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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By latitude39
I've never had a problem with the fuel pump but I...

I've never had a problem with the fuel pump but I did replace it at 131k miles as Preventive Maintenance since I'd heard so many stories of them failing by 150k.

To G.R.'s point about the Intake...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 09:11 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 38,072
Posted By latitude39
Which water pump depends on the year of the...

Which water pump depends on the year of the 530xi. The earliest 2 years of the E60, '04 and '05, used the M54 engine, which uses a mechanical pump. The '06 and later 530xi had the N52 engine, which...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-03-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 38,072
Posted By latitude39
Is your fan clutch functional?

Is your fan clutch functional?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-30-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By latitude39
An OEM fuel pump (Siemens-VDO) is about $175 from...

An OEM fuel pump (Siemens-VDO) is about $175 from online suppliers. The gasket is about $20. It's a straightforward repair that would take a BMW specialist less than an hour. The BMW-branded pump...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-18-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By latitude39
You might take a look in the glovebox. BMW's...

You might take a look in the glovebox. BMW's instructions for installing one says to put the plug in the glovebox. I figure if they say that then a factory-installed one is probably there. :)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-26-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,105
Posted By latitude39
Many thanks to G. P. Burdell for this excellent...

Many thanks to G. P. Burdell for this excellent DIY

I performed this service yesterday, using Method 2. The procedure went very well.

Here are my notes:

In addition to removing those items...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-28-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,165
Posted By latitude39
I had the same symptoms--vibration under right...

I had the same symptoms--vibration under right arm. I also found a torn rubber diaphragm on the CSB but flex disc was in good shape. I replaced them both (flex disc and CSB). I also replaced my...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 02-15-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 110,044
Posted By latitude39
I don't think that warming up the car properly...

I don't think that warming up the car properly had anything to do with your problem.

White smoke usually means steam. I'm guessing a blown head gasket is the problem. I'll keep reaching and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-24-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 287,241
Posted By latitude39
I've used a magnetic level myself. I put the...

I've used a magnetic level myself. I put the level on the steel framework just inboard of the rocker panels. I checked the level on the pan as a cross check but I didn't want to obsess with it. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-19-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,994
Posted By latitude39
Wagon I'm glad to hear your success story.

Wagon
I'm glad to hear your success story.
Forum: 5 Series DIY 01-14-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 24,563
Posted By latitude39
Gotta love those wobble extensions. Nice bonus....

Gotta love those wobble extensions. Nice bonus. :)
Forum: 5 Series DIY 01-12-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 24,563
Posted By latitude39
RedWagon Your comment about so many O-rings...

RedWagon
Your comment about so many O-rings blowing out has piqued my interest. I have a theory that when our engines overheat, the O-rings get toasted since the temperature gets well above 250F,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-31-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,994
Posted By latitude39
:thumbup:

:thumbup:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-29-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,994
Posted By latitude39
I've included photos of the CCV system on my N52....

I've included photos of the CCV system on my N52. You may ponder them at your leisure. The valve has 1 input and 2 outputs: Oily vapors enter from the tube coming from the valve cover; Oil is...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-27-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,994
Posted By latitude39
OFH image #4 is the OFH gasket. #5 is the oil...

OFH image
#4 is the OFH gasket. #5 is the oil heat exchanger gasket. It should also be replaced *if*
you have an oil heat exchanger.

This all *assumes* that the OFH is the problem. But from...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-27-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,994
Posted By latitude39
JP, Now that I understand better, I've re-read...

JP, Now that I understand better, I've re-read your initial post. My comments are inline.

[Final note added after writing all, below] I would take a hard look at the oil filter housing gasket. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-27-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,994
Posted By latitude39
I added the torque specifications to the images. ...

I added the torque specifications to the images. The central bolt holding the sprocket is 66 Nm. The 3 screws holding the vacuum pump are 10 Nm. Remember that 10 Nm is about 7.4 lb-ft. See the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-27-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,994
Posted By latitude39
The TIS only addressed replacing the oil...

The TIS only addressed replacing the oil pump/vacuum pump chain, which is common to both units. I did not take images of the torque specifications page but I can get those for you if you believe...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-26-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,994
Posted By latitude39
Here's an image of the black cover, care of...

Here's an image of the black cover, care of ECSTuning. Maybe this helps...somehow.
http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/SiteSearch/11117530262/ES17731/

"heating element on the intake" ??? Are you...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-26-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,994
Posted By latitude39
(photo) Here's a good view of the vacuum pump and...

(photo) Here's a good view of the vacuum pump and hard line, borrowed from user pcy. Credit to pcy.

What's your last-7 of the VIN?
I'm looking under my copy of BMW TIS at the E91 chassis. Or...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-26-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,994
Posted By latitude39
Photos?

Photos?
Forum: 5 Series DIY 12-26-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 24,563
Posted By latitude39
I hope you find this useful when you dive in. ...

I hope you find this useful when you dive in. Yes, keep your alternator dry. :)

Good luck. Report back if you like. I'm interested in hearing.
Forum: Suspension and Braking 11-30-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 510
Posted By latitude39
bump

bump
Forum: Suspension and Braking 11-30-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 452
Posted By latitude39
bump

bump
Forum: Suspension and Braking 11-30-2014, 09:49 AM
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Views: 406
Posted By latitude39
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