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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-15-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 607
Posted By jim165
They are definitely firmer than the stock...

They are definitely firmer than the stock springs/shocks, but they've broken in nicely since I've installed them. If you live north of the Mason Dixon, definitely spring for KWs..



If it were...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-15-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 607
Posted By jim165
I have coilovers with spacers and I rub...

I have coilovers with spacers and I rub constantly. Love the look, though. I'm on the stock style 172 on my '08. PICS (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8611711&postcount=11)
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,112
Posted By jim165
1. ...because BMWs are considered the coolest,...

1. ...because BMWs are considered the coolest, hottest attainable vehicular status symbol right now...

B. ...because even a rotting corpse can qualify for a BMW lease...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-22-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,112
Posted By jim165
If BMW would just put decent quality seals and...

If BMW would just put decent quality seals and plastics in the engine, we wouldn't have half of the problems we're always complaining about....
...and they're still using crap quality stuff...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By jim165
Another (better, but more expensive) option which...

Another (better, but more expensive) option which doesn't mount to the spare tire pan (tongue wt 165lbs, tow cap; 4200lbs) and is completely hidden when not in use:...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By jim165
I wouldn't let it fly open on its own too often...

I wouldn't let it fly open on its own too often (or at all)...I think it has been mentioned that doing that contributes to broken wires in trunklid hinge...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By jim165
as I4collin stated, I'd check your...

as I4collin stated, I'd check your battery/charging system. Everything in this car acts weird when there is even a slight drop in voltage and the transmission has all sorts of electronic controls....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,371
Posted By jim165
This all day...the E60 and a manual go together...

This all day...the E60 and a manual go together like ham and jam. I test drove a 2009 manual sport before purchasing mine but passed due to the lack of options. It was just a clutch delay valve...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-04-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,371
Posted By jim165
The ZF 6HP26 transmission in the 550i is pretty...

The ZF 6HP26 transmission in the 550i is pretty abysmal....well, the programming for it is. That car you drove probably needed a service/re-program, but I doubt that it'll drive much better than...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 388
Posted By jim165
Thanks...I'll check that. I have to agree,...

Thanks...I'll check that.
I have to agree, though.... these cars are only designed to last through a lease period. Some of us have to be either dedicated or outright stupid to continue dealing with...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 388
Posted By jim165
39toe60, where exactly is this hose located?...

39toe60,
where exactly is this hose located? I've just fixed the plastic return hose over the radiator thinking i've solved my low coolant problem, but i'm still having to add coolant every 2...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-21-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By jim165
I had the same issue and my entire active roll...

I had the same issue and my entire active roll bar had to be replaced. My indy did the work and claimed that because of all of the seals, it can't be repaired without high labor cost. Warranty...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 976
Posted By jim165
TX550 is spot on with his assessment. Absolutely...

TX550 is spot on with his assessment. Absolutely try to find one with as few miles as possible and grab a 3rd party warranty such as Route 66 as the BMW warranties are worthless. Bought mine with 37k...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-25-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By jim165
Previous owner probably dumped it since most...

Previous owner probably dumped it since most EVERYTHING is worn out or in need of replacing at that mileage. Get it checked out thoroughly before jumping in or you'll be in a world of hurt...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,607
Posted By jim165
Yeah, the GXP had the V8...i doubt OP raced one...

Yeah, the GXP had the V8...i doubt OP raced one of those...that car would've walked away from him. A lot of people don't realize how hard the 3.8 pulls from down low, even with just a 4sp auto. It...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By jim165
http://www.quickmeme.com/img/bb/bba7cb2adb47ef10b6...

http://www.quickmeme.com/img/bb/bba7cb2adb47ef10b63d576ac29a6532953b6627850d9c7c4c41c2c9c5cd1ffb.jpg

What exactly changed with this new flash? If it could just change the drivability in normal...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By jim165
Much cheaper to just find a direct replacement...

Much cheaper to just find a direct replacement N62 as it'll drop right in. Trying to swap to an N52 makes no sense as you'll spend more money for the swap and it'll result in a slower, and probably...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-20-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By jim165
Having this exact same issue. It sounds like...

Having this exact same issue. It sounds like maybe I have a caliper dragging the pad on the rotor or something...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-19-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By jim165
Are you losing coolant? There is a small plastic...

Are you losing coolant? There is a small plastic coolant overflow pipe running on top of the radiator. If it has cracked or split, that could be the steam you are seeing. Mine was cracked so badly...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-01-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,634
Posted By jim165
The washer fluid leak is the result to a rubber...

The washer fluid leak is the result to a rubber check valve within the pump deteriorating. I replaced my pump with a unit from Amazon for ~$20. No more leak...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-28-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By jim165
Not exactly OEM, but there are several...

Not exactly OEM, but there are several aftermarket options.
http://5series.net/forums/diy-do-yourself-14/diy-e60-rear-seat-heat-retrofit-108722/

Some video:...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-21-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 525
Posted By jim165
Check out this alternative to replacing the...

Check out this alternative to replacing the valley pan pipe:
Bimmerfix Coolant Pipe Stent (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=737208)

Costs 150 bucks and it's getting good reviews....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-21-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 525
Posted By jim165
How many miles? Just curious...

How many miles? Just curious...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-21-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By jim165
On a hunch, I would check the battery voltage....

On a hunch, I would check the battery voltage. You said tbe temp dropped pretty low and it was parked outside. You also said that you've had the car for 6 yrs...have you changed the battery since...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 61,919
Posted By jim165
Thanks, but they won't. Setting aside the money...

Thanks, but they won't. Setting aside the money now to do both the transfer pipe and the valve stem seals at the same time. These freakin' cars...:mad:
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