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Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - current) Yesterday, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 71
Posted By HPIA4v2
I am afraid you are stuck with OE as far as lamp...

I am afraid you are stuck with OE as far as lamp goes.
either used or brand-new, not sure you want to buy used anyway.

We have some issue on E60 5-series, with headlamp wiring insulation...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By HPIA4v2
Super nice car dude, congrats. yep the...

Super nice car dude, congrats.

yep the problem with new BMW is that electric steering motor instead of hydraulic, hard to say it's just vague, not connected to the road and I can't get that...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-21-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 80
Posted By HPIA4v2
Doubt it it'll be visible during summer day. ...

Doubt it it'll be visible during summer day.

Even the H8 version of LED, like the one for LCI E60 models are very dim during the day in summer.

The lumen is not the problem, the enemy is the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-21-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By HPIA4v2
Yep, xfer case most likely has metal-shaving in...

Yep, xfer case most likely has metal-shaving in it. conventional diff fluid I flushed in the past looks new to me. Maybe if you have LSD ala M-cars then diff fluid needs replacing as well.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-17-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 774
Posted By HPIA4v2
No lube needed, we take it dry these days:rofl:

No lube needed, we take it dry these days:rofl:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-16-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By HPIA4v2
Wow, I need to check out that new Cree XB-R5 spec...

Wow, I need to check out that new Cree XB-R5 spec to see if they are way brighter than the older Cree.


BTW, do you have day-time-running light setup on iDrive?
mine has been two years and they...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-16-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By HPIA4v2
You can Google the saran-wrap plastic test but...

You can Google the saran-wrap plastic test but make sure to use thicker plastic if I were you.
run the engine, open the oil cap and put the plastic sheet to cover, there should be slight vacuum.
...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-16-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 470
Posted By HPIA4v2
If you know the shop is reputable, like...

If you know the shop is reputable, like recommendation from friends; I'd say go for it, depending on brands etc parts can be had for under $300.

But I agree, with a pair of rotors, new pads and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By HPIA4v2
Usually on M62 V8 (it was a typo before) and M54...

Usually on M62 V8 (it was a typo before) and M54 I6, when the engine has sludge then the CCV is clogged then you have oil leaks from the pressure blowing hoses.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By HPIA4v2
I did CCV on M64 BMW V8, hard to imagine the part...

I did CCV on M64 BMW V8, hard to imagine the part goes backward. it's plug n play.

Are you sure all the hoses are not cracked?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By HPIA4v2
My wife is an ME, if you have some sort of CAD...

My wife is an ME, if you have some sort of CAD design then you can just feed the drawing to CNC machine, it shouldn't cost more than the material. most of the cost is putting the design in CAD for...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By HPIA4v2
I wonder if you have sludge problems? do you...

I wonder if you have sludge problems?
do you own this since new, how often you changed the oil?

valve-cover-gasket when leaks won't gush
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-07-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By HPIA4v2
I wonder if you can use 3-d printer to make a new...

I wonder if you can use 3-d printer to make a new one.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-03-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By HPIA4v2
about the same. you have to remove the...

about the same.
you have to remove the cabin-filter housing to gain access to cylinder 5 & 6.
use thin wall socket and go easy removing coil-packs, the rubber boots create vacuum with the plug when...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-03-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By HPIA4v2
Most German cars are queen garage, no way around...

Most German cars are queen garage, no way around it.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-03-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By HPIA4v2
It's more likely the trans fluid. the problem...

It's more likely the trans fluid.
the problem is when engine off, even at the filler hole fluid will gush out (the pump is not running so all the fluid is in the pan).
To check you need to have the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-25-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,139
Posted By HPIA4v2
Wow, I need to check mine tonight. That's...

Wow, I need to check mine tonight.
That's scary.
I think this is Hella or whichever vendor that gets the OEM from BMW.

my other concern will be the rest of the car wiring on E60 now, hope BMW...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-04-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By HPIA4v2
One side note, N54 gives you that love-hate...

One side note, N54 gives you that love-hate relationship. I wish it's more reliable, but everytime there is a problem I always like to remind my self.....well N54 is really poor man version of S55...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-04-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By HPIA4v2
Here is teh code you'll see most likely (if you...

Here is teh code you'll see most likely (if you have low pressure fuel sensor problem):
29F3 code it turned out to be a bad fuel temperature/pressure sensor causing low fuel pressure. However, mine...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-04-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By HPIA4v2
Sounds like low-pressure fuel sensor. Very...

Sounds like low-pressure fuel sensor.
Very common on N54 535/335, you will have codes, one that easily misdiagnose as fuel-pump problems.

Here is the clue(if this is truely the sensor problem),...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 914
Posted By HPIA4v2
Yep, it's the either the price of admission or...

Yep, it's the either the price of admission or price of maintenance when it comes to power.

Initially I wished I could afford an M4, but looking at S55 engine, I am not sure it's a true M-engine....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 914
Posted By HPIA4v2
You need to read the code. my car 2008 with 67k...

You need to read the code.
my car 2008 with 67k miles, developed "reduce power" then one day the engine stalled on gentle acceleration a few times.
The code tells me the low fuel pressure is off,...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-29-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By HPIA4v2
it's like baking bigger cake, more water alone...

it's like baking bigger cake, more water alone without the rest of ingredients not going get you a bigger cake.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-24-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By HPIA4v2
If you are done with the buffing out step (no...

If you are done with the buffing out step (no swirl marks) then the final step is what we refer to as "jewelling".
Here I never seen anything other than two, polish compounds.
3M Ultrafina
or...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-29-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,430
Posted By HPIA4v2
Did you use pure methanol?

Did you use pure methanol?
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