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Forum: 5 Series DIY 09-15-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 607
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E39 Dashboard Repair - If its a BMW M62 its not worth the investment

BMW NA will rarely help on these old cars, so I am not surprised. I had my E39 Dashboard rebuilt by VDORepair.com via Ebay. Note, if you have a V8 540i M62 engine, dont spend another dime on the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-26-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By 2nd3series
Shame on me for not reading the e49 forums or searching for M62 issues.

I can remember my 83 E30 like it was yesterday. She ran for over 300k miles on one engine, one transmission and even after all the miles she still looked great. Then came the E46. We had some...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-19-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By 2nd3series
Another thought. Do NOT remove the rear coolant...

Another thought. Do NOT remove the rear coolant manifold, remove the water pump, so you can remove the two coolant pipes over the valley pan. At least if you break a stud on the water pump side you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-19-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By 2nd3series
We guys you are all correct.. Tried a can of PB...

We guys you are all correct.. Tried a can of PB Blast, which unfortunately did not help and yes the area is tight back there between the rear coolant manifold and firewall. The saga...
After...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By 2nd3series
Rear Coolant Manifold bolt stuck in Head

We have 1999 540I and while performing the valley leak repair, one of the bolts holding the rear coolant mainfold broke off in the head. We tried to drill out the bolt via titanium bits with no...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 09-29-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 607
Views: 170,845
Posted By 2nd3series
I also have moved from a 3 series E30 and now an...

I also have moved from a 3 series E30 and now an E46 upto an E39.
In the past, BMW NA combined w/ BMW Car Club of America have helped resolve big ticket items such as the instrument cluster pixel...
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