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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Today, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By banglenot
The guy who knows! :thumbup::thumbup: OP: ...

The guy who knows! :thumbup::thumbup: OP: These things can be a bitch to do. The good news is that a timesert or helicoil can usually fix the job to brand new.

OP, you made the right decision....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Today, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By banglenot
OP: just make sure you know what you're...

OP: just make sure you know what you're painting. Some have carefully painted their pads in place to the caliper guides :rofl::rofl:
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Today, 09:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,395
Posted By banglenot
Pat, EDIT: I read your message wrong. The light...

Pat, EDIT: I read your message wrong. The light coming on after you shut off your ignition is normal. It just means your oil pressure has dropped when the engine stopped. Unless you get a message...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Today, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 364
Posted By banglenot
Looking at the two pics, my advice is to stop and...

Looking at the two pics, my advice is to stop and get a pro to fix it.

Please take this as a positive comment, but it looks to me like you've never had to remove a broken bolt stub before. It...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Today, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By banglenot
jj, Check the price on KBB. If it's in your...

jj,

Check the price on KBB. If it's in your range, you did fine. Don't worry about it.

You picked the best stability/maintenance model in the E60 lineup.

The real measure of "worth it"...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Today, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By banglenot
These cars are happier with the occasional hard...

These cars are happier with the occasional hard drive. They suffer from being treated like an average sedan too much.

Though I wouldn't make a habit of bouncing it off 7K too often, running it in...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By banglenot
The differences: ...

The differences:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_N53

Likely the same CCV as the N54, judging by the article -- but since it's a evolution from the N52 to N54, check your parts sources. Both...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By banglenot
Assuming that you have the N52 engine, as used on...

Assuming that you have the N52 engine, as used on the US 525, high vacuum on the oil cap and rough running are the symptoms of a clogged CCV. Also, doesn't surprise me that it's happening in the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By banglenot
No experience with active steering, other than...

No experience with active steering, other than what I've read. Can't comment on whether failing bushings would throw a code.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By banglenot
1. At 88K, the controls arm bushings are likely...

1. At 88K, the controls arm bushings are likely failed. The upper Control arms just need the bushings replaced -- $80 a pair. Rarely need an entire control arm. If your guy has the right tool, he...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By banglenot
Other than finding a nice E60 to break into some...

Other than finding a nice E60 to break into some dark night....

Check with BMW recycling companies. There's a few advertised in Roundel. Or go to the BMW CCA site and you should be able to find...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By banglenot
Many here would change it more often, but that...

Many here would change it more often, but that profile is probably fine.

Consider changing the tranny oil and filter. You'll need thrust arm bushings by 70K. 50K miles is petty low. Assuming...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By banglenot
+1 as pcy, as a first step. Eliminate the...

+1 as pcy, as a first step. Eliminate the obvious, then consider plan B.

Also will give you a chance to inspect the fluid -- make a inch long strip of white paper and dip it in the fill port. ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 619
Posted By banglenot
Look at it as "equivalent monthly payments". How...

Look at it as "equivalent monthly payments". How many months of payments does the repair represent of the replacement car?

If 3 months of equivalent payments equivalents gets you 12 months of...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By banglenot
Of your list, I'd do the belt tensioner. At the...

Of your list, I'd do the belt tensioner. At the same time the belt, if it's been awhile.

You must have a lot of highway miles -- what these cars love the best.

Good luck.
Forum: Off-Topic 01-20-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 879
Posted By banglenot
Unforgiven. Best western of all. Will...

Unforgiven. Best western of all.

Will Munny: It's a hell of a thing, killing a man. Take away all he's got and all he's ever gonna have.
The Schofield Kid: Yeah, well, I guess they had it...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-19-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By banglenot
After the SA blabbered at him for awhile, the OP...

After the SA blabbered at him for awhile, the OP probably combined the battery registration with the plug replacement.

OP: new battery requires registration. Plugs don't, and can be DIY done in...
Forum: Off-Topic 01-19-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By banglenot
Lambo @208 mph -- crash & burn

From Jalopnik:

"36-year-old H.I. and his lime green Huracan wearing Czech plates first climbed way above 200, then hit the guardrail on the inside, only to bounce off to the other, tearing it...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-17-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By banglenot
Damn if I can figure how the fuel rail pressure...

Damn if I can figure how the fuel rail pressure sensor would cause the fan to run high.:dunno::dunno:
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-17-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By banglenot
It's almost certainly the water pump. Typical...

It's almost certainly the water pump. Typical failure mode. Most people do the thermostat at the same time, though it's usually not the failure.

DIY parts are about $450. Two hours labor.
...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-17-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 33,909
Posted By banglenot
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thectsc.com
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By banglenot
I think you're being too concerned. Unless...

I think you're being too concerned. Unless you're popping a code, a few seconds to start is pretty typical.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By banglenot
+1. Pretty typical symptom of a failing...

+1. Pretty typical symptom of a failing mechatronics unit. Any other transmission symptoms?

Good news is that the mecha can be refurbished with new solenoids, or a Sonnax zipkit.

Do further...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By banglenot
More detail -- fan fast, slow? Any current...

More detail -- fan fast, slow?

Any current codes?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By banglenot
Need Known Good INPA Source

Well, I finally fried my old BMTechnic copy of INPA. Multiple attempts at finding a download came up with bad or partial installs.

Can anyone identify a known good INPA copy that I can install on...
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