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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-25-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By andymax
One more tip....use Youtube...could have saved...

One more tip....use Youtube...could have saved you that whole day of looking for the coils...that's a two hour job at the worst, and undoing and redoing all the covers and plastic is 80% of the job,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By andymax
Or a tie rod. Mine clicked going into reverse,...

Or a tie rod. Mine clicked going into reverse, and sometimes while turning and moving forward.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-10-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By andymax
:thumbup: +1. I love me some snow covered...

:thumbup: +1. I love me some snow covered parking lots or wide sweepers...:thumbup:

Regarding reliability...Read up. Yes, there are known issues, but once addressed, I've found reliablity to be...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-08-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,696
Posted By andymax
I'd pay 33K with them including the full-pop...

I'd pay 33K with them including the full-pop Route66 Warranty. There's no way they paid more than 25-28K for it.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-27-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By andymax
I tried a premium FRAM product once....NEVER...

I tried a premium FRAM product once....NEVER AGAIN. The filter was basically collapsed due to pressure. Mann filters have always performed beautifully and I stick with them...get them from Amazon.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-26-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By andymax
Yes if possible on the crush washer...definitely...

Yes if possible on the crush washer...definitely not on the drain plug. Just be careful to thread it carefully and torque it properly. You can get away with reusing the washer once, maybe twice in...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-22-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 948
Posted By andymax
Hey so when you go back and have them remove the...

Hey so when you go back and have them remove the transfer case to check it, and replace your whole transmission because its not leaking, and get the BMW battery so you have enough current...would you...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-06-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By andymax
Not a tough call. I did mine at 165,000 Miles. ...

Not a tough call. I did mine at 165,000 Miles. The old fluid was just fine and I now have almost 5000 miles on the new fluid with no issues at all. I did the transfer case fluid and differentials...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-04-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By andymax
If you open port it will blow cold air from the...

If you open port it will blow cold air from the AC into the center console. Keeps your candy bars cold. If the car is running that is.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 753
Posted By andymax
Even the folks at CTSC suggest reusing old bolts....

Even the folks at CTSC suggest reusing old bolts. There is NO WAY...just NO WAY...that 7.5nM is stretching or in any way even really stressing those bolts. If you've done the job you know that...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-27-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By andymax
I'll bet money you have a bad control arm...

I'll bet money you have a bad control arm bushing. Extremely common on this car. Your's sounds pretty far gone, which is a safety issue. Get it checked if you arent a DIY'er. If you are, there...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-18-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By andymax
I agree that if you don't want to change the...

I agree that if you don't want to change the transfer case fluid, you could get away with not dropping the exhaust, and just remove the drive shaft to access the fill plug for the transmission...so...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-17-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By andymax
In order to access the fill plugs for both the...

In order to access the fill plugs for both the transmission and the transfer case, you need to remove the transfer case mounting bracket. In order to remove the bracket you need to move the exhaust...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-16-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By andymax
Lessons...transmission fluid change, transfer case and differentials - 535 Xi

We recently changed all drive train fluids on my 2008 535xi with 165K miles. Yes, I believe this was the first such service on this car. I researched the DIY's, the youtube videos, etc...and so I...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-13-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By andymax
Tires are all matched, no issues there. No CEL,...

Tires are all matched, no issues there. No CEL, only a stored code. there is no doubt that the fluid is good and at the proper level. I will keep checking and see if the system resets itself.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-09-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By andymax
Yes on the BMW fluid, and yes on the high...

Yes on the BMW fluid, and yes on the high mileage. Well, at least *I* know that the fluid is good...even if the computer disagrees....so maybe I just ignore the Fault code...?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-09-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By andymax
All Fluids Changed!! - getting Code 54C6

Hello Folks,
Just changed all the diff, xfer case, and tranny fluids on my 535Xi w/165K mile. Once done, got code 54C6, which read "transmission oil" in my BMWhat App, but after searching, seems to...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-26-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By andymax
Sorry for the thread-jack...Wolf, do you know any...

Sorry for the thread-jack...Wolf, do you know any good Indy mechanics in the Columbus area?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-26-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By andymax
AGREED!! In the midst of some issues with my...

AGREED!! In the midst of some issues with my 535xi I briefly considered an Infiniti M37X...drove a couple of them. The only word I can use to describe it was...Crude. Sure, it was comfy and had a...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By andymax
I use the Battery Voltage, Oil Temp, Turbo Boost...

I use the Battery Voltage, Oil Temp, Turbo Boost Pressure. I've tried monitoring oil pressure and transmission temp, but cannot find the oil pressure, and the tranny temp seems to not work. This is...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 591
Posted By andymax
i agree completely w Banglenot...

i agree completely w Banglenot...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-15-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,552
Posted By andymax
So, as a guy with 25+ years in the battery...

So, as a guy with 25+ years in the battery business...I am just stumped on how the car can monitor whether it has a new or old battery. FLA batteries are charged with constant voltage and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-15-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,552
Posted By andymax
I got this whole job done (DIY) for $129...

I got this whole job done (DIY) for $129 including tax via PepBoys and their online discount. Once new battery was in I got the AWD/DSC malfunction notice, which went away after the second start. I...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-14-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By andymax
Sorry, but there is literally no way you can...

Sorry, but there is literally no way you can "know" that. Because you haven't seen the inside of every intake you can only assume it, and of course I would mostly agree with you. Assuming your...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By andymax
Just for clarification....I am not saying don't...

Just for clarification....I am not saying don't EVER do the walnut blasting. I'm simply suggesting that doing the service without the car showing symptoms is maybe not the best action, unless you...
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