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  1. stu08

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I really should have read the red bit in your signature first.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Looks great Dan. Which front discs are on yours?
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    E39 M5 bits. Chain guides tensioners ext

    I've PM'd you regarding the corner splash guards. Thanks, Stu
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    m54b30 life span

    You can get a custom one made for a few hundred. I'm going the Eisenmann route which is around £800. These cars don't like cheap discs. Mine has some budget ones fitted and they're definitely on the way out - they were fitted shortly before I bought the car and have done a couple of thousand miles at a guess. I'd recommend OE or something like Brembo. My clutch slips if I attempt 0-60 runs and will slip from 1st to 3rd gear. However, day to day driving the clutch feels light and had no issues - apart from a squeaky clutch pedal. The clutch is also on the list of things to do.
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    m54b30 life span

    Mine has passed 220,000 miles and still going strong. I'm planning a full suspension refresh, underside restoration and full respray. To go alongside that will be 18" BBS wheels, stainless Eisenmann exhaust etc. Basically, I'm not bothered about the mileage and expect 300,000 no problems.
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    2002 E39 2L Petrol

    Aren't these 2.2L with 170 BHP? I think the 2.0L was in the E34 if I remember correctly.
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    E39 M5 bits. Chain guides tensioners ext

    You have PM re. arch liners.
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    DISA Valve Torx Bolts

    I think they do go into a brass insert actually. Probably not critical as I can't seem to find the exact settings anywhere. However, I noticed the E46 has a torque setting of 10 NM on a tuning site. I'll check them tomorrow.
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    DISA Valve Torx Bolts

    I applied the tighten and then 1/4 turn method. I might check with a torque wrench, but have a feeling it'll be more than 10 NM so probably not worth bothering.
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    530i Manual - Feels 'Flat'

    I should also add, the new DISA does not come with the black o-ring at the base. Luckily I reused the virtually new viton seal supplied with the X8R kit. If you order a new DISA, make sure to check if the o-ring is part of the unit or whether it needs to get ordered separately.
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    530i Manual - Feels 'Flat'

    New DISA valve fitted, it definitely feels stronger again than the X8R kit which makes me think the actuator could have been slightly weakened with the mileage. The pull in 1st, 2nd and 3rd (didn't test above that!!) is a lot sharper if that makes sense. Looking forward to a longer run in it later tonight. Cost £245, but money well spent. CCV and VANOS next.
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    DISA Valve Torx Bolts

    Good evening all, Is there a torque setting for the T40 torx bolts which fix the DISA to the intake? There's two of them. Thanks, Stu
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    530i Manual - Feels 'Flat'

    Haha. Well I figured with 220k on the clock, it would be worth charging anyway. The flap may be repaired now and failsafe, but the actuator is still 220k old and may fail anyway. VANOS and CCV is next for me (new DISA being fitted on Monday).
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    530i Manual - Feels 'Flat'

    Unfortunately I couldn't deal with the mess up I made with my old DISA, so bought a new one today. Will fit Monday and give a further update on if there is a difference between a new DISA and a X8R repaired version. I'm going to buy another X8R repair kit for the new DISA and may fit it anyway, just to get rid of the pin design.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Bought a new DISA from BMW and removed the old one ready for Monday. Also collected my new Sport splash guards from a fellow BMW5 member - nice meeting you today.
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