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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 04:55 AM
Replies: 28
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Posted By poolman
Uh Oh--Your going to need one of those magnet...

Uh Oh--Your going to need one of those magnet tools on a long metal tube to fish it out. May have to turn the engine over by hand a little to get it up in the cylinder a bit also
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 04:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 382
Posted By poolman
Looks like the tool you will need,,but what about...

Looks like the tool you will need,,but what about the Timesert? In the write up for the sale, he stated that the kit didn't include the timesert for making the fix.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 02:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 382
Posted By poolman
Don't think there were helicore's used in these...

Don't think there were helicore's used in these heads,,but CN90 has given you the advise your looking for,,and it is the best advice,,research ,Timesert,,it will be more expensive than a helicore ,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 51,871
Posted By poolman
A month or two ago,,I was getting the code for...

A month or two ago,,I was getting the code for the pump about every 2 or 3 weeks. I removed the pump and sprayed the insides down with throttle body cleaner and let it dry out, then sprayed it out...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-27-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By poolman
Nothing new, these engines have a problem with...

Nothing new, these engines have a problem with the CCV and then start using oil, to the tune of about 1 qt every 1000 miles or so. I have had good luck switching from the CCV to an oil catch can with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By poolman
You have a code come up for a problem in a...

You have a code come up for a problem in a certain cylinder, then the OBC cut's off fuel for that cylinder and the engine then runs rough. When you reset everything the OBC allows fuel to return to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By poolman
Does this mean, that the Time Sert cannot be used...

Does this mean, that the Time Sert cannot be used because of damage to the head? Or does this mean the Mechanic, doesn't know about the Time Sert repair procedure? This is different than a Heli coil...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By poolman
I have a 99 model with the same engine. 85k miles...

I have a 99 model with the same engine. 85k miles on her now. Ford came out with a Helicoil fix that didn't do much to fix the problem..as stated not enough threads in the head to take care of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By poolman
The car should be checked cold,,never after...

The car should be checked cold,,never after warmed up. The fluid will expand when warmed
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 412
Posted By poolman
Check your Radaitor closely ,,the areas where the...

Check your Radaitor closely ,,the areas where the plastic is joined to the alum. Many have found small leaks are showing up in areas like those...hard to find with the shroud on
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-17-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By poolman
My fan will sometimes not speed up when giving...

My fan will sometimes not speed up when giving more juice,,like it will stay one speed at times,,then will work Okay for awhile,,would this be the FSR acting up. Still have the OEM part in there with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 427
Posted By poolman
Replace it if ya would like,,but your wasting...

Replace it if ya would like,,but your wasting money,,your seals need to be changed,,,The way to really test this, is to remove the solinoid and clean it and check if the piston is sticking,,,never...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 412
Posted By poolman
http://www.beisansystems.com/procedures/vanos_proc...

http://www.beisansystems.com/procedures/vanos_procedure.htm--Read on the part about removing the fan shroud,,you'll understand what I referred too. You don't have to remove the rad,,just the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By poolman
CCV system needs to be replaced,,make sure you...

CCV system needs to be replaced,,make sure you get the one for your year car before doing the job.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 427
Posted By poolman
This only happens in Cold Weather,,Right? If so,...

This only happens in Cold Weather,,Right? If so, it's the Vanos Not a hard job, just time consuming, and make sure you have the right tools before starting the work,,just performed my 4th seal...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 427
Posted By poolman
If you unplugged that soloniod and every thing...

If you unplugged that soloniod and every thing was fine afterwards,,but when you plugged it back in, then the engine wouldn't idle well...that points to the Vanos Seals needing to be replaced. Check...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 427
Posted By poolman
By your vid,it looks stable too me. But if you...

By your vid,it looks stable too me. But if you say your having problems and all the areas that vacuum leaks have been addressed,,,then I suggest that you clean your idle control valve and see if that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 412
Posted By poolman
If your removint the intake, because it's easier...

If your removint the intake, because it's easier to do the CCV system, save yourself the time and do it this way. While you have the fan shroud off, remove the alternator and the power steering...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 459
Posted By poolman
Question,,too raise the head light level, would...

Question,,too raise the head light level, would you turn the screws clockwise or counter clockwise?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 412
Posted By poolman
If it were me doing this,I'd say 2 to 3 days...

If it were me doing this,I'd say 2 to 3 days work..biggest job for me would be removing the intake and installing it again. Vanos and valve cover gasket 1 day..or say 5 hours. I can have the thing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By poolman
I hooked all the coils to their electrical...

I hooked all the coils to their electrical hookups, then turned the engine over with the key and blew most of the left over fluid out, then you can use a shop vac with a small hose attached to it to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By poolman
From what I and many have noticed, these engines...

From what I and many have noticed, these engines will operate with no problems of oil usage for many miles, but once they begin to use oil, it snowballs. Once the CCV system starts to fail and oil...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By poolman
I've been on a quest for sometime now to fix oil...

I've been on a quest for sometime now to fix oil comsumption in my engine,,the following is what has helped me and may help you. Restore makes a fuel treatment cleaner that is really good, as you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 459
Posted By poolman
Thanks BB for the pic showing the cut being...

Thanks BB for the pic showing the cut being made,,I'll use a dremel tool with a cutting wheel and fix mine. I can use the same piece of plastic that is removed along with some of --The Right Stuff-to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By poolman
I have used Visegrips to remove these stripped...

I have used Visegrips to remove these stripped bolts before, it's no fun, but then again, I know that needing to clean the ICV is a must from time to time. If you do find the way to remove them, use...
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