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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By doru
There a few spots to check If took the intake...

There a few spots to check
If took the intake manifold off - you should have changed the profile gasket set (p/n 11611436631) if they were hard. You might get vacuum leak.
If you took off the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-09-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 358
Posted By doru
Very nice. Now for the winter months, be careful....

Very nice. Now for the winter months, be careful. Both wheels will have grip, but both wheels will loose traction if you slip, and God will be with you if you're going too fast - nevermind the ASC or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-09-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By doru
I will attempt this in the next coming days. I...

I will attempt this in the next coming days. I just talked to a friend of mine who has PA Soft, and it looks really trivial to do it. Had an extensive chat about this and we agreed it's a good...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-07-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By doru
Anyone tried to change the temperature buffer range?

To read the correct value?
We all know the temp gauge is buffered, so it sits at 12 o'clock between 75C and 110-ish C. Useless..
the Fanatics found a workaround to code the temp gauge with PA...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-04-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 358
Posted By doru
Do you drive on snowy and icy roads in winter? ...

Do you drive on snowy and icy roads in winter?
Or you drive the car in summer only?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-03-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,280
Posted By doru
Jim, it probably depends on the car as well. The...

Jim, it probably depends on the car as well. The v8 produces more heat than the i6. Therefore, if you have an v8 maybe the 1.2 bar cap is a tad on the low side.
Since I replaced the cap with the 1.2...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-03-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,367
Posted By doru
There is quite a bit of truth to this...

There is quite a bit of truth to this (highlighted).
When I purchased my car I had that bad vibration, I was told also: warped rotors.
When I took the wheels off, they were uber-tight probably by...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 398
Posted By doru
Here for 90 bux...

Here for 90 bux...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 398
Posted By doru
In that case is easier to rent the tool. I...

In that case is easier to rent the tool. I believe it's available in the US, not so here in Canada, where you can rent specific tools for domestic cars and some Japanese cars as well.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 398
Posted By doru
Cam, I have that tool, and it's stupidly easy to...

Cam, I have that tool, and it's stupidly easy to service those ball joints with it. Literally. I own a few BMW's and the rear ball joint is the same part for several BMW series. I used it on the X5...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 398
Posted By doru
Riverjamie, I changed those 2 rear balljoints. I...

Riverjamie, I changed those 2 rear balljoints. I have the BMW press. Once you have the car on jackstands, it took me literally 15-20 min/side to press them out & in.
here's a vid. You don't need to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,361
Posted By doru
When you start burning oil through the piston...

When you start burning oil through the piston rings, it won't show - at least when you burn 1 qt/300-400mi. Only when one 1 or more pistons have a massive leak. Or if the valve stems are badly worn,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 416
Posted By doru
Fudman, if your rear camber starts going out of...

Fudman, if your rear camber starts going out of spec, the first culprit is the rear balljoint. If you have the correct tool, after you have the car on jackstands and wheels off, it takes literally...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,476
Posted By doru
Change the rear ball joints, then do an alignment...

Change the rear ball joints, then do an alignment and ask to have the wheels as straight as possible.
In 8 years of ownership I'm on my 2nd set of EVENLY worn tires. This 2nd set is at 85-90% for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,361
Posted By doru
Actually those solvents you added might have...

Actually those solvents you added might have helped the situation, but the oil consumption might come back - the oil rings have to be cleaned out thoroughly. Here is a very interesting thread ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 321
Posted By doru
I haven't changed those hoses either. Not sure...

I haven't changed those hoses either. Not sure how long they will last. The only failures reported on those hoses so far seem to come from the 8 cyl counterpart. Maybe due to their higher heat than...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-19-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,160
Posted By doru
Poolman could you please post a pic of the valve...

Poolman could you please post a pic of the valve and the info from where you can get it from? Maybe dimensions as well?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-19-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,160
Posted By doru
Poolman can you post a pic of the valve, and...

Poolman can you post a pic of the valve, and where you can get it from?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-11-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 382
Posted By doru
I pulled those pins out twice since the car was...

I pulled those pins out twice since the car was "born" in 2003 (last time was last summer). They were always shiny, with minimal smudge on them, easily cleaned with a rag. And we have very nasty...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-10-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By doru
Maybe your module was toast before, or the...

Maybe your module was toast before, or the calibration was bad.
We have snow & ice on the roads more than dry pavement throughout the year, and I never had that issue. Or maybe your winter tires...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By doru
Maybe the page is down for good. Even if you...

Maybe the page is down for good. Even if you google it, and go from there it shows that the "page cannot be displayed".
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-28-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 711
Posted By doru
That's the one. In the same issue, they have some...

That's the one. In the same issue, they have some more talk on how BMW has evolved (or should I say regressed/devolved?)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-28-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 711
Posted By doru
According to "Car and Driver", the F30 is a POS,...

According to "Car and Driver", the F30 is a POS, which lost the famous BMW car-driver connection. And yes, it's being built to be addressed to a broader audience.
I can't remember the Car & Driver...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 864
Posted By doru
Microswitch, here is a well documented method ...

Microswitch, here is a well documented method (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=617788)on how to test the MAF (e46 fanatics).

In a nutshell, here is what the OP said:

"
Testing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 864
Posted By doru
To Microswitch: To test the MAF, if you have...

To Microswitch:
To test the MAF, if you have INPA, go live data reading and compare what the MAF/air reading is to your location altitude. If it's totally off, the MAF is bust.
Linky to barometric...
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