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Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 05-11-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By wvadam
Hi Tranq, did you replace the vt-motor etc just...

Hi Tranq, did you replace the vt-motor etc just due to the cel and codes? Makes me worry because I have had some valve tronic codes come up before and the engine went into a limp mode with no power,...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 05-11-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By wvadam
I thought a while back I had a leaky valve cover...

I thought a while back I had a leaky valve cover gasket but spend a lot of time wiping it down and inspecting to find for sure where the oil was coming from. The tiniest of leaks eventually puts a...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 04-10-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By wvadam
I am really wondering if it is something we can...

I am really wondering if it is something we can just delete, disable, remove, or just lock open. How much does it really do? I wouldn't even have known about it if I didn't look into the muffler...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 04-09-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,029
Posted By wvadam
Hey Yukoner. I know we are beating a dead horse...

Hey Yukoner. I know we are beating a dead horse here with this issue that keeps popping up but I am also noticing a common denominator in a lot of these posts. Saddly, a l of of people just bought...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 04-07-2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,029
Posted By wvadam
Wow I'm surprised they actually released the...

Wow I'm surprised they actually released the shocking amount of plaintiffs in the class action suit.

"The consolidated BMW engine defect class action includes allegations from 21 vehicle owners...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 04-07-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By wvadam
Are you talking about the valve on the muffler...

Are you talking about the valve on the muffler itself? I noticed mine rattles every time I start the car but not after that. Still annoying and I would like to fix a well.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 02-15-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By wvadam
From time to time I use the washer fluid to...

From time to time I use the washer fluid to remove light frosting on the windshield and noticed in certain conditions it freezes back into frost again. I believe this is from the mixture containing...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 01-30-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,029
Posted By wvadam
I think you did really well only paying $2000 for...

I think you did really well only paying $2000 for new chains out of warranty. Now you have almost nothing to worry about (knock on wood) that could toast the car.

As an aside, was there any lead...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 01-14-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By wvadam
I have never heard of Ceratec but there are...

I have never heard of Ceratec but there are additives proven to reduce metal on metal wear. The ones I have read about have a zinc compound in them which reduces wear on the steel. The problem is...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 01-14-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,519
Posted By wvadam
A low voltage after fully charging indicates a...

A low voltage after fully charging indicates a bad battery but a good voltage reading does not necessarily mean the battery is good. The battery also has a cranking amp and cold cranking amp rating...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 12-21-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,029
Posted By wvadam
He didn't even say/know what was wrong with the...

He didn't even say/know what was wrong with the engine. It started again but made a rattley sound so he got it towed to a mechanic. The mechanic said the engine was dead. He said the dealer wouldn't...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 12-05-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By wvadam
I replaced the $10 gasket on top of the valve...

I replaced the $10 gasket on top of the valve cover where the vanos electrical connector enters the engine. 2 bolts. same symptoms disappeared within a week as the residual oil soaked on to the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-01-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 233
Posted By wvadam
Source of the N20 injector ticking sound

I came across this part on ECS tuning
...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 11-16-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By wvadam
A bad cv axle can cause that. Is the clunk/click...

A bad cv axle can cause that. Is the clunk/click coming from one corner of the vehicle?
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 10-25-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 842
Posted By wvadam
The problem is that it is not the chain that...

The problem is that it is not the chain that breaks it is the plastic guide. Ironically the oil pump chain assembly behind the timing chain is known to fail with a tsb issued on that but it gives a...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 10-22-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,084
Posted By wvadam
Hey all, don't own a diesel yet but its on the...

Hey all, don't own a diesel yet but its on the top of my list for next BMW. What do people think about the DPF cleaning kit from liquimoly on ecs tuning? Someone mentioned big trucks getting theirs...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 10-06-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 918
Posted By wvadam
Hopefully people here can help. Can you post the...

Hopefully people here can help. Can you post the invoice of the "cost of repair more than value of car"?

Edit: also if you open the oil cap and look in you should see the timing chain and guides ...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 09-28-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 409
Posted By wvadam
FEBI pars vs. Lemforder

Hi guys, I have a bad inner tie rod and am thinking of just replacing inner and outer both sides due to high mileage (~120k miles)

I have noticed the febi tie rod assemblies are about half the...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 09-02-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By wvadam
Do you have the pano-sunroof? I am wondering if...

Do you have the pano-sunroof? I am wondering if the stiffener is to accommodate the reduced stiffness from the roof. I noticed some hitch manufacturers are selling a hitch for the model with the...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 08-29-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By wvadam
I ended up backing it up onto ramps. The ramps I...

I ended up backing it up onto ramps. The ramps I have are too steep for the front of the car but the rear worked just fine. As it turns out this is the proper way for what I was doing anyways.
...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 08-28-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By wvadam
interesting the 35i is missing the steel (rusted)...

interesting the 35i is missing the steel (rusted) v shape at the back and the galvanized v "stiffener" they call it along the bottom. I dont think these serve any purpose other than mounting the...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 08-28-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By wvadam
Image attached. Is this the point with the yellow...

Image attached. Is this the point with the yellow arrow? On my car it looks too rusted to use without breaking it. I know that aftermarket tow hitches get attached to this point as well.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 08-26-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,703
Posted By wvadam
It should yes and it might just be an issue of M1...

It should yes and it might just be an issue of M1 getting it recertified, or reducing the amount of sulphur in their oil. It is all very ambiguous when we start guessing why they do what they do....
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 08-26-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,703
Posted By wvadam
They cannot continue labeling the oil as LL01...

They cannot continue labeling the oil as LL01 spec if the spec was changed and they didn't re-certify their oil. It needs to meet the new spec to label the bottle as such. Similarly, a car with a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-26-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By wvadam
I think you need to have someone with a bmw scan...

I think you need to have someone with a bmw scan tool look at it that can tell you what the malfunction really is. Im not sure noisy turbo bearings at idle will ever cause a fault code so it is...
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