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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By mng
dont forget this little guy, cant hurt ...

dont forget this little guy, cant hurt

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=770482
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 363
Posted By mng
group buy - discontinued Dinan springs for e39 540

Just started on the other forum. Probably last chance to pick these springs up since they are NLA

http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2166909-DINAN-E39-540i-Spring-Group-Buy
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 829
Posted By mng
theres a swap forum on bimmerforums, might be...

theres a swap forum on bimmerforums, might be your best bet for info
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,824
Posted By mng
looks like you have a variation of teh M62 ...

looks like you have a variation of teh M62

http://www.bmwinfo.com/25480.html

have you plugged the VIN into realoem (http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do)? that'll get you appropriate part...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-07-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,096
Posted By mng
my wife has an N52 (07 X3)... because its an...

my wife has an N52 (07 X3)... because its an inline 6 and therefore 2 cylinders longer than the m62, I have found it more cramped to work in.

I say the M62 is easier (cost not withstanding since...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By mng
Got the same email - they specifically mention...

Got the same email - they specifically mention wear items like brake components and wipers which is odd.

I actually emailed them for clarification on wear items and will post their reply when i...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-02-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,478
Posted By mng
prob have to have a good relationship w a...

prob have to have a good relationship w a mechanic for them to do that - if you were to then put the car back together and it have an issue on startup (like OP i suppose), the indie would not want...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-02-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,478
Posted By mng
bump, update?

bump, update?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-31-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,754
Posted By mng
I actually had a B6 S4 daily (the first body...

I actually had a B6 S4 daily (the first body style of the v8s), the motor was absolutely lovely to rev and the car itself felt like it was a solid piece of steel it was so taut.

Once the CPO ran...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,478
Posted By mng
bump, any shop feedback?

bump, any shop feedback?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,478
Posted By mng
Let us know what the shop thinks when they take a...

Let us know what the shop thinks when they take a look pleae
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-12-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,478
Posted By mng
good luck, sorry to hear that happened

good luck, sorry to hear that happened
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-10-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,538
Posted By mng
thats interesting news, hope its true!

thats interesting news, hope its true!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,512
Posted By mng
I actually attempted the replace-the-diaphragm...

I actually attempted the replace-the-diaphragm method the first time around. Because of the tight space and brittle plastic, i apparently compromised one of the tabs on the round plastic cover and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,512
Posted By mng
Just for future reference in case someone...

Just for future reference in case someone searches this thread - the bolts are actually Ribe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_screw_drives#Polydrive), not torx. Although a torx bit will work if...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-07-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 64,738
Posted By mng
you are correct, on those bolts i couldnt angle a...

you are correct, on those bolts i couldnt angle a torque wrench in there so just got them 'snug'...i went in a side to side and zig zag pattern to hopefully distribute the force evenly

Its coming...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-07-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 64,738
Posted By mng
my car was on the ground when i removed the rear...

my car was on the ground when i removed the rear water manifold, dont recall there being any problems getting it out. also had all those hoses removed as i was replacing them preventatively as well. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-06-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 64,738
Posted By mng
:yikes:

:yikes:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-04-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 64,738
Posted By mng
the gaskets on the rear water manifold can be...

the gaskets on the rear water manifold can be bear to seat while reinstalling - this helped me when i did the valley pan and all of those hoses etc:
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,392
Posted By mng
Have you tried just taking it all apart (short of...

Have you tried just taking it all apart (short of the throttle body) and re-assembling all teh tubing? Looking forward to when you find it and :doh: can laugh about it
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,392
Posted By mng
looks ok. the gasket gets squished when you...

looks ok. the gasket gets squished when you tighten everything up. plus a slightly mis-seated gasket wouldnt make the car shut down immediately as you're describing

So when you start it and it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,331
Posted By mng
sad story

sad story
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,392
Posted By mng
nope i've had to take off the throttle body more...

nope i've had to take off the throttle body more than once and those gaskets (as you suspect) arent a big deal to change

assuming you torqued everything back to spec? even then, a lot of air...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,392
Posted By mng
for it to die right away sounds like it should be...

for it to die right away sounds like it should be pretty obvious - a (big) vacuum leak or something unplugged...

MAF plugged in? The plastic intake elbow can crack sometimes if its brittle and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-11-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,458
Posted By mng
bilstein, koni, dinan. many brands of...

bilstein, koni, dinan. many brands of coilovers....stock springs or lowering springs - a lot of info out there, just search here and bimmerforums

if youre keeping stock springs, OEM or Koni...
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