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  1. Shouldn't be a problem to weld.
  2. polley

    E39 oil burner

    Try turn asc off and see if it helps.
  3. polley

    Quick rant thread.

    At my previous job it was for all jobs, nearby or far. $2 per km, there and back, while charging full workshop rate for time traveled. Why would I drive my vehicle around at a reduced hourly rate (or free as some people would expect), when i can stay in the comfort of the workshop and charge full rate on another job. If there is some other sucker out there willing to drive around for free by all means, call them instead lol! Now I'm somewhere else, and its a set fee for travel around town. Out of town is extra. Most of the time dealing with the general public is such a f**k around i understand why a lot of people don't bother. I do a bit of work on the side for people, and I turn people away all the time because the hassle just isn't worth it, I don't even bother doing jobs for people unless I know them any more.
  4. polley

    Quick rant thread.

    I'll charge both thanks. It costs to run my vehicle x amount per km. And it costs for my time. Otherwise I'm better off to do jobs close by / at the workshop and actually get paid for my time rather than drive around for free.
  5. Remove valve cover and check chain is intact, camshaft timing is correct and check for broken rockers. Or even a broken camshaft. Assuming you checked compresion with throttle wide open? If no compression i wouldn't even bother with the timing light at this point but would be removing the valve cover.
  6. How did you check for fuel? It may not be enough if pump is failing. Fuel, air, spark and compression is all that's needed. As long as valve timing and spark timing are correct. 120 psi seems low, but should at least run at that. Have come across failing crank sensors that were still operational but all over the place, causing ignition timing to all over the place. Timing light would confirm that though.
  7. Can you put a timing light on it and confirm timing is correct? Check compression if you have access to a tester. Remove oil cap and see if valve train is rotating in case it dropped the cam chain.
  8. TPS won't stop it from running. Seems like a coincidence. As Glenn said check distributor.
  9. polley

    E39 oil burner

    If you're looking to remove it, let me know. I have a couple of uses for such a thing.
  10. polley

    E39 oil burner

    Supposedly depending on your obc can program them to come on at a certain time each day (if outside temp drops below threshold) and run the heater fan so car is nice and warm before you leave for work. Yeah mine works occasionally, has an intermittent glow plug fault. Think its a dodgy control board.
  11. polley

    E39 oil burner

    Does yours have the auxiliary / supplementary diesel burner for heating the coolant? It's behind the left front wheel plastic guard liner usually.
  12. Mine had same setup. I looked at changing it to single pump and looked like it was gonna be pain in the ass. The hose from the in tank to the high pressure pump is quite large in diameter and probably not rated for high pressure. So would definitely look at changing that.
  13. Booked mine maybe 2 years ago. Never heard back from them ( other than an automated email saying someone will get in contact with me). Just got another letter last week.. javent bothered trying to sort it.
  14. Just usb to odb2 inpa compatible cable. Can't remember the name of software i used to read / flash it.
  15. polley

    E39 oil burner

    That guage is probably gonna be pegged? I'm not sure what they run standard. But pretty sure I datalogged mine at 26 to 28 psi of boost.
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