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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-20-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By banglenot
The little black knob next to the start button? ...

The little black knob next to the start button? Turn it clockwise.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-20-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,099
Posted By banglenot
Good tip. Level sensor means pull over and check...

Good tip. Level sensor means pull over and check it out.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-19-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By banglenot
Some have claimed to renew the battery somewhat...

Some have claimed to renew the battery somewhat by leaving it next to a toothbrush charger (or similar) overnight. Both are inductively charged. Of course, not at all clear what the frequency...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-16-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By banglenot
+1. A 4.4 is a big engine, and while 70K isn't a...

+1. A 4.4 is a big engine, and while 70K isn't a killer, it's on the edge of significant engine expenses as it ages. For good or ill, a big-engined BMW filled with teens and an equally young driver...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-16-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By banglenot
Do you have any pics?

Do you have any pics?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-16-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 804
Posted By banglenot
Yeah, I hope we're all wrong, and the word "mayo"...

Yeah, I hope we're all wrong, and the word "mayo" wasn't accurate.

If you can, stick your fingertip in the fill port and take a pic.
...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-16-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By banglenot
If no work has been done under there, there could...

If no work has been done under there, there could be a list of items, from a worn thrust arm bushing to a loose steering rack. There's also a u-joint in the steering assembly. Best to have an indy...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-16-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 804
Posted By banglenot
KSK, if you've got mayo-like transmission oil,...

KSK, if you've got mayo-like transmission oil, yikes. Check twh's pics of engine oil + coolant.

Can you get a pic of it? I hope it's not like mayo.

Last guy who had that was the member in...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-16-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By banglenot
Describe when it occurs. When turning at a stop?...

Describe when it occurs. When turning at a stop? When turning while moving? When braking? At the same point when turning? When going over a speed bump?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-16-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By banglenot
+1, assuming you tightened the plugs correctly. ...

+1, assuming you tightened the plugs correctly.

Pull each coil and clean the connections to the harness with connection cleaner. Then inspect each coil contact (where with plug goes in) with a...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-15-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By banglenot
Sheesh, HF-- sometimes I think we should put in a...

Sheesh, HF-- sometimes I think we should put in a tip jar for the $thousands this forum saves people. :bigpimp: At least we'd get a beer or two out of it. :thumbup::thumbup:
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-15-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By banglenot
Make sure, when you're done and everything is...

Make sure, when you're done and everything is hooked up again, run it and test the level a final time to make sure you have any air out of the system.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-15-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By banglenot
Maybe. Possible they're also concerned about...

Maybe. Possible they're also concerned about offsite use of a good part to test an electronic module failure, that could either get damaged in the install by whatever damaged the other one, or be...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-15-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By banglenot
Thanks. Good news: the M54 engine is one of the...

Thanks. Good news: the M54 engine is one of the best BMW ever made.

The bad news: 177K is approaching "part it out" range, unless it was heavily highway mileage. You'd better be a DIY'er.
...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-15-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,089
Posted By banglenot
Thanks. You've been memorialized in "So you just...

Thanks. You've been memorialized in "So you just bought an E60" for this approach.:thumbup::thumbup:

I've been wanting a example of this method. I like the approach of (a) doing it with a fresh...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-15-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By banglenot
Get Carly. A standard OBD is 95% a waste of...

Get Carly. A standard OBD is 95% a waste of time.

Read "so you just bought..." in the top stickys.

When you ask for help, listing the specific model, the mileage, auto or manual, and any...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-15-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 141,468
Posted By banglenot
Bump for new Version

Bump for new Version
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-15-2017, 05:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By banglenot
85K's not a killer on a maintained 525. Read the...

85K's not a killer on a maintained 525. Read the "so you just bought an E60" PDF in the stickys, then stop back.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-15-2017, 05:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By banglenot
+1. OP: unless you're a DIY'er, I'd steer clear...

+1. OP: unless you're a DIY'er, I'd steer clear of 148K 550. Brilliant car, but unless the person who owned it before you was OCD about maintenance, that's waaaaaay high mileage for a 550.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-15-2017, 05:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By banglenot
duplicate

duplicate
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-14-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By banglenot
Interesting commentary: ...

Interesting commentary: https://youtu.be/4wjWtiaS3aU
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-14-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By banglenot
Note the last post on this thread: ...

Note the last post on this thread: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=968855. This guy did it with pentosyn, and did a fill, start and drain.

Post#15 and 17 in that thread.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-14-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,089
Posted By banglenot
Good tip. Just crank it, or start it and run it...

Good tip. Just crank it, or start it and run it at idle?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-13-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By banglenot
Have the compression checked. Do a chem test on...

Have the compression checked. Do a chem test on the coolant to see if there's exhaust in the fluid. Could be a blown head gasket. Does the oil look like chocolate pudding?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-13-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By banglenot
If I could find a wrap that matched the matte BMW...

If I could find a wrap that matched the matte BMW color, sure.

Not interested in wrapping all the matte color in the car, though, in order to get a match.

I suppose I could get black carbon...
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