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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 05:16 PM
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Views: 52,008
Posted By geobrick
Good idea. I'll have to see how well that fits...

Good idea. I'll have to see how well that fits without risk of stripping it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 52,008
Posted By geobrick
Started the project today. I didn't realize that...

Started the project today. I didn't realize that the only way to access the 10mm bolts on the high side of the oil pan would be by reaching down from the top. The sump blocks access from below and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 448
Views: 67,363
Posted By geobrick
It's been a year and a half since I did the DISA...

It's been a year and a half since I did the DISA repair using Gary's kit and it's still working great. I'm writing this update because I had to take the DISA out for another repair I'm working on....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-25-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 52,008
Posted By geobrick
For me it drips on the driveway. It's not a huge...

For me it drips on the driveway. It's not a huge amount. At first I thought it was the steering rack but it's coming from above that. The OFH and CCV are clean (but the CCV could be a contributor to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 52,008
Posted By geobrick
CN90, After all these years, you still haven't...

CN90, After all these years, you still haven't had to replace your oil pan gasket? Mine has been leaking for over a year now. I've got the parts and I'm ready to start. The idea of cutting the gasket...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 87,018
Posted By geobrick
I knew I was leaving one out. That's clean too. I...

I knew I was leaving one out. That's clean too. I replaced it sometime after I replaced the oil separator a few years back. I bought two OFH gaskets back then and still have the extra one. The oil...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 87,018
Posted By geobrick
ah, turning the wheels 'after' your on the top....

ah, turning the wheels 'after' your on the top. That seems better than your earlier method where you set the ramps spaced at an angel and drove up with the wheels already turned (your old oil change...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 87,018
Posted By geobrick
I almost used 2x12s but I was concerned about the...

I almost used 2x12s but I was concerned about the extra weight and Home depot was low on good 2x12s.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 87,018
Posted By geobrick
That's true. The slope prevents me from storing...

That's true. The slope prevents me from storing them vertically. I had to stack them horizontally but they fit together nicely and I can stack things on top of them (like a car).
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2013, 02:01 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 87,018
Posted By geobrick
My version of wooden ramps.

Here's my rendition of wooden ramps. I made them last week to get ready to replace the oil pan gasket using the mudbone/CN90 method of cutting the gasket. I'm not sure when I'll get to that job but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,302
Posted By geobrick
150 CAN Engine speed 131 CAN-Time-Out Cluster ...

150 CAN Engine speed
131 CAN-Time-Out Cluster
Fixed by replacing the Crankshaft Position Sensor (12141709616) for $78. It took about 40 minutes to install (from the top of the engine). Had to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-20-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,302
Posted By geobrick
You can buy many BMW OEM parts from sources other...

You can buy many BMW OEM parts from sources other than a BMW dealer. There are several threads about the best places to buy from (including site sponsors). This part, for my 2001 E39, was available...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-27-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,302
Posted By geobrick
It happened again about a week ago but I still...

It happened again about a week ago but I still didn't order the part. I reset the code again and then ordered the part. Limp mode came back the next day. The part arrived a few days later.

It...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-27-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 102,713
Posted By geobrick
So conductive glue works. That should allow some...

So conductive glue works. That should allow some people to repair this themselves. I tried with solder but it wouldn't take to the gold pads. I ended up buying a new module.

You had access to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,302
Posted By geobrick
Thanks for that. It's good to know I'm on the...

Thanks for that. It's good to know I'm on the right track.

It hasn't happened again since my last post (I reset the codes). So we'll see how long it goes this time. I should buy one and have it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By geobrick
Thanks for the information on the sensor. It will...

Thanks for the information on the sensor. It will come in handy when I need to replace it. I saw a photo someone posted but the picture was a close-up and it was too hard to see where it was with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 448
Views: 67,363
Posted By geobrick
My (long) DISA Story

Gary, Thanks so much for the DISA repair kit. The kit (possibly the O-ring alone) made an amazing difference and restored power I didn't realize was gone. The loss of power occurred slowly over time...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 448
Views: 67,363
Posted By geobrick
Here's a trick I used and it seemed to help clean...

Here's a trick I used and it seemed to help clean out every last bit of the built in O-ring.

I used the tip of a wooden chopstick. Depending on how narrow the chopstick tip is, use a needle nose...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By geobrick
How many miles should we be getting on the oil...

How many miles should we be getting on the oil filter housing gasket? I replaced mine a few years ago and I think it's still good but if it failed once, it will likely fail again in the same amount...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By geobrick
This may help

Take a look at what I did for my fog light brackets on my 2001 530.
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=591078
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,302
Posted By geobrick
Here's an update

After about a month of everything running great, the car returned to limp mode a couple of days ago.

Before I go into the detail about the current issue, I want to say something good about the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 51,400
Posted By geobrick
I'm with Duro on this. The "exact fit battery"...

I'm with Duro on this. The "exact fit battery" from DEKA/East Penn Manufacturing Co is exactly like the original. I bought the AGM version (9AGM49) for my 2001 530. I was able to get it from a local...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-27-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By geobrick
Thanks Fudman. I do understand the oil in that...

Thanks Fudman. I do understand the oil in that area of the Intake Manifold comes from somewhere else, I was trying to figure out if it could be escaping from that seal but it didn't seem likely since...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By geobrick
Oil Spray (Gunk) Near DISA

Can an old DISA O-ring cause gunk or oil spray in the area around the DISA?

The reason I ask is that I was doing some work on the car (new thermostat and a DISA repair kit from Gary at GAS) and I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-23-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,302
Posted By geobrick
I got the first Service Engine Soon light since...

I got the first Service Engine Soon light since resetting the codes. There was no Automatic Transmission warning light and the transmission is still working fine.

Only one code was set; 168...
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