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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 436
Posted By jim165
Might as well keep it...the major problems are...

Might as well keep it...the major problems are out of the way now...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-14-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By jim165
Thanks for the link! This one will fit in our...

Thanks for the link! This one will fit in our tool kit?



It only uses it when I get on it..I've been running it pretty hard recently and I've used a quart in about 5K miles. Didn't use a drop...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-14-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By jim165
Oil Travel Bag for Trunk

Check this out...I was browsing some of the cool BMW accessories that are offered on Amazon ( was actually looking for a warning triangle to put in the tool kit) and stumbled across a little carry...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-02-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By jim165
1st mistake is you took the car to a dealership....

1st mistake is you took the car to a dealership. Expect them to go hard without the benefit of lube or a reacharound...
Find an indy and get a 2nd opinion...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-01-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,091
Posted By jim165
I'm with you, too. Sure the OEM pads and rotors...

I'm with you, too. Sure the OEM pads and rotors will stop better than the ceramics and StopTech rotors I have now, but I've subconsciously changed my driving habits and don't even think twice about...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-29-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,125
Posted By jim165
No vibrations or unusual tire wear. I have my...

No vibrations or unusual tire wear. I have my rear camber set to its max neutral setting. Steering seems a little more "darty" and not in a good way....could be attributable to the spacers on the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-26-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,125
Posted By jim165
I have 172s with 10mm on the front and 15 on the...

I have 172s with 10mm on the front and 15 on the rear dropped slightly on ST coilovers. I'll try to post a pic in a bit.....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-23-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,001
Posted By jim165
Great post! Yeah OP, it think it's more of a ZF...

Great post! Yeah OP, it think it's more of a ZF issue as opposed to a BMW issue. With 94K miles on my tranny and after having a service and mech seal at 50K, it shifts and responds like complete...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-18-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,130
Posted By jim165
E60 550 Cons: Crappy seals that will leak...

E60 550 Cons:
Crappy seals that will leak eventually
In-town fuel mileage poor
Valve stem seals (if you plan on keeping past 100k)
not tunable
HP-to-engine size not that great anymore
old tech...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 14,171
Posted By jim165
If they are all suddenly showing up at the same...

If they are all suddenly showing up at the same time, its probably battery/alternator related...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-13-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By jim165
Actually the wires in your trunk lid hinge are...

Actually the wires in your trunk lid hinge are probably frayed and on the verge of breaking. You can do a search on trunklid wires for the e60 and plenty of info will come up. Here's a start:...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-11-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,607
Posted By jim165
How 'bout some pics?

How 'bout some pics?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-09-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By jim165
I should've said "valve stem seals", but the...

I should've said "valve stem seals", but the seals surrounding the intake and exhaust valve stems to keep oil out of the combustion chamber wear out on the V8s and contribute to oil usage. Pretty...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-09-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By jim165
Have you done the valve stem leak test? Let it...

Have you done the valve stem leak test? Let it idle for 5 min and stab the throttle?see if there's smoke
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-08-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By jim165
Alternator bracket gasket fails in the 550 just...

Alternator bracket gasket fails in the 550 just as it does in the 545. My indy stated that it would've been about $600 to do the job had I not had my engine apart to replace it.

Not sure what the...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 09-07-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By jim165
...if only you were interested in a manual...this...

...if only you were interested in a manual...this was posted a couple days ago. Slightly over your mileage requirement:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-30-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By jim165
Nice find! Very clean and decently optioned. Man,...

Nice find! Very clean and decently optioned. Man, I should've held out 'cause this auto tranny sucks a long one...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-25-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By jim165
You can get them from Bimmian here: Bimmian...

You can get them from Bimmian here: Bimmian Courtesy Lights (http://www.bimmian.com/Courtesy-Light-LED-Replacements-for-BMW-E60-or-E61-5-Series).
I found them cheaper elsewhere but after shipping it...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-25-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By jim165
I've been full LED for about 3 years and it...

I've been full LED for about 3 years and it really modernizes the interior. Two of my door LEDs recently kicked the bucket and I went ahead and dropped the coin for the full LED housing modules for...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-18-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,110
Posted By jim165
I somehow managed to purchase a 550 decently...

I somehow managed to purchase a 550 decently optioned but minus the active steering. Didn't realize this until I came across a post similar to this a while ago and checked the side of the power...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-14-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By jim165
You bought the car right at a mileage point where...

You bought the car right at a mileage point where most of the suspension components wear out and where transmission issues occur. Most of us have gone through the exact same thing at around the same...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,225
Posted By jim165
TX550, I just crossed 90K miles and no smoke or...

TX550, I just crossed 90K miles and no smoke or oil useage whatsoever. However, I'm keeping an eye on this thread as I know I'll have to do it eventually. Like aber57, I've kept the oil changed at...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By jim165
I'm more impressed with the outside. That paint...

I'm more impressed with the outside. That paint is fantastic, color and all. The seats, on the other hand look like they came from Haverty 's furniture
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By jim165
Bimmian has a set of RPI copies for $109. You get...

Bimmian has a set of RPI copies for $109. You get two for $109 vs the one each for $99 with RPI. It's a blatant RPI ripoff and I'm surprised its still selling...
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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By jim165
yep. Sport seats with adjustable thigh bolster is...

yep. Sport seats with adjustable thigh bolster is the first giveaway. Style 124 wheels, shadowline trim, lowered stance are others...
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