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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By latitude39
The procedure requires, first filling the system...

The procedure requires, first filling the system while the engine is off, then running the engine while the cap is off. This requires starting with a cool engine.

You're going to need the Bentley...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By latitude39
Was the car overheating before you changed the...

Was the car overheating before you changed the thermostat?

Did you use an OEM thermostat & cap?

Did you mix the coolant 1:1 with water?

Bleed procedure: Did you unscrew the bleeder screw at...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 12-08-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 29,333
Posted By latitude39
I'm glad this thread has been useful to you. ...

I'm glad this thread has been useful to you. Yes, a clean place to work is important. My engine bay was "clean enough" so I just cleaned up as I worked.





JP,
I'm glad your project has...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-02-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,771
Posted By latitude39
Engine knocks. Is it a metallic clacking sound?...

Engine knocks. Is it a metallic clacking sound? A mechanic's stethoscope would probably be the right tool to identify the cylinder.

Any luck?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-09-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 41,626
Posted By latitude39
I replaced the water pump when I replace most of...

I replaced the water pump when I replace most of the cooling hoses on an '07 530xi. It was tricky but not terrible. I posted a thread here showing the work. See for yourself.
Forum: 5 Series DIY 09-06-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 118,552
Posted By latitude39
Sounds like you've done enough to qualify you for...

Sounds like you've done enough to qualify you for this next step. In the thread pay attention to the honing tool that you'll need. User genuity suggested that. It's the one thing I didn't have when I...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 09-06-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 118,552
Posted By latitude39
I've removed the IM to replace the two hard...

I've removed the IM to replace the two hard plastic water pipes on my E46 (M54) which is going to be similar, I'd guess. I documented my work in a thread over on e46fanatics. There's a detailed...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-04-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By latitude39
I've never had a problem with the fuel pump but I...

I've never had a problem with the fuel pump but I did replace it at 131k miles as Preventive Maintenance since I'd heard so many stories of them failing by 150k.

To G.R.'s point about the Intake...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-04-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 41,626
Posted By latitude39
Which water pump depends on the year of the...

Which water pump depends on the year of the 530xi. The earliest 2 years of the E60, '04 and '05, used the M54 engine, which uses a mechanical pump. The '06 and later 530xi had the N52 engine, which...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-03-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 41,626
Posted By latitude39
Is your fan clutch functional?

Is your fan clutch functional?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-30-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By latitude39
An OEM fuel pump (Siemens-VDO) is about $175 from...

An OEM fuel pump (Siemens-VDO) is about $175 from online suppliers. The gasket is about $20. It's a straightforward repair that would take a BMW specialist less than an hour. The BMW-branded pump...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-18-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By latitude39
You might take a look in the glovebox. BMW's...

You might take a look in the glovebox. BMW's instructions for installing one says to put the plug in the glovebox. I figure if they say that then a factory-installed one is probably there. :)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-26-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,902
Posted By latitude39
Many thanks to G. P. Burdell for this excellent...

Many thanks to G. P. Burdell for this excellent DIY

I performed this service yesterday, using Method 2. The procedure went very well.

Here are my notes:

In addition to removing those items...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-28-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,901
Posted By latitude39
I had the same symptoms--vibration under right...

I had the same symptoms--vibration under right arm. I also found a torn rubber diaphragm on the CSB but flex disc was in good shape. I replaced them both (flex disc and CSB). I also replaced my...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 02-15-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 118,552
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, 05:00 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 310,371
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, 08:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,999
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, 09:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 29,333
Posted By latitude39
Gotta love those wobble extensions. Nice bonus....

Gotta love those wobble extensions. Nice bonus. :)
Forum: 5 Series DIY 01-12-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 29,333
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, 08:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,999
Posted By latitude39
:thumbup:

:thumbup:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-29-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,999
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, 10:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,999
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, 10:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,999
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, 10:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,999
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, 10:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,999
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...
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