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Forum: Performance 05-19-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 218
Posted By tommyv
NIB AFE CAI and AFE throttle body spacer For Sale

Hi All,
So back in December I got an email from Bavarian Autosport that all AFE goodies were on sale. In a momentary lapse of reality where I forgot that I'm a father of 3 with zero free time, I...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-04-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 810
Posted By tommyv
The clock resetting is BMW's canary. Mine did...

The clock resetting is BMW's canary. Mine did this for several weeks and then died completely. I would change your battery immediately.


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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-30-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 786
Views: 40,651
Posted By tommyv
I recommend a site name change to...

I recommend a site name change to Schpenxelfest.com
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-29-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,716
Posted By tommyv
Darnit! I wish I hadn't unnecessarily spent...

Darnit! I wish I hadn't unnecessarily spent thousands fixing those seals and gaskets.


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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By tommyv
That is really awesome to hear that your E60 is...

That is really awesome to hear that your E60 is soldiering on at 200k miles. You are clearly a great steward of your car and I hope you get another 100k or more.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-17-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 810
Posted By tommyv
Mine is also is losing the clock settings every...

Mine is also is losing the clock settings every couple days. During the "polar vortex" here in PA it was also sluggish to start. My battery is at least 3.5 yrs old so I will replace the battery and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-09-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,534
Posted By tommyv
2005 545i: purchased with 60,000 miles now has...

2005 545i: purchased with 60,000 miles now has 95k. Replaced most gaskets you can name and have had three coolant leaks: valley pan gasket, resevoir and coolant vent pipe. Also replaced the belt...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-02-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,296
Posted By tommyv
OP, how many miles are on your car? 40 hours of...

OP, how many miles are on your car? 40 hours of labor....ouch:jawdrop:
Between your situation and Shpenxel's required rebuild, I'm feeling as though I'm driving a ticking time bomb. Good luck with...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-04-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By tommyv
Best of luck with this unique service that you...

Best of luck with this unique service that you are providing Bmwoem1. Although I have not yet needed to use your services, I've heard great things about your expertise and general level of service.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-03-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,773
Posted By tommyv
the hoses are a pain to remove. I think I ended...

the hoses are a pain to remove. I think I ended up with some bruised knuckles after that job. Just be patient with it and you'll get it to come loose.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-28-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,773
Posted By tommyv
I also just added the coolant to what still was...

I also just added the coolant to what still was in the system when I changed out the coolant reservoir. I am completely void of DIY knowledge and I didn't have any trouble so I'm sure you can do it...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By tommyv
mine cracked and stranded me at 80,000 miles....

mine cracked and stranded me at 80,000 miles. It's a very easy DIY too. I agree that you should just change it out.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-14-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,547
Posted By tommyv
Great thread idea. It's very interesting to see...

Great thread idea. It's very interesting to see the festers past stables...Mine is below. For context, I'm 40 yrs old.

'69 VW beetle - Reliable car but SLOW
'82 VW Rabbit - Reliable, fun car that...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2012, 04:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,706
Posted By tommyv
I should have mentioned this in my original post...

I should have mentioned this in my original post but I'm very familiar with the vent settings in Idrive and all vents are set to blow warm air. And it's been cold here for weeks so if it was related...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 11-13-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,335
Posted By tommyv
Geez, did you ever even sit in those seats?? that...

Geez, did you ever even sit in those seats?? that thing looks brand new man! you'll have no problem selling that beauty.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-13-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,706
Posted By tommyv
defrost blows hot vents blow cold

a new HVAC problem here...when set on auto at my standard 70 degree setting the defrost vents on the dash all blow warm air as expected on a 40 degree day but all the upper vents are blowing cold...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-04-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By tommyv
Indy is short for an independent repair shop as...

Indy is short for an independent repair shop as opposed to a dealer service dept.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-04-2012, 03:54 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 23,984
Posted By tommyv
Out of curiosity, was the transmission replaced...

Out of curiosity, was the transmission replaced or repaired in some way?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-03-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 834
Views: 187,044
Posted By tommyv
yesterday I had the sealing sleeve and leaking...

yesterday I had the sealing sleeve and leaking trans pan replaced. Replaced fluid with Redline D4 and all of my surging issues are gone. Total cost for the work was $735. My symptoms prior to the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-20-2012, 04:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,552
Posted By tommyv
I want to order this today as well and have the...

I want to order this today as well and have the same question. surprising that the molding would be different based upon lamination/no lamination?
Forum: Cars - Private Party 09-26-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,887
Posted By tommyv
Just my 2 cents of course, but with transmission...

Just my 2 cents of course, but with transmission issues and oil leaks present, your potential market is significantly decreased to solely wrench turners looking for a project car - and no doubt a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-21-2012, 04:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,475
Posted By tommyv
I think you'll love the way it drives for sure....

I think you'll love the way it drives for sure. The V8 sounds great too. search for oil leaks, coolant leaks and transmission issues on this forum and read for a good hour. The good thing for you is...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By tommyv
+1 Ė Additionally, itís not an if but when...

+1 Ė Additionally, itís not an if but when scenario on most of the major repairs. Oil, coolant and transmission leaks are the norm not the exception with the 545i. Iíve owned mine for exactly 2 years...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By tommyv
Transmission leaks and definitely have them check...

Transmission leaks and definitely have them check for a valley coolant leak. Also look for signs of water in the trunk from blocked sunroof drains and/or failed rear window seal. You can check the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By tommyv
Is there a trans fluid level sensor on E60s?

Hi All Ė Does anyone know if there is a level sensor for the transmission fluid on the E60s? I just read through the manual and didnít find the answer there. My searches turned up info on checking...
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