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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By Rubihno
:dunno:

:dunno:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By Rubihno
Quick question on fuel filter hex screw?

I'm working on replacing the fuel filter but this goddamn hex screw doesn't seem to want to turn :mad:

Which makes me ask: which way to I turn to get this hex screw loose?

:dunno:



thank...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By Rubihno
Re: Who knows about timing?

I just got all the parts that I need to replace the valve cover gasket but knowing such a crucial part can brake and go wrong makes me not want to attempt to fix it myself :eek:

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,230
Posted By Rubihno
Re: Average MPG

1998 528i auto
22.8 mixed, but mostly city.

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-13-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,258
Posted By Rubihno
@harris: that's interesting. I'll look into that...

@harris: that's interesting. I'll look into that as well. One thing I have not mentioned is that during very very cold days, and driving on the road, my car's electrical system may flicker on and off...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 596
Posted By Rubihno
Should I do the Vanos seals?

I'm getting ready to change my valve cover gasket next weekend, and I'm debating weather I should order the vanos seals as well...
I have researched into both procedures and I'm confident I can...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By Rubihno
Re: Are these signs of a bad ccv?

Thanks again :thumbup:

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,169
Posted By Rubihno
Re: Has anyone successfully used simulator to replace Secondary Air System (SAS) ?

I have been having question on this secondary air system.
These are my test results :
386336

Why would mine say. " incomplete" ? :confused:

Of course I will research more on this

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By Rubihno
Are these signs of a bad ccv?

I have just ordered a new valve cover gasket for my e39 due to hints that it's time to replace it: slight oil on spark plug well, oil residue on the back of the engine, etc. 386313

And at the same...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,258
Posted By Rubihno
Just a quick update for those that may be...

Just a quick update for those that may be interested:
The power and acceleration is back.
I'm loving my e39 again (:

up next I'll replace the fuel pump and cover valve gasket
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By Rubihno
These DJ Headlights Hella Style got me convinced

I'm kinda looking around to upgrade my headlights. My current ones are the stock xenon ones and they're quite foggy, and when it rains I can actually see vapor build up inside.
I've cleaned them...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,258
Posted By Rubihno
Re: '98 528i accelerates like a snail in hot weather!

Also... I had an accident when I was doing this......I forgot to tighten then oil line that goes into the vanos...and oil spilled everywhere when I turned the car on. I immediately got some water...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,258
Posted By Rubihno
Re: '98 528i accelerates like a snail in hot weather!

I might learn this by experience but I got the cps from autohausaz.com .
I'll keep the old one. They're identical really.
I noticed a green rubber...gasket(?) when I was putting the new one...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,258
Posted By Rubihno
Re: '98 528i accelerates like a snail in hot weather!

Got the cps today. It's Siemens and it says right on the back. I'll be putting this new guy in tomorrow in the morning . Wish me luck. ( I also got a new rubber ring)

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By Rubihno
Re: How do you remove this part (selenoid?)

Bump

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By Rubihno
How do you remove this part (selenoid?)

I'll be replacing my CPS soon, but I need to clarify which way the vanos selenoid loosens. (see attached pic)

When facing the car engine, Do I turn to the right or left?

Just a quick question I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By Rubihno
What's the best place to get the CCV

I've been looking into replacing my ccv and the hoses, and I find many "CCV Kits" online but I don't think that's the best way to buy them.

I have looked into autohausAZ.com and the sell this...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-06-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,258
Posted By Rubihno
Exclamation '98 528i accelerates like a snail in hot weather!

Hey guys,
I have been looking into this issue but I haven't been able to find any real answers yet...

My e39 accelerates very very slow when the temp outside is above 90 F. It feels like I'm...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-05-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By Rubihno
Re: Denso Spark Plugs?! wtf?

@edjack that's exactly what I what I'll replace them for.
@JKRIT I have looked into it. I haven't encountered any misfires or related codes.
The only code I got is p0340 which is related to the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-05-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By Rubihno
Re: Denso Spark Plugs?! wtf?

That's the valve cover gasket, yea?

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-05-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By Rubihno
Question Denso Spark Plugs?! wtf?

So I finally got around inspecting mine sparkplugs. I've had my '98 528i for about 2 yrs now and this is what I found (see attached pics).

The spark plugs are denso spark plugs. I was expecting...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-28-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By Rubihno
:thumbup:

:thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-28-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By Rubihno
lol I know that. Looks like the steps to...

lol
I know that.
Looks like the steps to follow are:
1. Remove MAF
2. Remove Oil Filter Housing or:




am I correct?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-28-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,366
Posted By Rubihno
It was already done once. Would I have to do it...

It was already done once. Would I have to do it again?

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-27-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By Rubihno
Thank you for your reply! Highly appreciated. ...

Thank you for your reply!
Highly appreciated.

I believe this DYI has the solution. Am I correct? (Up to step 10 that is )

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=414315

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