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Re: Dead Beemer!
« Reply #15 on: 03 January 2019, 14:10:38 »

Sir Tigger will be quids in.

Those old Germans weigh roughly the same as an ocean going liner.........so think of the scrap value.
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« Reply #16 on: 03 January 2019, 14:38:13 »

You will struggle to find an estate car to tow 3.5t though... 2.1t is about the physical limit... Any more and you're into larger SUV territory... Merc ML/Range Rooney Sport etc ;)
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« Reply #17 on: 03 January 2019, 15:11:53 »

Well prize of the day goes to Mr Kevin Wood and Uncle STEMO for questioning whether it's a gearbox fault.  :y

I had a look under whilst it was in gear, both forward and reverse, and the prop is spinning both ways.

But what does that mean?  ???  It's lost a connection at the diff?  :-\
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Re: Dead Beemer!
« Reply #18 on: 03 January 2019, 15:14:55 »

Well prize of the day goes to Mr Kevin Wood and Uncle STEMO for questioning whether it's a gearbox fault.  :y

I had a look under whilst it was in gear, both forward and reverse, and the prop is spinning both ways.

But what does that mean?  ???  It's lost a connection at the diff?  :-\
So it's the diff or a half shaft, at the joint or even snapped. Getting less expensive.
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« Reply #19 on: 03 January 2019, 15:27:39 »

Well prize of the day goes to Mr Kevin Wood and Uncle STEMO for questioning whether it's a gearbox fault.  :y

I had a look under whilst it was in gear, both forward and reverse, and the prop is spinning both ways.

But what does that mean?  ???  It's lost a connection at the diff?  :-\
So it's the diff or a half shaft, at the joint or even snapped. Getting less expensive.

Don't tell him that. Tell him it's well and truly f*ucked so that  another baby polar bear may live.
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Re: Dead Beemer!
« Reply #20 on: 03 January 2019, 15:54:31 »

might even be just the propshaft coupling donut
(which is the same part as omega on some BMW s)
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« Reply #21 on: 03 January 2019, 16:02:45 »

Well prize of the day goes to Mr Kevin Wood and Uncle STEMO for questioning whether it's a gearbox fault.  :y

I had a look under whilst it was in gear, both forward and reverse, and the prop is spinning both ways.

But what does that mean?  ???  It's lost a connection at the diff?  :-\
So it's the diff or a half shaft, at the joint or even snapped. Getting less expensive.

Don't tell him that. Tell him it's well and truly f*ucked so that  another baby polar bear may live.
I've got a feeling it will live.  ;D
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« Reply #22 on: 03 January 2019, 16:20:37 »

Well prize of the day goes to Mr Kevin Wood and Uncle STEMO for questioning whether it's a gearbox fault.  :y

I had a look under whilst it was in gear, both forward and reverse, and the prop is spinning both ways.

But what does that mean?  ???  It's lost a connection at the diff?  :-\
So it's the diff or a half shaft, at the joint or even snapped. Getting less expensive.

Don't tell him that. Tell him it's well and truly f*ucked so that  another baby polar bear may live.
I've got a feeling it will live;D

......if so how many polar bears and little black babies must die.
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Re: Dead Beemer!
« Reply #23 on: 03 January 2019, 16:20:52 »


I've got a feeling it will live.  ;D
the jolly fryer wagon or the baby polar bear ?
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Re: Dead Beemer!
« Reply #24 on: 03 January 2019, 16:23:00 »

Well prize of the day goes to Mr Kevin Wood and Uncle STEMO for questioning whether it's a gearbox fault.  :y

I had a look under whilst it was in gear, both forward and reverse, and the prop is spinning both ways.

But what does that mean?  ???  It's lost a connection at the diff?  :-\
So it's the diff or a half shaft, at the joint or even snapped. Getting less expensive.

