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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) Today, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By A B Able Truck
My idler pulley is attached to alternator 489465

My idler pulley is attached to alternator
489465
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 220
Posted By A B Able Truck
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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 220
Posted By A B Able Truck
I use WIX all the time - Mercedes, BMW, all makes...

I use WIX all the time - Mercedes, BMW, all makes with no problems.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 620
Posted By A B Able Truck
You can get a good set of torx sockets from...

You can get a good set of torx sockets from Harbor Freight cheap that work fine especially for the DIYer. But a good torx wrench set is a life saver. I have these 2 that I can't live without but...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By A B Able Truck
I didn't read any DIYs but if it wasn't...

I didn't read any DIYs but if it wasn't mentioned- the bracket has 3 threaded spacers. When you reassemble - back them off with an 8mm, secure bracket to side of block, turn spacers until they touch...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By A B Able Truck
I reached thru the front with a box wrench (left...

I reached thru the front with a box wrench (left hand) while using a long pry bar (right hand). Use the other end of the bar to hold the wrench in place to break the bolt free. Then I used the...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 01-20-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 19,833
Posted By A B Able Truck
Past the rings - they do not seal liquid -...

Past the rings - they do not seal liquid - especially if the injector bleeds down when stopped and the fuel has time to gravity bleed overnight.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By A B Able Truck
487585 I think it's an H12 bolt thru angle...

487585

I think it's an H12 bolt thru angle bracket (upper rear of pump) to block.
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 01-20-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 9,727
Posted By A B Able Truck
Those with timing chain/injector issues may want...

Those with timing chain/injector issues may want to have an oil analysis to help determine main/ rod bearing wear before warranty runs out.
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 01-20-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 9,727
Posted By A B Able Truck
The modifying detail when it comes to timing...

The modifying detail when it comes to timing chain replacement may be how much fuel was dumped from defective injectors that reduced the lubrication to the chain guides exacerbated by extended oil...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 01-20-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 9,727
Posted By A B Able Truck
Timing chain may not fix oil burn but CCV hoses...

Timing chain may not fix oil burn but CCV hoses may (part of recall)
There's a pattern starting - how often did you change your oil?

1/20/2015 8:54 am 7Series F01/F02
Frassboy - 550GT - 60,000...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 01-20-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 19,833
Posted By A B Able Truck
Wow - That is a theory that makes sense. Now the...

Wow - That is a theory that makes sense. Now the question is how much damage did that fuel wash do to all engine bearing?
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 01-20-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 19,833
Posted By A B Able Truck
ONE - That is the number of complaints I can find...

ONE - That is the number of complaints I can find related to these issues posted since 1/1/15 while searching NHTSA (BMW 5,7 & X series). Some of you are or have waited until you get your car back to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-18-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 617
Views: 36,239
Posted By A B Able Truck
On one of these forum/threads (5,7 or X) they are...

On one of these forum/threads (5,7 or X) they are starting to list the parts replaced with part numbers. On a timing chain replacement they listed the part as;
11-31-7-567-500 Chain & Guide Rail...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-17-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 12,595
Posted By A B Able Truck
I think we are taking the term "timing chain...

I think we are taking the term "timing chain stretch" literally and need to consider the definition as "to draw out to full extent or beyond normal limits". The tensioners or guide rails could...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 01-15-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,151
Posted By A B Able Truck
486774 $20 each - mount some bilge vents -...

486774

$20 each - mount some bilge vents - they come in chrome and various styles :)
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 01-15-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By A B Able Truck
It appears the E90s had their warranty on related...

It appears the E90s had their warranty on related issues extended to 10 year unlimited miles - you may research their class action law firm and contact them. I'm sure they made a ton of money and...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 01-15-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,151
Posted By A B Able Truck
It appears the E90s had their warranty on related...

It appears the E90s had their warranty on related issues extended to 10 year unlimited miles - you may research their class action law firm and contact them. I'm sure they made a ton of money and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-15-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 23,086
Posted By A B Able Truck
If the N52 VANOS were carried over to the N63s...

If the N52 VANOS were carried over to the N63s the problems may have been carried over and would expand your defective vehicle range. The N63s are currently going thru a major campaign for "timing...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 01-15-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 19,833
Posted By A B Able Truck
Glad to hear you got your car back/running. The...

Glad to hear you got your car back/running. The fact that they stated on the invoice - "BMW states the spark plugs were "worn/black from rich fuel conditions from previous fuel injectors" but made...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 01-14-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 19,833
Posted By A B Able Truck
I worked for a dealership - so no, I didn't...

I worked for a dealership - so no, I didn't overbill - the dealership did. And yes, you as the customer, taking your vehicle to any repair facility needs to feel comfortable opening your wallet for...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 01-14-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 19,833
Posted By A B Able Truck
As a mechanic for 30+ years at dealers, indys and...

As a mechanic for 30+ years at dealers, indys and self employed, I can tell you this.
- Even before this recall I can guarantee that at one time or another a non-factory trained technician has...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 01-13-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 19,833
Posted By A B Able Truck
So they are pulling your engine to do the timing...

So they are pulling your engine to do the timing chain and they're charging you $1,535 to do the turbo cooling hoses that should be considered under the emissions warranty. You trust your SA is going...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-13-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 12,595
Posted By A B Able Truck
Lists the difference (improvements) between the...

Lists the difference (improvements) between the N63 & N63TU (Different VANOS, chains, etc.) -

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=484320&d=1420144191

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Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 01-13-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 9,727
Posted By A B Able Truck
Found timing chain is OK at this...

Found timing chain is OK at this time:thumbup::liar:
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