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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By JimLev
The fuses are under the carpet in front of the...

The fuses are under the carpet in front of the right side seat rail.
Are you sure all of them are blown? There are many different circcuits.
the only thing I can think of is your alternator maybe...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By JimLev
I'd call Magnaflow and discuss it with them. No...

I'd call Magnaflow and discuss it with them. No warranty on a CAT is a bunch of BS.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By JimLev
Here's a quicker more effective easier solution...

Here's a quicker more effective easier solution than removing the head. Also more effective than stuff dumped into the tank.
Disconnect the secondary air tube that goes into the heads. That port...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-06-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By JimLev
You have too much carbon built up on the part of...

You have too much carbon built up on the part of the valve stem that slides into the valve guide.
Probably the result of the engine burning too much oil for a long time.
Not an easy fix, gotta have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-03-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 28,434
Posted By JimLev
Hi Alex, We like it, no winters with 8-10 feet...

Hi Alex,
We like it, no winters with 8-10 feet of snow, no lawn to mow, no roads full of pot holes, no high Taxachuetts taxes or bad Boston traffic.
I can drive my 540 all year!
We're 20 miles...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-03-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 28,434
Posted By JimLev
Hi Bob, the Subaru engine will be MUCH more...

Hi Bob, the Subaru engine will be MUCH more reliable.
If you are driving thru the Albuquerque area (i40) let me know.
We moved to NM from MA last June.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,020
Posted By JimLev
Need a better pic, both sides please.

Need a better pic, both sides please.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-23-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 396
Posted By JimLev
The last part you installed (you called it the...

The last part you installed (you called it the radio) is the MID, short for Multi Information Display.
The radio is built into the CD player.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-23-2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By JimLev
Hi there Hitdog, long time no see. Your sig now...

Hi there Hitdog, long time no see.
Your sig now says Stoughton, thought you were in Plymouth the last time we had lunch?
Probably forgot to tell you we moved to NM.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-23-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By JimLev
Titaniun Silver is paint code 354.

Titaniun Silver is paint code 354.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-23-2017, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By JimLev
Add to your list of parts......headers are still...

Add to your list of parts......headers are still in the trunk.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-22-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By JimLev
Better make sure your PS pump mounting brackets...

Better make sure your PS pump mounting brackets are OK.
Spin the alternator pulley just to make sure that's OK too.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-22-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By JimLev
Check all of the grounds, if they are OK then...

Check all of the grounds, if they are OK then it's time to buy a new alternator.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 24
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Views: 1,073
Posted By JimLev
I did the catch can and then removed it. It's...

I did the catch can and then removed it. It's sort of a PITA to deal with.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,228
Posted By JimLev
They do watch some really dumb boring shows. They...

They do watch some really dumb boring shows. They need to watch a few weeks of show on Velocity.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By JimLev
Trump has our backs, New Executive Order

https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2330679-New-Trump-Executive-Order
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2016, 06:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 973
Posted By JimLev
I went thru 3 Nissens in a 12 month period, they...

I went thru 3 Nissens in a 12 month period, they all leaked from the pass side tank gasket.
The last replacement they sent me leaked as soon as I started the engine......Nissen = JUNK.
They would...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-30-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By JimLev
The starter on the RHD 540 will be on the left...

The starter on the RHD 540 will be on the left side, as viewed from the drivers seat. The LHD car will have the steering box on the left side. Both can't occupy the same space.
There is a mounting...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-29-2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By JimLev
Why not tell us and save others the same problems...

Why not tell us and save others the same problems you experienced as well as some $$$.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-29-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By JimLev
Blackknight530i (Paul) is your man. He's done a...

Blackknight530i (Paul) is your man. He's done a few swaps.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-29-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,277
Posted By JimLev
Might have been good if you have mentioned this...

Might have been good if you have mentioned this in the beginning.
Good to hear you figured it out.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-29-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By JimLev
I've used this in the past on a Stihl chain saw,...

I've used this in the past on a Stihl chain saw, it really softens the carbon up.
I sprayed it on the piston thru the plug hole and let it sit for ~30 min then used a plastic tool thru the plug hole...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-29-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By JimLev
Don't they box them before shipping them? Who...

Don't they box them before shipping them?
Who did you buy them from?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-28-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 619
Posted By JimLev
I disconnect the ball joint end of #14, this lets...

I disconnect the ball joint end of #14, this lets you move the lower swing arm enough to get the long bolt back in.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-27-2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 619
Posted By JimLev
I've got that tool, pretty sure I paid $85 for it...

I've got that tool, pretty sure I paid $85 for it a few years ago.
If you unbolt the forward upper suspension arm at the wheel carrier the carrier will move around pretty easily to put everything...
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