BMW X5 E53 (also E60 & E46) common problem, lean misfire at idle and engine rattle: BMTroubleU
The cause of common e53 x5 lean misfire in 6 cylinder petrol engine. Also may present with an engine rattle, especially on start up. PLEASE NOTE I NO LONGER DO REQUESTS AS I DONT WORK FOR BMW ANY MORE BUT IM STILL HAPPY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS
BMW Misfire/ Rough Idle M54 6 Cylinder Low Compression
Does your M54 BMW engine have a misfire/ low compression ? Don't be quick
to replace the engine. Please try this first before that is done. Could
save you $1000's !!!
Q: How do I get the cleaner out?
A: Put a rag over the spark plug hole (with the plug out) and crank the
engine a few times. You may also want to blow out the cylinder with
compressed air before you put the plug back in.
How to clear Check Engine Light and Fault Codes BMW
The method of clearing engine light needs to pass inspection. If you have
check engine light turning on after the car runs for several miles. Park to
nearest Inspection station, and after clearing Check Engine Light, bring in
for inspection. This is good only for car manufactured before 1996 BMW. It
also reset all the fault code BMW.
Below is BMW Fault Codes Table:
X5 Micro Filter Replacement and General Problem Overview
How to replace the micro filter along with common problems found on this
engine. This vehicle is an X5 but the common problems relate the the M62
engine 4.4 liter or 4.8 liter.
Topics are: Bleeding cooling system, Expansion tank failure, Thermostat
failure, Engine control unit failure, PCV plate failure
COBB Tuning - AskCOBB Episode 2 - BMW Misfire Diagnosis and Repair
The N54 powered BMWs respond amazingly well to tuning, but the increased
power has caused some owners to experience misfire issues. Trouble shooting
and repairing a BMW can seem like a daunting task with things like an
advanced electrical system, specialized tools, and intimidating engine
covers. But, diagnosing and repairing the typical misfire is fairly
straight forward, and COBB Tuning can show you how!
DIY How to Remove BMW DSIA and Replace O-ring
In this video i'm replacing the BMW Dsia valve O-ring in efforts to track
down the vacuum leak in my e46 bmw that has been driving me crazy. this
job isn't overly too hard i'd rate it at about 4 maybe 5 out of 10 as hard.
you just need basic tools nothing too exciting. this will take you about
3 beers then your good to go. the Dsia valve oring your can purchase
online just by goggling different sites as BMW does not cover this part.
I'm just rambling on only because i'm sure people don't read this anyways
this did not correct my vacuum leak
BMW DIAGNOSTIC CODES
A built-in BMW, self diagnostic code gives the benefit of troubleshooting a
failure car component, the method to retrieve the faulty codes after Check
Engine light turns on. This method helps car lovers to pin point the
problem and replace the defecting component quickly and cost effectively.
It works on models that have same instruments and LED's layout.
Below here is the code table to interpret the meaning:
Replacing the PCV System on a BMW V8 Engine Part 1 of 2
blog.BavAuto.com -- Failure of the BMW Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV)
system is a common problem that can lead to catastrophic engine failure. In
this two-part series, Bavarian Otto shows you how to do it yourself on a V8
engine and save hundreds of dollars over what a dealer would charge.
Everything you need for the job is available in our online store at
http://www.bavauto.com/ (For our video showing how to do this on a BMW
6-cylinder engine, go to blog.BavAuto.com/go/PCV.)
ECS Tuning: BMW Automatic Transmission Service DIY
Automatic Service Kits Available At:
Over the life of a vehicle, the transmission can often be overlooked when
performing routine maintenance. If left unserviced, the automatic
transmission fluid will break down, causing the valve body and filter to
become contaminated with deposits and sludge. This will lead to poor
shifting, slipping, and ultimately transmission replacement.
This tutorial is provided as a courtesy by ECS Tuning.
Proper service and repair procedures are vital to the safe, reliable
operation of all motor vehicles as well as the personal safety of those
performing the repairs. Standard safety procedures and precautions
(including use of safety goggles and proper tools and equipment) should be
followed at all times to eliminate the possibility of personal injury or
improper service which could damage the vehicle or compromise its safety.
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