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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By Dackelone
I think you need a new MID. On both of my e39's...

I think you need a new MID. On both of my e39's did something like that. When I would switch off the ignition the clock would come back on at the wrong time. Or worse... just display those: " -- /...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-29-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,194
Posted By Dackelone
Have you checked/replaced your fuel pump relay...

Have you checked/replaced your fuel pump relay and or fuse ? It would worth a shot. :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-21-2016, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By Dackelone
Maybe your valve cover(s) are warped ? What...

Maybe your valve cover(s) are warped ?

What brand valve cover gasket did you use? BMW ? Febi/Bilstein ?

Did you use a little(very little) silicone around the half moons and edges of the VC...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-21-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By Dackelone
Are you sure you don't have oil leaking down onto...

Are you sure you don't have oil leaking down onto your spark plugs? I would check that out first. I really don't see how clearing the faults would make the car run ok for awhile.

I would also...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,614
Posted By Dackelone
Question How long are your shifter throws?

I have an 540i manual(LCI facelifted model)... What I would like to know is...

How long are the stock shifter's throws?

How long are throws with this e60 550i shift lever ?


My car's...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-14-2016, 05:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 21,765
Posted By Dackelone
@CN90 Nice thread! :) My question is how...

@CN90 Nice thread! :)

My question is how long are the throws on a stock shift lever( e39, 540i) vs with this e60, 545i shifter?
Forum: European Delivery 01-19-2016, 03:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By Dackelone
So... you start from BMW Welt in Munich, then...

So... you start from BMW Welt in Munich, then drive to Montpellier, France - then fly out of Frankfurt? Do I have that correct?

Have you seen my ED writeups on Bimmerpost ?

Dackel's...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,182
Posted By Dackelone
I would not use any water. Its better to use some...

I would not use any water. Its better to use some non-flammable Brake Cleaner. I think CRC's is non flammable. Spray when the engine is running... IF the engine coughs... you have found your vacuum...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By Dackelone
I think what really happens is that...

I think what really happens is that shops/techs/ppl don't use any gasket sealer on the valve cover gasket(VCG) - and the new valve cover gaskets leak oil. I had the VCG's replace three times, bc the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By Dackelone
Arrow N-series engines were the first w/o a clutch coupled fan...

a electric fan as a SECONDARY fan(aditional to the mechanical clutch coupled fan). But all e46's(and e60's, except for the 535i N54 USA only model) had the old mechanical clutch driven fan off of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By Dackelone
Arrow N series engine have no mechanical radiator fan/water pumps....

Starting with the "N" series engines... BMW went to an ELECTRIC powered water pump AND thermostat. So that is basically around 2008 model year or so. One exception would be the e60 535i (twin turbo...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-21-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 21,668
Posted By Dackelone
I have had no other electrical problems since...

I have had no other electrical problems since replacing my battery cables. The black(positive lead) you replaced and the two battery cables I got from a junk yard. IF your cables are melted REPLACE...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By Dackelone
try disconnecting your MAF... and driving it. I...

try disconnecting your MAF... and driving it. I had a cold start issue where the engine would just miss like made for two minutes... then it would run smooth - as if someone threw a switch. The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,517
Posted By Dackelone
I replaced my e39's FSU last year. I bought the...

I replaced my e39's FSU last year. I bought the new FSU from my bmw zentrum. It worked fine for a year. But now it works 95% of the time. Sometimes the AC/blower will just stop for a few seconds or a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,582
Posted By Dackelone
CCV is bad. +1 on finding a new mechanic.

CCV is bad.

+1 on finding a new mechanic.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,071
Posted By Dackelone
IF you drive near Philly... Simeone Auto...

IF you drive near Philly...

Simeone Auto Museum in Philadelphia, Pa
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=819882
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 869
Posted By Dackelone
I bought a "cheap" fan clutch from ebay.de over...

I bought a "cheap" fan clutch from ebay.de over here. It only cost me like 40 euros. It was doing the same thing. I ran it for a week. After two days I ordered a real OE fan clutch for 90 euros. The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 869
Posted By Dackelone
One of the problems is when you drive around with...

One of the problems is when you drive around with a locked up fan clutch or a malfunctioning fan clutch... is that you are putting an awful strain on the bearing(s) of your water pump. This is the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 869
Posted By Dackelone
I bought a cheap cooling fan clutch off the...

I bought a cheap cooling fan clutch off the internet. It also had issues. I broke down and bought a BMW dealer fan clutch - and no more fan issues. The BMW part wasn't that much more vs the OE part....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 879
Posted By Dackelone
Do your wipers not work at all? Or does only the...

Do your wipers not work at all? Or does only the intermittent function not work? IF you wipers are all dead... first check the relay.

IF its only your intermittent wipers its possible that you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-13-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 135,011
Posted By Dackelone
Great videos by BavAuto! That is exactly how I...

Great videos by BavAuto! That is exactly how I changed my trans fluid. :thumbsup:

I do have some tips though. Before draining your old fluid... MAKE SURE your fill plug can be opened. Nothing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 94,861
Posted By Dackelone
severe530i you might want to get out your...

severe530i you might want to get out your VOM(volt/ohm/meter) and try some tests.

With the engine off and the battery hooked up to the car... a good battery will show at least 12.8 (dc) volts....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-28-2013, 03:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By Dackelone
There is a tool you can buy that plugs into the...

There is a tool you can buy that plugs into the OBD1 socket under the hood. The round multi pin connector. Use this to run over the engine. The tool is a special plug and a push down switch. Should...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By Dackelone
Why replace the whole OSV >? Just flat rate the...

Why replace the whole OSV >? Just flat rate the replacement in ten minutes...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKNeN8tR3wM


here is how to replace the whole OSV though.... This is what your in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-08-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 25,910
Posted By Dackelone
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