Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E39 (1997 - 2003)

E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #26  
Old 04-24-2010, 10:31 AM
cn90 cn90 is online now
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Omaha NE
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 12,317
Mein Auto: 1998 528i 5-sp 103K miles
Reverse bleeding is always a bad bad and bad idea.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 04-24-2010, 04:47 PM
DHoang's Avatar
DHoang DHoang is offline
Gearhead
Location: Austin, Texas
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 982
Mein Auto: '98 528i, '82 323i
why?
__________________
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=4132&pictureid=24642
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 04-24-2010, 08:14 PM
cn90 cn90 is online now
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Omaha NE
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 12,317
Mein Auto: 1998 528i 5-sp 103K miles
Because reverse bleeding brings contaminated fluid, either from the brake caliper or slave cylinder, upstream into critical components.
If any place that gets contaminated brake fluid, it is always the brake caliper drawing in water, mud etc into the caliper, and slave cylinder for the same reasons.
Do a search on reverse bleeding and you will see it is not recommended. Actually it is discouraged.
Always bleed from above downward.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 08-05-2010, 09:00 PM
pleiades pleiades is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Eugene
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,088
Mein Auto: '99 528i/5-spd M52TU
Can't remember where I saw the caution (think it was cn90), but what's the reason for -not- pressing the clutch pedal all the way down when bleeding the clutch line?
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 07-30-2011, 10:57 PM
bluebee's Avatar
bluebee bluebee is offline
Seek to understand,^Value
Location: San Jose, California
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 19,190
Mein Auto: 02 BMW 525i M54 automatic
By way of cross reference, there is a healthy discussion today of how exactly to bend the line for the CDV delete over in this thread:
- E39 (1997 - 2003) > CDV mod from zeckhausen
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 11-21-2011, 07:55 AM
SAVAGE39 SAVAGE39 is offline
Registered User
Location: Suffern NY
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 59
Mein Auto: BMW 528i
i think i just found my next mod thanks guys!!!
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 11-25-2011, 09:56 AM
bluebee's Avatar
bluebee bluebee is offline
Seek to understand,^Value
Location: San Jose, California
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 19,190
Mein Auto: 02 BMW 525i M54 automatic
By way of reference, these nice CDV delete pictures were posted just now over on the E46 side of the house:
- E46 (1999 - 2006) > Got little sucker (CDV) out


Quote:
Originally Posted by jM2.me View Post
Got CDV out today. Took 20 minutes to take it out and 30 minutes to find all tool
End result: much smoother engaging and feels more responsive

Edit: Just noticed it says LUK, same as old flywheel and clutch. Was that a aftermarket CDV?
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 01-13-2013, 08:56 AM
bluebee's Avatar
bluebee bluebee is offline
Seek to understand,^Value
Location: San Jose, California
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 19,190
Mein Auto: 02 BMW 525i M54 automatic
For the crosslinked record, this thread today refers to the CDV delete & explains why:
Quote:
Originally Posted by CMRTN View Post
Haha this is great, Edjack is saying that you do not need a performance clutch on a car that doesn't exceed 200 horsepower. Now if you had a 540 and were doing big performance mods then a "stage 1" clutch would be acceptable.

As Edjack said, stay OEM.

And removing the clutch delay valve doesn't make it killer, it removes the slippage and jerkyness the CDV causes.
__________________
Note: Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to add value to those threads, either by pictures or by descriptions, so the next person with the same problem stands on your shoulders.
See also: E39 Bestlinks & How to easily find what you need, in seconds!
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 02-24-2013, 11:52 AM
VinZul's Avatar
VinZul VinZul is offline
Used and Abused
Location: Philadelphia, PA
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 777
Mein Auto: 6.0 GMC Slow Mobile
thank you

Thank you for this write up.
I just did my diff then the cdv now on to the trans

I wanted to say i know my cdv was never drilled or punched and it has the same size opening as yours.
__________________
2000 528i SPORT upgrades- Eibach Anti-Roll Kit-Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads- ATE PremiumOne Slotted Rotor - Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit - M5 Power Fold mirrors - M5 Front Bumper (SOLD)

2009 G8 GXP (SOLD)

2005 G35 (SOLD)

2003 540I SPORT --- BLEW UP! Redlining is a lot worse then I thought.

2003 GMC Sierra Denali (SOLD BUT STILL USE IT)

ON THE HUNT FOR A...G8 GT MAYBE?





Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E39 (1997 - 2003)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms