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Just biught a 2008 BMW 535ix with 79K miles. I went in for a oil leak repair and now I am being told I need a new harmonic balancer. I am no mechanic but the car runs great and is in excellent shape all around. Is this a typical repair for this car at this amount of miles and what is best guess of repair?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Those Bmws have a canister filter that is notorious for breaking. To get the top of it is best to use a band filter wrench and hold the canister with large channel wrench while taking the top off. Also check inside the housing to make sur none of the lower gaskets are not stuck in the bottom of the canister. O yeah I work at one of those non Bmw oil change places. If they cannot tell you how many quarts of oil your car takes they probably haven't worked on many and you should leave.
Posted on Dec 09, 2008
SOURCE: High oil Consumption, BMW M5
Look for Castrol TWS 10W60 Motor Oil. This car should not burn so much oil, you need to use a different kind. It is recommended by BMW as well. I also heard the VANOS isnt an issue anymore, can be fixed with a different MAFF. Good luck!
Posted on Jan 18, 2009
The check engine light could be any number of things and the only way to find out is have the codes scanned. The brake light issue is common on E46 3 series. It is an issue were the brown ground wire that goes into the lamp housing melts at the connector causing a loose ground connection. The connector needs to be replaced and also add additional grounding wires to prevent further issues. And for fuel additives either use the cheveron techron, or the bmw fuel additive(the bmw stuff is the exact same thing, so just use which ever is cheaper).
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
I think you should check ABS sensor ring on the rear wheels. This is known to come loose and cause this problem. Hopefully it's just that you not the entire hydraulic unit
Posted on Aug 24, 2009
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