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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-29-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By timarnold
They really aren't hard to tighten or replace. ...

They really aren't hard to tighten or replace. You need a torque wrench and external torx drive sockets. (I think 4 are E15 and 2 are E12, but I'm not positive). The front 2 are tightened to 113...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-29-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By timarnold
I had a similar problem and found lots of things...

I had a similar problem and found lots of things that could cause a clunk. In the end, the bolts holding the front subframe to the frame needed to be tightened.
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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-29-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By timarnold
You really don't need more than standard sockets,...

You really don't need more than standard sockets, external torx sockets and maybe a short wobble extension. It's a little tight getting the actuator motor off, but it's not super difficult.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-29-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 342
Posted By timarnold
The fact that you are seeing misfires on all 3...

The fact that you are seeing misfires on all 3 cylinders on the back would point to a possible vacuum leak, but I did have a similar situation recently with bank 1 only. After eliminating all...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-26-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By timarnold
You need to check your coolant level. It sounds...

You need to check your coolant level. It sounds like you have developed a major coolant leak. Misfires can be caused by coolant getting into the combustion chamber through a failed head gasket or...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-21-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By timarnold
Give this a try. It may not help, but sometimes...

Give this a try. It may not help, but sometimes does. Disconnect the battery and use a charger to charge it overnight. Before reconnecting the battery, short the positive and negative cables...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-18-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By timarnold
Get the MIL codes read and see what you get. ...

Get the MIL codes read and see what you get. Could be the gear in the transfer case actuator or a wheel speed sensor or a number of other things.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 178
Posted By timarnold
Were the codes thrown before or after replacing...

Were the codes thrown before or after replacing the vanos seals? It is possible (if you are lucky) that the exhaust cam sensor plug wasn't fully plugged in or has some oil in it.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-14-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By timarnold
you are going to need to get the codes read to...

you are going to need to get the codes read to start to sort things out. In California, you are unable to get them read at an Autozone or the like, so you likely will have to buy a code reader. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By timarnold
Given their location and the fact you really...

Given their location and the fact you really can't see them, it makes sense to spend the extra $30. You don't want to have to worry about them for 10 yrs or so. If you have to replace them with the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-11-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 425
Posted By timarnold
It is something else. There is a low oil level...

It is something else. There is a low oil level sensor on the engine oil pan, but nothing on the transfer case. The loose drives haft could have beaten a lot of things, but it's not long enough to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By timarnold
Of course it is going to be whatever its going to...

Of course it is going to be whatever its going to be, but center support bearings seem to fail far more often than the U joints on rear driveshafts.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By timarnold
I did do it myself on both my x3 and e39. Both...

I did do it myself on both my x3 and e39. Both have the M54 engine. I did support the muffler with my floor jack so it didn't just hang and lowered it in a controlled manner.

That does sound...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By timarnold
The exhaust manifold to muffler are studs from...

The exhaust manifold to muffler are studs from the factory. The likelihood of snapping them off when you try to remove them is pretty high. Heat & Penetrating oil are your friends. When you snap...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By timarnold
No, there actually is no plastic under the hood...

No, there actually is no plastic under the hood that is affected by gasoline. Clean on!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-06-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 425
Posted By timarnold
It will start. Looking at your photo, the flange...

It will start. Looking at your photo, the flange going into the transfer case has pulled partially out, so it it likely at least some of the fluid has come out.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-06-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 425
Posted By timarnold
In order to drive it, you would need to remove...

In order to drive it, you would need to remove the 4 bolts (E12 I think) from the front flange on the driveshaft & remove it. You will get Brake, transmission & 4x4 lights on the dash, but it will be...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-06-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 425
Posted By timarnold
The rear u joint in the front driveshaft has...

The rear u joint in the front driveshaft has failed and needs to be replaced. The driveshaft can be removed and the car driven to evaluate everything else, but there really isn't any way of knowing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 635
Posted By timarnold
You should be fine. Just recheck the level after...

You should be fine. Just recheck the level after a few days.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 503
Posted By timarnold
This may or may not be your problem, but if you...

This may or may not be your problem, but if you have introduced air into the ABS pump, your brakes will be spongy and no amount of bleeding without cycling the ABS pump will get the air out.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By timarnold
Very strange. Check the CV joints going into the...

Very strange. Check the CV joints going into the diff. It is possible that you pulled one of them out. The flanges are held in with a snap ring over the spline. The dust cover should be very...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By timarnold
You definitely want to replace all 4 tires at the...

You definitely want to replace all 4 tires at the same time. Different diameter tires on an X3 will eat up the transfer case actuator motor gear.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-21-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 777
Posted By timarnold
Just another note.. The bolts holding the front...

Just another note.. The bolts holding the front driveshaft to the transfer case & front differential are angle torque bolts. They should be replaced when you install the new driveshaft.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-20-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 777
Posted By timarnold
When you pulled the flange out of the transfer...

When you pulled the flange out of the transfer case, you lost some transfer case fluid. It's fairly expensive ~$40/litre, but at 100k miles, if it hasn't already been replaced, it would be a good...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By timarnold
Did you replace the CPS with an OEM one. There...

Did you replace the CPS with an OEM one. There are may reports of the aftermarket ones not working.
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