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Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 06-24-2017, 04:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,888
Posted By JCL
I have a 2007 X3 3.0si. The BMW service manual...

I have a 2007 X3 3.0si. The BMW service manual says:



Nothing to do for the diffs, but the transfer case, yes. I would use the word "may" and not "will" for resulting serious damage. ...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-05-2016, 01:46 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,817
Posted By JCL
While x drive (2004 onwards for X5, all X3) is...

While x drive (2004 onwards for X5, all X3) is normally 60:40 torque split, it goes to full torque to the rear wheels in certain situations that you encounter regularly. One is low speed parking...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-30-2016, 12:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,946
Posted By JCL
The engine is going to warm up whether you do it...

The engine is going to warm up whether you do it at idle, or with a moderate load on it

The first has the longest duration warm up cycle, so the most engine wear.

The second has a shorter...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 05-26-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,840
Posted By JCL
Here is the service manual reference. This...

Here is the service manual reference.

This is for if you don't have the special tool, which has a torque limiter built into it (that is what the dealer would use).

Install them dry, no anti...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 04-24-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,262
Posted By JCL
Agree with Entropy, that LL04 isn't a good idea. ...

Agree with Entropy, that LL04 isn't a good idea. BMW issued a tech bulletin years ago advising not to use LL04 oils in North America, due to our fuels. Those oils simply break down too early. If...
Forum: The Lounge 04-24-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By JCL
Thanks MD, much appreciated. I am sure it...

Thanks MD, much appreciated.

I am sure it will start to go uphill, but for now, no issues. We track our cycling times on a standard 50 km course a few times a week, and we are riding faster this...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-06-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,219
Posted By JCL
I always found disabling the rear PDC when a...

I always found disabling the rear PDC when a trailer is connected to be handy. I also like the fact that with the factory wiring module, when the vehicle senses a trailer is connected it can access...
Forum: The Lounge 01-04-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By JCL
The gurus have already spoken, but I'd do it...

The gurus have already spoken, but I'd do it without a worry.

Happy New Year to all.

Jeff
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 01-04-2016, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,518
Posted By JCL
Not surprising a dealer would wholesale it given...

Not surprising a dealer would wholesale it given the age. They want to focus on used vehicles up to 4 years old.

We have a 2007 X3 3.0si, owned since new. It has been a great car. Repairs to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-04-2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 768
Posted By JCL
The heater gets its heat from the engine cooling...

The heater gets its heat from the engine cooling system. If the cooling system is low on fluid, or has an airlock, it would be expected that you wouldn't get heat in the passenger compartment.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-23-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,649
Posted By JCL
I would be using a cooling system pressure tester...

I would be using a cooling system pressure tester with a manual pump, and see what shows up.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-06-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By JCL
You turn the bolt counter clockwise to loosen it,...

You turn the bolt counter clockwise to loosen it, when facing the bolt head. So if you are positioned facing the bottom of the bolt (it is pointed towards you) you turn it clockwise. Up or down...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-03-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,532
Posted By JCL
The 0w oil would not help. If you need to...

The 0w oil would not help.

If you need to make short trips where it doesn't have a chance to warm up, make sure that you give it a longer drive occasionally, when it is up to temperature and can...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-30-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,366
Posted By JCL
Battery light says nothing about the battery, it...

Battery light says nothing about the battery, it warns you that the battery is experiencing a discharge. While that could be due to the battery, it could also be due to the alternator, regulator, or...
Forum: The Lounge 09-29-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,579
Posted By JCL
Interesting read from a slightly different...

Interesting read from a slightly different perspective, about Euro carmakers and the differences between published emissions results and those achieved in practice.

The study linked below shows...
Forum: The Lounge 09-29-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,579
Posted By JCL
Real world testing showed 10-35 times the...

Real world testing showed 10-35 times the standard. That testing was extensive. Some tests showed up to 40 times, and that is what the EPA announced. I went with 20 times in my example above, for...
Forum: The Lounge 09-29-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,579
Posted By JCL
You should start with the correct incremental...

You should start with the correct incremental emissions. The EPA said up to 40 times for NOx, not 10% more. I am sure it varies in the real world, so let's use 20 times just for a quick...
Forum: The Lounge 09-29-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,579
Posted By JCL
It isn't just other TDI owners. It will also be...

It isn't just other TDI owners. It will also be other diesel owners, more so the passenger vehicles than the pick up trucks.
Forum: The Lounge 09-28-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,579
Posted By JCL
It is the German government that set the...

It is the German government that set the ultimatum, not the EU

VW has admitted what happened. There is third party corroboration from the supplier that developed the software and told VW not to...
Forum: The Lounge 09-28-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,579
Posted By JCL
But you're in Seattle. You won the title!

But you're in Seattle. You won the title!
Forum: The Lounge 09-28-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,579
Posted By JCL
It may or may not be a slap on the wrist in the...

It may or may not be a slap on the wrist in the US, but it is a global problem for VW. If they get into deep enough trouble in Europe (see posts above) then it won't matter about the US, they won't...
Forum: The Lounge 09-28-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,579
Posted By JCL
I suspect that the propensity to pursue...

I suspect that the propensity to pursue litigation is different by country. When I Google I don't get any class action lawsuit links (here in Canada).

However, one of the top search hits is this...
Forum: The Lounge 09-28-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,579
Posted By JCL
Some interesting developments in the past few...

Some interesting developments in the past few days:

1) Bosch develops VW's engine control and emissions software. Bosch writes a program that changes the test mode. Bosch writes a letter to VW...
Forum: The Lounge 09-27-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,579
Posted By JCL
I wouldn't say it is for importing, it is for...

I wouldn't say it is for importing, it is for permitting to sell, as the regs apply equally to domestics and imports.

I think of it as being more analogous to possessing property that is illegal. ...
Forum: The Lounge 09-25-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,579
Posted By JCL
From a dealer motivation standpoint, absolutely. ...

From a dealer motivation standpoint, absolutely.

From a security of warranty and resale value perspective, time will tell.
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