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Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 07-09-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,981
Posted By bmwtech78
I heard the X1 was either all wheel drive or rear...

I heard the X1 was either all wheel drive or rear wheel drive with coventional longitudinal engine mounting. Where did you hear about transverse mounted? The pre pro x1 I saw was longitudinal 4...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-07-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 905
Posted By bmwtech78
Check the hood switch, drivers side of the engine...

Check the hood switch, drivers side of the engine compartment in front of the microfilter.

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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-06-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,469
Posted By bmwtech78
You need to replace the complete electric...

You need to replace the complete electric steering column to fix this issue. This is a common complaint in hot climates, hope you still have warranty coverage cause that is one expensive steering...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-05-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,029
Posted By bmwtech78
Here is a easy way to fix your problem without...

Here is a easy way to fix your problem without having to remove the fender liner. Open the hood and find were the washer hose runs to the nozzles, take the washer hose off and blow compressed air...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-28-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,643
Posted By bmwtech78
You need a new key holder. Fairly straight...

You need a new key holder. Fairly straight forward to remove the steering wheel trim and replace you can do it yourself.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-28-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,859
Posted By bmwtech78
Run away fast, they have no idea what they are...

Run away fast, they have no idea what they are talking about. When removing the oil cap you should have suction if you have pressure I would assume the crank case vent valve is bad. A bad ccv valve...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-27-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By bmwtech78
You should still have full factory warranty and...

You should still have full factory warranty and maintenance. If the clutch failed it should be covered by factory warranty, if its worn out it should be covered by maintenance package. I did a clutch...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-25-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,549
Posted By bmwtech78
Ok we need to know exact fault codes in order to...

Ok we need to know exact fault codes in order to help you not check control messages, multiple problems can set the same check control messages we need fault codes. Go get the exact fault codes and...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-20-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,260
Posted By bmwtech78
Take the door panel back off and check to make...

Take the door panel back off and check to make sure you plugged the door lock actuator back in.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-12-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,018
Posted By bmwtech78
Could be the hot water valve it is designed to...

Could be the hot water valve it is designed to stick open when it fails.

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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-09-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,549
Posted By bmwtech78
Sounds like a dsc hydro unit. Do you know the...

Sounds like a dsc hydro unit. Do you know the exact fault? Was it dsc pump motor connection? This is fairly common if so you need the complete dsc hydro unit.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-09-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By bmwtech78
Looks like needle bearings from the water pump....

Looks like needle bearings from the water pump. Did your water pump come apart?

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Forum: General Automotive Forum 05-07-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,241
Posted By bmwtech78
At this point I would say don't do it. Its ok for...

At this point I would say don't do it. Its ok for a single guy but not enough money to support a family. Plus you always have to keep buying tools which get very expensive real quick. Getting paid on...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-28-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,360
Posted By bmwtech78
Sounds like the general module. Have you checked...

Sounds like the general module. Have you checked for any fault codes? If you have faults for central locking relays you need a new GM.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-28-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,018
Posted By bmwtech78
Before you do anything else you must repair the...

Before you do anything else you must repair the ambient temp sensor. The ac system will not work properly without it.


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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-01-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,734
Posted By bmwtech78
I think your ac control panel rotary knobs are...

I think your ac control panel rotary knobs are bad. I have seen this before when the knobs wear out and will randomly turn on when hitting a bump or touching the switch. You can try wiggling the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-20-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,809
Posted By bmwtech78
That threaded hole is wear a hook goes into for...

That threaded hole is wear a hook goes into for lifting and supporting the engine when being worked on.

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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-17-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,327
Posted By bmwtech78
As far as I know engine adaptations can only be...

As far as I know engine adaptations can only be reset through the diagnosis system.

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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-17-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,584
Posted By bmwtech78
Sounds like your amp has failed. Open the rear...

Sounds like your amp has failed. Open the rear hatch and open the access cover in the rear left like your trying to access the taillight and check the amp for water damage.

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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-16-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,001
Posted By bmwtech78
Yes the curved part facing the rotor. Take the...

Yes the curved part facing the rotor. Take the rear tire off and look at the rear sensor see if it is new or old if it is worn flat or still has the curved part on it. Also make sure it is pluged in...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-16-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,001
Posted By bmwtech78
Ok i read the original post again. Are you saying...

Ok i read the original post again. Are you saying your front pads are only at 2mm? Or they were at 2mm and you replaced the pads or you just replaced the sensor and left the old pads in? Sent from my...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-16-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,001
Posted By bmwtech78
If the pad warning light is on than the sensor...

If the pad warning light is on than the sensor has been triggered and must be replaced. I see this problem on a regular basis, customers come in saying the brake lining light is on but they just had...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-16-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,001
Posted By bmwtech78
I bet your rear pad sensor was not replaced when...

I bet your rear pad sensor was not replaced when the brakes were done. Lots of times people who are not familiar with bmws don't know that the sensor is not reusable.

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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-16-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,485
Posted By bmwtech78
There could be multiple reasons why the airbag...

There could be multiple reasons why the airbag light is on. The extended coverage will only cover if the seat sensor is bad they cant just replace the seat mat if it has not failed the dealership...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-14-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By bmwtech78
I would say poor quality gas with too much...

I would say poor quality gas with too much ethanol atleast that's what the dealership will probably tell you. They can test your fuel but if it test higher than 10 percent alcohol content it will not...
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