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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-14-2019, 01:09 PM
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Views: 94
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2006 X3 E83 M54 P0599 27E9 codes, thermostat problem

X3 M54 popped a SEL light, and I read off P0599 with the AUTEL 801

1 Interesting - my Bentley manual maps M54 codes in format Pxxxx yyyyy, five digit BMW codes

My car seems to want to report...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-11-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By abscate
The STFT is telling you you have a vacuum leak.

The STFT is telling you you have a vacuum leak.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-06-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By abscate
When you get to my age The existence...

When you get to my age



The existence of others becomes non-existent
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-06-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 781
Views: 36,340
Posted By abscate
Sticking it to the man, well done...

Sticking it to the man, well done...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-05-2019, 02:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By abscate
Would orange duct tape and a blue tarp be...

Would orange duct tape and a blue tarp be considered lowbrow?

Mine is quiet and we use it regularly so my guess is seals are gone
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-05-2019, 02:15 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 17,510
Posted By abscate
Blessed art thou who return to correct their...

Blessed art thou who return to correct their posts for spelling,grammar, and Oxford commas.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-04-2019, 04:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By abscate
Are bmws quieter than Teslas in space?

Are bmws quieter than Teslas in space?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-04-2019, 04:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 669
Posted By abscate
A 100k OXS has 0 value and certainly less value...

A 100k OXS has 0 value and certainly less value than a rounded off botched OXS job

If you can't commit to the job by cutting the wire, pay someone else to do it, the car will smell your...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-04-2019, 04:10 AM
Replies: 781
Views: 36,340
Posted By abscate
Why do people cover their license plates?

Why do people cover their license plates?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-29-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By abscate
We used BMWs to drive the Incus out of Mexico.

We used BMWs to drive the Incus out of Mexico.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-29-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 817
Posted By abscate
I'm not sure if E83 uses a saddle tank...

I'm not sure if E83 uses a saddle tank with injector design to clear the drivetrain but if it does that is a classic fuel delivery problem on low tank description.

Don't let the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-29-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 669
Posted By abscate
That's the tool you will need for style up...

That's the tool you will need for style up streams, and the HF one is ok. It's a big enough hex (22mm) to try a crows foot, but only if you have the kind of hands that can sense a round...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-27-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 606
Posted By abscate
I drank too much and slept for three days No...

I drank too much and slept for three days

No help in Bentley, but CR is 10.5 , so you should be seeing 150 psi plus

50s kid shows this on his video here, too
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-27-2019, 04:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By abscate
Massive vacuum leak in DISA BOX is my guess,...

Massive vacuum leak in DISA BOX is my guess, smoke test will eliminate guessing
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-26-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,069
Posted By abscate
No that wasn't me. If you buy tires in the...

No that wasn't me. If you buy tires in the last month of production , though, you can get more for the tire disposal fee, because they are rare.

I'm now 55 years and 144 months old
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-25-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 781
Views: 36,340
Posted By abscate
I think thats it, or it is warning against...

I think thats it, or it is warning against scrotal elephantiatus
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-25-2019, 04:07 AM
Replies: 781
Views: 36,340
Posted By abscate
Iím still trying to figure this one out, my E83...

Iím still trying to figure this one out, my E83 is ona business trip right now
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-23-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 606
Posted By abscate
Ill look up cylinder pressure specs in morning ...

Ill look up cylinder pressure specs in morning but 125 psi is way low
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-18-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,927
Posted By abscate
My 1999 Volvo bought new for 30k is now worth...

My 1999 Volvo bought new for 30k is now worth about 1000 with 250k miles on it

If I had put that money into the SP500, it would 90k today.

The app cost of owning that car is 90k USD/250k miles...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-18-2019, 04:15 AM
Replies: 781
Views: 36,340
Posted By abscate
I also got slapped in the face for each URO part ...

I also got slapped in the face for each URO part I supplied, he said it's less painful than installing them
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-17-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,927
Posted By abscate
That last paragraph will cause heart attacks on a...

That last paragraph will cause heart attacks on a auto forum. Please remove promptly

It is a very uncomfortable truth, your depreciation cost is current value of price paid less residual, not...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-17-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 781
Views: 36,340
Posted By abscate
Wait, you charged me $200'an hour.. :bigpimp:

Wait, you charged me $200'an hour..

:bigpimp:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-16-2019, 03:20 AM
Replies: 781
Views: 36,340
Posted By abscate
Drive an hour North and Iíll do it for 5 hours (...

Drive an hour North and Iíll do it for 5 hours ( at 3x dukes rate)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-16-2019, 03:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 612
Posted By abscate
Duke, did You fat finger the numbers in that...

Duke, did You fat finger the numbers in that paragraph?

I've found the trick with the longer hour jobs is not TO marathon them. Few of us keep on task well for 10 hours straight. Break up a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-16-2019, 03:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 630
Posted By abscate
Noise at idle with vehicular stopped? Noise...

Noise at idle with vehicular stopped?

Noise when rolling?

Think about how you can isolate engine from other car noise and feed those test results back.

The PS pump on ours chirped at 120k...
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