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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-01-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By Hypnos
I wished to learn more about this "Canada," and...

I wished to learn more about this "Canada," and found this documentary (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ic3xNfEP_o).
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-24-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By Hypnos
Aye, there's the rub. If a Honda Accord handled...

Aye, there's the rub. If a Honda Accord handled like my 530i I'd probably drive that instead.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-11-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By Hypnos
Read the PDF in this thread: ...

Read the PDF in this thread: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=731460
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-05-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By Hypnos
Jay, It seems that the first of your links...

Jay,

It seems that the first of your links is for cars already with iPod integration and the second needs a separate power dongle -- not quite what I was looking for. The third is comparable,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-04-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By Hypnos
Since I have the phone mounted on the windshield,...

Since I have the phone mounted on the windshield, I just us the mic on the phone for calls. I don't think the device has a mic. The incoming audio goes over the A2DP of course.

Did you have any...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-03-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By Hypnos
My pre-LCI Bluetooth audio streaming solution

Bought this device by VicTsing for behind the center console --

A2DP 3.5mm Car Handsfree Bluetooth AUX Stereo Audio Receiver Adapter USB Charger
http://www.ebay.com/itm/161480287365

I put it...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-23-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,833
Posted By Hypnos
The fluid was original -- 52k miles in service...

The fluid was original -- 52k miles in service and, perhaps more importantly, 8 years old. In our phone discussion beforehand, he opined that it's useful to change the fluid, but not the filter: if...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-22-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,833
Posted By Hypnos
An update: my trusty indie replaced my...

An update: my trusty indie replaced my transmission fluid today. He noted that although there was no indication of transmission wear, the fluid was much darker than he expected. Our best theory is...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-21-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 994
Posted By Hypnos
Make sure it makes enough power for you. Apart...

Make sure it makes enough power for you. Apart from that, the M54 engine in it should be quite reliable (if serviced properly).
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-21-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 994
Posted By Hypnos
FWIW, I'm happy with my 2007 530i (rwd). The...

FWIW, I'm happy with my 2007 530i (rwd). The limits of the car coincide nicely with the risks I'm willing to take on the street, at least around here. It's the lightest 5-series so you get the most...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-19-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,159
Posted By Hypnos
If you're located in the Virginia burbs I've had...

If you're located in the Virginia burbs I've had good experiences with Quality Auto Body in Fairfax.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,833
Posted By Hypnos
Why do you think this would happen with a simple...

Why do you think this would happen with a simple fluid change? When your transmission runs, anything in the fluid not caught on the filter or pan magnet is circulating anyway; if it's on the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-20-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,833
Posted By Hypnos
From the attached PDF, found at zf.com -- ...

From the attached PDF, found at zf.com --



Seems pretty authoritative.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-20-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,833
Posted By Hypnos
My father's E38 transmission with 180k miles on...

My father's E38 transmission with 180k miles on original fluid is indeed an automatic. But, it's one data point.

He did ask a good follow-up questions: what *is* the normal operating temperature...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,833
Posted By Hypnos
bimmerfant52, Based on the failure chart you...

bimmerfant52,

Based on the failure chart you linked, 50k is getting to be "high mileage" !
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,833
Posted By Hypnos
Thanks for the references; I have forwarded them...

Thanks for the references; I have forwarded them to my father.

Perhaps we can conclude that If a sample of the transmission fluid at high mileage looks okay, it may be worth changing. However, if...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-15-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,833
Posted By Hypnos
Question An alternate opinion on changing transmission fluid

So, my car just crossed 50k miles and I am thinking about replacing the fluid in my transmission. I asked my father, a mechanical engineer, for his thoughts on the topic. He's spent a lot of his...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-10-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 63,728
Posted By Hypnos
Gnomad, Read the manual page on the...

Gnomad,

Read the manual page on the tachometer. Towards the high end of the tachometer dial there is "advanced warning field" made of white marks that grows smaller as the engine warms up. My...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-24-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,269
Posted By Hypnos
It's a pleasure to own something that makes you...

It's a pleasure to own something that makes you look over your shoulder to look at it again as you're walking away from it. I do it all the time with mine, and I used to do it all the time with my...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-17-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 991
Posted By Hypnos
The RWD base 530i is only 3300 lbs. Mine is a...

The RWD base 530i is only 3300 lbs. Mine is a lot of fun to throw into the corners.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-05-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 674
Posted By Hypnos
Also, I understand that the controller can fail,...

Also, I understand that the controller can fail, and can be replaced separately from the headlight module which is awfully expensive.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-01-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By Hypnos
See this thread...

See this thread (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=800694&highlight=). To prevent derailing this thread, I will say no more on this topic.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-30-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By Hypnos
Some things off the top of my head, in order of...

Some things off the top of my head, in order of decreasing importance:

* Bumper-to-bumper inspection
* Replace (not flush!) transmission fluid and filter pan (should be done before 60k)
*...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-29-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By Hypnos
1) Any reputable body shop should be able to...

1) Any reputable body shop should be able to diagnose the issue much more affordably than the dealer

2) Does the emergency alarm work? (Hold down the trunk-open button on your key fob for two...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-21-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,794
Posted By Hypnos
E39toE60, Out of curiosity, where did the...

E39toE60,

Out of curiosity, where did the incident occur? We have deer here in Virginia, and one did leave cud on my rear quarter panel when it thought it could outrun me, but it seems that the...
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