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I just a BMW X6 and I want to know the ideal grade of gas I use in the car
Use at least 91 Octane fuel, commonly known as premium. Modern vehicles have knock sensors so you might be able to use as low as 89 octane but 91 octane is preferred. If you have further questions or concerns, do...
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BMW oil light reset
Hi There, This is an indicator that usually comes up when you have an oil change. Try the following, which should allow you to reset and start the vehicle: Step 1 Insert key into slot Step 2 Press start/stop button...
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Strange rattling/tapping noise at low rpm when accelerating lightly
Hi...the noise can be diagnosed by taking all the belt driven accessories out of the picture by momentarily running the engine without the serpentine belt. If the noise remains, then the search is focused on internal engine parts. If the...
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Should I buy a x6 or is it a money pit?
Hi there. Just like any other vehicle, depending on how well the vehicle was maintained will depend on whether or not you're buying an investment of a money pit. Without knowing this data, it's really hard for us to give...
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RPM fluctuation
Hi There, it sounds like you may have a problem with a faulty throttle position sensor or possibly a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor. Either of these will affect the RPM fluctuation as you describe when they are...
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replacement of ac drier cap
The cap itself may be available from the dealer. If the purpose of the seal cap is simply to keep dust out, so long as the selected fastener has the identical thread (pitch and diameter) you can use a metal...
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I need my wastegates replaced. The turbos are good but the wastegates are rattling and car goes into limp mode @ high speeds.
Wastegate rattle is a common problem on your car. You can take the turbo's off and re-install them, but then you will need to send them to a turbo specialty shop to have the wastegates changed and the housings re-bushed....
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I had a shop from http://BMWmechanicBoca.Com tell me that I may need a battery registered for my BMW
Hello, thank you for writing in. Typically when you are prompted to register a new part or accessory, you are doing so for the warranty. This is a process of contacting the company and letting them know that you have...
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oil light came on and accidental dumped 1/2 quart of oil in the rad before I realized it. Siphoned off a little more than a 1/2 ga
Hello, thank you for writing in. If you did not get all of the oil out of the radiator before you started the vehicle, that oil is now contaminating the thermostat, water pump, and the engine cooling pockets. Even with...
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I need a mechanic that can service my 2011 x5 anywhere in new
Hi there. We have multiple mobile mechanics that are qualified to complete more than 500 auto services at your location in New Jersey. Simply click this link to review our list of services and enter your information when you book...
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When I go through bumps or sewer pot holes I hear like a jingle rattling loosen metal sound coming from the driver side wheels. 2012 BMW 535i GT
Hi there - a common cause of this problem with BMWs is loose sway bar links. It is also possible that one of the many heat shields has come loose somehow and is rattling. I recommend a noise inspection performed...
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The comfort access is going cuckoo.
This seems like the issue is the battery within the key fob. I recommend replacing the key fob battery and reprogramming the key fob to the vehicle. The battery in a key fob usually last about 8 years, however, if...
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Need an oil pan dropped or something else?
Hello there. Typically when this situation occurs, you will first drain the oil and change the filter before you remove the oil pan. You should recycle the used oil and check it for debris before properly disposing. You should also...
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Rough idle and shakes at stops
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
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535 I high idling and reads engine malfunction reduce speed but my car was not running I just started it
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle starts to run tests on the vehicle's systems the second the key is inserted. By the time you start the car, any issues the computer has detected are designed to alarm you...
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How much would it cost to replace oil filter housing on my 2007 BMW 335i and replace both rear shock absorbers?
Hi there. When it is possible, we prefer to secure OEM components for all of our replacement part services. When there are situations where aftermarket replacement parts are the only option, we always verify that they are recommended by the...
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Water pump
Hello, thank you for writing in. You are correct in assuming the water pump may be to blame. You may also want to make sure the fans are turning on, and that your radiator and overflow tank both have the...
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So my car overheated and turned off on the street i took it to a local shop my first thought was that the water pump had gone bad
Hello, thank you for writing in. The water pump is harder to test, so we start with the cooling system components that are easier to check without invasive inspections. The fans being one that is easy to watch turn on...
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My BMW 335i n54 coolant line hose o ring needed to replaced. I think coolant is leaking from there.
The best thing to do is get a coolant pressure test and hook it up to your radiator or reservoir and pressurize the system to 15 psi. If there is a leak, it will appear under a pressure. If you...
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I have a 535i with a pseudo M package, regardless how do I know what the Rear Rotor size is (330mm or 345mm).
Hi Jim, Unfortunately, if the car was not a factory "M" package car (or a pseudo M car as you mention), there is not really a way to tell what size the rotors are without taking them off and measuring...

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