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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-26-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By toga94m
Yup, we're here. Good place to commiserate about...

Yup, we're here. Good place to commiserate about broken hatch wiring, sunroof leaks, and tired hydraulic lift pumps. On the other hand, we can brag about carrying two cubic yards of bagged mulch, and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-20-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 819
Posted By toga94m
Not trying to cut down the seriousness of the...

Not trying to cut down the seriousness of the issue here, or to defend BMW's suppliers, but using higher wattage aftermarket bulbs could definitely affect the wiring insulation. 35 watts at 12 volts...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-19-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By toga94m
Assuming the WDS diagrams cover US/Europe wiring...

Assuming the WDS diagrams cover US/Europe wiring all the same,
http://www.bmw-planet.com/diagrams/release/en/e60e61/index.htm shows rear defogger is 4mm RT/WS (red/white) and 4mm BR (brown).
...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-17-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 621
Posted By toga94m
Kurt - how's the terrain where you're at? We're...

Kurt - how's the terrain where you're at? We're fairly flat where I live so all-seasons are good enough, but I know Montreal (3 hours north) requires snowtires by law in the winter. And yeah, my...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-17-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 621
Posted By toga94m
Jeez... my 530xiT AWD wagon with Conti DWS has...

Jeez... my 530xiT AWD wagon with Conti DWS has been fine in our NY snow. Worst that happened is when I backed into the driveway before shovelling, and sucked up a bunch of snow and ice with the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By toga94m
Maybe it wasn't here.. but a quick google for...

Maybe it wasn't here.. but a quick google for "vanos cleaning e60" got me some good results -

3 pages of forum followup to a DIY here -...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By toga94m
Once it's started but running rough, will it run...

Once it's started but running rough, will it run happier if you hold it around 3000rpm? I had mine running so badly (only one time) that it wouldn't idle. I had been driving, it was warmed up, but it...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By toga94m
If the VANOS (oil-pressure-driven cam timing)...

If the VANOS (oil-pressure-driven cam timing) system can't get the cams adjusted where it wants, it'll run rough. Cold oil moves slower/thicker than warmed-up oil. But I'd expect to see the Service...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-12-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 862
Posted By toga94m
Doktor - which # fuse was that? I can't find a...

Doktor - which # fuse was that? I can't find a good fuseblock # vs function list, but the WDS shows it's F16? There's a relay (probably in the e-box?) between fuse and motor, but a total of three...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-11-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By toga94m
Get a cheap ELM327 OBDII bluetooth dongle (US$ 10...

Get a cheap ELM327 OBDII bluetooth dongle (US$ 10 or so on Ebay) and a free app for your phone. I use Torque on my droid to show lots of engine info, including intake and coolant temps. It's a little...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-11-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 862
Posted By toga94m
If it were a mechanically sticky starter...

If it were a mechanically sticky starter solenoid, why would releasing the brake pedal affect it? On the other hand, the starter and brake light switch and key/ignition module all connect to the "car...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-11-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By toga94m
Can you force the transmission into a different...

Can you force the transmission into a different gear, so the RPM is different but at the same speed and horsepower requirements? though if the engine sound doesn't burp up with the needle, I'd lean...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-11-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 287
Posted By toga94m
What he said... if your phone thinks you have...

What he said... if your phone thinks you have earbuds plugged in, it might cut the bass because they can't reproduce it anyway. I use a separate MP3 player and have more than enough bass with the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-11-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By toga94m
Is the tach blip when you're using cruise...

Is the tach blip when you're using cruise control, or just your foot? Does it only happen when you're set at 80mph, or would it do the same at 75 or 85? It looks like cruise trying to boost speed...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-07-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,338
Posted By toga94m
From BMW's WDS docs - The window wipers, the...

From BMW's WDS docs -

The window wipers, the windscreen washing pump and the pump for the headlight-cleaning system are controlled by the body base module KBM. The wiper motor is actuated via an...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-04-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By toga94m
Sometimes generic code readers get codes that...

Sometimes generic code readers get codes that don't decode as expected... BMW doesn't always agree with other car makers about what a given code represents. Best bet is a more BMW-specific...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-02-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By toga94m
yeah.. lost track of where I was going with that...

yeah.. lost track of where I was going with that sentence before I sent the message. I meant to indicate "don't panic" if the intake temp doesn't match dashboard temp exactly, because they're...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-02-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By toga94m
Have you got an OBDII hookup (cable/INPA or...

Have you got an OBDII hookup (cable/INPA or bluetooth&app) so you can display temperatures from the car? My intake temp is typically a few degrees off from the dashboard's airtemp indication, even...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By toga94m
Happens even on my '06 530. The second tip only...

Happens even on my '06 530. The second tip only gets used when the exhaust valve opens, so most of the time all the exhaust goes out the other one. I don't know the exact conditions that make a...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-29-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3,590
Views: 41,650
Posted By toga94m
http://www.motorcitybeer.com/products/old-gear-oil

http://www.motorcitybeer.com/products/old-gear-oil
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-22-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,032
Posted By toga94m
Failure mode was yellow warning, red warning,...

Failure mode was yellow warning, red warning, park car, tow, spend money. So I'm assuming complete failure. I was only going 30-40mph, low RPM, flat roads, not like I was redlining around a track....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-22-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,032
Posted By toga94m
Definitely spotwelded. I had my pump replaced...

Definitely spotwelded. I had my pump replaced this summer, and tore into the failed unit. My capacitor legs are still firmly attached. Capacitor rubber seal isn't bulgy like we used to see on failed...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,494
Posted By toga94m
Yup. Been there done that, each winter. Thought...

Yup. Been there done that, each winter. Thought I'd bump the thread up for people who might be seeing it for the first time this year.

Since 2012 I've also learned that you can encourage thermal...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By toga94m
I found a text file where I recorded the URL of...

I found a text file where I recorded the URL of the forum where I got the link in 2012.. but that thread has since flagged the download source as no longer working.
...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,494
Posted By toga94m
Bump for others in need to see the topic... ...

Bump for others in need to see the topic...

My car did it again tonight - after single digit temperatures for the past few days, I got the "below minimum oil level" message while driving around...
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