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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-16-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By 4thBMW
Humm, if you go back through my posts on auto trans. fluid change

somewhere I have listed the BMW part number for pan hex head bolts that replace those bolt heads that are prone to stripping. Good for people who hate having to spend any more time underneath ATF....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-16-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 878
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-16-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 529
Posted By 4thBMW
I get worried when the intake and exhast dwarf the engine block.

>> https://revsinstitute.org/the-collection/fiat-abarth/
I saw the Abarth from the Collier collection @ the N.Palm beach racetrack some yrs ago out for some exercise....the car wouldn't start. I did...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-16-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By 4thBMW
yes, in my quest to find a so called good price for a OE front strut replacement

on my sport wagon...Stay the hell away from Schmeidmann... Santaclause. That said, Sachs spec'd me with those Advantage 556-838 ft. strut replacements for my 2002 (S227A) suspension...in writing....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-16-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 518
Posted By 4thBMW
Go to a mechanic who will do a good smoke test. Then

spend money to replace parts and go from there.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-16-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 529
Posted By 4thBMW
I'm frequently ammused by some who want to take a well engineered system

and mess with it. I recall modifying my old 735i with a chip and "free flow" air filter system. Was so unimpressed (seat of the pants vs on paper hype), that I sent it all back. That said (and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-16-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By 4thBMW
GO TO YOUTUBE. Lots of good tips for and easy job and not drink gasoline.

I have a new Bosch pump and Mehle fuel filter in a box waiting to go on...my second replacement for the filter. I bought a foot of 5/16" ID SAE 30 R7 by mistake. OK for low pressure. But, just so I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 11,958
Posted By 4thBMW
Joe....you make too many assumptions

without all the inputs (context):thumbdwn:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2019, 04:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,023
Posted By 4thBMW
Been filtering and recyling same syn oil since 2005

may as well say that. no one believes I change my oils so much....except the peeps that sell oil and filters.See pic:p
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-12-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 903
Posted By 4thBMW
humm, the old well water syndrome...

I hate those sprinklers...If I hit the windshield, paint or mirrors with the "WATERLESS WASH" I use and a rag or a synthetic 'clay-bar' (see photo) it all come off if I get to it in time . If the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By 4thBMW
Ah, 31 seconds for M62TU...with what software vesion??

So, what is implied on this tread is that zeroing out the TB adaptations can only be done with The INPA software before continuing the process. Anyone else?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 725
Posted By 4thBMW
Thanks, I don't have INPA...but

Those PEAK codes 75; 77 are still gone but noticed a stumble coming to a slow stop, turn....code was miss on #1 cyld. HECK, I over engine oil filled 1/8" on the dipstick. That always clouds one's...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,423
Posted By 4thBMW
ADENDUM ...afetr 6 years w/ MEYLE HD rear sub-frame bushings

OK, I'm amused at my self and some others on this post...now that I have scores of thousands of miles on my sport wagon after the above mentioned R&R of rear beer cans and shocks ( and several sets...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By 4thBMW
Lol..about to go do the (fly-by-wire) throttle adaptation reset and

read this thread..my July 2002 (dtd on TB) should *I assume reset in key position 2 with having peddle to the floor for 10 seconds; peddle off, key out for 10 seconds then start up and go...I thought...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-09-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 725
Posted By 4thBMW
Thx champain777

I saw on the other forums you have both the ft. and rear two trans to frame (wagon?) bushing puller/ pushers....If so, I should of would of could of done that earlier this year..but it's too dam hot...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-06-2019, 03:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By 4thBMW
It is what it is.....BMW dealer: service interval...

It is what it is.....BMW dealer: service interval light comes on but, only 3500 mi on car, $1000 oil change and anything else they can up sell. AND, people ask me why I didn't buy the 2014 M% with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-01-2019, 03:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 725
Posted By 4thBMW
Thanks for the videos !

After last post, I did the throttle position reset, made sure those last codes were cleared and have not had a problem. The video of the cable throttle reminded me of my old 735i (1988) and the cable...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-28-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,314
Posted By 4thBMW
Fuel filter connector hose

I found some 5/16" ID SAE J30 R9 Made by CANDA for Prestone (packaged). 18 inches enough to relace all the 8mm fuel filter connector hoses..if need be. $8.99 @ several local auto parts stores. They...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 725
Posted By 4thBMW
Thanks for the reply 540i "A" Canuck

Yes, what you mentioned was in the back of my mind as that diaphragm failure can occur more than we like from what I understand. I replaced my v. cover gaskets and o-rings, a plastic vacuum tube that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-22-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By 4thBMW
I like the headlamps..

:)
Actually, BringATrailer.com might be a good out for that wagon. Also, a local add as Road Atlanta is close by.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-22-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,314
Posted By 4thBMW
Seems I replaced my fuel filter at 65K mi. some years ago

This vehicle is at 153.300 now, new battery testing good so far. I broke down and ordered a new fuel pump and filter today. PIA as my normal vendors either just had a "BMW" $400 pump kit and nice...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 725
Posted By 4thBMW
FWIW, 2 blocks from home and behind some traffic...

FWIW, 2 blocks from home and behind some traffic <15 mph...stoping dead in a round about, I saw the engine fail safe. trying to idle my way (car ahead of me lost)... ...I scanned and saw Peak code...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,314
Posted By 4thBMW
ROGER *all of that* @153K mi.

and orig. fuel pump 100 k 'old' filter and get my head gear for a squirt in the eye ...not.

ordger a new filter and the 'other' hatch lift shock...+ 10 oil filter before tariffs kick in.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,314
Posted By 4thBMW
That "continuous cranking" problem has been addressed ver the years

on this site and elsewhere as related to the key switch mechanism...have a search on that.
Forum: BMW News 05-17-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 457
Posted By 4thBMW
Dyno's are subjective and one must compare apples...

Dyno's are subjective and one must compare apples to apples (dyno and software, etc). That said, I drove a 2014 M5 w/ Dealer installed total Dinan upgrades...only the owner didn't tell me about the ?...
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