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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 06:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 312
Posted By HTK12
That time already includes bleeding. As I said...

That time already includes bleeding. As I said before mechanic that is usually working with BMW's should be able to do that in hour including bleeding. 4 hours for it is simply rip off.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 04:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 312
Posted By HTK12
I know what book hour is. FIY Autodata says for...

I know what book hour is. FIY Autodata says for radiator 0,95 hours (including D & R + cooling fan) + Radiator Cowling 0.7 hours. So total of 1.65 hours (1 h 39 min). From personal experience I can...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 312
Posted By HTK12
If this is a shop that specializes in BMW they...

If this is a shop that specializes in BMW they should be able to do it in less than hour. In any case I don't see how it could take experienced mechanic 4 to replace the radiator. The quote was just...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 418
Posted By HTK12
I still don't understand why anyone would prefer...

I still don't understand why anyone would prefer a 520d. Besides being down on power it uses the Bosch VP44 pump which is the most unreliable diesel pump that I know. Maybe people there don't know...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 891
Posted By HTK12
Are you sure everything is bolted down securely?...

Are you sure everything is bolted down securely? Are all the alignment bolts securely fastened? Wheel bearing bolts? Have you checked the rear subframe for cracks and that it's securely bolted?...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 418
Posted By HTK12
Car looks great, but I can't understand why you...

Car looks great, but I can't understand why you have chosen 520d. I mean the engine is just miserable, I4 diesel with 134hp. It's the slowest e39. You have invested quite a bit of time and money on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 178
Posted By HTK12
This depends on how many miles on the cooling...

This depends on how many miles on the cooling system? If your short on money just replace the tank and replace the rest when you get money. I wouldn't try to glue it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-23-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 361
Posted By HTK12
Whoa, where were you driving? -57C is bloody...

Whoa, where were you driving? -57C is bloody cold. Did you block the kidneys and grills in bumper? I block them if I need to drive below -35C. With that kind of temperatures any pothole can break the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-22-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By HTK12
Is there a rattle coming from the engine? Could...

Is there a rattle coming from the engine? Could be that the timing chain guides have failed and the chain eaten up some aluminium. Check the flakes and then figure out what they could be. After that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 228
Posted By HTK12
If you want to buy it online go to:...

If you want to buy it online go to: http://bmwfans.info/ and type in 7 last digits of your cars VIN in the box. This will automatically indentify it. Then search for Pulse generator, crankshaft. Take...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 228
Posted By HTK12
Faulty Crankshaft sensor will prevent the car...

Faulty Crankshaft sensor will prevent the car from starting. This is clearly stated in BMW materials. Check wiring before replacing the sensor
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By HTK12
One option would be to put the rear end on jack...

One option would be to put the rear end on jack stands, turn of the dsc off and get the rear wheels up to speed where you can hear the noise and listen where the noise is coming from. If you do this...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By HTK12
I think that is just BS to sell oil. With modern...

I think that is just BS to sell oil. With modern synthetic oils I see no point in changing it after 3000 miles, if you spend most of the time cruising at 65mph. With hot climates use thicker oils...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By HTK12
A good trick is to jack up the rear and hold the...

A good trick is to jack up the rear and hold the spring with your fingers and turn the wheel with other hand. You'll can feel any roughness of the wheel bearing in the spring.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-20-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By HTK12
Id say wheel bearings. I had the same issue and...

Id say wheel bearings. I had the same issue and it was solved by changing rear wheel bearings. Car became so much quieter.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-20-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By HTK12
No there is nothing that could have gotten inside...

No there is nothing that could have gotten inside the engine that is now preventing it from running when the water pump exploded. If some pieces of the pump went into the water channels it could, in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By HTK12
With proper synthetic oils change between 10-15k...

With proper synthetic oils change between 10-15k kilometers depending on driving habits (long or short trips) and climate. Since the oil sensor seems to be acting up change it when you change the oil.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By HTK12
Cold?? What you talking about it's just 30F...

Cold?? What you talking about it's just 30F there.. That's pretty warm. :p I've wrenched on car when it was -30F. Just drive the car long enough for the IHKA to start blowing hot air (in auto mode)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By HTK12
Car batteries don't take well getting fully...

Car batteries don't take well getting fully drained. Maybe the battery didn't recover from that and now can't start the car. What is the battery voltage at rest and during cranking? Next step would...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By HTK12
You could try a simple test, set heat to 32c on...

You could try a simple test, set heat to 32c on both sides drive until you get heat on drivers side, stop and check are the both hoses leaving the water valves equally hot. If they are you know that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 228
Posted By HTK12
How long was the engine running when you last...

How long was the engine running when you last started it? It's a known issue that if you run the I6 for a short while (less than a minute) and shut it down it might not start the next time. Some call...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 228
Posted By HTK12
I doubt it's an compression issue. Some of the...

I doubt it's an compression issue. Some of the cylinders should fire with staring fluid even if some of the cylinders don't have proper compression. Were the spark plugs wet? if they weren't engine...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 228
Posted By HTK12
Could be battery, fuel pump, EWS.. When you were...

Could be battery, fuel pump, EWS.. When you were able to start it, did it idle and run smoothly (I mean before the issues you have had for last few days)?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By HTK12
If you shorted something you would know.. When...

If you shorted something you would know.. When you short a car battery sparks will fly.



As I said it doesn't. E39 has plastic cover on the side of the positive terminal effectively making it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-12-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By HTK12
It doesn't matter which terminal you...

It doesn't matter which terminal you disconnect/connect first.

OP are the battery terminals securely fastened?
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