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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 11:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 370
Posted By HPIA4v2
When you light up a CEL on dash even momentarily,...

When you light up a CEL on dash even momentarily, especially when you have a limp mode! the BT tools, I believe this one is sold by BMS, will store shadow faults at the very least. It even log them...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Today, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By HPIA4v2
Yep, this is why a shop needs to have either the...

Yep, this is why a shop needs to have either the old style garage-pit or 4-post car lift to do it properly.
I did it at home on my Audi and busted a new control arm sets almost right away tightening...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By HPIA4v2
I'd look at the work-order receipt to see what...

I'd look at the work-order receipt to see what was done.

Also I'd pressure wash the engine bay and check again if the leak persists.


PS: I looked at mine they seemed to had replaced both CCV...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 06:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 430
Posted By HPIA4v2
Try this for bad odor. This thing cleanse and...

Try this for bad odor.
This thing cleanse and rinse off any mold/fungus in the AC condenser, the waste drips through the AC drip line onto the garage floor.
If you have second condenser for rear...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 06:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By HPIA4v2
+1. give me brake job any day vs WP/thermo...

+1.

give me brake job any day vs WP/thermo replacement; been there done it but hope never have to do it again. Not only I had to wash my hands often I think I need to wash my mouth as well, for...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Today, 05:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By HPIA4v2
I'd used KBB and Edmunds to ballpark it. Then...

I'd used KBB and Edmunds to ballpark it.
Then take a look at the Craigslist in your local area to gauge the market.
looks like the market for used BMW is rather soft lately(thanks to lease returns,...
Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - 2014) 08-30-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,400
Posted By HPIA4v2
That sucks, sorry to hear. just got my car back...

That sucks, sorry to hear.
just got my car back after CCP campaign.


I wonder if it's cheaper to try to find a rebuilt N63 and got it shipped to you and you ship your bad engine as core to them....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-28-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 766
Posted By HPIA4v2
Do not pull it out. I just had the same...

Do not pull it out.

I just had the same thing happened to me.
take it to Discount tire store, told them to take a look, they asked me if my RFT tire has been driven flat because of the screw. I...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-28-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 496
Posted By HPIA4v2
If only my dealer charge that low for genuine BMW...

If only my dealer charge that low for genuine BMW pads/rotors.
I inquired and they told me for the front on my 535i with sport pkg, it was $1100.
No thanks, DIY.


the problem for me now........
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-28-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By HPIA4v2
$2800 is almost 1/5 the actual car value.:) ...

$2800 is almost 1/5 the actual car value.:)

Yep, a lot of times DIY is more bearable when we have forums like this.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-28-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By HPIA4v2
to me, a lot of times every time I want to...

to me, a lot of times every time I want to trade-in my 6/7 yr old BMW, I just don't have the heart cause it still drives fine.
will have to check if the new 5-series G30 may sway me
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-26-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 760
Posted By HPIA4v2
Good to know. Yep, I never buy any parts for...

Good to know.

Yep, I never buy any parts for my BMW except for wiper blades at O'Reilly:bigpimp:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-26-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By HPIA4v2
I think walnut blasting is better

I think walnut blasting is better
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-26-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By HPIA4v2
when you reassemble the air-filter box, I wonder...

when you reassemble the air-filter box, I wonder if you forgot to reconnect the MAF wires back
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-26-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By HPIA4v2
for what it's worth, mine was no warning failure....

for what it's worth, mine was no warning failure.
drove home one day, saw coolant trail on my driveway. the WP leaked but I had no overheat or warning so maybe just luck.

Not sure if my...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-24-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 570
Posted By HPIA4v2
Just don't have red angel eyes and blue...

Just don't have red angel eyes and blue fog-lights:bigpimp:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-24-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By HPIA4v2
cat is related to plugs, bad plugs may cause...

cat is related to plugs, bad plugs may cause unbrun fuel in the form of soot that can clog the cat over time
but bad plugs usually play out as mis-fire, you can feel and see it when the engine is...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-24-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By HPIA4v2
You may have CCV that is clogged, due to...

You may have CCV that is clogged, due to extensive oil-change interval and short trips.
some oil at intake manifold is OK but if drips maybe you may want to replace the CCV.
Not hard, part #9 in...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-24-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 383
Posted By HPIA4v2
Or you can check out KW V1 for your AWD BMW. ...

Or you can check out KW V1 for your AWD BMW.
sometimes the new coil-over like KW V1 is cheaper than 4 oem struts. Labor is about the same, maybe even lower
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-24-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By HPIA4v2
Yep. most likely you have a severe VCG...

Yep.

most likely you have a severe VCG leaks, it can drip onto those pre-cat O2 wires.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-21-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By HPIA4v2
I have a feeling the shop didn't quite install...

I have a feeling the shop didn't quite install the transmission correctly on your car.

rule of fixing things, always look what you did recently on the car.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-21-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,623
Posted By HPIA4v2
Yep I've got the thin-wall socket from BMS with...

Yep I've got the thin-wall socket from BMS with magnet, it paid for itself now.

you can always use needle-nose plier to fish the plug from the plug-well
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-20-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,229
Posted By HPIA4v2
wow. The O2 sensors has metal shielding at...

wow.

The O2 sensors has metal shielding at the sensor side that run for 1/2 foot, at the end of that shield it zip-ties so the shield will stay close to the DP side (it won't creep up and expose...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-20-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By HPIA4v2
Goodwill warranty many times are initiated by SA...

Goodwill warranty many times are initiated by SA (service advisor) at the dealer.
no super secret formula, if you have been taking your car for service after the initial 4-yr free maintenance is...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-19-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By HPIA4v2
not sure why you want replica, I have the genuine...

not sure why you want replica, I have the genuine BMW 124 staggered setup in the garage 18x8 ET20 and 18x9 ET32. these OEM are made by BBS.
Too bad you are not in WA, I can sell the set for $500...
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