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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Today, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By bimmerfan52
I don't agree. Old style generator output...

I don't agree.


Old style generator output was speed dependent. And yes, for an alternator like a generator, the rotating coils ability to magnetically produce current is coupled to rotational...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Today, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By bimmerfan52
Hey HF, I agreed with you early in the...

Hey HF,

I agreed with you early in the thread, up to the point that he measured his system voltage swinging up and down. Nothing the 30g relay can do would cause a running alternator to vary its...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Today, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By bimmerfan52
It can if you lock the car and engage the alarm...

It can if you lock the car and engage the alarm before the battery dies.

The BMW DWA (anti-theft system) will trigger the alarm using a back up battery (which is charged when the car is running...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By bimmerfan52
Your voltage regulator is going bad. When mine...

Your voltage regulator is going bad. When mine failed my voltage would go as high as 17V on start up and sag as log as 11V after warm up but was random.

Normally, once the IBS communicates with...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By bimmerfan52
High probability the problem is the voltage...

High probability the problem is the voltage regulator.

Why guess?

Put a multimeter across the jump terminal and ground lug under the hood and measure the operating system voltage with the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By bimmerfan52
You guys are making a mountain out of a mole...

You guys are making a mountain out of a mole hill.
ZF determined the fill temperature range for two main reasons.

First, 40C or thereabouts guarantees the trans fluid is viscous enough to reach...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-22-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By bimmerfan52
Ahhhh, the joy of picking nits! 16V is...

Ahhhh, the joy of picking nits!

16V is possible, albeit rare. You are correct that if the battery soc is very low, the aciid temperature is very low (negative battery terminal temperature as...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By bimmerfan52
Don't forget to stir the gears first before...

Don't forget to stir the gears first before pulling the plug. I forgot during my last drain and fill and was scratching my head as to why more fluid came out than went back in, and then remembered.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By bimmerfan52
Very smart move to tow it. I wouldn't worry...

Very smart move to tow it.

I wouldn't worry about that. Tell the dealer you have free towing (they won't know whether you do or not).

I would also strongly suggest you change the trans fluid...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By bimmerfan52
I think it was 5/16" copper tube. But take one...

I think it was 5/16" copper tube. But take one of the flexible rubber ends with you to the hardware store and test the fit.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By bimmerfan52
Mass system errors on the dash are usually...

Mass system errors on the dash are usually indicative of an inaccurate system voltage. If the car started fine I would first check your alternator (with engine running voltage measured under hood...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By bimmerfan52
If it is only a long crank on a cold engine start...

If it is only a long crank on a cold engine start you could tell them to try reprogramming the car, but my guess is that they will be putting in another HPFP. Tell them to check the tank pump too.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By bimmerfan52
+1 At the very least you will need a 3/8 and...

+1
At the very least you will need a 3/8 and 1/2.

I also have a 1/4 (for light work in tight spots and to reduce the need to constantly change socket sizes), and a few times have wished I had a...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By bimmerfan52
Do ypu experience a significant difference...

Do ypu experience a significant difference between cold start cranking and hot start cranking?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By bimmerfan52
Did ZF do the fluid replacement? If so they...

Did ZF do the fluid replacement? If so they probably used LifeGuard 6.

Do you know if they reset the adaptation? Some users experience no problems after a fluid drain and fill (my drain and fill...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-12-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By bimmerfan52
Either pulley should do the job well.

Either pulley should do the job well.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-12-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By bimmerfan52
Failure of IBS is much more common in 2004-2007...

Failure of IBS is much more common in 2004-2007 models due to lack of proper waterproofing of part. By 2010 failures of IBS are pretty rare, and it is easy to test for so I wouldn't let them replace...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-12-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By bimmerfan52
Good move. The Graf unit is solid. If the...

Good move. The Graf unit is solid.

If the tensioner is not making noise you can leave it for a little while. It is also doable without pulling the whole thing apart. Just keep an eye on it and do...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-12-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By bimmerfan52
Does Stewart make a water pump for the N62 engine?

Does Stewart make a water pump for the N62 engine?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-11-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By bimmerfan52
If you use a Beck & Arnley pump you will change...

If you use a Beck & Arnley pump you will change it twice. I too thought I could save money using this brand.

Back in August of 2012 my alternator failed. With about 82K on the car it was time to...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-10-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By bimmerfan52
WOW And Old Spice is the official deodorant...

WOW

And Old Spice is the official deodorant of the NFL!
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-07-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By bimmerfan52
It could be the new battery. New batteries can...

It could be the new battery. New batteries can have bad cells. It might be the LED backup lights if the electrical system is reacting badly to them.

At this point disconnecting the battery a few...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-07-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By bimmerfan52
I assume you have eliminated any aftermarket...

I assume you have eliminated any aftermarket items. You can continue to pull fuses and work through the electrical system until you have isolated the cause. Depending upon your level of DIY expertise...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-07-2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By bimmerfan52
http://www.amazon.com/Leather-Anti-tracking-Anti-s...

http://www.amazon.com/Leather-Anti-tracking-Anti-spying-Blocker-Function/dp/B00ITRBV54/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1420618473&sr=8-10&keywords=faraday+bag
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-05-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,056
Posted By bimmerfan52
All of us who have pushed fast cars hard have...

All of us who have pushed fast cars hard have lost it one or more times.

But he should have laid low instead of telling the world what an expert driver he is. Thank God no one was injured on that...
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