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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By edjack
Based on that crack, you are overdue for a...

Based on that crack, you are overdue for a cooling system overhaul, before you experience a catastrophic failure. The M54 engine DOES NOT do well when overheated.

Many E39 owners do the overhaul...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,398
Posted By edjack
Interesting. Wonder how that happened? I'm...

Interesting. Wonder how that happened?

I'm skittish about jumping the car at all, with all the electronics. A spark at the connection point can wreak havoc. Perhaps that's what happened to you....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 120
Posted By edjack
You're lucky to get ANY life out of the engine...

You're lucky to get ANY life out of the engine after setting for two months. The E39 can sap its battery in less than a month.

A good practice, when the car is going to be idle for that period, is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,497
Posted By edjack
Wow! Bluebee, you must be an engineer!

Wow! Bluebee, you must be an engineer!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,946
Posted By edjack
That's inviting a fire.

That's inviting a fire.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By edjack
Google search is your friend.

Google search is your friend.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By edjack
www.vdorepair.com

www.vdorepair.com
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 04:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By edjack
both cylinders #2 & #3 doesn't work What does he...

both cylinders #2 & #3 doesn't work What does he mean? No spark, no compression, what?

High vacuum can mean that the crankcase vent valve has failed. Maybe you need better mechanic.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 04:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 242
Posted By edjack
Many. Could be tires, driveshaft, etc. You need...

Many. Could be tires, driveshaft, etc. You need to provide more info.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 449
Posted By edjack
It's maddening when an OP disregards questions...

It's maddening when an OP disregards questions and recommendations, and expects us to continue guessing.

The worst thing is, having fixed the problem, the OP neglects to feed back the solution:...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By edjack
In for a penny, in for a pound.

In for a penny, in for a pound.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By edjack
According to the TIS, you must first remove the...

According to the TIS, you must first remove the final drive. Then you'll need the proper drivers to remove/replace the bushings. Otherwise, it looks pretty straightforward.

Like Flybot says, he...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By edjack
Do you often get freezing temps in your area? If...

Do you often get freezing temps in your area? If so, get the cold climate version.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By edjack
Consider replacing the position switch, item 9:...

Consider replacing the position switch, item 9: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=DT43-USA-01-2002-E39-BMW-525i&diagId=24_0887
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By edjack
I suspect he means that the tires will deliver...

I suspect he means that the tires will deliver more miles if rotated.

The Mike Miller-suggested rotation pattern is LR>LF, RR>RF; RF>LR, LF>RR.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By edjack
How many miles on existing shocks? They may be...

How many miles on existing shocks? They may be due for replacement.

Consider weighing your tire/wheel against the stock tire/wheel in the boot. You may be surprised at how much more the 18s weigh....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By edjack
The LF and RR pads have wear indicators. When...

The LF and RR pads have wear indicators. When they wear down, you'll get a notification on the gauge cluster. There are too many variables to quote a replacement schedule.

The subject of brands of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-20-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By edjack
Those are not maintenance-free belts!!!! They...

Those are not maintenance-free belts!!!! They must be replaced periodically.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-20-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By edjack
"spiked" the system" What does that mean? ...

"spiked" the system" What does that mean?

The fuel pressure s/b circa 50 psi.

P-codes, mate?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-20-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 544
Posted By edjack
Yes, VANOS seal replacements are WAY overdue!

Yes, VANOS seal replacements are WAY overdue!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-20-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By edjack
These diagrams may help:...

These diagrams may help: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/partgrp?id=DF81-EUR-01-1998-E39-BMW-525tds&mg=64
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-20-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By edjack
The Bentley manual, Vol 2, does not provide...

The Bentley manual, Vol 2, does not provide detailed schematic diagrams, only block diagram levels. See section 640. The "ELE" section provides interconnections, but you need to be diligent in your...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-20-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By edjack
Accessories; i.e., A/C, headlights, etc.

Accessories; i.e., A/C, headlights, etc.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By edjack
Thanks. Where did you find this info?

Thanks. Where did you find this info?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 848
Posted By edjack
No matter how ugly your car is, it doesn't matter...

No matter how ugly your car is, it doesn't matter when you're driving it.

Just don't look back on it after you've parked it.
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