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Forum: Suspension and Brakes 12-04-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,539
Posted By 08 335Ci
I prefer Bilstein, but getting hold of a set up...

I prefer Bilstein, but getting hold of a set up is damn near impossible until sometime next year. If you can find a set, you're a blessed man.

Because the Bilstein's were unavailable the guys at...
Forum: N54 11-24-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,171
Posted By 08 335Ci
The IBS is the negative battery cable. It's $200...

The IBS is the negative battery cable. It's $200 give or take. If bad the DME defaults to 14V output.

You can just unplug it but I doubt it's your problem.
Forum: N54 11-08-2017, 03:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By 08 335Ci
YES! When mine failed it created all kinds...

YES!

When mine failed it created all kinds of troubles .... like the trans slamming into 3rd gear at 80 mph, the meth system would turn on at idle stalling the engine and keep running until the...
Forum: N54 11-01-2017, 02:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,678
Posted By 08 335Ci
I'd suggest keeping an eye on your water pump....

I'd suggest keeping an eye on your water pump. Seems the plastic impeller housing likes to crack.
Forum: N54 10-16-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,171
Posted By 08 335Ci
There's several ways to check engine ground to...

There's several ways to check engine ground to chassis. Voltmeter, ohm meter, 12V test light. Don't have any of them, use 1 cable from a set of jumper cables. 1 to the engine, other end to a good...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 10-15-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 267
Posted By 08 335Ci
Bilstein B16 Ridecontrol Coil Over Suspension

The shocks on my E92 are getting weak and need an upgrade. I'll admit I'm a bit partial to Bilstein, having had a set on my E30.

While doing some research I came across the Bilstein B16...
Forum: N54 10-10-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By 08 335Ci
I started to get T-stat electrical codes probably...

I started to get T-stat electrical codes probably around 60K (?), but the mechanical half was still working so I let it go.

My OEM pump failed at 110K. I must be blessed. Replaced both T-stat and...
Forum: N54 08-29-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By 08 335Ci
Easiest way to check the fan is to drop the kick...

Easiest way to check the fan is to drop the kick panel and reach up under the 'fuse box' and feel for air flow. You can just turn the key on and the fan will start. I believe the speed of the fan is...
Forum: N54 08-29-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By 08 335Ci
I looked for some pics I had, but afraid they're...

I looked for some pics I had, but afraid they're on the HDD that was fried earlier this year. So I'm going by memory.

You might need a mirror to look straight down at the E-box. When you do,...
Forum: BMS Support Requests, Logs, Codes, and Help Me Threads. 08-11-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,081
Posted By 08 335Ci
Ask your mechanic to explain why a turbo charged...

Ask your mechanic to explain why a turbo charged engine needs a separate vacuum system powered by an independent pump and watch him squirm.

The correct answer is: when under boost (positive...
Forum: BMS Support Requests, Logs, Codes, and Help Me Threads. 08-11-2017, 02:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,081
Posted By 08 335Ci
That's why we have vacuum pumps

That's why we have vacuum pumps
Forum: BMS Support Requests, Logs, Codes, and Help Me Threads. 08-01-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,081
Posted By 08 335Ci
Just throwing in my $0.02 ... Beg, borrow or...

Just throwing in my $0.02 ... Beg, borrow or steal some diagnostic software that monitors traffic on the CAN bus. It's possible you have an intermittent communication problem with a module on the...
Forum: BMS Support Requests, Logs, Codes, and Help Me Threads. 08-01-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By 08 335Ci
When I broke mine over a year ago, used some JB...

When I broke mine over a year ago, used some JB Weld to fix it. Still doing what it's supposed to do.
Forum: N54 07-19-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,555
Posted By 08 335Ci
In mine, while in DS (sport mode) the trans won't...

In mine, while in DS (sport mode) the trans won't select 1st gear.
Forum: N54 07-09-2017, 06:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,540
Posted By 08 335Ci
Just a question for all you 3 to 5,000 mile oil...

Just a question for all you 3 to 5,000 mile oil changers ....

How often do you change / clean your air filter?
Forum: N54 07-04-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,540
Posted By 08 335Ci
Several things go into my reasoning (along with...

Several things go into my reasoning (along with 20+ years mechanical experience including HP MC engines)

BMW says 1 year or 15K. Amsoil says follow MFG. recommendation.
Our engines hold close to...
Forum: N54 07-04-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By 08 335Ci
Walnut cuts much better than corncob, which is...

Walnut cuts much better than corncob, which is why reloaders use corncob over walnut. But walnut doesn't cut as well or last as long as a silica, which is why you don't find it in a metal working...
Forum: N54 07-03-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,540
Posted By 08 335Ci
Amsoil 0W-40 European Formula @15 K, Meets BMW...

Amsoil 0W-40 European Formula @15 K, Meets BMW LL101.
Forum: BMS Support Requests, Logs, Codes, and Help Me Threads. 06-23-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By 08 335Ci
If you're asking about an extension, like you'd...

If you're asking about an extension, like you'd use on a ratchet, it depends.

I remember a long time ago some discussion on this subject, even a supplement (long lost) that came with my Snap On...
Forum: N54 06-11-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,755
Posted By 08 335Ci
Before and after logs?

Before and after logs?
Forum: BMS Support Requests, Logs, Codes, and Help Me Threads. 05-14-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By 08 335Ci
Agree. It's not hooked up though. Not sure what...

Agree. It's not hooked up though. Not sure what that potentiometer in the bottom is for but I'd guess it has something to do with the FSB.
Forum: N54 05-13-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,500
Posted By 08 335Ci
Amsoil European 0W-40. I use less then 1qt...

Amsoil European 0W-40.

I use less then 1qt between changes and the oil catch can is never more then 1/4 full.
Forum: N54 05-06-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 601
Posted By 08 335Ci
If you watch the holding clip, it doesn't move....

If you watch the holding clip, it doesn't move. The charge pipe is moving the width of the clip's cutout.

So I would say No.
Forum: N54 04-21-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,847
Posted By 08 335Ci
In that case, straight windshield washer fluid,...

In that case, straight windshield washer fluid, -20 degree, is a good choice. All the stuff I checked with a hydrometer is between 37% meth (63:37) and 40% meth (60:40). Locally $2.25 a gallon.
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Forum: BMS Support Requests, Logs, Codes, and Help Me Threads. 04-16-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 817
Posted By 08 335Ci
Best argument for solider and shrink tubing. ...

Best argument for solider and shrink tubing.

When in map 7-5 check for voltage at pump's RED lead using a GOOD KNOWN GROUND POINT. Got voltage? good. No voltage ... check your connections.

Now...
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