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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 158
Posted By bimmerfan52
Age old argument, but I agree with booyaazaa - I...

Age old argument, but I agree with booyaazaa - I don't use anti-seize.

NGK's recommendation that anti-seize not be used.

Bosch suggests you not, but that if you do, reduce torque spec by 30%....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-30-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By bimmerfan52
I can't believe the dealer wouldn't keep the car...

I can't believe the dealer wouldn't keep the car and dig deeper. Overheating an aluminum engines is serious business. Be very careful not to get caught in the wrong place where you can't pull over...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-29-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 376
Posted By bimmerfan52
You'll feel no difference. But if you are still...

You'll feel no difference. But if you are still going to try it, be careful as many high octane racing fuels are designed for older high-compression engines and contain lead for proper valve...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-28-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,325
Posted By bimmerfan52
You might try the following front fuses which...

You might try the following front fuses which involve the basic body module and body gateway module:

F10, F11, F12, F18, F22, F24, F27

I would disconnect the negative battery cable before...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-28-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By bimmerfan52
During the jump starts or battery swap your ECM...

During the jump starts or battery swap your ECM seems to have become confused.

You might try disconnecting the negative battery cable, leave it off for at least an hour and then reconnect it and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-26-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By bimmerfan52
It may well be the solenoids, but staying on the...

It may well be the solenoids, but staying on the path of least cost, I would pursue the battery voltage issue before throwing in the towel, especially if the battery voltage error always appears WITH...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-25-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By bimmerfan52
So what was the mileage when you bought it?

So what was the mileage when you bought it?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-24-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 654
Posted By bimmerfan52
I agree with phaduman. Replace your reservoir as...

I agree with phaduman. Replace your reservoir as the filter is integrated into the bottom of the reservoir and is not replaceable.

ZF procedure for flushing:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-23-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By bimmerfan52
If jumping the car didn't work it likely wasn't...

If jumping the car didn't work it likely wasn't the battery, especially if you followed the steps of hooking up the jumper cables and then waiting 3-4 minutes before attempted to start the car. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-21-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By bimmerfan52
For the 545i I think BMW says 100K, but I think...

For the 545i I think BMW says 100K, but I think most enthusiasts do it around 75K, but if you have a day to kill go ahead and do it now. It can't hurt. Unless you are already a DIY master, go...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-20-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By bimmerfan52
Registration of the battery involves resetting...

Registration of the battery involves resetting the installation date as well as noting if the type or rating (CCA) of the battery has changed.

If you change from a FLA type to an AGM type it is...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-12-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 83,486
Posted By bimmerfan52
Whenever your battery isn't holding a charge it...

Whenever your battery isn't holding a charge it will likely be one of four causes:

1. The battery has reached the end of its life, usually due to accumulation of sulfur crystals on the charging...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-03-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By bimmerfan52
During the three weeks the battery ran down. ...

During the three weeks the battery ran down.

Your starting it and letting it idle for 1/2 hour ran it down even more (you took more out of the battery starting it than was put back in during...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-29-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By bimmerfan52
Have you done any transmission work recently? ...

Have you done any transmission work recently?

It seems to me that the disappearance of the gear indicator display on another post was an indication that the mechatronic plug was not fully seated. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-28-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By bimmerfan52
Belts are not like fruit or vegetables. You are...

Belts are not like fruit or vegetables. You are OK to use it.

Unless a belt were exposed to really extreme heat (like 160F plus) and was stored in a twisted position causing deformation, modern...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-26-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 775
Posted By bimmerfan52
He is referring to resetting stored values in the...

He is referring to resetting stored values in the transmission control unit (TCU). The stored values control the flow of fluid via solenoids. If you clear these stored values, the TCU will...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-26-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 556
Posted By bimmerfan52
+1 Remanufactured/overhauled/refurbished...

+1

Remanufactured/overhauled/refurbished automotive parts of all kinds exist. There definitely is a difference between new and remanufactured. And your mechanic is wrong. Many OE manufacturers of...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-22-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,980
Posted By bimmerfan52
You are correct that most manufacturers do not...

You are correct that most manufacturers do not mention power steering fluid changes. Monetarily, they focus on the vehicle systems and components that have the greatest opportunity for failure...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-22-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 972
Posted By bimmerfan52
Very rare for a solder connection on properly...

Very rare for a solder connection on properly sized wire carrying rated current to fail due to juncture heat, unless the connection was a cold solder joint. A well done solder joint has basically...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-19-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 590
Posted By bimmerfan52
If you have replaced the engine double check all...

If you have replaced the engine double check all of your power and ground connections, especially at the jump terminal.

When you turn the key listen closely for the starter solenoid to move. It...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-19-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By bimmerfan52
My understanding is that for cars without dynamic...

My understanding is that for cars without dynamic drive (without active sway bar torsional motors) the fluids were considered interchangeable in the same system, with CHF-11S as the factory fill for...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-18-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By bimmerfan52
Yes, it can be very tough to get records. I...

Yes, it can be very tough to get records.

I bought from a private party and the previous owner (second owner) was a prized customer at the dealer where he serviced it. He bought everything from...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-16-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,300
Posted By bimmerfan52
:rofl: You must have a diesel tractor battery...

:rofl:
You must have a diesel tractor battery for those winter starts in CT!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-13-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By bimmerfan52
In addition to the PPI I would go to a BMW dealer...

In addition to the PPI I would go to a BMW dealer and get a printout of the service history. I don't see many oil changes, but Car Fax won't necessarily show them all, and even the BMW history will...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-11-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By bimmerfan52
Glad it turned out well for you. It's rare to...

Glad it turned out well for you. It's rare to find such a simple, off the shelf solution that is cheaper and far superior compared to the OE part and we're happy to take 'em when we can get 'em. ...
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