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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 06:34 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By poolman
My first engine in the car ( which was bought...

My first engine in the car ( which was bought new) after about 20,000 miles , the car would not idle when fisrt started on a cold morning. I noticed that this would happen very regular , when ever...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 560
Posted By poolman
Thread Number 7...Yep !

Thread Number 7...Yep !
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 06:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By poolman
Drove Volvo's for years. Last one was a V90 wagon...

Drove Volvo's for years. Last one was a V90 wagon and it would fly,,stopped buying their cars when they went front wheel drive. My old 240 has right at 500,000 on it and an Uncle uses it to ride...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By poolman
325,000 on mine ,,and with the heavy duty...

325,000 on mine ,,and with the heavy duty upgrades to the suspinsion and heavy rear sway bar,,the touring wagon drives like a slot car..love the way the car rides and hangs these Mountain Curves that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 560
Posted By poolman
Many have looked elsewhere ,,but Sir your engine ...

Many have looked elsewhere ,,but Sir your engine has Classic Vanos symptoms..and that is not a knee jerk reaction .
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,234
Posted By poolman
Cold weather can ruin a battery,,don't be so...

Cold weather can ruin a battery,,don't be so quick to say that it's fine. I would take it out and have it charged and checked,,,my 2 cents issued
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-22-2016, 05:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,323
Posted By poolman
260,000 0n the car,,bought new. The engine burnt...

260,000 0n the car,,bought new. The engine burnt a valve and instead of dealing with that, purchased and engine with 50k miles on her along with trans. Rebuilt all of the suspension with rear sway...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-22-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,323
Posted By poolman
Mine is at 320,000 miles. New engine and trans...

Mine is at 320,000 miles. New engine and trans and the car looks great 2003 touring wagon,,thinking about new paint as well.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-22-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,323
Posted By poolman
Take the car to a good alignment indy and have...

Take the car to a good alignment indy and have them put it on a rack,,they can bend your frame back into shape.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By poolman
O'Reilly Auto part,,Brake Best Ceramic Pads. Put...

O'Reilly Auto part,,Brake Best Ceramic Pads. Put on back in the spring and have been pleased ever since. Run about 60 bucks for the front and less for the back. Ceramic and no dust,,works great for me
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,002
Posted By poolman
Will do,,I took her to red line yesterday and the...

Will do,,I took her to red line yesterday and the oil was back,,but not as bad as before. The oil usage started incrementally and I guess it may be stopped one step at a time.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2016, 08:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,002
Posted By poolman
Will report back,,Here's a side note to what is...

Will report back,,Here's a side note to what is happening. When ever taking the engine to red line (6500 on the tach) the exhaust pipe would be oily and thick with soot. Right after doing the work, I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2016, 05:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,002
Posted By poolman
I'm hesitant to say this, but here goes. Along...

I'm hesitant to say this, but here goes. Along with the piston soak and changing the oil over to Redline,,I have added Restore fuel system cleaner. 1 bottle to an empty tank,,and I have done this for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2016, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By poolman
Hmmm, wonder if the engine will bolt up to the...

Hmmm, wonder if the engine will bolt up to the bell housing on the trans?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2016, 04:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 734
Posted By poolman
Buy the cheapest blades you can purchase at Auto...

Buy the cheapest blades you can purchase at Auto Zone , in the right length ,,then swap the rubber over into your wiper arms. 14 bucks and you do it once a year,,been working for me.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-10-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,888
Posted By poolman
That AC Delco product can help if it's in there...

That AC Delco product can help if it's in there long enough and the car should be jacked up on the passengers side high enough to try and ensure the fluid in the cylinders is spread evenly around the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-10-2016, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By poolman
Price increases, y'all ain't seen nothing yet......

Price increases, y'all ain't seen nothing yet... We have an economy that is backed up by printing presses printing money that is back by nothing more than the ink on the paper. When all the chickens...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-07-2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,230
Posted By poolman
At 325,000 as of today and still running great....

At 325,000 as of today and still running great. Have changed the engine and trans though. The cars is working great and mileage is fine too. 2003 525i Touring bought new , and still going
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-05-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 747
Posted By poolman
The oil temp sensor can leak and make it seem the...

The oil temp sensor can leak and make it seem the oil filter housing is leaking,,I just found out the hard way. It's a 20buck part,,check into it before going off for the whole deal.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-05-2016, 05:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By poolman
There are also theories that the OEM CCV valve...

There are also theories that the OEM CCV valve had a spring in it that held the crank case to a higher level of vacuum than the ones that are out on the market now. When possible my indy removes the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2016, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By poolman
It will be tough to replace that hose, you need...

It will be tough to replace that hose, you need to squeeze the plastic ring and then remove the hose from the ccv vale, it might just break the valve when doing so. If you weren't using any oil...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By poolman
Oil Temperature Switch

After replacing the oil filter gasket on my 525 last week. I have noticed that there is still a leak and have now determined that it was coming from the oil temp switch or sensor located on the oli...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-03-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By poolman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Vo4fm0JDPY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Vo4fm0JDPY
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-02-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,144
Posted By poolman
Well you have gone the same direction that I took...

Well you have gone the same direction that I took two years ago. The car then had 260k miles on her, and I swapped out the engine and trans with ones that had less than 60k miles. car now has 320 k...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-02-2016, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By poolman
Might want to give it one more try,,check the...

Might want to give it one more try,,check the following link out,,and show it to your indy,,this stuff does wonders

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Vo4fm0JDPY
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