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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-13-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By golferken55
Exhaust issue? Only one working?

I was checking my exhaust on my 2006 550i and noticed exhaust coming out of only one exhaust tip? The car has already been driven and warmed up. Nothing is coming up as far as codes and it passed...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-22-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By golferken55
brake fluid mistake!

WHat would happen if one were to for example, accidently pour about 1/2 cup of brake fluid into the power steering fluid in a 5 series? Theorectically speaking?:eek:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-22-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,691
Posted By golferken55
By the way, ROCKYTOP2, are you burning any oil in...

By the way, ROCKYTOP2, are you burning any oil in your 550i? I go through about a quart every 1500-1800 miles.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-22-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,691
Posted By golferken55
Can you guys tell me what oil is best for my 06...

Can you guys tell me what oil is best for my 06 550i during the winter? I saw that 0w-40 is recommended but also 5w-30, even 10W-30. Which would you use for my 550i which burns a little oil??
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,527
Posted By golferken55
agree

I love BMWs but a crack in the expansion tank after 6 years? Come on BMW! That is ridiculous!

:mad:
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-07-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,459
Posted By golferken55
Red face I think you are fine keeping the Dex-cool. I am...

I think you are fine keeping the Dex-cool. I am redoing mine and using Prestone extended life. I don't think its a an issue at all but some disagree saying BMW coolant is better. Its more...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-05-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,527
Posted By golferken55
There is NOT a temp gauge in the dash or idrive...

There is NOT a temp gauge in the dash or idrive function at all. I checked thoroughly. I hope to god it warns you BEFORE engine overheats!! Otherwise, what the hell is BMW thinking??
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-05-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By golferken55
This is indirectly related but how long can bmw...

This is indirectly related but how long can bmw run without any or very little coolant in the reservoir? Isnt there enough in the radiator and engine to run safely? Reservoir is just that right,...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-05-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,527
Posted By golferken55
Yes will do. But its gotta have a warning...

Yes will do. But its gotta have a warning indicator light for engine temperature??:dunno:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-05-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,527
Posted By golferken55
OMG, that is a nightmare, sorry to hear that! SO...

OMG, that is a nightmare, sorry to hear that! SO my 2006 550i does have a warning light when engine temp gets too high?? I assume yours is the same car as mine right?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-04-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,527
Posted By golferken55
Ugh! That sucks but is it cheap to fix? I would...

Ugh! That sucks but is it cheap to fix? I would assume so? Hope it is for you. And I hope to god they last more than 3 years!!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-03-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,026
Posted By golferken55
regardless of what the proper fix it, BMW engines...

regardless of what the proper fix it, BMW engines should NOT have worn valve seals after 100k miles. My opinion of BMW has sunk to a new low. My 2004 325xi had an engine that was purring perfectly...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-03-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,527
Posted By golferken55
And how do you tell engine temperature is rising?...

And how do you tell engine temperature is rising? there are no gauges for coolant temp. I guess the iDrive thingy has it? I still coulkdnt find it. Does it give you a warning light if engine temp...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-03-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,527
Posted By golferken55
Yeah its ordered and I will replace it. However,...

Yeah its ordered and I will replace it. However, disconnecting the stupid hoses is a chore! How do you guys do it so damn easily???
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-02-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,527
Posted By golferken55
I am going to epoxy the leak (its a thin crack )...

I am going to epoxy the leak (its a thin crack ) and seal with flex seal and see if that fixes it first. Then replace resevoir if this fails. I keeping my fingers crossed
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-02-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,026
Posted By golferken55
wow t5hats unbelievable. I am same exact issue...

wow t5hats unbelievable. I am same exact issue but less smoke. I will try this . Can sea foam be put into gas tank as well? Is there an oil additive also? thanks!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-02-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 76,375
Posted By golferken55
I know. If BMW was half as reliable as honda or...

I know. If BMW was half as reliable as honda or toyota I would be in love
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-30-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,527
Posted By golferken55
Yes I got the clip off but cannot seem to muscle...

Yes I got the clip off but cannot seem to muscle the hose loose. Hmmmm I dont want to break it.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-30-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,527
Posted By golferken55
I cant believe I have same issue with coolant...

I cant believe I have same issue with coolant leak toward bottom siade of reservoir container. How common is this? The hoses do not seem to come of easily though, any suggestions?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-30-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 76,375
Posted By golferken55
Man, I love how BMWs drive for sure. but, it is...

Man, I love how BMWs drive for sure. but, it is unbelievable to me how many things go wrong in these cars before 100k miles??? 100k miles is nothing for a honda, acura, lexus, toyota, nissan or...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-30-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,026
Posted By golferken55
My car does similar but smoke is more white than...

My car does similar but smoke is more white than blue I think? I am sure its just oil being burned through worn piston rings but it doesnt happen all the time, like yours. I go through an extra...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-30-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,527
Posted By golferken55
Definitely agreee its air in the system, make...

Definitely agreee its air in the system, make sure you bleed it sveral times! Possibly the sensor is bad and engine is actually NOT overheating?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-30-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,655
Posted By golferken55
maintenance?

I love BMWs but man, do they make it hard to DIY????
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-27-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,064
Posted By golferken55
I don't have comfort access but the fob works in...

I don't have comfort access but the fob works in the car when it positioned directly above parking brake. so it is giving a weak signal maybe? Where can I find an indy?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-27-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 265
Posted By golferken55
coolant leak update and oil burning question

Just to follow up- I found the coolant leak, a small crack in lower part of reservoir container. I epoxied it and so far it has no leak. If it does leak again, I will just order a new reservoir. I...
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