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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-08-2020, 05:39 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By rav31
Great feedack. Enough said. I'm going with the...

Great feedack. Enough said. I'm going with the FCPeuro parts. Manifold off, new starter is installed. Throttle body cleaned, ICV cleaned, Working on rebuilding DISA valve. What have I missed.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - 2017) 08-07-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,126
Posted By rav31
@ghpup......Are you sure about this. Te owners...

@ghpup......Are you sure about this. Te owners manual shows this. We have the 3rd seat option so Do NOT have a spare but I'm pretty sure all others do.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - 2017) 08-07-2020, 04:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,126
Posted By rav31
I believe the manual/TIS call for BMW TwinPower...

I believe the manual/TIS call for BMW TwinPower Turbo LL-01 FE 0W-30. Some one correct me if I'm wrong.
Battery...depending on you equipment,, you might have (2). you will need to remove the black...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-06-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By rav31
Wow! That's pretty definite! can I assume you had...

Wow! That's pretty definite! can I assume you had a bad experience with this supplier?

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-06-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By rav31
Going to replace my PVC oil separator

guys, as the title says, I'm getting ready to replace the PVC oil separator on my '05 E46 330ic with the M54 engine. I was thinking of buying the ÜRO PARTS BMM54PCVKIT {#URO008790} Valve and Hose Kit...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - 2017) 08-06-2020, 05:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By rav31
@Submariner.....The from exit under car just...

@Submariner.....The from exit under car just behind (toward the back) the front wheels but are cover by the cars bottom covers. You will need to remove them to see them.
On a side note, this...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-05-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By rav31
Boy that's tough one. I never found anyone good...

Boy that's tough one. I never found anyone good on east coast. You might be better off looking on ebay. That's what I had to do. Just make sure it comes with the code. Good luck.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-05-2020, 05:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 232
Posted By rav31
cost to replace starter

Guys, the starter need replacing on my '05 330ic convertible automatic @ 92k miles now. Can anyone share what the book hrs are to do this job? I already have the starter & intake gasket set but I'm...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - 2017) 07-31-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By rav31
No, the front Differential info is here for my...

No, the front Differential info is here for my '15 3.5l xdrive ...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - 2017) 07-11-2020, 04:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By rav31
Yes, the "flare trim" is pricy IMO. The standard...

Yes, the "flare trim" is pricy IMO. The standard is like $145 each online. I found this price the same as the extended flares. These come black. So, you'd have to get 4 @ $145 each = $570. Then find...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-10-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By rav31
5 speed manual transmission fluid requirement

My '92 535i 5 speed calls out to fill with ATF. Years ago I would fill with Dexron III fluid. This has been replace by Dexron VI. From what I understand, this is NOT suited for manual transmission, I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-08-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 991
Posted By rav31
Never heard of replacing the diaphragm before....

Never heard of replacing the diaphragm before. Where do you get it & how to replace it. Interesting idea.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-05-2020, 05:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 991
Posted By rav31
Good point tttomttt. Will check it out

Good point tttomttt. Will check it out
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-05-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 991
Posted By rav31
Great feed back! Thanks....One question... ...

Great feed back! Thanks....One question...

Have you guys that recomment the GAS Kit actually installed it on your DISA?
FredoinSF
Fast Bob
meinbills
McLarenBMW
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-04-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 991
Posted By rav31
M54 DISA Valve rebuild

In light of the (2) posts below by McLarenBMW concerning the upper pivot pin damaging the engine, I want to replace or rebuild my current OEM DISA valve in my '05 330icc ZHP with 92K. I was looking...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-01-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By rav31
Here's a quick update to anyone tuning in.....I...

Here's a quick update to anyone tuning in.....I watched a video on youtube about "tapping a starter" to free it up. So I tried it. I found a long rod & was able to snake it down & over to the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-01-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By rav31
Thanks for fast reply FastBob......Battery is 3...

Thanks for fast reply FastBob......Battery is 3 years old, but does check good, I put a volt reader in cigarette lighter to check voltage when trying to start and battery doesn't drop past 12.5v when...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-01-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By rav31
Starter not working.

Just tried to start my '05 E36 330ic & nothing. Checked & charged the battery & have good voltage. When I turn the key on, everything works fine; fan, lights, dash cluster, can even
feel the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-28-2020, 05:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By rav31
The E34 Bentley has a section on how to test the...

The E34 Bentley has a section on how to test the VANOS system operation. That would be a good place to start. It's on page 117-16.

Here's a good video to show & explains the system. hope this...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-27-2020, 04:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By rav31
My bad! :dunno:

My bad! :dunno:
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-26-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By rav31
I stand to be corrected here, but the '95 model...

I stand to be corrected here, but the '95 model doesn't have a VANOS system. Here's a good source for checking the codes & what they mean.

http://www.bmwe34.net/E34main/Trouble/Engine_codes.htm
...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - 2017) 06-19-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By rav31
You pose an interesting question that will bring...

You pose an interesting question that will bring many opinions on this. I have been driving BMW's since my 1st E36 325i. Since then I had over 14 BMW's over the years. I can remember back on our '95...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-16-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By rav31
Just adding my .02 cents here. IIRC, I did npt...

Just adding my .02 cents here. IIRC, I did npt have to remove the exhaust on my '92 5 speeds. (I've had 3) I dropped it down at the rear, removed the hangers (put new ones back). with a jack under...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-14-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By rav31
What are you trying to diagnose? FYI, these cars...

What are you trying to diagnose? FYI, these cars have a built in "code reader" to tell you what's turning on the check engine light. It's called a "stomp test" if you're not aware or familiar with...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - 2017) 06-12-2020, 04:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 762
Posted By rav31
@wliston86.......Thanks for this app...

@wliston86.......Thanks for this app recommendation. I watched the video on how to CODE the new battery but BIMMERCODE did NOT register the battery. So this means I have to find a battery register...
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