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Old 11-02-2012, 12:28 PM
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Mein Auto: 1997 740iL / 2006 X5 4.4
Just and FYI: left/right is determined by what side the steering wheel is RHD car's steering wheels are on the "right" side of the car...and LHD car's steering is on the "left" side of the car.

Because we are a global community...we have to be cognizant when we use "driver's side" as a description because without identifying if your car is RHD or could be referring to either the left or right side of the car.

If we use the words left side or right side...there should never be any confusion since knowing that the official determination is based from the perspective of the driver inside the car.

Bank 2 on the M62 V8 would be cylinders 5-8 which are the ones located on the LEFT SIDE of the engine (from the driver's perspective). Bank 1 is cylinders 1-4...and they are located on the RIGHT SIDE of the engine (from the driver's perspective.

If you are standing in front of the vehicle with the hood/bonnet up...looking at the 2 (cyl 5-8) will be on your right. In the diagram 2 is on the right:

Hope I haven't caused any confusion.
Q {BMW CCA Member #191509}
2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)

Last edited by QSilver7; 11-02-2012 at 12:30 PM.
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