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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-30-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By txag_530i
In addition to the screen you will also need a...

In addition to the screen you will also need a new bezel for the CCC unit. Once the unit is installed you will need to have the car coded in order for the system to work.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By txag_530i
I don't know that anyone makes a kit for the AWD...

I don't know that anyone makes a kit for the AWD cars. Have you checked Eibach or Koni or Bilstein?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By txag_530i
Do you realize that even if you replace the head...

Do you realize that even if you replace the head unit that you have to keep the MOST loop intact? I doubt that you will find a ready-made bezel. You're going to have to buy a kit for another car...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By txag_530i
At that mileage and age you should replace the...

At that mileage and age you should replace the belt, tensioner and idler pulley. Parts can be had from several sources including auothausaz, pelicanparts, fcpeuro, and even Amazon.

Here's a link...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-18-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By txag_530i
^^+1 Use the BMW Coolant and be done with...

^^+1

Use the BMW Coolant and be done with it. You're spending $400+ on the coolant pump and thermostat, so what's a little bit more on the coolant?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-13-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By txag_530i
Take a look at the transmission data plate. It...

Take a look at the transmission data plate. It will tell you what you need to know in order to get the correct parts. Don't guess!
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-13-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 734
Posted By txag_530i
If your hands are bigger than an 8-year old's...

If your hands are bigger than an 8-year old's then you're going to have trouble. If those SOBs at Hella had put an extra 1/2" of space in there then an adult with normal hands could actually get the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-12-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By txag_530i
IMHO if you're paying someone to remove the strut...

IMHO if you're paying someone to remove the strut then you might as well do both upper and lower control arms.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-09-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,158
Posted By txag_530i
The liquid insulation helps, but the problem is...

The liquid insulation helps, but the problem is getting access to all of the wires that need to be coated. You need to have the hands of an eight-year-old to get into the actual housing, which of...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-08-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By txag_530i
When you write he changed the pcv valve, what do...

When you write he changed the pcv valve, what do you mean? There is no pcv valve on this vehicle- it is an entire system consisting of an oil separator and hoses.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-08-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By txag_530i
It might be one of the hoses that connects the...

It might be one of the hoses that connects the water pump and thermostat together. You're going to have to get a rag and wipe everything clean, restart-the car for a bit to get the coolant...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-05-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By txag_530i
If you aren't using the tool and following the...

If you aren't using the tool and following the Bentley instructions to install the injector seal then the seal will not seat correctly and can get lost. You gotta love BMW to invent a special tool...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-04-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By txag_530i
There's clearly a leak somewhere. There are...

There's clearly a leak somewhere. There are several likely culprits:

The hose that extends from the plastic overflow tank across the radiator to the top of the radiator. The hose is tucked under...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-04-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 591
Posted By txag_530i
The E60 rear-wheel-drive vehicles have the front...

The E60 rear-wheel-drive vehicles have the front wheel bearing and hub installed as one assembly.

Just as a side note, my 2004 XC90 AWD had wheel bearing and hubs as one assembly on all four...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-03-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 591
Posted By txag_530i
The wheel bearing and hub are replaced as an...

The wheel bearing and hub are replaced as an assembly. There are no special tools required to do the job, but you will need a torque wrench to evenly torque the bolts.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-03-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By txag_530i
I have a headache. Do they not use a spell-check...

I have a headache. Do they not use a spell-check app on computers in San Francisco?

The car need to go to a shop and your boyfriend pony-up for the diagnostic fee. If your boyfriend cannot...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-01-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 322
Posted By txag_530i
No, the radiator doesn't need to come out. I...

No, the radiator doesn't need to come out. I would remove the fan assembly to give yourself more room.

Follow the relevant parts of this thread: ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-01-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By txag_530i
Did you correctly torque the new hub bolts? If...

Did you correctly torque the new hub bolts? If the bolts are not evenly torqued then premature bearing failure can occur.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-31-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By txag_530i
What happens is that the resistance in the cable...

What happens is that the resistance in the cable drops to a level where the computer thinks that there is a fault. The car will still start because current can still flow through the cable.

I...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-31-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 753
Posted By txag_530i
This thread will give you the answers to your...

This thread will give you the answers to your transmission questions: http://5series.net/forums/diy-do-yourself-14/kylebs-6hp19-service-thread-137584/
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-31-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 909
Posted By txag_530i
This thread will give you the answers to your...

This thread will give you the answers to your transmission questions: http://5series.net/forums/diy-do-yourself-14/kylebs-6hp19-service-thread-137584/
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-27-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By txag_530i
Just wait until the next oil change.

Just wait until the next oil change.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-27-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By txag_530i
You will probably need to change the sensor in...

You will probably need to change the sensor in order to make iDrive happy. It is only a $15 part.

The only "special" tool that you will need is a 7mm hex (or Allen) bit socket to remove the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-27-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By txag_530i
No, the genuine BMW filter has the Mann part...

No, the genuine BMW filter has the Mann part number printed on it, right next to the BMW logo.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-26-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By txag_530i
You should use the Mann HU816X filter in that...

You should use the Mann HU816X filter in that car- it is the OEM oil filter and the same part that you get in the BMW box less the BMW logo and mark-up. I wouldn't use any other oil filter. As...
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