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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 02:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 969
Posted By DBU
The latest "contributing cause" (from another...

The latest "contributing cause" (from another thread) is: Gas. Someone claimed that there are fewer TC failures in Europe compared to USA. One difference between these areas is that here in the USA...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-12-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 120
Posted By DBU
A decent tire shop will likely insist you change...

A decent tire shop will likely insist you change the TPMS when you get new tires. For a seven-year-old car, it makes sense IMHO. Pretty sure you cannot just change the battery in these things. TPMS...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-08-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,366
Posted By DBU
The (front) windshield and the rear window were...

The (front) windshield and the rear window were identical on the 2002, a.k.a. "neue klasse"
Forum: X3 G01 (2018 - current) 02-08-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By DBU
Yes, that is correct. That feature can be coded...

Yes, that is correct. That feature can be coded (but not readily available in iDrive). Sorry.
Forum: X3 G01 (2018 - current) 02-07-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By DBU
I recall an option somewhere to enable/disable...

I recall an option somewhere to enable/disable warnings for curbs and grassy edges on the road. Do you have such an option hidden away in iDrive?
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 02-06-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By DBU
Good thing you are an honest 'Fester: Otherwise,...

Good thing you are an honest 'Fester: Otherwise, navigate to his home, press the garage door opener and help yourself.

This is why my "Home" address is pretty vague - like street name only. And...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-03-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,907
Posted By DBU
So we will add fuel type to the questions for TC...

So we will add fuel type to the questions for TC failure:
- Oil Change Interval (OCI)
- Start stop in use daily (ASS)
- Driving style
- Vehicle (heavy or light)
- Fuel type - specifically if you...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-03-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,907
Posted By DBU
Not my words: QUOTE bmwtechnician says: ...

Not my words:

QUOTE
bmwtechnician says:
February 4, 2020 at 12:36 am

This could be a fuel issue,,,but BMW is not saying anything about the problem.
UNQUOTE

But one difference between...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-03-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,907
Posted By DBU
The latest theory of the "root cause" of these...

The latest theory of the "root cause" of these timing chains failing is Fuel.
According to Bimmertechnician, failures are much more common in USA and the speculation is that the Methanol blend we...
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - 2018) 02-03-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 16,759
Posted By DBU
I had a similar warning and it turned out to be a...

I had a similar warning and it turned out to be a simple battery replacement. There is a small battery in the unit (TCB??) in the trunk - left-hand side. The black plastic cover slides off in the...
Forum: X4 F26 (2015 - Current) 02-02-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By DBU
The F26 X4 M40i shares its engine with the F87...

The F26 X4 M40i shares its engine with the F87 M2. They both use the N55B30T0 motor. This motor does indeed have two oil pumps as you can see from the attachment. No. 1 is the regular oil pump and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-22-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,204
Posted By DBU
You can lease a Toyota Fuel Cell ...

You can lease a Toyota Fuel Cell (https://www.toyota.com/mirai/fcv.html)car today.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-22-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,062
Posted By DBU
+1

+1
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-20-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 648
Posted By DBU
Not sure what "DT-40" oil is. The oil absolutely,...

Not sure what "DT-40" oil is. The oil absolutely, positively must be LL-01 compliant.
Where are you located?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-20-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 48,780
Posted By DBU
I am not aware of such a link. But when I changed...

I am not aware of such a link. But when I changed my tensioner, I noticed the spring on the new one being much harder to depress. And yes, the hole for the oil inlet is obviously larger. Check out...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-19-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By DBU
I think there a manual adjustment of the length...

I think there a manual adjustment of the length of the arm? If so, perhaps someone has made the arm too long (or short) and that could cause the arm to break loose? This is just a WAG.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-18-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,204
Posted By DBU
Hopefully Fuel Cell

Hopefully Fuel Cell
Forum: X3 G01 (2018 - current) 01-18-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By DBU
Have a look at Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 tires....

Have a look at Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 tires. I recently put them on the wife's 19" X4 2.8i w/staggered setup and will soon put them on my 20" X4 M40. Very smooth tire at a great price price.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-18-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 648
Posted By DBU
No doubt you need to drive that car longer and...

No doubt you need to drive that car longer and harder. The gunk you see is from condensation being absorbed by the oil. Condensation forms each time the car is driven for a short distance in cold...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-18-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 48,780
Posted By DBU
[QUOTE=namelessman;13222885]From an engineering...

[QUOTE=namelessman;13222885]From an engineering perspective the root cause probably was determined long ago, and failure % computed with extreme precision.

[QUOTE]
In the meantime, another...
Forum: F87 M2 (2016 - current) 01-12-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By DBU
The 55NB30T0 motor has two oil pumps; the main...

The 55NB30T0 motor has two oil pumps; the main pump and the "suction pump." The latter feeds the main pump as I understand it. The suction pump is there to ensure that the motor can withstand the...
Forum: X4 F26 (2015 - Current) 01-12-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By DBU
The 55NB30T0 motor has two oil pumps; the main...

The 55NB30T0 motor has two oil pumps; the main pump and the "suction pump." The latter feeds the main pump as I understand it. The suction pump is there to ensure that the motor can withstand the...
Forum: F87 M2 (2016 - current) 01-09-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By DBU
Oil Level indicator not working = bad oil pump?

So I performed an oil and filter change myself on the M40i. On purpose, I only added 5.5L oil - 1L short of the 6.5L capacity. I simply wanted to see what the electronic dipstick looked like being...
Forum: X4 F26 (2015 - Current) 01-09-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By DBU
Oil Level Indicator not working = bad Oil Pump?

So I performed an oil and filter change myself on the M40i. On purpose, I only added 5.5L oil - 1L short of the 6.5L capacity. I simply wanted to see what the electronic dipstick looked like being...
Forum: General BMW Questions 01-05-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By DBU
WAG: Your speedometer is in miles whereas your...

WAG: Your speedometer is in miles whereas your fault "mileage" is in kilometers.
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