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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-22-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By bimmerfan52
Very common problem. As others have said,...

Very common problem.

As others have said, do PM by replacing the rest of the cooling system also unless you know parts have been replaced before (water pump, thermostat, hoses, vent tube). ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-18-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By bimmerfan52
Maybe you just omitted it from your description,...

Maybe you just omitted it from your description, but you didn't mention a click sound after you pressed the start button.

The click is the starter solenoid pulling the starter motor gear into the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-17-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By bimmerfan52
The first step is to determine if your stock...

The first step is to determine if your stock suspension was regular or sport.
Then determine if the front struts and rear shocks are stock or if the front were replaced.
Did the previous owner...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-16-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By bimmerfan52
IMHO stay away from this. Waterless formula...

IMHO stay away from this.

Waterless formula means reduced coolant maintenance.
But due to Evans low specific heat capacity it is not as efficient at removing engine heat, thus the engine will...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By bimmerfan52
After you start the engine how long does it take...

After you start the engine how long does it take for the CEL to come on?

Although not a common failure, there is a heater coil in the thermostat that can burn out. It is used to accelerate the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-09-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By bimmerfan52
etnav382 is correct that in order to replace the...

etnav382 is correct that in order to replace the starter one exhaust manifold needs to be removed, after the entire exhaust system (one piece) all the way to the muffler is dropped to get that...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-07-2015, 01:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By bimmerfan52
If you feel the bearings are shot or are making...

If you feel the bearings are shot or are making noise then I would change out the mounts. Mine seemed fine when I disassembled the strut/spring so I didn't replace them.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-05-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By bimmerfan52
I suggest you contact Bilstein directly for the...

I suggest you contact Bilstein directly for the best advice, based upon how you want the car to ride.

http://www.bilsteinus.com/about-bilstein/contact/
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-04-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By bimmerfan52
First of all, it is not your testicles that need...

First of all, it is not your testicles that need to be busted, but your mechanics.

Any self-respecting mechanic should know that struts are always replaced in pairs, unless as moots says the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-30-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,571
Posted By bimmerfan52
Got onto wrong thread. Sorry.

Got onto wrong thread. Sorry.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-30-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 601
Posted By bimmerfan52
Make sure you have something to spread the strut...

Make sure you have something to spread the strut seat in the steering knuckle to get the old strut out and make sure you have the new strut seated all the way. I lubed the new strut end a little and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-30-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By bimmerfan52
Almost sounds like a terminal 30g relay doesn't...

Almost sounds like a terminal 30g relay doesn't it?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-30-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By bimmerfan52
He doesn't have an IVM. Limited to 8 cylinder...

He doesn't have an IVM. Limited to 8 cylinder engines.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-25-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,080
Posted By bimmerfan52
Point would have been well taken had this been...

Point would have been well taken had this been Patrick's first time.
He has quite a history of heaping abuse on posters.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-25-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 605
Posted By bimmerfan52
Good call! I had forgotten that I had to...

Good call!

I had forgotten that I had to grease mine a little to get them to seat all the way.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-25-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,080
Posted By bimmerfan52
Why comment upon any poster's use of proper...

Why comment upon any poster's use of proper English language grammar, especially those for whom English might be a second language?

If you can understand them and provide constructive help, all...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 605
Posted By bimmerfan52
Normally the spring is what sets the ride height,...

Normally the spring is what sets the ride height, and if you are still running stock springs and they were reinstalled correctly then it should be at the same height.

Because I was always focused...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 605
Posted By bimmerfan52
B4s are made for regular suspension, not sport....

B4s are made for regular suspension, not sport. You need B8s.

I just put B8s on my ride with sport suspension front and back with stock springs and the ride height appears stock. Handling was...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,185
Posted By bimmerfan52
If you changed your trans fluid earlier you...

If you changed your trans fluid earlier you wouldn't have to worry dirt accumulating in your transmission and "kicking up all the garbage that's lurking in the cracks and crevices". As Hypnos said,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-20-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,185
Posted By bimmerfan52
Yeah, pretty hard to not blame yourself if you...

Yeah, pretty hard to not blame yourself if you ignore their advice.

Answering what is the "normal operating temperature" is tough, as it is really dependent upon driving habits, area of the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-20-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By bimmerfan52
Good job! Take the wifey to a really nice dinner...

Good job! Take the wifey to a really nice dinner with the money you saved, even though she only gave you a blank stare.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-18-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By bimmerfan52
OP: Wow! I have heard of former Boy...

OP:

Wow!

I have heard of former Boy Scouts being prepared, but having a spare N62 on the shelf in the garage for when your main one springs a leak is TOTAL readiness! You Go!!

For owners...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,185
Posted By bimmerfan52
Well then I think you have the right idea. ...

Well then I think you have the right idea.

While I think observing the fluid color, smelling it and blotting it on a paper towel can all be valid indicators of really bad fluid, if you are still...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,185
Posted By bimmerfan52
I believe you missed the point of our responses. ...

I believe you missed the point of our responses. Your original question was should I change my ATF at 50K miles.

Rather than wait until high mileage arrives to assess your fluid's condition, I...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,185
Posted By bimmerfan52
+1 What others have said. Your father is...

+1 What others have said.

Your father is likely a great mechanical engineer, however, a mechanical engineer does not automatically make a tribologist.

The flashpoint of ZF Lifeguard 6 is...
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