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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By poolman
HAve HD on the front and back of my...

HAve HD on the front and back of my touring,,along with heavy duty sway bar,,it rides a little rough,,but drives like it's on rails,,like it much better than when it was new..Heavy duty suspension...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 366
Posted By poolman
Thee CCV valve and hoses , are so much easier to...

Thee CCV valve and hoses , are so much easier to change when doing the oil filter housing at the same time..if you need to do the CCV,,I would advise to do that job also--Go to the Beisan Systems...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-19-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 174
Posted By poolman
The V8 E39 has a different suspension in the...

The V8 E39 has a different suspension in the front, the struts and springs won't work on the 528 inline 6 car....Need to look elsewhere for parts to do the job.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-19-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 366
Posted By poolman
Oil filter housing gasket...Gasket is cheap,,but...

Oil filter housing gasket...Gasket is cheap,,but around two to three hours to replace,,if you know your way into the engine. There are plenty of DIY info on this job. Do a search at the top of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By poolman
Seems that this was indeed a vac leak,,on a small...

Seems that this was indeed a vac leak,,on a small scale. There is a built in amount of variance that is acceptable before the check engine light comes on. But if everything is air tight , these...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,667
Posted By poolman
Bluebee, next time your alternator goes out,,,do...

Bluebee, next time your alternator goes out,,,do a 10,000 page write up on how it works, instead of fixing the problem. That's what this is amounting to.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,667
Posted By poolman
This can go on as long as we have a Forum and...

This can go on as long as we have a Forum and Bluebee has keys to hit on her keyboard. She's has been after proof of what Vanos does for the years that she has been here,,and each time I have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By poolman
Just dreaming,,Yep--There's one too many 0's in...

Just dreaming,,Yep--There's one too many 0's in that last post,,LOL
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By poolman
Jet Suck Pump, Vac Leak

There was an older thread that popped here a few days ago. In the thread I noticed the jet suction pump was a two piece devise. The top can come off and that is where the parts are hooked together....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-16-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By poolman
My 86 Volvo had 250k miles before and Uncle...

My 86 Volvo had 250k miles before and Uncle bought her,it has over 400k and still being used on his farm today,my 94 740 turbo Volvo had 275 k miles before being sold them my 98 ,,960 Volvo wagon had...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By poolman
Just being a Bit Sarcastic on the Grill badge...

Just being a Bit Sarcastic on the Grill badge thing. I didn't think that BMW even had them,,and I'm not about to be sporting one about , if they did.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By poolman
Grill Badge

Grill Badge..I rather have Them Give Me Decent Cup Holders. Will Turn 300,000 miles
on the car tomorrow...:thumbup:Will have to see just how long this ride lasts. Yep !
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-12-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,764
Posted By poolman
Well if someone wants to send me there used...

Well if someone wants to send me there used rings, I will do a measurement and set your mind at ease. I have a new set waiting to install, but it might be months before doing so,,I have lots of work...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 589
Posted By poolman
Have you ever cleaned your idle control valve, or...

Have you ever cleaned your idle control valve, or the throttle body? If not,, I would suggest that you do that work also.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-06-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 589
Posted By poolman
Well, if the car runs well,,maybe the vacuum leak...

Well, if the car runs well,,maybe the vacuum leak isn't the problem..but with that type of engine configuration,,I have had the same problem , a long time ago. Maybe your 02 sensor is bad..but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-06-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 589
Posted By poolman
So much thanks for your picture. This is what I...

So much thanks for your picture. This is what I thought,,your engine was an early version of our 2000 model, that has the air distribution unit on top of it. The cover ,on the top of the engine that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-06-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 589
Posted By poolman
Problem is bank 2,,since your from another...

Problem is bank 2,,since your from another country,,it would help us help you, if we could see a picture of the engine in your car, This will help us to determine just what might be your problem. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-04-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By poolman
Look around the wire harness , up near the stat ,...

Look around the wire harness , up near the stat , that leads over to the sensor,,I have seen the harness get to close to the engine fan,,and cause the wires to be cut. Another thing about the code...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-04-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 318
Posted By poolman
You could have a vac leak that is affecting #5...

You could have a vac leak that is affecting #5 cylinder only. Check the #5 well on the distribution unit,spray a little shot of PB blaster into the well, with the engine off. That one little shot...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By poolman
In most instances, I would say , find a new...

In most instances, I would say , find a new motor. But this one had less than 80k miles. Doubt that you could find one with less miles than that. This engine block is cast iron,,a head can be fixed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By poolman
The car has potential , car is equipped with a...

The car has potential , car is equipped with a cast iron block. That means that the head can be removed and fixed , easier that a later model with aluminum block. To fix,,that depends on how your...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 324
Posted By poolman
Bremi are what came on our cars new,,then there...

Bremi are what came on our cars new,,then there was a recall ,,and Bosch was what BMW replaced the coils with. I had 2 sets of the Bremi coils go bad. first at 9,000 miles and then they started...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By poolman
Here's how I made a fix,,Gorilla Glue the cracked...

Here's how I made a fix,,Gorilla Glue the cracked parts together..let set overnight..then the next morning, sand the joint down where the glue has expanded. The are sandpaper belts used in small...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By poolman
In most cases with the CCV system going out,,it's...

In most cases with the CCV system going out,,it's from 2 things,,the valve itself freezes up, or the lower hose that goes from the CCV to the dipstick has worn , and you have a hole in it. That is an...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By poolman
What car and what engine are you trying to...

What car and what engine are you trying to inquire about? How do we know what Vanos system it is,,without input from you?
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