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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-20-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By smassey321
Just use the BMW parts. They are not much more...

Just use the BMW parts. They are not much more than the aftermarket. The aluminum bolts have been revised several times to prevent breaking. No need for a kit. Just buy the bolts and gasket...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-20-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By smassey321
ECS is fine. I have used them and FCP for years....

ECS is fine. I have used them and FCP for years. Just make sure to get the correct bolts. They are different for auto vs manual and the descriptions are not clear.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-20-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 542
Posted By smassey321
I just replaced this hose earlier today. The...

I just replaced this hose earlier today. The other end of the hose hooks to the backside of the thermostat. It can be removed by reaching down from above but in my case, I had to go under the car...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-20-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By smassey321
Adding an E70 factory ccc backup camera is...

Adding an E70 factory ccc backup camera is surprisingly complex. The pre-lci camera modules are expensive and I don't think the wiring (power/bus/video) is pre-run to the hatch. Then you may need...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-20-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 542
Posted By smassey321
Clean and inspect the black plastic hose...

Clean and inspect the black plastic hose connector marked below. It cracks from the inside out. They are brittle and fall apart when being replaced.
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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-19-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 542
Posted By smassey321
The most common leaks for 2006s are the o-ring...

The most common leaks for 2006s are the o-ring for the temp sensor in the lower radiator hose, the thermostat bypass hose that hooks to the head just to the left of the oil filter housing, the vent...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-12-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By smassey321
Nice work. How did you get BMW paint color in a...

Nice work. How did you get BMW paint color in a rattle can? I need to do a small repair and re-paint a white side skirt.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-12-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By smassey321
If your car is older than 2011, you will have a...

If your car is older than 2011, you will have a MULF2 HI in the trunk which connects to the USB in the armrest. European cars sometimes have the armrest USB hook to the back of the head unit. Since...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-09-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By smassey321
Replacing an E70 CCC camera can get complicated. ...

Replacing an E70 CCC camera can get complicated. The CCC/PDC/RVC all work together. Unplugging the current camera will cause an error on every startup. Coding out the camera may now allow the CCC...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-05-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By smassey321
I am having a similar issue but my camera works...

I am having a similar issue but my camera works 95% of the time. I sometimes get the error after going over a bump. I am wondering if the wiring is partially broken. The most common place for the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-05-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By smassey321
Nice wagon. Is it the N51 or N52 engine? If you...

Nice wagon. Is it the N51 or N52 engine? If you want to convert to manual trans, consider picking up a parts car 330i. That way you can switch out the other 330i specific parts like brakes,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-04-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 688
Posted By smassey321
BMW reverse lights operate at around 11 vdc which...

BMW reverse lights operate at around 11 vdc which does not work with most cameras. This can be changed with coding but I just used a relay for my aftermarket camera. I did notice the newer...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-01-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By smassey321
To add to what others have said, your rear main...

To add to what others have said, your rear main seal is making noise because of a bad PCV. PCV is built into the plastic valve cover. https://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1197666
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-30-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By smassey321
Do you still have the stock radio? The radio is...

Do you still have the stock radio? The radio is where the most bus components connect to the rest of the car. If you post the last 7 digits of your vin, we can see what components your car has to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-29-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By smassey321
HUD is on the most bus so if any other most...

HUD is on the most bus so if any other most component fails, the HUD will not get a signal. Are you getting any SOS errors? A bad TCU is one example of something that take down all most components.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-26-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,137
Posted By smassey321
Heater hoses are the next weakest cooling system...

Heater hoses are the next weakest cooling system component after the others you have already done. They get soft from oil leaks.
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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-26-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By smassey321
Double-check the grounds for the coils. The...

Double-check the grounds for the coils. The brown wires will be bolted to the aluminum valve cover along with a ground strap to the body. Remove the spark plugs and do a compression test.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-25-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,137
Posted By smassey321
The end tank crimp areas are easy to see on the...

The end tank crimp areas are easy to see on the back side. It is where the aluminum meets the plastic. Hose everything off and start the car. It will be easier to find the leak if everything is...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-25-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,137
Posted By smassey321
Removing the radiator hoses without damaging the...

Removing the radiator hoses without damaging the radiator end caps is difficult. The radiator is old, brittle, and does not like being flexed around. Most leaks happen where the plastic end caps...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-25-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By smassey321
The tray is screwed to the trim from the bottom...

The tray is screwed to the trim from the bottom side. Pull up on your shifter trim and it will pop up out of the console and out of the way. Then open the armrest and gently pry up on the back edge...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-22-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,137
Posted By smassey321
If you are replacing the radiator, removing the...

If you are replacing the radiator, removing the hoses is not an issue. The only problem can be removing the temp sensor from the lower hose. These only came on 2006 and some 2007s.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-21-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,137
Posted By smassey321
Rein hoses are fine. I used Rein to replace...

Rein hoses are fine. I used Rein to replace nearly all the hoses on my 06 325i and I am a snob when it comes to non BMW parts. You will find it difficult to remove the upper radiator hose from the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-20-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By smassey321
My daten will be different than yours as it was...

My daten will be different than yours as it was for an E90. I entered ZUSB and wrote down all the modules. One or two failed like yours so I looked up the ZUSB from my other 2006 to find the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-19-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By smassey321
I just did this last week on my 06 330i w/ ZF. I...

I just did this last week on my 06 330i w/ ZF. I updated ZUSB GKE211 to flash the EGS. Did you copy the gdaten contents from the daten folder to C:\EC-APPS\NFS\DATA\gdaten? I forgot that the first...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-17-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By smassey321
Feel each door handle. If one is warmer than the...

Feel each door handle. If one is warmer than the rest, that may be the drain.
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