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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-06-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By Dackelone
A "muffler delete" or even a "resonator...

A "muffler delete" or even a "resonator delete"(that big y-pipe thingy) is the way to go on an e39! On my old 535i V8 the y y-pipe resonator had cracked at the "y" and it sounded awesome!! (for the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-02-2017, 02:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,624
Posted By Dackelone
Yep. No metal shavings in my oil filter. Only...

Yep. No metal shavings in my oil filter. Only plastic bits in my oil pan and oil pump pickup screen. Its all cleaned out now. I only drove 60 kms with this "death rattle". The chain was making so...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,624
Posted By Dackelone
Arrow update...

I just wanted to update you guys. I ended up pulling the oil pan and found a mountain of plastic bits from my chain guides. The right guide was broken and the center one was completely wiped clean...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2017, 01:11 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 157,551
Posted By Dackelone
I would try contacting The California Trans...

I would try contacting The California Trans Supply - they sell ZF fluid at a very fair price. They also sell trans oil change kits. They don't have one listed for your car, but I bet they can put one...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-17-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,624
Posted By Dackelone
Exclamation Help(!)

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So... the other day my 540i began to knock and tick at idle. At first I thought I had an exhaust leak from the header/down pipes - but then I could feel a loss of full power and a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By Dackelone
I think you need a new MID. On both of my e39's...

I think you need a new MID. On both of my e39's did something like that. When I would switch off the ignition the clock would come back on at the wrong time. Or worse... just display those: " -- /...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-29-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,457
Posted By Dackelone
Have you checked/replaced your fuel pump relay...

Have you checked/replaced your fuel pump relay and or fuse ? It would worth a shot. :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-21-2016, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By Dackelone
Maybe your valve cover(s) are warped ? What...

Maybe your valve cover(s) are warped ?

What brand valve cover gasket did you use? BMW ? Febi/Bilstein ?

Did you use a little(very little) silicone around the half moons and edges of the VC...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-21-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By Dackelone
Are you sure you don't have oil leaking down onto...

Are you sure you don't have oil leaking down onto your spark plugs? I would check that out first. I really don't see how clearing the faults would make the car run ok for awhile.

I would also...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,195
Posted By Dackelone
Question How long are your shifter throws?

I have an 540i manual(LCI facelifted model)... What I would like to know is...

How long are the stock shifter's throws?

How long are throws with this e60 550i shift lever ?


My car's...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-14-2016, 05:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 26,649
Posted By Dackelone
@CN90 Nice thread! :) My question is how...

@CN90 Nice thread! :)

My question is how long are the throws on a stock shift lever( e39, 540i) vs with this e60, 545i shifter?
Forum: European Delivery 01-19-2016, 03:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,415
Posted By Dackelone
So... you start from BMW Welt in Munich, then...

So... you start from BMW Welt in Munich, then drive to Montpellier, France - then fly out of Frankfurt? Do I have that correct?

Have you seen my ED writeups on Bimmerpost ?

Dackel's...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,300
Posted By Dackelone
I would not use any water. Its better to use some...

I would not use any water. Its better to use some non-flammable Brake Cleaner. I think CRC's is non flammable. Spray when the engine is running... IF the engine coughs... you have found your vacuum...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By Dackelone
I think what really happens is that...

I think what really happens is that shops/techs/ppl don't use any gasket sealer on the valve cover gasket(VCG) - and the new valve cover gaskets leak oil. I had the VCG's replace three times, bc the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By Dackelone
Arrow N-series engines were the first w/o a clutch coupled fan...

a electric fan as a SECONDARY fan(aditional to the mechanical clutch coupled fan). But all e46's(and e60's, except for the 535i N54 USA only model) had the old mechanical clutch driven fan off of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By Dackelone
Arrow N series engine have no mechanical radiator fan/water pumps....

Starting with the "N" series engines... BMW went to an ELECTRIC powered water pump AND thermostat. So that is basically around 2008 model year or so. One exception would be the e60 535i (twin turbo...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-21-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 24,783
Posted By Dackelone
I have had no other electrical problems since...

I have had no other electrical problems since replacing my battery cables. The black(positive lead) you replaced and the two battery cables I got from a junk yard. IF your cables are melted REPLACE...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By Dackelone
try disconnecting your MAF... and driving it. I...

try disconnecting your MAF... and driving it. I had a cold start issue where the engine would just miss like made for two minutes... then it would run smooth - as if someone threw a switch. The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,356
Posted By Dackelone
I replaced my e39's FSU last year. I bought the...

I replaced my e39's FSU last year. I bought the new FSU from my bmw zentrum. It worked fine for a year. But now it works 95% of the time. Sometimes the AC/blower will just stop for a few seconds or a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,674
Posted By Dackelone
CCV is bad. +1 on finding a new mechanic.

CCV is bad.

+1 on finding a new mechanic.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,143
Posted By Dackelone
IF you drive near Philly... Simeone Auto...

IF you drive near Philly...

Simeone Auto Museum in Philadelphia, Pa
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=819882
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 941
Posted By Dackelone
I bought a "cheap" fan clutch from ebay.de over...

I bought a "cheap" fan clutch from ebay.de over here. It only cost me like 40 euros. It was doing the same thing. I ran it for a week. After two days I ordered a real OE fan clutch for 90 euros. The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 941
Posted By Dackelone
One of the problems is when you drive around with...

One of the problems is when you drive around with a locked up fan clutch or a malfunctioning fan clutch... is that you are putting an awful strain on the bearing(s) of your water pump. This is the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 941
Posted By Dackelone
I bought a cheap cooling fan clutch off the...

I bought a cheap cooling fan clutch off the internet. It also had issues. I broke down and bought a BMW dealer fan clutch - and no more fan issues. The BMW part wasn't that much more vs the OE part....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,057
Posted By Dackelone
Do your wipers not work at all? Or does only the...

Do your wipers not work at all? Or does only the intermittent function not work? IF you wipers are all dead... first check the relay.

IF its only your intermittent wipers its possible that you...
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