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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-17-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 750
Posted By HPIA4v2
No lube needed, we take it dry these days:rofl:

No lube needed, we take it dry these days:rofl:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-16-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By HPIA4v2
Wow, I need to check out that new Cree XB-R5 spec...

Wow, I need to check out that new Cree XB-R5 spec to see if they are way brighter than the older Cree.


BTW, do you have day-time-running light setup on iDrive?
mine has been two years and they...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-16-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By HPIA4v2
You can Google the saran-wrap plastic test but...

You can Google the saran-wrap plastic test but make sure to use thicker plastic if I were you.
run the engine, open the oil cap and put the plastic sheet to cover, there should be slight vacuum.
...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-16-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By HPIA4v2
If you know the shop is reputable, like...

If you know the shop is reputable, like recommendation from friends; I'd say go for it, depending on brands etc parts can be had for under $300.

But I agree, with a pair of rotors, new pads and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By HPIA4v2
Usually on M62 V8 (it was a typo before) and M54...

Usually on M62 V8 (it was a typo before) and M54 I6, when the engine has sludge then the CCV is clogged then you have oil leaks from the pressure blowing hoses.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By HPIA4v2
I did CCV on M64 BMW V8, hard to imagine the part...

I did CCV on M64 BMW V8, hard to imagine the part goes backward. it's plug n play.

Are you sure all the hoses are not cracked?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By HPIA4v2
My wife is an ME, if you have some sort of CAD...

My wife is an ME, if you have some sort of CAD design then you can just feed the drawing to CNC machine, it shouldn't cost more than the material. most of the cost is putting the design in CAD for...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By HPIA4v2
I wonder if you have sludge problems? do you...

I wonder if you have sludge problems?
do you own this since new, how often you changed the oil?

valve-cover-gasket when leaks won't gush
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-07-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By HPIA4v2
I wonder if you can use 3-d printer to make a new...

I wonder if you can use 3-d printer to make a new one.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-03-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By HPIA4v2
about the same. you have to remove the...

about the same.
you have to remove the cabin-filter housing to gain access to cylinder 5 & 6.
use thin wall socket and go easy removing coil-packs, the rubber boots create vacuum with the plug when...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-03-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By HPIA4v2
Most German cars are queen garage, no way around...

Most German cars are queen garage, no way around it.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-03-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By HPIA4v2
It's more likely the trans fluid. the problem...

It's more likely the trans fluid.
the problem is when engine off, even at the filler hole fluid will gush out (the pump is not running so all the fluid is in the pan).
To check you need to have the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-25-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,119
Posted By HPIA4v2
Wow, I need to check mine tonight. That's...

Wow, I need to check mine tonight.
That's scary.
I think this is Hella or whichever vendor that gets the OEM from BMW.

my other concern will be the rest of the car wiring on E60 now, hope BMW...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-04-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By HPIA4v2
One side note, N54 gives you that love-hate...

One side note, N54 gives you that love-hate relationship. I wish it's more reliable, but everytime there is a problem I always like to remind my self.....well N54 is really poor man version of S55...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-04-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By HPIA4v2
Here is teh code you'll see most likely (if you...

Here is teh code you'll see most likely (if you have low pressure fuel sensor problem):
29F3 code it turned out to be a bad fuel temperature/pressure sensor causing low fuel pressure. However, mine...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-04-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By HPIA4v2
Sounds like low-pressure fuel sensor. Very...

Sounds like low-pressure fuel sensor.
Very common on N54 535/335, you will have codes, one that easily misdiagnose as fuel-pump problems.

Here is the clue(if this is truely the sensor problem),...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 907
Posted By HPIA4v2
Yep, it's the either the price of admission or...

Yep, it's the either the price of admission or price of maintenance when it comes to power.

Initially I wished I could afford an M4, but looking at S55 engine, I am not sure it's a true M-engine....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 907
Posted By HPIA4v2
You need to read the code. my car 2008 with 67k...

You need to read the code.
my car 2008 with 67k miles, developed "reduce power" then one day the engine stalled on gentle acceleration a few times.
The code tells me the low fuel pressure is off,...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-29-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By HPIA4v2
it's like baking bigger cake, more water alone...

it's like baking bigger cake, more water alone without the rest of ingredients not going get you a bigger cake.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-24-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By HPIA4v2
If you are done with the buffing out step (no...

If you are done with the buffing out step (no swirl marks) then the final step is what we refer to as "jewelling".
Here I never seen anything other than two, polish compounds.
3M Ultrafina
or...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-29-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,412
Posted By HPIA4v2
Did you use pure methanol?

Did you use pure methanol?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-03-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By HPIA4v2
I do pressure wash, cool engine, leaf blower...

I do pressure wash, cool engine, leaf blower afterward. Never had any problems so far.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 840
Posted By HPIA4v2
I am not sure if you meant xfer case that have...

I am not sure if you meant xfer case that have failed not front-diff.

It's possible,
1) being a manual, BMW put CDV (clutch delay valve) to protect driveline, wonder if you remove it. extra power...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-30-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,554
Posted By HPIA4v2
Using 87 is Ok but does it make sense? IMHO, it...

Using 87 is Ok but does it make sense?
IMHO, it doesn't MAKE SENSE...

try this for a full month or two, reset mielage, use 93 record the mpg.
same number of days, reset mileage, use 87, record...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By HPIA4v2
Yep, that rubber boot, create suction agains the...

Yep, that rubber boot, create suction agains the spark-plug. The hardest one is cylinder-6, not much room for hand tehre.
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