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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2015, 05:50 PM
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Views: 323,635
Posted By tinius
More back-story! Where's it from? How did you...

More back-story! Where's it from? How did you find it? How's it equipped?

Thanks,
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 2,878
Views: 323,635
Posted By tinius
Seein' at all of those pipsqueaks behind yours,...

Seein' at all of those pipsqueaks behind yours, this must be quite a ride?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2,878
Views: 323,635
Posted By tinius
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7683/17114895109_32...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7683/17114895109_321f250840_o_d.jpg
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-31-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,300
Posted By tinius
...and in response to your original question "Why...

...and in response to your original question "Why would a VANOS seal need to be 'broken in' for 'performance'?" of this thread, in Raj's post on Bimmerboard of 11 Nov 2007 announcing the 6-cylinder...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,027
Posted By tinius
JC Whitney - surprise!

You can get some reasonable aftermarket engine shields, wheel well liners and stuff from JC Whitney. They're made from a tough material, just not as thick as the OEM stuff, but they work.

Go to ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,128
Posted By tinius
Worn timing chain guides

Second response to your question. Here's what we found with the timing chain guides. The plastic is not brittle, but it looks to me like a replacement is in order. From the similar discoloration of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,128
Posted By tinius
I understand it to mean this: The VANOS solenoids...

I understand it to mean this: The VANOS solenoids are essentially two-position, i.e. they provide oil pressure to one side of the actuator or the other and thus set the camshaft at full-advanced or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-27-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,128
Posted By tinius
The $4K estimate includes 25-30 hours work and...

The $4K estimate includes 25-30 hours work and parts. I know I could have collected all of the parts myself and saved some scratch (I have a spreadsheet with all of the parts from 4 or 5 vendors),...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-27-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,128
Posted By tinius
Ms. bluebee, here’s some information which I...

Ms. bluebee, here’s some information which I think may help.

First, from some BMW training materials.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8736/16950424405_490a50d32c_z_d.jpg

Next, the camshaft...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-27-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,128
Posted By tinius
My 2003 540iT...

My 2003 540iT (http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2152607-Attention-2003-540iT-MSport-Owners-Trying-to-start-a-Registry!&p=28248219#post28248219) has 180,000 miles on it and I would...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,128
Posted By tinius
I posed your question and Raj answered with the...

I posed your question and Raj answered with the same information that I found on the BMW Web site (http://www.bmw.com/com/en/insights/technology/technology_guide/articles/vanos_double_vanos.html):
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,128
Posted By tinius
Part has been ordered and I'm all set.

I managed to contact Raj at Beisan Systems. The part has been ordered and I'm all set.

This VANOS press tool is included in the rental M62TU tool kits from Beisan Systems and from Bimmer Tool...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,128
Posted By tinius
Looking for M62TU VANOS Press Tool

My indie mechanic has been trying to get ahold of Beisan Systems since before the weekend to order the M62TU VANOS press tool. There's no answer or call back from their telephone number, nor response...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-14-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,753
Posted By tinius
Ms. Bluebee, did you see my post #42 in this...

Ms. Bluebee, did you see my post #42 in this thread with photos about using the Viton O-ring? It is now (March 2015) 19 months and 15K miles and I still have no ATF leaking or misting on the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 627
Posted By tinius
I didn't see the VIN was available. It does have...

I didn't see the VIN was available. It does have this option: S357A Schutzverglasung, which is Protective Glass.
Take a look at this post...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 735
Posted By tinius
Swap the cassette for a Business CD

You may be able to swap the cassette player for a single CD player (Business CD) which will let you use the AUX AUDIO INPUT KIT (82 11 0 149 389).

I was able to make this swap in my 1999 528iT...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 627
Posted By tinius
I'm not familiar with the "F1" designation -...

I'm not familiar with the "F1" designation - perhaps it's only for Mexico or other non-US countries. But I have seen the "Security" description. It has reinforce (thicker) windows, armor where...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 760
Posted By tinius
Outside temp?

What was the outside temperature at the time of the fire? Below 37 F?

There is a German-language E39 forum in which they are discussing fires caused by the heated windshield washer jets. I can get...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-09-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 750
Posted By tinius
I turned the OP's photos 90 degrees for clarity....

I turned the OP's photos 90 degrees for clarity. The view is from the front of the car toward the driver.

http://i58.tinypic.com/2m4rj84.jpg

Here's a write-up on repairing the valve using the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-09-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 750
Posted By tinius
The part is not unique to V-8s. It's the heater...

The part is not unique to V-8s. It's the heater valve which controls coolant circulation separately to the driver's and passenger's side, plus an auxiliary pump for the "REST function", i.e. for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-08-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,753
Posted By tinius
Amazon

See response #30. I got them from Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005RURJG6), where they are now $14.10 for 10 plus shipping.

M2x42 Viton O-Ring, 75A Shore Durometer, Round, Black, 42 mm...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-08-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,753
Posted By tinius
Viton rubber O-Ring for ATF canister

I wanted to post a follow-up to this thread.

I located a couple of photos of the ATF canister lid and the O-ring which has been causing some problems.

In the first photo, from August 2013, you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,551
Posted By tinius
Metal replacement pulleys for E39 window regulators?

It appears this project came to a premature end. Did anyone else work up a kit of metal pulleys for the window regulators? Are there any commercial products available?

I was going ask Bluebee, but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-06-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2,878
Views: 323,635
Posted By tinius
2003 540iT M-Sport Wagon Washed and hand-waxed...

2003 540iT M-Sport Wagon
Washed and hand-waxed stem to stern.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7341/14123099451_8fedf6201b_b_d.jpg
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By tinius
I would bet that one or both air springs are the...

I would bet that one or both air springs are the problem, not the pump. Does it settle on both wheels, or tilt to one side? Either way, I would recommend replacing both air springs. I don't know what...
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