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Forum: Wheels and Tires 12-16-2013, 02:11 PM
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Views: 153
Posted By dkotanto
SOLD SOLD BMW Style 134 with new 225/55/16 Yokohama winter tires

Sold the 530i, I was planning to use these for this winter.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/331088797817?item=331088797817&viewitem=&vxp=mtr

$500 includes free shipping.

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Forum: Suspension and Braking 12-16-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 257
Posted By dkotanto
SOLD Brand New BMW X3 struts and shocks. Free shipping

Sold the X3 and no longer need these:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/331088759163?item=331088759163&viewitem=&vxp=mtr

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,
Jim

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Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008+) 09-06-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,022
Posted By dkotanto
There seem to be excessive cam bearing wear...

There seem to be excessive cam bearing wear issues in 08 and 09s. BMW changed the design on those in the later years.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-30-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By dkotanto
bluetooth malfunction

I have't experienced anything like that before. Can you try pairing a different phone type and see if the issue persist? If pairing another type resolves the issue, then it may be an issue with...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-19-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,110
Posted By dkotanto
When running with the A/C on in the summer, you...

When running with the A/C on in the summer, you will consume more gas. Also, you've mentioned that you changed the tires and your mileage dropped after that. What type of tires did you have prior...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-19-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By dkotanto
Bmw X3 ULF / Bluetooth Module

I have a ULF for sale. It's Gen 1 (the only ULF version sold by BMW NA) and works great. PM me if interested.


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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-16-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By dkotanto
There's no front diff on a 545i :confused:

There's no front diff on a 545i :confused:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-16-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By dkotanto
I had lift noise using Mobil 1 0W-40 but only for...

I had lift noise using Mobil 1 0W-40 but only for 2-3 seconds at startup. I switched to Castrol European Formula 0W-30 and the noise went away.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By dkotanto
Also, check for ground failures. I saw the DIY...

Also, check for ground failures. I saw the DIY of how to replace the diversity antenna and there is a ground screw on the pillar. You may want to check on that in case you removed it:
...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By dkotanto
This tells me that there's a probable bus...

This tells me that there's a probable bus failure. maybe a termination resistor, maybe the bus gateway..:dunno:

This may be helpful:
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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 912
Posted By dkotanto
Thanks for all the pictures and the great info. ...

Thanks for all the pictures and the great info. I am watching how yours is going to turn out before I get my 2006 w/ MASK upgraded to CIC. Thanks for pointing us to the blue GPS cables by the TCU...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-10-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By dkotanto
Yes, you will need a dedicated BMW scanner tool. ...

Yes, you will need a dedicated BMW scanner tool. Standard OBDII scanner would only read emissions related codes that trigger a CEL. There are ones you can build using a PC on your own (such as...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-10-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By dkotanto
Electrical Nightmare - Car won't start 06 530 XIT

Are there any codes? You should be able to get some codes to give you a hint of what's wrong.


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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-05-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By dkotanto
Checkout rockauto.com. If you decide to buy from...

Checkout rockauto.com. If you decide to buy from them, search the web for their 5% off coupon. Choose the 2005 year for your car as they have E39 and E60s parts if you choose 2004
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-05-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,829
Posted By dkotanto
It's a no go for the FUCHS ATF 5005. This is the...

It's a no go for the FUCHS ATF 5005. This is the reply I got from their engineers:

Thank you very much for your interest in our products.
For the transfer case fluid we unfortunately do not have...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-02-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,829
Posted By dkotanto
Looks like there's hope for aftermarket. Fuchs...

Looks like there's hope for aftermarket. Fuchs ATF 5005 appears in some web sites as the replacement for Shell TF-0870 and the least expensive I've found is $16.23 plus shipping. I just send an...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-02-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By dkotanto
CEL is on usually because it is affecting...

CEL is on usually because it is affecting emissions. Maybe your gas cap is not tight, maybe an oxygen sensor, a coil a CPS or a vaccum leak. It may be fairly inexpensive to fix in HI depending on...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-31-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 975
Posted By dkotanto
I do the oil changes myself and I take pictures...

I do the oil changes myself and I take pictures of the oil poured into the engine, with a newspaper showing the date and a mileage shot of the odometer. I hope that is proof enough.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-28-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,829
Posted By dkotanto
transfer case oil time

According to TIS, you should reset the transfer case adaptation after a fluid change.


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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-24-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 891
Posted By dkotanto
Did you pull any codes? Is your battery new? I...

Did you pull any codes? Is your battery new? I hope the screen is the problem.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-19-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,418
Posted By dkotanto
Can you tell us a bit about the maintenance of...

Can you tell us a bit about the maintenance of the car? Did you follow the factory recommended schedule based on the condition based service or did you follow a more rigorous maintenance plan?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-19-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,310
Posted By dkotanto
BMW dealer telling me broken serpentine belt debris in engine?

Can they explain how the broken belt pieces made it inside the engine? Where was the oil leak at? Was the oil filler cap accidentally left open? Any intake mods?


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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-19-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,018
Posted By dkotanto
need advice asap on a 2013 335xi......

Well, maybe so but I liked what I saw here:

m.motortrend.com/roadtests/sedans/1306_2013_bmw_335i_xdrive_first_test


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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-19-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,018
Posted By dkotanto
need advice asap on a 2013 335xi......

Historically, the xDrive models have the same suspension in base and sport. Not sure on the newest models. However, the xDrive out handles the 2WD in turns even with the added body roll.


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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-14-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,437
Posted By dkotanto
Overheat / Water Pump Replacement Questions

Thanks for the update and tips. Glad it worked out at the end!


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