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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By gbalthrop
Hi Wilt, What you posted IS a correct copy...

Hi Wilt,

What you posted IS a correct copy of what appears on page 23 of BMW Training Manual, "Power Management." However that 72-page TM relates to "ALL MODELS" as of the time of its printing in...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By gbalthrop
Since you say you sought advice from Dealer on...

Since you say you sought advice from Dealer on the R-134a leak issue, I'll assume you have NOT done your own A/C diagnosis & recharge, and will suggest some ways YOU can DIY (for LESS than $50) and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 223
Posted By gbalthrop
Thanks for clarifying the issue. As you note,...

Thanks for clarifying the issue. As you note, there are TWO separate types of brake pad warnings one can get: (1) Warning light from Pad Wear Sensor signal (open circuit); (2) CBS warning (front or...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 223
Posted By gbalthrop
A paperclip as a jumper in the Brake Pad Wear...

A paperclip as a jumper in the Brake Pad Wear Sensor socket will turn off the light. Replacing the Rotors along with the pads will be your "penance" if you delay proper repair too long. ;)

George
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By gbalthrop
Hi Joe, I know you have a 2011 328i E92...

Hi Joe,

I know you have a 2011 328i E92 Coupe, simply because I checked other threads you have started. It would be helpful to others & to you in getting correct info for YOUR model to put that...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By gbalthrop
Welcome to the Forum! Simple escape of...

Welcome to the Forum!

Simple escape of coolant, without actual overheating is NOT necessarily a MAJOR ISSUE, but it COULD be. Your best approach is probably to have vehicle diagnosed by a shop...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By gbalthrop
Welcome to the Forum! BEFORE explaining the...

Welcome to the Forum!

BEFORE explaining the Details, I'll just provide by initial SWAG: You have an intermittent GROUND/ EARTH from X10012, which is the Chassis Ground Point for the FRM ground,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-16-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By gbalthrop
I see from your prior threads that you have INPA,...

I see from your prior threads that you have INPA, and have been getting to know how to use it. As you suggest, WITHOUT CODES, one can ONLY guess (or run tests using INPA (1) F5 Status to observe...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-15-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By gbalthrop
Hi Joe, I'm NOT aware of any specific "Volt...

Hi Joe,

I'm NOT aware of any specific "Volt Test" that would provide each of those readings in a single test or session. The battery voltage of 12.6 after having sat with engine off for several...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-15-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By gbalthrop
I've never had the problem you describe, but my...

I've never had the problem you describe, but my guess is the problem is NOT the battery.
QUESTIONS:
1) Is the condition you are regularly experiencing one where the Starter does NOTHING at all for...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-15-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By gbalthrop
My 2007 328xi E91 had the GM6 "578E" Oil Wear...

My 2007 328xi E91 had the GM6 "578E" Oil Wear Fault appear @ ~ 132,000 miles, and the Transfer Case had "54C6" Oil Wear Fault appear at ~ 133,000 miles. After changing Transfer Case Fluid, I was...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-15-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By gbalthrop
Good On You JOE!! Good on "facility" (or...

Good On You JOE!!

Good on "facility" (or their insurer ;-) as well, as we seldom see a shop admit that a new or improperly-trained employee made a mistake. Yes, the 2A82 code just means that the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-14-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 476
Posted By gbalthrop
[2] I'll address "2" above FIRST, as you may NOT...

[2] I'll address "2" above FIRST, as you may NOT want to wade through the details presented in [1] below. :) Read Fault Codes and attach ALL Fault Code Numbers, Definitions and Freeze Frame Data.
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-13-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 476
Posted By gbalthrop
Joe, Thanks for the update. Glad all is well...

Joe,

Thanks for the update. Glad all is well with car. It is certainly NOT my intention to discourage you from learning about how the various systems in your car work, and how to maintain or...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-13-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By gbalthrop
If anything needs Removal & Replacement, TIS has...

If anything needs Removal & Replacement, TIS has a Procedure for that:
https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/

Although your "thoughts" are appropriate, BEFORE ordering parts or planning repairs, do...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-13-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By gbalthrop
"Edga", your English is better than a LOT of...

"Edga", your English is better than a LOT of "Americans". :)
Hope YOU understand Zooks. As you suggest, if one has TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) with Pressure Sensors in each wheel, you...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-12-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 476
Posted By gbalthrop
Joe, There's a limit to anyone's patience....

Joe,

There's a limit to anyone's patience. :tsk:

Sunday night, 11/10, you began this thread, to which I replied and asked for information, less than 3 hours after you began this thread. You...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-11-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By gbalthrop
DIY Attitude: NOBODY is a DIY expert on ANY car...

DIY Attitude:
NOBODY is a DIY expert on ANY car when first starting out. The E9x BMW's are more complex, both mechanically & electronically, than E30's built 30 years ago. There are ~ 20 different...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-11-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By gbalthrop
2nd Rule of "fixing things" = get all the proper...

2nd Rule of "fixing things" = get all the proper diagnostic tools you can find/afford, and properly DIAGNOSE the issue BEFORE "fixing" :D

That includes learning how to use Bentley, TIS, BMW Fault...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-11-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By gbalthrop
Welcome to the Forum! BEFORE throwing any...

Welcome to the Forum!

BEFORE throwing any more parts at it, perhaps one of us needs to correctly understand what the code is telling us, when the code first appeared, and WHY the various "repairs"...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-10-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 476
Posted By gbalthrop
If you're asking for suggestions (as opposed to...

If you're asking for suggestions (as opposed to just venting ;-), it would be helpful to indicate the specific code numbers (P-code or Hex-code), the Scan Tool or Software used to read the codes, and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-10-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By gbalthrop
Welcome to the Forum! 328i may have either...

Welcome to the Forum!

328i may have either N51 SULEV, or N52K ULEV. Look at the label under the hood, bottom line of label states SULEV/ULEV. Also, if you have Secondary Air Pump near the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-10-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By gbalthrop
I would suggest reading the procedure for AWD in...

I would suggest reading the procedure for AWD in TIS, since you have a 335XI, particularly the caution about damage to the CV joint. Different ball game with xDrive/ FRONT Wheel Drive:...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-07-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By gbalthrop
NOT familiar with the 320i, but I presume it has...

NOT familiar with the 320i, but I presume it has a Radiator Outlet Temp Sensor (ROTS) located on the lower radiator hose? If you don't know, check visually. When you read Engine Temp Parameter with...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-07-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By gbalthrop
Since there is NO return to tank on the E9x Fuel...

Since there is NO return to tank on the E9x Fuel Rail, if you remove the pump with check valve, fuel can drain out of rail and you get air in line & rail that has to be bled, either via the...
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