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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-30-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 286
Posted By pshovest
Is the bulb really burned out or are you...

Is the bulb really burned out or are you replacing it because the dash indicator says it's out?
If bulb or lense assembly is loose and can vibrate, bulb will have short life.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-29-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By pshovest
If this was a VANOS problem it should affect all...

If this was a VANOS problem it should affect all of the cylinders, not just 1-3. There is something else going on.
How are you reading the codes? Do Korean cars have an OBD port? Can you read/check...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-24-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By pshovest
I'm curious, was your steering wheel crooked when...

I'm curious, was your steering wheel crooked when driving in a straight line before the alignment? If it was crooked, and they correct this, then the DSC/DTC light will be on and the SAS will need...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-20-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By pshovest
N52 engine? I believe this uses an engine driven...

N52 engine? I believe this uses an engine driven vacuum pump, rather then manifold vacuum to make the booster work. I believe the problem with the V8 booster was engine oil, from the vacuum pump...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-17-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By pshovest
This part typically does not fail for the life of...

This part typically does not fail for the life of the car.
I bought one for my E39 on ebay from a salvage yard for $75. E39 boosters will injest water if the drain plugs with leaves. There's not...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-17-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By pshovest
WOW. I think somebody failed high school...

WOW. I think somebody failed high school chemistry and lacks a basic understanding of direct fuel injection. Gasoline and ethanol will boil at lower temperatures then water, so blaming this on water...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-15-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By pshovest
245/45-17 is the size for the Sport package using...

245/45-17 is the size for the Sport package using 17x8" wheels. Non-sport E60's rode on 225/50-17 using 17x7-1/2 wheels. Are you committed to 235's? 235/50-17 will work but they are a taller tire and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 410
Posted By pshovest
Sorry for the late reply, travelling for work...

Sorry for the late reply, travelling for work with limited internet access. To address johnsterns concern I would to completely flush the brake fluid. Simply bleeding the brakes will not remove the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-14-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 729
Posted By pshovest
I disagree. I've been cutting rotors on my cars...

I disagree. I've been cutting rotors on my cars for 40 years and have never regretted it. BMW's TIS says after rotors have been machined to min. thk. they are good for one more set of pads.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-13-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 410
Posted By pshovest
I'd be very careful here. Having owned a car...

I'd be very careful here. Having owned a car with a bad MC whose brake pedal would intermittently go to the floor, I don't think johnsterns test will catch all MC failures. The design of the cups in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 410
Posted By pshovest
A bad brake booster will cause high pedal effort,...

A bad brake booster will cause high pedal effort, it won't cause pedal to go to floor. Replace your brake master cylinder, it is leaking internally.
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 07-11-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By pshovest
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:):):):)
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 07-11-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By pshovest
Seems like ISTA/D thread has gone dead. Is there...

Seems like ISTA/D thread has gone dead. Is there another link? Thanks.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-10-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 757
Posted By pshovest
Make sure you start from the main menu. Try...

Make sure you start from the main menu.
Try 10,12 14 seconds.
The first hold can be a push forward also. It doesn't have to be down.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-09-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 757
Posted By pshovest
Nav DVD = CCC Nav. Google CCC Service Menu and...

Nav DVD = CCC Nav.
Google CCC Service Menu and find iDrive sequence to open Service menu. I believe the sequence is a little different from the CIC. You likely do not have a signals from the GPS...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-09-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 757
Posted By pshovest
I thought the 2009 had the CCC Nav, not the CIC....

I thought the 2009 had the CCC Nav, not the CIC. Is there a Nav DVD in the DVD drive?
When I retrofitted the CIC Nav into my '08 X5 I had a similar problem when the Nav system was not getting a GPS...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-07-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 607
Posted By pshovest
This is my experience also. On the occasions my...

This is my experience also. On the occasions my E39, E60 and E70 were wearing the inside edge, the toe was out of spec, not the camber. Be sure you look at the before and after alignment data. I read...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-07-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By pshovest
INPA is a factory diagnostic tool that runs on a...

INPA is a factory diagnostic tool that runs on a laptop. It is widely available in the BMW coding & diagnostic forums. I don't know for certain whether it will show the IHKA output, but it does show...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-06-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By pshovest
100% coolant is a bad idea for many reasons, but...

100% coolant is a bad idea for many reasons, but I don't think it will damage the cooling system. Evans coolant, widely touted as a cure-all to prevent cooling system failures, is essentially 100%...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-06-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By pshovest
I don't believe the factory puts dye in the...

I don't believe the factory puts dye in the system. I think this compressor is identical to my '10 which doesn't have a compressor clutch. Compressor is always spinning and eletronic controls reduce...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-05-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By pshovest
Does suction pressure drop after sustained 2000...

Does suction pressure drop after sustained 2000 RPM?

Here's a discussion about a similar problem with the same compressor.
http://acsource.net/acforum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8118

Here's a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-05-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 306
Posted By pshovest
BMW used to use an unloading relay to disconnect...

BMW used to use an unloading relay to disconnect electrical loads like AC, headlights, fan when ignition switch was in crank position. My E34's had them, IIRC. Not sure the E39 uses it.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-04-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 954
Posted By pshovest
May I have link also? Thanks.

May I have link also? Thanks.
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 07-03-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 16,791
Posted By pshovest
Hi, may I have the link to Rheingold? Thanks.

Hi, may I have the link to Rheingold? Thanks.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By pshovest
'08 E70 and '10 E60 have (1) electric fan, no...

'08 E70 and '10 E60 have (1) electric fan, no engine driven fan
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