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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-30-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 811
Posted By mdcyr
leaking seal behind the 545i' alternator bracket

I had mine done by an independent shop. It's a $6 part and 5 HOURS of labor!! Sorry, don't know the code.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-20-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,593
Posted By mdcyr
My Indy in Miami charged 6 hours labor for the...

My Indy in Miami charged 6 hours labor for the alternator gasket. Haven't done the valve covers yet.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-16-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 977
Posted By mdcyr
ICV in N62 (v8) engine?

Can anyone confirm whether or not the N62 (v8) engine has an ICV like the V6's? My Bentley manual does not mention it, but states that idle speed control is managed with the valvetronic system.
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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-09-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,695
Posted By mdcyr
Negative Camber

I had multiple sets/brands of tires wear prematurely on my '04 545 Sport. First I blamed the tires, until I tried others and got the same result (noisy after 7500 miles). I solved the problem by...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-09-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 49,072
Posted By mdcyr
545 Alternator

Just now reading this very long thread . . . thought I would share my experience and solution. My '04 545 gave me a light show a few years back, right after the warranty expired. It started with...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-09-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,508
Posted By mdcyr
DSC light

My '04 545 w/ active steering has been doing the same thing off and on for over a year. I am not actively trying to fix it . . . just living with it. However, one of the scans showed low voltage in...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-09-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,335
Posted By mdcyr
Aux input

I put in an Aux input for Sat radio in my '04 545. It does require that you sacrifice the CD changer. The kit that the dealer sells for iPod is different than the regular Aux kit. The Aux kit is...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-24-2009, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,801
Posted By mdcyr
Tire wear -- alignment

I had the same issue on my '04 545 Sport, AS . . . and read many threads on this forum on the topic blaming specific tires, alignment, active steering, etc. Over the course of 5 years, I have tried...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-24-2009, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,041
Posted By mdcyr
Axxis pads

I replaced my front pads and rotors on my '04 545 sport. Bought Axxis Deluxe from Zeckhusen and very please with results. Difference in the dust is huge. Still have stock pads on my rears and they...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-24-2009, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,402
Posted By mdcyr
alignment

I've had my ('04 545 Sport, Active Steering) alignment done a couple times at the dealer. I hate the dealer but this is one thing where I do not want someone without BMW-specific knowledge touching...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-09-2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,932
Posted By mdcyr
Very interesting as mine also reset to -9000...

Very interesting as mine also reset to -9000 which is a number that came out of nowhere. The new sensors aren't expensive so might be easier to just replace. What doesn't make sense is that the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-08-2009, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,932
Posted By mdcyr
The pad sensor was okay when I changed the...

The pad sensor was okay when I changed the pads/rotors (I changed the pads before they were "due"). This issue only arose when I then tried to reset the service interval about a week after I did the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-06-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,932
Posted By mdcyr
Can't reset brake pad interval

I am experiencing the same symptom as JarodWeaver. I have used the procedure successfully in the past to reset oil interval, filters, etc. But this time, after doing my front brakes, it will not...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-26-2006, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 813
Posted By mdcyr
Squeaky brakes

I brought my car in for normal service and mentioned the noisy brakes. The issue is with the sensor . . . pads are wearing fine. But redesigned sensor requires new pads so they replace everything. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-26-2006, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By mdcyr
"window" squeaks

Dealer will replace door seals with new formulation. Previously, the dealers were applying silicone (or something similar) to aleviate the problem but it was only a temporary fix. They now have...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-26-2006, 01:20 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 26,720
Posted By mdcyr
Update on tire replacement

Just thought I'd provide an update on my experience with replacing the tires. Thanks to this thread I brought this issue to my dealer who acknowledged the problem and replaced all four tires. I had...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-06-2005, 02:44 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 26,720
Posted By mdcyr
tire noise

Thanks to everyone who responded with a wealth of information ... especially the TSB! I'm going to contact the dealer and see what I can get.

Thanks!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-05-2005, 09:53 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 26,720
Posted By mdcyr
Tire noise -- 545i

Has anyone experienced a marked increase in tire noise on original run flat Dunlops? After about 10K miles the noise increased . . . now at 14K it is downright annoying. I was told by another owner...
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