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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2014, 09:02 AM
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Posted By 540indiana
Lol Bob. I was 60lbs short of that back in high...

Lol Bob. I was 60lbs short of that back in high school 18 years ago...


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 943
Posted By 540indiana
I would delete this post immediately, knock on...

I would delete this post immediately, knock on wood, go to church and pray that your car didn't see this ;)


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-14-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 596
Posted By 540indiana
Thanks for the warm welcome Bob! I'm really...

Thanks for the warm welcome Bob! I'm really itching to get her back on the road. I've been driving an 03 Focus Zx3 since the 540 went out of commission . It's been a great little fun car but I'm...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-14-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 596
Posted By 540indiana
Well I have already taken care of most of the...

Well I have already taken care of most of the usual issues on the car motor wise with the exception of the valley pan , Upper timing case, guide tensioner , power steering , Vanos and of course the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-11-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 596
Posted By 540indiana
Have not started 00 540 in over a year.

E-brake has not been set. I do intend on changing the brake fluid as it is do to be changed anyways. Tires have not dropped in pressure at all if any. I did not think about the flat spots. Thanks for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-11-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 596
Posted By 540indiana
There isn't a day that I have not thought about...

There isn't a day that I have not thought about those chain guides. That's a job I'm going to pay to get done. That job far surpasses my confidence level when it comes to working on my car. I am...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-10-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 596
Posted By 540indiana
Thanks Ed! The battery is/was new right before...

Thanks Ed! The battery is/was new right before she broke down. I appreciate all the input!


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-10-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 938
Posted By 540indiana
I believe that the new valley pan comes with a...

I believe that the new valley pan comes with a gasket already attached to it.


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-10-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 596
Posted By 540indiana
Thanks Jim. My main concerns are the brakes and...

Thanks Jim. My main concerns are the brakes and the transmission.
Since owning the car (second owner) I took the safe way on the dreaded debate on whether to drain and fill the transmission fluid...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-10-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 596
Posted By 540indiana
Have not started 00 540 in over a year.

Finally in a position to get my girl back on the road and really not sure on what to check or change to keep her safe.

Other than changing the oil/oil filter,I would greatly appreciate other...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2013, 02:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,383
Posted By 540indiana
What to do with an old '98 540

C'mon man. 40 is the new 35... lol


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,029
Posted By 540indiana
Your username.

Name says it all;)


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By 540indiana
Crank sensor - Echlin (Napa) or BMW?

I went the cheaper route thru ECS on my CPS and ended up replacing them again shortly after. As long as you stay away from the dealership, you should be able to get Genuine BMW for just a few dollars...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,383
Posted By 540indiana
What to do with an old '98 540

You've put so much love in the car that I think you will miss it dearly.

On the valve covers, I think I had roughly $140 in parts and shipping. That included the Victor gaskets , grommets and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By 540indiana
What other maintenance should I consider?

Blue, I'm pretty sure he is referring to the valve cover gasket/s


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By 540indiana
00 540i Massive coolant loss from rear of block

Judging from the standing coolant, I am going to pull the intake and replace the VP and related rings.373981


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By 540indiana
Intake boot/MAF Inquiry - Please Help

Changing the oil is harder than doing this job. Follow the line at the top of the air boot to the rear of the motor. You will see a black plastic piece that has three connections. One to the CCV,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By 540indiana
Intake boot/MAF Inquiry - Please Help

I just replaced mine not too long ago. Very simple and straight forward. I would go ahead and replace the Sucking Jet Pump while you are at it as you will be connecting the top line to it.

If I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By 540indiana
Something is up with my maf and asc help? !?

+1

So you had two separate issues , cleaned the MAF and what? Still getting the ASC light?


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,906
Posted By 540indiana
no start, no Spark 2002 525 i automatic

You had stated that you had changed the plugs. Did you make sure that you reconnected the ground from the coil?


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By 540indiana
00 540i Massive coolant loss from rear of block

Ed, I thought about that as it is the last thing I need to replace. However , with the size if the weep hole and the volume of coolant loss, it just doesn't add up.


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By 540indiana
00 540i Massive coolant loss from rear of block

Replaced all of the heater core hoses and the car is still losing coolant. Car has been sitting dormant for two months now and I am tired of driving our spare car.

I've double checked all the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-04-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By 540indiana
Sorry it has taken so long to respond. I did not...

Sorry it has taken so long to respond. I did not buy the car. I just went with my gut feeling and decided that it needed too much work on the body. The car ran great but I was looking at a minimum...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-08-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By 540indiana
From what I have read, you will lose performance...

From what I have read, you will lose performance by going with the VW. Is it a noticeable difference? I don't know.

I just paid $168 for the Bosch unit at EAC and called it a day.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-08-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By 540indiana
We both know that there is no regret when driving...

We both know that there is no regret when driving these vehicles. I'd just prefer the 5 speed.

I totally understand the concern of turning a new driver loose with one of these vehicles . ...
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