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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Today, 06:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By pcy
Take the car to a competent mechanic with...

Take the car to a competent mechanic with experience on BMWs and have him do pre-purchase-inspection. He'll probably charge you an hour labor charge.
What is the asking price? Get the service...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Today, 05:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By pcy
Only way to find out is to remove the splash...

Only way to find out is to remove the splash shields under the car and take a look with a flash light.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 06:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By pcy
To change the gasket on lower oil pan, you'd...

To change the gasket on lower oil pan, you'd either have to drop the cradle or raise the engine (or both partially). 5 Hours labor is understandable given what needs to be done.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By pcy
While it is too tempting to guess the possible...

While it is too tempting to guess the possible culprit, my recommendation is to read the diagnostic codes. I think you will find at least one code set.
If you don't have a code reader, take the car...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By pcy
That wasn't good... you continued to use the car...

That wasn't good... you continued to use the car for 10 months with that problem.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By pcy
Check and make sure the gas cap is secured...

Check and make sure the gas cap is secured properly and the gasket on the cap has not deteriorated.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By pcy
2006, 2007 cars with N52 engines use electric...

2006, 2007 cars with N52 engines use electric water pumps. These electric pumps 'seem to' fail more [than their mechanical belt-driven counterparts]. I say seem to because I don't have statistics...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 353
Posted By pcy
One of the brake calipers is probably binding. ...

One of the brake calipers is probably binding. After driving some time, stop the car and put your hand on each of the wheels; if one of the wheel is significantly hotter than the other 3, piston in...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By pcy
Replacement of that connector requires...

Replacement of that connector requires dismantling (at least, partially) of that wiring harness. Rather than having to dismantle the harness [to repair that connector], OP is asking if it'll hold if...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-20-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By pcy
Where in the 'dark side of the moon' do you live?

Where in the 'dark side of the moon' do you live?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-20-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By pcy
Tomahawk674, what is the total cost of converting...

Tomahawk674, what is the total cost of converting your 528 to 530?
Other than the intake manifold (along with 2 DISA valves) and the tune, anything else?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-20-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By pcy
geoc, there is a connector for Mass Air Flow...

geoc, there is a connector for Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor. That is not a one-time use part.

Based on your description, it's not clear if you are referring to MAF. See if you can take a picture...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By pcy
one option -...

one option - http://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Hitch/Curt/c11498.html
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By pcy
Most generic OBD code readers aren't capable of...

Most generic OBD code readers aren't capable of reading SRS codes unless the code reader specifically says it can read SRS codes.
I recommend you use INPA or similar software with OBD-to-USB cable....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-17-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By pcy
Are there any diagnostic codes set? ...

Are there any diagnostic codes set?

Disconnect the MAF connector, start the car and see if there is any difference in the symptoms.
Ignore the error you may get because you disconnected MAF.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-17-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By pcy
My vote is for '06 or '07 530i.

My vote is for '06 or '07 530i.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By pcy
Is the problem with the bumper cover or the...

Is the problem with the bumper cover or the headlight?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-12-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 252
Posted By pcy
Can you take a picture of the connector you are...

Can you take a picture of the connector you are referring to and post it?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-12-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By pcy
I understand... unfortunately, you may have no...

I understand... unfortunately, you may have no other [easier alternative] choice.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-12-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By pcy
dropping the sway bar will give you more room to...

dropping the sway bar will give you more room to work with...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-12-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By pcy
Looks like the radiator was damaged sometime...

Looks like the radiator was damaged sometime during shipping/handling.
Return and get a replacement. I'd go with Behr radiator.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-11-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By pcy
I have 2006 530i, I am very familiar with the...

I have 2006 530i, I am very familiar with the car.
Misfiring can cause those vibrations and lack of power. Ignition coils and spark plugs contribute to misfire. There are other parts, but get the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-11-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By pcy
You need to read the diagnostic codes. If you...

You need to read the diagnostic codes. If you don't have an OBD-II code reader, take the car to auto parts store (like Auto Zone) and they will read the codes for free.

Based on your description,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-11-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By pcy
Are you referring to AC condenser?

Are you referring to AC condenser?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-11-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By pcy
Someone purposefully removed that part number. ...

Someone purposefully removed that part number. Return it.
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