Don't tell him that. Tell him it's well and truly f*ucked so that  another baby polar bear may live.
I've got a feeling it will live;D

......if so how many polar bears and little black babies must die.
Says the man who is considering adding another 2.9 litres to the 5 litres, 2.8 litres and 1.2 litres he already has.
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« Reply #25 on: 03 January 2019, 16:26:09 »

Well prize of the day goes to Mr Kevin Wood and Uncle STEMO for questioning whether it's a gearbox fault.  :y

I had a look under whilst it was in gear, both forward and reverse, and the prop is spinning both ways.

But what does that mean?  ???  It's lost a connection at the diff?  :-\
So it's the diff or a half shaft, at the joint or even snapped. Getting less expensive.

Don't tell him that. Tell him it's well and truly f*ucked so that  another baby polar bear may live.
I've got a feeling it will live;D

......if so how many polar bears and little black babies must die.
Says the man who is considering adding another 2.9 litres to the 5 litres, 2.8 litres and 1.2 litres he already has.

Ah...but they are all petrol driven and petrol is like mountain air.

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Re: Dead Beemer!
« Reply #26 on: 03 January 2019, 16:27:59 »

You will struggle to find an estate car to tow 3.5t though... 2.1t is about the physical limit... Any more and you're into larger SUV territory... Merc ML/Range Rooney Sport etc ;)

Aye, that's why that one is more of a pipe-dream :) I'd love a RR Sport, but one with the right engine (petrol) would bankrupt me in running and "servicing" costs, I'm sure, not to mention be expensive to buy.. I keep eyeing up the Ford Rangers, but really should just buy something cheap & cheerful like a Scoobaru Legacy with the H6 engine (not a diesel as Guffers we all know how that will end)..
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Re: Dead Beemer!
« Reply #27 on: 03 January 2019, 16:28:14 »

Well prize of the day goes to Mr Kevin Wood and Uncle STEMO for questioning whether it's a gearbox fault.  :y

I had a look under whilst it was in gear, both forward and reverse, and the prop is spinning both ways.

But what does that mean?  ???  It's lost a connection at the diff?  :-\
So it's the diff or a half shaft, at the joint or even snapped. Getting less expensive.

Don't tell him that. Tell him it's well and truly f*ucked so that  another baby polar bear may live.
I've got a feeling it will live;D

......if so how many polar bears and little black babies must die.
Says the man who is considering adding another 2.9 litres to the 5 litres, 2.8 litres and 1.2 litres he already has.

Ah...but they are all petrol driven and petrol is like mountain air.
Oh yes, silly me  ;D
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Re: Dead Beemer!
« Reply #28 on: 03 January 2019, 17:22:55 »

Well prize of the day goes to Mr Kevin Wood and Uncle STEMO for questioning whether it's a gearbox fault.  :y

I had a look under whilst it was in gear, both forward and reverse, and the prop is spinning both ways.

But what does that mean?  ???  It's lost a connection at the diff?  :-\

Probably best to jack up the rear so that the wheels are hanging in the air. You may be able to see/influence movement on the halfshaft drive flange while it's hanging at its extreme to see if it has 'popped out'. I have heard of bmw halfshafts popping out on e38's so it may well have been an issue on e39's as well.
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Re: Dead Beemer!
« Reply #29 on: 03 January 2019, 17:37:21 »

Well prize of the day goes to Mr Kevin Wood and Uncle STEMO for questioning whether it's a gearbox fault.  :y

I had a look under whilst it was in gear, both forward and reverse, and the prop is spinning both ways.

But what does that mean?  ???  It's lost a connection at the diff?  :-\

Probably best to jack up the rear so that the wheels are hanging in the air. You may be able to see/influence movement on the halfshaft drive flange while it's hanging at its extreme to see if it has 'popped out'. I have heard of bmw halfshafts popping out on e38's so it may well have been an issue on e39's as well.

When I did this to check the Omega diff I found it best to also jack the rear wheels up a bit by a bottle jack under each shock absorber so that the drive shafts were in a more"normal" alignement. It was then very easy to confirm that it was the diff that was noisy and not overstressed UJs on the half shafts  :)
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