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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Today, 04:50 AM
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Posted By dukedkt442
Unless youíre bench-testing the solenoids while...

Unless youíre bench-testing the solenoids while cleaning them, the cleaning is superficial.


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Today, 04:49 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,194
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I am! Sent from space

I am!


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Today, 04:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 214
Posted By dukedkt442
Good scanner?

The basic creator 110 I have does all Iíve needed it to (live data for drivetrain). The only codes Iíve ever had are those that Iíve inadvertently causes doing other work, but it identified them too....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 04:53 AM
Replies: 1,289
Views: 65,024
Posted By dukedkt442
The reason I inquired is because with the...

The reason I inquired is because with the blade/arm in the down position, youíll need a puller. With the arm raised, even with blade attached, the entire unit will usually slide right off the splined...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-10-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 600
Posted By dukedkt442
With that mileage, definitely check at least the...

With that mileage, definitely check at least the TA bushings. If theyíre wet with oil, they definitely need to be replaced.


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-10-2020, 03:36 PM
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Posted By dukedkt442
Out of curiosity regarding pulling the wipers,...

Out of curiosity regarding pulling the wipers, did you pull them with blades on the windshield, or fully raised?


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Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 08-10-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,987
Posted By dukedkt442
Sheís a beaut, Clark! 903925 Sent from...

Sheís a beaut, Clark!
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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-10-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 600
Posted By dukedkt442
Off Topics: Bleeding a Lift

I humbly suggest you replace the input and both output shaft seals on the diff while itís off.

And if you subscribe to project creep, may as well change both the wishbones (that you need to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-10-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1,289
Views: 65,024
Posted By dukedkt442
+2. The front seal, if leaking, will also...

+2.

The front seal, if leaking, will also send the oil down the pan lip and drip off the rear area. Liquimoly makes a nice LL01 oil with fluorescent dye in it to aid in finding leaks.

Abscate,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-09-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,246
Posted By dukedkt442
Iíve never mastered INPA bc Iíve never used it. I...

Iíve never mastered INPA bc Iíve never used it. I have never come across something I couldnít diagnose without it. Even a regular code reader, while not required, is more than helpful.


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,194
Posted By dukedkt442
DIY: Thrust arm bushing and ball joint replacement

Noticed some heavy tramlining from the rear today. Just ordered the full kit!

Too bad I canít do anything until I get the E21 off the lift! [emoji23]


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-09-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 11,034
Posted By dukedkt442
What car would you consider other than BMW?

If I wanted to buy a BMW, I wouldnít consider anything but a BMW.

If I was just buying a car, Iíd buy a... wait thatís not me. Iíve never bought out of need, only out of want. On the rare...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 600
Posted By dukedkt442
Ahem, thatís a genuine 442 model with a SBO, not...

Ahem, thatís a genuine 442 model with a SBO, not some garden variety Chebby transplant. [emoji12]

Thanks I love the machine, owned it for 21 years and counting. Itíll be the last car I ever own. I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 600
Posted By dukedkt442
Thanks man. Yeah mine only locks at two specific...

Thanks man. Yeah mine only locks at two specific places, half way and full so it definitely lacks the specificity that yours does. All good though, both have trade offs, all depends on what youíre...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 27,788
Posted By dukedkt442
Hereís another option. [emoji6] 903807 ...

Hereís another option. [emoji6]

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 27,788
Posted By dukedkt442
This is what I use. The 6 pt box end is 17mm for...

This is what I use. The 6 pt box end is 17mm for the trans fill plug.

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-07-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By dukedkt442
My Castrol oil changes usually cost $20-25, with...

My Castrol oil changes usually cost $20-25, with filter. My last UOA was outstanding according to Blackstone. 165k miles.

My E21 never saw anything but conventional oil, and at 240k it's cleaner...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-07-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By dukedkt442
Windshield washer hose coming from tank/pump is leaking,....suggestions for fix?

I can't picture what you're referring to, I've never looked that closely... can you go get a plastic barbed Hose connector, use some hose clamps and some rubber tube to replace the split area?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-07-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 600
Posted By dukedkt442
Definitely lifts more than mine! Mine goes like...

Definitely lifts more than mine! Mine goes like 24"... but that's ok because anything more and I wouldn't be able to reach what I was working on when underneath the car. Mine's proved invaluable, so...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-07-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,772
Posted By dukedkt442
Ground strap corrosion is irrelevant of miles. ...

Ground strap corrosion is irrelevant of miles. They can't be tested by sight. Replace them. In the NE they need to start being replaced in as little as 4 years old, they're horribly underdesigned....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-07-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By dukedkt442
My leaks have only ever been due to bad pumps. ...

My leaks have only ever been due to bad pumps. Replacements are <$10. Grommets are also an excellent replacement idea.
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 08-07-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,987
Posted By dukedkt442
Swapped chains and guides today. This required...

Swapped chains and guides today. This required removing the cam sprocket by bending the lock tabs and removing the 10mm bolts.
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With the sprocket removed the guide holding the chain could...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-07-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By dukedkt442
If you use it, I'd have a UOA performed at 5k...

If you use it, I'd have a UOA performed at 5k miles. I can't find any ACEA rating for it, only ILSAC.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-07-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By dukedkt442
Was the battery tested under load, or just a...

Was the battery tested under load, or just a static voltage test?



And my '08 abruptly died last November with similar symptoms. Upon dissection, the brushes were gone.



The one on the...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 08-07-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,987
Posted By dukedkt442
So very true! :rofl:

So very true! :rofl:
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