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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:33 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By ztom
Also removing the throttle body from intake...

Also removing the throttle body from intake manifold is easy
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 343
Posted By ztom
On I6 also remove the two bolts holding the power...

On I6 also remove the two bolts holding the power steering reservoir & move it aside
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-29-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By ztom
The trunk actuator failure mode is not...

The trunk actuator failure mode is not electrical. You can still hear it work but a plastic arm of the solenoid breaks. Easy replacement.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 388
Posted By ztom
Plug hole with toothpicks or yoga mat foam?

Plug hole with toothpicks or yoga mat foam?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,426
Posted By ztom
+1 Have you been using your windshield spray?...

+1 Have you been using your windshield spray? Sometimes the sprayer lines get clogged with old fluid. Just a thought
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 468
Posted By ztom
+1

+1
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By ztom
+1 I had to drill. Button wouldn't stay up,...

+1 I had to drill. Button wouldn't stay up, broken mech.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By ztom
..because of aluminum block? Don't the iron...

..because of aluminum block? Don't the iron liners last?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 468
Posted By ztom
On a 528 it's very easy, I've done in 2 hr. But...

On a 528 it's very easy, I've done in 2 hr. But would not surprise me shop charges 4. They might also charge $$ for part & it's delivery. Maybe try to find someone who works on bmws at home?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-19-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,753
Posted By ztom
I have the HRWCT (hi rev when cold tranny) too,...

I have the HRWCT (hi rev when cold tranny) too, no codes. Agree it's a feature to warm up, but something's degraded. Still waiting for someone to positively isolate the cause. Not a big deal but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By ztom
Search on thrust arm bushing & lower control arm,...

Search on thrust arm bushing & lower control arm, both cause vibration when worn out
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By ztom
My 97 528 has a rubber boot after the Maf & it...

My 97 528 has a rubber boot after the Maf & it usually cracks between the ribs facing the engine. Easy to remove/ inspect.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-17-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,944
Posted By ztom
I may have this issue on one of my cars. The...

I may have this issue on one of my cars. The above seems close to a correct explanation & test. Although I think the torque converter always transfers some power and in this case is transferring too...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By ztom
Lower control arms should also be replaced by 80k...

Lower control arms should also be replaced by 80k mi IMO. But it depends also on how well it was driven.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By ztom
Search on thrust arm, should be replaced before...

Search on thrust arm, should be replaced before 80k mi IMO
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By ztom
Close out-> Cause was hydro locking, cracked...

Close out-> Cause was hydro locking, cracked head. Head replaced.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By ztom
I have this but not loud (yet). Tuning fork-...

I have this but not loud (yet). Tuning fork- like. No codes, idles ok. Gone when engine warms.
Could be intake boot leak?
edjack post says maybe CVV?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-12-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 85
Posted By ztom
Caused by broken plastic piece, search forum. Not...

Caused by broken plastic piece, search forum. Not too hard DIY. Can remove top of accordion boot & wedge foam pad to quiet til fixed
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-10-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 141
Posted By ztom
False bulb out warning - need 5007's for tail

May help others ..

Symptoms..
--"bulb out" warning momentarily comes on, left/right both but not simultaneously
--turn signal occasionally blinks fast but when it does, bulbs still blink
--new...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-24-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By ztom
Coil & plug probably not issue but do swap, also...

Coil & plug probably not issue but do swap, also look for oil in plug well. Losing oil & #3 also may point to CVV
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-24-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By ztom
Probably neither IMHO. More likely to be low on...

Probably neither IMHO. More likely to be low on fluid, fan clutch (do newspaper test) and/or combustion gas getting into system. Checking the hose temp for radiator fluid from radiator to engine...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-17-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By ztom
Check cabin heater hose from top rear engine to...

Check cabin heater hose from top rear engine to firewall, especially near engine port, heat makes that first to fail. I'd replace regardless after 100K mi
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-07-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By ztom
+1

+1
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-07-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 465
Posted By ztom
+1

+1
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-07-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 465
Posted By ztom
+1

+1
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