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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 229
Posted By banglenot
Thanks. That explains a couple of things. ...

Thanks. That explains a couple of things.

Thrust arm bushing price is a bit pricey, but not a ripoff. Just confirm that they use good ones. There are good ones, and very cheap ones. Pick good...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By banglenot
If it's an '08 battery, replace it. Its at end...

If it's an '08 battery, replace it. Its at end of life by now. Advise if it's newer.

Some have tried disconnecting the negative cable overnight. You might lose your radio presets, but the rest...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 229
Posted By banglenot
Generally, thrust arms don't need realignment, as...

Generally, thrust arms don't need realignment, as long as you reseat the shocks back to where they started.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 229
Posted By banglenot
That's a reasonable time for replacing the...

That's a reasonable time for replacing the control arm bushings. Control arms come with bushings in them so the description is odd -- if you replace the control arms (thrust arms), the new bushings...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By banglenot
New Michelin Tire Design

Interesting idea from Michelin, as reported in Wired magazine.

http://www.wired.com/2014/08/michelin-premier-tire/

Be curious to hear from someone who're tried them, when they're available.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-18-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,131
Posted By banglenot
"Crank no start" is sometimes a disconnect...

"Crank no start" is sometimes a disconnect between the CAS and EWS modules. It's weird enough that it confuses even master mechanics. Often results in (unnecessarily) replacing ECU's. INPA (and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-18-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 388
Posted By banglenot
At the risk of confusing the matter, attached is...

At the risk of confusing the matter, attached is the (ridiculously) complex immobilizer system. It is possible that the starter is being inhibited due to some disconnect between the CAS and EWS....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-18-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By banglenot
Manolo, The key needs to be programmed by a...

Manolo, The key needs to be programmed by a dealer, assuming it will work at all. No BMW key can be programmed by such a silly method. You got taken. Sorry.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-18-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By banglenot
Liz, I'm sure I speak for everyone here when...

Liz,

I'm sure I speak for everyone here when I say that I'm very sorry for your loss. I'm sure your son served with honor and did his best by his buddies, Army and Country. Take care of that...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-17-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 485
Posted By banglenot
A fair price. Would like to find a place near Ft...

A fair price. Would like to find a place near Ft Lauderdale that does that good a job.:thumbup:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-17-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By banglenot
$1300 for the part, eh? The RDC control unit...

$1300 for the part, eh?

The RDC control unit is used across the E60 line. Here's it for the 550: http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=NB53&mospid=48806&btnr=36_1046&hg=36&fg=15&hl=1

If...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-17-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By banglenot
The DSC thing was a shot in the dark. I...

The DSC thing was a shot in the dark. I considered a failing ABS system, but that would only be noticeable on brake application.

Returning to the steering: The forces while driving are...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-17-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By banglenot
Sears wouldn't know what to do with a BMW if it...

Sears wouldn't know what to do with a BMW if it fell through their roof. Complete waste of time to ask them.

Take it to a nearby BMW indy, or the dealer.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-17-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By banglenot
Hove you checked your tie rods and ball joints...

Hove you checked your tie rods and ball joints (particularly the tie rods)? Also, check the steering rack for play and steering wheel links. You'll need a pro to check this part of your steering...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-17-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 485
Posted By banglenot
What did the job cost?

What did the job cost?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-17-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By banglenot
Just to be clear: the vibration occurs only when...

Just to be clear: the vibration occurs only when braking, with your foot actually on the pedal? never with coasting?

Does it change in frequency as you slow, with brakes on (get slow with speed...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-16-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 559
Posted By banglenot
Xenons make great jacklights....get a couple...

Xenons make great jacklights....get a couple dozen with one lightup....

:violent:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-16-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By banglenot
Barbara, OEMBimmer parts: ...

Barbara,

OEMBimmer parts:

http://www.oembimmerparts.com/BMW_E60_E61_5_Series_Tail_Light_Assembly_OEM_p/63217165739-740e6x.htm

You can search using the part number (left is of course...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-16-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By banglenot
Liz, The sensor wears away by contact with...

Liz,

The sensor wears away by contact with the rotor, as the pad wears down. Yes, you need to replace it. Once triggered, it's done. Note you have two: one for each of the front and rear...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-15-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By banglenot
I've owned both. Have an E60, now. The E46...

I've owned both. Have an E60, now.

The E46 is one of BMW's "perfect" cars, pre excessive electronic BS. Outstanding in all respects.

The E60 is a very good car. More electronic stuff, but...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-15-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 559
Posted By banglenot
Last time this happened to me, my insurance co...

Last time this happened to me, my insurance co said it had no effect on my rates, as it's considered an "act of God" (legal term, not religious one). Reason is that no amount of careful driving can...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-15-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 507
Posted By banglenot
There are two levels of memory in the ECU's (most...

There are two levels of memory in the ECU's (most of them). Transient events occur and get recorded. But it takes a number of repeated events before a code lights your SES light. Also, events that...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-15-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By banglenot
Found it, thanks.

Found it, thanks.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-15-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By banglenot
Use it to find a replacement car you like, then...

Use it to find a replacement car you like, then dump it.

PITA cars aren't worth the trouble. Life is bigger than that.

You shouldn't have to say "I wonder what's going to go wrong with this...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-14-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By banglenot
Do these guys sell BMW replacement xenons?

Do these guys sell BMW replacement xenons?
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