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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By pleiades
Maybe squirt a bit of penetrant into the...

Maybe squirt a bit of penetrant into the bolt/bushing hole?

If you've got the control arm hanging now, can you move it back and forth? Can you turn the bushing bolt head in place?

Lastly, has...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 226
Posted By pleiades
That mileage would be way up there for an...

That mileage would be way up there for an original, but maybe not so much for a second clutch. Do you not have any background info on whether it was ever replaced?

The stock pressure plates are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By pleiades
Same thing I posted on the other forum .... ...

Same thing I posted on the other forum ....

I am not familiar with the type of panel you have, but for the other cars with the automatic systems, it's very easy to remove the panel, first by...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 226
Posted By pleiades
Is this the original clutch? Know how many miles...

Is this the original clutch? Know how many miles are on it?

Sounds like it has somehow become stuck disengaged, either with a seized pressure plate or a throw-out bearing jammed in the PP...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 534
Posted By pleiades
Free e39! Damn, wish I'd had such luck.... ...

Free e39! Damn, wish I'd had such luck....

Okay, you should read through some of the "best links" and wiki threads to get a handle on the jargon people use for the parts on these cars.

Ask your...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By pleiades
Still have those screws? Here's one way to...

Still have those screws? Here's one way to reinforce the problem area on the front corner. Variations on the same approach are out there, too.

http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/25113

For...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 900
Posted By pleiades
Way to go, Max! The Instant Canonical...

Way to go, Max!

The Instant Canonical Pumpkin Venting Thread! (In more ways than you'dda thunk....)

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One thing I keep forgetting to ask out loud ... the top of the vent channel, is it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 900
Posted By pleiades
I still have a suspicion you could be right. I...

I still have a suspicion you could be right. I have no firsthand experience with it, and the pics I've linked to may be pointing at something that isn't actually open up to anything. So, let us know...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 900
Posted By pleiades
If you can Google, you'll instantly find multiple...

If you can Google, you'll instantly find multiple posts about the e39 M3 and M5 diffs having vents or breather holes.

Some people express the view that the pumpkins have to be vented or they'll...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 900
Posted By pleiades
No help here, I've seen pics of e39 diffs that...

No help here, I've seen pics of e39 diffs that seem to show a vent hole close to the top of the pumpkin, just above the right axle output flange.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By pleiades
To de-tension the main belt, pop the plastic cap...

To de-tension the main belt, pop the plastic cap on the tensioner pulley, insert the correct type/size tool bit into the pulley spindle bolt (might be allen, or might be torx), and turn CW.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-06-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By pleiades
If the cover were cracked prior to the VCG r&r...

If the cover were cracked prior to the VCG r&r job, chances are you would already have been experiencing symptoms like vacuum leaks and of course, oil leaking from the crack. The VC is under vacuum...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-28-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By pleiades
From the OP's description of dysfunction, and...

From the OP's description of dysfunction, and particularly the comment that flipping the stalk when making a right turn causes the left signals to flash, I have the feeling this is going to be a bad...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By pleiades
I went through exactly the same experience. A new...

I went through exactly the same experience. A new sensor did not help.

I replaced the PDC module with a used one ($20 or so on ebay) from an M3 (part # was different but it looked identical and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By pleiades
Josh you might just have a vacuum leak somewhere,...

Josh you might just have a vacuum leak somewhere, shouldn't need much in the way of tools if that's it ....

Done any work on this car lately, like removing the airbox/boot for any maintenance?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 565
Posted By pleiades
Did you replace the CENTER brake light bulb?

Did you replace the CENTER brake light bulb?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,485
Posted By pleiades
See post #16. Hey I notice both you and Mr....

See post #16.

Hey I notice both you and Mr. Bennett are in DFW....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,485
Posted By pleiades
Yeah not having a place to DIY on this is a pain....

Yeah not having a place to DIY on this is a pain. CSB replacement is probably one of those repairs where if you are in this situation, you still don't want to give the work to the lowest bidder.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,485
Posted By pleiades
You know, it's sorta hard to give any useful...

You know, it's sorta hard to give any useful advice on things like this -after the work- to folks that are paying others and coming back with more problems. You might need to take your car to a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,485
Posted By pleiades
To replace a CSB, the two-piece driveshaft has to...

To replace a CSB, the two-piece driveshaft has to be separated. The front and back shafts have to be marked (with white-out or whatever) to ensure that they are lined up exactly on the same splines....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-15-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 500
Posted By pleiades
Here's one of the no-cutting DIY write-ups. May...

Here's one of the no-cutting DIY write-ups. May be more out there, if Googling.

http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1622291-2003-Sealed-Headlights-Adjuster-Replacement-(no-cutting)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 809
Posted By pleiades
Left rear that you had replaced already? What...

Left rear that you had replaced already? What brand was it?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 648
Posted By pleiades
Josh, if you pull on it, does the level stick on...

Josh, if you pull on it, does the level stick on that tank come out/up any further than showing in those pics? At the fluid level in those pics, the tip of that stick should be 2-3 inches above the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-12-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 393
Posted By pleiades
Don't the V8 models have the "convenience start"...

Don't the V8 models have the "convenience start" feature? Sounds like that's what you are describing with the key position.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-12-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 390
Posted By pleiades
You did re-install the anti-rattle clips on the...

You did re-install the anti-rattle clips on the calipers when you replaced the pads?
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