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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-24-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By A B Able Truck
Just install one of these: ...

Just install one of these:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=b9XAC-BvUyo

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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-23-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,010
Posted By A B Able Truck
Verify it is not something stupid - retrace his...

Verify it is not something stupid - retrace his steps with him - was a wire harness connection removed or accidentally disconnected - are connections pushed all the way in & secure - are they...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-22-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,195
Posted By A B Able Truck
Not concerned about bright angel eyes - replaced...

Not concerned about bright angel eyes - replaced the 10w halogens with size 53 standard bulbs & they look fine at night - $2.50 - they use less power & won't melt the wiring/connection.
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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-21-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,195
Posted By A B Able Truck
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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-21-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,262
Posted By A B Able Truck
If you have the N63 you just stepped from the fry...

If you have the N63 you just stepped from the fry pan to the fire.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=817273&page=40

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Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 02-19-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By A B Able Truck
As with my 06/550I/N62 it's a love hate...

As with my 06/550I/N62 it's a love hate relationship and I'll be damned if I don't get some satisfaction from it before I sell her. (But I'm a mechanic) If I were in the N63 owner shoes (I'm glad I'm...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 02-19-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By A B Able Truck
My take away from reading your invoice: The...

My take away from reading your invoice:
The timing chain isn't physically stretching but overextending the distance between gears due to "tensioners both over extended by 2 mm" . This was probably...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-18-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By A B Able Truck
Under "Do-It-Yourself H.Q." ...

Under "Do-It-Yourself H.Q."

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=316568

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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By A B Able Truck
BMW rack info; ebmpapst ...

BMW rack info;
ebmpapst

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=528626

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=unL8HpMeVTA

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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By A B Able Truck
BTW - with all the trans issues these cars have....

BTW - with all the trans issues these cars have. The thermostat for the transmission is the size of a penny. Might be a good idea to replace it when doing trans or cooling system repairs.
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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By A B Able Truck
I replaced the defective OEM fan which works good...

I replaced the defective OEM fan which works good but I also installed 2 Hayden pusher fans up front as a secondary line of defense. The silver thermo coupler wire coming out of upper rad hose...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By A B Able Truck
I ended with the oil senders on opposite ports of...

I ended with the oil senders on opposite ports of the brass t-fitting then in photo. It was a little tricky getting the side port to end (sealed) under the vaccume pump for the OEM sender.

Found a...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By A B Able Truck
Oil sender is plumbed with OEM sender 492798

Oil sender is plumbed with OEM sender
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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By A B Able Truck
Sorry for the delayed response - I finally put...

Sorry for the delayed response - I finally put the car back on the road after replacing a few parts, gaskets & modifications. It's great to have real time gauge readings.

Temp sender is in upper...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-13-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,006
Posted By A B Able Truck
If the engine broke because of the injector you...

If the engine broke because of the injector you have a good case for a full warranty repair. You need someone in your corner (to fight) that understand the system. You have Customer Care Campaign &...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-11-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By A B Able Truck
Engine Oil Consumption Technical Service SI...

Engine Oil Consumption
Technical Service SI B11 03 13

MODEL: All

Information
All engines normally consume a certain amount of engine oil. This is necessary in order to properly lubricate the...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 02-09-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 21,957
Posted By A B Able Truck
He forgot the 10mm bolt at the right side cover...

He forgot the 10mm bolt at the right side cover bracket and was short .137 on refrigerant.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-09-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Posted By A B Able Truck
Try this: ...

Try this:
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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-09-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,476
Posted By A B Able Truck
Confucius say don't leave engine uncovered while...

Confucius say don't leave engine uncovered while working in rain.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-08-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,476
Posted By A B Able Truck
I don't think Schpenxel bent a rod (steel). The...

I don't think Schpenxel bent a rod (steel). The cylinder wall (aluminum mix??) are thin and it looks like they all crack in the same place.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-07-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,476
Posted By A B Able Truck
By definition hydro lock will not bend a valve...

By definition hydro lock will not bend a valve because they are closed while the piston is pushing up. The engine ran long enough for that cylinder to was clean - compared to the other three. The...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-07-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By A B Able Truck
Good luck because if you have the N63 you're...

Good luck because if you have the N63 you're gonna need it. N62 troubles are nothing in comparison when warranty is over.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-06-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 689
Posted By A B Able Truck
I'm not insinuating it should be considered...

I'm not insinuating it should be considered normal or acceptable. I'm just passing along information that has several good diagnostic tips.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-06-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 689
Posted By A B Able Truck
Duplicate post

Duplicate post
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-06-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 689
Posted By A B Able Truck
Engine Oil Consumption Technical Service SI...

Engine Oil Consumption
Technical Service SI B11 03 13

MODEL: All

Information
All engines normally consume a certain amount of engine oil. This is necessary in order to properly lubricate the...
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