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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-19-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 182
Posted By cmyachtie
2004 545, occasional Engine knock when starting

For quite some time now when starting the engine hot or cold there is an engine "knock" or "ping" sound happening just once at the first stroke of the engine, it's loud enough to also sound like a...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-18-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By cmyachtie
Newer TCU and some coding will do that, with...

Newer TCU and some coding will do that, with NCSEXPER you can do that yourself easily, however cheaper and easier and added benefit of BT music streaming you'll get with the SURE BT board instead....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-11-2015, 02:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By cmyachtie
+1 Installed this months ago, no regrets!...

+1
Installed this months ago, no regrets! Highly recommend it.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-08-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By cmyachtie
This may help you make the right decision for...

This may help you make the right decision for you;

http://5series.net/forums/e60-discussion-2/windshield-crack-141898/

I would pay the extra for the OEM version as my new aftermarket screen...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-07-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 518
Posted By cmyachtie
Looks like next time you'll remember to...

Looks like next time you'll remember to disconnect battery before you start poking in your car wiring heh? Looks like 2 open fuses......
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-05-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 518
Posted By cmyachtie
Suggest to get codes read, diagnostics are a...

Suggest to get codes read, diagnostics are a blessing for these cars, take advantage of it.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-05-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 518
Posted By cmyachtie
Can you get any fault codes read? Without THAT...

Can you get any fault codes read?
Without THAT everything is just a WAG......

One WAG would be the fuel pump died.....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-05-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 518
Posted By cmyachtie
A little more info would be helpful....... For...

A little more info would be helpful.......
For instance does not turn over or what?
How many miles? Did you just get this car?
Etc. etc.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-04-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 501
Posted By cmyachtie
Your shocks are likely still good, mine were...

Your shocks are likely still good, mine were despite driving on them with the broken springs for a while, here is my story:...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-02-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By cmyachtie
+1 If you really want to run at 96 degrees get...

+1
If you really want to run at 96 degrees get the I6 engine instead......they run a little cooler.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 176
Posted By cmyachtie
Leaky rims anyone????

Just curious how many of you are having trouble keeping the air in your tires especially those with 2004/2005 vehicles.
Had new pilot sports mounted on mine last spring and they have been leaking...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,669
Posted By cmyachtie
+1, cleared it several times myself in INPA or...

+1, cleared it several times myself in INPA or DIS

Sure you tightened gas cap after filling?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-28-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By cmyachtie
After proper alignment the shop needs to centre...

After proper alignment the shop needs to centre steering wheel after installing new steering/ suspension components. If they did not do so get them to do it.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-27-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By cmyachtie
Unless there is a newer TCU installed your 2004...

Unless there is a newer TCU installed your 2004 may only provide you with one way capability unfortunately, I can make phone calls and can hear them but they cannot hear me.....:cry:
That's BMW BT...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-23-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By cmyachtie
Totally agree and anytime I check my oil level it...

Totally agree and anytime I check my oil level it is bang on the fill level, where it should be, (like first thing in AM before driving off).

I was surprised though how it raises when parked for...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-22-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By cmyachtie
OK...., but I want it to last the life of the...

OK...., but I want it to last the life of the car........like my gaskets used to on my other vehicles.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-22-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By cmyachtie
UPDATE: Turns out it was motor oil. Now...

UPDATE:

Turns out it was motor oil.

Now driving the car again regularly no more oil leaks ....touch wood....LOL

After this "parked episode" of my car I have come to the conclusion that due...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-22-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By cmyachtie
Those oil leaking "green environmental" gaskets on our BMW's.....

Reading soo many threads everywhere about oil leaks am asking myself why we are not using a viable alternative, am I missing something? I maybe old school and used to go for something lik that when...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-19-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By cmyachtie
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=NB33...

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=NB33&mospid=47759&btnr=51_5211&hg=51&fg=75

Remove item 4 from the diagram above and IF YOU STILL HAVE A DRAIN, should see it on right side of radiator...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-18-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By cmyachtie
Why do you think your car is lowered? Is it...

Why do you think your car is lowered? Is it because it looks low in the rear to you?
Jack it up at rear and crawl under it and have a GOOD look at your springs, they have a tendency to break at the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-18-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By cmyachtie
If car sat for 3 months chances are battery is...

If car sat for 3 months chances are battery is gone south get it tested or just get a new one.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-18-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By cmyachtie
You definitely need the fault code to know where...

You definitely need the fault code to know where to look for the root cause, mine was caused when dealer updated my software due to the fact that newer software indicated my crash sensors were...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-15-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 482
Posted By cmyachtie
Being a former E39 driver, I believe you'll have...

Being a former E39 driver, I believe you'll have a hard time finding any former E39 owner that does not feel the same.....E39 was IMHO. The best 5 series made in many ways, I could list so many...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-09-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By cmyachtie
I am going way out on a limb here but did you...

I am going way out on a limb here but did you ever have your battery replaced? Just a WAG but if your battery is going south crazy things start happening with these cars.Also can you be ore specific...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-28-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By cmyachtie
Just what I thought also, thanks for confirming.

Just what I thought also,
thanks for confirming.
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