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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 09:11 PM
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Posted By bobdmac
FYI--"moulding" is actually the British...

FYI--"moulding" is actually the British spelling.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 09:00 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,844
Posted By bobdmac
Jim and IndiansFan, thanks for the comments. Jim,...

Jim and IndiansFan, thanks for the comments. Jim, did the Stearman you flew in also have a flywheel start?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:56 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,844
Posted By bobdmac
Dang! I think I went right through Parker. As I...

Dang! I think I went right through Parker. As I recall, I took CA 62 out of 29 Palms, into AZ, and then AZ 95 down to US 60, and I stayed overnight in Wickenburg. I hate missing beers!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 185
Posted By bobdmac
How did I not realize that?

How did I not realize that?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 185
Posted By bobdmac
Okay, here's another try. See #3 on this diagram...

Okay, here's another try. See #3 on this diagram (http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=DT63&mospid=47587&btnr=64_1136&hg=64&fg=45)? It's listed as "actuator for ventilation flap." If you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 185
Posted By bobdmac
You're right, it looks way different. That's what...

You're right, it looks way different. That's what I get for trying to look at a diagram with the sun behind me, shining on the screen. As far as the "R" goes, I'd go with "right" since it probably...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 05:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 185
Posted By bobdmac
Check number 7 in the diagram at this link...

Check number 7 in the diagram at this link http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=DT63&mospid=47587&btnr=64_0674&hg=64&fg=05
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 185
Posted By bobdmac
It looks like a ventilation door. Note one side...

It looks like a ventilation door. Note one side has a square hole to fit over some sort of drive mechanism.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 248
Posted By bobdmac
Nice to hear a good wrap-up of your problem.

Nice to hear a good wrap-up of your problem.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 04:42 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,844
Posted By bobdmac
After hearing about the biplane ride...

After hearing about the biplane ride (http://biplaneairtours.com/page4.html), I called the guy up and made an appointment for a ride. $110 bought me 30+ minutes in the air. The pilot is an ex-Navy...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 03:44 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,844
Posted By bobdmac
So, back to my West Virginia stop-- Here are...

So, back to my West Virginia stop--

Here are some shots underway, through some back yards as well.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5335/9450352998_a696e4f296_b.jpg
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By bobdmac
Check out this thread: 540i low compression...

Check out this thread: 540i low compression (https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=518917&page=3). Flug540 simply installed new OEM bolts when he put the heads back on, and he's running...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By bobdmac
Amen.

Amen.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 163
Posted By bobdmac
Unless I'm mistaken, a code result that reads...

Unless I'm mistaken, a code result that reads something like "sensor heater, bank 1" (as an example) will lead you down a completely different diagnostic trail from a vacuum leak.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By bobdmac
On the driver's side, back (closest to driver) to...

On the driver's side, back (closest to driver) to front (closest to radiator), 8-7-6-5.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 163
Posted By bobdmac
Typically, leaks appear in cold weather and...

Typically, leaks appear in cold weather and disappear as the engine or the climate warms up. Autozone probably has a code reader you can use for free, which should at least get you pointed in the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 554
Posted By bobdmac
I agree with Flug540--the "turbulence" vs....

I agree with Flug540--the "turbulence" vs. "smoothness" argument is bogus because the intake air still has to bounce around a complicated intake system once it gets past the MAF before it finally...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By bobdmac
If the head has to come off, you might want to...

If the head has to come off, you might want to start shopping around for used engine prices vs. repair cost comparisons.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 280
Posted By bobdmac
This might be a good time for you two to switch...

This might be a good time for you two to switch to PM if you decide to communicate further.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,049
Posted By bobdmac
Interesting. It never occurred to me that you...

Interesting. It never occurred to me that you could replace the buttons independently. It'd be nice to have them all working again.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 554
Posted By bobdmac
Does the AFE kit include any throttle parts, or...

Does the AFE kit include any throttle parts, or is it just the air intake itself? If the latter, then I think edjack's comment about the "butt dyno" applies.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 554
Posted By bobdmac
That's the $64 question. A dyno reading is only...

That's the $64 question. A dyno reading is only an indirect, inferential measurement. I don't know if there's a readily available, direct way to measure the difference.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 554
Posted By bobdmac
Well, presumably, if more air is allowed in, then...

Well, presumably, if more air is allowed in, then more fuel will be burned to keep it stoichiometrically correct, resulting in more power, as with a supercharger. Your question about air temp...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 554
Posted By bobdmac
Exactly.

Exactly.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 26,777
Posted By bobdmac
What's your new anticipated red line?

What's your new anticipated red line?
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