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Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 02-15-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
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: 40
Views: 2,112
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: 731
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: 1,422
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: 40
Views: 2,112
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: 442
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: 221
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: 393
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: 788
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: 4,974
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: 876
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: 380
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: 790
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: 790
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: 790
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: 790
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: 1,592
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: 1,592
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: 351
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...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 08-26-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,497
Posted By wvadam
Yeah I was actually wondering why they even...

Yeah I was actually wondering why they even mention it in the literature. In their eyes the life of the car is 100k miles or 160k km and then they wash their hands of it.


I think if and when I...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 08-26-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,592
Posted By wvadam
Oh I totally agree and to take it a step further,...

Oh I totally agree and to take it a step further, we are at least doing minimal research here, imagine the people who didn't do the research when they bought the wrong kind of coolant and had organic...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 08-26-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,592
Posted By wvadam
My research into M1 0w-40 turned up that it was...

My research into M1 0w-40 turned up that it was certified LL01 but lost the certification when bmw changed the sulphur requirements for the purpose of reducing pollution. Others point out that LL01...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 08-26-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,497
Posted By wvadam
I was just reading through the pdf posted and was...

I was just reading through the pdf posted and was wondering about this:

"Emission Control
Components
Oxygen sensor 120,000 miles
Oxygen sensor(if eligible for the California Emissions Warranty)...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 08-26-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 916
Posted By wvadam
Hi. I am in Canada and also had the same issue. I...

Hi. I am in Canada and also had the same issue. I opted to just change the standard beams to LED and had no issues with error sensors or anything and it is drawing less than half of what the halogen...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 08-26-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By wvadam
You got me curious and it seems you can also get...

You got me curious and it seems you can also get a brand new Mitsubishi N20 turbo aftermarket for about half of what the oem costs if that helps.
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