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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Today, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By timarnold
I would try taking off the shift cable bracket....

I would try taking off the shift cable bracket. (2 10mm headed bolts) and use a smallish pipe wrench on it. Needless to say, it also needs to be replaced. If you can't quite get a pipe wrench on...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By timarnold
Here is a picture of the tensioner off of my 05...

Here is a picture of the tensioner off of my 05 X3. If you notice, there is a second torx recess (T60 I think) on the body of the tensioner. As I recall it's a bit hard to see when it's on the car,...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 09-06-2016, 11:32 AM
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Views: 155,404
Posted By timarnold
Could someone please share the Reingold download...

Could someone please share the Reingold download link? Thank YOu
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By timarnold
Congratulations on your purchase! The first...

Congratulations on your purchase! The first thing I would recommend is buying a decent scanner so you can read the error codes. Currently, the most popular model seems to be the Creator 310.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-31-2016, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By timarnold
You may have a vacuum leak somewhere. A typical...

You may have a vacuum leak somewhere. A typical place is the "Y" on the Air Intake Boot.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-23-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By timarnold
Something in the in the clutch/throwout bearing...

Something in the in the clutch/throwout bearing system is seriously out of whack, possibly from the impact in the accident. There really isn't any good way to see much without dropping the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-19-2016, 05:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By timarnold
THe tires I put on were not run flats. The guy...

THe tires I put on were not run flats. The guy at the tire store mentioned a vibration, it was not there when I took it in. Of course I lept to the conclusion that they had done something, but when...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-16-2016, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By timarnold
Unfortunately, no. It takes 5x more time to take...

Unfortunately, no. It takes 5x more time to take apart the interior that it does to actually replace the shocks.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-15-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By timarnold
Pretty much over a 3 month span, I replaced the...

Pretty much over a 3 month span, I replaced the center support bearing, the front drive shaft and then the rear u-joint. I wish I had replaced the whole drive shaft when the csb failed. By the way,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,049
Posted By timarnold
It certainly won't hurt anything. If you were to...

It certainly won't hurt anything. If you were to go through the calculation of the clamping force each of the 6mm bolts is generating at 9 ft-lbs. it's about 160 lbs, so I'm pretty sure the RTV,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-14-2016, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By timarnold
Check the rear universal joint. You may have a...

Check the rear universal joint. You may have a bearing seized. Normally you can see some orange dust around one of the bearings if it has failed. I had this happen with my 05 X3.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-14-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By timarnold
I wedged a 4 foot section of 1" pipe into the...

I wedged a 4 foot section of 1" pipe into the lower wishbone and pushed down on it to remove & replace the spring. You definitely have to remove the lower shock bolt.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-10-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,307
Posted By timarnold
True to an extent, but there is a little more to...

True to an extent, but there is a little more to it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galling
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-10-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,307
Posted By timarnold
The only negative i can think of is the tendency...

The only negative i can think of is the tendency of aluminum to gall. Brass would be a much better material.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By timarnold
The other end of this hose should go into the...

The other end of this hose should go into the Sucking Jet Pump. http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=DT53-USA-05-2003-E39-BMW-530i&diagId=11_2885
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-31-2016, 05:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By timarnold
sensor 1 is the one towards the front of the...

sensor 1 is the one towards the front of the engine.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,837
Posted By timarnold
Sorry, I misunderstood. The hard plastic tube...

Sorry, I misunderstood. The hard plastic tube that comes out of the bottom of the purge valve connects to a metal tube next to the driver's side shock tower. That then runs back to the purge DMTL...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2016, 04:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,837
Posted By timarnold
The purge valve is located in front of the Idle...

The purge valve is located in front of the Idle Control Valve on the underside of the intake manifold. There is an electrical connector plugged into it, perhaps it was disconnected and not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2016, 05:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,837
Posted By timarnold
Are you talking about having problems getting out...

Are you talking about having problems getting out the post cat 02 sensors? Those would be the ones next to the rear flange on the downpipe. The reason I ask is that those 2 02 sensors are not...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-20-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By timarnold
Follow this link: ...

Follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7m0JI2TNnw
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By timarnold
The OTC is a thermocouple. It generates a...

The OTC is a thermocouple. It generates a voltage that is proportional to the temperature it is sensing. You should be able to hook your multimeter to the OTC and read a voltage. There will be no...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,837
Posted By timarnold
Being that you only have P0174 and not P0171, you...

Being that you only have P0174 and not P0171, you could have a dodgey O2 sensor. Try swapping the Bank 1 & 2 Pre Cat sensors and see if the error code changes. I had that issue on mine & after...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-04-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By timarnold
As I understand the noise you are describing, it...

As I understand the noise you are describing, it can make a rapping noise and it could get better as you drive it. I have had to replace both the front and rear driveshafts on my X3. It certainly...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-04-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,307
Posted By timarnold
As I recall, the grease looked like the standard...

As I recall, the grease looked like the standard amber chassis lube. I would think a PTFE filled silicone grease would be a good upgrade and probably a good idea.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-04-2016, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By timarnold
Another possibility is a seized U-Joint on the...

Another possibility is a seized U-Joint on the front driveshaft. Usually if it is seized there will be some orange coloured powder around one of the ears of the yoke.
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