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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,267
Posted By nedmon
Blue, I miss you, this place is better when...

Blue,
I miss you, this place is better when you are here.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By nedmon
I have had success by jamming a screwdriver under...

I have had success by jamming a screwdriver under the cover to keep the nut from spinning.

The problem is that the nut spins in the plastic so when you finally get the cover off, remove the nut...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By nedmon
I wouldn't bother with them. I just use Neverseez...

I wouldn't bother with them. I just use Neverseez in the pins and for the last 18 years, all has been fine. Yes I know that they say they shouldn't be lubed.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 401
Posted By nedmon
My fuel pressure gage is an OTC 5630, about $30....

My fuel pressure gage is an OTC 5630, about $30. Does a nice job.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By nedmon
Get a ball joint press tool and that will do the...

Get a ball joint press tool and that will do the job. Don't get a HF one as the one I got snapped. I now have and have used a KD ball joint separator
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-26-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 401
Posted By nedmon
I replaced my original pump with an Airtex and it...

I replaced my original pump with an Airtex and it is fine.

It is a straightforward job to replace and is easiest with the tank about empty. Nice seeing what you are doing.

You remove the back...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-16-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 878
Posted By nedmon
Both front springs failed on my car. Each time in...

Both front springs failed on my car. Each time in the driveway, one at 140k and the other at 180k. Both failures were at the bottom end and both were a result of rust.

You could see from the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-14-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By nedmon
Measure the hole, then trot down to the hardware...

Measure the hole, then trot down to the hardware store and get a grommet to fit. Install grommet. Done.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-14-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By nedmon
You must get a new sensor. The end plug part is...

You must get a new sensor. The end plug part is not available separately.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 830
Posted By nedmon
Finally, Finally, Finally. There were no...

Finally, Finally, Finally.

There were no CEL codes showing but just for fun I put a fancy code reader on the round engine compartment code checker terminals and found 2 trouble codes, the crank...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By nedmon
A bad connection between the cps and the dme...

A bad connection between the cps and the dme harnesis the next thing to check
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By nedmon
Hi Joe, It's the driveway effect, both of...

Hi Joe,

It's the driveway effect, both of mine failed 8 years apart in the driveway.

Just replace the broken one as Fudman says. You could look at the bottom of the other and if it'd...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 05-13-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,488
Posted By nedmon
Road and Track, 238 vs Scion

All,
Having read this compo I won't be running out anytime soon to get a 238i
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-10-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 362
Posted By nedmon
The Schrader valve now appears to be ok. It...

The Schrader valve now appears to be ok. It should not leak when the cap is odd. Well done.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-10-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By nedmon
You can reach the lower bolt with a socket...

You can reach the lower bolt with a socket extension between the fan blades
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-10-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By nedmon
The nut does not have to come off. That...

The nut does not have to come off.

That bolt holds the strut in the hub and with the nut removed spread the slot in the pinch collar with a small chisel and then the strut will be loose in the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-09-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By nedmon
It is a nut and bolt arrangement. When the...

It is a nut and bolt arrangement.

When the nut is off, use a small chisel to open up the split on the inside by tapping the chisel with a small hammer.

If you are replacing the strut or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 631
Posted By nedmon
e39chick, And what did your Dad say?

e39chick,
And what did your Dad say?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 726
Posted By nedmon
Thanks CN90 re that Part 5 heater pipe maybe...

Thanks CN90 re that Part 5 heater pipe maybe being metal, not plastic. I will give it the scratch test to find out what it is.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By nedmon
Is the hose clamp tight?

Is the hose clamp tight?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 726
Posted By nedmon
Just do it. I replaced mine last year and found...

Just do it. I replaced mine last year and found one weeping pinhole. I didn't replace that plastic pipe part 5 and am now wondering if I should at 180k miles
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-22-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 499
Posted By nedmon
If you can prevent air from entering the cylinder...

If you can prevent air from entering the cylinder by blocking off the inlet then no excess air will be added to the exhaust flow from that cylinder and there will be no affect on lambda. If it was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-21-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 499
Posted By nedmon
Have you considered unplugging the injector on...

Have you considered unplugging the injector on the affected cylinder, and then blocking off the runner to that cylinder. Pull the inlet manifold to see if that is possible. With that arrangement,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-03-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By nedmon
For axle nuts I got a 3/4 drive bar along with...

For axle nuts I got a 3/4 drive bar along with the appropriate 3/4 socket. We used this plus a 6 foot cheater pipe to get the axle nuts off a '95 Volvo and used the method described above to torque...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By nedmon
The 5 foot pipe requires a 38 pound pull to get...

The 5 foot pipe requires a 38 pound pull to get 190 foot pounds. So you calibrate your arm using a torque wrench. Sat the wrench to 38 ft -lbs and tighten a tight bolt until it the wrench clicks...
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