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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 35,515
Posted By pleiades
I think you know, but don't forget to flip the...

I think you know, but don't forget to flip the blades over.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By pleiades
As far as I know, you have the heater-core hoses...

As far as I know, you have the heater-core hoses that are close, and you have the plastic heater pipe that runs the length of the cyl head. The dual-temp sensor is also bolted to the head back there,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 35,515
Posted By pleiades
The pan idea looks great. Someday I might...

The pan idea looks great. Someday I might copycat...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-06-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,034
Posted By pleiades
No, the Autozone listing is for the huge...

No, the Autozone listing is for the huge balljoint that fits into the rear wheel carrier, Autozone has simply mislabeled it.

Unfortunately those sleeves are not sold separately, but are treated as...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-06-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,279
Posted By pleiades
Sorry dude this is a public forum, not yours to...

Sorry dude this is a public forum, not yours to own. I will make one last post.

In your thread where you asked for recommendations for shops to get repairs done, you followed up four days after...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-06-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By pleiades
Waste of time. His model year is equipped...

Waste of time.

His model year is equipped with an LCM III, which doesn't use those chips.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-06-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By pleiades
^This. aioros, your 6-cyl car shouldn't be...

^This. aioros, your 6-cyl car shouldn't be reading that high. One of your cooling fans may not be functioning as it should, or your tstat is un-right.

BTW, not running it now but I had Evans in my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-06-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,279
Posted By pleiades
Why are you telling us this? No one can wear your...

Why are you telling us this? No one can wear your shoes for you. We can't know all the details of this transaction. We can't stop payment or file a court claim for you. Small claims court and Judge...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-05-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By pleiades
When you pulled off the vac hoses back there, did...

When you pulled off the vac hoses back there, did you re-attach them all to their original locations?

It's fairly easy to mix up those thin hose connections from the SAP checkvalve and top of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-05-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By pleiades
Don't know if this is the culprit but some e39s...

Don't know if this is the culprit but some e39s have loose exhaust pipe brackets that are attached to the rear edge of the transmission.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-05-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,279
Posted By pleiades
P0116 may be indicative of a faulty thermostat...

P0116 may be indicative of a faulty thermostat (even if new).
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-05-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,279
Posted By pleiades
If you mean the coolant temp sensor in the lower...

If you mean the coolant temp sensor in the lower radiator hose (passenger side), then yes it's common to replace it but also possible to re-use it as long as it's functional and they replace the old,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By pleiades
Keep us updated on that stuff. I'm still...

Keep us updated on that stuff. I'm still skeptical of any gasket in a bottle but I'd probably try it as a last resort.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-02-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By pleiades
Maybe this will help narrow things down ... ...

Maybe this will help narrow things down ...

http://www.bmwgm5.com/fzv_antenna_amp.htm
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By pleiades
You need to fix this^. It will be cheaper in the...

You need to fix this^. It will be cheaper in the long run to be able to read the codes and go from there, than to speculate and throw parts into a black hole.

Get a mechanics stethoscope ($2 at...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By pleiades
Not to waste your time too much, but .... how...

Not to waste your time too much, but .... how many master keys and other keys do you have for this car.

Is your master key (remote) the teardrop shaped or diamond shaped version? If the fat...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By pleiades
They should be fine if they're for your model...

They should be fine if they're for your model injectors. I've replaced my O-rings on mine but I lubed them slightly when re-installing the rail to ensure it all slipped down into the manifold evenly....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 858
Posted By pleiades
I believe it's possible to do it as Mr. Levine...

I believe it's possible to do it as Mr. Levine indicates but I used combinations of two 12-inch extensions and one 6-inch extension with a swivel joint to get at everything working from under the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By pleiades
Just guessing but if you are certain it's the...

Just guessing but if you are certain it's the fuel rail, only things in there electrical that might buzz are the injectors.

I have a buzz under the hood too, when I turn the ignition on but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By pleiades
New injector O-rings? These take two each, yes?...

New injector O-rings? These take two each, yes? (One on top, the other on bottom.)

Are these genuine O-rings or aftermarket? Nothing wrong with aftermarket as long as they're the right...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 858
Posted By pleiades
The levine diy that cn90 linked you to is very...

The levine diy that cn90 linked you to is very detailed for an e39.

I relied on that and a few others for info, but also paid attention to things in the Bentley and TIS.

If you are going in to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 352
Posted By pleiades
Don't know if the v8 starters have it but the...

Don't know if the v8 starters have it but the starters on most of the sixes are aligned with a small guide pin at their base. The pin is in the bell housing and the starters have a hole that it fits...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By pleiades
Well, I know when you do this, the whole engine...

Well, I know when you do this, the whole engine can get tilted on its mounts a bit, so I think it's probably a vac leak you still haven't found but I'm also curious whether you could've...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 458
Posted By pleiades
The O-ring in the cap might be bad, but also...

The O-ring in the cap might be bad, but also check to see that you have the level correct. The dipstick has a max mark that's only about 1 cm up from the tip. Don't overfill.

.... Also .. ... if...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By pleiades
^This. On my sedan, the taillight assemblies have...

^This. On my sedan, the taillight assemblies have soft waterproofing seals that had developed a few leaks. $20 set (both sides) from the dealer, and no more water in trunk after a rain.
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