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    Thanks I'll check it

    Thanks I'll check it
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    Whistle noise on startup

    Trying to figure out what could be causing this high pitched whistle noise I'm getting immediately at startup. It happens intermittently, about half of starts and goes away after a few seconds. ...
  3. I think I never had those clips. All my splash...

    I think I never had those clips. All my splash plate ever had was the 4 screws. Seems fine without the clips
  4. Me too. I only ever use 59 - 63. I don't really...

    Me too. I only ever use 59 - 63. I don't really care for the digital thermostat. I don't much care for the automatic heater/AC. Don't like the up/down push buttons of the fan speed either. Would...
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    I used an OBD2 scanner to clear the codes when I...

    I used an OBD2 scanner to clear the codes when I replaced the MAF. Before I had replaced the MAF I tried clearing the codes several times but they always returned.
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    I had the same codes. Since my MAF was original,...

    I had the same codes. Since my MAF was original, had a chunk of plastic missing and a slightly broken connector I decided to throw a new MAF at it. It's been two months and the codes have not...
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    +1 to this. Especially the spark plugs. I've...

    +1 to this. Especially the spark plugs. I've seen this same sort of thing caused by a spark plug that had blown out of the head and was just resting there, bouncing against the compression.
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    I guess it's possible you have a defective CCV.

    I guess it's possible you have a defective CCV.
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    I don't think that is your answer. From what I...

    I don't think that is your answer. From what I understand, if enough mayo builds up inside the CCV diaphragms it can cause intake vacuum to be diverted to the dipstick tube drain hose. That...
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    This sounds CCV related. Check your...

    This sounds CCV related. Check your installation. Also may want to check the dipstick tube for clogs. There is a CCV failure mode where raw oil is sucked right out of the dipstick and blown...
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    If you were on a dirt road doing 5k in 1st gear...

    If you were on a dirt road doing 5k in 1st gear the thunking could have been DSC kicking in. Try it again but this time disable DSC first.
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    My concern with installing these spherical...

    My concern with installing these spherical bushings is road noise isolation. I noticed more of it after I installed my poly bushings. How is it with these?

    Also, if this is an improvement, why...
  13. I've been running Valvoline IMV atf for about 16...

    I've been running Valvoline IMV atf for about 16 months. No issues at all. Runs smooth, shifts perfectly and good MPG. I'm averaging 25 mpg on 50/50 driving.
  14. I don't know about additives but I can tell you...

    I don't know about additives but I can tell you from experience that of the fluids I have tried Valvoline Import Multi-Vehicle. Works the best. I believe it's because it hits viscosity sweet spot...
  15. Take the rear shocks off and test drive it to see...

    Take the rear shocks off and test drive it to see if the squeak goes away.
  16. I'd try cleaning up the connections with...

    I'd try cleaning up the connections with something like Deoxit then reset the code to see if it comes back.
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    OEM/BMW brand here too. You can get them online...

    OEM/BMW brand here too. You can get them online for about the same cost as any other
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    FYI, Shell Rotella 5w40 diesel oil recently...

    FYI,

    Shell Rotella 5w40 diesel oil recently completely changed it's formula. The high magnesium content is gone so your mileage may vary. I'm still using it though but I never had an oil...
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    Should work just the same. May have to remove...

    Should work just the same. May have to remove some insulation from the CCV valve to get to the port.
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    It's called the 02Pilot mod developed by forum...

    It's called the 02Pilot mod developed by forum member 02Pilot in this thread:

    http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1629018-Oil-consumption-after-CCV-replacement/page9

    BTW, 50'skid...
  21. The caps are on the back side of the intake...

    The caps are on the back side of the intake manifold. Near the firewall. Hard to see them. You need to go by feel.
    It's like this pic but I don't think our cars have the hose as shown. Our's...
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    That's what I did and then secure it with duct...

    That's what I did and then secure it with duct tape.
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    Even though the light went out the code will be...

    Even though the light went out the code will be stored. You need to pull the code. Only take a minute to do. Plug it in, turn ignition on (don't start engine), and select read codes on the scan...
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    I replaced my engine mounts a while back. One...

    I replaced my engine mounts a while back. One was completely blown and leaking oil. I still get a little vibration when idling in gear sometimes like when the aux fan kicks on but it's hardly...
  25. Thread: Camber pins

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    Removing the camber pins allows the camber to be...

    Removing the camber pins allows the camber to be adjusted a certain amount. I don't know the exact amount.

    Removing the pins should only be done in conjunction with an alignment. You need to do...
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