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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By pshovest
Are you sure gage is accurate? No CEL, what...

Are you sure gage is accurate?
No CEL, what prompted you to check fuel pressure?
Cat damage is not likely. If pressure is actually high, DME will compensate by reducing fuel trims. You can see fuel...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 04:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 633
Posted By pshovest
WOW...thats a GREAT upgrade. What is the size of...

WOW...thats a GREAT upgrade. What is the size of the Toshiba HDD you removed? Thanks.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 672
Posted By pshovest
Lots of supply contracts give the buyer, BMW,...

Lots of supply contracts give the buyer, BMW, exclusive rights to the part for a period of time. OEM's are free to sell to anybody, including Standard Motor Parts afterwards. It's very hard to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 533
Posted By pshovest
If the break is in the small plastic line between...

If the break is in the small plastic line between the solenoid and air diverter valve, where mine was, it will only leak until the DME de-energizes the solenoid. Not much time to notice a...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-28-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By pshovest
Who did the alignment? Incorrect toe will cause...

Who did the alignment? Incorrect toe will cause this.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-27-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,263
Posted By pshovest
Might be like the N54 that needs all injectors in...

Might be like the N54 that needs all injectors in a bank to have the same index number.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-25-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By pshovest
M54 engines in E39's are notorious for using oil,...

M54 engines in E39's are notorious for using oil, particularly if they have been overheated at some point.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-23-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,962
Posted By pshovest
Correct, steering wheel controls don't work. You...

Correct, steering wheel controls don't work. You pair the phone initially then it will auto sync next time you use it. Buttons on device allow you to pause/play, advance to next tune or go back to a...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-23-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By pshovest
Maybe not, but what I propose is still a good,...

Maybe not, but what I propose is still a good, simple test that doesn't require any special tools. A cold O2 sensor likely has a higher heater on time then a hot one, so there's a good chance fuse...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-22-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,962
Posted By pshovest
USB in glovebox? 6FL option or iPod integration...

USB in glovebox? 6FL option or iPod integration kit? Have you run your VIN thru the decoder?

Here's the BT I use in my E39's and X5. Connects to Aux port. I can stop-start music w/o touching...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-22-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By pshovest
Simple, disconnect all (5), replace fuse,...

Simple, disconnect all (5), replace fuse, reconnect one at a time until fuse blows.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-21-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By pshovest
Those are O2 sensor heater codes. Check for power...

Those are O2 sensor heater codes. Check for power to the O2 sensors.

http://www.bmw-planet.com/diagrams/release/en/
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-21-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 372
Posted By pshovest
How many miles and why are you replacing dust...

How many miles and why are you replacing dust shields?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-21-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 181
Posted By pshovest
CIC retrofit questions......

I've been assembling the parts for a CIC retrofit into my '08 X5, but I can't figure out where the USB port is supposed to be located in the glove box. Can someone with an LCI X5 and Navigation...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-20-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By pshovest
Looks like they weren't meant for an E60. ...

Looks like they weren't meant for an E60.

http://realoem.com/bmw/partxref.do?part=6790054&showus=on
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-20-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By pshovest
Some have reported success in disconnecting the...

Some have reported success in disconnecting the IBS under these no-crank conditions. Not clear why this will prevent starter engagement.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-18-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 216
Posted By pshovest
I'd be careful heating steering or suspension...

I'd be careful heating steering or suspension parts. Those parts are likely heat treated from the mfr. Heating them may reduce their strength. In some states I believe it is illegal to heat steering...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-16-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By pshovest
x-drive is just more expensive clap trap that...

x-drive is just more expensive clap trap that will cost you $$$$.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-16-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By pshovest
Actually the center of the tire tread with IS20...

Actually the center of the tire tread with IS20 wheels is 23 mm farther from the driveshaft then the IS43 wheels.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-16-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 527
Posted By pshovest
Either that or the car's not really an xi.

Either that or the car's not really an xi.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-15-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 527
Posted By pshovest
IS20 is the offset....20mm

IS20 is the offset....20mm
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-15-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By pshovest
I doubt the aftermarket sensor is the problem....

I doubt the aftermarket sensor is the problem. The new sensor will wear very quickly and become un-resetable. The link I posted shows you how to test sensor with an Ohm meter. If sensor reads more ~5...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-14-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By pshovest
https://wiki.bentleypublishers.com/display/tech/Br...

https://wiki.bentleypublishers.com/display/tech/Brake+pad+wear+sensor+testing+BMW+5+Series+E60

Unlike previous Bimmers, E60's ues a 2 stage sensor. There is a wire that breaks immediately and a...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-12-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 527
Posted By pshovest
Yes, center of the tire tread is closer to...

Yes, center of the tire tread is closer to centerline of car.



Yes.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-12-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 527
Posted By pshovest
http://www.bmwstylewheels.com/bmw/124

http://www.bmwstylewheels.com/bmw/124
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