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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-07-2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By roboe60
Under the car, on the passenger side.

Under the car, on the passenger side.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-05-2016, 06:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 863
Posted By roboe60
I drive my X5, 740i and 530i in sport mode over...

I drive my X5, 740i and 530i in sport mode over half the time. :) Seems odd to me not to. I keep them well maintained and am not concerned about driving on long trips at 80 mph.

I routinely...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-02-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,646
Posted By roboe60
+1 I like the contrast with the Xenon headlights....

+1 I like the contrast with the Xenon headlights. And, I am sort of tired of all of the me-too LED's on what seems like every new car model.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-01-2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By roboe60
The torque was for the M18 drain plug, listed in...

The torque was for the M18 drain plug, listed in the BMW TIS. (Not a default torque for an M18 bolt). I use 25Nm for my E60 530i, E70 3.0 and E38 740i, but they all have the M12 drain plug, not the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-01-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By roboe60
The timing chain rarely breaks, but the guides do...

The timing chain rarely breaks, but the guides do and can cause the chain to skip a tooth. The guide pieces end up in the oil pan and your engine makes a very disturbing sound, as mentioned by...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-31-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By roboe60
realoem.com indicates the drain plug is an M18. ...

realoem.com indicates the drain plug is an M18. The BMW TIS torque values show 35Nm = 25.8ft-lbs
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 981
Posted By roboe60
^ This. If you determine the coil is bad, then I...

^ This. If you determine the coil is bad, then I would replace the one coil. Buy 2 if you would feel more comfortable having a spare on hand.

Changing the plugs on the N52 is not difficult,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-24-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,136
Posted By roboe60
I put Zimmerman rotors on all four corners on my...

I put Zimmerman rotors on all four corners on my E38 18 months ago and the "hats" have yet to rust.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-24-2016, 06:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By roboe60
Yes, both compartments on each side of the...

Yes, both compartments on each side of the luggage area are completely dry.
I did't pour a very large amount of water into the rear section of the gutters, just enough to check for patency. I was...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-23-2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By roboe60
I have tried to see the aft drain locations but...

I have tried to see the aft drain locations but have not been successful. I have parked heading up my sloped driveway, but see no water exiting the rear drains when I pour some water in the gutters....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-23-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By roboe60
Are the rear drains accessible from the top, or...

Are the rear drains accessible from the top, or are they under the panoramic glass?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-23-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By roboe60
I cannot locate the drain holes under the glass,...

I cannot locate the drain holes under the glass, but the exits are seen when you lift the tailgate. There is one on each side with a little flap. Sorry I don't have a picture.

Also, sometimes...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-23-2016, 06:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By roboe60
The crank bolt has normal threads....

The crank bolt has normal threads. Counterclockwise to loosen.

You need to use the tool designed to hold the crank whle loosening the bolt, or you risk damaging the flywheel. As you found out,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-17-2016, 06:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,192
Posted By roboe60
OP - do you find yourself always looking back at...

OP - do you find yourself always looking back at your car after you have parked and are headed into the store? :) Yeah, you are hooked! Research the warranties out there as others have suggested...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-09-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 614
Posted By roboe60
I use a piece of fuel hose to remove the loosened...

I use a piece of fuel hose to remove the loosened plugs and to start the new ones to prevent cross threading. It works great.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-03-2016, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By roboe60
Put the last 7 digits of VIN in the decoder in...

Put the last 7 digits of VIN in the decoder in the link below and you will see all the options for your vehicle. If you have the option, you should see:
316 Automatic Tailgate...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-29-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,561
Posted By roboe60
Did the new battery also solve the air...

Did the new battery also solve the air conditioning problem?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-27-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By roboe60
Love the simple fixes. When I picked up my 09, I...

Love the simple fixes. When I picked up my 09, I tried everything before I finally took off my polarized sunglasses. Now I keep a non-polarized pair in the console so I can see the HUD
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-23-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By roboe60
You are looking at the correct part for the...

You are looking at the correct part for the driver's side of your front bumper. It is black on both sport and non-sport models. (By your VIN number, your E38!is a non-sport.)

Part #7 would be...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-19-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By roboe60
Amazing what you can find in the manual :) But...

Amazing what you can find in the manual :)
But you added more detail, which is helpful

Center (high-mount) brake lamp
Interior lamps
21 watt bulb
1 Open the luggage compartment lid
2 Remove...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-15-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By roboe60
Looks like a sport, but maybe Canadian cars are a...

Looks like a sport, but maybe Canadian cars are a little different. Mine lists P337A M SPORTPAKET M Sports package, but yours seems to have all of the components. Do you have the 3-spoke sport...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-13-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By roboe60
Check to see if the key position on the trunk lid...

Check to see if the key position on the trunk lid is in the horizontal position. If it is, the key fob and the button below the dash will not open the trunk. Use your key to turn the lock cylinder...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-28-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 14,501
Posted By roboe60
What is it with these cars that make you take...

What is it with these cars that make you take pictures of them in the parking lot as you are walking away from them?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-10-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By roboe60
Take a look at the cap on the oil filter canister...

Take a look at the cap on the oil filter canister and make sure it still has all of the tabs to hold the filter attached to the cap. When you lift the cap slowly, the filter should raise with it and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-25-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By roboe60
This should be your part number: 07119963200

This should be your part number: 07119963200
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