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Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 09-02-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
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: 403
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.
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Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 08-28-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
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: 403
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: 1,057
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: 1,057
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: 242
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: 830
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: 1,057
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: 1,057
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: 830
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: 4
Views: 408
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: 249
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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Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 08-26-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By wvadam
I am also wondering why you are looking to do...

I am also wondering why you are looking to do this. Typically when the waste gate is rattling, which has been know to happen on high mileage turbos, it means the bearing that is holding it is worn...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 08-26-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By wvadam
Is there a rear center jack point or can you use the Diff. ?

Just wondering as I would like to put the rear up on jack stands but once you just the jack pad to lift the corner, you obviously can't put the jack stand there. In my old Mercedes (smaller car) I...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 08-21-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By wvadam
I have no idea what would have caused that other...

I have no idea what would have caused that other than to say generically "failed alternator" If you literally saw smoke coming out of the alternator I would say hands down replace it. If you let that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-14-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,364
Posted By wvadam
I wanted to ask the people here that have had a...

I wanted to ask the people here that have had a failed diff. Do you use your vehicle for towing?

I just ask because a mechanic said on another post that the only time he saw diff failures was when...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 06-21-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By wvadam
That is shocking. I bought a metal one online as...

That is shocking. I bought a metal one online as a replacement incase the treads were wearing out but never thought they were being sold as replacement for plastic. (My original was also metal but in...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 06-21-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By wvadam
Are you serious you have a plastic drain plug? I...

Are you serious you have a plastic drain plug? I have never seen that in any car. Plastic washers yes but not drain plug
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 05-27-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 762
Posted By wvadam
Google "bmw locksmith" in your city. Call a few...

Google "bmw locksmith" in your city. Call a few places. If you have a comfort access key or key that you don't put in an ignition, wireless or whatever, a lot of places won't be able to copy those. ...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 04-23-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By wvadam
HOLY crap! my alignment is bad. I just went out...

HOLY crap! my alignment is bad. I just went out and did some 'basic' measurements to see where I stand with a laser level and a bubble gauge and decided to share.

I attached some picks of both...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-23-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By wvadam
UPDATE: A quick update to everyone...

UPDATE:

A quick update to everyone interested. I decided to try installing the ball joints. The first one that looks the best with the shiny surface was undersized and was able to push right...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 04-15-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By wvadam
Thanks for posting that and so quickly. So it...

Thanks for posting that and so quickly. So it looks like no standard alignment shop is going to touch that. I may just have an alignment shop check it and if it is out of spec get the dealer to...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 04-15-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By wvadam
Front camber angle - Can it be adjusted?

Front camber angle - Can it be adjusted? I am replacing my front lower control arms because they are in very bad shape and need to know if it is worth getting an alignment. If they cannot even adjust...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-23-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By wvadam
Bars / Rislone rear main seal repair

So minor leaks from valve cover area. I would like to replace the whole valve cover and gaskets but lacking the time and money for now.

Do these products work to stop small leaks? and I am talking...
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