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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 01:39 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By deroy
Yes 100Nm and then 90 deg more. Indeed you cannot...

Yes 100Nm and then 90 deg more. Indeed you cannot acces the nut with regular torque tools, so the only option is to torque at the bolt.

No there is no trick that get close enough on that 80Nm...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-01-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 172
Posted By deroy
My 2007 pre LCI drains up there too, inside the...

My 2007 pre LCI drains up there too, inside the liftgate.


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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-30-2020, 12:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By deroy
+1 on the tyres. Swapping wheels front to back or...

+1 on the tyres. Swapping wheels front to back or left to right can be revealing.

You wouldnít be the first to mistake tyre noise for a bearing, suspension or driveline component.


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-29-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 643
Posted By deroy
However much you buy, for every job you need (or...

However much you buy, for every job you need (or want) something new. Like a ring wrench that is deeper or shorter than all alternatives you have already. A special tool. A big 36mm 12 point socket....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-29-2020, 12:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By deroy
Find some 21Ē specs (and many others) here ...

Find some 21Ē specs (and many others) here


http://www.bmwstylewheels.com/X/X5-E70

Matching tyre dimensions here

...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-27-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By deroy
M50d common issues and reliability?

Thereís a nice one for sale here nearby. I understand this triple turbo version did not make it to the usa, but still, anyone familiar with specific common issues? I currently have a e70 with the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-27-2020, 12:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By deroy
I would expect there to be many more useful ways...

I would expect there to be many more useful ways to spend money and the ďupgradeĒ suspension; bushings, shocks, coil springs first, sway bar incl bushings and subframe bushings next. The piece of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-25-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,952
Posted By deroy
All those oil related number and data you quote,...

All those oil related number and data you quote, are they available somewhere?


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Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 / F20 1 Series (2008 - 2014) 06-24-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By deroy
Youíre right. But one rarely comes across a le...

Youíre right. But one rarely comes across a le mans blue 5 door with the n52TU engine and my favorite alloys.

I know about the value. My thinking is like this; If i can find out the real mileage...
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 / F20 1 Series (2008 - 2014) 06-23-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By deroy
Fix a manipulated odometer?

Iím looking at a 130i with a fudged mileage. The seller is open about it. In reality it probably has 150k miles, maybe more.

Havenít pulled the trigger yet.

Anyone ever tried to fix...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-23-2020, 03:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,952
Posted By deroy
Motor Oil

What normal cars from the last 25 years actually still run (well) on non synthetic? Even talking about not fully synthetic feels like a waste of time.

Both posted movies are contradicting one...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-23-2020, 01:53 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 126,470
Posted By deroy
Not 100% sure this actually works; i assume the...

Not 100% sure this actually works; i assume the oil flows round via the reservoir. That may not be the case with engine off. But it is easy to verify by comparing oil colours before the second...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-23-2020, 12:03 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 126,470
Posted By deroy
Even if there is one, itíll be messy with that...

Even if there is one, itíll be messy with that thin oil.

I thought of a simple and effective solution for a slightly more thorough fluid change; turn steering wheel all the way left, engine off,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-22-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,952
Posted By deroy
Should i drain my 0w30 and replace with 5w40? Iím...

Should i drain my 0w30 and replace with 5w40? Iím confused. Id sure like to know now. But more importantly; why.


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-21-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By deroy
https://www.amazon.com/Craftsman-9-23765-2-Inch-Im...

https://www.amazon.com/Craftsman-9-23765-2-Inch-Impact-Universal/dp/B007C6L7IE


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-21-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By deroy
Absolutely. The engine that is. Thereís not much...

Absolutely. The engine that is. Thereís not much point in stressing the suspension or the upholstery every now and then.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-21-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 950
Posted By deroy
Those fender panels are plastic. Maybe that plays...

Those fender panels are plastic. Maybe that plays a role? Dunno.


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Forum: 6 Series DIY 06-20-2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 121,481
Posted By deroy
Would jacking up the engine 1/2Ē help create some...

Would jacking up the engine 1/2Ē help create some clearance?


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-20-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By deroy
Dirt and sludge on cylinder head 2009 335i

Uhm, that sludge is in the center section only it seems. The camshaft areas left and right look clean, and from looking at where the gasket exactly sits, those sides are not connected to that center...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-18-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By deroy
First thing to check is the steering knuckle; it...

First thing to check is the steering knuckle; it has a protrusion at the top, just above the tyre. My snow chains only just clear it.


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-18-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,831
Posted By deroy
Differentials have seals too, as i found out the...

Differentials have seals too, as i found out the hard way.

I added some stuff to stop my diff gently whistling. Didnít help, but 1000km later both seals started leaking. Luckily i had a rebuilt...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-17-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By deroy
Isnít the 28i the n53 DI engine? Or is that only...

Isnít the 28i the n53 DI engine? Or is that only the case in europe.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-16-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By deroy
Need gas mileage upgrades for a 2004 325xi Wagon

Actually, in my e70 I gained 8-9% in mpg when changing from crappy dueler hp runflats to fresh michelin non runflats in the same staggered setup.


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-16-2020, 01:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 565
Posted By deroy
Some useful hindsight; Iirc the n55 has a...

Some useful hindsight;

Iirc the n55 has a weird angle indeed - on ALL plugs. The plugs are threaded in at a different angle than the spark plug tube. Very easy to cross thread. Use a special...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-14-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,831
Posted By deroy
So. Im with edycol here. If you want to run some...

So. Im with edycol here. If you want to run some cleaning cycles or so, stick to a few shorter OCIs with good approved oil and use the best gas you can get.


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