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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 05:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By Scott ZHP
Not sure why you would bother with an oil cooler....

Not sure why you would bother with an oil cooler. As Bob says. 7.5qts of synthetic oil can handle a lot of heat.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-21-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 75,945
Posted By Scott ZHP
Here's a description, from a document I can't...

Here's a description, from a document I can't link unfortunately:

Long Term Fuel Trim (LTFT) Additive
This is the control of Injection Pulse Time Open (ti) (also called Injection Pulse Width)...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-21-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 75,945
Posted By Scott ZHP
Dunno, I only saw additive and multiplicative...

Dunno, I only saw additive and multiplicative adaptations in the scan tool, I'll look for LT/ST fuel trims.

What would it tell me if adding propane sends the short term trim down? Fuel supply...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-21-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 512
Posted By Scott ZHP
I4 (I=inline), not V4. And that engine does...

I4 (I=inline), not V4. And that engine does indeed have an engine oil cooler (BMW refers to it as a heat exchanger) bolted to the oil filter housing. Oil runs in one loop inside it, engine coolant...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-21-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 75,945
Posted By Scott ZHP
So I'm chasing a similar issue on my wife's E53...

So I'm chasing a similar issue on my wife's E53 w/ 3.0 M54 engine. I get a sporadic P0174; I clear it and it comes back in about 50 miles.

CCV and all hoses are newish and connected...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-20-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 512
Posted By Scott ZHP
What engine?

What engine?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-20-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 512
Posted By Scott ZHP
Which model E46 do you have? Because most of...

Which model E46 do you have? Because most of them don't have an engine oil cooler. :confused:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-19-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 512
Posted By Scott ZHP
If your car is an automatic, the radiator...

If your car is an automatic, the radiator expansion tank has a thermostat in the bottom of it that controls coolant flow through the transmission oil cooler.

So there's a third possible...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-17-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By Scott ZHP
Sorry, just seeing this question now. For...

Sorry, just seeing this question now.

For reference, I believe #1 gets a cap on it not connected to anything and #2 is connected to the check valve vacuum hose.
The larger nipple to the right of...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-14-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By Scott ZHP
The odds are its not the reservoir, but one of...

The odds are its not the reservoir, but one of the pumps (depending on options, you might have two or three). The rubber grommets that seal the pump inlet to the tank wear out, and sometimes the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-11-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By Scott ZHP
Check the fuses, most are located inside a tray...

Check the fuses, most are located inside a tray in the glove box. Should be a white card indicating which fuse is for the instrument cluster.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-21-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By Scott ZHP
Unless the seller can produce receipts indicating...

Unless the seller can produce receipts indicating that common failure items have been addressed, I'd walk away. You're looking at $1000-1500 in parts and a couple of weekends of labor to ensure it's...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-20-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By Scott ZHP
If the seller can produce the X5's maintenance...

If the seller can produce the X5's maintenance history, that's a good place to start. Do a search in the E53 subforum (here) for things to be wary of. Things that may have been replaced, or if not...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-20-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By Scott ZHP
The reliability of a 12yr old BMW is a function...

The reliability of a 12yr old BMW is a function of how well the previous owner maintained it. My 16yr old son drives my wife's old E53/X5 with 154k miles on it. I bought it new and was religious...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-17-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By Scott ZHP
Can't comment on the part number, other than to...

Can't comment on the part number, other than to check realoem.com with the last 7 of the VIN to determine which you need.
Getting it out is fun; it's made of rubberized plastic and it's no picnic to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-15-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By Scott ZHP
Try this link too... E46 wiring diagrams: ...

Try this link too... E46 wiring diagrams:

http://www.bmwtech.ru/wds/release/us/e46/index.htm
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-14-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,592
Posted By Scott ZHP
Ah, I see how. Hans is the go-between the rep,...

Ah, I see how. Hans is the go-between the rep, the dealer and you.

I'm not getting a warm and fuzzy feeling about this...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-14-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,592
Posted By Scott ZHP
My take? They want to look it over without...

My take?

They want to look it over without you there. Then "Hans" will make a decision, tell the dealer and let them deliver the bad news. The dealer is the interface to the customer, "Hans"...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-02-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,592
Posted By Scott ZHP
That's precisely what happened to me a number of...

That's precisely what happened to me a number of years ago. It wasn't a BMW, and the issue wasn't wheel related. The zone rep for the mfgr resolved the issue, but they required me to sign an NDA. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-01-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,592
Posted By Scott ZHP
Wonder if BMWNA requires the claimant to sign a...

Wonder if BMWNA requires the claimant to sign a non disclosure agreement as part of any settlement? Could explain the lack of follow-up.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-01-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,592
Posted By Scott ZHP
:dunno: Recently? I had them straighten and...

:dunno: Recently?

I had them straighten and refinish a wheel for my E46; it came back flawless.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-01-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,592
Posted By Scott ZHP
Have you tried calling Wheel Collision Center in...

Have you tried calling Wheel Collision Center in Bath? They can handle machined wheels.

<TABLE border=2 width="60%" cols=2>*******><TR align=left><TD width="50%">Repair & Refinish Polished...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-29-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By Scott ZHP
eBay seller: audi-parts-online I think I paid...

eBay seller: audi-parts-online I think I paid about $18 shipping.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-Genuine-Emergency-First-Aid-Travel-Kit-Storage-Pouch-Bag-Accessories-/271808822097?vxp=mtr

The...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-28-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 607
Posted By Scott ZHP
+1. I live about 10 miles from the East Penn...

+1.

I live about 10 miles from the East Penn Mfg battery plant. The battery I'd choose for my E70 is the 9AGM49.

They sell "blems" for about $100. Same warranty as new.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-28-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By Scott ZHP
Got my Euro first-aid kit/triangle

Arrived in the mail today from Lithuania. This is what would have been in the storage cubby for X5s sold in the EU.

Part # 82262210667, includes a warning triangle in plastic case, two dayglo...
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