540iT (touring) EVAP purge lave location.

Any one recall if this evaporative control purge valve is on the right rear wheel well (gas cap side) ?? finally going to fix the leak/ SES light.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-22-2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 69,832
Posted By 4thBMW
BMW P/N: 13901433603 . EVAP purge valve.

Any one recall if this evaporative control purge valve is on the right rear wheel well (gas cap side) ?? finally going to fix the leak.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-04-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,325
Posted By 4thBMW
Hey monkeyman, thank you!

I will look into that and finding the OEM thinner stuff. Getting into time of year when >85degF and rainy season. So, prob. not have sunroof open again till, humm, end of October! Will give me time...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-04-2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 107,363
Posted By 4thBMW
Hey, Crazy, I hope you know the specs

on that Castrol 0-40 and the viscosity
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-04-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 107,363
Posted By 4thBMW
Oil

Either one is a coin toss. However, it's better to stick with one. It has not influence on that rattle....Preventative maintenance is to change the plastic chain guides and tensioner. *Sometime ago I...
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-04-2016, 05:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By 4thBMW
Fabric

Is the dealer the only place to get the thinner sunroof fabric? Any other palce? I saw in another link (hans47)? that Permatex makes a proper spray adhesive.
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-04-2016, 05:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By 4thBMW
Fabric

Is the dealer the only place to get the thinner sunroof fabric? Any other palce? I saw in another link (hans47)? that Permatex makes a proper spray adhesive.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-04-2016, 05:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,325
Posted By 4thBMW
Sunroof inner liner.

Any of you guys know if the inner (fabric) liner can be released and removed without removing the glass panel? My sunroof is in excellent working order, only inner panel material starting to peal...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-04-2016, 05:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By 4thBMW
removing sunroof sliding liner

Thanks, however, it would have been better, since he took the time to do this video, if he would not have 'glossed over' the R7R of the sunroof sliding inner panel in case someone wanter to to just...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2016, 07:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,436
Posted By 4thBMW
Answer to above...

I answered my own question by google and >> http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/techarticles/BMW-5-Series-E39/70-SUSPEN-Guibo_Flex_Disc_Replacement/70-SUSPEN-Guibo_Flex_Disc_Replacement.htm I'll follow...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2016, 06:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,436
Posted By 4thBMW
Flex-disc

Any of you guys ever just replace the rubber flex-disk? I have one more trans. fluid dump to do after servicing transmission at 131k mi. I did note the flex-disc felt hard and I could see hairline...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,567
Posted By 4thBMW
Possible driveshaft vibration

Humm, glad to find this thread. My 2002 540iT Sportwagon at about 132k mi. has developed a low speed low frequency vibration barely noticeable in the body. I had a 1988 735i with many miles and had...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-24-2016, 03:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,614
Posted By 4thBMW
4thBMW 130K mi. trans. fluid change notes:

OK, I did not wait until 150K mi. I am at 130k mi. and last total dump and fill as mentioned above was at (exactly) 94K mi. So, this interval was 36 K miles. I pulled the plug warm, an hour or so...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2016, 04:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,053
Posted By 4thBMW
Petlover

If you have a normal 530i a H rated tire won't matter much, maybe in the sidewall flex. Don't know that tire. Pretty costly. I only used H rated for 200+K mi on my 88 735i and drove it constantly...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,053
Posted By 4thBMW
Michelin Pilote SS's

poolman, I've regressed to pretty much non aggressive driving of my wagon (sometimes I can not help myself). I was amazed at the quality of ride of these Mich's for what they are, absorbing shock and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 107,363
Posted By 4thBMW
crazy, get the M1

That Mobil 1 *EUROPEAN CAR FORMULA* 0w-40 at that price is a gift and is perfect for your vehicle regardless what was in it before...btw, I tried a set of those 'purple' polyurethane sway bar...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,053
Posted By 4thBMW
crazy4trains

Hey, crazy, the E39 is very sensitive to what bushings that are chassis mounted. That is why BMW spec'd the originals as they did. I just got tired of replacing mine every 25K miles due to fluid...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,053
Posted By 4thBMW
Vouge tires

bobdmac, you are correct I used to see Vouge tires on the big Lincolns and Caddys in the 60's '70's. I was on discount tire direct and saw them in the promotional section with my Pilote SS's. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,077
Posted By 4thBMW
Alusil vs Nikasil

Hi E#( Jason, I thing BMW just has somw bad engine blocks from vendor when that "sulpher" issue happened. Porsche/ Mahle never reported issues like that with Nikasil.
>> those plastic under engine...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 107,363
Posted By 4thBMW
Mobile 1 0w-40 european formula

CAN'T BEAT IT AT ABOUT $27/ 5 QUART JUG AT WALMART. At 130,000 mi. I use it every 5-7K mi with filter change. make sure you use the Euro formula or you are screwed.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By 4thBMW
A/C tension adjuster/ pully

I replaced either that pully or the one on the water pump side ...can't remember. Is the pulley on the a/c and tensioner hard to R&R? I've had that same noise for a long time . A/C works just...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,053
Posted By 4thBMW
VOUGE tires

I've chewed through several sets of 235 45/17 Mich Pilote super Sports and I love them for the 1st 15k miles. After 1/2 done usually the edges go and even with taking out some neg. camber ft and rear...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,614
Posted By 4thBMW
ZF auto transmission refil 2002 540iT Sportwagon

Well, now I'm at 130K miles since last big dump and filter change at ...what did I say above?? Tomorrow, here in Fla. may be the last cool morning (would be a Monday) for maybe until December to have...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 01-30-2016, 05:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,958
Posted By 4thBMW
Intermittent operating problem >> Homeling and

I have a reoccuring in car opening problem linking up with an Odyssey 1000/ Overhead garage door. Usually ty in car 'homelink' woks from great range 60-70 feet. Now every so often on a more frequent...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2016, 04:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By 4thBMW
INA chain tensioner

Yes, INA spring in tensioner spring is conical on both ends...I have changed the oil since installing INA. I have driven the car enough to notice that any supposed vacuum leaks that may have caused...
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