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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-12-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,615
Posted By arizona-dave
Just a reminded to everyone: There is a LOT of...

Just a reminded to everyone: There is a LOT of technical data in my posts way back, and using that info, either yourself or via a shop, can really help to confirm its the compressor, and eliminate...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-11-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,615
Posted By arizona-dave
I can confirm 100% that the compressor/control...

I can confirm 100% that the compressor/control valve is the problem. The control valve on the compressor receives a signal to engage, its not an On/Off signal, its more like a dimmer switch...the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-11-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,615
Posted By arizona-dave
My sincere apologies. The problem is indeed...

My sincere apologies.

The problem is indeed internal to the AC Compressor/Control Valve. The Control valve can be replaced separately from the compressor, but the $$$ saved vs the risk of the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-10-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 59,389
Posted By arizona-dave
The iDrive issues, and breaking weatherstriping...

The iDrive issues, and breaking weatherstriping was why I went back to Lexus earlier this year. iDrive is just far to "electronic", and unfortunately is going to make newer cars basically throw-away...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-06-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 26,287
Posted By arizona-dave
Ditto. "Can Water really get in between them?" -...

Ditto. "Can Water really get in between them?" - Uhhhhh....this thread exists specifically because it does LOL (sorry, but thats kinda funny)

As for moving it to the sides, and potentially being...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-22-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 30,559
Posted By arizona-dave
Got my letter Sept 10th. Been sitting here on my...

Got my letter Sept 10th. Been sitting here on my desk ever since. Probably will be unless something forces me to get it done "the right way" hehe. Had I not already fixed it, Id probably have taken...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 30,559
Posted By arizona-dave
YEP - Out of Warranty doesnt matter on this issue...

YEP - Out of Warranty doesnt matter on this issue - its a bonafide recall!!! :-) .... or .... :-( since parts are not available for so long....

Even though that brown wire melted clean-thru you...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-14-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,416
Posted By arizona-dave
Im having similar problems...New Brake Pads and...

Im having similar problems...New Brake Pads and Rotors front and Rear, relentless squeaking, mega-dust.

About braking ability...I drive my sedans rather hard...my 98 Lexus with 268K miles on it is...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-15-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,330
Posted By arizona-dave
so...Ive tried resetting the date...and may be...

so...Ive tried resetting the date...and may be missing something...how do you select the date to set a new one? When I click and hold the button at this stage it jumps out the the service icon...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 66,950
Posted By arizona-dave
I got my first one last year for my boat, boats...

I got my first one last year for my boat, boats are really difficult to do proper oil changes on. And didnt look back. Changed to them on all my vehicles now.

The thing that stands out on them it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-14-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 66,950
Posted By arizona-dave
Here are some pics...Also..On that pesky Oil...

Here are some pics...Also..On that pesky Oil filter cover...not a problem...just have Big tools and it comes right off!! LOL

That last pic is of the Fumoto Valve...http://www.fumotousa.com/ - I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-14-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 66,950
Posted By arizona-dave
Thought I would share a little "glitch" I...

Thought I would share a little "glitch" I discovered on the Reset Menu.

I changed the oil yesterday and then went to go reset the oil service meter. It would NOT enter the service menu for the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-07-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,615
Posted By arizona-dave
my system fully equalizes within 5 minutes.

my system fully equalizes within 5 minutes.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-30-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 30,559
Posted By arizona-dave
I clicked on the link, and it gave me FILE NOT...

I clicked on the link, and it gave me FILE NOT FOUND error, so I was able to find the recall and associated pdf files by using this link:

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchVehicles

And...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-30-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,615
Posted By arizona-dave
Sounds like your compressor doing what mine does,...

Sounds like your compressor doing what mine does, or similar...

You can measure the signal going to the compressor using a multi-meter with Duty cycle, Im betting you will find the signal is fine...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-27-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,615
Posted By arizona-dave
Yeah, thats pretty much where im leaning now. ...

Yeah, thats pretty much where im leaning now.

Something...somewhere...in the compressor is allowing the high-side/lo-side bypass to remain open after the car sits long periods. And its isolated to...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-27-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 30,559
Posted By arizona-dave
Yep...thats what weve been discussing past few...

Yep...thats what weve been discussing past few days.

Wondering how many of us who already fixed the problem will take it in for a "professional" repair...hehe

Im on the fence...and being that...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-27-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,615
Posted By arizona-dave
I may not be understanding you correct, but will...

I may not be understanding you correct, but will try at a reply:

In my case I have no issue with the pressure stabilizing between HI/Lo...it stabilizes rather quickly (<10 mins) after shutting...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-26-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 30,559
Posted By arizona-dave
Again, the only one of 6 spade connectors that...

Again, the only one of 6 spade connectors that failed, was the single connector carrying the entire current load of the other wires.

A typical brake light alone consumes about 2.5 to 3 amps...turn...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-26-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 30,559
Posted By arizona-dave
The wire itself can handle the current, the...

The wire itself can handle the current, the problem is that its pulling the current for the other 5 wires...5 into 1, all same size = an imbalance.

None of the other spade pins fail...only the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-25-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 30,559
Posted By arizona-dave
Im relaxed....but now Ive noticed the weather...

Im relaxed....but now Ive noticed the weather stripping on the windshield and rear window is deteriorating badly...BADLY. My 1998 Lexus with 265K miles is just barely beginning to show signs of age...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-25-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 30,559
Posted By arizona-dave
I would add that BMW was incompetent in their...

I would add that BMW was incompetent in their design...to a very large degree, those of us with the skills, tools and know-how to properly fix the issue (which ultimately was an improperly sized...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-25-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 30,559
Posted By arizona-dave
The recall a known issue years after its...

The recall a known issue years after its known...After me, and many other have had to take time and resources to fix it = Valid Complaint.

On the other hand...usually its only BMW's with low...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-25-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 30,559
Posted By arizona-dave
So....survey: How many of us, who have already...

So....survey: How many of us, who have already fixed this problem, Plan to go in to a dealer to have it re-fixed?

Me personally....Im Split on the issue...BMW wasnt fixing this until just now...so...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-24-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,615
Posted By arizona-dave
Temps are beginning to moderate here a little. I...

Temps are beginning to moderate here a little. I may get back into this issue here soon.

As of now, still have the delay issue if car has been sitting for a while. The other day it was stuck in...
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