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Forum: 5 Series DIY 02-15-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 104,857
Posted By latitude39
I don't think that warming up the car properly...

I don't think that warming up the car properly had anything to do with your problem.

White smoke usually means steam. I'm guessing a blown head gasket is the problem. I'll keep reaching and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-24-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 629
Views: 268,163
Posted By latitude39
I've used a magnetic level myself. I put the...

I've used a magnetic level myself. I put the level on the steel framework just inboard of the rocker panels. I checked the level on the pan as a cross check but I didn't want to obsess with it. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-19-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,428
Posted By latitude39
Wagon I'm glad to hear your success story.

Wagon
I'm glad to hear your success story.
Forum: 5 Series DIY 01-14-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 21,349
Posted By latitude39
Gotta love those wobble extensions. Nice bonus....

Gotta love those wobble extensions. Nice bonus. :)
Forum: 5 Series DIY 01-12-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 21,349
Posted By latitude39
RedWagon Your comment about so many O-rings...

RedWagon
Your comment about so many O-rings blowing out has piqued my interest. I have a theory that when our engines overheat, the O-rings get toasted since the temperature gets well above 250F,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-31-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,428
Posted By latitude39
:thumbup:

:thumbup:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-29-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,428
Posted By latitude39
I've included photos of the CCV system on my N52....

I've included photos of the CCV system on my N52. You may ponder them at your leisure. The valve has 1 input and 2 outputs: Oily vapors enter from the tube coming from the valve cover; Oil is...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-27-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,428
Posted By latitude39
OFH image #4 is the OFH gasket. #5 is the oil...

OFH image
#4 is the OFH gasket. #5 is the oil heat exchanger gasket. It should also be replaced *if*
you have an oil heat exchanger.

This all *assumes* that the OFH is the problem. But from...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-27-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,428
Posted By latitude39
JP, Now that I understand better, I've re-read...

JP, Now that I understand better, I've re-read your initial post. My comments are inline.

[Final note added after writing all, below] I would take a hard look at the oil filter housing gasket. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-27-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,428
Posted By latitude39
I added the torque specifications to the images. ...

I added the torque specifications to the images. The central bolt holding the sprocket is 66 Nm. The 3 screws holding the vacuum pump are 10 Nm. Remember that 10 Nm is about 7.4 lb-ft. See the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-27-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,428
Posted By latitude39
The TIS only addressed replacing the oil...

The TIS only addressed replacing the oil pump/vacuum pump chain, which is common to both units. I did not take images of the torque specifications page but I can get those for you if you believe...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-26-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,428
Posted By latitude39
Here's an image of the black cover, care of...

Here's an image of the black cover, care of ECSTuning. Maybe this helps...somehow.
http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/SiteSearch/11117530262/ES17731/

"heating element on the intake" ??? Are you...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-26-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,428
Posted By latitude39
(photo) Here's a good view of the vacuum pump and...

(photo) Here's a good view of the vacuum pump and hard line, borrowed from user pcy. Credit to pcy.

What's your last-7 of the VIN?
I'm looking under my copy of BMW TIS at the E91 chassis. Or...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-26-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,428
Posted By latitude39
Photos?

Photos?
Forum: 5 Series DIY 12-26-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 21,349
Posted By latitude39
I hope you find this useful when you dive in. ...

I hope you find this useful when you dive in. Yes, keep your alternator dry. :)

Good luck. Report back if you like. I'm interested in hearing.
Forum: Suspension and Braking 11-30-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 481
Posted By latitude39
bump

bump
Forum: Suspension and Braking 11-30-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 421
Posted By latitude39
bump

bump
Forum: Suspension and Braking 11-30-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 365
Posted By latitude39
bump

bump
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-26-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 42,722
Posted By latitude39
4Reagan, My recommendation of using...

4Reagan,

My recommendation of using Super-Lube must be qualified: I used them ONLY on the lower O-rings, those that plugged into the manifold. Those O-rings don't have to seal gasoline under...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-15-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 42,722
Posted By latitude39
Thanks SilberVogel. You are right. After thinking...

Thanks SilberVogel. You are right. After thinking about it I understand. A loose fit at the manifold won't result in a gasoline leak.

Still, 4Reagan was trying to solve the secondary problem of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-15-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 42,722
Posted By latitude39
Harbor Freight sells SuperLube: ...

Harbor Freight sells SuperLube:

http://www.harborfreight.com/85-gram-super-lube-grease-cartridge-93744.html
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-15-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 42,722
Posted By latitude39
4Reagan, I *just* had the same problem in not...

4Reagan, I *just* had the same problem in not getting a satisfying "click" or "pop". I then used a PTFE (Teflon) "SuperLube" that comes in a tiny little tube. Just a tiny filament of grease around...
Forum: Suspension and Braking 11-14-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 365
Posted By latitude39
Forum: Suspension and Braking 11-14-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 421
Posted By latitude39
Forum: Suspension and Braking 11-14-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 481
Posted By latitude39
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