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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 12:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 431
Posted By banglenot
Wow. Thanks! I never knew!

Wow. Thanks! I never knew!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 217
Posted By banglenot
Download BMWhat to your droid. Has BMW codes and...

Download BMWhat to your droid. Has BMW codes and you can reset them. Widely used here. Around $58.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By banglenot
Read "so you just bought an E60" (sticky) about...

Read "so you just bought an E60" (sticky) about the water pump problem. 74K is just about right for a failure. You're likely getting a preliminary warning as it begins to slow or is unable to speed...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 165
Posted By banglenot
True, but it's a helluva good product. And it...

True, but it's a helluva good product. And it helps those of us who want to help others: instead of sometimes incomprehensible descriptions from folks who know little about their cars, a few codes...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By banglenot
Don't know if you already bought a new one, but...

Don't know if you already bought a new one, but maybe a salvage yard will ease the financial pain?

http://www.bimmerssouth.com/newparts.html

Good luck.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 165
Posted By banglenot
Plan B is to get a code reader and see what it...

Plan B is to get a code reader and see what it tells you (must be a BMW reader, like BMWhat).
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By banglenot
Please don't double post. Thanks.

Please don't double post. Thanks.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By banglenot
You need to review codes on this kind of thing. ...

You need to review codes on this kind of thing. Could be related to fuel, spark, vanos or control systems.

Get a BMW compatible code reader. Good choice is BMWhat. Failing that, a mechanic...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-05-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By banglenot
Wow -- 220K with the original fluid? Impressive....

Wow -- 220K with the original fluid? Impressive. Must have been treated nicely over the years.

IMHO, this is a prime candidate for "I changed the tranny fluid and it crapped out". Whether or...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-05-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By banglenot
Probably damp/condensation in the ignition...

Probably damp/condensation in the ignition system. If it doesn't happen again, you're OK. If it does, let us know.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-04-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By banglenot
Sorry, didn't you have the PS fluid problem with...

Sorry, didn't you have the PS fluid problem with a mislabeled PS reservoir? Just curious how it worked out. Or was it another Aussie that posted that?:)
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-04-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By banglenot
Need a part number, then check the 'fest sponsors...

Need a part number, then check the 'fest sponsors list.

You want a used one, check here: http://www.bimmerssouth.com/usedparts.html
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-04-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By banglenot
Skippy sez: Check Roundel. Also, these...

Skippy sez: Check Roundel.

Also, these guys. http://www.bimmerssouth.com/usedparts.html

Saw post-LCI taillights for $150-200 each, grade A or B. Lot cheaper than new.

Figure the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-04-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By banglenot
+1. Everyone strips out a bolt or two as they...

+1. Everyone strips out a bolt or two as they learn DIY. Helicoil will usually save your ass. Funny thing about Helicoil, though is that you never make the same mistake again, so the kit sits...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-03-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By banglenot
Wouldn't this be a great opportunity for a...

Wouldn't this be a great opportunity for a recycling supplier?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-03-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By banglenot
Don't have a fix, but attached is a little theory...

Don't have a fix, but attached is a little theory on the FO structure. It's for a 7, but the design is the same. Sonce the FO net is a ring, is it possible that an upstream unit is signalling...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-03-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By banglenot
As an employee, she should be able to get country...

As an employee, she should be able to get country of origin and original manufacturer for any parts in their inventory. She'll probably find that the source makes parts for a half dozen labels,
...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-03-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By banglenot
One thing to consider is that BMWhat doesn't give...

One thing to consider is that BMWhat doesn't give you the mileage when historical codes happened. INPA does, so you can see if the event occurred two years ago or not.

So, these could be from...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-03-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By banglenot
Alignment is one of the places where I recommend...

Alignment is one of the places where I recommend the dealer. It's not magic, but doing it right needs some understanding how the car is set up (weighting, etc). Places that do all cars really don't...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-02-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By banglenot
Plan B is the pump. How many miles, and did you...

Plan B is the pump. How many miles, and did you confirm you have active steering?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-02-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By banglenot
Check your PS fluid level.

Check your PS fluid level.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-02-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 434
Posted By banglenot
Fair points -- sounds like he did have a...

Fair points -- sounds like he did have a productive discussion. Curious to see what happens.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-02-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By banglenot
I have android, and the op/capabilities is...

I have android, and the op/capabilities is different with iphone. There's a couple of threads, search bmwhat and iphone. Also, check their website. Apparently, the bluetooth adapter is needed. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-02-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By banglenot
People have posted on such things as blown fuse,...

People have posted on such things as blown fuse, jammed cd/dvd in the unit and a number of other items including "it's old and it died". Codes specific to the CCC would help. Buy BMWhat for your...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-02-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 434
Posted By banglenot
Good luck. Please let us know what they find.

Good luck. Please let us know what they find.
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