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Old 11-28-2015, 11:01 AM
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Anyone seen instructions to replace the upper radiator hose on the 4.8 N62 motor? I can figure out how to get at and remove the hose but it seems like the BMW clamps require a special tool, can anyone verify? The new part images have the clamps on there but I have looked at then on my car and they seem crimped. Maybe just some images on how to remove the old and set the tension on the new ones?
Not sure exactly what the hoses are like on the N62 but when I did the cooling system refresh on the E46 the hoses had a metal collar sort of arrangement (not sure how to describe it.) Pull on the collar, it releases tension the hose can be pulled. See this video, just past 8:00 mark



I would assume the hoses on the N62 would be a similar arrangement, but who knows. Hope this helps.
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Old 12-01-2015, 03:54 PM
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Not sure exactly what the hoses are like on the N62 but when I did the cooling system refresh on the E46 the hoses had a metal collar sort of arrangement (not sure how to describe it.) Pull on the collar, it releases tension the hose can be pulled. See this video, just past 8:00 mark



I would assume the hoses on the N62 would be a similar arrangement, but who knows. Hope this helps.
That is very similar to how the hose clamps work. Thanks for the video, it was helpful none the less.
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Old 12-02-2015, 11:44 PM
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Any DIY transmission, differential and transfer case oil change?
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Old 12-04-2015, 03:08 PM
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Any DIY transmission, differential and transfer case oil change?
second that and also i want to change my own oil on my 35i 2011 any diy on this?
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Old 05-16-2016, 09:52 AM
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Can we get one for the headlight washer replacement?
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Old 05-16-2016, 11:38 AM
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Can we get one for the headlight washer replacement?
You can turn off the headlamp washer if you don't want to fix it.
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Old 05-16-2016, 12:07 PM
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You can turn off the headlamp washer if you don't want to fix it.

No I'm in need of replacing the cover and nozzle. It got ripped off in a car wash.
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Old 05-20-2016, 03:18 PM
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Hello,

I just made a short vid about PCV, its just slide of few images to help you find PCV witch is actually moved to ventilation hose...Before replacment I was looking in forum and noticed that few more ppl had the same problem.

Maybe it will be usefull for someone.

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Old 05-31-2016, 02:46 AM
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Hey fellow BMW fans I'm looking for a DIY on an N55 engine to change the spark plugs. I have a 2011 X5 35i. I have the spark plug socket on order so hopefully by the upcoming weekend i can do the job. Thanks
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Old 08-29-2016, 09:31 AM
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Not sure this has been linked... wachuko's DIY on the VW DEF temp sensor

Diagnosis of 4D32 (DEF temp sensor): https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...20#post9452920

DIY replacement using OEM VW part begins at post 11:

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...81#post9800681
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http://www.bimmerzone.com/category/T...ricks_OEM.html

https://www.turnermotorsport.com/t-OEvsOEM
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Old 09-03-2016, 10:18 PM
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Due to scattered info on the web, I just created a DIY for changing the D1S Xenon headlight bulb (including pictures, which are probably more helpful than my text):

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=929184
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Old 09-17-2016, 07:51 PM
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E70 Daylight Running Light Replacement

Video for replacing burnt DLR lights (the angle eyes don't light up): Thank you Daniel Boland!

Driver side gave up after six years and nine months exactly to the day (65K miles). Took less than 5 minutes to change. The H8 $15 at AutoZone.
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Old 09-18-2016, 03:37 AM
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"Without touching it ...". He touched the bulb glass on removing it from the package. I recommend using cheap cotton glove liners.

What reason would an owner have to believe that the stealership's mechanic would be any more careful as long as the bulb lit when he drove away?
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Old 10-19-2016, 11:12 AM
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Transmission and Shifting issues:

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https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...8&postcount=23

Beginning on post 34...really nice pics and discussion:

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=930091

(Note above, first 30+ are funny, then he gets down to business...)
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http://www.bimmerzone.com/category/T...ricks_OEM.html

https://www.turnermotorsport.com/t-OEvsOEM
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Old 11-05-2016, 08:34 PM
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Old 11-05-2016, 08:38 PM
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Old 11-05-2016, 08:40 PM
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Old 11-05-2016, 08:41 PM
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Old 11-05-2016, 08:43 PM
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Looks great. The stock foglights are so pale next to the pure white headlights they look out of place.
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Old 12-29-2016, 12:58 PM
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Any information out there on adjusting the rear tailgate/hatch?
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Starting With Rheingold/ISTA Diagnostics

*Prepare Hardware
1. Set Sleep settings to Never (will be a long download time, 10 hours, on that later).
2. Purchase K+DCom cable online

*Get Software
1. Ask user Reclaimer for download link
2. Sign up for trial version on mega.nz
3. Login to mega.nz
4. In Chrome, add Extension for mega.nz (extension allows avoiding "HTML 5 disk space limit" error).
5. Start/Run mega.nz extension
a. URL bar should now have something like: chrome-extension://..
6. Paste download link URL in place of "chrome-extension://.."
7. R-click Tools > Download > download As Zip. Let it finish before proceeding.
8. R-click "ISTA+ Installation Guide v4.03" > Download > download as Zip. Let it finish before proceeding. \
9. R-click "unblock.reg" > download > download as zip. Let it finish before proceeding.

