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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By pangolin
I think he means the engine braking of an...

I think he means the engine braking of an automatic transmission equipped car. As an example: A while back I drove a 2003 Accord, when lifting off the gas it felt like it was a neutral coast, not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-08-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,982
Posted By pangolin
Is number 7 in place? Mine had a crack in it so...

Is number 7 in place? Mine had a crack in it so it was replaced.
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=DE53&mospid=47588&btnr=11_2254&hg=11&fg=15

No.2 can be defective, combined with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-08-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By pangolin
Manually turn by hand? or with starter? Are...

Manually turn by hand? or with starter?
Are those 12 holes are the cam bearings? So I take its not fully assembled.
I would assemble with plenty of oil. The oil passages should have been cleaned....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-08-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,982
Posted By pangolin
if it was a leak it would at least run( but run...

if it was a leak it would at least run( but run poorly)...



it might be a huge vacuum leak
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,653
Posted By pangolin
Yes, the wear rate initially will be high. High...

Yes, the wear rate initially will be high. High is a relative term here. By reversing the rotation you essentially create a relatively new break-in period. It being relatively new, rather than...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,653
Posted By pangolin
I wouldn't switch sides. One can argue that...

I wouldn't switch sides.
One can argue that through the course of time the driveshafts have been broken in. That is the wear rate is minimal compared to when new, unless the heat treatment of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By pangolin
If you haven't already pull the spring clip up....

If you haven't already pull the spring clip up. Then its just pull, twisting might help. I've used screwdrivers to wedge them off.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By pangolin
This is a track day for street cars (no roll...

This is a track day for street cars (no roll cage) correct? Get new brake pads (new rotors would be even better) and bed them in BEFORE the track day. The E39 is NOT tail happy. The DSC system will...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,187
Posted By pangolin
A leaky valve cover gasket will be a source of...

A leaky valve cover gasket will be a source of unmeasured air into the intake system. So yes, it will cause a lean condition
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-20-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,642
Posted By pangolin
It seems BMW did not provide static timing marks,...

It seems BMW did not provide static timing marks, and created a system where you have to buy their special tools. So without their tools you have to make your own references.
And to Burning2nd, yes...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,642
Posted By pangolin
If no teeth were skipped....or timing chain has...

If no teeth were skipped....or timing chain has not jumped, you might NOT NEED the timing tools.
Do NOT disassemble any camshaft pieces. Instead bring the engine to TDC (this is really only for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,119
Posted By pangolin
I'm pretty sure 1234 (timing drive side to...

I'm pretty sure 1234 (timing drive side to flywheel side) are on the passenger side of US market cars. If you are in UK, I believe this bank is on your drivers side. Its Curbside for US, I'm in the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,119
Posted By pangolin
You have replaced all 8 plugs, correct? ...

You have replaced all 8 plugs, correct?

Sounds like maybe you might have swapped coilpacks on 5678. This is the left side of the car or drivers side in the US/continental Europe. I think this car...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-19-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 13,908
Posted By pangolin
WOW Franka I was just joking... but I am very...

WOW Franka I was just joking... but I am very offended. I CAN afford a brand new Boss 302 without trading in the 540... I cant afford? The crate motor is $7K. Yes the GM stuff is a better deal,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 13,908
Posted By pangolin
When my car dies, will it be going to BMW heaven?...

When my car dies, will it be going to BMW heaven?
I have used non-approved oils, coolants, etc.
I have used non-BMW parts.
I have eaten fast foods in it.
I have driven miles and miles on gravel...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,807
Posted By pangolin
Maybe my first post wasn't that helpful ... try...

Maybe my first post wasn't that helpful ... try this one
http://www.meeknet.co.uk/E38/M62 Engine Details.pdf

In regards to my earlier post, I think its Mercedes that has transitioned to a liner...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,807
Posted By pangolin
I'm pretty sure you'll find what you need here:...

I'm pretty sure you'll find what you need here: http://www.e38.org/e39/

The above link contains the M62 information. You already have the M52 and M54. That should cover all of e39.

Mxx is the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 997
Posted By pangolin
Inside the text says..... 5 speed, 6cyl,...

Inside the text says.....
5 speed, 6cyl, excellent MPG
Jensen stereo???? Is this the '80's???
I think somebody will pop out of the trunk with a shotgun, to get that $3000 cash.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 43,875
Posted By pangolin
I have found that lacquer thinner works better...

I have found that lacquer thinner works better than carb cleaners for removing combustion chamber deposits. You will still have to use quite a bit of elbow grease. If it's really necessary, a large...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-21-2011, 12:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,998
Posted By pangolin
I have used naphtha to clean bicycle chains....

I have used naphtha to clean bicycle chains. Gasoline also. MarvelMO (naphtha?) probably has better solvency then pump gas. I haven't seen gummed up throttle bodies (really carburetors, who uses...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,960
Posted By pangolin
Many brake line fittings seal at a flare (double...

Many brake line fittings seal at a flare (double flare for the pipe, and I don't now the angle), some seal flat (banjo comes to mind). I don't think banjos' are in there, so all you need to do is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-12-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,133
Posted By pangolin
Use the STP sticker, but i think your need to...

Use the STP sticker, but i think your need to change the badging to Pontiac or Chrysler.

Is it a tapered shaft like on the front ball joints?
I would clean all of the grease/oil/corrosion out,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-12-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,133
Posted By pangolin
I take this is a static fitment? That is, the...

I take this is a static fitment? That is, the motion is somewhere else, and rubber may be involved with the motion? .. Anyway, yes do use a barrier.
If no motion is involved, then try an...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-11-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 43,875
Posted By pangolin
I have always cranked until the needle stops...

I have always cranked until the needle stops rising.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-11-2011, 11:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,962
Posted By pangolin
LOL.... yeah if it was triggered I imagine it...

LOL.... yeah if it was triggered I imagine it would be obvious, as the airbags would blow also. Mine was replaced under warranty, if it was triggered, I think they would have rejected my claim. The...
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