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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-11-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By Hypnos
Hmm, the part number for the gearshift assembly...

Hmm, the part number for the gearshift assembly on my 2007 530i is also 25167546812.

Go to realoem.com and plug in the last 7 characters in your VIN -- you may have a different part number for...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-06-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By Hypnos
Go to bmwvin.com , plug in the last 7 digits of...

Go to bmwvin.com , plug in the last 7 digits of your VIN. The resulting spec sheet gives you the engine designation and the expected maximum power output (in kW).

Another way is to look through...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-27-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By Hypnos
I wonder if your oil filter housing repair...

I wonder if your oil filter housing repair dislodged some debris. You could put Techron or Seafoam into your next tank of gas to see if that clears it up.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-20-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By Hypnos
On this same theme, the nicer you know the car...

On this same theme, the nicer you know the car can be with X amount of work, the more tempted you will be to have it done. Then your $10k car becomes a $15k+ car. (From personal experience, my $19k...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-19-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By Hypnos
Look at this sticky thread in this forum: So You...

Look at this sticky thread in this forum: So You Just Bought an E60 (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=731460)

The first post has a PDF kept up to date by banglenot with E60...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-16-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By Hypnos
This might be useful: ...

This might be useful: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=428834

Here's how you unlock the hidden OBC menu on E60: http://www.scoopz.com/m5board/E60_Hidden_OBC_Instructions.pdf
...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-15-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Hypnos
In my case the CarFax had the dealer service...

In my case the CarFax had the dealer service history.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-14-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Hypnos
That's a decent price for the NY metropolitan...

That's a decent price for the NY metropolitan area. I bought my 530i w/ 39k miles for $19k from a Dodge dealer, which is inline with the Edmunds retail price.

Get the VIN and look up the options...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-06-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By Hypnos
AFAIK wood trim was an option on the 530i. If a...

AFAIK wood trim was an option on the 530i. If a seller will give you the VIN then you can find out how their car was optioned at www.bmwvin.com . I would then recommend plugging in the mileage and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-02-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By Hypnos
1) If it was on empty, possibly you stirred up...

1) If it was on empty, possibly you stirred up some debris at the bottom of the tank and this is causing some poor ignition at low RPMs. This would be unfortunate as you then may be using up the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-02-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By Hypnos
1) Did you fill up your gas tank from a different...

1) Did you fill up your gas tank from a different gas station than usual? Or did you run the fuel tank low before refueling? In either case, give it some time, fill it up with the usual and see if...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-28-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,256
Posted By Hypnos
My brother balked on the E90 because of the...

My brother balked on the E90 because of the cupholders. They are indeed dainty, but I like how they're out of the way when not in use, and out of they driver's way even when in use. They are also...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-27-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 760
Posted By Hypnos
Maybe they're a Nets fan? Anyway, a shame,...

Maybe they're a Nets fan?

Anyway, a shame, and I wonder why we all just can't get along ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,256
Posted By Hypnos
I was happy to pick up my E60 quite affordably...

I was happy to pick up my E60 quite affordably due to this lack of respect.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-23-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,461
Posted By Hypnos
Clearly, the law should be changed so that for...

Clearly, the law should be changed so that for the left lane the posted speed limit is the lower limit ;)
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-07-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,461
Posted By Hypnos
Blocking faster traffic in the left lane -- it's...

Blocking faster traffic in the left lane -- it's the passing lane! Though, people in western Pennsylvania seem to get it.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-07-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By Hypnos
Be thankful it wasn't a deer or something bigger,...

Be thankful it wasn't a deer or something bigger, I guess.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-01-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 876
Posted By Hypnos
The top reasons I've seen to use a handbrake with...

The top reasons I've seen to use a handbrake with an auto (besides drifting!):

1) The transmission pawl that locks the wheels in park is strong against static loads, but not against dynamic loads....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-01-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 876
Posted By Hypnos
How often do you use your handbrake?

I wonder since many people have strong opinions, but the BMW manual seems non-commital for automatic transmissions.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-23-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By Hypnos
First, if you have a code reader, see if any...

First, if you have a code reader, see if any error codes are popping up. If you don't have a code reader, many auto parts stores (e.g., Autozone ?) will pull the codes for you.

Otherwise, the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-19-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By Hypnos
Could be the intelligent battery sensor which is...

Could be the intelligent battery sensor which is attached to the negative terminal of the battery. A malfunction in this part can emulate a bad battery.

Were the voltage on your battery and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-11-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By Hypnos
Hmm, looks integral to the airbag module: figure...

Hmm, looks integral to the airbag module: figure (http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=NE73&mospid=48465&btnr=32_1436&hg=32&fg=35&hl=1) for my car
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-27-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By Hypnos
BP was added to the (long) list of Top Tier...

BP was added to the (long) list of Top Tier retailers (http://www.toptiergas.com/retailers.html). BMW is among those manufacturers approving these gas brands for use in their cars.

There is...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-24-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 535
Posted By Hypnos
My $0.02: any significant deviation from the NADA...

My $0.02: any significant deviation from the NADA price (http://www.nadaguides.com/Cars/2004/BMW/5-SERIES/Sedan-4D-530i/Values) is suspect. Too high and it's a ripoff, too low and it makes me think...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-22-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By Hypnos
EPA Admits Ethanol Damages Engines

From our 2-wheeled friends,

EPA Admits Ethanol Damages Engine (http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/news/epa-ethanol-engine-damage/)

Am I limiting the lifetime of my fueling system components by...
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