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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-19-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By banglenot
"e60 2009 4 cylinder" Unless Ghana is...

"e60 2009 4 cylinder"

Unless Ghana is different, the only 2009 I4 gas is the N43 and a diesel (N47). Can you accurately identify your engine? Neither of these is in the US that I know of. ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-12-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By banglenot
When I moved from suburban Philly to Ft...

When I moved from suburban Philly to Ft Lauderdale, my insurance rates doubled. Same driver, same history, same age, same credit rating....just a different zip code.

So it's not the driver; its...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-10-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 862
Posted By banglenot
You've probably seen the recent class action suit...

You've probably seen the recent class action suit win on water in the trunk. tim330 posted it several places.

But the TPMS' wear out after eight years or so -- batteries in the transmitters go. ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-10-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By banglenot
head over to the programming/coding forum on this...

head over to the programming/coding forum on this site.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-10-2017, 05:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 956
Posted By banglenot
+1. I used M1 LL01. Then I used Edge LL01 when...

+1. I used M1 LL01. Then I used Edge LL01 when M1 no longer had the designation. I use the version designated LL01 because it's LL01 and cheaply available. If it wasn't, I'd use M1 without LL01...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-10-2017, 05:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By banglenot
You need a fully-compatible BMW code reader. ...

You need a fully-compatible BMW code reader. Cheapest/best for the money is Carly for BMW. Less than $100 all in.

Also, we have no idea the specifics of the BMW you have. Read the PDF "so you...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By banglenot
There's a reasonable debate on this. Sometimes...

There's a reasonable debate on this. Sometimes it appears that new fluid detergents perhaps loosen very high mileage deposits that are on fluid passages and interior valves, with the effect of...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By banglenot
I see VDO for the X, and Pierburg for the RWD. ...

I see VDO for the X, and Pierburg for the RWD. Be surprised if either of those are different that any BMW branded pump.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,414
Posted By banglenot
Hey, Tim -- can you use your influence with the...

Hey, Tim -- can you use your influence with the BMW Gods to get the headlight wire rot fixed? :angel::angel::angel:

I already relocated my trunk electronics and I want my own freebie......
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By banglenot
+1. That's it. OP, Unless your batt is...

+1. That's it. OP, Unless your batt is demonstrably new, get rid of it. There should be a date code on it somewhere. If it's original on an '08, it's wayyyyy aged out. They only last 4-5 years...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-08-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By banglenot
From the description, there's not evidence the...

From the description, there's not evidence the KGM is needed, nor is it immediately apparent that a KGM replacement requires "reprogramming the entire car".

1. Tell the dealer that you want the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-08-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By banglenot
Read this.

Read this.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-08-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,414
Posted By banglenot
Now if we can get someone to chase the wire rot...

Now if we can get someone to chase the wire rot in the headlight pods....that a $1200 replacement at current prices.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-08-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By banglenot
An indy is an "independent" BMW mechanic. ...

An indy is an "independent" BMW mechanic.

See "so you just bought an E60", a pdf in the top sticky.

Will answer a lot of q's.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-08-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By banglenot
The dealers can't fix; only replace. Look...

The dealers can't fix; only replace.

Look for a local indy for a second opinion. Very possibly a bad solenoid; but have it checked out.

Note that tranny repairs are a specialty. Ask the indy...
Forum: Off-Topic 01-31-2017, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By banglenot
Key item is get one that has experience in your...

Key item is get one that has experience in your venue and your issue.

Whether criminal defense, litigation, estate planning, insurance company matters, health care matters, family law, real estate...
Forum: General BMW Questions 01-31-2017, 06:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By banglenot
If you want to keep it to, say, 120k or so, look...

If you want to keep it to, say, 120k or so, look into the Route 66 aftermarket. Pretty good rep around here. Relevant primarily to a $2K+ engine or tranny fail, though.
Forum: General BMW Questions 01-31-2017, 05:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 973
Posted By banglenot
Only if you can do your own work. You can't...

Only if you can do your own work. You can't afford to have someone else fix it. Seriously, you can't. Though a naturally aspirated E46 with the M54 is about as solid as BMW ever made.

That...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-31-2017, 05:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By banglenot
Read the top sticky -- lot of info on the...

Read the top sticky -- lot of info on the transmission in the pdf "so you just bought an E60"
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-31-2017, 05:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By banglenot
Wow. Any idea what could to that to the RH...

Wow. Any idea what could to that to the RH cylinder?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-28-2017, 05:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 691
Posted By banglenot
Yep. That'll do it. :thumbup:

Yep. That'll do it. :thumbup:
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-25-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By banglenot
Castrol 10/40 spec LL01 is the right oil. 1....

Castrol 10/40 spec LL01 is the right oil.

1. How much oil did you put in? 7 liters is the amount for the M54.

2. Did you change the filter? Are you sure you used the right one?

3. The...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By banglenot
Well, that's a new one. :confused:

Well, that's a new one. :confused:
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,456
Posted By banglenot
Search "valve guide seals".

Search "valve guide seals".
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2017, 05:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,566
Posted By banglenot
That seems to be part of the BMW sales strategy. ...

That seems to be part of the BMW sales strategy. Make as much $$ on maintenance as possible in the short term, and one outcome is to drive the less car-savvy to their next lease in the longer one.
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