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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,880
Posted By 540iman
USE PB Blaster or any other spray meant to...

USE PB Blaster or any other spray meant to dissolve rust or loosen nuts. OP is correct in that WD-40 is fairly useless with this issue. I had a 32mm OPEN END wrench and a tool I made that goes over...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By 540iman
Take the used same color and run! If the paint...

Take the used same color and run! If the paint has faded differently than yours, have it re-painted. I say this because I bought one of the cheap ($70) fenders from Ebay and while the fitment was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 253
Posted By 540iman
The charcoal in the canister will remain *good*...

The charcoal in the canister will remain *good* for a very long time. It will marginally change your running parameters and your gas mileage. The purge valve is another story, but as long as you are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By 540iman
The FPR is manufactured the way it is so that the...

The FPR is manufactured the way it is so that the DME, through feedback from the O2 sensors by the action of the fuel trim adjustment may be at a minimal amount to be able to hold the mixture at...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By 540iman
Very good bee and others. I had read this before,...

Very good bee and others. I had read this before, but it just did not make it to the "keep" drawer which is my bad. It is ALL coming back to me know. I really think that as I get older, when I add...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By 540iman
Question about "no O-ring" for coolant level sensor.

When I went to finish my water pump DIY on my 2002 540, I was surprised again (done this job on other 540s) that there was no O-ring for the level sensor at the very bottom of the expansion tank. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By 540iman
As long as your valley pan leak is repaired, you...

As long as your valley pan leak is repaired, you can reuse. What suppliers have you tried? Hard to believe no one has it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By 540iman
It became clear to me when I started writing to...

It became clear to me when I started writing to those selling the device you originally posted Bee (and no one's fault as you went by description) that one single Chinese manufacturer makes these...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By 540iman
Yes, I stand corrected on the mechanism of the...

Yes, I stand corrected on the mechanism of the brake pad sensor. I had the right description of what it does, but I assumed it went to ground with wear. The explanation the others gave you makes much...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,799
Posted By 540iman
I can't become your personal tutor! See what...

I can't become your personal tutor! See what thread you have on the stud. Buy a helicoil with the same size thread EXACTLY and the kit will tell you what size drill to use. You can also ask your...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By 540iman
BTW, the scan tool that Bee is showing is...

BTW, the scan tool that Bee is showing is improperly represented on Ebay and other places as a scan tool that will clear air bag sensors. That particular tool that Bee has in her picture will NOT...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By 540iman
It tells the ECM when your brake wear has become...

It tells the ECM when your brake wear has become excessive and that sensor touches metal meaning your brake pads are worn to what BMW considers to be the minimum. You have one at left front and one...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-27-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,812
Posted By 540iman
Nevermind!

Nevermind!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-27-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,799
Posted By 540iman
Case closed. If all is good with a single broken...

Case closed. If all is good with a single broken stud, fo-gedda-bowd-it. :)

You are very welcome and be there for someone else when your history of "successes" make you feel comfortable to do so. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-26-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,799
Posted By 540iman
This is a harder process to describe via web...

This is a harder process to describe via web messages, but I can try. Maybe someone with more time surfing will be able to locate a video of the two processes I will describe. I prefer my first...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-25-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 93,595
Posted By 540iman
I believe there is a misunderstanding about what...

I believe there is a misunderstanding about what we are doing twice. When you drain and re-fill, you only get about `1/2 of the transmissions capacity changed. So, in essence, you introduce about 6...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-24-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,799
Posted By 540iman
25 amp fuses with safety factor....about 50 watts...

25 amp fuses with safety factor....about 50 watts RMS. per channel which is not as bad as it may sound, but depends on distortion at rated output
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-24-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,799
Posted By 540iman
Damn. I feel like I just had a baby! Was not...

Damn. I feel like I just had a baby! Was not aware you had a broken stud or just forgot about it in all the other details. I would have taken care of that, but what is done is done. I can't see the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-24-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 720
Posted By 540iman
Good summary Blue. Most important step is filling...

Good summary Blue. Most important step is filling of trans. pan with car and tranny at full operating temperature, maybe best to do a decent drive and then return home- leaving car running and hot...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-24-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,799
Posted By 540iman
Blue thread locker is one of those items that...

Blue thread locker is one of those items that should be in everyone's tool box as well as the red. The blue is ideal for fasteners that by design, don't need to be tightened much, so there is risk...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-23-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,799
Posted By 540iman
NO! You have it a little wrong. Remove VC. remove...

NO! You have it a little wrong. Remove VC. remove the three loose studs that won't tighten much. Apply red thread locker to part of stud that goes into head and CAREFULLY snug them as much as you can...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-23-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 720
Posted By 540iman
Yes, your steps 1-9 are exactly how I did it with...

Yes, your steps 1-9 are exactly how I did it with driver side about 1" lower than passenger side. My last fill was HOT, but in park with engine running.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-23-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 720
Posted By 540iman
You can absolutely run car in or out of gear...

You can absolutely run car in or out of gear while on four jack stands just being careful tires
are clear of stands. That is only way to top off hot car and tranny. It is up in the air and running....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-23-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 720
Posted By 540iman
For a change, I kept my mouth SHUT, ears open,...

For a change, I kept my mouth SHUT, ears open, and just allowed replies to be posted. I thank each of you that took time to share.

I filled cold as I stated and then put tranny through the gears...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-23-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,799
Posted By 540iman
When you say "pull the nut out" I assume you mean...

When you say "pull the nut out" I assume you mean the stud. You need to get the studs in as securely as possible first and all by themselves. You can wrap the stud with a healthy amount of Teflon...
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