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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By timarnold
It really won't hurt anything. You just won't...

It really won't hurt anything. You just won't have AWD. The actuator motor loads up the clutch pack in the transfer case. With the gear stripped, you are just not transferring any torque to the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By timarnold
Maybe not. If it is the actuator motor, it is...

Maybe not. If it is the actuator motor, it is unrelated, Oil leaks are not uncommon, especially around the Oil Filter Housing and the Valve cover.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By timarnold
Another possibility is that the brakes were bled...

Another possibility is that the brakes were bled improperly and you now have air in the ABS system. No amount of normal bleeding will correct this. The ABS pump has to be activated with something...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By timarnold
The other thing to consider is on this forum...

The other thing to consider is on this forum there are probably 20 posts about Oil Filter Housing Gaskets and Valve Cover Gaskets leaking to every Oil Pan Gasket leak. Most likely the Oil Filter...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By timarnold
This is one example. ...

This is one example. http://www.amazon.com/-Transfer-Actuator-Replacement-Carbon-093509010/dp/B00Q5D9Q8I/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1421323664&sr=8-2&keywords=x3+transfer+case+gear. If you Google "X3...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By timarnold
Read the transfer case stickies. It really isn't...

Read the transfer case stickies. It really isn't that difficult and you don't have to replace the actuator motor (it's really expensive). The motor can be disassembled and the gear replaced for...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-13-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By timarnold
The other possibility is that the subframe...

The other possibility is that the subframe mounting bolt have loosened. This is similar to the symptoms I saw. I retorqued them all to spec and the noise was gone.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-12-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 402
Posted By timarnold
Sorry my xm radio does. I still suspect the...

Sorry my xm radio does. I still suspect the impedance is the issue. I did look and the cable I made which works well has a .22mfd capacitor in line with each conductor and a 330kohm resistor...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-12-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By timarnold
There is a minimum rotor thickness stamped on the...

There is a minimum rotor thickness stamped on the OD of the rotor. If you have only consumed one set of pads, the rotors should be fine for a second set.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-12-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 402
Posted By timarnold
I have a similar problem with my Roady XT XM...

I have a similar problem with my Roady XT XM radio. I think it is a problem with the impedance that the cable is looking for to recognize a active aux input not exactly being seen. It seems like if...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 714
Posted By timarnold
+2 I have changed the transfer case fluid twice...

+2 I have changed the transfer case fluid twice (at 50k intervals) and did not reset the adaptation values. I assume the little light will tell me when this becomes an issue.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-03-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 206
Posted By timarnold
You may also have gotten air into your ABS pump...

You may also have gotten air into your ABS pump as well. If you have, normal bleeding won't fix the problem. You have to have the ABS pump cycled and bled.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-01-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,039
Posted By timarnold
Lean conditions are usually caused by a vacuum...

Lean conditions are usually caused by a vacuum leak and the most common cause is probably the intake boot. It's definitely worth checking. What is unusual is that you didn't also see P0171, which...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By timarnold
The pump is attached to the reservoir. There is...

The pump is attached to the reservoir. There is check valve, I think in the tailgate. I don't know where you live, but I have had occasions for the line to freeze up in cold weather.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-29-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By timarnold
They are actually the manifold gasket, so you...

They are actually the manifold gasket, so you really can't remove them. The shield is likely vibrating against the exhaust manifold. You may want to try to bend it away from the manifold. About...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-29-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By timarnold
One possibility is that they installed the pads...

One possibility is that they installed the pads backwards (with the metal backing facing the rotor rather than the piston). I actually did this once and had the same symptoms as you are describing. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 537
Posted By timarnold
Not to be too obvious, but it is very easy to get...

Not to be too obvious, but it is very easy to get lost a bit while torquing the head bolts. This can result in having one bolt angle torqued only once and another torqued three times. Neither of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-12-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 537
Posted By timarnold
+1 The yellow goo on the nos 6&7 head bolts is...

+1 The yellow goo on the nos 6&7 head bolts is not a good sign. Anyway, you are doing the right thing pull the head, have it checked for leaks & if needed get a used head and you should be good to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-11-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By timarnold
My guess would be that the Guibo Joint (the...

My guess would be that the Guibo Joint (the coupling between the transmission and driveshaft) is failing. Since the transmission was renewed on 6k km ago, the guibo could have been improperly...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By timarnold
It is highly unlikely it is throttle body torque....

It is highly unlikely it is throttle body torque. Torque spec is 6-8 ft-lbs. If you were getting an air leak around the throttle body, you would almost surely be getting a fault code for Lean...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-10-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 281
Posted By timarnold
The normal markup on Service Parts for pretty...

The normal markup on Service Parts for pretty much everything is about 500%
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-10-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By timarnold
It could also be the Center Support Bearing on...

It could also be the Center Support Bearing on the Drive Shaft. At higher speeds, the noise tends to go away. THe only drawback it the noise typically is worst at even lower speeds.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-10-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By timarnold
Actually, I think the Idle Control Valve is...

Actually, I think the Idle Control Valve is sitting under the DISA. What you are pointing to is the 64118369805 Water Valve. It is basically a solenoid controlled valve that allows water to flow to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-05-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By timarnold
You should have the codes read to help point you...

You should have the codes read to help point you in the right direction. The car is behaving this way somewhat by design. If the ECU determines that a cylinder is misfiring more than a set number...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-28-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By timarnold
There should be a tow hook located in the spare...

There should be a tow hook located in the spare tire well. It is an eye bolt that threads into the frame. There is a small plastic cover over the hole on the right hand side of the bumper. The...
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