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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-17-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By timarnold
As I recall, all of those are specified @7.5...

As I recall, all of those are specified @7.5 ft-lbs.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-10-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By timarnold
Just to state the obvious, this chock is mangled...

Just to state the obvious, this chock is mangled beyond the point of being useful.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-09-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By timarnold
I really isn't absoluely necessary. I use one so...

I really isn't absoluely necessary. I use one so I dont overtighten the nuts, but snug is fine. The only thing to be care of is to make sure you tighten the VC nuts under the ground wires on the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-09-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By timarnold
As long as the oil is ok on the dipstick, there...

As long as the oil is ok on the dipstick, there is no real reason to change the sensor between oil changes. Just check the level occasionaly. If you haven't had a history of serious oil loss, you...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-08-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By timarnold
You have to disconnect the hoses from the intake...

You have to disconnect the hoses from the intake manifold & dipstick, but you do not have to remove the oil separator. It comes off with the Manifold. There is a 15mm nut that bolts the intake...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-03-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By timarnold
It should go back together fine. As Burning2nd...

It should go back together fine. As Burning2nd said, it's stuck and is going to require some force. It is likely that the release ring isn't quite going in far enough to release. You may want to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-27-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,385
Posted By timarnold
I had a similar problem with oil consumption &...

I had a similar problem with oil consumption & replaced my piston rings, which I guess is the extreme way to solve it. I did eliminate oil consumption, but when I replaced the oil control rings, the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By timarnold
This may seem strange, but it worked for my 2003...

This may seem strange, but it worked for my 2003 525i. Try disconnecting the battery for 30 seconds & reconnecting it. For whatever reason, if I run low on oil and the oil level indicator comes on,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By timarnold
The first container has a pump for the windshield...

The first container has a pump for the windshield washer and one for the headlights. The one on the passenger side of the engine is for the "intensive" washer, which is activated as I recall every...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 837
Posted By timarnold
Maybe a crazy thought, but did you reattach the...

Maybe a crazy thought, but did you reattach the grounding leads on the spark plug harness to the head when you reinstalled the coil packs?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 837
Posted By timarnold
Was the CPS that you purchased an OEM one? There...

Was the CPS that you purchased an OEM one? There are a lot of comments on M54 related forums that highlight problems with aftermarkets Camshaft Position Sensors.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By timarnold
Sounds like either the oil filter housing gasket...

Sounds like either the oil filter housing gasket or the Vanos oil supply line.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By timarnold
There is also a mesh filter as part of the...

There is also a mesh filter as part of the grommet between the pump and the reservoir. It could be clogged. The reservoir lives behind the passenger side wheel arch.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-17-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By timarnold
how many miles do you have on it?

how many miles do you have on it?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-14-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By timarnold
Is this a manual transmission? Assuming it is,...

Is this a manual transmission? Assuming it is, your problem is in the clutch hydraulic system, either the Master or Slave cylinder or improper bleeding.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-13-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By timarnold
That is correct.

That is correct.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-12-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By timarnold
It's held in by 4 13mm head bolts. Easy

It's held in by 4 13mm head bolts. Easy
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-10-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By timarnold
The turn signals are controlled by the LCM (Light...

The turn signals are controlled by the LCM (Light Control Module). There are transistors in the LCM that cycle the lights and there is no fuse specifically for the turn signals.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-08-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By timarnold
Really about the only thing you can do at this...

Really about the only thing you can do at this point is drill out the stud and replace it. If you have a cutoff wheel and grinder, you can cut it off, but you will still need to drill out the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By timarnold
Assuming you are asking what type of Head Gasket...

Assuming you are asking what type of Head Gasket to use, it's really best to stick with OEM. It is probably an 8 hour job plus machine shop time (& expense) to machine the head.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-28-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By timarnold
The RTV only needs to be on the corners of the...

The RTV only needs to be on the corners of the half moons.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 419
Posted By timarnold
6-8 ft-lbs

6-8 ft-lbs
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 419
Posted By timarnold
A short wobble extension makes this pretty easy,...

A short wobble extension makes this pretty easy, although it can also be done with a 1/4" drive short socket on a small wrench.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By timarnold
It really sounds like a frozen/clogged/failed CCV...

It really sounds like a frozen/clogged/failed CCV valve. Not to be alarmist, but you really don't want to hydrolock your engine due to this.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-14-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By timarnold
Of course there is no way to know if you really...

Of course there is no way to know if you really have damaged this bearing, but it is pretty beefy. If you didn't brinnel the races fitting it on the shaft, it very well may be ok. You have to put a...
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