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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By JimLev
As soon as you started it, when it was cold? ...

As soon as you started it, when it was cold?
That's either a bad temp sensor or you turned the key on with the dual temp sensor un plugged.
Disconnect the battery for 10 min and see if the temp...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By JimLev
That's an M62 not M54. Have you checked the...

That's an M62 not M54.
Have you checked the crankcase vacuum level? Should be between 3-6" water column.
Was the CCV you bought an aftermarket part or a genuine BMW part.
Oil in the VP area must...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 189
Posted By JimLev
I had the F and R M5 bars in my 540, then last...

I had the F and R M5 bars in my 540, then last year I put the Eibach 18mm rear bar with eurthane bushings in place of the rear M5 bar.
Got it on sale from advance auto of all places.
The under...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 03:26 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 8,108
Posted By JimLev
Bob, it must have had an electric start. I would...

Bob, it must have had an electric start. I would remember if it got crank started like your plane was.
I wasn't scared at all, maybe the wind blowing in my face??
I tried to get the pilot to fly...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 06:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 517
Posted By JimLev
Bad alternator or a bad connection at the...

Bad alternator or a bad connection at the alternator. What year car, it's not in your sig?
Where did you get the alt from?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 06:04 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 8,108
Posted By JimLev
Bob, I don't remember cranking the flywheel to...

Bob, I don't remember cranking the flywheel to start it. So was this some type of "wind the spring up" and then jump it?
This was on Fathers Day, they had a B17 and B24 that we also went thru. The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-19-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By JimLev
Those look to be just for the non tu engine cars....

Those look to be just for the non tu engine cars. It shows the 3 speed fan with relays that the tu cars don't have.
Worth saving although as much of it is the same as the tu cars and easier to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-19-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By JimLev
Cars and Coffee in Boston today

Any of you local guys going?
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2096582-Cars-and-Coffee-in-Boston-this-morning&p=27543862#post27543862
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-19-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By JimLev
Looks like your on the exhaust cycle, not the...

Looks like your on the exhaust cycle, not the compression cycle.
Put the harmonic balancer and crank bolt back in to turn the engine over another 360 deg until the OT mark is lined up with the mark...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-18-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 8,108
Posted By JimLev
Nice pic Bob. I went up in a Stearman a few years...

Nice pic Bob. I went up in a Stearman a few years ago at the local airport in Plymouth. Great fun .
Keep the pics coming.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-18-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By JimLev
Mike, if you only have surface rust on the...

Mike, if you only have surface rust on the springs they are fine, sand it off and spray some primer and black paint on them.
However if you have chunks of the spring missing you might consider...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-18-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By JimLev
Yes, the fan and shroud come out from the top. ...

Yes, the fan and shroud come out from the top.
Possibly the Beisan about removing the lower engine cover was to drain the radiator?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-18-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By JimLev
That's the CCV, but some people also call it the...

That's the CCV, but some people also call it the OSV.
For the $2600 I would have to guess that you are talking about the OSV that is behind the lower timing cover on the front of the engine, right?...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-18-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,454
Posted By JimLev
Pretty easy to remove the liner, just remove the...

Pretty easy to remove the liner, just remove the wheel, take out all of the plastic push pins and I think a few 10mm nuts and pull the liner out.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-17-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By JimLev
It would be much much cheaper to buy an M5. All...

It would be much much cheaper to buy an M5.
All those mods would maybe give you another 50-75 HP.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By JimLev
And that is called bank 2.

And that is called bank 2.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 26,884
Posted By JimLev
Video won't play, it says it's private when you...

Video won't play, it says it's private when you click on it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-15-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By JimLev
Depending on how "not true" it is, it probably...

Depending on how "not true" it is, it probably can be straightened.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-15-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By JimLev
Lots of air leaks and maybe you didn't hook up...

Lots of air leaks and maybe you didn't hook up everything correctly?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-15-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 288
Posted By JimLev
Do you mean the check valve? Not trying to be a...

Do you mean the check valve?
Not trying to be a wise a$$, but is there any possibility your driving style has anything to do with the rotors warping?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-15-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By JimLev
How did the oil look when you drained it? Same...

How did the oil look when you drained it? Same for the oil filter. If there were no big metallic looking bits in it I wouldn't pull the motor apart.
You might have some small worn spots on the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 363
Posted By JimLev
What happened to the 12.43 volt reading after it...

What happened to the 12.43 volt reading after it sat all night and not on a charger?
Might as well get a new one.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By JimLev
Here's some info on the last car I did the front...

Here's some info on the last car I did the front M5 bar on. Also changed the motor mounts at the same time as they need to be unbolted to raise the engine.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By JimLev
The bigger front bar will keep the front end from...

The bigger front bar will keep the front end from leaning as much as it does now when you corner quickly.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 363
Posted By JimLev
The original battery in my wife's Volvo lasted 12...

The original battery in my wife's Volvo lasted 12 years. I never had it on a battery tender. I doubt the Advance Auto AutoCraft Gold battery ($140) will last that long. 3 year replacement and 6 year...
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