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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-05-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 387
Posted By Hypnos
Also, I understand that the controller can fail,...

Also, I understand that the controller can fail, and can be replaced separately from the headlight module which is awfully expensive.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-01-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By Hypnos
See this thread...

See this thread (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=800694&highlight=). To prevent derailing this thread, I will say no more on this topic.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-30-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By Hypnos
Some things off the top of my head, in order of...

Some things off the top of my head, in order of decreasing importance:

* Bumper-to-bumper inspection
* Replace (not flush!) transmission fluid and filter pan (should be done before 60k)
*...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-29-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By Hypnos
1) Any reputable body shop should be able to...

1) Any reputable body shop should be able to diagnose the issue much more affordably than the dealer

2) Does the emergency alarm work? (Hold down the trunk-open button on your key fob for two...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-21-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 802
Posted By Hypnos
E39toE60, Out of curiosity, where did the...

E39toE60,

Out of curiosity, where did the incident occur? We have deer here in Virginia, and one did leave cud on my rear quarter panel when it thought it could outrun me, but it seems that the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-20-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,039
Posted By Hypnos
A big reason the E60 is fun to drive is that it...

A big reason the E60 is fun to drive is that it has decent power/weight for a luxury 4-door. The way BMW achieves this is by using plastic parts to keep weight down and by having a higher-strung...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-15-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By Hypnos
Finagle a test drive :)

Finagle a test drive :)
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-10-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By Hypnos
Read the PDF in the sticky thread at the top of...

Read the PDF in the sticky thread at the top of this forum, "So You Bought An E60", to get a sense of how the maintenance demands vary between 5-series models. The V8s do indeed have significant...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-05-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1,397
Views: 629,118
Posted By Hypnos
Lucanjo, I have the same issue with my Nexus...

Lucanjo,

I have the same issue with my Nexus 4 on my pre-LCI 530i, though sometimes I do get all contacts to sync. I have not studied the problem systematically recently.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-31-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By Hypnos
Down in the lowlands I do fine with my all-season...

Down in the lowlands I do fine with my all-season tires. I have driven on a few inches of snow and have not found rear-wheel-drive only to be an impediment, either.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-11-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By Hypnos
There are many threads on this forums about hard...

There are many threads on this forums about hard shifting transmissions. There is a software reset you can do yourself using the accelerator pedal (I forget the exact procedure). If you need a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By Hypnos
Or washer fluid? Does it smell like coolant?

Or washer fluid? Does it smell like coolant?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-06-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,462
Posted By Hypnos
My situation: 50k miles, sticking to a...

My situation: 50k miles, sticking to a maintenance schedule, daily driver. What would you recommend?

Not sure what the fluid color and smell are -- what do they indicate?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-05-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,462
Posted By Hypnos
AB, Would you ever suggest a transmission...

AB,

Would you ever suggest a transmission fluid replacement? If so, under what circumstances?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-05-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By Hypnos
My 530i gets terrible mileage when the engine is...

My 530i gets terrible mileage when the engine is cold, and I do a lot of city driving, so my mileage is usually below 20 mpg. However, on long trips, I get around 30 mpg despite my lead foot.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-20-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By Hypnos
I look forward to seeing pictures. Make sure to...

I look forward to seeing pictures. Make sure to read the PDF in the sticky thread "So You Just Bought an E60".
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-11-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By Hypnos
Hmm, the part number for the gearshift assembly...

Hmm, the part number for the gearshift assembly on my 2007 530i is also 25167546812.

Go to realoem.com and plug in the last 7 characters in your VIN -- you may have a different part number for...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-06-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By Hypnos
Go to bmwvin.com , plug in the last 7 digits of...

Go to bmwvin.com , plug in the last 7 digits of your VIN. The resulting spec sheet gives you the engine designation and the expected maximum power output (in kW).

Another way is to look through...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-27-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By Hypnos
I wonder if your oil filter housing repair...

I wonder if your oil filter housing repair dislodged some debris. You could put Techron or Seafoam into your next tank of gas to see if that clears it up.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-20-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By Hypnos
On this same theme, the nicer you know the car...

On this same theme, the nicer you know the car can be with X amount of work, the more tempted you will be to have it done. Then your $10k car becomes a $15k+ car. (From personal experience, my $19k...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-19-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By Hypnos
Look at this sticky thread in this forum: So You...

Look at this sticky thread in this forum: So You Just Bought an E60 (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=731460)

The first post has a PDF kept up to date by banglenot with E60...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-16-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By Hypnos
This might be useful: ...

This might be useful: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=428834

Here's how you unlock the hidden OBC menu on E60: http://www.scoopz.com/m5board/E60_Hidden_OBC_Instructions.pdf
...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-15-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By Hypnos
In my case the CarFax had the dealer service...

In my case the CarFax had the dealer service history.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-14-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By Hypnos
That's a decent price for the NY metropolitan...

That's a decent price for the NY metropolitan area. I bought my 530i w/ 39k miles for $19k from a Dodge dealer, which is inline with the Edmunds retail price.

Get the VIN and look up the options...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-06-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By Hypnos
AFAIK wood trim was an option on the 530i. If a...

AFAIK wood trim was an option on the 530i. If a seller will give you the VIN then you can find out how their car was optioned at www.bmwvin.com . I would then recommend plugging in the mileage and...
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