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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 08:38 AM
Replies: 61
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Posted By timarnold
Sorry, I misunderstood. The hard plastic tube...

Sorry, I misunderstood. The hard plastic tube that comes out of the bottom of the purge valve connects to a metal tube next to the driver's side shock tower. That then runs back to the purge DMTL...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 04:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,494
Posted By timarnold
The purge valve is located in front of the Idle...

The purge valve is located in front of the Idle Control Valve on the underside of the intake manifold. There is an electrical connector plugged into it, perhaps it was disconnected and not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2016, 05:04 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,494
Posted By timarnold
Are you talking about having problems getting out...

Are you talking about having problems getting out the post cat 02 sensors? Those would be the ones next to the rear flange on the downpipe. The reason I ask is that those 2 02 sensors are not...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-20-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By timarnold
Follow this link: ...

Follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7m0JI2TNnw
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 364
Posted By timarnold
The OTC is a thermocouple. It generates a...

The OTC is a thermocouple. It generates a voltage that is proportional to the temperature it is sensing. You should be able to hook your multimeter to the OTC and read a voltage. There will be no...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,494
Posted By timarnold
Being that you only have P0174 and not P0171, you...

Being that you only have P0174 and not P0171, you could have a dodgey O2 sensor. Try swapping the Bank 1 & 2 Pre Cat sensors and see if the error code changes. I had that issue on mine & after...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-04-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By timarnold
As I understand the noise you are describing, it...

As I understand the noise you are describing, it can make a rapping noise and it could get better as you drive it. I have had to replace both the front and rear driveshafts on my X3. It certainly...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-04-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 835
Posted By timarnold
As I recall, the grease looked like the standard...

As I recall, the grease looked like the standard amber chassis lube. I would think a PTFE filled silicone grease would be a good upgrade and probably a good idea.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-04-2016, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By timarnold
Another possibility is a seized U-Joint on the...

Another possibility is a seized U-Joint on the front driveshaft. Usually if it is seized there will be some orange coloured powder around one of the ears of the yoke.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-22-2016, 05:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By timarnold
It's most likely the bolts that hold the front...

It's most likely the bolts that hold the front subframe to the car. I had the same problem and did a lot of other things before I came up with this....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-19-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By timarnold
I just changed my water pump last week on my 05...

I just changed my water pump last week on my 05 X3 and had 2 observations:
1) When removing the drive belt's, don't use the T55 Torx head bolt behind the dust cover to slacken the tensioners. They...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-10-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By timarnold
Was the car in motion when you had the vibration?...

Was the car in motion when you had the vibration? If it was, at what speed did you hear the noise. Also, was the noise apparent under acceleration, coast down or at a steady speed. These things...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-09-2016, 04:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By timarnold
What should happen is the code changes from P0174...

What should happen is the code changes from P0174 to P0171, indicating that you are now seeing a Bank 1 error.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-08-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By timarnold
If you can't find an air leak, try swapping the 2...

If you can't find an air leak, try swapping the 2 02 sensors and see if you then get a P0171 code. If you do, the problem is the 02 sensor
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-08-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By timarnold
I had the same thing occur and after tracking...

I had the same thing occur and after tracking down vacuum leaks for a while, I swapped my O2 sensors. The P0174 went away and was replaced by a P0171 indicating Lean Bank 1. I replaced that 02...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-05-2016, 07:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,098
Posted By timarnold
Apparently not. About 2 years ago ATE had to...

Apparently not. About 2 years ago ATE had to stop selling it in the US because it violates the DOT regulation that brake fluid has to be amber. God Bless America!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-02-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By timarnold
Got it. Drop me a PM & I will put it in the...

Got it. Drop me a PM & I will put it in the mail.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-02-2016, 04:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By timarnold
I did save the hoses from my cooling system...

I did save the hoses from my cooling system update. Let me know the part # for the hose & I will see if I have it.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-01-2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By timarnold
The great thing about the manual is that it will...

The great thing about the manual is that it will last forever. An automatic will fail and the time to failure is proportional to the maintenance it has received (regular fluid changes). I have an...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-01-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,098
Posted By timarnold
The Transfer Case Fluid may make things feel a...

The Transfer Case Fluid may make things feel a bit better. One thing that you may want to consider is removal of the Clutch Delay Valve if it isn't already gone. There are plenty of DIYs just a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-01-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By timarnold
The plug connections for the O2 sensors should be...

The plug connections for the O2 sensors should be under the plastic valve cover running parallel to the fuel injection rail. You would need to pop off the 2 glamour caps with a small screwdriver and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2016, 05:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,636
Posted By timarnold
By the way, an induction heater is insanely...

By the way, an induction heater is insanely expensive but works great!...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-29-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By timarnold
The problem is most likely one of your belt...

The problem is most likely one of your belt tensioners or idler pulley. Of course it could also be PS bearings, AC bearing, Alternator bearings or even water pump bearings. The best thing to do if...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-27-2016, 04:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,098
Posted By timarnold
I have been very pleased with Akebono Ceramic...

I have been very pleased with Akebono Ceramic brake pads. Much lower dust than OEM. They may have slightly less bite, but I it's really not noticeable.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,636
Posted By timarnold
These are not splines, they are bolts that slip...

These are not splines, they are bolts that slip fit into the holes in the exhaust manifold. I have replaced 2 of the 4 studs with these bolts. They are expensive but they do seem to survive the heat...
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