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01-03-2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 18,085
Posted By Pegasusxi

Thank you for posting this for us, as it seems we...

Thank you for posting this for us, as it seems we are clearly not knowledgeable on the topic.

Seems like this is how the chips and modules tend to go on these cars. Just have to be mindful and...
01-03-2019, 02:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,763
Posted By Pegasusxi

Hey Kaane, Is that an aftermarket steering wheel?...

Hey Kaane, Is that an aftermarket steering wheel?

How long have you been working on cars/BMWs? Do it by trade or DIY?
Thanks for your report on this vehicle, very helpful in keeping in mind of...
01-03-2019, 02:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,763
Posted By Pegasusxi

Same. Doing one job for the OFHG/oil cooler...

Same. Doing one job for the OFHG/oil cooler gaskets made me say "hey, I saved so much money, don't think twice about paying for tools to get the job done."

​​​​​​I haven't reached lift status yet....
01-03-2019, 02:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 842
Posted By Pegasusxi

Check to see that your inlets and intake system...

Check to see that your inlets and intake system are all in tact. The charge pipe likes to blow off (partial detachment). The intake plastic isn't the most secured either. Double check vacuum lines.
...
01-03-2019, 02:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,046
Posted By Pegasusxi

​​​​​​I think I will be forced back down there...

​​​​​​I think I will be forced back down there for the tubos next.
Note there are two little dimples in the rubber mount, I thought they were formed by wear and tear. However, this isn't the case,...
12-31-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,046
Posted By Pegasusxi

I had all the same questions earlier this month....

I had all the same questions earlier this month. Do it with a fresh mind, it requires observation. Every model seems to have its own quirks. I tried to plan it and schedule but really you just have...
12-30-2018, 05:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,046
Posted By Pegasusxi

Didn't realize you posted this update. Fair game....

Didn't realize you posted this update. Fair game. Hopefully it works out smoothly.

Sorry Zoom, couldn't get great pictures for you as I was too dedicated on racing against time.

If you have...
12-26-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,526
Posted By Pegasusxi

Yes I got to this point. I was able to seat the...

Yes I got to this point. I was able to seat the etorx and break the bolts above the differential behind the cramped ATF cooler lines. I got inspiration from here:
...
12-22-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 847
Posted By Pegasusxi

I do not have the answer for your question, but I...

I do not have the answer for your question, but I have seen that m3 steering wheel for the 6th generation and I liked it alot.
12-19-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,046
Posted By Pegasusxi

Trans service? downstream O2 sensors. Also...

Trans service?
downstream O2 sensors.

Also I am choosing not to do the engine mounts.. they look good. I hope they stay that way through this.
12-19-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,286
Posted By Pegasusxi

I have pentosin 5w-30. Will it simply not do, or...

I have pentosin 5w-30. Will it simply not do, or will it be able to handle it?
12-19-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,526
Posted By Pegasusxi

I did see that the axle wasnt going to be a...

I did see that the axle wasnt going to be a problem for dropping the subframe, however, it seems it will have to come off as I now want to reach the oil pan while I'm down there.
This looks like it...
12-19-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,286
Posted By Pegasusxi

Anybody have a good recommendation for which...

Anybody have a good recommendation for which weight to use in the winter of the Midwest?
12-18-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 732
Posted By Pegasusxi

Did you undergo any extra diagnostic steps or did...

Did you undergo any extra diagnostic steps or did you take it to the shop?
12-18-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,667
Posted By Pegasusxi

No worries, I wish mine stayed on like in some...

No worries, I wish mine stayed on like in some peoples BMW's. I think my weak battery doesn't allow for it.
unfortunately, it turns off when I restart the car.
12-17-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,046
Posted By Pegasusxi

Good to know, thanks Same exact spot...

Good to know, thanks



Same exact spot here. I think I have a transmission leak too.. Going to try and get as much as I can done while I am down there, with the time I have, and I am blessed to...
12-15-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,046
Posted By Pegasusxi

I am also interested in this.. how would you...

I am also interested in this.. how would you connect to the BMW? USB to ODBII?
[not familiar with coding]

Agreed, everyones got their own preference.

Zero cool, what are you gonna do about the...
12-15-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,526
Posted By Pegasusxi

Thank you for your reply. My idea with the...

Thank you for your reply.

My idea with the axle was a little obscure. I am going to try to drop it tomorrow and will update accordingly.
I have some oil seepage at my differential, so I figured...
12-13-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,322
Posted By Pegasusxi

Good luck, at that price, it even makes me...

Good luck, at that price, it even makes me consider.. I wish it was xi and LCI.

People will know to bargain your price. 130k miles is danger, maybe youll find someone who knows what they are...
12-13-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,046
Posted By Pegasusxi

I am the opposite. I havnt needed awd all year,...

I am the opposite. I havnt needed awd all year, but now I am going to need it more than ever. Hope the service is a success.
12-13-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,046
Posted By Pegasusxi

I am novice, learning as I go. As far as...

I am novice, learning as I go. As far as straight-forward goes, I have disconnected everything that I can see plus the engine mounts. I plan on "flossing the subframe to double-check.

I am just a...
12-12-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,046
Posted By Pegasusxi

Hey, I am on the same boat as you. Wish you luck,...

Hey, I am on the same boat as you. Wish you luck, let me know if you want to get in touch to bounce ideas off of while in the garage. I always find it helpful to have a second mind, especially when I...
12-12-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,526
Posted By Pegasusxi

Subframe drop on 535xi

Calling for any one who has dropped the sub-frame on an x-drive BMW. Looking to replace the oil pan gasket, along with a turbo cooler line.

First time dropping a sub-frame, I plan on doing it on...
12-11-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,272
Posted By Pegasusxi

I will bring some more solid pics after removing...

I will bring some more solid pics after removing the down pipes.
The old residue in the picture is that of what is coming out of the exhaust manifold and tracking down the external of the rear turbo...
12-11-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,272
Posted By Pegasusxi

Here is a picture of my UV test findings. ...

Here is a picture of my UV test findings.
https://imgur.com/a/TwTrrMM

NOTE: check out the old coolant white tracking from exhaust manifold in the background.
Thermostat/water pump in good shape...
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