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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,587
Posted By mjbennett9
I'm here reading up on another topic (battery...

I'm here reading up on another topic (battery life of remote), which is unlikely your issue. But I am curious if you resolved your issue?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-04-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,138
Posted By mjbennett9
fcpeuro.com i order 90% of my parts there....

fcpeuro.com

i order 90% of my parts there. not as close as az but free shipping over $50, no tax n low prices
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-04-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,716
Posted By mjbennett9
UPDATE: Installed as is this morning. I was able...

UPDATE: Installed as is this morning. I was able to yank out everything in less than 45 minutes, following the Beisan systems method. I could have had it all back together in just 15 minutes, but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-03-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,716
Posted By mjbennett9
OMG! I was all pumped up to install new fan...

OMG! I was all pumped up to install new fan shroud tomorrow. Gonna rain sunday so was only good day, before I leave for KY on Thursday. But...wah wah wah...new one is broken! :-( I've ordered a ton...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 20,701
Posted By mjbennett9
Removed post. Figured it out; user error.

Removed post. Figured it out; user error.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-30-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,138
Posted By mjbennett9
I got a great deal! call directly and it's $35...

I got a great deal! call directly and it's $35 shipped!!! 800-364-3059. it's an eba* seller. Note. it comes with no screws so you'll need to move over your old hardware or buy new. I am reusing my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-30-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 184,569
Posted By mjbennett9
I think my last update (for now). Another day...

I think my last update (for now). Another day looking good. Did another 95 miles today (highway). 80'ish MPG with AC on, and about 5 miles off idling in traffic getting to the highway. was just under...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,083
Posted By mjbennett9
Correct, that's what I posted. The issue is that...

Correct, that's what I posted. The issue is that I have neither. On cold days (50 or 60 degrees and below), gauge works pretty good. Any warmer/hotter, and the temp is wildly inaccurate--as others...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,083
Posted By mjbennett9
Correct, that's what I posted. The issue is that...

Correct, that's what I posted. The issue is that I have neither. On cold days (50 or 60 degrees and below), gauge works pretty good. Any warmer/hotter, and the temp is wildly inaccurate--as others...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 79,615
Posted By mjbennett9
Disregard post-I have post 99 car. I read some...

Disregard post-I have post 99 car. I read some pages, but not all of them so I missed that part. :-)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,083
Posted By mjbennett9
+1 I never had the -40 or +122 issues others...

+1

I never had the -40 or +122 issues others had; just on cold days the readings are correct. and on warm or hot days, it's all over the place. Today was 80 outside, but temp fluctuated from 88 to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,001
Posted By mjbennett9
it can be done, it's a BIG struggle to get a...

it can be done, it's a BIG struggle to get a hand/finger to the whole. However, once you find it, you'll know where to stick a screwdriver or coat hanger to poke through the hole. Do try to get all...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,001
Posted By mjbennett9
It's been a LONG time since I've done mine, and I...

It's been a LONG time since I've done mine, and I wish I took pics when I replaced my booster. Attached is another poster's pic, and if memory serves me, the nickel sized hole is about where my blue...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 184,569
Posted By mjbennett9
Hi, Not sure. I think there's two symbols...

Hi,

Not sure. I think there's two symbols and / or yellow/red indicators. One likely for oil pressure sensor and other likely for oil level sensor--but I'm not sure about either. When I replace my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 184,569
Posted By mjbennett9
Muscleboy, If I understand your question,...

Muscleboy,

If I understand your question, you want to remove/replace the return hose #7?

http://realoem.com/bmw/showphoto.do?id=11617504536...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 184,569
Posted By mjbennett9
Hi eburnz, Not sure I understand the...

Hi eburnz,

Not sure I understand the question. The drain hole is part of the Y to the engine pan. The smaller tube is the drain from the CCV (now removed for PCV), and the other larger opening is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 50,735
Posted By mjbennett9
Coincidence in my opinion. I replaced my oil...

Coincidence in my opinion. I replaced my oil level sensor about 2 or 3 months prior to PCV conversion. I just don't think the level sensors work right. Old/new still don't work when low on oil.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 184,569
Posted By mjbennett9
LOL, yup, added 3/8 by accident. And yes, I...

LOL, yup, added 3/8 by accident. And yes, I installed a cap on the dipstick on day of PCV install. Good call though, as it's easy to forget. After some research, the oil cap/gasket can be a source of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 184,569
Posted By mjbennett9
Happy Dance time! The last tweak worked. I did...

Happy Dance time! The last tweak worked. I did another city drive, and it was slightly under 20MPG. Which is AWESOME. While I've been at 15/16, at best I was 18'ish. Post-PCV conversion (and tweaks),...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 184,569
Posted By mjbennett9
Update: Ok another update! LOL. While my...

Update:

Ok another update! LOL. While my hwy was pretty good, my city was back to pre-PCV mileage of 15mpg. But the first tankful or so of post-PCV conversion I was at 20.5 - and as you all know,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-27-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 184,569
Posted By mjbennett9
UPDATE: I got out of work early today, so decided...

UPDATE: I got out of work early today, so decided to do the fix early evening instead. It went VERY quickly. I even changed out the air distribution orings too (and cleaned out the 6 inlet openings...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 184,569
Posted By mjbennett9
If anyone's interested, here's a few pics/info on...

If anyone's interested, here's a few pics/info on the Oetiker set I use--LOVE IT!!!

The kit comes with crimpers, but I also have another crimper for hard to reach crimps (side-ways)....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 184,569
Posted By mjbennett9
After further considering, I think 3/8 x 1/4...

After further considering, I think 3/8 x 1/4 would not be the best solution. I ran to home depot and picked up 1/2 x 3/8. See pics. I also got some more 3/8 hose as I'm very low. I also tried a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,716
Posted By mjbennett9
UPDATE: While I think it could have been done...

UPDATE: While I think it could have been done without removing the bleeder screw, I did so anyway. And without PB blaster, I just firmly pulled/twisted upward (without pushing in on clips), and it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 184,569
Posted By mjbennett9
eburnz, You may want to hold off, or at...

eburnz,

You may want to hold off, or at least check your hoses for a loose connection. I think that may be why my mileage dropped in half?

UPDATE: I ran out at lunch. While I can't say this is...
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