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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-02-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By gomolka30
Not yet. We'll see what happens when it gets...

Not yet. We'll see what happens when it gets inspected tomorrow.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-02-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By gomolka30
Yes, the miss is still there. I'm hoping the...

Yes, the miss is still there. I'm hoping the shop can at least rule out a few possibilities. I did pull the plugs while doing the VCG and they all looked good. The miss was not there before the no...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-02-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By gomolka30
That was it besides the unplugged MAF code. Only...

That was it besides the unplugged MAF code. Only those 2.

The car is in the shop now for mandatory state inspection anyway. I'm having the shop take a quick look. With all this snow,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-02-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 388
Posted By gomolka30
Lol, I guess I'm blind because I still can't see...

Lol, I guess I'm blind because I still can't see it......only female threads.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-02-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By gomolka30
If you really lost all the oil, then it can only...

If you really lost all the oil, then it can only be 1 of 2 things........a leak around the drain bolt or a cracked oil pan.

Are you sure the leak happened after you turned the engine off? not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-02-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By gomolka30
That doesn't seem right to me. Once the engine...

That doesn't seem right to me. Once the engine has stopped, an incorrectly installed guide tube should not leak at all.

Did you mess with the oil filter housing? Maybe the stored oil in the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-02-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 497
Posted By gomolka30
+1 Check the simpler and cheaper to fix...

+1

Check the simpler and cheaper to fix items first. This does sound like a worn belt tensioner. No matter what manufacturer, be it toyota, chevy, or VW, a worn belt tensioner will sound similar...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-02-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By gomolka30
Highly unlikely. I did that about a year ago,...

Highly unlikely. I did that about a year ago, and the sensor element was already clean. Since then I've only replaced the air filter, so there should be no reason the MAF should be dirty. All of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 388
Posted By gomolka30
I'm confused because I don't see any damage or...

I'm confused because I don't see any damage or shear in the OP pic. It looks normal to me.

I see a normal long threaded nut in the fingers, and then a dark shadow is covering the area of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By gomolka30
Unplug MAF and car starts?

My car blew a VCG about 2 weeks ago, but still ran fine, though probably 1 quart low on oil. Since then, it sat for about 1 week before I began to do the replacement work. When I tried to start the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By gomolka30
Does anyone know what the internal guts of a CCV...

Does anyone know what the internal guts of a CCV look like? I ask because mine is only 1 year old (or less) and I already see a lot of mayo. Can the mayo fail a CCV? Are there metal internals...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By gomolka30
That would be worse, but I'd imagine one from the...

That would be worse, but I'd imagine one from the salvage yard shouldn't be too pricy. I'll know more not too long from now.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By gomolka30
Agent15: This is a comforting sign. My...

Agent15:

This is a comforting sign. My rear was wet while the front was dry.

I find it strange that this could result in what I consider a major blow or failure. This wasn't just a small...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-17-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By gomolka30
With how cheap feeling the hoses were, are they...

With how cheap feeling the hoses were, are they not the first weak point of the system? I would think they would blow before a VCG.

Also, are there any other sensors/attachments in the head...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-17-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By gomolka30
Is that plausible? It would be unfortunate if it...

Is that plausible? It would be unfortunate if it was.....I just replaced that system last year with the insulated stuff. It has been an unusually cold winter.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-17-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By gomolka30
Blew Something Out

On my ride to work this morning, something went around the engine. Oil blew out the exhaust manifold side and I only detected it because the oil was smoking off the cats. I think it stabilized...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-03-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By gomolka30
Engine mounts replaced recently as they were a...

Engine mounts replaced recently as they were a primary suspect. Trans mounts, I revved it to 2200 RPM to recreate the vibration and there was none at the mounts, by getting under the car and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-02-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By gomolka30
Torque Converter operation and theory

Hi all,

I'm trying to pin down an unwanted vibration / shudder in my car and I've narrowed it down to it most likely being the torque converter.

I get a strange mild vibration which is most...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,122
Posted By gomolka30
I also just did my engine mounts today and I'd...

I also just did my engine mounts today and I'd like to add a couple notes for the m54 engine.

1.) Accessing the driver's side is a bit more complicated with an m54 (though I'm not sure what the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-10-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 741
Posted By gomolka30
You sound plenty competent to do this job. ...

You sound plenty competent to do this job. Although I've never bothered to do an alignment myself, so I wouldn't know how difficult that is.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-10-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 741
Posted By gomolka30
For comparison, what's the most difficult repair...

For comparison, what's the most difficult repair job you've done so far?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,074
Posted By gomolka30
^^ Exactly my reasons too. Plus you get to...

^^ Exactly my reasons too. Plus you get to learn the general mechanics of cars, which you can apply to future cars you own. On top of that you accumulate a pretty sweet tool collection.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,074
Posted By gomolka30
It's really a mixed bag. Some repairs and...

It's really a mixed bag. Some repairs and maintenance are simple. Some are difficult because they are confusing. Some are difficult due to strength and ability.

For example, I just replaced...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By gomolka30
Driving without splash guards

Hi all,

I just completed the thrust arm jerb and am out of light / too tired to put back on the splash guards. I already went one week with the main guard, plus a couple around the passenger...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-29-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By gomolka30
Thanks Jim

Thanks Jim
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