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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-24-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By DJtoad
Tracking down the source of an oil leak can be...

Tracking down the source of an oil leak can be tricky. Spray carb or brake cleaner on any existing oil stains, especially around the oil filter housing and driver-side of the valve cover and then...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-24-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,966
Posted By DJtoad
People seem to be making this overly complex. ...

People seem to be making this overly complex. Open the panel and inside you'll see a vacuum line coming from the front of the car to the solenoid as well as a vacuum line going to the same solenoid...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-23-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By DJtoad
According to RealOEM, the bumper carrier and the...

According to RealOEM, the bumper carrier and the right/left bumper shock absorbers are different on the M Sport. Sounds like you may not be able to simply replace the bumper cover.
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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-21-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 743
Posted By DJtoad
Hedgesville, eh? Really miss the great visits to...

Hedgesville, eh? Really miss the great visits to we had at the Farmhouse on Tomahawk Run B&B before Hugh and Judy retired from the B&B business. You've got some great driving roads around there!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-04-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By DJtoad
That can be caused by a dirty Vanos solenoid. ...

That can be caused by a dirty Vanos solenoid. They're easy to remove and clean so that's where I'd start. There are lots of DIYs and videos on how to do it.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-09-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By DJtoad
Ignore the warning -- it's incorrect. I've...

Ignore the warning -- it's incorrect. I've bought several sets over the last few years for my 2010 535i and these fit perfectly:

Valeo 900-23-6B Frameless ULTIMATE All-Season Wiper Blade, OE...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-09-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By DJtoad
CHF-11S, i.e., the hydraulic fluid used for power...

CHF-11S, i.e., the hydraulic fluid used for power steering and the active suspension components. It's pale green in color. Check around the power steering pump/reservoir as well as around the front...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By DJtoad
There's a very good chance your electric water...

There's a very good chance your electric water pump has failed. Unfortunately, it's not an inexpensive fix, especially if you go to a dealer. The part alone is around $600. Also, if your car is...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-05-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By DJtoad
Yes, you can pick up a painted M5-style lip...

Yes, you can pick up a painted M5-style lip spoiler shipped from places like eBay for around $100 and they look great.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-03-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By DJtoad
You must have morons working in the parts...

You must have morons working in the parts department at your local dealerships -- either that or they're too lazy to look it up. Yes, you can buy that cover separately. It's called the "underfloor...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-29-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By DJtoad
Also, make sure the hub is fully seated on the...

Also, make sure the hub is fully seated on the shock (the hub clamp should rest on the shock lip). It can be a bit of a pain to get it back into the correct position. If you're not sure what I'm...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-26-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 415
Posted By DJtoad
I guess that's what they put there if you don't...

I guess that's what they put there if you don't have Parking Distance Control. That's where my PDC button is.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 678
Posted By DJtoad
Unfortunately, that's a very common problem.

Unfortunately, that's a very common problem.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-23-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By DJtoad
One possibility is a leaking head gasket. Are you...

One possibility is a leaking head gasket. Are you getting any white smoke out of the exhaust or is it sweet smelling? Any peanut butter-looking residue on the underside of the oil filler cap?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-19-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By DJtoad
Upper control arms and thrust arms are the same...

Upper control arms and thrust arms are the same thing and replacing them is a very straight-forward DIY job. It took me a little over an hour to do both sides (45 minutes for the first side, less...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-17-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By DJtoad
The CIC version came out in 2009, but for the...

The CIC version came out in 2009, but for the 2010 model year cars.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-15-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By DJtoad
No, the only time you need to worry about it is...

No, the only time you need to worry about it is if you start getting codes indicating that it's failed. It's not like a MAF which has a heated wire that can get easily contaminated. The TMAP reads...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-15-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By DJtoad
Your 535i doesn't have a MAF, it has a MAP sensor.

Your 535i doesn't have a MAF, it has a MAP sensor.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By DJtoad
Pics would help, but if it's leaking where it...

Pics would help, but if it's leaking where it connects to either the oil filter housing or oil cooler it's probably just an o-ring. $1 part and a very simple five minute fix. Remove the bolt, pull...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-12-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By DJtoad
www.realoem.com -- the site every BMW DIY'er...

www.realoem.com -- the site every BMW DIY'er needs to memorize. :)
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-11-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By DJtoad
Where did you get an o-ring for a drain plug? ...

Where did you get an o-ring for a drain plug? I've never heard of such a thing. Every car I've ever worked on either used a copper or aluminum crush washer.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-11-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By DJtoad
The part number you want is 51757195903 and it...

The part number you want is 51757195903 and it costs between $10 to $15 depending on where you order it from. In fact, MSRP at the dealer is only $14.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 928
Posted By DJtoad
That's because I took the scenic route and...

That's because I took the scenic route and avoided most of 95 along with NYC and Philly. I crossed the Hudson at the Tappen Zee bridge and then took 287 / 78 through NJ and PA. The worst traffic I...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 928
Posted By DJtoad
Talking Still love this car!

It seems every other thread is about a problem or someone ranting. Well, not this one. I just finished a 1000+ mile journey in my tuned 535i with 84K miles and it reaffirmed that this is the best...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-02-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By DJtoad
Cool...glad to hear it worked for you too!

Cool...glad to hear it worked for you too!
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