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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-06-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 627
Posted By doru
The 540 is a man's car. The 323 is a dog, good...

The 540 is a man's car.
The 323 is a dog, good for the wife.

The 540 needs a driver that listens to it and acts accordingly, which your wife might not.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-30-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 758
Posted By doru
Actually the real name for the OE jack, as far as...

Actually the real name for the OE jack, as far as the bimmerheads call it, is: "The Widowmaker"
It's a real POS just like the cupholders.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-24-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By doru
You can duc-tape it for a short while until the...

You can duc-tape it for a short while until the CCV parts arrive. If it was that brittle, all other ancillary hoses are in the same shape.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,979
Posted By doru
If one wants an approved BMW tire, which by BMW...

If one wants an approved BMW tire, which by BMW standards will stick to the road, will handle in the appropriate climate, will be good for the car's speed, etc. you need to look for the STAR. The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By doru
My good bye gift - didn't have a chance to do it myself

My slushbox was serviced, so I didn't really have any issues with it. But I know one day it would have failed, at which point I would have changed with a manual. Being old school, I don't wait for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-06-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 880
Posted By doru
Do what I did. Buy 2. The e46 is driven by son...

Do what I did. Buy 2. The e46 is driven by son now (6 speed ci with M-tech trim/options) and he absolutely loves it. Actually he's not wanting to give it back.... So now I have the other one, and now...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-05-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 880
Posted By doru
I think I might do that once, then there are ways...

I think I might do that once, then there are ways to prevent that from happening ever again.

It set me back 20 grand (CAD) plus my car. I think it was a decent deal in the end.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-05-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 880
Posted By doru
Thanks for the wishes guys. The e39 was a GREAT...

Thanks for the wishes guys. The e39 was a GREAT car, really enjoyed it, and I would have probably kept it for a long time if the crash didn't happen. Haven't really looked for a replacement. The old...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-04-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 880
Posted By doru
I can still be reached.... Kind words, thanks

I can still be reached....
Kind words, thanks
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-04-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 880
Posted By doru
Just to say good bye

Car was deemed a total loss, so I have to say good bye.
Hopped in a 2011 e92 335is DCT. Still have to work a few kinks with insurance and maybe I can take some stuff off the old trusted......which...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-23-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 837
Posted By doru
It would be interesting to know what exactly is...

It would be interesting to know what exactly is under the valve cover. There is a hidden oil separator - but does it regulate the pressure? I think yes, because on the top there is a round thing,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-22-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 837
Posted By doru
What I want to say is: I am not sure if the alu...

What I want to say is: I am not sure if the alu valve cover is the SAME for both S62 & M56. As I said, I haven't cross-checked those p/n. If they are different, they might not fit (a M3 VC on a M56 -...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-22-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 837
Posted By doru
The aluminum valve covers from the sulev cars...

The aluminum valve covers from the sulev cars look similar with the S62 (M3), but not sure if they fit the sulev m62. True, I haven't cross-checked these 2 p/n. I just mentioned what the OP used.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-22-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 837
Posted By doru
Also, from the fanatics, a e46 SULEV engine cover...

Also, from the fanatics, a e46 SULEV engine cover eerily similar with the fanatics OP pics:

For the 100,000th time...

M56 SULEV:
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-22-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 837
Posted By doru
From the "fanatics": As my summer daily...

From the "fanatics":

As my summer daily driver sat in the garage, I decided that it was time for a CCV replacement. Inspired by my other E46 (an M56 SULEV model), I decided to do this in an...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-22-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 837
Posted By doru
You're wrong. It's the SULEV engine (M56 engine)...

You're wrong. It's the SULEV engine (M56 engine) which nobody wants really. Also, if doing some reading, apparently the integrated oil separator cannot be serviced, and the valve cover has to be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,225
Posted By doru
Get them from ECS - 13$/side linky...

Get them from ECS - 13$/side linky (http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/SiteSearch/34111157038/ES1966737/) they are ATE (same as EO, but cheaper):

http://c1552172.r72.cf0.rackcdn.com/291290_x800.jpg...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,225
Posted By doru
RDL, thanks. I know one day I will have to...

RDL, thanks. I know one day I will have to replace the calipers (or the pistons at least - which would be more cost-effective). I'm not sure what the size of those pistons is (length / diameter), I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,713
Posted By doru
Mine is 4 years old and pulls coolant strongly....

Mine is 4 years old and pulls coolant strongly. Bearing very sturdy as well (had the radiator out a few weeks ago, if one wonders how I know). Parts can fail, some people use incorrect installation...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 991
Posted By doru
This is the differential vent tube on the X5...

This is the differential vent tube on the X5 (front). Not sure where it's sticking out in the rear.

https://db.tt/K5Euvgb4

https://db.tt/0EyQx3MR
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,225
Posted By doru
RDL, so far I did rebuild all my calipers - the...

RDL, so far I did rebuild all my calipers - the pistons were in great shape. If for a reason I will ever find a pitted or scratched piston, I will replace that caliper. A new OE (ATE) caliper is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,732
Posted By doru
No. I have an old one gutted and sitting on my...

No. I have an old one gutted and sitting on my workbench for the last 2 years or so. If you want I can take some pics from what's left, so you can take a look. It's literally in pieces.

P.S. If...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,225
Posted By doru
Blue, that's why I replace the rubber bushings...

Blue, that's why I replace the rubber bushings every time I change the brake discs & pads (together with a complete caliper rebuild). Also, every 2 years when I flush the brake fluid, I take the pins...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,225
Posted By doru
This is what I was looking for. Big turn-off...

This is what I was looking for.
Big turn-off having to service these things on a regular basis.
My calipers are serviced "regularly", but this is just rebuilding them when I change the rotors &...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,225
Posted By doru
Performance caliper slide pins & bushings any better than stock?

Are these any better than stock? Anyone has any experience with similar or same product? Comments? Waste of $$ or money well spent?

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