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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2011, 10:37 AM
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Views: 550
Posted By JCasper
Also, The noise is mainly during travel of the...

Also, The noise is mainly during travel of the steering wheel, progressively getting louder as the steering wheel travels further to the left or right.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 550
Posted By JCasper
Power Steering Pump Noise

hello all!

I recently put a used motor in my E39. It turned out great with a huge amount of help from you guys in this forum. Thank You! But, it seems that there are some minor issues to work out....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,534
Posted By JCasper
Yes. Apparently my test proved that it was an...

Yes. Apparently my test proved that it was an accurate test for my #2 cylinder was cracked. A common problem for the E39. But hey, my rig had 208k miles, so that's pretty good. Also was able to get a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,534
Posted By JCasper
Only if there is exhaust leaking into the cooling...

Only if there is exhaust leaking into the cooling system.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-21-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,553
Posted By JCasper
My Brother-in-Law is a Chevy mechanic who has...

My Brother-in-Law is a Chevy mechanic who has done BMW head gasket repair work before. He check block tolerances and determined that was okay. However, we removed hte Head assembly and took it to a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-21-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,553
Posted By JCasper
Yes. not like the full steam or blow-out type...

Yes. not like the full steam or blow-out type over heat, but the termostat redlined. The BMW clinic here replace the radiator last year but left a cracked upper radiator hose and that caused it to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-21-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,553
Posted By JCasper
Advice on getting new cylinder head assembly.

All, Just found out my cylinder head assembly is cooked. Anyone have a lead to get a new or used one... maybe in California? I know new is best, but is refurbished okay?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-14-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,534
Posted By JCasper
Back at you Bluebee

wow, I didn't think I'd get such a response. Here is my response:

No geysers, unfortunatley. Now you guys are making second guess my expansion tank test. We did use, however, the Combustion Leak...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-12-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,108
Posted By JCasper
Anyone have info/advice for DIY head gasket repair on 2003 525i E39?

I'm looking for an itemized list of parts for a head gasket repair job. Also,
the PEARLS of the job, if you've done it before. 2003 525i
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-12-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,534
Posted By JCasper
I did just today, it didn't pass. It's a pretty...

I did just today, it didn't pass. It's a pretty simple way of diagnosing a head gasket problem.
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