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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By acoste
Yes, the wagon and the sedan exhausts / catalytic...

Yes, the wagon and the sedan exhausts / catalytic converters / o2 sensors are the same.

Don't go catless.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By acoste
go through this link focusing on vacuum leaks ...

go through this link focusing on vacuum leaks

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=897616
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By acoste
The measuring float and the coolant level sensor...

The measuring float and the coolant level sensor are 2 separate parts. The measuring float only gives a visual reading.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By acoste
Did you check the coolant level when the engine...

Did you check the coolant level when the engine was cold after sitting a day or 2?
Forum: General BMW Questions 03-16-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,545
Posted By acoste
My experience is that every time I rented out my...

My experience is that every time I rented out my car there was some damage to it. Couple of new scratches here or there that aren't covered by Turo. Once my fairly new windshield came back with...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-16-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By acoste
I don't see why it would give you too much...

I don't see why it would give you too much benefit since you will have to separate the tranny from the engine anyway. When I removed the engine, I didn't have much room to dance around, so I can...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-16-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By acoste
My old E39 had 230k miles when sold and the...

My old E39 had 230k miles when sold and the transmission worked perfectly. But it seems like these new transmissions aren't so reliable

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=932632
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-09-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 642
Posted By acoste
One thing I don't understand how come rain causes...

One thing I don't understand how come rain causes potholes??? These roads are made very cheaply. Lack of foundation and adhesive.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By acoste
Check the level of the power steering fluid.

Check the level of the power steering fluid.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-28-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By acoste
I have the same car, so I can take pictures of...

I have the same car, so I can take pictures of the location but might take a day or two.

I don't expect this issue will show up on a diag software. Maybe the DME has some information since it...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-28-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By acoste
Very unlikely. - It could be a bad...

Very unlikely.


- It could be a bad connection anywhere in the loop. That includes positive and negative battery cables and the ground connections to the chassis. This is the most likely...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-24-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,665
Posted By acoste
No. You have double Vanos. Timing is not affected...

No. You have double Vanos. Timing is not affected in your case.


The part number for solenoid is 11361432532
...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-24-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,665
Posted By acoste
You haven't mentioned anything about the...

You haven't mentioned anything about the solenoids. That can still be the cause for the code.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-23-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By acoste
I think you are wrong: 3AZ M8 22 Nm = 16 ft...

I think you are wrong:

3AZ M8 22 Nm = 16 ft lbs
...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-21-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By acoste
I usually go with oem ordering them here:...

I usually go with oem ordering them here: parts.bmwmonterey.com
sometimes for the older cars I also check oembimmerparts.com (oembimmerparts.com)
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 02-21-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By acoste
ATE, Jurid, Texar, Zimmermann are all good. I...

ATE, Jurid, Texar, Zimmermann are all good. I know Texar and ATE are OEM suppliers, possibly the others too.

there is no "new low-dust compound". it's just ceramic pads that are slightly closer to...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-21-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By acoste
you said: "on coasting its smooth as silk" ...

you said: "on coasting its smooth as silk"

worn control arm bushing will cause vibration even when coasting. the longer arm would start oscillating at around 45mph and the shorter one at around...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-21-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By acoste
check the freeze plug too, it was leaking on...

check the freeze plug too, it was leaking on mine.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=414315
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-21-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By acoste
Yes, that's the sign of a worn out CV joint. You...

Yes, that's the sign of a worn out CV joint. You can check it for yourself.
Turn the steering wheel all the way to the left in a parking lot and make a circle slowly but accelerating. The CV joint...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-20-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,210
Posted By acoste
thanks for reporting back! :thumbup: glad it runs...

thanks for reporting back! :thumbup: glad it runs fine now
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-20-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By acoste
the brake pads retaining springs might be bent /...

the brake pads retaining springs might be bent / worn or missing
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-20-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By acoste
BMWs have negative camber in the rear so the...

BMWs have negative camber in the rear so the inside will wear out first by default.

If you are over 120k you may want to replace some bushings in the rear before performing an alignment. I do...
Forum: BMW News 02-10-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,609
Posted By acoste
Jozef Kaban designed the Bugatti Veyron so...

Jozef Kaban designed the Bugatti Veyron so looking forward to it! :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-06-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 588
Posted By acoste
Yours is a double vanos and as far as I know, no...

Yours is a double vanos and as far as I know, no timing tools needed, although I used one.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=DM63-USA-01-2000-E39-BMW-528i&diagId=11_2170
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 02-06-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 62,023
Posted By acoste
It comes with INPA. C:\EDIABAS\Bin\Tool32.exe

It comes with INPA.

C:\EDIABAS\Bin\Tool32.exe
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