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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-26-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By bokonnon
N62 camshaft indexing

My neighbor's 2004 745i had the left side upper timing chain tensioner fail and the chain popped off the intake cam gear. We've torn the motor down and have the new tensioners and gaskets on order...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 06-02-2013, 03:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,108
Posted By bokonnon
I have non-run flat Michelin Pilot Super Sports...

I have non-run flat Michelin Pilot Super Sports on my 2009 135i:

Fronts:
2 (35522) Michelin
225/40ZR18XL 92Y B

Rears:
2 (35547) Michelin
255/35ZR18XL 94Y B
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 06-28-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,959
Posted By bokonnon
I have that exact setup running Michelin Pilot...

I have that exact setup running Michelin Pilot Super Sports on my 2008 135i and I have had no problem with them fitting in the fender well.

The car has gone to the dealership for service several...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-11-2007, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 444
Posted By bokonnon
Driveline vibration

I just got my car back from the shop after having the transmission replaced. The car got a rebuilt transmission and new torque converter and seems to drive fine but when I get up on the freeway and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-10-2007, 05:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 45,326
Posted By bokonnon
Update on the transmission issue, it turned out...

Update on the transmission issue, it turned out the "new" transmission was the wrong part. It was the correct ZF part number (5HP24), but it was the wrong BMW part number (orgionally out of a 1998,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2007, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By bokonnon
BMW Performance in Concord: 1090 D Detroit...

BMW Performance in Concord:

1090 D Detroit Ave
Concord, 94518
925-682-3232

The shop is owned by a really nice guy named Salvator. He and his brother worked at Concord BMW and they are both...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-10-2006, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By bokonnon
be sure to do it early in the morning for your...

be sure to do it early in the morning for your neighbor's benefit:angel:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2006, 11:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 45,326
Posted By bokonnon
Question Transmission Failsafe Mode w/ Transmission Code 15

I recently had my mechanic replace the transmission in my 2001 540iT Sport Wagon based on the diagnosis from Concord BMW. When it was installed, the car dropped into the Transmission Failsafe...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-23-2006, 05:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,070
Posted By bokonnon
My 540 is not nearly as reliable as most I guess....

My 540 is not nearly as reliable as most I guess. I just went over 65,000 miles and I've replaced the water pump, idler pulley, fan clutch, power steering pump and high pressure line, front ball...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-21-2006, 09:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,443
Posted By bokonnon
I have come to the conclusion that you're right. ...

I have come to the conclusion that you're right. I just picked up the 5HP-24 rebuild manual from ZF and this is definitely no Ford E4OD. I did notice it was exceptionally heavy and the parts,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-20-2006, 07:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 38,308
Posted By bokonnon
Just went over 64,000 miles. I'm very surprised...

Just went over 64,000 miles. I'm very surprised at how short the life was, and it went FAST! I noticed the first noise and then not more then maybe 10 miles later no more go :thumbdwn:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-20-2006, 05:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 38,308
Posted By bokonnon
Man I hope you're wrong about the longevity of...

Man I hope you're wrong about the longevity of rebuilt BMW transmissions. The estimate from the dealership had the parts price around $3400.00 for a REBUILT transmission. There is an outfit in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2006, 11:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 38,308
Posted By bokonnon
Question Transmission Rebuild

My tranny just died :( and now I'm weighing my options for replacement. I have the Bently manuals but they don't cover anything internal to the transmission except the filter replacement.

Does...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2006, 09:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,443
Posted By bokonnon
Angry %#@%@@#&%%#&@%

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:


Dead tranny. I took the car out to continue diagnosing, and fortunately, I was meandering in the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2006, 11:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,443
Posted By bokonnon
I don't see how it could be either since the...

I don't see how it could be either since the whine can be produced while stopped and in park.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2006, 10:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,443
Posted By bokonnon
Angry I'm afraid to say it out loud...

I have had this whine coming from the engine, I thought. Today, the whine turned into a high pitched, almost grinding noise. I am now thinking the problem is my tranny :cry:

2001 540i Touring...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2006, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 423
Posted By bokonnon
I suspect it is the central locking system fuse. ...

I suspect it is the central locking system fuse. I know this sounds crazy, but I had this same problem on my Touring. There are apparently two fuses for the system. The one in the rear fuse panel...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2006, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By bokonnon
I used the following link to decode your VIN: ...

I used the following link to decode your VIN:

http://www.bmw-z1.com/VIN/VINdecode-e.cgi

Good luck!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2006, 09:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,263
Posted By bokonnon
I just replaced the rear blade on my 540iT. I...

I just replaced the rear blade on my 540iT. I had the same problem trying to find blades at the parts store and gave up. The parts department sold me the blade for $14.00. It had to be at least...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2006, 10:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,325
Posted By bokonnon
Well it sounds like we're getting closer to the...

Well it sounds like we're getting closer to the problem. The "whistle" sound is exactly what I'm dealing with. I took an hour long drive through some curves and after that the whine was pretty much...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-11-2006, 10:57 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 9,980
Posted By bokonnon
gladstone's looks great. we're coming down from...

gladstone's looks great. we're coming down from San Francisco so anywhere is ok really. The ocean is preferable to central CA though...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-11-2006, 10:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By bokonnon
That is a really good idea, I will order one...

That is a really good idea, I will order one right now, thanks!:thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-11-2006, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By bokonnon
Thanks for all the responses.:) Judging...

Thanks for all the responses.:)

Judging from your responses, Iím afraid it is not the air pump. There is no whine at start up, but only after the engine is warmed up. It has become a lot worse...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-10-2006, 10:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,161
Posted By bokonnon
$148.50. We just took a European delivery of a...

$148.50. We just took a European delivery of a Volvo XC-90. Before driving up into the Alps in Norway I put 18 gallons in the tank at $8.25/gallon!!!! The $ 61.70 at 3.61/gallon I paid today to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-10-2006, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By bokonnon
Air pump?

I have a 2001 540iT Sport with a horrible whine coming from the front of the engine. I'm still waiting for Bentley to ship my manuals (it's been over a month now) and several people on this site...
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