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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-12-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,809
Posted By chemist
I see all pics try another browser or something

I see all pics
try another browser or something
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,717
Posted By chemist
Thanks for the follow-up. Here is a suggestion,...

Thanks for the follow-up. Here is a suggestion, edit the description of your video on youtube so it would include the cause and the fix. Many more would benefit from it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-08-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By chemist
search for E39 TIS on ebay

search for E39 TIS on ebay
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-10-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,717
Posted By chemist
Sounds like you have a knocking sound when the...

Sounds like you have a knocking sound when the driveline is under load:
1. most notable on acceleration (engine puts load on DS and its components);
2. but if you concentrate I think I've heard...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-04-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,755
Posted By chemist
In summer 2009 I put in the H8-DLG from autozone....

In summer 2009 I put in the H8-DLG from autozone. Don't know if the dimensions changed since then, but at the time it did fit just fine without mods to either of two brakets. Don't remember where the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-28-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,651
Posted By chemist
this one?...

this one? http://blog.caranddriver.com/a-tale-of-two-bmw-3-series-a-chassis-rig-reveals-why-the-e90-and-f30-feel-so-different/
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,557
Posted By chemist
issues could be CCV associated b/c of short...

issues could be CCV associated b/c of short distance driving (as pleiades mentioned) or just age of CCV+hoses. I had vac leak due to part 4 in diagram...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By chemist
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=574978

EDIT:
Also these (thanks to bluebee)
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6382988...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-02-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,809
Posted By chemist
That was my experience also, except I did brake...

That was my experience also, except I did brake SAP to valve plastic hose (it was old and brittle). I reused the hardware without thread locker just put back on tight all is fine after approx 3k...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By chemist
13 is one of the fuses for driver seat...

13 is one of the fuses for driver seat adjustment, out of curiosity what is 21 doing, is it for seat position memory? as pass seat adj has one fuse only (10)
EDIT: took a closer look at the fuse...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By chemist
What do you mean by "short cut" fixes? I have now...

What do you mean by "short cut" fixes? I have now passenger seat to do and would like to see if you've found the way. Two years ago my driver seat started twisting, so I did cut the cable plastic...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-29-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 817
Posted By chemist
The car is very pleasant to drive and work on. ...

The car is very pleasant to drive and work on.
Another angle to look at your dilemma would be to investigate further what you're getting into.
Check out some common problems...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,194
Posted By chemist
yes, except cn90s tensioner is "hydrolic" (he...

yes, except cn90s tensioner is "hydrolic" (he explains it at the end of the link above) yours is mechanical (round spring loaded). they bolt@the same place.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,194
Posted By chemist
Tensioner is bolted to oil filter housing. Same...

Tensioner is bolted to oil filter housing. Same goes for idler pulley.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-23-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,162
Posted By chemist
as per discussion above the scan tool to test MAF...

as per discussion above the scan tool to test MAF is a multimeter, AutoZone stores have them, will they measure/test MAF for you?, my guess would be 'NO'. Won't hurt to ask though!

To look for vac...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,194
Posted By chemist
Take belt off and start her up (for a short...

Take belt off and start her up (for a short time)? Like here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BFHzVPwfpc
I've never tried that (didn't need to), but I assume (and here we go, found video on youtube)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By chemist
If your battery light on the dash isn't on, pull...

If your battery light on the dash isn't on, pull the battery out and take it to autozone. They'll charge and test it for you for free. If battery is bad, replace it. As for burning electrical smell,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 452
Posted By chemist
Why not add item availability to your on-line...

Why not add item availability to your on-line catalog? I found it a bit frustrating when shopping with you guys. I know I can call and your stuff is helpful. But wouldn't it be quicker and easier..?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,162
Posted By chemist
But, that's to test that the ground and the...

But, that's to test that the ground and the voltage are supplied to MAF.

To test test the MAF proper function as prescribed on the same page "Connect a ... scan tool. Check air mass signal (load...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-02-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By chemist
I'd look at troubleshooting part of section...

I'd look at troubleshooting part of section 260(Driveshaft) of your Bentley and see if you can relate to any of the symptoms there.
Also, here is some thing you might be close to your symptoms:...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-24-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By chemist
should it come out like this?...

should it come out like this? http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff273/eagle483/M3/CV%20Joint%20Wheel%20Bearing%20Pics/IMG_1371Large.jpg
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-24-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By chemist
Just out of curiosity, are you suggesting he...

Just out of curiosity, are you suggesting he should jack up the wheel only by the hub or rotor like here in cn90's post
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=280239...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-24-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By chemist
Just a wild thought: what if you undo half shaft...

Just a wild thought: what if you undo half shaft bolts at the diff, mount your wheel (the side you're working on), and with the car jacked up and in gear or Park (if auto), try to turn (spin) your...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-24-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By chemist
I have not done this job. So, treat my thought...

I have not done this job. So, treat my thought accordingly. Bentley says they are flush at least where the bolts are. Found this thread:...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By chemist
I have an auto 530i. so trans cooling lines are...

I have an auto 530i. so trans cooling lines are on driver side and AC lines on the passenger side. I don't know if that applies to your setup. But, at the time of replacement, I asked if trans lines...
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