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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) Today, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Doug Huffman
BMW is NOT stopping the service.

BMW is NOT stopping the service.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By Doug Huffman
If you don’t know then go find out. It is a...

If you don’t know then go find out. It is a common number, and not so big compared to the capability of BMW IHKA or the sunlight heat load.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) Today, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By Doug Huffman
Mayonnaise or soapy are common descriptions of...

Mayonnaise or soapy are common descriptions of oil in coolant.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) Today, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By Doug Huffman
Fuses aren't the cause of a battery drain. The...

Fuses aren't the cause of a battery drain. The issue is very common. Three things are the usual cause of the warning. A module not going to sleep properly. A module being awakened too frequently...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) Today, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By Doug Huffman
ATF is not 'oil'. Dip paper towel...

ATF is not 'oil'. Dip paper towel strips in the stuff and compare an oily strip to an ATF strip to unknown stuff strip.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) Today, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 206
Posted By Doug Huffman
This 2012 X5 and 2G was obsoleted some years ago,...

This 2012 X5 and 2G was obsoleted some years ago, so many that the threads are not in the archive here at BF that I can find. There was lots of weeping and moaning as I recall.

The TCU upgrade...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) Today, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 206
Posted By Doug Huffman
I had the upgrade done when 2G was obsoleted,...

I had the upgrade done when 2G was obsoleted, done by BMW under warranty. IIRC $600 customer paid.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) Today, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By Doug Huffman
Here are mine; 32 41 5AZ. 32 41 6AZ ...

Here are mine; 32 41 5AZ. 32 41 6AZ

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e70-x5-xdrive35d-sav_201202/repair-manuals/32-steering-wheel-alignment/32-13-steering-gear-with-power-steering-unit/ASsn2WFe...
Forum: General BMW Questions Today, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 144
Posted By Doug Huffman
VIN Decoder https://www.mdecoder.com. Eighth line...

VIN Decoder https://www.mdecoder.com. Eighth line down, "Engine"
Forum: General BMW Questions Today, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 144
Posted By Doug Huffman
M54B25 inline-6 E46 and E90 are platforms. ...

M54B25 inline-6

E46 and E90 are platforms. I think yours is an E46 325i (model) with an M54B25. but I could be wrong
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By Doug Huffman
BMW sells fob holder-covers that prevent this...

BMW sells fob holder-covers that prevent this common complaint.

I learned soon after purchase, on our first road trip, as a thunderstorm downpour was just clearing I looked out the hotel window to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts Today, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By Doug Huffman
Riiight! Don't fix what ain't...

Riiight! Don't fix what ain't broke lest one fix until broke, and loading unwarranted software is an even faster way to broke things, your car and your pocketbook.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 05:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Doug Huffman
I have had a few CEL and have come to associate...

I have had a few CEL and have come to associate CC problems with the CEL.

My CC is supposed to increment SET speed by 5 MPH with each click past point of resistance. With the CEL lighted it...
Forum: Off-Topic Today, 04:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By Doug Huffman
My Chamberlain was installed in 1977. I rebuilt...

My Chamberlain was installed in 1977. I rebuilt the chain drive about 10 years ago. I have replaced the pulleys on the spring-lift after one wore through its axle. The remote clipped to my visor...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 03:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By Doug Huffman
We have here a Knowledge Base that should include...

We have here a Knowledge Base that should include sufficient information for Springs Fast .com to make ONE. Just imagine how much that'll cost.

There used to be a great little company...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 03:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,321
Posted By Doug Huffman
Installing the intake plenum.

7. Installing the intake plenum. Renew all gaskets on intake plenum

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e70-x5-xdrive35d-sav_201202/repair-manuals/11-engine/11-61-intake-manifold/1VnYtFXsYe
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Today, 03:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By Doug Huffman
Seven years is nearly the maximum expected life...

Seven years is nearly the maximum expected life of a battery under the very best of conditions - eight years. Replace the AGM battery with a new FULLY CHARGED one. Batteries are not maintained...
Forum: General BMW Questions Today, 03:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By Doug Huffman
Click [NEXT] and it’ll say, “Do not defer...

Click [NEXT] and it’ll say, “Do not defer maintenance.”


‘Cause you don’t know when it will retch up and bit ya in the butt.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 02:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 618
Posted By Doug Huffman
Pull the plugs. Turn the Jesus bolt clockwise...

Pull the plugs. Turn the Jesus bolt clockwise with a big damn wrench.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - 2017) Yesterday, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By Doug Huffman
See my above. Why do YOU think that the ECM is...

See my above. Why do YOU think that the ECM is releasing the compressor for hookup?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By Doug Huffman
LOL. Jed Clampitt's BMW, zip ties and duct...

LOL. Jed Clampitt's BMW, zip ties and duct tape. Crude, Texas crude that is!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By Doug Huffman
I don't believe that the spring is separately...

I don't believe that the spring is separately available.

https://www.springsfast.com/custom-torsion-springs.php
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By Doug Huffman
There are three components to a Xenon HID, the...

There are three components to a Xenon HID, the burner that you might call 'bulb', the high voltage source ballast and the higher voltage source igniter. They all age together and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Doug Huffman
iOS 13.6 is the current iPhone operating system,...

iOS 13.6 is the current iPhone operating system, soon to go to iOS 14 in September.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 01:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 634
Posted By Doug Huffman
The only underhood fluid not cautioned against as...

The only underhood fluid not cautioned against as damaging to ‘rubber’ elastomer hoses in NewTIS is Diesel Exhaust Fluid.
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