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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 569
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: 505
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: 397
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: 237
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: 271
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: 271
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: 217
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: 241
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: 353
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: 241
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: 839
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: 839
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: 293
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: 884
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: 884
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: 293
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: 769
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: 257
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)...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 769
Posted By DJtoad
Not really. I'm a little anal when it comes to...

Not really. I'm a little anal when it comes to maintenance and while every 20K is probably excessive, I could definitely see buildup when I had the manifold partially off to replace the OFH gasket...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By DJtoad
Remove the oil filler cap and see if your oil or...

Remove the oil filler cap and see if your oil or the area around the cap looks like a chocolate milkshake. You may blown a head gasket when the car overheated and if so, that's a very expensive fix.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 769
Posted By DJtoad
I'm getting my third walnut blasting done...

I'm getting my third walnut blasting done tomorrow and I'm at 82K miles. The first was done under warranty by the dealer at 40K miles and the amount of build up was horrible. I've been doing it at...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-03-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By DJtoad
Looks like you hit a concrete barrier head-on! ...

Looks like you hit a concrete barrier head-on! Did you lose control in the rain or something?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-24-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,705
Posted By DJtoad
You can't program a comfort access fob yourself. ...

You can't program a comfort access fob yourself. It's VIN-specific and needs to be programmed by a dealership. Also, the car will only recognize a maximum of two fobs for the comfort access...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-13-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,425
Posted By DJtoad
LCI and they still look great.

LCI and they still look great.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-13-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,425
Posted By DJtoad
I posted a DIY a couple of months back on how to...

I posted a DIY a couple of months back on how to clean the inside of E60 headlights. It's very easy.
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