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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-15-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By Dishoom
I had the same issue. I bought a used TCU off of...

I had the same issue. I bought a used TCU off of eBay (about $180) and had a BMW tech install and program it for $120.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By Dishoom
I'm not sure if it's the same part (I think...

I'm not sure if it's the same part (I think pre-LCI had ULF, and LCI has TCU), but I also had the SOS malfunction light. In my case, the BT stopped working, though I could still use NAV and radio...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-10-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By Dishoom
I've been wanting to add a rear camera and these...

I've been wanting to add a rear camera and these seem like interesting alternatives to ModMyNav.

Just want to clarify...the links that you provide to Car-Solutions and AliExpress are for two...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By Dishoom
Sorry to say, but you've bought the wrong car if...

Sorry to say, but you've bought the wrong car if you're looking into doing a lot of performance mods to increase HP/torque. There's not much in terms of dyno-proven mods for the 550i. This car is...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By Dishoom
My recommendation -- Wurth silver wheel paint. ...

My recommendation -- Wurth silver wheel paint. I've used it, and it matches pretty good.

http://www.autogeek.net/wurth-silver-paint.html
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-13-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,613
Posted By Dishoom
Misinformation. Magnaflow doesn't make a quad...

Misinformation. Magnaflow doesn't make a quad exhaust specifically for the 550i. However, they do make a dyno proven full cat-back exhaust for it. The Magnaflow-based quad setups seen on the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,230
Posted By Dishoom
I purchased my 2008 550i sport in August 2010,...

I purchased my 2008 550i sport in August 2010, with about 28k miles on the odometer. Today I have just under 63,500 miles. I had most of my issues resolved while I still had the factory warranty,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,489
Posted By Dishoom
I had the same problem. The SOS Call System...

I had the same problem. The SOS Call System Malfunction would pop up intermittently and after some time, it just stayed on. As a result, bluetooth stopped working...BT wasn't a big deal but seeing...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-19-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By Dishoom
I think I've resolved the issue. I cleaned and...

I think I've resolved the issue. I cleaned and lubricated (WD40 was all I had) the pivot areas and hinges. Doing this seemed to help movement slightly. I then studied the close process closely and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-19-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By Dishoom
Yes, I've tried the initialization process. The...

Yes, I've tried the initialization process. The problem seems to be more mechanical, in that the deflector is not lowering enough to prevent impact with sunroof as it closes. The deflector hinges...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-19-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By Dishoom
Sunroof issue

When closing my sunroof it makes a loud bang as if it's crashing into the wind deflector while sliding forward. It then immediately opens back again . I can get it to close by slightly holding down...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-15-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 712
Posted By Dishoom
I would avoid cheap tires. Don't compromise on...

I would avoid cheap tires. Don't compromise on handling and safety. Go with a reputable brand with a good warranty...especially if you have staggered tires! Michelin and Continental tires seem to...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-15-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,131
Posted By Dishoom
I don't know if my Rhino ramps are different from...

I don't know if my Rhino ramps are different from yours, but the lower edge of my front bumper hits the ramp so I haven't been able to use them for 550 Sport. My ramps are the ones rated for 8000lbs.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-21-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,240
Posted By Dishoom
I've removed the door panel before. I'm not sure...

I've removed the door panel before. I'm not sure how to remove the armrest itself or door pull.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-20-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,240
Posted By Dishoom
I'm not confident about plasti-dip's durability. ...

I'm not confident about plasti-dip's durability. Also the texture and color would not match well. I've heard Duplicolor vinyl & fabric paint is a good match though.

More info for DIY:...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,240
Posted By Dishoom
I came across this old thread and was wondering...

I came across this old thread and was wondering if you were able to remove the interior door pull. Mine is peeling too and I want to paint it. If anyone else knows how to remove it, please chime in.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By Dishoom
Thanks for the suggestion. I'm contemplating...

Thanks for the suggestion. I'm contemplating trying that, though the clip seems to become brittle over time. Amazing that such a cheap seal can turn out to be a very expensive repair. As you...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-21-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By Dishoom
The leak seems to be around the eccentric shaft...

The leak seems to be around the eccentric shaft sensor based on searching I did on the web. Ugh, this is exactly what the indy shop told me needed to be repaired, but the dealership failed to...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-21-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By Dishoom
Performed oil change yesterday and noticed this

Seems to be a leak but I'm not familiar with the parts involved. It's the plug at top back right of N62 engine. See pic attached.

I'm posting from my phone so hopefully pic uploads, otherwise...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-20-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 861
Posted By Dishoom
Jim, I appreciate your input. In fact, it's that...

Jim, I appreciate your input. In fact, it's that post you were referring to that got me second-guessing whether I need this warranty or not. Kinda scary me at first when you mentioned how much...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-19-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 861
Posted By Dishoom
microswitch - I agree with your point of view; it...

microswitch - I agree with your point of view; it is a gamble. at this point, i figure i'll put at most 6-8k miles on my car by next July (when the warranty expires). my car has been running pretty...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-18-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 861
Posted By Dishoom
Well I'm at odds again. Dropped my car at the...

Well I'm at odds again. Dropped my car at the dealership to have them look the car over for the leaks the indy had found...SA called me at the end of day to tell me that the tech found no leaks but...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-05-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 861
Posted By Dishoom
UPDATE... Well the idea of getting a refund...

UPDATE...

Well the idea of getting a refund for the remainder of my warranty is out the window now. I went to an indy for an alignment today and asked if they could inspect the whole vehicle for...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-05-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 946
Posted By Dishoom
UPDATE: I replaced the malfunctioning TCU with...

UPDATE: I replaced the malfunctioning TCU with one I bought off of eBay. After reprogramming all is good now! :thumbup:

One thing I noticed is that these TCU's get really hot to the touch. ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-04-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By Dishoom
I would keep an eye out on the rear tire wear. ...

I would keep an eye out on the rear tire wear. On my 550, i've barely been able to get 12k miles on the rear tires! I had the alignment done before a new set of tires a few years ago but it still...
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