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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By bimmerfan52
Same thing with the steering happened to me when...

Same thing with the steering happened to me when the cheez-bag Beck Arnley water pump I used had a massive bearing failure and puked coolant.

I never got an overheating light but the steering...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 249
Posted By bimmerfan52
Could be the fifth battery. Who knows? If you...

Could be the fifth battery. Who knows? If you are buying from a private party and know it is three months old you might be able to ask what kind of battery was in it before.

Battery...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 08:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 249
Posted By bimmerfan52
+1 This is the KEY question. The car came with...

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This is the KEY question. The car came with a FLA battery. If he replaced it with a FLA battery then there is no danger of grossly overcharging, and registration is optional.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-01-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 424
Posted By bimmerfan52
Roughly 1/3 of BMW worldwide sales are in US,...

Roughly 1/3 of BMW worldwide sales are in US, with the vast majority being automatic transmissions. It wouldn't make sense to ship units back to Germany for remanufacturing.

Vernon Hills, IL...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-01-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By bimmerfan52
One other thing you can look at is the thermostat...

One other thing you can look at is the thermostat heater coil.

The thermostat contains a coil which the EMC can use to accelerate opening the thermostat by applying current through the coil to...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-27-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,339
Posted By bimmerfan52
+1 It's not brain surgery. It is a lot easier...

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It's not brain surgery. It is a lot easier to underfill the trans than overfill.

Getting the temp close to the low end of the specified range (warm to the touch) first, guarantees the fluid...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-26-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 666
Posted By bimmerfan52
+1 Really doesn't matter. Lots of very high...

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Really doesn't matter. Lots of very high quality synthetic oils today, all the way from Boutique Blenders to the big boys who make their own base stock.

You will read some posts where a guy...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-21-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By bimmerfan52
Pretty exotic construction. I don't think your...

Pretty exotic construction.
I don't think your leak is between chambers because you are not complaining of loss of performance, but probably leaking at fittings into or out of unit.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-20-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By bimmerfan52
ZF repairs cores that are sent back when the...

ZF repairs cores that are sent back when the dealer replaces them, so there is a procedure for repair (same as they do steering racks). I would guess that given the relatively few number of ARS...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By bimmerfan52
Mine went at 76K miles. You will hate yourself...

Mine went at 76K miles.
You will hate yourself later when stranded on that dark road, as it is not if but when.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-11-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 859
Posted By bimmerfan52
What is your definition of hard reset? Have...

What is your definition of hard reset?

Have you measured both open circuit battery voltage and system voltage with alternator running?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 515
Posted By bimmerfan52
BMW dealers normally won't release copies of the...

BMW dealers normally won't release copies of the records because they contain personal information such as addresses and phone numbers.

When I purchased my car from a private party he had used...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 704
Posted By bimmerfan52
Ha Ha - I like that daring spirit! The OP...

Ha Ha - I like that daring spirit!

The OP also might have thought he had a charging problem when he really had a parasitic drain problem.

Following your train of thought and the "charging...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By bimmerfan52
Yes it can. The E60s power system is...

Yes it can.

The E60s power system is designed to use large amounts of current and is fairly particular about the system voltage. If everything is working properly, normal system voltages can...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 704
Posted By bimmerfan52
If the engine is on and the 30g relay sticks in...

If the engine is on and the 30g relay sticks in the open position (not conducting power) the dashboard lights up and the transmission goes into limp mode as the TCU, DSC and other modules powered by...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By bimmerfan52
We won't really know unless he puts a DMM to it...

We won't really know unless he puts a DMM to it to see what the system voltage is.

If it is the original alternator and has been overheated it is possible he has turn-to-turn shorts that will...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 704
Posted By bimmerfan52
No, the battery is in a common load with the rest...

No, the battery is in a common load with the rest of the accessories. The relay can only interrupt power to a bank of fuses in the glove box fuse panel. The relay can't cut off current to the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-25-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 704
Posted By bimmerfan52
I'm pretty sure the 30g-f relay was introduced...

I'm pretty sure the 30g-f relay was introduced with the junction box in models beginning in 2006 (unfortunately after the 545i). Given that the E60 was introduced in Europe in 2003 they probably...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-25-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By bimmerfan52
Yes as you spin the alternator faster the current...

Yes as you spin the alternator faster the current induced increases FOR A FIXED EXCITATION CURRENT. If you lower the excitation current as you increase the RPM of the alternator you get a steady...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-25-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By bimmerfan52
After IBS installation you are supposed to let...

After IBS installation you are supposed to let the car sit 3-4 hours for the IBS to handshake with the CAS and stabilize.

If you started the car immediately after IBS installation that could have...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-25-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By bimmerfan52
The graph shows coil output PRIOR to VR.

The graph shows coil output PRIOR to VR.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-25-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By bimmerfan52
I don't agree. Old style generator output...

I don't agree.


Old style generator output was speed dependent. And yes, for an alternator like a generator, the rotating coils ability to magnetically produce current is coupled to rotational...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-25-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 704
Posted By bimmerfan52
Hey HF, I agreed with you early in the...

Hey HF,

I agreed with you early in the thread, up to the point that he measured his system voltage swinging up and down. Nothing the 30g relay can do would cause a running alternator to vary its...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-25-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By bimmerfan52
It can if you lock the car and engage the alarm...

It can if you lock the car and engage the alarm before the battery dies.

The BMW DWA (anti-theft system) will trigger the alarm using a back up battery (which is charged when the car is running...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-24-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 704
Posted By bimmerfan52
Your voltage regulator is going bad. When mine...

Your voltage regulator is going bad. When mine failed my voltage would go as high as 17V on start up and sag as log as 11V after warm up but was random.

Normally, once the IBS communicates with...
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