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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-18-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 933
Posted By crewzer
Lightbulb Find a local Hunter GSP9700 Road Force Touch...

Find a local Hunter GSP9700 Road Force Touch (http://www.gsp9700.com/search/findgsp9700.cfm).

HTH,
Jim / crewzer
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,187
Posted By crewzer
Smile Thanks for the info! Ours still whines,...

Thanks for the info!

Ours still whines, although it's not as bad a it was when I originally posted. However, it's also colder now, so who knows. I still might try changing the front diff fluid one...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,057
Posted By crewzer
Lightbulb You can configure this functionality via the...

You can configure this functionality via the "Vehicle Settings" menu in the iDrive. Instructions are in your owner's manual...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,977
Posted By crewzer
Lightbulb The owner's manual...

The owner's manual (http://cache.bmwusa.com/PDF_517223f2-d569-4ce6-b67f-d37fbdc9f2ae.arox?v=4d288973-e05d-4baf-ae20-faa12d12a1d2) (page 80?) contains step-by-step instructions for resetting the FTM...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-11-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By crewzer
Lightbulb I'm in northern Virginia. I've used BMW of...

I'm in northern Virginia. I've used BMW of Fairfax once, and I was happy with the experience. I've not tried BMW of Sterling.

From the shameless plug department, our older son is the shop foreman...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-11-2012, 04:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,107
Posted By crewzer
Thumbs up Good news! Thanks for the update, and please keep...

Good news! Thanks for the update, and please keep us posted on the AUX cable project.

Regards,
Jim / crewzer
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-11-2012, 04:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,067
Posted By crewzer
Thumbs up Welcome from another E61 owner! After...

Welcome from another E61 owner!

After hearing about the sunroof leak issue, I used a turkey baster to squirt water towards all four drains. The front drains are easy to access, but the rear ones...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-10-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,012
Posted By crewzer
Lightbulb I don't remember what the DTE display read, but...

I don't remember what the DTE display read, but the deepest I've gone so far is 16.452 gallons (U.S.) to fill my ~18.5 gallon tank.

HTH,
Jim / crewzer
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-10-2012, 04:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,548
Posted By crewzer
Exclamation The V8 doesn't have a bleed screw or the electric...

The V8 doesn't have a bleed screw or the electric water pump, so there's yet another bleeding procedure. Paraphrased from the Bentley manual (page 170-9):

Before filling radiator:
Switch ignition...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-09-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,107
Posted By crewzer
Exclamation OK. The electric water pump's operation is...

OK.

The electric water pump's operation is audible, but not particularly loud or mechanical. The sound of coolant "circulating" was probably it, as nothing else should have been running.

I've...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-09-2012, 04:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By crewzer
Thumbs up Nice catch! :thumbup: Regards, Jim /...

Nice catch! :thumbup:

Regards,
Jim / crewzer
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,107
Posted By crewzer
Exclamation :yikes: That's not a coolant temperature gauge. ...

:yikes: That's not a coolant temperature gauge.

The outer ring of the tach automatically adjusts its RPM warning field based on engine temperature. The basic idea is to not operate the engine at...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,107
Posted By crewzer
Question :confused: What temperature gauge? As I...

:confused: What temperature gauge? As I understand it, the E60 wasn't ever equipped with a coolant temperature gauge, and my '06 E61 doesn't have one. There's a speedo and fuel gauge on the left...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,187
Posted By crewzer
Arrow So, we had the TC re-programmed at BMW of Fairfax...

So, we had the TC re-programmed at BMW of Fairfax on 12/27. There's been no additional reduction in the whine noise beyond what was noted following the 12/18 TC- and MT gear oil changes.

Next step...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2012, 04:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,852
Posted By crewzer
Lightbulb My understanding is that there are two ways to...

My understanding is that there are two ways to go:

1) Buy and install an iPod adapter. This comes with the flat digital connector, and it allows you to control the iPod through the car's audio...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-05-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,391
Posted By crewzer
Lightbulb I've not seen anything to support this position....

I've not seen anything to support this position. We have two AWD cars, the E61 and a Subaru Forester. BMW's engine oil recommendation make no distinction between "regular" RWD and x-Drive variants....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-05-2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,391
Posted By crewzer
Lightbulb There isn't a dedicated coolant temperature...

There isn't a dedicated coolant temperature gauge. There is a "hot coolant" indicator. Also, the outer ring of the tachometer contains an engine temperature-variable warming field. Check the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-27-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,526
Posted By crewzer
Lightbulb OK. Your 530 has the M54 engine. My Bentley...

OK. Your 530 has the M54 engine. My Bentley manual says the coolant capacity with the auto trans is 11.2 qts (U.S.). I suspect you won't be able to drain to all out, so the refill will probably be...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-27-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,526
Posted By crewzer
Question Which six cylinder: 525i? 530i?

Which six cylinder: 525i? 530i?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-27-2011, 04:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,526
Posted By crewzer
Question "2004 E60" isn't enough information. Which...

"2004 E60" isn't enough information. Which engine, and which transmission (manual or auto)?

BMW coolant is recommended.

More later,
Jim / crewzer
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-23-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,785
Posted By crewzer
Lightbulb This E60 Maintenance Schedule...

This E60 Maintenance Schedule (http://www.bavauto.com/Assets/inst_pages/e60mc.pdf) from Bavarian Autosport isn't "official", but it might be useful.

HTH,
Jim / crewzer
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-23-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,187
Posted By crewzer
Lightbulb We replaced the transfer case fluid...

We replaced the transfer case fluid (http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E61-530xi-N52_3.0L/Search/Transfer_Case/ES197388/), and the manual transmission fluid (again), last Sunday (12/18). Still have the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-20-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By crewzer
Lightbulb You might want to look at SCC products...

You might want to look at SCC products (http://scc-chain.com/index.html). They have models in their Super Z6 (http://www.scc-chain.com/Traction%20Pages/Trac_SZ6.html) (#SZ137) and ShurGrip Z...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-19-2011, 04:29 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,176
Posted By crewzer
Lightbulb I've not seen any evidence to support this...

I've not seen any evidence to support this assertion. In addition to the BMW documents referenced above, Castrol cites BMW OEM approval for their 0W-30 Edge/Syntec engine oil...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-18-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,176
Posted By crewzer
Lightbulb The info above is from BMW USA's website...

The info above is from BMW USA's website (http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Content/Owner/SyntheticEngineOils.aspx). The embedded pdf file...
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