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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 52,024
Posted By schpenxel
The cabin filter seems especially high. It takes...

The cabin filter seems especially high. It takes literally about 5 minutes and the filters are about $40. It seems like he's charging parts + a minimum labor charge per job, which I kind of...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-11-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,122
Posted By schpenxel
I would try eBay and try to find someone that...

I would try eBay and try to find someone that will ship worldwide

Or, I got it off of Amazon.. I'm not sure if they ship to Portugal?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-11-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,122
Posted By schpenxel
Yep! That is what mine looked like too.. not as...

Yep! That is what mine looked like too.. not as bad, but it was the same type of scratches

This should fix it. It will be a little more glossy after you go through this process, so it will...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-10-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 30,566
Posted By schpenxel
I just put a towel in there and it soaked it all...

I just put a towel in there and it soaked it all out.. I would put a towel in that area to stop any shavings from getting in there regardless of how you cut it.. def don't want metal in the cooling...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-08-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,330
Posted By schpenxel
Did it make any difference? If downshifting made...

Did it make any difference? If downshifting made no difference in the speed or intensity of the vibration, have you looked at (or has anyone looked at) the guibo's or driveshaft? The guibo's aren't...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,330
Posted By schpenxel
Have you looked at the Guibos and balancing of...

Have you looked at the Guibos and balancing of the driveshaft? Sounds more relate to that than the engine mounts to me.

Does it do it regardless of what gear it's in? If so, I doubt it's the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 232,424
Posted By schpenxel
Yeah you need to be very sure that the linkage is...

Yeah you need to be very sure that the linkage is connected correctly. I vaguely remember it being a little tricky. Can you post which solenoid set you bought?

I assume you replaced each...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-04-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 232,424
Posted By schpenxel
Are you sure you got the shifter linkage back on...

Are you sure you got the shifter linkage back on correctly on the valve body? What model/year?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-04-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 232,424
Posted By schpenxel
Good to hear your particular case On the...

Good to hear your particular case

On the sleeve.. I found that there was a corner of the transmission housing that stuck way out and made it damn near impossible to get to the sleeve. The part...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-04-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 30,566
Posted By schpenxel
Success has been hit or miss on the AGA cleaning...

Success has been hit or miss on the AGA cleaning kit. I was using it when I cracked a cylinder and that started the rebuild thread below.. so I can't exactly recommend it. I'm not sure how it...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 30,566
Posted By schpenxel
They will re-calibrate on their own if you leave...

They will re-calibrate on their own if you leave the key on "on" (with engine OFF) for about 30 seconds. They also automatically recalibrate if when you turn the car on the computer sees that the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 30,566
Posted By schpenxel
You do NOT have to remove the fuel rails before...

You do NOT have to remove the fuel rails before pulling the intake. You can take the whole assembly off in one piece. Just disconnect the fuel line.. That way you don't have to worry about any...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 30,566
Posted By schpenxel
valve covers, IMO, are the hardest of what you're...

valve covers, IMO, are the hardest of what you're doing. They are really tough to get off, or were for me anyways. Maybe there is more room in the 7 series. It's tough to not break the eccentric...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 30,566
Posted By schpenxel
You got it done though. Good job

You got it done though. Good job
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-02-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 232,424
Posted By schpenxel
How many times do I have to tell you, bottom...

How many times do I have to tell you, bottom line, new solenoids have WORKED for many people. I'm sorry we aren't buying whatever you're selling.

Yes there are other problems with these valve...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-01-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 232,424
Posted By schpenxel
Good deal! And I like the fluid transfer idea.....

Good deal! And I like the fluid transfer idea.. slow, but effective

Just make sure you do it right.. it has to be at the right temp when you determine it's "full" or it won't be the right level...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-25-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 15,365
Posted By schpenxel
I built one but never did try it. I had another...

I built one but never did try it. I had another circuit board made that's around here somewhere.. It was just two relays, voltage regular and potentiometer I believe. If I can find the board or one...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-20-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 30,566
Posted By schpenxel
I believe so

I believe so
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-19-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3,632
Views: 43,830
Posted By schpenxel
Good lawd. MORE! i.e., exactly what...

Good lawd. MORE!


i.e., exactly what happened to me when I rebuilt the engine on mine.. I call it the "NASA snowball effect"
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-19-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,024
Posted By schpenxel
Yes, you need to get to close to 212*F to get the...

Yes, you need to get to close to 212*F to get the water out.. people for some reason have adopted the idea that colder is better, and it's just not true for everything
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-19-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 30,566
Posted By schpenxel
No problem. And I'm even still paying for my...

No problem. And I'm even still paying for my upgraded photo bucket account every month just for you guys :rofl:
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-08-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 93,709
Posted By schpenxel
I couldn't get the fan wiring to work. I'll have...

I couldn't get the fan wiring to work. I'll have to look back through pics and see what I used. I remember it being pretty large wires I spliced into
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-08-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 93,709
Posted By schpenxel
Yeah I don't think it will keep working either. I...

Yeah I don't think it will keep working either. I would install the emulator.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-31-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By schpenxel
That picture was a 745i I think actually. They...

That picture was a 745i I think actually. They had a liquid cooled water pump. Same basic engine, some details are probably different.



Correct.



See first answer. Same basic engine but...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-31-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By schpenxel
Water pump is pretty well centered on the engine....

Water pump is pretty well centered on the engine. It's right above the crank pulley in this picture.

In the past I've had good luck with a stethoscope narrow down the noises. I had a bad noise...
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