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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-21-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By l1tech
The only time the check engine light will flash...

The only time the check engine light will flash is when a catalyst damaging misfire is occurring. Not all misfires are catalyst damaging.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-09-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By l1tech
A leak down test will confirm if your losing...

A leak down test will confirm if your losing compression past the valves, and tell you if it's intake or exhaust, or past the piston/rings. It will also tell you if you have an issue with the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-08-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By l1tech
No amount of air introduced into the cylinder is...

No amount of air introduced into the cylinder is going to close a valve if it is stuck open. Before you do anything I would do a cylinder leakage test on the offending cylinder to see exactly where...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-04-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By l1tech
Cut the crimp clamps in half, open them up and...

Cut the crimp clamps in half, open them up and then remove the hose from the tube and also the clamps. Get some appropriate sized fuel injection hose and and fuel injection hose clamps and you'll be...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By l1tech
EXACTLY. I do module updates on just about every...

EXACTLY. I do module updates on just about every car mfg out there on a regular basis and unless you are trying to solve a specific issue that has been addressed with a software update you are...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-14-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 393
Posted By l1tech
This doesn't mean that the battery is good. A lot...

This doesn't mean that the battery is good. A lot of cars will not start with a jump if the battery is deeply discharged even though the electronics turn on. What is the voltage at the battery when...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-31-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 413
Posted By l1tech
I see only 3 ways for the oil filter to become...

I see only 3 ways for the oil filter to become crushed. Either the oil filter that was installed is an off brand and is a bit longer than it should be, is of inferior quality or at some point the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-30-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 413
Posted By l1tech
What brand was the old oil filter and how long...

What brand was the old oil filter and how long since it was last changed?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-25-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,216
Posted By l1tech
Make sure that the pinch bolt is removed when...

Make sure that the pinch bolt is removed when attempting to do this and make sure that the tang on the strut is aligned with the opening on the steering knuckle. The steering knuckle also needs to...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-09-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By l1tech
Typically when I see misfires that occur when the...

Typically when I see misfires that occur when the engine is cold and then goes away when the engine warms up it is due to a vacuum leak at the intake manifold. I wouldn't rule out a coil pack issue...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-07-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By l1tech
Make sure you get a new breather hose because the...

Make sure you get a new breather hose because the old one is going to break when yo try to remove it from the valve cover
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 524
Posted By l1tech
No changes in the battery voltage OR no changes...

No changes in the battery voltage OR no changes with the active steering issue? If there are no changes with the battery voltage then you NEED TO RUN THE ENERGY DIAGNOSIS IN ISTA AS IT WILL TELL YOU...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-01-2020, 05:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 524
Posted By l1tech
It's not all about voltage. You also need...

It's not all about voltage. You also need amperage. 11.6 volts puts the battery at about 80% discharged and will still get the engine started. If you were to monitor battery voltage while starting...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-29-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 524
Posted By l1tech
If the voltage drops quickly from 12.4-12.6 down...

If the voltage drops quickly from 12.4-12.6 down to 11.6 volts chances are that you have a bad cell in the battery. Have you ran the "energy diagnosis" with ISTA?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-29-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 524
Posted By l1tech
Is the 11.6 volts when you are actually trying to...

Is the 11.6 volts when you are actually trying to start the car or is it the reading you get before you try to start the car?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-24-2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By l1tech
A few years back I used TRW tension struts and...

A few years back I used TRW tension struts and Febi Bilstein control arms. Both have held up extremely well. Out of the others on your list Delphi is the only other one I would try.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-21-2020, 04:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By l1tech
Very well could be the CAS or an alignment issue...

Very well could be the CAS or an alignment issue but before I went down that road I would get something that can pull codes on all the modules 1st.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-21-2020, 04:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 545
Posted By l1tech
Neat trick but not really needed, or required, to...

Neat trick but not really needed, or required, to do this job. I do use this method often though on smaller more delicate parts.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-21-2020, 04:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 545
Posted By l1tech
If you have a Hub Tamer you can do it with the...

If you have a Hub Tamer you can do it with the knuckle on the car but otherwise it needs to be taken off of the car so you can press the bearing in/out.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-19-2020, 05:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 545
Posted By l1tech
Spray the broken bolt with some penetrating oil,...

Spray the broken bolt with some penetrating oil, which you already have but do it again. Heat it up and then drive out the broken bolt. It is seized in the knuckle but after some lube and heat it...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-12-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By l1tech
I have 2 vehicles that spec oil changes at 15,000...

I have 2 vehicles that spec oil changes at 15,000 miles, my BMW and my Cummins Ram. Both of them get their oil changed at 7500 miles. 15,000 is way too long in my opinion and no testing or anything...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-12-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By l1tech
At 187,000 miles I suspect that you may have a...

At 187,000 miles I suspect that you may have a timing chain issue happening but 1st you would want to make sure that the cage for the oil filter is in place and that the o-ring at the bottom is good...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-12-2020, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By l1tech
The N52 engines do not use an idle control valve.

The N52 engines do not use an idle control valve.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2020, 05:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By l1tech
If I had any engine that used 1-2.5 litres over...

If I had any engine that used 1-2.5 litres over the course of 1500-2500 miles and it wasn't leaking it I'd get rid of it or rebuild it. That chart is basic mfg B.S. that most mgfs use to cover their...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-13-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By l1tech
Software update will not fix it. Learn to ignore...

Software update will not fix it. Learn to ignore it and you'll be a happier person
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