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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 316
Posted By JimLev
Yes, the V8 cap is different than the I6 cap. ...

Yes, the V8 cap is different than the I6 cap.
What's the dealer or other aftermarket places charge? $42 seems very high.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By JimLev
Right, for the fronts he just needs the...

Right, for the fronts he just needs the porkchops, brake ducts, and lower engine cover if he's going the OE route and wants a proper fit with all the parts.
Not sure what aftermarket front bumpers...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 517
Posted By JimLev
You could look at all of these components to see...

You could look at all of these components to see if they are new. Can't see the guides.
If any of the parts don't look new them I'd want to see paperwork on the guides, as that is an expensive job...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By JimLev
You don't need to change the rear liners unless...

You don't need to change the rear liners unless you are installing much wider rear tires.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-15-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 472
Posted By JimLev
If you've never done body work before after you...

If you've never done body work before after you pound out that dent it most likely will look worse than it does now.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-15-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By JimLev
Good chance he could have screwed up the timing. ...

Good chance he could have screwed up the timing.
If he wants to replace the solenoids tell him if they don't fix the problem your not paying for them.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-12-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 472
Posted By JimLev
Doubt the paintless dent guys could fix this as...

Doubt the paintless dent guys could fix this as MKJS noted.
They can fix dents, but not on a crease.
So you must have your license back again?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-11-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By JimLev
You'll be lucky to get $100 for both. Years ago I...

You'll be lucky to get $100 for both. Years ago I bought the cassette for $20 to hack it for an aux input, never got around to doing anything it. It's probably going to go back on eBay.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-11-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By JimLev
Has your front pass door ever leaked water onto...

Has your front pass door ever leaked water onto the carpet?
Under the carpet is a big fuse box that powers everything in the cabin. If it gets wet you'll have all kinds of weird problems.
You could...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-10-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By JimLev
Last year when I did my timing chain guides I put...

Last year when I did my timing chain guides I put all new gaskets on the engine.
This year when I did the vanos seals I reused the VC gaskets as they were still nice and soft.
I only used sealant...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-09-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By JimLev
So how did you get the YouTube pic to show up? ...

So how did you get the YouTube pic to show up?
I thought it would when I did it over on BForums.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-08-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By JimLev
How to time a 540tu engine

I made this video to help others after I rebuilt my vanos last month.
It consists of Part 1 and Part 2 so I wouldn't exceed the upload limit.
Click here, follow the link...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-08-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By JimLev
Hi Chris, yup will be looking forward to putting...

Hi Chris, yup will be looking forward to putting it on. A few snags I need to overcome.
Looks like the M exhaust comes out about ~4" closer to the center of the car than it does on my car.
So I may...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2015, 03:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By JimLev
Guys, it's not my car, it was one I was looking...

Guys, it's not my car, it was one I was looking at that the owner is parting out.
Zerody, the wheels can be shipped, the owner said he was going to get them refinished before he sells them, 2 have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-06-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By JimLev
Just found a rear M Sport bumper for my car

The car is getting parted out. It's the correct color too.

http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2179338-Just-found-an-M-rear-bumper-and-other-bits-for-my-car
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By JimLev
Should be the same, look up the P/N's in...

Should be the same, look up the P/N's in www.RealOEM.com to be certain.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By JimLev
Correct, it's not in the tank with the coolant. ...

Correct, it's not in the tank with the coolant.
The sensor is a reed relay (switch) that is activated by magnet on the float stick inside the tank.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 4,912
Posted By JimLev
Don't know about your 9 quarts of oil, however...

Don't know about your 9 quarts of oil, however you will never get all the air out when you initially bleed it. I always have to add a little bit more coolant after a day or two.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 4,912
Posted By JimLev
That's right, the outside temp has to below a...

That's right, the outside temp has to below a certain temp for it to operate, I don't remember the actual temp but it's in the owners manual.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 4,912
Posted By JimLev
The pump does help push coolant thru the cabin...

The pump does help push coolant thru the cabin heater when needed.
It also is used when you have the AC on. The temp control system mixes hot air from the heater core with chilled air to attain the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 737
Posted By JimLev
If you reved the engine up did the voltage go up?

If you reved the engine up did the voltage go up?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 48,515
Posted By JimLev
Have you ever thought about cleaning up that...

Have you ever thought about cleaning up that floor real good and then epoxy coating it?
I did mine about 10 years ago, love it. So easy to keep clean, Any spill cleans up in a snap.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 737
Posted By JimLev
Napa Legend, that's the battery I have. Bought it...

Napa Legend, that's the battery I have. Bought it 7 years ago, still going strong.
After you put the new battery in and start the car turn on the high beams, then read the battery voltage.
If the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By JimLev
Darn, I forgot to include my Bentley Publishing...

Darn, I forgot to include my Bentley Publishing pen.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 4,912
Posted By JimLev
Bill, to test the coolant pump have the engine...

Bill, to test the coolant pump have the engine hot, then shut the car off and push the REST button on the HVAC panel. You should be getting heat from the vents for a good 5-10 minutes if the pump is...
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