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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-09-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
Try isolating the noise more. Use some rubber...

Try isolating the noise more. Use some rubber tubing. It will resonate more to your ear when it is pointed at the source.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-08-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 14,563
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
Yeah. I replaced my valley pan and transfer pipe....

Yeah. I replaced my valley pan and transfer pipe. No apparent leaks there. Iím back up to 2,000 miles on the oil consumption but I have the black tailpipes showing the smoke residue. And can make it...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-08-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
Use a water spray bottle method to test and...

Use a water spray bottle method to test and possibly isolate the belt. Thatís what I would do first. If it stops squeeling then replace the belt. If not then take it back to the shop and ask them to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-08-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 14,563
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
Yeah. Pressure test for sure. Thatís a pretty big...

Yeah. Pressure test for sure. Thatís a pretty big loss of coolant for no visual leaks, but I have tested before and can do it again.

Iím guessing my loss of performance is most likely the vacuum...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-08-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 14,563
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
For those of you that keep up, here is my update...

For those of you that keep up, here is my update that may put me at the X5 crossroad. I have not completed the valve stem seal replacement yet. Oil consumption improved a little and the smoke has...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 12-04-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
FCP euro is legit on the oil returns. They have a...

FCP euro is legit on the oil returns. They have a video about it.


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Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 11-28-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
Have you tried it after switching to manual? Scan...

Have you tried it after switching to manual? Scan for BMW specific codes?


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-27-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 705
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
My thoughts. Why replace both calipers if one is...

My thoughts. Why replace both calipers if one is working? New pads and rotors might be $200-$250 or so in parts. Used caliper $150 or less? DIY job of $400 for the brakes issue? Seems like a good...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-27-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 705
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
What was the estimate for A and B separately? ...

What was the estimate for A and B separately?


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Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 11-23-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
Dealerships will never fix a transmission. They...

Dealerships will never fix a transmission. They just replace. The transmission shop may not know what they are looking at. Make sure they are BMW scanner codes and not just generic.


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Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 11-22-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
+1. What were the symptoms. You need a BMW code...

+1. What were the symptoms. You need a BMW code reader to get the current fault codes. That with the symptoms may solve your problem. Donít go for the transmission replacement until you troubleshoot...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-22-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
No dipstick right? I would suggest telling them...

No dipstick right? I would suggest telling them you have excessive oil consumption and request they put it into oil consumption testing protocol. Dealers will usually overfill when they do a fill but...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-22-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 511
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
If it is an N62 or N63 engine it has the same...

If it is an N62 or N63 engine it has the same original VSS issue.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-22-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 511
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
A short term test for this would avoid some...

A short term test for this would avoid some trauma for many. I do have an experience to share that made me think.

When my valve stem seals were still functioning I had smoke on a hot restart out...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-20-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 511
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
Would you buy a 2007 X5 4.8 l with 137k miles

Although it can also be the CCV/PCV system, the test for the valve stem seals is to let it idle ten minutes then floor it while parked. If you have smoke then check the CCV diaphragms first if not...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-20-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,862
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
Most of the power steering fluid can be siphon...

Most of the power steering fluid can be siphon pumped out. You could do it a couple times to make it very clean IMO. I have done it on my X5. Is the power steering leak in the lines or closer to the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-19-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 511
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
Would you buy a 2007 X5 4.8 l with 137k miles

It makes me suspicious about asking what someone would pay for this vehicle. Is it a ďmake an offer sell?Ē Or do you have a list price? Most of the repairs you listed are pretty medium DIY projects...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-10-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,162
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
First time DIY brake job. Need some assistance. 4.8i with adaptive drive.

Hey twh. If this procedure is successful and the X5 can roll, do I compress the piston in the caliper on the rear parking brake wheel the same as the front? I used a pry bar last time.


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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-09-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 776
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
The replace pads warning can occur before ďpads...

The replace pads warning can occur before ďpads are at minimum thicknessĒ warning. It sounds like your sensor has worn due to the pad thickness. Although the warning is generous it is time to...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-09-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
I havenít worked on the N52 but if there is oil...

I havenít worked on the N52 but if there is oil dripping down the spark plug tubes onto the spark plugs then the spark plug tubes may need replacing. They have their own seals where it meets the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-09-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,622
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
Most people wait too long to have the...

Most people wait too long to have the transmission serviced. It is a good idea to have the seals, fluid, and pan replaced before significant symptoms. It can be a $900 service at the right Indy if...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-07-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
So you had issues. That were resolved by a new...

So you had issues. That were resolved by a new battery for 3 weeks. New batteries arenít charged fully when sitting on a shelf. Only code is a DME fault? Maybe the battery is not being recharged by...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-07-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
The comfort access system (CAS) has known...

The comfort access system (CAS) has known failures. Starts with one handle. Moves to the next.


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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-07-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 706
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
I donít believe it will affect the compressor at...

I donít believe it will affect the compressor at all. The HCV is super simple. Opens or closes to stop the flow of coolant.


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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-07-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 706
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
Your symptoms would typically point to a faulty...

Your symptoms would typically point to a faulty heater control valve (HCV). A known issue. Pretty easy replacement. Pretty simple to test. If you disconnect the HCV electrical connector you should...
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