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Today, 05:27 AM
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Yes and no, but not exactly. The inner joint is...

Yes and no, but not exactly. The inner joint is like this: http://cyoum84abk-flywheel.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Plunge-cv-joint.jpg I pulled the joint open far enough that the...
06-23-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By audiophool

TIFU - replacing front struts on 535xi

As the title implies, I'm replacing the front struts on my '08 535xi. As I was levering the strut tube out of the knuckle, I managed to overextend the inner (plunge) joint of the front drive axle....
06-17-2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By audiophool

My E53 does this to some extent. I suspect door...

My E53 does this to some extent. I suspect door wiring harnesses but haven't been sufficiently motivated to check.
06-14-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By audiophool

Profile gasket for the oil cooler lines? I've had...

Profile gasket for the oil cooler lines? I've had fun with those on N54 and M54 motors. Well, not fun, but a word that starts with F...
06-14-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By audiophool

Look at step 14 and you'll see what you're...

Look at step 14 and you'll see what you're fighting. You need to prise upward enough to partly move that pressed in dowel and let the alternator have some movement. Once that's done, the alternator...
06-08-2019, 08:21 AM
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Views: 188,246
Posted By audiophool

'08 535xi, ~230,000km. Putting Bilstein B6...

'08 535xi, ~230,000km. Putting Bilstein B6 dampers on shortly. Planning to keep indefinitely. It's been a good car since buying 7 years ago.
06-02-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,453
Posted By audiophool

How about you post a clip of how your sounds now?...

How about you post a clip of how your sounds now? I'm debating muff delete on mine. (And even without DP and just JB4, mine isn't slow AF.)
05-25-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,709
Posted By audiophool

If the ride height is normal on all 4 corners (as...

If the ride height is normal on all 4 corners (as in within spec given earlier), there's nothing wrong. The bump stop is actually known as an auxiliary spring and is designed to be part of the...
05-21-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 805
Posted By audiophool

Sad you can't just get the regulator you want. My...

Sad you can't just get the regulator you want. My recent experience with an alternator having 270,000+km failing showed problems with diodes, bearings and worn brushes. I was happy to just put in a...
05-20-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 805
Posted By audiophool

I bought an alternator from Rock Auto recently,...

I bought an alternator from Rock Auto recently, far cheaper than anywhere else.

Since you had it off, did you confirm what was actually there? Addording to Rock, it could be 150A or 180A Bosch, or...
05-20-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,709
Posted By audiophool

Oops - I gave the measurements for 18" rims but...

Oops - I gave the measurements for 18" rims but didn't note it. 632 front, 611 rear. These are the xi specs in the Bentley manual. It doesn't specify anything for M-Sport suspension, so I would...
05-20-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,709
Posted By audiophool

My xi drives a bit like that and I'm on the cusp...

My xi drives a bit like that and I'm on the cusp of fitting new Billy B6 plus all the bits. I know my shox are original and with 230,000km on the clock they are defo worn out. I particularly feel...
05-20-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 795
Posted By audiophool

Good news. For parts that critical, I'll only...

Good news. For parts that critical, I'll only ever by OE/OEM bits. Put a CPS on my N54 - VDO brand.
05-18-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 35,377
Posted By audiophool

Nice work Twahl - finally a thread resurrection...

Nice work Twahl - finally a thread resurrection that's useful!
05-17-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By audiophool

Check your oil isn't overfilled. I had a car...

Check your oil isn't overfilled.

I had a car purchased used from a stealer (not a BMW) and they'd overfilled the engine by a lot. At high RPMs, the crank whipped it into a froth and the froth got...
05-15-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 866
Posted By audiophool

^this. Running without the lid, these sound...

^this.
Running without the lid, these sound like bad diesels. Ordinary running the sound is sometimes audible too.
05-12-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,481
Posted By audiophool

8.5 year thread dredge FTMF win!

8.5 year thread dredge FTMF win!
05-12-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,194
Posted By audiophool

You drive your car onto the trailer until there's...

You drive your car onto the trailer until there's a couple hundred pounds of weight on the tongue. Strap down and go. If in doubt, the trailers have instructions written on them.
05-09-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 839
Posted By audiophool

Yikes! Three cheers for the aluminium pan on my...

Yikes! Three cheers for the aluminium pan on my N54.
05-08-2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,148
Posted By audiophool

Good to see you fixed the chewed wire. I'm just...

Good to see you fixed the chewed wire. I'm just wondering what other activity the little animal got up to since that connection is right at the top of the engine.
05-07-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 884
Posted By audiophool

Same problem with two compressors? How's the...

Same problem with two compressors? How's the wiring to the compressor?
05-02-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,202
Posted By audiophool

If you're taking the OFH off, best to check if...

If you're taking the OFH off, best to check if the mating surfaces are flat. Mine were, and the new profile gasket isn't leaking. I still need to replace the oil cooler lines however. Thought just...
05-01-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,202
Posted By audiophool

I think that with the profile (o-ring) gasket,...

I think that with the profile (o-ring) gasket, any additional sealant is only going to be squeezed out from between the two machined surfaces. The goo that isn't squeezed out will shim the gap and...
04-30-2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,510
Posted By audiophool

For the hard brake pedal - that's not unusual. My...

For the hard brake pedal - that's not unusual. My brake pedal is randomly hard after the car sits overnight. Has been for years.
04-28-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,057
Posted By audiophool

Disagree. Use butt crimps. And cover with fabric...

Disagree. Use butt crimps. And cover with fabric tape like the factory used. If you have trouble finding fabric tape, hockey tape is similar.

Soldered joints are excellent when used in no-flex...
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