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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Today, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By timarnold
If it happens at low speed while accelerating, it...

If it happens at low speed while accelerating, it is likely the Center Support Bearing.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By timarnold
+1 I had the same problem and solved it by...

+1 I had the same problem and solved it by replacing the heater valve under the hood.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By timarnold
It sounds like you are getting water into the...

It sounds like you are getting water into the terminals for the Air Temp Sensor on the Front Passenger side. It may be a good idea to unplug the sensor & apply some dielectric grease to the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-28-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By timarnold
This thread may answer your question. ...

This thread may answer your question. Apparently, fuse #15 is blown to prevent the car from running without oil. http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=459626
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-25-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By timarnold
I had similar troubles and found the Harbor...

I had similar troubles and found the Harbor Freight versions of a ball joint press to be worthless for the thrust arms. I bit the bullet & purchased one of these...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-24-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By timarnold
You could have a seized u-joint in either the...

You could have a seized u-joint in either the front or rear driveshaft. You can see the rear driveshaft rear u-joint just between the heat shield & rear diff. Very often you will see an orange dust...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-21-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,494
Posted By timarnold
This is a really great idea! I've done the...

This is a really great idea! I've done the drilling/hammering enough to know I don't want to do it anymore.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By timarnold
Are all of the lights you mentioned actually not...

Are all of the lights you mentioned actually not working or are you getting false error messages?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-16-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,494
Posted By timarnold
I don't know if it justifies the cost or not, but...

I don't know if it justifies the cost or not, but the reason the exhaust bolts are so expensive is that they are made of Inconel in order to resist corrosion with the high temperatures of the exhaust...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 621
Posted By timarnold
In the event you do want to inspect your center...

In the event you do want to inspect your center support bearing, you don't have to remove the exhaust system. If you unbolt/unfasten it from the mounting points, you can drop it enough to maneuver...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By timarnold
That sounds like wheel bearings. Does it sound...

That sounds like wheel bearings. Does it sound the same on both right & left hand turns? When my wheel bearings were going bad, it sounded like I still had my snow tires on.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,204
Posted By timarnold
You may want to try something like this basin...

You may want to try something like this basin wrench arrangement if you have actually stripped the hex.
http://www.waterheaterrescue.com/images/Tools/basinwrench.jpg
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,204
Posted By timarnold
best bet would be to spray it with PB Blaster...

best bet would be to spray it with PB Blaster while it is still warm, let it soak a couple of hours, screw it down and back a couple of times while spraying more PB Blaster and you should be able to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-24-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By timarnold
The 3 most likely culprits are; Seized U Joint on...

The 3 most likely culprits are; Seized U Joint on the driveshaft, failed Center Support Bearing on the driveshaft or worn/torn Guibo (flex coupling between driveshaft & transmission). They all 3...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-22-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 21,621
Posted By timarnold
Definitely worthwhile replacing the flex joint...

Definitely worthwhile replacing the flex joint while you are in there. The coupler really isn't a wear item.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-19-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By timarnold
The fact that it only happens under acceleration...

The fact that it only happens under acceleration would indicate it is a driveshaft issue the best bet would be the center support bearing. I actually just had something similar happen. After...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-17-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By timarnold
If you look at the spec, the temp range is very...

If you look at the spec, the temp range is very wide I think it's like 90F-135F. Really all you have to do is lay your hand on the pan and it feel warm, not hot. As an alternative, wait for a day...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-15-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,953
Posted By timarnold
Not sure, but on the E70 I think the 6 Item#2's...

Not sure, but on the E70 I think the 6 Item#2's are the subframe mounting bolts. From the drawing it looks like they are hex headed rather than torx.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-15-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,953
Posted By timarnold
Here is the drawing from REALOEM. The Item #2...

Here is the drawing from REALOEM. The Item #2 bolts are torqued to 83 ft-lbs, the Item #4 bolts are torqued to 73 ft-lbs and the item #5 bolts are torqued to 53 ft-lbs.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-13-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By timarnold
As you can read, subjects like this tend to be...

As you can read, subjects like this tend to be fairly dogmatic. Here is an extensive discussion on the subjects of Rotors with a bit of information on pads. At the end of the day, you need to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-12-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By timarnold
In a word "No". Pretty much any name brand rotor...

In a word "No". Pretty much any name brand rotor is fine. (The Bosch ones are ok). My experience is the Akebono Ceramic ones are very nearly as good as OEM, but with the benefit of much less dust....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-02-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 484
Posted By timarnold
It is. 1 mile is adequate to turn the fluid...

It is. 1 mile is adequate to turn the fluid over. The tramsission has to be pumping a several gallons per minute.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-01-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By timarnold
The front 2 which are 103mm long are torqued to...

The front 2 which are 103mm long are torqued to 83 ft-lbs. The middle 4 which are 66mm long are torqued to 73 ft-lbs and the smaller (M10) outer 2 that are directly behind the front wheel arches are...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-31-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By timarnold
When i had this problem, I was able to solve it...

When i had this problem, I was able to solve it by retorqueing all 10 of the bolts holding on the front subframe. Non of them were loose, but most of them were not to spec. I suspect that with the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-28-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By timarnold
It may not be the oil pan, more typical is the...

It may not be the oil pan, more typical is the Oil Filter Housing Gasket or the Valve Cover Gasket. Clean everything up & see if you can tell from where the leak is coming. To answer your question,...
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