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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Today, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 88
Posted By DJtoad
Wow, that sucks. How did that "fix" even...

Wow, that sucks. How did that "fix" even work?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-27-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By DJtoad
Why try and diagnose it yourself if you have a...

Why try and diagnose it yourself if you have a warranty?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-26-2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By DJtoad
I don't believe the 2010 used a different pump. ...

I don't believe the 2010 used a different pump. I proactively replaced mine at somewhere around 75K miles since that's one of the things that can instantly strand you on the side of the road.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-25-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 897
Posted By DJtoad
That's not how the turbos work. The first turbo...

That's not how the turbos work. The first turbo is for the first bank of three cylinders and the second turbo for the second bank of three cylinders. If the code is 30FF that's just a generic...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-23-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By DJtoad
Your OEM plugs are made by Bosch and if they only...

Your OEM plugs are made by Bosch and if they only have 5000 miles on them, swapping them out would be a waste of money. They're perfectly fine.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-23-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By DJtoad
How many miles on your plugs? Without a tune...

How many miles on your plugs? Without a tune they need to be changed every 45K miles, and with a tune, every 20-25K miles. Bosch plugs are fine or you can switch to NGK.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-17-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 897
Posted By DJtoad
Read the first sticky and download the "So You...

Read the first sticky and download the "So You Just Bought an E60" PDF if you haven't already done so. If you have an Android phone, buy an ELM327 Bluetooth OBD-II adapter (under $15 here in the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-15-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 897
Posted By DJtoad
If you had a "engine malfunction - reduced power"...

If you had a "engine malfunction - reduced power" message pop up you've got code(s) stored whether the light is currently on or not. As for resetting the maintenance reminders, just google it. ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-15-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 897
Posted By DJtoad
Simply a coincidence. Pull the codes to know for...

Simply a coincidence. Pull the codes to know for sure, but it's probably a misfire and those are typically caused by either, plugs, coils, or injectors. There are tons of posts about tracking down...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-15-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By DJtoad
The oil drain cover is called the "underfloor...

The oil drain cover is called the "underfloor coating cover", P/N 51757195903, and can be purchased for under $15 from a multitude of sources, including your local dealership. If you need the entire...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-02-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By DJtoad
If the blower fan inside the car isn't working at...

If the blower fan inside the car isn't working at all, start by checking the fuse. If that's not it, the fan itself may be bad. Unfortunately, removing the fan from underneath the dash is pretty...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-01-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By DJtoad
Did you make sure the suspension was at normal...

Did you make sure the suspension was at normal riding height before tightening the bolts that go through the bushing end.? If you miss that step and tighten the bolts while the suspension is hanging...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-30-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By DJtoad
Unfortunately it can be a lot of things. Your...

Unfortunately it can be a lot of things. Your best bet is to have someone pull the BMW-specific fault codes from the transmission and then post them.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-25-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By DJtoad
You may regret doing a muffler delete due to the...

You may regret doing a muffler delete due to the incessant drone on the highway.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By DJtoad
Read and learn...(no offense) ...

Read and learn...(no offense)

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=5&affiliate=HM5&s_kwcid=AL!3756!3!72457434493!b!!g!!_cat:tires&ef_id=VZxzuAAAACyGxWyM:20150719002815:s
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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By DJtoad
Tires need between 300-500 miles to break in and...

Tires need between 300-500 miles to break in and wear the mold release lubricant off the treads. Also, new tires always feel slower to respond than old tires due to tread depth. Worn tires have...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By DJtoad
Yep, that's normal. N54's are noisy engines...

Yep, that's normal. N54's are noisy engines thanks to the direct injection, boost solenoids, hydraulic lifters, etc.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-15-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By DJtoad
Hopefully I'm wrong but I doubt it's the water...

Hopefully I'm wrong but I doubt it's the water pump -- probably just haven't found the right fuse yet since the circuit is more complicated than you would think. The newer E60's have a 400W pump...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-14-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By DJtoad
I don't know about your 2006 530i, but later...

I don't know about your 2006 530i, but later models have high amperage fusible links inside the power distribution box which can't be replaced once they blow. You have to replace the entire...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-14-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By DJtoad
What makes you think he swapped out the wheels?...

What makes you think he swapped out the wheels? The M-Sport comes with 245's on all four corners, not a staggered setup.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-13-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By DJtoad
Have you checked the power distribution box on...

Have you checked the power distribution box on top of the battery yet?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-12-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By DJtoad
I think it's a 30A, not a 50A fuse, and it's fuse...

I think it's a 30A, not a 50A fuse, and it's fuse F02 in fuse carrier A8680. That's the fuse carrier in the E-Box that has five fuses in it (F01 through F05 -- four 30A fuses and one 20A fuse). ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-11-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 747
Posted By DJtoad
Well, hopefully you wont try to "reprogram the...

Well, hopefully you wont try to "reprogram the DME" before you've done the basic troubleshooting steps like pulling and then resetting the BMW-specific codes, registering the new battery, etc. Until...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 954
Posted By DJtoad
No special suspension tools needed and the job is...

No special suspension tools needed and the job is pretty straight-forward. You'll obviously need the correct size metric sockets and open end wrenches along with a torx bit (sorry, don't remember...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-03-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,015
Posted By DJtoad
If you've got a version where everything is in...

If you've got a version where everything is in English, I'd appreciate a PM as well. Thanks!
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