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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By VA525FREAK
I do have 265k miles so really not concerned with...

I do have 265k miles so really not concerned with performing over-maintenance if she keeps running
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By VA525FREAK
Combination of:codes, instinct, and knowing the...

Combination of:codes, instinct, and knowing the quirks of my car I guess. I'll be here next year with same problem lmao
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By VA525FREAK
This car just gives me issues every winter and...

This car just gives me issues every winter and plugs seem to fix it every year lol, I managed to get it started and put some techron fuel injector cleaner in it and let it idle 10 minutes. Codes...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By VA525FREAK
Battery tested good at advanced auto parts, put...

Battery tested good at advanced auto parts, put coil in #2, it caught for a second then died[emoji35]. How do I test for spark?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By VA525FREAK
Tried disconnecting maf and still no start. It...

Tried disconnecting maf and still no start. It turns over but does sound hesitant. Battery is about 2 years old, maybe get that tested?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By VA525FREAK
P1345 no start

A couple weeks ago I started car and it was tumbling and cut off and wouldn't start. I changed oil, spark plugs, jumped car, and checked for fuel at fuel rail. I have fuel but no start. It acts like...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-29-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 524
Posted By VA525FREAK
527375what does this hose attach to?

527375what does this hose attach to?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 524
Posted By VA525FREAK
I purchased the VCG from Bap-Geon Import Auto...

I purchased the VCG from Bap-Geon Import Auto Parts out of Richmond, VA. To be honest I am not sure if it was OEM or aftermarket but the VCG did not leak the 1st 6 months after the job or at least I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 524
Posted By VA525FREAK
Thanks for the info, I am going to use the same...

Thanks for the info, I am going to use the same approach "let car sit overnight" and use the permatex.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 524
Posted By VA525FREAK
VCG leaks Vanos

2001 525 with 249k miles. I have a leaky valve cover gasket that is irritating me like crazy. Oil leaks on the exhaust manifold and basically down the whole passenger side of engine. I changed the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-22-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,256
Posted By VA525FREAK
FIXED!!! When I installed the new sockets, I...

FIXED!!!

When I installed the new sockets, I discovered that if you turn it too far clockwise then you lose connection, so you have to back it out counter-clockwise in order for the sockets to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,256
Posted By VA525FREAK
I stand corrected there are fuses, #16 and 41

I stand corrected there are fuses, #16 and 41
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,256
Posted By VA525FREAK
There are no fuses for brake lights but yes I...

There are no fuses for brake lights but yes I checked all fuses anyway
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,256
Posted By VA525FREAK
Went back to Autoparts store and found lady sold...

Went back to Autoparts store and found lady sold me wrong bulbs, swapped in right bulb 1156s and STILL NO BRAKE LIGHTS!!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,256
Posted By VA525FREAK
I replaced both sockets and both bulbs. I dont...

I replaced both sockets and both bulbs. I dont understand how I have the running lights but no brake lights especially since the 3rd brake light works. Could be I have the wrong bulbs? There has...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,256
Posted By VA525FREAK
Can I jack this thread real quick? I have...

Can I jack this thread real quick?

I have both dash lights coming on and I just replaced both tail light sockets because they were burnt up. I also checked the rectangular black plug and the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,799
Posted By VA525FREAK
Changed the exhaust side and took her out for a...

Changed the exhaust side and took her out for a test drive and runs very well. I am still getting smoke coming from left rear side of engine. Is the valve cover gasket that hard not to seal? Perhaps...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,799
Posted By VA525FREAK
Changed the exhaust side and took her out for a...

Changed the exhaust side and took her out for a test drive and runs very well. I am still getting smoke coming from left rear side of engine. Is the valve cover gasket that hard not to seal? Perhaps...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,716
Posted By VA525FREAK
Please do, I am 1.5 hours away from VA Beach :D

Please do, I am 1.5 hours away from VA Beach :D
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,716
Posted By VA525FREAK
This guy right here:thumbup: send me some pics...

This guy right here:thumbup: send me some pics and specs, i love the black on tan look. I call the interior "peanut butter guts" LOL
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,204
Posted By VA525FREAK
I think its your pump, if that doesnt work I can...

I think its your pump, if that doesnt work I can ship you a sensor that I know is good.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,365
Posted By VA525FREAK
:tsk: yea thats horrible..... wires running...

:tsk: yea thats horrible..... wires running everywhere hope you dont have to use your spare, looks like you will have to snip the wires.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,716
Posted By VA525FREAK
Good call, it will cost you well under 3k and...

Good call, it will cost you well under 3k and with the help from this forum and patience you will get it done right. I ran into the same issue with my transmission 2 years ago. I blew the front...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,204
Posted By VA525FREAK
Yea I wouldn't remove the shroud if I could get...

Yea I wouldn't remove the shroud if I could get the damn harness to come off.:mad:

I have tried using my hands in several different positions but there is no leverage to squeeze the side clips to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,204
Posted By VA525FREAK
Refuses to start NO ENGINE LIGHT!!!

Yes I changed crankshaft sensor from top of engine. I took out airbox and both intake boots to get to it. Not that hard of a job but I would get a 5M long Allen key so you have leverage to break...
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