Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 507
Search took 1.26 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: timarnold
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 09:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 347
Posted By timarnold
This may or may not be your problem, but if you...

This may or may not be your problem, but if you have introduced air into the ABS pump, your brakes will be spongy and no amount of bleeding without cycling the ABS pump will get the air out.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By timarnold
Very strange. Check the CV joints going into the...

Very strange. Check the CV joints going into the diff. It is possible that you pulled one of them out. The flanges are held in with a snap ring over the spline. The dust cover should be very...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By timarnold
You definitely want to replace all 4 tires at the...

You definitely want to replace all 4 tires at the same time. Different diameter tires on an X3 will eat up the transfer case actuator motor gear.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-21-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 339
Posted By timarnold
Just another note.. The bolts holding the front...

Just another note.. The bolts holding the front driveshaft to the transfer case & front differential are angle torque bolts. They should be replaced when you install the new driveshaft.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-20-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 339
Posted By timarnold
When you pulled the flange out of the transfer...

When you pulled the flange out of the transfer case, you lost some transfer case fluid. It's fairly expensive ~$40/litre, but at 100k miles, if it hasn't already been replaced, it would be a good...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 180
Posted By timarnold
Did you replace the CPS with an OEM one. There...

Did you replace the CPS with an OEM one. There are may reports of the aftermarket ones not working.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By timarnold
The job is really pretty simple. There are a ton...

The job is really pretty simple. There are a ton of diy videos as it is the same as the E46. It is normally necessary to replace the rotors after 2 sets of pads, so it depends on the history of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By timarnold
I believe that a faulty cam sensor will only make...

I believe that a faulty cam sensor will only make the car run poorly, not prevent it from starting. I'm sure someone else can verify it. The thing is if it was running perfectly before you stopped...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 675
Posted By timarnold
There aren't very may reasons it wouldn't seat at...

There aren't very may reasons it wouldn't seat at that point. Either the locating rings aren't engaged or the clutch disc is not centered relative to the pilot bearing or the sheet metal cover isn't...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 675
Posted By timarnold
How much of a gap do you have? The last 6-8mm...

How much of a gap do you have? The last 6-8mm get tricky because of engaging the locating rings. The splines of the transmission output shaft engage after maybe 30 mm of engagement.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-15-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By timarnold
THis is really a good price. You will likely...

THis is really a good price. You will likely need this more than once. http://www.amazon.com/Autel-MaxiScan.../dp/B001LHVOVK
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 171
Posted By timarnold
Here is a picture of the bolt. You are looking...

Here is a picture of the bolt. You are looking at the passenger side bottom front of the bell housing. On the bottom is the exhaust downpipe. The clip holding the O2 sensor wires is in the middle...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 171
Posted By timarnold
If you look on the passenger side of the...

If you look on the passenger side of the transmission from underneath, it is located on the front of the bell housing. It is sandwiched between the transmission and engine and if this nut isn't...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 118
Posted By timarnold
I can send one this evening, if you still need it.

I can send one this evening, if you still need it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-13-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 118
Posted By timarnold
There is one 10mm bolt that holds on the sheet...

There is one 10mm bolt that holds on the sheet metal piece on the passenger side of the bell housing. It's easy to miss. Other than that, you can pry away. You do have to work it off of the dowel...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-13-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By timarnold
It's all about contact resistance between the...

It's all about contact resistance between the ribbon cable & the LED boad. Changes in temperature, humidity or small voltage surges can make them come or go. I've seen this happen and last for a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By timarnold
I bought this:...

I bought this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFi3PtBX3O4 to do the job. It worked very well.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-11-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By timarnold
I am really curious as to how an O2 sensor would...

I am really curious as to how an O2 sensor would fail in this manner. For it to send a lean signal, it would be reporting a lower voltage than it should. My only thought on why this would be is the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By timarnold
After convincing myself that I did not have a...

After convincing myself that I did not have a vacuum leak because a) I couldn't find one and b) there was no logical hose that would cause a lean condition on one bank and not the other on a 6...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 157
Posted By timarnold
If you have a really good ball joint separator...

If you have a really good ball joint separator it's not too bad. If the $180 includes an alignment, it's actually a pretty good deal. There are some good writeups in this forum, just remember to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By timarnold
There is a link on the top of this forum that...

There is a link on the top of this forum that details how to replace the gear in the Transfer Actuator. The gear can be had for <30 quid and is not that hard to replace whether you do it yourself or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By timarnold
When you say it turned over for a few seconds do...

When you say it turned over for a few seconds do you mean it ran for a few seconds, then died? Assuming that is the case, it sounds like your sudden stop initiated a major vacuum leak maybe by...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 98
Posted By timarnold
There is a hanger directly behind the muffler...

There is a hanger directly behind the muffler slightly to the drivers side. It is easiest to remove the 13mm nut.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-04-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 861
Posted By timarnold
The OP has an 05 X3. This has the M54 engine. ...

The OP has an 05 X3. This has the M54 engine. In addition to the Intake Hoses, Any of the vacuum lines or caps in the vacuum system could be cracked or dry rotted. At the age of your car this is...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-03-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By timarnold
There really is not any adjustment. It's not too...

There really is not any adjustment. It's not too likely it's the transmission, these are pretty reliable. The best guess would be a failed center support bearing on the driveshaft, but someone will...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 507

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms