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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-22-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By bimmaz
Agreed. Well at least you can monitor it thru...

Agreed. Well at least you can monitor it thru the i-Drive system. Wait till you get a load of how to check the ATF.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-30-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By bimmaz
Put it on jack stands.

Put it on jack stands.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-29-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By bimmaz
Oh, okay. Thanks for the pics. I had posted a...

Oh, okay. Thanks for the pics. I had posted a video in my thread on the same subject and that's how the guy went about accessing it. Since you were in there, did you bother using a spray cleaner, or...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-29-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By bimmaz
Thanks for posting. I'm thinking of scoping mine...

Thanks for posting. I'm thinking of scoping mine too (2016 N20 with over 90K). What did you have to pull to gain access to scope them?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-26-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 910
Posted By bimmaz
Depends on how you read the chart. The LL17FE is...

Depends on how you read the chart. The LL17FE is almost filling the spider web all around. One of the points is wear, so I take that as high wear. If it had said "wear prevention" then that would...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-26-2020, 03:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 910
Posted By bimmaz
Thanks for this chart. So if I'm reading this...

Thanks for this chart. So if I'm reading this right, the BMW oil basically sucks in almost every category except fuel economy. It's got high wear, high sludge, high piston deposits, high soot? So...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-25-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 910
Posted By bimmaz
So I'm a newbie to BMW, but not to cars in...

So I'm a newbie to BMW, but not to cars in general. So I must ask. What is special about BMW oil? Why is their 0W20 any better for the car than a full syn 0W20 that you'll find on the shelf at...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-21-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By bimmaz
That does look great. How long did it take to...

That does look great. How long did it take to pull off the intake?

I think I've found my video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2XzxSzt594

Now I have to find my borescope camera.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-21-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By bimmaz
I'm sure the Walnut blasting will be much more...

I'm sure the Walnut blasting will be much more effective, however, I've heard that the later model f30s don't build up the carbon as fast. Not sure how true that is, but if so, then an occasional ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-20-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By bimmaz
Will do. I found these instructions online.... ...

Will do. I found these instructions online....

Next, warm up the engine. CRC GDI Valve & Turbo Cleaner requires a period of heat soak to work, so you want to start with an engine thatís fully...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-20-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By bimmaz
Intake valve cleaning

I've heard over and over that direct injection gets carbon buildup on the valves, because gasoline does not wash over them. I'm thinking of getting the intake valve cleaner spray linked below. My...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-24-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,581
Posted By bimmaz
Price seems rather high. Current state of affairs...

Price seems rather high. Current state of affairs being what they are, I'd wait and see what else pops up. Dealers are already hurting and it will get worse, so let them stand their ground on price....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-14-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By bimmaz
According to this 2006 BMW CPO checklist, they...

According to this 2006 BMW CPO checklist, they are supposed to check transmission fluid level, check it for leaks and check shift quality.
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-13-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By bimmaz
Exactly. I didn't wanna stress it, cause it...

Exactly. I didn't wanna stress it, cause it ain't my car...but who knows how long? A BMW dealer is likely not going to put down another BMW dealer. CPO means the car should be in great cond and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-11-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By bimmaz
Certified means they're supposed to check things,...

Certified means they're supposed to check things, like the transmission fluid. If they did and it leaked out in 2 weeks, that's a pretty bad leak. Either way, I have little doubt that the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-11-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By bimmaz
It's not normal for ANY vehicle to lose...

It's not normal for ANY vehicle to lose transmission fluid. What car do you have? You were two qts low.... that can cause damage.


Sad thing is, they went through all those diagnostic steps...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-10-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,177
Posted By bimmaz
Have you considered getting the guides replaced? ...

Have you considered getting the guides replaced? What's the cost of that job, roughly 2K? You can take the oil cap off and push on the oil chain every now and then... see if it's loose. I've...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-07-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By bimmaz
Just watched this guy changing his coolant. What...

Just watched this guy changing his coolant. What a holy mess! Not cool... so much sophistication and then they purposely engineer some things like it's the 20's, to force you into the dealership.
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-05-2020, 05:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By bimmaz
You've peaked my interest. Are you able to take...

You've peaked my interest. Are you able to take a pic? If it helps, you can set your phone to snap pics by voice activation.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-03-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By bimmaz
Wow... maybe a full sized backyard pool may catch...

Wow... maybe a full sized backyard pool may catch ALL of it. :rofl:



Maybe we can add one, provided that there is enough of a straight section to work. Slice the lower hose and add in this...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-02-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By bimmaz
Logically built cars have a petcock with a hose...

Logically built cars have a petcock with a hose protruding through the bottom cover. One shouldn't have to go through all that in this day and age.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-02-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By bimmaz
Is there a radiator drain plug or not?

So does an N20 have a petcock to drain coolant or not? I seem to be coming across conflicting info. Do you really have to pull 20 bolts to get the bottom cover off and pull off the bottom hose? Is...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-01-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By bimmaz
How did you check for leaks? Some leaks only...

How did you check for leaks? Some leaks only occur under pressure, so you might need to rent a pressure tester.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-29-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By bimmaz
Hi, Mike. Guide failure aside, I've always...

Hi, Mike.

Guide failure aside, I've always heard that BMWs burn/lose oil . Even though you were keeping up with the oil changes, how good were you about checking the oil and topping off in...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-28-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 645
Posted By bimmaz
I believe it. However, I don't know the...

I believe it. However, I don't know the difference between Maxlife and the ZF fluid and I assume the Maxlife is probably slightly less than optimal. The difference might seem small, yet if someone...
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