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Overboost 12-10-2018 09:10 AM

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Originally Posted by crystalworks (Post 1148669)
This weekend saw some work on big red.
While down there I checked all the torque values on the front suspension rebuild I had done because I had a clunk from the front end when changing directions (FWD to REV, and vice versa). All of the fasteners were good save the front tension arms connection at the bushing to the subframe. Those were considerably loose. Not loose, but not torqued either, got another half turn or so... torqued them down to 122ftlbs and we'll see if that helps the noise after she's back together.

Sounds like what my front end knock was. Definitely solved mine. :thumbup:

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Originally Posted by Overboost (Post 1140444)
160,000 miles and the old girl is starting to complain. I have a knock in the right front end that I can't identify so far. Changed the axle assembly but no love, noise still there when backing out of the garage. One loud knock and then silent. Wheels turned as I drive away and 2 knocks and then silent again until turning sharp in parking lots. I had changed both lower arms before the sound started occurring so I double checked my work and nothing was left loose.



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Originally Posted by Overboost (Post 1140519)
I have turned the steering wheel lock to lock at a standstill and I do not hear any knocks. I am almost positive it is in the suspension/steering though. I just had another alignment done earlier this week to bring the rear camber from the factory -1.9 degrees to -1 degrees (-1.9 degree factory recommendation is still too much camber for my tires to wear properly IMHO) and the tech didn't mention anything but I will go out there and check again.

I am wondering about the ball joints and sway bar links that pop at certain positions? I just can't isolate the noise other than being on the right side. :dunno:

I replaced these arms back in April and the noise started a few weeks later. I did recheck all the torque on those bolts and I did preload the suspension before tightening.

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Originally Posted by Overboost (Post 1140548)
Well always go back to the problem when it started. I got back under there again to check the tie rod end nuts and they were tight. So I grabbed all the wrenches again for all the arm work I did and started going back through all the bolts I had removed to install the new arms. On the shorter arm (in the image above)on the front right I had at least 50-75 ft/lbs on it but when I really gave it some muscle, it began to turn. I mean it was tight but I was able to get 1/2 turn on the nut with as much pull I could get with a wrench and limited workspace (car on ground). I took it out for a spin for 20 minutes and no noise no matter what I did. I had been out running errands an hour previously and heard it several times and went through the same motions as before with no knocks. It may take a couple of days before I can say I solved it but I am encouraged.

This is where I might say FAIL on my part. :rofl:


PropellerHead 12-10-2018 10:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Overboost (Post 1148682)
Sounds like what my front end knock was. Definitely solved mine. :thumbup:

So funny. I totally had this problem at the start of the year. Took a bit, but it was exactly this. Mayeb a solid prcatice is to reinspect and retourque a few weeks after install.

Overboost 12-10-2018 10:27 AM

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Originally Posted by PropellerHead (Post 1148690)
So funny. I totally had this problem at the start of the year. Took a bit, but it was exactly this. Maybe a solid practice is to reinspect and retourque a few weeks after install.

Absolutely. Drove me crazy for a couple of weeks. I never would have thought that loud knocking/clicking was a bolt that already had some stout torque on it. Just not enough. :thumbup:

sidneyj 12-11-2018 08:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Overboost (Post 1148595)
All the credit on this one goes to one our our members Crowz. He did this a year ago and documented the install along with a link to the camera on Amazon. I spent $20 delivered for this one.

Backup-Reverse Camera | Crowz Nest

I'm sure this would work with the factory head unit but I think you need the factory TV module along with the factory navigation. I have not personally done this install for the factory navigation systems but there are a few of our members that have.

https://xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/...avigation.html

My am converting my X5 over to the android system and putting the camera in ahead of time was just to get it out of the way. It does take a few hours to do it right.

Thank you!! I appreciate the efforts you and all the other regulars do to help us less skilled folk!!

Overboost 12-11-2018 08:34 PM

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Originally Posted by sidneyj (Post 1148838)
Thank you!! I appreciate the efforts you and all the other regulars do to help us less skilled folk!!

You're welcome anytime. Remember, not less skilled, just less experienced. Stay with us, you will get that experience. :thumbup:

Bucephalus 12-12-2018 05:55 PM

Replaced the F/P/S window regulator and accelerator base plate.

crystalworks 12-12-2018 06:10 PM

Replaced the front o2 sensors the other day as I already had the truck in the air and had the sensors sitting on a shelf. I had the reinforcement plate off for inspection so made the job fairly easy.

Took out the thin dealership oil and put 20w50 in + lucas oil stabilizer. Also going to add a bit of at205 in there for good measure. Temporary measure to keep the freshly degreased engine from getting filthy again before I do all the seals. Spent a good couple of hours in there with brake clean, purple power, and water. I hate working on oil soaked engines.

Waiting for my aero kit to get back from the body shop... can't wait to drive the truck again and see if tightening the front tension arms at the subframe cured my clunking. Can't believe I did not torque them on initial installation. Or maybe they loosened. Yeah that's it, maybe that's what happened. ;)

CleanIsFast 12-12-2018 07:54 PM

Retrofit sunglasses holder to my 4.8iS. Part number below for anyone who wants to do this. Bought part via my dealership for $50. I may be possible to get it a little cheaper on eBay. I just swapped over all my other controls (Sunroof button, garage opener, SOS/Phone, etc) Very easy to do - just (4) torx bits and unplug electronics.

PN# 51447031433

wpoll 12-12-2018 07:57 PM

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Originally Posted by CleanIsFast (Post 1148930)
Retrofit sunglasses holder to my 4.8iS. Part number below for anyone who wants to do this. Bought part via my dealership for $50. I may be possible to get it a little cheaper on eBay. I just swapped over all my other controls (Sunroof button, garage opener, SOS/Phone, etc) Very easy to do - just (4) torx bits and unplug electronics.

PN# 51447031433

Not possible in all cars as some of us have the alarm's interior ultra-sonic transducer module in that location. :(

CleanIsFast 12-12-2018 07:58 PM

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Originally Posted by wpoll (Post 1148932)
Not possible in all cars as some of us have the alarm's interior ultra-sonic transducer module in that location. :(

Yeah I just unplugged my IUST module.

I don't forsee anyone trying to steal my vehicle from the inside haha


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