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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 05:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 44
Posted By JimLev
I've seen a few of the eBay ones. Most looked...

I've seen a few of the eBay ones. Most looked pretty good. The difference that I've seen is the ends have a slightly different rounded curve to them.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 05:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 43
Posted By JimLev
Pop up ad question when using an iPad.

Do any of you guys that are using an iPad get annoying pop up ads at the bottom of the screen? Its says Media.com and AdChoice.
I've cleared out all website data, cookies, then set it to not accept...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 04:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 89
Posted By JimLev
Yes, the airbag light will be on. If you don't...

Yes, the airbag light will be on. If you don't have the tool to reset it that will probably cost you the same as a small tent.
The floor is very uneven.
Sleep on the back seat, more room than the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 04:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 159
Posted By JimLev
You can do what you want. With a speed controller...

You can do what you want. With a speed controller or if you use what John did the fan will run at slow speed all the time.
I believe this is better than just an on/off fan control. Your clutch fan...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 04:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 168
Posted By JimLev
CAT is your catalytic converter.

CAT is your catalytic converter.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 159
Posted By JimLev
Nate, I only purchased the radiator. I mounted a...

Nate, I only purchased the radiator. I mounted a Flex-a-Lite electric fan in the plastic shroud and made a PWM speed controller with temp sensor to control the fan speed.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 118
Posted By JimLev
The aux fan doesn't always come on when you...

The aux fan doesn't always come on when you switch on the AC.
The lower hose is generally a lot cooler than the top hose.
Try this. stop the mechanical fan from turning (tie a string to one of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 159
Posted By JimLev
John, sorry to hear about your radiator. Masshole...

John, sorry to hear about your radiator. Masshole roads full of pot holes, really??
You are correct, they are pretty bad.
Was your radiator an original Behr?
Over the years with exposure to salt...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-04-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By JimLev
My 540 clutch is pretty easy to operate. I...

My 540 clutch is pretty easy to operate.
I guess it all depends on where your going to be driving. If thru Boston traffic no clutch will feel good, I drive my Subie (auto) anytime I have to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 267
Posted By JimLev
Alex....that poor car. I'm coming to take it for...

Alex....that poor car. I'm coming to take it for the winter. You should be driving the PU.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 248
Posted By JimLev
Can't you go back to where you brought your old...

Can't you go back to where you brought your old alt to and get your old pulley back?
$70 for just the pulley is pretty steep.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-02-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By JimLev
I've always had a winter beater, not really a...

I've always had a winter beater, not really a beater, that's just what I call it. An '08 Subaru Tribeca Limited.
My 540 has never seen winter roads.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-02-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By JimLev
If you suck where hose #7 attaches and apply 12...

If you suck where hose #7 attaches and apply 12 volts to the valve it will pull in air thru the connection where the # 4 hose connects.
With no power applied the #4 hose connects to your red arrow,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By JimLev
Why don't you just change the DISA valve? Your...

Why don't you just change the DISA valve?
Your vanos seals are probably in need of replacement too.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-28-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By JimLev
The inside could be rusted depending on how long...

The inside could be rusted depending on how long it has had water in it.
Might be wise to replace it. The MC should be OK.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 299
Posted By JimLev
Paint thinner (turpentine) does a good job of...

Paint thinner (turpentine) does a good job of softening the carbon so you can scrape it off with a plastic scraper tool.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,108
Posted By JimLev
Quin, put the model year in your sig, as newer...

Quin, put the model year in your sig, as newer models were different than older models.
On a '00 like mine there are 3 vac lines connected to the CCV at the back of the manifold.
One goes to the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,108
Posted By JimLev
Quin, I don't know what your talking about,...

Quin, I don't know what your talking about, starter plug?
Are you talking about the rubber hoses that connect to the back of the intake manifold?
Need pic.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By JimLev
Start by removing the headlights, then just...

Start by removing the headlights, then just continue to unbolt everything that needs to come off.
Not trying to be a jerk, but how do you expect to install an engine if you can't figure out how to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By JimLev
Yes, the oil cap does have a large rubber seal on...

Yes, the oil cap does have a large rubber seal on it that seals it to the valve cover.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By JimLev
Yes, those are the AC evap drain tubes as edjack...

Yes, those are the AC evap drain tubes as edjack had mentioned.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,108
Posted By JimLev
Yes, big black round tubular plugs, but you...

Yes, big black round tubular plugs, but you wouldn't have had to disconnect the O2 sensors to replace the cam guides.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By JimLev
Was it a BMW CCV or a cheapo aftermarket one?

Was it a BMW CCV or a cheapo aftermarket one?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 563
Posted By JimLev
Bet you had to walk up hill both ways thru 2' of...

Bet you had to walk up hill both ways thru 2' of snow, right?

The high here today was 10F.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 389
Posted By JimLev
Better start looking at doing your timing chain...

Better start looking at doing your timing chain guides, at that mileage they could be on their way out which results in the P0011.
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