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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-11-2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 32,023
Posted By dkotanto
I'm willing to give it a try. I think $379 is...

I'm willing to give it a try. I think $379 is reasonable if it works and it is a permanent fix.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-26-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 197
Posted By dkotanto
The only thing that comes to mind that is related...

The only thing that comes to mind that is related to the driver's rear location is the fuel filter area. If you pull the rear seat up and remove the round plate that covers the gas tank access, you...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-25-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,027
Posted By dkotanto
Well, sorry, I can't comment on BMW TC...

Well, sorry, I can't comment on BMW TC engineering facts other than what I have been experienced with. For what it's worth, see this pdf and draw out your own conclusions of whether or not a flat...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-25-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,027
Posted By dkotanto
HELP! Transfer case problem

It could also be fluid contamination from the clutch packs wearing which could cause TC gearing failures


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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-25-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,027
Posted By dkotanto
That was a quick google search...there are other...

That was a quick google search...there are other posts that have indicated TC failures due to different tire sizes in AWD vehicles. A flat is after all a different tire size. Driving for 30 miles on...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-25-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,027
Posted By dkotanto
A flat tire will cause a circumference...

A flat tire will cause a circumference mismatch...we don't know the condition of the OP's rest of the tires so they could exaggerate TC issues if there are different in regards to circumference. I...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-25-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,027
Posted By dkotanto
To the OP, please ensure that your tires are good...

To the OP, please ensure that your tires are good and there are no old and new tires mixed. Your noise could also be from having worn and new tires with different circumferences which can cause TC...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-25-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,027
Posted By dkotanto
Check this out: ...

Check this out:

http://www.holmanparts.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/10_TransferCaseDifferentialFailureMode_v2.pdf


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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-25-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By dkotanto
Most likely you have a mechatronic sleeve leak...

Most likely you have a mechatronic sleeve leak which is very common for our ZF6HP19:

https://blog.bavauto.com/15022/bmw-automatic-transmmission-fluid-leak-mechatronic-sleeve-ga6hp19z-ga6hp26z/
...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-25-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,027
Posted By dkotanto
They are generally very reliable. They are not...

They are generally very reliable. They are not that hard to replace so if you want to gamble and potentially save some money by going with the used one, go for it as long as they can give you your...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-24-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By dkotanto
So you've replaced the intake and exhaust...

So you've replaced the intake and exhaust solenoids and the camshaft sensor and you are still seeing these error codes? Can you make sure that the electrical connectors to these components are...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-24-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,027
Posted By dkotanto
Running on a flat tire for a while can put...

Running on a flat tire for a while can put significant stress on the transfer case of an AWD vehicle as that tire circumference is now less than the rest of the tires and the TC needs to compensate. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-17-2017, 05:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By dkotanto
Interesting, thanks for letting me know. I have...

Interesting, thanks for letting me know. I have been using this fluid in all my autos without issues. Maybe the ZF tranny in this car is a bit more sensitive to full synthetics


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By dkotanto
I used Redline D4 as the ATF fluid. I will check...

I used Redline D4 as the ATF fluid. I will check the level at the proper temp. No codes using Carly. Thanks
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By dkotanto
RPM fluctuation in 5th gear (auto)

Hello all,

Ever since I've replaced my torque converter, my RPMs fluctuate at steady pedal when trying to maintain constant speed. For example when I'm trying to maintain 45 MPH on a flat or...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-01-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By dkotanto
This is what worked for me, along with a 24" pipe...

This is what worked for me, along with a 24" pipe for leverage:

https://www.amazon.com/IceToolz-Allen-Wrench-Long-Handle/dp/B0015FJ924
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-31-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,307
Posted By dkotanto
https://youtu.be/1LgLHSyx8Og Sent from...

https://youtu.be/1LgLHSyx8Og



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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-31-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,307
Posted By dkotanto
The microphone is built-in and it works great. I...

The microphone is built-in and it works great. I think you have the option to also add an external one. The car came with it installed when I bought it and the PO had it done at a shop When I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-31-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,307
Posted By dkotanto
I have an AVIN Avant 2 that I removed before I...

I have an AVIN Avant 2 that I removed before I traded in my car. Let me know if you're interested, I will be selling it for $250. See ...
Forum: Great Plains & Rocky Mountains Regions 02-06-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 404
Posted By dkotanto
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-01-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,225
Posted By dkotanto
Good idea Jim, I will give the teflon tape a try...

Good idea Jim, I will give the teflon tape a try as soon as I see a leak. So far and after the the hose replacement with the BMW one, it has been ok.
Forum: Interior 12-31-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 664
Posted By dkotanto
I just saw one listed for sale at the Denver...

I just saw one listed for sale at the Denver craigslist. If you still want it, shoot the seller a message and see if he's willing to ship it to you:
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-31-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,225
Posted By dkotanto
Interesting, isn't that what the lower pressure...

Interesting, isn't that what the lower pressure cap supposed to prevent?


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,225
Posted By dkotanto
Thanks, great post as usual. I've done the...

Thanks, great post as usual. I've done the complete cooling system overhaul (except the heater hoses under the intake) last May when I purchased the car at 55K miles. I've already done it three...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,225
Posted By dkotanto
It is not leaking yet. The weird thing about it...

It is not leaking yet. The weird thing about it is that it doesn't leak consistently. It may go a few days and not a drop and then it will spray about a cup of coolant :dunno:
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