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Forum: X3 G01 (2018 - current) Today, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 51
Posted By Doug Huffman
The ultrasonic sensors are the four nickel sized...

The ultrasonic sensors are the four nickel sized circles inside a quarter sized circle across the front and rear bumpers, pretty evenly spaced. They are on most cars now-a-days, very reliable.
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Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) Today, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By Doug Huffman
BMW IHKA HVAC first - first - dehumidifies the...

BMW IHKA HVAC first - first - dehumidifies the air. Learn how to properly use your IHKA. Its default settings should be AUTO, AC compressor ON (mine's a lit snowflake button), UVC automatic...
Forum: 8 Series G15 (2018 - Current) Today, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 56
Posted By Doug Huffman
Yeah, but the dealer took it back, slapped their...

Yeah, but the dealer took it back, slapped their hand, gave them a squatted Ricer CIVIC for equity, and put it back like it was.
Forum: BMW News Yesterday, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By Doug Huffman
I have copied and closely read SI B65 03 20 and...

I have copied and closely read SI B65 03 20 and note the requirement for two technician signatures at the checklist.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 238
Posted By Doug Huffman
Be careful. Tender is a DELTRAN model...

Be careful. Tender is a DELTRAN model designation that has been for a totally inadequate device. Last I looked, the largest model Tender was capable of only 1.25 Ampere charging current. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 100
Posted By Doug Huffman
Thanks George. Please add your information to...

Thanks George. Please add your information to Jon Shafer's note about the new recalls in BMW News.
Forum: X3 G01 (2018 - current) Yesterday, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 274
Posted By Doug Huffman
In the United States, the claims most commonly...

In the United States, the claims most commonly associated with product liability are negligence, strict liability, breach of warranty, and various consumer protection claims. The only liability...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 238
Posted By Doug Huffman
There is no rational debate on the purpose and...

There is no rational debate on the purpose and need of the Intelligent Battery Sensor. The IBS communicates system voltage, Coulombs charged, Coulombs discharged, and battery temperature to the ECU....
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension Yesterday, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By Doug Huffman
I am very pleased with my NOKIAN WR G3 now 14...

I am very pleased with my NOKIAN WR G3 now 14 months and 10K+ miles used. Mine are year around tires as we have icy snowy roads six months of the year.

There is no better 70+ ton off-road vehicle...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 238
Posted By Doug Huffman
Registration of a new AGM battery resets a number...

Registration of a new AGM battery resets a number of counters, Coulombs charged, Coulombs Discharged, State of Health, State of Charge, and probably age but I'm less certain about that one.

An AGM...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By Doug Huffman
Manufacturers want to sell more product. The...

Manufacturers want to sell more product.

The dosing valve does not create the injection spray, the injector nozzle does that. A couple of years ago there was a spate of complaints of clogging...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) Yesterday, 06:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By Doug Huffman
You need a different trustworthy and honest...

You need a different trustworthy and honest service center. This one is milking their favorite cash cow.

If you can, lemon it.

As I know, the in service alternator provides braking...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By Doug Huffman
There is no time parameter in any SCR function...

There is no time parameter in any SCR function that I have read about.

There is no such thing as "bad DEF." DEF properly stored is very stable. It is a solution of distilled...
Forum: General BMW Questions Yesterday, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 90
Posted By Doug Huffman
Did you reuse / think that you reused the OLD...

Did you reuse / think that you reused the OLD sensors? There are more incompatible NEW sensors than there are compatible ones.

Not all TPMS / ECU are able to display pressure or temperature. ...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts Yesterday, 04:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By Doug Huffman
Learn the E70 35d coolant flow paths. Both EGR...

Learn the E70 35d coolant flow paths. Both EGR coolers 'short circuit' the thermostat and neither has another component in series.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) Yesterday, 04:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 390
Posted By Doug Huffman
NewTIS on Water Ingress, Fogged Headlights

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e70-x5-xdrive35d-sav_201202/ned/03-body/03-water-ingress/front-light-combination-optical-complaint/repair-instructions-at6305-mech/fogged-headlights/YFcTUkX
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-17-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 361
Posted By Doug Huffman
Do you know how GPS NAV even works? There is...

Do you know how GPS NAV even works?

There is a constellation of GPS satellites. How does that indicate an address or location or route between locations?
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-17-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By Doug Huffman
All mechanical pumps' seals are cooled and...

All mechanical pumps' seals are cooled and lubricated by leaked-weeped pumped fluid. third generation BMW mechanical water pumps have a collection chamber for the weepage-leakage that is...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-17-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 390
Posted By Doug Huffman
What do you do when the silica gel packs are...

What do you do when the silica gel packs are saturated?

Dehydrating silica gel is exactly the same as drying the condensation from a headlight assembly; 250įF for an hour.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-17-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 361
Posted By Doug Huffman
I doubt his problem is the database.

I doubt his problem is the database.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-17-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 152
Posted By Doug Huffman
They are all individually addressed, so if you...

They are all individually addressed, so if you know how to query then you can verify proper operation noninvasively.

I donít know how.
Forum: General Automotive Forum 01-17-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 99
Posted By Doug Huffman
In the US, probably not legal by FMVSS 108. ...

In the US, probably not legal by FMVSS 108. CMVSS 108, through an adjunct called CMVSS 108.1, permits European headlamps, while FMVSS 108 prohibits them.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-17-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 152
Posted By Doug Huffman
I have uploaded the BMW IHKA HVAC technical...

I have uploaded the BMW IHKA HVAC technical description (particularly for the E70) quite a few times. IIRC it is 70 pages long, discusses components, operation, in some detail and might eliminate...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 01-17-2020, 05:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By Doug Huffman
PWM duty cycles do more than change effective...

PWM duty cycles do more than change effective voltages. Low duty cycles encode errors and high duty cycles cause self tests. In one case, on start up 100% is briefly sent and then the module...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-17-2020, 05:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By Doug Huffman
Just now I verified my vehicle recall status at...

Just now I verified my vehicle recall status at SaferCar.gov to see: which is correct but incomplete if 20V-016 is effective.

https://my.bmwusa.com/safety-and-emission-recalls Lists only 19V-017...
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