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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-04-2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,272
Posted By DK540
These days anything over 4 seconds to 60 seems to...

These days anything over 4 seconds to 60 seems to be considered "slow" by many auto enthusiasts. I think 6.8-6.4 seconds to 60 for a 530(the range represents the difference between automatic and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By DK540
The valley pan/intake job took me and my uncle...

The valley pan/intake job took me and my uncle about 5 hrs. I figure about 2 of that was spent cleaning parts n mating surfaces really well, which is something a mechanic would not do. The "front...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By DK540
Haha! Merely suggestions... My list, combined...

Haha! Merely suggestions... My list, combined with his, is exactly what I did all at once. Isn't it nice to have a problem free BMW?? Yes, it is! Lol
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By DK540
To that list add: Valley pan seal Valley pan...

To that list add:
Valley pan seal
Valley pan cover
4 heater hoses
2 water accumulator gaskets
2 rear water pipe o-rings
4 intake manifold gaskets

That is what you will need, if you plan to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By DK540
It appears as though I may have gotten lucky,...

It appears as though I may have gotten lucky, because the misfiring has stopped completely. I stopped by my Indy to pick up some parts I needed, and had him reset my CEL. It has run totally fine...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By DK540
I think you may be right. I started it this...

I think you may be right. I started it this morning, and it idled fine, so I took it on the highway to see how it acted, and I'm still getting intermittent misfires, but it seems to be getting better...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 622
Posted By DK540
As I stated in the thread that I started, I did...

As I stated in the thread that I started, I did an advanced search using terms which were relevant to my problems, and surprisingly(since 1 of those terms was "misfire", which is such a common issue...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By DK540
Thanks for the replies! First off, I did use the...

Thanks for the replies! First off, I did use the advanced search with "misfire" clearly in my search terms, and came up with 2 threads. One was all BMW code #'s and the other was for an e34 that had...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By DK540
Misfires after engine cleaning

Hey guys. New to the site and posting on a phone so it's hard to search. I recently cleaned my engine(99 540/6). I followed procedure and covered all electrical connections and the alternator. I...
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