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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-17-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 25,790
Posted By schpenxel
Oh. Never took mine apart so I'm no help there.

Oh. Never took mine apart so I'm no help there.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-17-2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 25,790
Posted By schpenxel
What 2 pieces are you referring to?

What 2 pieces are you referring to?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-05-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,233
Posted By schpenxel
Just screw it in, should be fine

Just screw it in, should be fine
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-05-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,233
Posted By schpenxel
Mine worked fine with the tabs broken. No sealant...

Mine worked fine with the tabs broken. No sealant either. It's not like it flies off at the first turn because the tabs are gone.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-22-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 211,597
Posted By schpenxel
Yes you need a cic screen. Different resolution...

Yes you need a cic screen. Different resolution and connectors.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-25-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 13,317
Posted By schpenxel
Post the last 7 digits from your VIN. I think...

Post the last 7 digits from your VIN. I think this is it:

64509180549
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=NU71-EUR-01-2008-E60N-BMW-525i&diagId=64_1617

Google the part number and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-06-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1,015
Views: 338,461
Posted By schpenxel
I did replace them when I did mine. The new ones...

I did replace them when I did mine. The new ones were noticeably longer than the old so I was glad I replaced them (maybe 2-3mm longer)
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2016, 08:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,937
Posted By schpenxel
I've never used them so I'm honestly not sure. I...

I've never used them so I'm honestly not sure. I think it will depend on who is doing the painting, prep of the parts, and your ability to wet sand/buff after paint if needed. Most paint runs,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,937
Posted By schpenxel
You aren't going to get much UV protection...

You aren't going to get much UV protection without a 2 component clear coat. I think east wood has some 2K clears in a rattle can type setup that you might could try. You puncture a bladder inside...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,712
Posted By schpenxel
The connector just holds it in place, the o-rings...

The connector just holds it in place, the o-rings are what do the sealing
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-05-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By schpenxel
Sorry I just now got back on here.. saw your PM...

Sorry I just now got back on here.. saw your PM but looks like you already got it!
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-12-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 71,593
Posted By schpenxel
I happened to fine ONE combox adapter harness in...

I happened to fine ONE combox adapter harness in my storage building the other day... I would like to sell it.

I'm asking $50 for it. First to pay for it gets it. PM me for paypal address.

I...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-04-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,509
Posted By schpenxel
There are test kits that can tell you whether...

There are test kits that can tell you whether there are combustion gases in the cooling system or not. I'd get one of those before doing anything else.
...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-07-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 211,597
Posted By schpenxel
Good to hear! Well, not the it's broken part.....

Good to hear! Well, not the it's broken part.. but at least you figured out the problem
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-06-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 211,597
Posted By schpenxel
Seems more likely a hardware issue to me. I'd...

Seems more likely a hardware issue to me. I'd try pulling it out, unplugging it, plugging it back in

May have to try a replacement unit to see if that fixes it
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-06-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1,015
Views: 338,461
Posted By schpenxel
You just replied to a nearly 1000 post thread...

You just replied to a nearly 1000 post thread that repeats this issue over, and over, and over...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-06-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,509
Posted By schpenxel
With the engine on or off?

With the engine on or off?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-06-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,553
Posted By schpenxel
I had to use one helicoil on the rebuild I did....

I had to use one helicoil on the rebuild I did. It never gave me any issues.

Time serts are even stronger

Either can and likely will be stronger than the original aluminum threads.

It's very...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-02-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 211,597
Posted By schpenxel
That is quite strange. Unfortunately I've never...

That is quite strange. Unfortunately I've never seen that before :(
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-02-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,509
Posted By schpenxel
Yep, isn't the valvetronic system at least! ...

Yep, isn't the valvetronic system at least!

Though if it were you could have just left the VANOS solenoids unplugged and it would be just fine to drive, so I guess that would have been easier..
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-02-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 211,597
Posted By schpenxel
Have you tried using NCS Dummy and changing...

Have you tried using NCS Dummy and changing options manually that way? It will show you all available options for every option.. makes it a whole lot easier
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-02-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 71,593
Posted By schpenxel
I would only caution you not to update the combox...

I would only caution you not to update the combox or CIC too far.. at some point they fixed it so you can't enable a lot of the internet features without paying them for a license. On the old...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-02-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 211,597
Posted By schpenxel
What have you done to try to code it? What year...

What have you done to try to code it? What year is your car? You have to either use a SSD file to provide fake build info to INPA so that it knows CIC is present, or change the build date/options...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-02-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,509
Posted By schpenxel
Disconnect the VANOS solenoids, start the car and...

Disconnect the VANOS solenoids, start the car and see what happens.

That will disable both the VANOS and the valvetronic systems and force it to use the throttle body for throttle control...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-02-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,553
Posted By schpenxel
It's going pretty good! I got kind of confused...

It's going pretty good! I got kind of confused for the first few months when I didn't have to fix stuff every week, lol.. and, get this.. 150K miles now and it doesn't leak oil. I've even reused...
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