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Forum: 5 Series DIY 07-01-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By ztom
I've done this several times on this engine type,...

I've done this several times on this engine type, tips:
- only removed one side of top hose that goes onto engine, no draining needed
- removed fan, two belts, oil cap, vanos banjo bolt (& 2...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-26-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By ztom
Is it normal to have low fluid at 150k? What are...

Is it normal to have low fluid at 150k? What are typical causes?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By ztom
Might be wrong watt bulb. Was my case.

Might be wrong watt bulb. Was my case.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By ztom
Fuel pump? Search "shrader valve fuel"

Fuel pump? Search "shrader valve fuel"
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By ztom
Cvv?

Cvv?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-18-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By ztom
Read codes. Maybe exhaust cam position sensor?

Read codes. Maybe exhaust cam position sensor?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,327
Posted By ztom
Maybe pull a plug, crank & see if you smell gas....

Maybe pull a plug, crank & see if you smell gas. Can also check gas shrader valve pressure.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By ztom
With engine assembled, in morning when cold,...

With engine assembled, in morning when cold, start engine, rev to 2k rpm 10sec, then feel top radiator hose. If pressurized then it's a cracked head. Also can take radiator cap off in morning & rev...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By ztom
Check current drain after 30 min off. Search on...

Check current drain after 30 min off. Search on FSU resistor, possibly that.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-08-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By ztom
My experience is they're very reliable, no...

My experience is they're very reliable, no failures several cars over 150kmi, one over 270kmi
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By ztom
Yes bank 1 is toward front. Yes sensor 2 is after...

Yes bank 1 is toward front. Yes sensor 2 is after cat same manifold
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-02-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By ztom
Consider dropping in an engine, easier for the...

Consider dropping in an engine, easier for the shop & should be able to get one inexpensively. Chance to buy rebuilt rack & new engine mounts.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By ztom
Weak point->hose at back of head, especially...

Weak point->hose at back of head, especially where attached to engine.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By ztom
As you replace the plug, let it sit overnight...

As you replace the plug, let it sit overnight then dip a stick or wire or something in to look for water. If water, cracked head possibly. Probably no cam or valve issue.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 620
Posted By ztom
Also removing the throttle body from intake...

Also removing the throttle body from intake manifold is easy
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 620
Posted By ztom
On I6 also remove the two bolts holding the power...

On I6 also remove the two bolts holding the power steering reservoir & move it aside
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-29-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By ztom
The trunk actuator failure mode is not...

The trunk actuator failure mode is not electrical. You can still hear it work but a plastic arm of the solenoid breaks. Easy replacement.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 800
Posted By ztom
Plug hole with toothpicks or yoga mat foam?

Plug hole with toothpicks or yoga mat foam?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,339
Posted By ztom
+1 Have you been using your windshield spray?...

+1 Have you been using your windshield spray? Sometimes the sprayer lines get clogged with old fluid. Just a thought
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,029
Posted By ztom
+1

+1
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By ztom
+1 I had to drill. Button wouldn't stay up,...

+1 I had to drill. Button wouldn't stay up, broken mech.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By ztom
..because of aluminum block? Don't the iron...

..because of aluminum block? Don't the iron liners last?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,029
Posted By ztom
On a 528 it's very easy, I've done in 2 hr. But...

On a 528 it's very easy, I've done in 2 hr. But would not surprise me shop charges 4. They might also charge $$ for part & it's delivery. Maybe try to find someone who works on bmws at home?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-19-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,435
Posted By ztom
I have the HRWCT (hi rev when cold tranny) too,...

I have the HRWCT (hi rev when cold tranny) too, no codes. Agree it's a feature to warm up, but something's degraded. Still waiting for someone to positively isolate the cause. Not a big deal but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By ztom
Search on thrust arm bushing & lower control arm,...

Search on thrust arm bushing & lower control arm, both cause vibration when worn out
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