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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,427
Posted By txag_530i
No, the only available parts are made out of...

No, the only available parts are made out of plastic. The OEM is Hella, so you can get the Hella parts for a helluva lot cheaper then the BMW-branded version.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-15-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By txag_530i
Your alternator is built by Bosch or Valeo. The...

Your alternator is built by Bosch or Valeo. The pulleys have different part numbers based on the brand of alternator. I would look for a remanufactured unit rebuilt by Bosch. The Bosch reman...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-15-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 398
Posted By txag_530i
Buy the OEM part made by Behr. You'll need a...

Buy the OEM part made by Behr. You'll need a gallon of coolant and a gallon of distilled water. It will cost you ~ $51 from autohausaz.com.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-15-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By txag_530i
You need to pull the wheels off and inspect the...

You need to pull the wheels off and inspect the brake system. A noise like you are describing is almost certainly not caused by a sensor.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-15-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By txag_530i
The E60 black cars sometimes suffer from this...

The E60 black cars sometimes suffer from this problem. Mine looks like a$$ as well. You can try and get a professional detailer to work with a buffer on the clear coat, but yes, you may need to...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-15-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By txag_530i
There are three latches installed at the factory,...

There are three latches installed at the factory, so it is hidden under the seat. Two of them are located in the middle of the seat towards the passenger side, if that makes any sense. You might...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-04-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By txag_530i
There is no cheap solution for your problem. You...

There is no cheap solution for your problem. You have to buy the BMW iPod kit, or buy an aftermarket unit like the Dension or Mobridge.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-04-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 446
Posted By txag_530i
I bet that the way the car rides now is how it...

I bet that the way the car rides now is how it rode when new.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-03-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By txag_530i
If you want a USB port then you should consider...

If you want a USB port then you should consider the Dension Gateway.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-29-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By txag_530i
Try going to bmwcoding.com for more answers.

Try going to bmwcoding.com for more answers.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-29-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By txag_530i
2nd this ^

2nd this ^
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-28-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By txag_530i
You might as well ask, "How long is a piece of...

You might as well ask, "How long is a piece of string?"

You're going to get multiple answers from multiple people. Decide on how much you can afford and go from there.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-28-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 797
Posted By txag_530i
Also, depending on your location: Kobalt...

Also, depending on your location: Kobalt (Lowe's), Vise Grip (USA stuff, not the Irwin Chinese crap)

I have a Snap-On 3/8-inch drive flex head that is the cat's ass for ratchets. Other than that...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-28-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By txag_530i
You have a parasitic draw somewhere in the...

You have a parasitic draw somewhere in the instrument cluster circuit. Here's a really good thread on how to chase down the culprit:

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=133226
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-27-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By txag_530i
I'd rather see a core program where I buy the...

I'd rather see a core program where I buy the parts, install them, and send you back the old parts for a refund. I wouldn't be able to be without a car for a week.

As a side note, I noticed that...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-27-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By txag_530i
I bet that it is the starter. I don't know if...

I bet that it is the starter. I don't know if you can get to the starter relay on this engine or not, but I'd start by seeing if any voltage is present at the starter relay.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-25-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 797
Posted By txag_530i
There's no fundamental difference in changing the...

There's no fundamental difference in changing the oil or spark plugs or coils on a BMW versus a Chevy Tahoe. If you take your time and plan ahead then you will be fine. I wouldn't suggest changing...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-23-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By txag_530i
I've run a set of the RSA tires for about 2,000...

I've run a set of the RSA tires for about 2,000 miles now and really like them. I changed out some Yokohama tires. The Cooper tires are quite and have excellent wet and dry traction.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-20-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By txag_530i
IMHO there's no reason to replace coil packs...

IMHO there's no reason to replace coil packs until there is a failure. Save the $180 for another repair that will be required.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-17-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By txag_530i
The OEM for the coil pack is Bosch. FCPEuro is...

The OEM for the coil pack is Bosch. FCPEuro is an outstanding organization. I've purchased many parts from them and wouldn't hesitate to purchase from them again.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-15-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By txag_530i
The MAF is located in the ducting between the air...

The MAF is located in the ducting between the air filter and throttle valve. You should see a wire harness and two Torx screws. Remove the harness and the screws and carefully remove the MAF.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-14-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By txag_530i
I used an E-Torx socket and a flex-head ratchet. ...

I used an E-Torx socket and a flex-head ratchet. I have Snap-On 80-tooth ratchet and managed to get about a 1/16th of a turn on each rotation of the ratchet. You might try a 3/8-inch drive...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-11-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By txag_530i
go to Penskeparts.com and get the part number. ...

go to Penskeparts.com and get the part number. ECSTuning, getbmwparts or bimmerparts.com sells genuine BMW parts at a discount.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By txag_530i
I bet it happens hourly. There's a setting in...

I bet it happens hourly. There's a setting in iDrive for an hourly reminder that can be toggled on or off.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-06-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By txag_530i
Did you check that the gas cap is fully tightened?

Did you check that the gas cap is fully tightened?
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