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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2014, 08:06 PM
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Views: 53,161
Posted By geobrick
4 days later and no sign of a drip. I parked over...

4 days later and no sign of a drip. I parked over a piece of white cardboard and have seen nothing so far.

Thanks to mudbone and CN90 for this method. I'm not sure it saved me any time but it did...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 53,161
Posted By geobrick
It's done. I put the oil in today and took it our...

It's done. I put the oil in today and took it our for a 20 minute drive. We'll see how it goes.
I usually take a lot of photos to help others but this time there were lots of bad ones because it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 53,161
Posted By geobrick
I installed the new (cut) gasket. I used Permatex...

I installed the new (cut) gasket. I used Permatex Copper RTV and used a clear tube to extend the nozzle to get it into the back corners called out by the Bentley manual. It worked ok but I probably...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 53,161
Posted By geobrick
Thanks. That link shows the location of the 2...

Thanks. That link shows the location of the 2 recessed bolts part way down the first post.

I got the gasket out. I needed to cut it in at least 3 places to remove it but I still plan to cut the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 53,161
Posted By geobrick
Found the two I missed. It's the 2 medium length...

Found the two I missed. It's the 2 medium length bolts on the back end. They're recessed deep into the transmission housing. I originally thought they part of the transmission and ignored them. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-01-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 53,161
Posted By geobrick
Thanks. I'll take another look. I have the car up...

Thanks. I'll take another look. I have the car up on wooden ramps and have enough access to see everything. I'll assume back means towards the transmission and inward means towards the center line of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-01-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 53,161
Posted By geobrick
I removed all bolts including the 2 long ones and...

I removed all bolts including the 2 long ones and the 3 coming from the transmission side but the pan is not dropping. Any tips?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 53,161
Posted By geobrick
Good idea. I'll have to see how well that fits...

Good idea. I'll have to see how well that fits without risk of stripping it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 53,161
Posted By geobrick
Started the project today. I didn't realize that...

Started the project today. I didn't realize that the only way to access the 10mm bolts on the high side of the oil pan would be by reaching down from the top. The sump blocks access from below and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 68,736
Posted By geobrick
It's been a year and a half since I did the DISA...

It's been a year and a half since I did the DISA repair using Gary's kit and it's still working great. I'm writing this update because I had to take the DISA out for another repair I'm working on.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-25-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 53,161
Posted By geobrick
For me it drips on the driveway. It's not a huge...

For me it drips on the driveway. It's not a huge amount. At first I thought it was the steering rack but it's coming from above that. The OFH and CCV are clean (but the CCV could be a contributor to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 53,161
Posted By geobrick
CN90, After all these years, you still haven't...

CN90, After all these years, you still haven't had to replace your oil pan gasket? Mine has been leaking for over a year now. I've got the parts and I'm ready to start. The idea of cutting the gasket...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 88,668
Posted By geobrick
I knew I was leaving one out. That's clean too. I...

I knew I was leaving one out. That's clean too. I replaced it sometime after I replaced the oil separator a few years back. I bought two OFH gaskets back then and still have the extra one. The oil...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 88,668
Posted By geobrick
ah, turning the wheels 'after' your on the top....

ah, turning the wheels 'after' your on the top. That seems better than your earlier method where you set the ramps spaced at an angel and drove up with the wheels already turned (your old oil change...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 88,668
Posted By geobrick
I almost used 2x12s but I was concerned about the...

I almost used 2x12s but I was concerned about the extra weight and Home depot was low on good 2x12s.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 88,668
Posted By geobrick
That's true. The slope prevents me from storing...

That's true. The slope prevents me from storing them vertically. I had to stack them horizontally but they fit together nicely and I can stack things on top of them (like a car).
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2013, 02:01 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 88,668
Posted By geobrick
My version of wooden ramps.

Here's my rendition of wooden ramps. I made them last week to get ready to replace the oil pan gasket using the mudbone/CN90 method of cutting the gasket. I'm not sure when I'll get to that job but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,569
Posted By geobrick
150 CAN Engine speed 131 CAN-Time-Out Cluster ...

150 CAN Engine speed
131 CAN-Time-Out Cluster
Fixed by replacing the Crankshaft Position Sensor (12141709616) for $78. It took about 40 minutes to install (from the top of the engine). Had to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-20-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,569
Posted By geobrick
You can buy many BMW OEM parts from sources other...

You can buy many BMW OEM parts from sources other than a BMW dealer. There are several threads about the best places to buy from (including site sponsors). This part, for my 2001 E39, was available...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-27-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,569
Posted By geobrick
It happened again about a week ago but I still...

It happened again about a week ago but I still didn't order the part. I reset the code again and then ordered the part. Limp mode came back the next day. The part arrived a few days later.

It...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-27-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 103,996
Posted By geobrick
So conductive glue works. That should allow some...

So conductive glue works. That should allow some people to repair this themselves. I tried with solder but it wouldn't take to the gold pads. I ended up buying a new module.

You had access to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,569
Posted By geobrick
Thanks for that. It's good to know I'm on the...

Thanks for that. It's good to know I'm on the right track.

It hasn't happened again since my last post (I reset the codes). So we'll see how long it goes this time. I should buy one and have it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By geobrick
Thanks for the information on the sensor. It will...

Thanks for the information on the sensor. It will come in handy when I need to replace it. I saw a photo someone posted but the picture was a close-up and it was too hard to see where it was with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 68,736
Posted By geobrick
My (long) DISA Story

Gary, Thanks so much for the DISA repair kit. The kit (possibly the O-ring alone) made an amazing difference and restored power I didn't realize was gone. The loss of power occurred slowly over time...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 68,736
Posted By geobrick
Here's a trick I used and it seemed to help clean...

Here's a trick I used and it seemed to help clean out every last bit of the built in O-ring.

I used the tip of a wooden chopstick. Depending on how narrow the chopstick tip is, use a needle nose...
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