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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-09-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By DJtoad
Ignore the warning -- it's incorrect. I've...

Ignore the warning -- it's incorrect. I've bought several sets over the last few years for my 2010 535i and these fit perfectly:

Valeo 900-23-6B Frameless ULTIMATE All-Season Wiper Blade, OE...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-09-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By DJtoad
CHF-11S, i.e., the hydraulic fluid used for power...

CHF-11S, i.e., the hydraulic fluid used for power steering and the active suspension components. It's pale green in color. Check around the power steering pump/reservoir as well as around the front...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By DJtoad
There's a very good chance your electric water...

There's a very good chance your electric water pump has failed. Unfortunately, it's not an inexpensive fix, especially if you go to a dealer. The part alone is around $600. Also, if your car is...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-05-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By DJtoad
Yes, you can pick up a painted M5-style lip...

Yes, you can pick up a painted M5-style lip spoiler shipped from places like eBay for around $100 and they look great.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-03-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By DJtoad
You must have morons working in the parts...

You must have morons working in the parts department at your local dealerships -- either that or they're too lazy to look it up. Yes, you can buy that cover separately. It's called the "underfloor...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-29-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By DJtoad
Also, make sure the hub is fully seated on the...

Also, make sure the hub is fully seated on the shock (the hub clamp should rest on the shock lip). It can be a bit of a pain to get it back into the correct position. If you're not sure what I'm...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-26-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 400
Posted By DJtoad
I guess that's what they put there if you don't...

I guess that's what they put there if you don't have Parking Distance Control. That's where my PDC button is.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 633
Posted By DJtoad
Unfortunately, that's a very common problem.

Unfortunately, that's a very common problem.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-23-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By DJtoad
One possibility is a leaking head gasket. Are you...

One possibility is a leaking head gasket. Are you getting any white smoke out of the exhaust or is it sweet smelling? Any peanut butter-looking residue on the underside of the oil filler cap?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-19-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By DJtoad
Upper control arms and thrust arms are the same...

Upper control arms and thrust arms are the same thing and replacing them is a very straight-forward DIY job. It took me a little over an hour to do both sides (45 minutes for the first side, less...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-17-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By DJtoad
The CIC version came out in 2009, but for the...

The CIC version came out in 2009, but for the 2010 model year cars.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-15-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By DJtoad
No, the only time you need to worry about it is...

No, the only time you need to worry about it is if you start getting codes indicating that it's failed. It's not like a MAF which has a heated wire that can get easily contaminated. The TMAP reads...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-15-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By DJtoad
Your 535i doesn't have a MAF, it has a MAP sensor.

Your 535i doesn't have a MAF, it has a MAP sensor.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By DJtoad
Pics would help, but if it's leaking where it...

Pics would help, but if it's leaking where it connects to either the oil filter housing or oil cooler it's probably just an o-ring. $1 part and a very simple five minute fix. Remove the bolt, pull...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-12-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By DJtoad
www.realoem.com -- the site every BMW DIY'er...

www.realoem.com -- the site every BMW DIY'er needs to memorize. :)
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-11-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By DJtoad
Where did you get an o-ring for a drain plug? ...

Where did you get an o-ring for a drain plug? I've never heard of such a thing. Every car I've ever worked on either used a copper or aluminum crush washer.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-11-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By DJtoad
The part number you want is 51757195903 and it...

The part number you want is 51757195903 and it costs between $10 to $15 depending on where you order it from. In fact, MSRP at the dealer is only $14.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 890
Posted By DJtoad
That's because I took the scenic route and...

That's because I took the scenic route and avoided most of 95 along with NYC and Philly. I crossed the Hudson at the Tappen Zee bridge and then took 287 / 78 through NJ and PA. The worst traffic I...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 890
Posted By DJtoad
Talking Still love this car!

It seems every other thread is about a problem or someone ranting. Well, not this one. I just finished a 1000+ mile journey in my tuned 535i with 84K miles and it reaffirmed that this is the best...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-02-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By DJtoad
Cool...glad to hear it worked for you too!

Cool...glad to hear it worked for you too!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-02-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 947
Posted By DJtoad
:thumbup: I was being serious when I said remove...

:thumbup: I was being serious when I said remove the M5 badge since keeping it on will turn off a lot of potential buyers -- many won't take your car seriously. You have a very nice 535xi 6MT with...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-01-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 947
Posted By DJtoad
Perhaps you'd have more luck if you took that M5...

Perhaps you'd have more luck if you took that M5 badge off the back
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-20-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By DJtoad
Can't download map addresses to BMW Assist / Myinfo? Try this...

For those of you with Navigation, one of the features of the BMW Assist Safety package (free for the first 4 years, $199/year after that) is the ability to download addresses directly to the car from...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-13-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 810
Posted By DJtoad
Here's what my valves looked like only 20K miles...

Here's what my valves looked like only 20K miles after my last walnut blasting, despite having an OCC. They weren't horrible, but it was definitely worth doing and the stumbling during light...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-12-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By DJtoad
The link you included is for the green shade tint...

The link you included is for the green shade tint at the top. If you look I think you'll find that your windshield doesn't have it. I have an OEM rider on my insurance policy (new OEM parts only)...
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