10. This is a big one with Rheingold.7z
a. R-click Rheingold.7z > Download > Download as Zip.
b. Let download run (a couple hours).
c. After 5 gigs get downloaded, a message will pop up informing that limit for transfer was exhausted.
i. The options are to pay $5 or wait 7 hours.
ii. Let browser sit and wait on this message - don't click anything. It will dismiss itself and continue.
d. Observe download resumed after 7 hours and message is gone. Download should finish.
* Install Software
1. Open "ISTA+ Installation Guide v4.03.pdf"
2. Follow instructions (carefully)
a. Found this a little confusing:
"Step 2: Install everything in Tools folder" - seems to suggest Tools as target installation directory. Wrong.
It actually means "Run all installers located in Tools folder".
* Connect to Vehicle and Configure Port and Driver (info source)
1. Plug in the K+D-Can cable into OBD on vehicle and USB on computer side. Let it install drivers automatically.
2. Go to Device Manager -> USB serial port properties -> port settings -> advanced -> change port number to com9 and latency timer to 1
3. Open C:\EDIABAS\BIN\EDIABAS.INI with notepad and check that "Interface = STD:OBD" and in TCP settings ensure "Port=6801"
4. Open C:\EDIABAS\BIN\OBD.INI with notepad and check that "Port=Com9"

* Test Connection
1. Open ISTA program by clicking shortcut created earlier
2. Click Operations -> Read out Vehicle Data -> Complete Identification.
3. In a minute, ISTA will return a graphic of the system modules.

Happy Diagnosing!

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Old 01-09-2017, 07:20 PM
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*Prepare Hardware
1. Set Sleep settings to Never (will be a long download time, 10 hours, on that later).
2. Purchase K+DCom cable online

*Get Software
1. Ask user Reclaimer for download link
2. Sign up for trial version on mega.nz
3. Login to mega.nz
4. In Chrome, add Extension for mega.nz (extension allows avoiding "HTML 5 disk space limit" error).
5. Start/Run mega.nz extension
a. URL bar should now have something like: chrome-extension://..
6. Paste download link URL in place of "chrome-extension://.."
7. R-click Tools > Download > download As Zip. Let it finish before proceeding.
8. R-click "ISTA+ Installation Guide v4.03" > Download > download as Zip. Let it finish before proceeding. \
9. R-click "unblock.reg" > download > download as zip. Let it finish before proceeding.

10. This is a big one with Rheingold.7z
a. R-click Rheingold.7z > Download > Download as Zip.
b. Let download run (a couple hours).
c. After 5 gigs get downloaded, a message will pop up informing that limit for transfer was exhausted.
i. The options are to pay $5 or wait 7 hours.
ii. Let browser sit and wait on this message - don't click anything. It will dismiss itself and continue.
d. Observe download resumed after 7 hours and message is gone. Download should finish.
* Install Software
1. Open "ISTA+ Installation Guide v4.03.pdf"
2. Follow instructions (carefully)
a. Found this a little confusing:
"Step 2: Install everything in Tools folder" - seems to suggest Tools as target installation directory. Wrong.
It actually means "Run all installers located in Tools folder".
* Configure Port/Driver
1. Plug in the K+D-Can cable into OBD on vehicle and USB on computer side. Let it install drivers automatically.
2. Go to Device Manager -> USB serial port properties -> port settings -> advanced -> change port number to com9 and latency timer to 1
3. Open C:\EDIABAS\BIN\EDIABAS.INI with notepad and check that "Interface = STD:OBD" and in TCP settings ensure "Port=6801"
4. Open C:\EDIABAS\BIN\OBD.INI with notepad and check that "Port=Com9"
(http://www.bmw-icom.org/how-to-setup...-kd-can-cable/)

* Connect and Test
1. Open ISTA shortcut
2. Click Operations -> Read out Vehicle Data -> Complete Identification.
3. In a minute, ISTA will return a graphic of the system modules.

Happy Diagnosing!
Do I need to have the cable connected to the car and laptop for me to get the repair diagrams/instructions?
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Old 01-10-2017, 09:10 AM
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Do I need to have the cable connected to the car and laptop for me to get the repair diagrams/instructions?
No.
Operations -> VIN -> Input VIN:
The documents will be under "Vehicle Management" and "Workshop/Operating Fluids" tabs.
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Old 01-15-2017, 09:32 AM
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