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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 01:59 PM
Replies: 230
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Posted By bobdmac
Thanks for the DIY link. I've looked at so many...

Thanks for the DIY link. I've looked at so many that I'd forgotten it. Gary at German Auto Solutions posted on here for a while before he started making DISA valve kits and other paraphernalia for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 09:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 395
Posted By bobdmac
A pixcle is a pixel in really cold weather.

A pixcle is a pixel in really cold weather.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 395
Posted By bobdmac
Don't know, but you're right to ask. It's...

Don't know, but you're right to ask. It's probably a good idea to disconnect the battery before messing around with any of the electronics in this car.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 05:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 446
Posted By bobdmac
Having said that, I left on my road trip around...

Having said that, I left on my road trip around the country last year with almost exactly the same miles and symptoms you're reporting, and I didn't get to my timing chain guides until 185,500 miles....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 446
Posted By bobdmac
Well, here's a sobering post...

Well, here's a sobering post (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8778008&postcount=225).



His car only had 102,000 miles on it, and he discovered plastic bits in the sump. In other...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By bobdmac
I'm guessing whatever it is, it's probably from...

I'm guessing whatever it is, it's probably from the 80's or so--two valves per cylinder and a timing belt. I just don't remember a specific car with that combination. The recessed piston crowns are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 148
Posted By bobdmac
Do you have the actual diagnostic fault code? If...

Do you have the actual diagnostic fault code? If it's for the 02 sensor heater (I think P0135 or P0136), that shouldn't affect drivability or idle characteristics.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By bobdmac
Let us know when you figure out where the front...

Let us know when you figure out where the front three cylinders are.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 7,904
Posted By bobdmac
guberot, it sounds like you've got a pretty...

guberot, it sounds like you've got a pretty ambitious project there yourself. Good luck with it. Feel free to ask if there's anything you think I might be able to help you with.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 7,904
Posted By bobdmac
Wow, with plastic bits in the oil pan, you needed...

Wow, with plastic bits in the oil pan, you needed to do the timing chain guides. Good catch.

For the crank bolt (aka "Jesus Bolt"), you need a serious breaker bar. Mine, in the photo below is 40"...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 395
Posted By bobdmac
The intermittent nature of the problem, combined...

The intermittent nature of the problem, combined with dimming when the headlights are on, makes me wonder if you have a bad ground somewhere--just a guess.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 7,904
Posted By bobdmac
All the gaskets and O-rings for it are listed on...

All the gaskets and O-rings for it are listed on this page (http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=DN53&mospid=47588&btnr=11_1536&hg=11&fg=35) at realoem.com.
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 7,904
Posted By bobdmac
Does anybody know the torque setting for bolt 18...

Does anybody know the torque setting for bolt 18 in this diagram? I believe it's 50nm, but I'm having trouble verifying it. It's an M10x1.5 thread.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/diagrams/d/a/56.png
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By bobdmac
You're welcome. It came from this page...

You're welcome. It came from this page (http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=DN53&mospid=47588&btnr=51_2276&hg=51&fg=30) (realoem.com (http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do)). The most...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By bobdmac
It looks like fastener numbers 14 and 15 in this...

It looks like fastener numbers 14 and 15 in this diagram:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/diagrams/x/p/67.png

14 Fillister head self-tapping screw ST4,2X16-Z2 5 07119907948 $0.18
15 Body...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,834
Posted By bobdmac
Wouldn't a bad wheel speed sensor generate a...

Wouldn't a bad wheel speed sensor generate a diagnostic fault code?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,635
Posted By bobdmac
Wow. This car is full of surprises.

Wow. This car is full of surprises.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By bobdmac
Read edjack's entire reply. (Bold type added)

Read edjack's entire reply. (Bold type added)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-18-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 7,904
Posted By bobdmac
Good stuff, Jim. Didn't Bluebee start a thread...

Good stuff, Jim. Didn't Bluebee start a thread listing the dimensions of the O-rings, with the idea of sourcing them from someone other than the dealer? If so, this info should be added to it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-17-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 7,904
Posted By bobdmac
Jim, thanks, but I've already ordered the check...

Jim, thanks, but I've already ordered the check valve, and it's due to arrive Friday evening.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-17-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 7,904
Posted By bobdmac
Haha, it would be tough to know who to bet on in...

Haha, it would be tough to know who to bet on in that race.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-17-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 7,904
Posted By bobdmac
Sorry I overlooked your question. First of all,...

Sorry I overlooked your question. First of all, I'd be surprised if you actually needed to do the timing chain guides at 102, 000 miles. That seems pretty early, and the noise may not be from the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-17-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 818
Posted By bobdmac
Buy an entire set at Harbor Freigh...

Buy an entire set at Harbor Freigh (http://www.harborfreight.com/9-pc-14-in-and-38-in-drive-star-bit-socket-set-67914.html)t for $!0.00. You have other Torx bolts that are various sizes as well, but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-17-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By bobdmac
Welcome to the 'Fest. I saw your seat question,...

Welcome to the 'Fest. I saw your seat question, but I don't have the answer. I do have a tip for starting threads asking for advice, though. Include a little more specific info in the question, like...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-17-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 7,904
Posted By bobdmac
Do you mean this coolant maniforld? ...

Do you mean this coolant maniforld?

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3944/15141752063_5c221dfb71_b.jpg

I don't see anything else above the transmission housing, between the firewall and engine.
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