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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 418
Posted By timarnold
Few things pump the endorphins quite like the...

Few things pump the endorphins quite like the Brown Truck
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-26-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By timarnold
The transfer case would be the last place I would...

The transfer case would be the last place I would look for this noise. If the transfer case itself was failing, the typical sound you hear is the drive chain slapping the side of the transfer case...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 323
Posted By timarnold
+1. THere are 4 of these that are pressed into...

+1. THere are 4 of these that are pressed into the bottom edge of the valve cover. They very often fall off when removing it.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-22-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 252
Posted By timarnold
If you are stuck in snow, don't do this!

Last night, while I was trying to dig my X3 out of the snow up on top of a mountain, I had something happen that could be fairly disastrous. After being stuck enough to know I wasn't getting out...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-15-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By timarnold
If you remove the PS reservoir and the Oil Filter...

If you remove the PS reservoir and the Oil Filter Housing, you have a lot more room to work. I did mine last spring and just removed the Intake Manifold. I put on the Cold Weather version and I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-11-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 43,376
Posted By timarnold
This did happen to me. I am fairly convinced...

This did happen to me. I am fairly convinced that I just had not pushed the stub axle all the way home after I had replaced the lower ball joint. By the way, you likely will want to replace the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By timarnold
They are 6-8 Ft-lbs. A 1/4" Torque Wrench is...

They are 6-8 Ft-lbs. A 1/4" Torque Wrench is ideal for this. The new ones are a mm or 2 longer, so they strip a little less easily, but it's still not that hard to strip them.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-06-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By timarnold
Edjack is right. It is sounds most likey like...

Edjack is right. It is sounds most likey like the centre bearing, but you ought to replace both whilst the driveshaft is removed.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 483
Posted By timarnold
I did have the same error code, but my car never...

I did have the same error code, but my car never ran poorly. When I swapped the precat 02 sensors, the code changed from P0171 to P0174. I replaced the 02 Sensor & the codes went away. That really...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 483
Posted By timarnold
I kind of like what Doru is saying about the fuel...

I kind of like what Doru is saying about the fuel filter or fuel pump. The intermittent nature of your problem and the fact that it seems to get worse the longer it runs makes it seem like this is...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By timarnold
Because of the design of the Valve Cover Bolts,...

Because of the design of the Valve Cover Bolts, there is virtually 0 stress on the Valve Cover. Unless you break it while trying to remove it when changing the gasket, (It can be really stuck, you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,131
Posted By timarnold
I think there would be 2 issues with metal timing...

I think there would be 2 issues with metal timing rails: 1) They would be much noisier and 2) They would cause the chain to wear.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 479
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: 479
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: 318
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: 568
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: 479
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: 479
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: 188
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: 421
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: 378
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: 421
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: 843
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: 225
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: 39
Views: 1,729
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...
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