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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:19 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By cn90
Since you bragged that you are the so-called...

Since you bragged that you are the so-called "Mechanical Engineer, BMW Technician, Diagnostic Specialist" and all that jazz, you should know that taking the blower motor out is not a small job for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-22-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 436
Posted By cn90
My FSR failed just like that: it does not power...

My FSR failed just like that: it does not power the blower motor at all (in contrast to others who have the lower running all the time).

The lubrication trick. I posted my tricks below, basically...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-22-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 436
Posted By cn90
I wrote the trouble-shooting guide below. Just...

I wrote the trouble-shooting guide below. Just short the appropriate circutis, if blower runs well, then it is the bad FSR:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=716322


Also, I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-22-2017, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By cn90
Typo error on my part, should be from 1 qt/400...

Typo error on my part, should be from 1 qt/400 miles ---> zero oil consumption.

CCV Mod, I also posted my own solution in that thread:
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By cn90
- Bolt: dealer or hardware store - CCV:...

- Bolt: dealer or hardware store

- CCV: don't bother with factory CCV, Google "BavarianE39 CCV Mod" and do that. I did that and my 2006 X5 M54 stops consuming oil (from 1 qt/4000 miles ---> zero...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-20-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By cn90
No, I don't need #14. I know for sure I need...

No, I don't need #14.

I know for sure I need #31, while removing the splash shield, one of the tabs (where the screws go into) of #31 broke.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-20-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By cn90
Help finding PN for Right Trim piece (where splash shield is attached)

My RIGHT trim piece (where splash shield is attached) is broken.
It is #31 in the diagram below, but realoem blank it out.
Does anyone know the PN for #31?

...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-16-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By cn90
When it stalled, was the gas tank at 1/4? If it...

When it stalled, was the gas tank at 1/4?
If it stalls during turn and gas tank is < 1/4, the siphon pump may be the culprit.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-15-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,026
Posted By cn90
Jason, unfiltered air entering through the RMS is...

Jason, unfiltered air entering through the RMS is a theoretical issue, but:
- My M54 engine (in the E53 X5) consumes zero oil.
- It runs perfectly.
- RMS has no leak.

Why should I care about...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-15-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,061
Posted By cn90
Interestingly, I found another post from 2011...

Interestingly, I found another post from 2011 where kmorgan_260 had the EXACT same problem as my issue (his car is 1994 BMW 318i):

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=573806
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-15-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,061
Posted By cn90
One-year follow-up... - Broke 2 studs. -...

One-year follow-up...

- Broke 2 studs.
- Fixed one broken stud by using tie rod puller and pushed the stud out.
- The 2nd broken stud sits next to the trans housing, not enough room for the tie...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 21,335
Posted By cn90
Success!!!

- Spraying PB Blaster did NOT help, but after a good night sleep, new trick happens...

- Used the Sears 17-mm socket (same socket used for oil change) and wedged it against the body as shown. Then...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2017, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By cn90
Tons of DIYs in forum. LEFT side is electrical...

Tons of DIYs in forum.
LEFT side is electrical ignition switch.
RIGHT side is tumbler.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=356553

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQPiShdsa_U
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 21,335
Posted By cn90
I sprayed some PB Blaster today and will wait a...

I sprayed some PB Blaster today and will wait a few days before trying again.

In the mean time, I did a bit of research and interestingly, the Black Plastic Block comes with the other hose (from...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 566
Posted By cn90
- Do a compression test in all 6 cylinders, if...

- Do a compression test in all 6 cylinders, if OK, then...

- Spend time reading forums on the topic of "cooling overhaul"...and spend $600+ to overhaul it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By cn90
Don't buy new, go to realoem dot com and search...

Don't buy new, go to realoem dot com and search for PN.
Also look under the hood for what it looks like.

Then go to ebay and buy a set of 6 (used coils) when people part their cars.
The ebay...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-12-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 21,335
Posted By cn90
This is the 13-mm bolt I am talking about, any...

This is the 13-mm bolt I am talking about, any help is appreciated!


http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=597255
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-12-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 21,335
Posted By cn90
Help...I need to replace the PS Return hose as it...

Help...I need to replace the PS Return hose as it leaks more now after 20 yr/165K miles...

The problem I have is the 13-mm bolt that holds the block that hold both lines to the cooler.
I used a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-12-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By cn90
I have used antiseize in spark plugs for 25...

I have used antiseize in spark plugs for 25 years, zero issues.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-12-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By cn90
There is something called "Physics 101".... ...

There is something called "Physics 101"....

It takes ___ energy (in Joules) to push a 3500-lb box of steel and rubber tires forward.
So whether it is electric (whose energy comes from power plant...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-11-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By cn90
Search bimmerforums but IIRC, then some people...

Search bimmerforums but IIRC, then some people use brake cleaner and spray it down there and let it soak for 1-2h.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=816347
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-11-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 819
Posted By cn90
OK, Let's set this straight... Let's...

OK,

Let's set this straight...

Let's say you buy a used VW, BMW, Volvo in great mechanical condition with 160K+ miles for $2000-$3000, you need to budget $ for maintenance issues, otherwise...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-11-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By cn90
- Low fuel level such as < 1/4 with bad siphon...

- Low fuel level such as < 1/4 with bad siphon pump will kill a fuel pump.
- Make sure you keep fuel above > 1/4 until you figure out the issue of fuel siphon pump.
- Stick to Pierburg.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-11-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 167
Posted By cn90
DIY: 1998 528i passenger mirror

DIY: 1998 528i passenger mirror

My passenger mirror has been rusty at the bottom for a while now.
Happened to see a mirror in excellent condition at junk yard, but the car is a 2001 530i.
Later...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-11-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 819
Posted By cn90
- The E39 is now 20 years old, give or take. -...

- The E39 is now 20 years old, give or take.
- Different groups of people own it now (different socio-economic group).
- I understand each person's budget is different, but don't think that you buy...
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