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Forum: 6 Series DIY 12-09-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 492
Posted By bcorwin
Register Alternator after Battery change

Broke down
Called AAA
Got jump
AAA guy sold me a battery on the spot but said that I had to get the alternator re-registered so it would recognize the new battery and adjust the charge from old...
Forum: 6 Series DIY 02-08-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 317
Posted By bcorwin
Throttle test procedure?

under moderate to heavy acceleration the engine loses power (rpm drops and then comes back at constant pedal position). No codes are registered. Maybe a failing throttle position sensor or...
Forum: 6 Series 10-02-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,334
Posted By bcorwin
Did you ever resolve the hesitation issue? I...

Did you ever resolve the hesitation issue?

I have a similar problem on my 2006 6sp. The rpm will occasionally drop 500 rpm under hard acceleration somewhere in the 2800-3800 range and then catch...
Forum: 6 Series 10-02-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 748
Posted By bcorwin
Unhappy hesitation/RPM drop

I have a weird problem. I can fee, and see on the TAC about a 500RPM drop during moderate to hard acceleration in gears 3-6 somewhere between 2500-4000rpm. There is no special sound like a ping or a...
Forum: 6 Series DIY 09-27-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,660
Posted By bcorwin
hesitation/RPM drop

I have a weird problem. I can fee, and see on the TAC about a 500RPM drop during moderate to hard acceleration in gears 3-6 somewhere between 2500-4000rpm. There is no special sound like a ping or...
Forum: 6 Series DIY 07-23-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,513
Posted By bcorwin
Ignition Key not Found

I get a sporadic alarm while driving that "ignition key not found, car may not be able to be started"


What causes this? Is it the battery in the remote not having sufficiently charged?
Is it...
Forum: 6 Series DIY 05-07-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,697
Posted By bcorwin
3K Power Loss

Only at or around 3K, hence I think not plugs but may be coils or a wire breakdown
Forum: 6 Series DIY 05-07-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,697
Posted By bcorwin
Power loss

Any idea how to trouble soot to isolate to plugs, condensers, or wires?
Forum: 6 Series DIY 05-07-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,697
Posted By bcorwin
Power Loss at 3000 RPM

During moderate to heavy acceleration I loss power around 3kRPM. The TAC gets to around 3000-34000 and then power and RPM drop about 500 RPM then continues up again. Used PEAK meter and could find...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 04-29-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 844
Posted By bcorwin
Front side panel removal

My daughter mashed up her front right side panel on a 1997 528i. I looked in the forum and on RealOEM, is really held on with only 4 bolts? Can I re-use the fasteners or should I replace them with...
Forum: 6 Series DIY 02-02-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,534
Posted By bcorwin
Compatible ipods

I recently purchased a 30gb ipod classic 5th gen and my head unit would not recognize it. It recognizes my iphones (3G and 4) as well as my 4gb ipod original and my son's ipod nano 6th gen. Anyone...
Forum: 6 Series DIY 01-27-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,459
Posted By bcorwin
ipod classic does not work

I put in the OEM adapter about 6 months ago, and have used an iPhone, 4Gb iPod, and 16Gb nano. Now trying a 30gb classic and the head unit does not recognize it. Anyone have any thoughts regarding...
Forum: 6 Series DIY 12-14-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 71,414
Posted By bcorwin
Let me be sure: If I use a floor jack to...

Let me be sure:

If I use a floor jack to lift the car on one of the rubber pads behind the front wheels, the only place to put the jack stand is somewhere under the middle of the engine?
Is there...
Forum: 6 Series DIY 12-14-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 71,414
Posted By bcorwin
front jack stand support location

I am uncomfortable working on front of car while only supported by jack. Where do you suggest locating the jack stand. Since the bottom of the car is covered it is hard to find frame members, and...
Forum: 6 Series DIY 12-12-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 71,414
Posted By bcorwin
Yeah that's what I thought. thanks for the time....

Yeah that's what I thought. thanks for the time. Looks like I just emptied the reservoir while bleeding, and will need to start again at the right rear and move to LR, RF, the LF
Forum: 6 Series DIY 12-12-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,600
Posted By bcorwin
Lost brake pressure after bleeding brakes

Apparently while bleeding my left front brake after upgrading to SS hoses, the reservoir ran dry and now I have no brake pressure at all. Everything was fine after I finished the right front, but...
Forum: 6 Series DIY 12-11-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 71,414
Posted By bcorwin
Soft pedal

These were great! Yorgi, you must be either an engineer or a brain surgeon to be able to document this is such great detail!

Did my rear brakes yesterday. Won't tell you how long it took to do...
Forum: 6 Series DIY 05-08-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 80,138
Posted By bcorwin
Just did my first oil change and encountered a...

Just did my first oil change and encountered a few problems I would like to share. The issues are no reflection on Yorgi's excellent DIY. My 650i now has about 36K, of which only 4K are mine, so I...
Forum: 6 Series 05-06-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By bcorwin
So what does SMG do on a 6 sp? Improve engine...

So what does SMG do on a 6 sp? Improve engine response from a dead start?
Is this a tire squealer off the line kind of thing?
Forum: 6 Series 05-06-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By bcorwin
What is SMG?

I just re-read the manual for my 2006 6 sp. It says disable the DTC (hold button for ~5 sec until DTC disengaged warning indicator appears. It then says to "Kick" the foot pedal. I assume that...
Forum: 6 Series DIY 05-05-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 80,138
Posted By bcorwin
I just want to express my gratitude for your...

I just want to express my gratitude for your participation in this forum. You have been incredibly helpful. The TIS software is ridiculous to navigate, you are GREAT!
Other than the TIS, anything...
Forum: 6 Series DIY 04-21-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 64,140
Posted By bcorwin
LEngth of ipod cable

Just installed an ipod adaptor in the cd changer spot in glove compartment. The cable is long enough to put phone in the 605 cup holder or shelf of nav display
Forum: 6 Series DIY 04-18-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,000
Posted By bcorwin
Thanks got it in, but could not figure out how to...

Thanks got it in, but could not figure out how to use the screws from the kit. Why does it need a good ground?
Also nice wheels!
Forum: 6 Series DIY 04-18-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,000
Posted By bcorwin
Angry ipod adaptor installation instructions

I have searched all the forums, and have not found a live link with instructions on mounting the ipod adaptor. Mine arrived today with operating but not install instructions, and bunch of small...
Forum: 6 Series DIY 04-13-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 64,140
Posted By bcorwin
I know this is an old thread for you but all the...

I know this is an old thread for you but all the links I see have these ...... in the middle of the link and hence I cannot reach the bulletins or instructrions:-(
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