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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By JimLev
I made sway bar bushings about 8 years ago before...

I made sway bar bushings about 8 years ago before anyone was making them for E39's.
Bought them from Summit Racing then machined them to fit the brackets and bar.
The lube that comes with them is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 194
Posted By JimLev
You should be able to do it less than an hour if...

You should be able to do it less than an hour if you've done it before.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:07 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 12,323
Posted By JimLev
Bob, on vacation. Down in FL where there isn't 2...

Bob, on vacation. Down in FL where there isn't 2 feet of snow coming tomorrow like back home.
Played golf last week, today, and probably tomorrow.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 04:48 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 12,323
Posted By JimLev
Bob, I can help you out with where those parts go...

Bob, I can help you out with where those parts go when I get home next week with a few pics.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 06:20 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 12,323
Posted By JimLev
Quin, the coolant connection on the back side of...

Quin, the coolant connection on the back side of the alternator housing is used for the tranny cooler in cars with an auto tranny. On a 6 speed it is capped.
All of the timing covers have a screw...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 06:15 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,537
Posted By JimLev
Good to hear its back together. How many miles...

Good to hear its back together. How many miles have you driven it so far? If the CEL doesn't come on then you did a good job of setting the timing without the proper timing tools. It works be nice to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 12,323
Posted By JimLev
Bob, see that raised channel on the back side of...

Bob, see that raised channel on the back side of the cover in the last pic between the 2nd and 3rd bolt hole? That's the other coolant flow path.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-22-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By JimLev
If you get a high mileage one make sure the...

If you get a high mileage one make sure the timing chain guides and chains were changed. Parts for this job can run $1350 or more. Labor is at least 20 hours.
If you do the job you need the special...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-22-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 798
Posted By JimLev
Yes, the M62 does have a CCV. I've got the...

Yes, the M62 does have a CCV.
I've got the caliper bushings and pins, they do keep the calipers from twisting.
Got them from BAV.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 12,323
Posted By JimLev
No idea then, maybe from your Beemer??

No idea then, maybe from your Beemer??
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 12,323
Posted By JimLev
That looks like the drain plug on the power...

That looks like the drain plug on the power steering pump that I was talking about.
Keep looking for those intake manifold gaskets, sure you didn't already fit them to the intake manifold?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-20-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,130
Posted By JimLev
Played 18 holes today, nice an warm down here in...

Played 18 holes today, nice an warm down here in NC.
Going to Savannah tomorrow.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-20-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,537
Posted By JimLev
I don't have that extra hole, no idea what it's...

I don't have that extra hole, no idea what it's used for. Was there anything in it before you took the engine apart?
The hole in the trigger wheel should be aligned with the hole you have your...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-19-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 12,323
Posted By JimLev
Bob, the engine looks good, clean is always good....

Bob, the engine looks good, clean is always good.
You should blow out the heater core with compressed air. Evans does have a flush that is used to clean out the water.
The PS can be drained by...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-19-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,537
Posted By JimLev
Haven't seen any new ones. You really don't need...

Haven't seen any new ones. You really don't need the pins.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-19-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,537
Posted By JimLev
Quin, your right, this is not a common problem....

Quin, your right, this is not a common problem. In all the years I've been on various message boards I've never seen any broken cam rings.
Hope you get it back together soon.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 12,323
Posted By JimLev
Right, should be burning rubber on Tuesday.

Right, should be burning rubber on Tuesday.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By JimLev
OK, then look for air leaks or a bad MAF.

OK, then look for air leaks or a bad MAF.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By JimLev
Lean codes = air leaks in intake, bad O2 sensors,...

Lean codes = air leaks in intake, bad O2 sensors, or bad MAF.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 798
Posted By JimLev
Have you bought an E39 yet? The suspension...

Have you bought an E39 yet?
The suspension really isn't much of a problem, I'm still on all the original parts at 143K, except for struts and springs.
A lower pressure cap won't lower the system...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 221
Posted By JimLev
Your first pic is the secondary air valve. The...

Your first pic is the secondary air valve. The other pic looks like the O2 sensor.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By JimLev
There isn't any thing you can do quickly that...

There isn't any thing you can do quickly that will net more than a few HP, you won't feel it anyways.
Get a 530 may be your best option.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 562
Posted By JimLev
Get your battery load tested.

Get your battery load tested.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,130
Posted By JimLev
I'll be in NJ tomorrow, saw a thing on the news...

I'll be in NJ tomorrow, saw a thing on the news tonight, there gas is $1.62 gal.
Then going to Cary NC, probably not as cheap there.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,130
Posted By JimLev
Can't wait until the end of March or April to...

Can't wait until the end of March or April to drive my car again.
So until then it's the AWD Tribeca gas hog. Just filled it up this afternoon, $1.97/ gal. I'm lovin it.
Gotta update my sig pic, M5...
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