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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By poolman
I'm from south western part of the state of...

I'm from south western part of the state of Virginia, in the Blue Ridge. It may have rained in Tenn , but I'm not sure. The reason that I'm thinking about changing out my Booster,,I can hear a small...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By poolman
Could be the brake booster going out, seems like...

Could be the brake booster going out, seems like a lot of those are going bad on these cars as they get older. Thinking about replacing mine.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By poolman
Folks tend to make the fix on vac leaks where...

Folks tend to make the fix on vac leaks where they can see and reach them. Some of the biggest problems for leaks come from behind the intak manifold on the driverside of the car. There are three...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-25-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By poolman
Have you tried cleaning the solinoid for the...

Have you tried cleaning the solinoid for the exhaust cam. If the piston in there is sticking, that can cause the problem your having. I would also suggest that you check around for vacuum leaks. Any...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-24-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By poolman
16Valax--that's a great idea! I have put some...

16Valax--that's a great idea! I have put some feeler gauge metal in there and it's stopped for now. If they fall out and the noise comes back, I have some hose laying around that will make a better...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-24-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By poolman
Thanks for getting back with advise --I was...

Thanks for getting back with advise --I was wondering about using blades from a feeler gauge and trying to figure out how I could insert them behind the shields
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By poolman
Heat Sheilds

The heat shields that are above my headers on my car are rattling so bad, I'm thinking it's affecting my knock sensors. Anyone one have a way that can make this quiet again?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By poolman
To add, that model engine used a cast iron block....

To add, that model engine used a cast iron block. They could handle a head gasket fix a lot better than the alum blocks that are in the later cars. If your good with tools,you could do it yourself...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-13-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,265
Posted By poolman
Seems to me, that you have some bad blow by from...

Seems to me, that you have some bad blow by from the oil rings. I would suggest that you check into a oil catch can with a regular pvc valve and install it on your engine, might help with your...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By poolman
The sound of air leaking out after shut off is...

The sound of air leaking out after shut off is normal. You also will hear a faint air leak when standing over the drivers side of the engine when it is running,normal again. I would suggest that you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By poolman
Probably is the booster loosing vacuum. One way...

Probably is the booster loosing vacuum. One way to tell if it's the booster, remove the panel above the brake pedal, crank the car, turn off everything else,,fan radio ect and sit and listen if you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By poolman
So this is on a V8 engine. I'm not up to date on...

So this is on a V8 engine. I'm not up to date on the Vanos system on those engines. If it runs fine while driving and has problems at idle,,might a vac leak be causing this problem. Do you have any...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By poolman
I'm thinking more towards the alternator. If you...

I'm thinking more towards the alternator. If you alt is slow, it can cause a lot of the problems your having. Just went through engine failsafe on my car back a month ago. Battery was dead, put new...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-05-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 820
Posted By poolman
Doru, Thanks for all the good deeds that you made...

Doru, Thanks for all the good deeds that you made happen here at this site. Hoping the best for you, on down the road.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,652
Posted By poolman
AS For Raj--The reason He doesn't POP In here, He...

AS For Raj--The reason He doesn't POP In here, He was told that since he manufactures replacement parts for BMW's he had to pay money to this forum to even post messages HERE. That's WHY you don't...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,652
Posted By poolman
From my previous post After 15,000 miles had...

From my previous post
After 15,000 miles had been put on my car in about 3 months after the seal change.Raj at besian contacted me and asked if I would help him by tearing down my Vanos and letting...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,652
Posted By poolman
So well stated,,!

So well stated,,!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,652
Posted By poolman
Just caught this question Cn90. The double Vanos...

Just caught this question Cn90. The double Vanos will not need the camshafts locked because the Vanos is bolted to the ring gears on the cams with two small left handed bolts. Theres no chance of you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 521
Posted By poolman
Correct me if I'm wrong,,but doesn't his 98 model...

Correct me if I'm wrong,,but doesn't his 98 model use the CCV hose in that part? Along with that ,I thought the 98 model didn't have an intake muffler.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,652
Posted By poolman
BB was all about wanting someone to measure the...

BB was all about wanting someone to measure the seals before and after a seal change , to see if there were any differences in the seals specs that had been OEM equiped. I pulled my micrometer out...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,628
Posted By poolman
Would need a picture to determine what your...

Would need a picture to determine what your referring to,,You might try going to RealOEM and finding the year of your car and look at their diagrams to determine what went where for your model,,I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 389
Posted By poolman
Drain the pan, then clean the area with brake...

Drain the pan, then clean the area with brake cleaner,,wait about 30 minutes and clean again with brake cleaner. Then give it about 20 min and start with the sealent. Let it set up and you'll have it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 389
Posted By poolman
The Right stuff ,,is the stuff. If you drain your...

The Right stuff ,,is the stuff. If you drain your pan, then clean the area that you need to seal and let it set up overnight,,better yet 24 hours,,it won't leak there again. I have cured some oil...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-23-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 643
Posted By poolman
My oil catch can was on my last engine for over...

My oil catch can was on my last engine for over 150,000 miles ,,,using a PVC valve. That engine had 110,000 miles on it when I installed the catch can. The engine burnt a valve at 265,000 miles and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-23-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 643
Posted By poolman
Doru--I talked with an indy I have do work for me...

Doru--I talked with an indy I have do work for me from thime to time. It was concerning the spring tension on these CCV systems. He told me that on new CCV valves he installed, he would open the CCV...
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