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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-17-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 8,709
Posted By Flug540
It didn't feel that way then, sure feels much...

It didn't feel that way then, sure feels much better now :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-17-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 8,709
Posted By Flug540
Seriously... Just checked my usual go-to place...

Seriously... Just checked my usual go-to place for parts (huskerparts.com), they want $460 for it (part #51712498988)... really?!
I got that same part from them 2 years ago for $150...

Bob, good...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-18-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,789
Posted By Flug540
Never ran, still on the engine stand.

Never ran, still on the engine stand.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-18-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,789
Posted By Flug540
Guys, I have a question for you... Looks like I...

Guys, I have a question for you...
Looks like I will finally have some time this week to move along with the project.
I'll be removing the oil pan to check the bearings. Before I installed the pan,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-09-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 8,709
Posted By Flug540
This is what I use in combination with brake...

This is what I use in combination with brake cleanrer/acetone and 1500-2000 grit wet sandpaper to finish it off:

Gasket Scraper (Item #98507)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-07-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 8,709
Posted By Flug540
I have a 1/4" drive torque wrench and it fits...

I have a 1/4" drive torque wrench and it fits there with room to spare.



Sorry, missed it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-07-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 8,709
Posted By Flug540
You disconnect the shocks on both sides, that...

You disconnect the shocks on both sides, that will allow you to lift the hood to a nearly vertical position.
There are two holes in the hinge on the driver's side, one is threaded and the other is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-07-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 8,709
Posted By Flug540
+1. Bob, if you haven't done this yet, I...

+1.
Bob, if you haven't done this yet, I recommend putting the hood in the service position.



Same here, don't remember it being a problem. Last night I removed the top engine cover and was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-06-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 8,709
Posted By Flug540
I don't use NPG Prep. I felt I wanted to flush...

I don't use NPG Prep.
I felt I wanted to flush the system with something solid and pressurized, garden hose worked great.
And the air makes sure most if not all water is gone.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-05-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 8,709
Posted By Flug540
I'd do the heater and the pump separately. ...

I'd do the heater and the pump separately.
You'll be replacing the heater hoses anyway, right?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-05-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 8,709
Posted By Flug540
Yeah, the fan with the clutch is quite heavy and...

Yeah, the fan with the clutch is quite heavy and you need to be ready for it when it breaks free...
I have an extra fan if you want it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-05-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 8,709
Posted By Flug540
That's pretty much what I did to my 328 that I'm...

That's pretty much what I did to my 328 that I'm currently restoring. I first used the garden hose and then compressed air to make sure the heater core is empty. A lot of coolant came out of it even...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-05-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 8,709
Posted By Flug540
Wow, Bob, nice! Just noticed the thread. Let me...

Wow, Bob, nice! Just noticed the thread.
Let me know if you need help with anything. I have the crank holding tool and the big pipe I used over the large breaker bar for the Jesus bolt if you need...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-31-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,789
Posted By Flug540
Choices, choices... :) I think I'm going to...

Choices, choices... :)
I think I'm going to safety wire it, some said that welding weakens the shaft.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-29-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,789
Posted By Flug540
Thanks guys! Yeah, I think I'll get the new...

Thanks guys!

Yeah, I think I'll get the new tires as well :D

I see people also weld the oil pump nut, is that overkill or should I do it while the pan is off the motor again?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-29-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,789
Posted By Flug540
Actually I didn't bother with it, I just tried...

Actually I didn't bother with it, I just tried moving the assembly by hand and it felt solid...
I'm now thinking that I should probably do it while the engine is still on the stand.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-28-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,789
Posted By Flug540
I evaluated the bearings and did not see any play...

I evaluated the bearings and did not see any play in them.




That's right, partially threaded it (slightly shorter then the bolt I used to make sure the bolt gets a bit stuck), and used a bolt...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-27-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,789
Posted By Flug540
Thanks for the confirmation! As far as the rings...

Thanks for the confirmation! As far as the rings and bearings, I looked into it at the time, but decided not to do them. Leak down test before the tear down was nearly perfect, so was the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-27-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,789
Posted By Flug540
Thanks! So you think the numbers are OK? I was...

Thanks!
So you think the numbers are OK? I was a bit concerned about #6 being the worst given that's the one that was bad in the first place.
Hopefully it will all reseal itself as you say, looking...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-26-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,789
Posted By Flug540
No opinions?

No opinions?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-25-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,789
Posted By Flug540
Guys, I wanted to run this by you... Yesterday...

Guys, I wanted to run this by you...
Yesterday I did a leak down test and the numbers are a bit worrisome.
I made adapters to block intake and exhaust ports one at a time and also added oil to all...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-25-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,789
Posted By Flug540
Also, the intake side of the engine was all...

Also, the intake side of the engine was all rusted so I decided to strip everything and repaint.
Should have probably done it when I had the bare block, would have been a bit less stuuf to mask......
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-25-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,789
Posted By Flug540
Sheesh... 3 months later and I'm still at it,...

Sheesh... 3 months later and I'm still at it, life always seems to get in the way... :)

Since the last post some things did move forward.
Slowly cleaning everything and assembling the motor....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-29-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 39,479
Posted By Flug540
Congrats on the wedding! :thumbup: Has...

Congrats on the wedding! :thumbup:

Has anyone of you guys tried Powerflex bushings for the rear?
Wonder if they would help with the wheel hop.

From what I read somewhere, wheel hop is caused...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-28-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By Flug540
+1 Used to have a sweet smell of coolant...

+1

Used to have a sweet smell of coolant inside with no visible leaks as well.
Turned out it was the VPG.
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