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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts Today, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Doug Huffman
"Terminal change" may mean shut it...

"Terminal change" may mean shut it OFF and then back to CONDITION II or what ever condition you code in. Learn BMW Terminal Control
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By Doug Huffman
Glowplugs cannot THEMSELVES generate a fault DTC...

Glowplugs cannot THEMSELVES generate a fault DTC error code, first the preheat control module and then the DDE.

GP are simple resistors, open, or shorted.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Today, 07:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 576
Posted By Doug Huffman
That is one of the reasons for multi-gap plugs,...

That is one of the reasons for multi-gap plugs, that and longevity.
Forum: F12 / F13 M6 & F06 M6 Gran Coupe (2012 - current) Today, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By Doug Huffman
Best wishes. It is your BMW, one among...

Best wishes.

It is your BMW, one among millions and that you paid for, so you must know it and love it better than any idiot mechanic or recovery driver.

I gotta go find the USMC Marine's...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 05:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By Doug Huffman
It may be the case that the...

It may be the case that the 'problem' addressed by the Oil Condition Level sensor is proper maintenance of crankcase pressure and its effect on emissions and fuel economy.

Among the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 05:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 114
Posted By Doug Huffman
My point is that there are engineering standards...

My point is that there are engineering standards for gauge selection and reading. It is wrong to try to read any gauge to less than half of the smallest increment.

Only professional...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 / F03 / F04 (2008 - 2015) Today, 05:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 134
Posted By Doug Huffman
A/C Performance Test same across the entire product line.

Very good. That is correct, how it works, not how to fix it. YOU don't even know what is your problem or if you have one.

How to fix is at www.NewTIS.info. Enter with your VIN-7, search /...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 05:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 114
Posted By Doug Huffman
It is unlikely that a pressure gauge that can...

It is unlikely that a pressure gauge that can properly measure 1.5 - 2.0 bar (in the middle half of the range) can also indicate a change of 0.1 bar. Sticktion in the 2.0 bar gauge alone would...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 05:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 114
Posted By Doug Huffman
Drop test 4.8i cooling system

Checking pressure drop in cooling system:
Open the sealing cap on the coolant expansion tank. Fit special tool 17 0 101 / 17 0 113 .
Build up excess pressure [1.5 bar] and wait approx. 2 minutes....
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 / F03 / F04 (2008 - 2015) Today, 04:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 134
Posted By Doug Huffman
Please read the PDF above. IHKA is quite...

Please read the PDF above. IHKA is quite different from any other HVAC.

“Regas” is quite unlikely as BMW is ECE type certified for ten years design leak rate, IIRC an ounce per year.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 04:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 114
Posted By Doug Huffman
There is no 'evaporation' from a closed...

There is no 'evaporation' from a closed pressurized system. There may be steam / vapor loss.

Mechanical water pump seals are cooled and lubricated by coolant fluid weep leakage which BMW has...
Forum: General BMW Questions Today, 04:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 81
Posted By Doug Huffman
BMW Group Automotive Chemical Product Information Guide 54 pp PDF

http://bmwwholesaleconnect.com/content/pdf/June%202018%20BMW%20Group%20Automotive%20Chemical%20Product%20Information%20Guide_16.pdf

I’ve not seen this before. I still don’t know what two-part...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 04:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 88
Posted By Doug Huffman
Cracking noises from the front axle area while turning the wheels, when stationary ..

Old news? New to me.

CRACKING NOISES FROM THE FRONT AXLE AREA WHILE TURNING THE WHEELS, WHEN STATIONARY OR PARKING

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2018/MC-10138386-9999.pdf

Similar...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) Today, 03:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,712
Posted By Doug Huffman
English ...

English

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f10-520d-lim/wiring-functional-info/non-electric-diagnosis-ned/02-chassis-suspension/01-noise/front-axle-noise/f1x-repair-instructions/JMYwC06

Just...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) Yesterday, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By Doug Huffman
Nassim Nicholas Taleb addresses fragility,...

Nassim Nicholas Taleb addresses fragility, robustness and anti-fragility at length, particularly in his Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder.
...
Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By Doug Huffman
...a curse. I trained in ballroom dancing -...

...a curse. I trained in ballroom dancing - waltz, foxtrot, rumba, tango - for years. The only style that I found fun was Balkan - Greek a la Zorba. In college, Balkan Dancing satisfied our PE...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 295
Posted By Doug Huffman
There is one motor for both length and angle,...

There is one motor for both length and angle, which controlled by a solenoid.
Forum: General BMW Questions Yesterday, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By Doug Huffman
My cherished collection of coat hanger wire is...

My cherished collection of coat hanger wire is dwindling. But I'll bet that I could bend one.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 295
Posted By Doug Huffman
https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e70-x5-xdrive35...

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e70-x5-xdrive35d-sav_201112/wiring-functional-info/chassis-suspension/steering/steering-column-adjustment/XkqMWqL

It is probably NOT the column. My first guess...
Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By Doug Huffman
Tailgaters; racing from idiot to ***hole. I...

Tailgaters; racing from idiot to ***hole.

I love 'em, I always move out of their way if they're going faster than I. "Faster than the slowest, slower than the...
Forum: X6 F16 (2015 - Current) Yesterday, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By Doug Huffman
https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f16-x6-xdrive35...

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f16-x6-xdrive35i-sac/components-connectors/components/components-with-y/y6720-pressure-converter-wastegate-valve/X0Awwob
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 295
Posted By Doug Huffman
So, how about the steering wheel? Inquiring...

So, how about the steering wheel? Inquiring minds want to know? Did you authorize work like, "Customer states steering wheel stopped moving up and down. Diagnose and cure.". Making...
Forum: F12 / F13 M6 & F06 M6 Gran Coupe (2012 - current) Yesterday, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By Doug Huffman
Manual emergency release of transmission lock

So this does not apply to your BMW?

BMW F13 M6 Coupe / Repair Manuals and Technical Data / 24 Automatic transmission / 28 50 001. Manual emergency release of transmission lock (GS7D36SG) S63
...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 / F03 / F04 (2008 - 2015) Yesterday, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 134
Posted By Doug Huffman
Vent flapper motors are computer networked, you...

Vent flapper motors are computer networked, you know, like either-net between each one. The temperature is controlled by a Hot-water Control Valve, also computer controlled but differently. Fuses...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By Doug Huffman
BMW E60 550i Sedan A/C Capacity Test

“ ... continue troubleshooting using the pressure measurement (only possible for vehicles with unregulated air conditioning compressor up to series E46/E53).”
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