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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-20-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 157
Posted By DJtoad
Can't download map addresses to BMW Assist / Myinfo? Try this...

For those of you with Navigation, one of the features of the BMW Assist Safety package (free for the first 4 years, $199/year after that) is the ability to download addresses directly to the car from...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-13-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 613
Posted By DJtoad
Here's what my valves looked like only 20K miles...

Here's what my valves looked like only 20K miles after my last walnut blasting, despite having an OCC. They weren't horrible, but it was definitely worth doing and the stumbling during light...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-12-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By DJtoad
The link you included is for the green shade tint...

The link you included is for the green shade tint at the top. If you look I think you'll find that your windshield doesn't have it. I have an OEM rider on my insurance policy (new OEM parts only)...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 613
Posted By DJtoad
Not really. I'm a little anal when it comes to...

Not really. I'm a little anal when it comes to maintenance and while every 20K is probably excessive, I could definitely see buildup when I had the manifold partially off to replace the OFH gasket...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By DJtoad
Remove the oil filler cap and see if your oil or...

Remove the oil filler cap and see if your oil or the area around the cap looks like a chocolate milkshake. You may blown a head gasket when the car overheated and if so, that's a very expensive fix.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 613
Posted By DJtoad
I'm getting my third walnut blasting done...

I'm getting my third walnut blasting done tomorrow and I'm at 82K miles. The first was done under warranty by the dealer at 40K miles and the amount of build up was horrible. I've been doing it at...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-03-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 671
Posted By DJtoad
Looks like you hit a concrete barrier head-on! ...

Looks like you hit a concrete barrier head-on! Did you lose control in the rain or something?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-24-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,645
Posted By DJtoad
You can't program a comfort access fob yourself. ...

You can't program a comfort access fob yourself. It's VIN-specific and needs to be programmed by a dealership. Also, the car will only recognize a maximum of two fobs for the comfort access...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-13-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,348
Posted By DJtoad
LCI and they still look great.

LCI and they still look great.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-13-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,348
Posted By DJtoad
I posted a DIY a couple of months back on how to...

I posted a DIY a couple of months back on how to clean the inside of E60 headlights. It's very easy.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-09-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By DJtoad
This. Believe that's your only chance -- I don't...

This. Believe that's your only chance -- I don't think it's possible to get to the latch itself and release it. You may be able to pull the cable further using vicegrips from inside the car. If...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-09-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By DJtoad
Bumpers are touched up and repainted all of the...

Bumpers are touched up and repainted all of the time, even on brand new cars. Not sure if you're aware, but all BMWs spend up to two weeks in the "Vehicle Distribution Center" once they arrive at...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-01-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By DJtoad
You're going to have to pull the BMW-specific...

You're going to have to pull the BMW-specific codes to pinpoint the problem. Fortunately, it's probably something trivial, but it's next to impossible for folks to do an "internet diagnosis" on a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-26-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By DJtoad
No, they will not fit. You should have checked...

No, they will not fit. You should have checked before purchasing them, not after.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-25-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By DJtoad
It's not too hard but not a lot of fun. There's...

It's not too hard but not a lot of fun. There's not much room to work and it's hard to get to the charge pipe torx screws. It's even hard to get the T60 torx bit onto the tensioner straight to...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-25-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By DJtoad
Replaced the serpentine belt on my 535i this morning

I just passed 80K miles so I decided to proactively replace my serpentine belt. I also picked up a tensioner and a set of idler pulleys just in case I needed them. I couldn't believe the condition...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-22-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By DJtoad
For those who are interested, here's a link to...

For those who are interested, here's a link to the fluid change procedure on the ZF website:
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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-21-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By DJtoad
Well, it would help if you told us what model ...

Well, it would help if you told us what model I'm going to assume it's a 550i based on the muffler you installed in which case the first thing to check is the crankcase vent valve. Blue smoke = oil...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-16-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,854
Posted By DJtoad
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h232/LaSarthe/th...

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h232/LaSarthe/thread-resurrection.jpg

Seriously, though, OP hasn't posted on this forum since 2012. Several places sell BOV's for the 535i including ECS Tuning.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-16-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By DJtoad
Your don't need to disconnect the negative cable...

Your don't need to disconnect the negative cable on the battery for any of those, but if you're going to be working around wiring and electronics (and you will be when replacing coils/plugs) it's...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-01-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,714
Posted By DJtoad
I'm surprised that it worked given the fact that...

I'm surprised that it worked given the fact that Dakota leather is urethane-coated. I guess leaving the saddle soap on there for a long period of time enabled enough moisture to make it through the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By DJtoad
That's the classic sign that your electric water...

That's the classic sign that your electric water pump is failing -- it's not uncommon for it to fail between 60-90K miles. Unfortunately, I have a feeling you'll get the dreaded yellow and then red...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-27-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By DJtoad
The info is in your owner's manual. If you don't...

The info is in your owner's manual. If you don't have one, you can download a copy off the BMW USA site. If you're looking for aftermarket suggestions, there's a bazillion threads on the topic --...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-18-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 832
Posted By DJtoad
I was able to access everything by simply...

I was able to access everything by simply dropping down the swaybar and unbolting and moving the hydraulic lines out the way. However, it's possible the XI may be different. As for accessing the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-12-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By DJtoad
Doubtful. The motor and electronics are all one...

Doubtful. The motor and electronics are all one unit and that's where the cost is. It would be nice though if you could simply unplug the electrical connector, remove the two mounting bolts, two...
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