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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 11-26-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 66,828
Posted By billdo
Are there many issues with the convertible tops? ...

Are there many issues with the convertible tops? Seems to me the coupe are fetching a premium.
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 / F20 1 Series (2008 - 2014) 11-18-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 887
Posted By billdo
What Year 135 to Buy?

Looking to get a manual 135. Don't want to mod it, I like to keep them the way the German engineers chose. Are the later N54 cars OK? Are the 2013 models only available with the dual clutch?
Forum: General BMW Questions 11-09-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 901
Posted By billdo
Got the bug to buy a used Bimmer again

Last time around I tackled a 2001 540i M-Sport and did the Vanos valley pan, among other things. I can basically fix anything that doesn't require removing the engine or transmission.

I have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 200
Posted By billdo
Free Aux Water Pump

I have an old Aux pump. It had a leak of some sort. I bought a new one for over $400 bucks. I don't know if they can be rebuilt. However if anyone wants to try and fix it, its is your for free. ...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 12-07-2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,598
Posted By billdo
Bump big price drop. $5000

Bump

big price drop. $5000
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 320
Posted By billdo
Re-Time Vanos

Need some advice here.

I know people have had to re-time their Vanos again after rebuilding it because it may be a mm off. I have to do it for Bank 2.

Anybody done just one Bank. Trying to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,161
Posted By billdo
I just did the solenoid swap and it did not work....

I just did the solenoid swap and it did not work. I pretty much new it wouldn't work since I hooked up a 12volt power supply to them and the both responded the same. So now I have to re-time. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-11-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By billdo
Just Solenoid, it looks like hoses are in the way...

Just Solenoid, it looks like hoses are in the way for bank 2.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-11-2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By billdo
Vanos Solenoid Replacement

So before I go and retime the engine I want to check the Vanos Solenoid. I have a feeling it is bad since the issue came on slowly and then completely failed.

I don't want to take a bunch of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-02-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,161
Posted By billdo
You are right, I don't have any of the other...

You are right, I don't have any of the other symptons. My biggest fear is the the timing is off by a nanometer and I need to re-time it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-02-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,161
Posted By billdo
Do Solenoids die a slow death like that?

Do Solenoids die a slow death like that?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-02-2016, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,161
Posted By billdo
It could the solenoid or the CPS. I believe when...

It could the solenoid or the CPS. I believe when it first started happening I swapped the CPS, and no change. Maybe I need to swap the Solenoids.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-02-2016, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,161
Posted By billdo
Dr. Vanos Gone Bad? - M62tu

Has anyone had a problem with a Dr. Vanos rebuilt for your M62tu?

My car has been sporadically throwing a Camshaft Vanos Control Cyl 5-8 code. At first I could clear it and it would be fine, and...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 04-18-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 669
Posted By billdo
E39 540i 6sp Need to Move It

I need to move this thing out of the garage. Mom is giving me her low mileage E500, please don't hate, only getting a Merc cause its free. I would prefer to have a member here get this car so they...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 02-15-2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,450
Posted By billdo
bump. Still for sale. Drive it once a week and...

bump. Still for sale. Drive it once a week and it starts right up and runs great.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-15-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,362
Posted By billdo
I think I am sold. Gotta sell the E39 first.

I think I am sold. Gotta sell the E39 first.
Forum: 5 Series DIY 02-09-2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 120,385
Posted By billdo
I have been having issues with my M54 in the X5...

I have been having issues with my M54 in the X5 for a few months now. The car sits for long periods of time. If it is driven everyday it does not exhibit this problem. It only happens with the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2016, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,362
Posted By billdo
E39 (540i) to E60 (550i)

I would like to get some thoughts from people who made the move up. I am contemplating getting a 550iM to replace my 540iM.

Positive and Negative experiences?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-14-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 196,091
Posted By billdo
Sorry to revive and old thread. I have had both...

Sorry to revive and old thread. I have had both issues spoken about here. I have a M62tu and an M54, both are having some idle problems. I am pretty sure I got the m62tu fixed. The car I did a...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 11-21-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,450
Posted By billdo
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Forum: Cars - Private Party 11-13-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,450
Posted By billdo
PM for more pics if interested.

PM for more pics if interested.
Forum: Cars - Private Party 11-13-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,450
Posted By billdo
Still for sale. Located in SE New Mexico.

Still for sale. Located in SE New Mexico.
Forum: Cars - Private Party 10-24-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,450
Posted By billdo
Bump, $1,000 price drop, $6800. Don't let this...

Bump, $1,000 price drop, $6800. Don't let this beautiful E39 sit outside.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By billdo
cn90, On the M62tu I believe it is the block. I...

cn90, On the M62tu I believe it is the block. I know on the M54 it is the OFH, because I have done the OFHG job on my M54 X5. The bolt was broken off just below flush. So there was no way to get...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-24-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By billdo
Tensionser Bolt Broken

I am really pissed off at myself. Not sure what happened. I dunno if my torque wrench malfunctioned or I had the wrong torque. I took and easy job and mucked it all up.

I broke the T50 bolt...
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