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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 137
Posted By vclifford
Lights were not that Dim but now overall I might...

Lights were not that Dim but now overall I might have cranked may be 10 times so battery is completely Dead. I am seeing a completely dead car battery for the first time. I drive 45 miles everyday. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 137
Posted By vclifford
Here is the whole story, as now I am back home...

Here is the whole story, as now I am back home trying to figure out the mess.

For last couple of days I have been getting a lot of road feedback through the has pedal. It felt as if there chewing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 08:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 137
Posted By vclifford
Emergency help needed

I was driving to office and all of sudden I noticed brake abs and DSC light flickering, one by one. I stopped at traffic light and thought I should restart the car. Car just never restarted. I does...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-10-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 510
Posted By vclifford
Just a silly thought, why don't you use say 50%...

Just a silly thought, why don't you use say 50% cleaner (kreen Kano Lab, MMO)- 50% oil solution. Also put a quart in 1/2 tank of gas. Then just idle it for 5 minutes, let it soak for a day or two and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-08-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 863
Posted By vclifford
I found a repair method. ...

I found a repair method.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=719152&highlight=jacking+point
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-06-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 863
Posted By vclifford
Yep, in that case I may have to buy all in one...

Yep, in that case I may have to buy all in one jack stand combo if I have to work longer on that axle.

...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-06-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 863
Posted By vclifford
Cn90, Thanks for posting that, now rear sub frame...

Cn90, Thanks for posting that, now rear sub frame bushing area is my only option for jacking. Do you know any other points in that area which can be used for putting a jack stand.

If there none...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 863
Posted By vclifford
This blurry picture shows the failed weld. I...

This blurry picture shows the failed weld. I sprayed rust converter that is why all the area is black. Such things take away the confidence. I used to have 1990 Volvo 240 which had rust issues @240 k...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-04-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 863
Posted By vclifford
Thanks for the good wishes, it is bit unnerving...

Thanks for the good wishes, it is bit unnerving experience. The weldings on the side of frame rail gave up along with other rusted bits. I will try to add a photo of failed welding. The actual jack...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-04-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 863
Posted By vclifford
Jack point collapsed

I was putting on summer tires and the factory jack point caved in, luckily there was snow tire underneath the car, jack was trolley type jack and the summer tire was on the hub with one lug nut...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 51,378
Posted By vclifford
In a PVC/CCV system filtration is of air from...

In a PVC/CCV system filtration is of air from crankcase/valve cover so that oil droplets do not get fed to air intake and create carbon deposits on valves and piston. Oil filter is a separate item. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 51,378
Posted By vclifford
I was also confused by the filtration requirement...

I was also confused by the filtration requirement for this application and I thought it is best to get good wilkerson coalescing filter (boro silicate with specifications up to 0.5 microns) . A...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By vclifford
Thanks Doc. I will glue gasket to cover this time...

Thanks Doc. I will glue gasket to cover this time and any way will use this gasket sealant liberally this time. I found that it leaks one bolt away from the corner bolt, some copper gasket...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By vclifford
Valve Cover Gasket and Winter

For last two winters the valve cover gasket starts leaks at the peak of winter. Today I smelled burning oil while coming to office and it looks like valve cover gasket, did not dive deeper to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-23-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 510
Posted By vclifford
That is good approximation. I will do the same....

That is good approximation. I will do the same. I could not find thermal coefficient of expansion of coolant.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-22-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 510
Posted By vclifford
how do you check coolant level when ambient temperature is 30F

How do you check coolant level when ambient temperature is 30F. The correct procedure demands certain ambient temp I think it is 20*c .The dipstick sticks level varies depending on temp.

I am...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-21-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By vclifford
Thanks, I have yet to do that, I will take the...

Thanks, I have yet to do that, I will take the car to some battery shop as I lack the necessary equipment. battery is some Napa Legend 75, It is at least 3 years old when I bought the car.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By vclifford
Edjack, It seems that overheat thing is...

Edjack,
It seems that overheat thing is resolved to some extent. I replaced drive belts and tensioner pulley along with radiator. The test 09 shows 13.5-13.7 volts with car running between 2k-3.5k...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By vclifford
Two days ago temperature was 23F and there was...

Two days ago temperature was 23F and there was ice everywhere.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By vclifford
Thanks! What a day! ripped my jacket as well! ...

Thanks! What a day! ripped my jacket as well!

I took out the car and kept OBD sensor plugged in to watch ETC temperature. I realized The instrument cluster temp gauge is very dummy, it stays in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By vclifford
So now I am done with replacing radiator,...

So now I am done with replacing radiator, replaced drive belts and main drive belt tensioner pully. Filled up coolant, connected obd scanner for ETC temp and turned heater to 90 and fan to full, it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By vclifford
Car started, filled it with coolant then noticed...

Car started, filled it with coolant then noticed radiator leak, at that time temp pegged at 75 (before that went till 100 2-3 times ), I am replacing radiator right now. there is no coolant in ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By vclifford
overheated , test 07 showed 128 , what are my options

Car overheated at idle, test 07 showed 128 , was trying to charge the battery by letting the car run. The mistake, I came inside my apartment for sometime and when I went out it was steaming all...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By vclifford
This morning, I thought I should try to start the...

This morning, I thought I should try to start the car once just for the heck of it and it started right away as if nothing had happened. I did nothing between yesterday's incident and todays start...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By vclifford
Thanks! will do, tomorrow first task is to get a...

Thanks! will do, tomorrow first task is to get a multimeter( I do not know why I did not buy one for so long). My commute is 20 mile one way in heavy traffic, the drive belt also wailed little bit...
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