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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Today, 05:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,265
Posted By banglenot
Nice to know. How many miles on the fluid? Did...

Nice to know. How many miles on the fluid? Did he keep the old filter?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By banglenot
It's in the tank under the back seat. I'd rate...

It's in the tank under the back seat. I'd rate it a job for an experienced home mechanic; not the thing for a rookie to start with. If you're comfortable with a wrench, have at it.

There are...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,429
Posted By banglenot
The thread is five years old, FWIW. Call the...

The thread is five years old, FWIW.

Call the supplier you want to use and ask them which pads will work on your car. They'll likely be right. If they're wrong (unlikely), you can get them to pay...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 10:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 606
Posted By banglenot
My God! I have never in my life seen such a...

My God!

I have never in my life seen such a blatant series of ripoffs.

Eff these assholes.

:mad::mad:

Add your voice to this:
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-19-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 424
Posted By banglenot
1. Assuming it is a M54 -- about as solid an...

1. Assuming it is a M54 -- about as solid an engine as BMW makes. Might have an early N52.

2. Make sure all the fluids have been changed, including brakes, really important if not done, since...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-17-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 770
Posted By banglenot
Let's all be kind, and assume black_prince is...

Let's all be kind, and assume black_prince is making a valid observation of what he saw. The right way to solve this is to find out the facts.

Since someone's going there, take a pic. It's...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-17-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 770
Posted By banglenot
As DJ says, ZF does a lot of manufacturing in...

As DJ says, ZF does a lot of manufacturing in China. I suppose that you could search for ZF parts sourced in Germany, and that's certainly a fine choice.

That reduces the sources, of course, so...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-17-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 58,816
Posted By banglenot
Great info, thanks. $980 is a damn nice price...

Great info, thanks. $980 is a damn nice price compared to the alternatives.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-17-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 650
Posted By banglenot
Great to know a solid ZF shop in Atlanta. Do...

Great to know a solid ZF shop in Atlanta. Do they do units mailed to them?

A good mechatronics shop will really matter as these cars age.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-17-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By banglenot
As long as they're minimally LL-01, you're fine. ...

As long as they're minimally LL-01, you're fine. Mobil 1 Euro 0-40 LL-01 is fine. Mann is fine. Most here change at 7-8Kmi.

Welcome aboard.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-17-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 770
Posted By banglenot
+1. We rely on the rep of our sources to make...

+1. We rely on the rep of our sources to make sure we get the good vs. the cheap, crappy ones.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-17-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 650
Posted By banglenot
Thanks for the great post -- it's a good intro...

Thanks for the great post -- it's a good intro for people who want to bring up an older BMW to snuff.

Did you fix the mechatronics or replace it? Did the tranny house offer a fix, or say that the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-17-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 770
Posted By banglenot
Did you take any pics? If the parts are not...

Did you take any pics? If the parts are not ZF-sourced (or not ZF authorized as to their build location), it's an important issue here. In other words, ZF might authorize their build. If not, then...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-16-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By banglenot
+1 in your case, it's Kms not hours. Hours is...

+1 in your case, it's Kms not hours. Hours is for lots of short trips or heavy duty flogging. Assuming steady non-flogging highway driving, and a non-sandy/gritty driving environment (don't know...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-16-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By banglenot
There are some mileage-sensitive extended...

There are some mileage-sensitive extended warranties on some 08 turbo-related (expensive) assemblies. Check into whether they were done.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-16-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By banglenot
Mileage and year? Look at the "so you just...

Mileage and year?

Look at the "so you just bought an e60" thread for some advice.

Transmission is the biggest area to carefully inspect. Make sure it's good.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-16-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By banglenot
Mileage and year? Look at the "so you just...

Mileage and year?

Look at the "so you just bought an e60" thread for some advice.

Also, maintenance records are very important. If it came from an auction they may not exist.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-16-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By banglenot
Whatever you use (I use 25 watt leds on my...

Whatever you use (I use 25 watt leds on my pre-LCI and they're better than the stock bulbs....faint praise) if you install be very careful inside the pods. The wiring can be incredibly fragile and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-16-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By banglenot
All that shielding keeps it cleaner. Nice to...

All that shielding keeps it cleaner. Nice to work on an underside that doesn't drop crap in your face all the time. And I've always been impressed with the quality of the exhaust system -- easily a...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-15-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,916
Posted By banglenot
Great stuff -- in the library it goes!

Great stuff -- in the library it goes!
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-13-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By banglenot
And to be absolutely clear: worn piston...

And to be absolutely clear: worn piston seals/skirts are not of themselves justification for replacing calipers. Some mechanics will say they can only be replaced by replacing the calipers.

The...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 558
Posted By banglenot
Agree with C, though a minor correction. The M54...

Agree with C, though a minor correction. The M54 engine has a $60 belt-driven water pump -- I think for 2004-5(?) models. For 2006(?)-10 (525, 530, 528) variants of the N52 engine have the $450...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-19-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 58,816
Posted By banglenot
My car's been great, as BMW's go. But then, I do...

My car's been great, as BMW's go. But then, I do 90% of my own work and maintain it per the schedule in the doc you reference. Hasn't seen a shop in three years, since the tranny was swapped under...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-18-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By banglenot
pm BMWOEM1. He knows whereof he speaks on these...

pm BMWOEM1. He knows whereof he speaks on these matters.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-18-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By banglenot
Yep. Popping out the pod makes it all pretty...

Yep. Popping out the pod makes it all pretty easy. Takes a few minutes to get in and out.

What condition was the pod wiring insulation in? Cracked/flaking, or flexible?
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