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Old 07-03-2019, 03:33 PM
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The temp needle is fake it points striaght up from about 65 to 110C it's nearly pointless.

Timing chain guide yr he most important factor I think the other stuff is minimal.

The chain guides fail if people wait too long to change the tensioner.

Telltale sign is Rattle at start up.

The toe can be adjusted back and front DIY. Normal testing for loose joints doesn't work you have to release the spring pressure but nothing is too difficult to DIY on the suspension.

I just replaced the front rearward control arms on wife's X5 and it was nearly impossible to break the tie rod free to adjust the allignment. I was able with pipe wrenches and stupid amounts of force and need to do it once more so I can get her steering wheel to point forward again. I will take pic or video

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