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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-12-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
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: 2
Views: 148
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: 12
Views: 288
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: 254
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: 214
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: 264
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: 280
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: 515
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...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-22-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By timarnold
Normal cause of this is the Center Shaft Bearing,...

Normal cause of this is the Center Shaft Bearing, but it certainly could be other things.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By timarnold
Did you have the sensor replaced at the dealer's?...

Did you have the sensor replaced at the dealer's? If not, did they use an OEM sensor? There seem to be heaps of reports on this forum about non-OEM sensor reliability.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By timarnold
It does sound like the transmission is getting...

It does sound like the transmission is getting delayed shifting into a higher gear. When you take your foot off the gas, the speed would only slow down as fast as the car was decelerating. It just...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By timarnold
Sure sounds like it. The difficulty in engaging...

Sure sounds like it. The difficulty in engaging 1st is a sign that you are near the wear limit of the clutch disc. The pressure plate is so far forward that there isn't enough travel for the clutch...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By timarnold
No problem at all. Rightly or wrongly, however,...

No problem at all. Rightly or wrongly, however, it seems most people prefer to change oil at 7500 miles.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,721
Posted By timarnold
It doesn't take very much difference in tyre...

It doesn't take very much difference in tyre diameter to send the AWD system into a tizzy. That very well could be your problem. The statement about the Tranfer Case and Drive Shaft Calibrating...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-18-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By timarnold
I did have a very similar sounding problem with...

I did have a very similar sounding problem with my X3 and it was the ignition switch.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-17-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By timarnold
The difference is in principle of operation. In a...

The difference is in principle of operation. In a manual transmission, the oil is used as a lubricant for the gears and bearings. An automatic transmission is in fact a hydraulic motor driven by the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-17-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By timarnold
I have purchased the Sylvania low cost and the...

I have purchased the Sylvania low cost and the Sylvania high cost, extra bright H7 bulbs and honestly can't see a difference other than the extra bright ones didn't seem to last as long. Just go to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-15-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By timarnold
I had the same issue and it wound up being the...

I had the same issue and it wound up being the starter switch. The only difference in the symptoms is I had the problem on an intermittent basis before it would no longer work.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By timarnold
There seem to be a lot of posts on the boards...

There seem to be a lot of posts on the boards expressing regret for purchasing non-OEM sensors. You may want to spend the extra money and get OEM.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By timarnold
The only way to fix it is to replace the...

The only way to fix it is to replace the thermostat. There is an internal heating element in the thermostat that apparently has failed. I had the same issue several years ago. It's a bit of a pain...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 451
Posted By timarnold
This is probably no comfort, but it could just be...

This is probably no comfort, but it could just be a glitch with in whatever brain turns that specific light on. For instance, on my car, the "Park Brake" light is perpetually illuminated even though...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-12-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 497
Posted By timarnold
Removing the Oil Filter Housing & the Alternator...

Removing the Oil Filter Housing & the Alternator will make it easier. I just had a lot of difficulty getting the pipe that goes up to the intake manifold routed with the insulation on it.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-11-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 497
Posted By timarnold
The only downside to the Cold Climate CCV is that...

The only downside to the Cold Climate CCV is that it is even a tighter fit to install. I wound up taking off my intake manifold and installing it off the car. It was still kind of tight.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-11-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By timarnold
Hopefully there is no engine damage. Get the...

Hopefully there is no engine damage. Get the code read and start there. There are a number of things that can cause a clicking noise, it would be best to listen & try to determine from where the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-11-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By timarnold
The easiest way to get them loose is to loosed...

The easiest way to get them loose is to loosed all 5 lug nuts on each wheel but do not remove them. Drive the car forwards & backwards about 10 or 15 meters. This will break the wheels free. While...
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