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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-05-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 427
Posted By jparnes1
Reliability of the Alpha has been mostly software...

Reliability of the Alpha has been mostly software issues, IIRC. That should be worked out by now for the Giulia
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-05-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 738
Posted By jparnes1
No. You remove the oil filter BEFORE you drain...

No. You remove the oil filter BEFORE you drain the oil and replace the drain plug.
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 06-30-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By jparnes1
E89s don't have a disa valve....

E89s don't have a disa valve. You're in the wrong forum
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-26-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By jparnes1
10 psi is too low. You should be 15-20 ad...

10 psi is too low. You should be 15-20 ad you'll see the fluid move faster.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-06-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By jparnes1
You shouldn't confirm fitment based on...

You shouldn't confirm fitment based on amazon. They're inaccurate. Find out what part number you need from a reputable source and plug that into the amazon search. Then get something...
Forum: G29 (2018 - current) 06-06-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By jparnes1
Bmws have 4 side jacking points, one in the front...

Bmws have 4 side jacking points, one in the front midway and slightly behind the steering rack, and the diff/subframe in the rear. This is the link you're looking for...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-06-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By jparnes1
The problem is that these coils are made of...

The problem is that these coils are made of Chineseum and overall build quality is questionable. Do yourself a favor and buy OE or OEM coils
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-26-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By jparnes1
What method did you use to close the valve you...

What method did you use to close the valve you were working on?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-19-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By jparnes1
You don't need to remove the entire intake...

You don't need to remove the entire intake manifold. Just release the screws enough so that you can pull it away from the block and get access to the screw using a wobble connector. But yes,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-19-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By jparnes1
You don't need to remove the entire intake...

You don't need to remove the entire intake manifold. Just release the screws enough so that you can pull it away from the block and get access to the screw using a wobble connector. But yes,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-09-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,502
Posted By jparnes1
I think we should clear some false ideas here....

I think we should clear some false ideas here. Firstly, BMW does have a brake fluid change interval and it's every 2 years. Secondly, brake fluid does not circulate through the system like...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-09-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,227
Posted By jparnes1
He has an LCI E60 with an N54 engine. No half...

He has an LCI E60 with an N54 engine. No half moons anymore.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-09-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By jparnes1
The wear sensors are known to give false...

The wear sensors are known to give false readings. Pull a front and rear wheel and look at the pads. You need about 3 mm on the pads before they need to be changed. If the idrive is telling you that...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-08-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By jparnes1
That could be related to the alignment of your...

That could be related to the alignment of your wheels. Look at your tire tread for unusual wear patterns.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-07-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By jparnes1
The wobble/vibration upon braking is likely the...

The wobble/vibration upon braking is likely the rotor at this point since you've replaced everything else. If the car tracks badly you need an alignment. You could have very uneven tread wear...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-02-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By jparnes1
Go to www.fcpeuro.com and plug in your car....

Go to www.fcpeuro.com and plug in your car. They'll show you your options. All will be compatible with your car.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-01-2020, 05:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By jparnes1
This is very commonly a leaking valve cover...

This is very commonly a leaking valve cover gasket. Because the engine sits on a slant with the low side on the right, gravity causes leaking oil to drip onto the exhaust manifold. Do you notice a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-30-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By jparnes1
Putting it on jack stands is not a good idea. You...

Putting it on jack stands is not a good idea. You don't want to leave
The suspension unsprung For that long.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-21-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 753
Posted By jparnes1
^^^^this. FCP is one of the last independent BMW...

^^^^this. FCP is one of the last independent BMW parts providers that haven't been gobbled up by ECS. They do a great job with their service and DIY videos. I've bought $thousands and never had a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-12-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By jparnes1
I am not interested in getting every last mile...

I am not interested in getting every last mile out of my pads. Iíd rather replace them then early then chance braking failure when I most need it.


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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-12-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By jparnes1
The brake pad sensor is telling you that the pads...

The brake pad sensor is telling you that the pads have reached their minimum thickness which is 3mm. Or the sensor could be faulty, which is not uncommon. It sounds like youíre not going to check...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-09-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 953
Posted By jparnes1
Carly will not reset airbag codes. You need a...

Carly will not reset airbag codes. You need a scanner that has SRS functionality.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-04-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By jparnes1
BMWs since about 2005 have no block drain so itís...

BMWs since about 2005 have no block drain so itís impossible to completely drain all the coolant. You can drain the rad and disconnect another hose to get a little more out, but thatís it. I drain...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-04-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,054
Posted By jparnes1
Find a value for the car as if it wasnít in need...

Find a value for the car as if it wasnít in need of repair. Then subtract the cost for parts since the guy is going to repair it himself.


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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-04-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By jparnes1
You can remove the screws entirely and not need...

You can remove the screws entirely and not need to bleed again. The screw is at the highest point in the caliper and even without the Motiv pressurized some fluid will drip out. If you get the new...
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