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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-11-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 854
Posted By timarnold
Did you happen to wash it over the weekend? It...

Did you happen to wash it over the weekend? It is not an uncommon occurance for Fuel Injected cars to suffer from a very rich mixture injected at start up without enough time to adequately burn it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-05-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By timarnold
What you show in the video is perfectly normal. ...

What you show in the video is perfectly normal. I had one of the U-joints in my front drive shaft seize. The most obvious sign of a problem was a lot of rust colored dust around the u-joint needle...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By timarnold
The part number is 11361438338. Google it &...

The part number is 11361438338. Google it & there are many online sources around $5.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By timarnold
About the only thing I can think of is spray...

About the only thing I can think of is spray liberally with PB Blaster, heat it up with a torch and use a pipe wrench on it. You will need to use a piece of pipe as an extension on the pipe wrench. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-23-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By timarnold
I maybe misread the OP, but I think he has the...

I maybe misread the OP, but I think he has the OBC set to display "Miles to Empty" on his display. When the connection to the temp probe is broken, the computer thinks the temperature has dropped...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-23-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By timarnold
The problem is you have either a defective air...

The problem is you have either a defective air temperature probe or an intermittent connection to the probe. The probe is located under the front spoiler on the passenger side of the car. When...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-21-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 703
Posted By timarnold
Not to add on, but it's not a bad time to replace...

Not to add on, but it's not a bad time to replace your Oil Filter Housing Gasket as well. It's very inexpensive (<$7) and with the intake manifold off a breeze to change.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-21-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 360
Posted By timarnold
I saw the rainbow sheen as well. Being...

I saw the rainbow sheen as well. Being optimistic, it very well may be just oil washed off of the front of the engine when then coolant shot all over everything.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-17-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By timarnold
I think there is general agreement that a flush...

I think there is general agreement that a flush is a waste of time at best. Dropping the pan & replacing the filter is the best way to go, probably more so at 60k intervals. Even BMW has backed off...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-17-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By timarnold
Combustion gases pressurizing the cooling system...

Combustion gases pressurizing the cooling system is about the only way you wind up with coolant shooting out of the reservoir. It's almost certainly either a head gasket or cracked head.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By timarnold
It could be the fuel pump or it could be the fuel...

It could be the fuel pump or it could be the fuel pump is on it's last legs and drew enough current to blow the fuse. The fuel filter very well may need to be replaced as well, depending on how many...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By timarnold
I just stuck a T-40 driver on the DISA bolt. It...

I just stuck a T-40 driver on the DISA bolt. It is definitely T-40. The self tapping screws that thread into the manifold plastic have T-35 heads. The machine screws that thread into brass inserts...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-03-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By timarnold
try this:...

try this: http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=DM63&mospid=47585&btnr=11_2195&hg=11&fg=40
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-03-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By timarnold
Heat is your friend. I was unable to apply...

Heat is your friend. I was unable to apply adequate heat when I had to replace my studs. What I wound up doing was use a grinder to cut them down to fairly close to the flange, drill them out with...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-02-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By timarnold
It is a hood stop. There should be one on each...

It is a hood stop. There should be one on each side of the front underside of the hood about 5 inches in from each side and 5 inches back from the front of the hood. They thread into the hood and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 591
Posted By timarnold
I had to really work with a very large pry bar to...

I had to really work with a very large pry bar to open the pinch slot in the knuckle. I think I also sprayed PB Blaster around the interface and let it soak. It took a lot to free it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,013
Posted By timarnold
I fixed it about 6 months ago. As I recall the...

I fixed it about 6 months ago. As I recall the motor is the one that runs along the front edge of the seat
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-01-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,189
Posted By timarnold
What really doesn't make sense to me is all of...

What really doesn't make sense to me is all of your codes point to lean conditions, but if you are averaging 6.5 MPG, you are running massively rich. That almost sounds like either the MAF is not...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-26-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By timarnold
I did the Vanos seals on my '05 at around 100k. ...

I did the Vanos seals on my '05 at around 100k. Can't say I saw a huge difference. Doing them probably doubles the work needed.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By timarnold
There are 2 things that are typical parasitic...

There are 2 things that are typical parasitic drains on this car. One is the Final Stage Resistor in the HVAC system and the other is the TCU module for the Bluetooth system. Try pulling the TCU...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-20-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By timarnold
It will be fine. You will just have a rear wheel...

It will be fine. You will just have a rear wheel drive car for a while.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,057
Posted By timarnold
By the way, the spark plug hole actually expands...

By the way, the spark plug hole actually expands when heated. A spark plug should be looser in a hot engine.
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-19-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By timarnold
Lots of possibilities, but my best guess is front...

Lots of possibilities, but my best guess is front wheel bearings. Last winter, I heard what I thought was my snow tires singing. When Spring came & I switched tires, the sound didn't change. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-17-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By timarnold
Would it be a loud enought "snap" to be the TC...

Would it be a loud enought "snap" to be the TC Chain slapping the side of the TC Hsg?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-15-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By timarnold
It may very well be the rear U-joint or the diff,...

It may very well be the rear U-joint or the diff, but I had the same symptoms and it was the center shaft bearing.
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