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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-15-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 395
Posted By HPIA4v2
Have ever dyno a brand new engine versus 60k mile...

Have ever dyno a brand new engine versus 60k mile one?
My trans downshift/upshift faster when new, than when they are now even after reset.

Well, I guess old cars should hold their value like a...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-15-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 395
Posted By HPIA4v2
as far as comparing E60 535i to M5, IMHO the only...

as far as comparing E60 535i to M5, IMHO the only winning point on M5 would be LSD in the rear, it makes the car tuck in on-power pass the apex. 535i with a simple software upgrade go to 375hp...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-13-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By HPIA4v2
I assume you have HID option on your car, so...

I assume you have HID option on your car, so check which bulb you have, D1S or D2S?

Go get Osram, so many Philips bulbs out there that are fake. Also if looks matter to you get 2 bulbs, if not one...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-10-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By HPIA4v2
If this is MY2010 it could've ben built in 2009,...

If this is MY2010 it could've ben built in 2009, so 6-yr old batt; maybe the batt is completely shot, good idea to check voltage under load.

But if you've seen trans CEL before this problem, I 've...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-10-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 34,589
Posted By HPIA4v2
I've been using my own concoction, table spoon...

I've been using my own concoction, table spoon car wash detergent and a quart of alcohol with a gallon of water. cheap and works.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-10-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By HPIA4v2
Isn't is true in all parts of the world, the laws...

Isn't is true in all parts of the world, the laws most of the time apply to middle-class and up ONLY.:bigpimp:
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-10-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By HPIA4v2
Sorry, I am not clear on what type of help do you...

Sorry, I am not clear on what type of help do you need?

Translating the document from German language to English? or fudge the ML350 document for your BMW. Also none of us familiar with Vietnam...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-09-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By HPIA4v2
Hard to say if it's OK or not, do you have CEL on...

Hard to say if it's OK or not, do you have CEL on dashboard instrument or this code shows up only when you read using the tools?
At least I'd check the rolling diameter on all tires, make sure less...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-09-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By HPIA4v2
Well, put batt charger on for a day then try...

Well, put batt charger on for a day then try again.
Low batt can induce all kinda of false faults.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-09-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By HPIA4v2
No, so maybe you just have loose assembly there.

No, so maybe you just have loose assembly there.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-09-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By HPIA4v2
never hurt to check. I believe both wipers...

never hurt to check.

I believe both wipers are driven by a single motor, may want to check if anything loose in there. You have to take off that plastic cover like you want to replace cabin...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-09-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,694
Posted By HPIA4v2
I thought DRL is the low beam Xenon not angel eye...

I thought DRL is the low beam Xenon not angel eye rings on E60?

in any rate, I turn my DRL off on iDrive cause it'll burn the D1S/D2S bulb sooner, not sure how hard to replace that one on E60 it's...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-09-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By HPIA4v2
I assume you use BMW xfer case oil and trans...

I assume you use BMW xfer case oil and trans fluid here, not exotic 3rd party kind like Royal-purple, Amsoil etc .

My guess is since you have high mileage the old xfer case oil has lost it...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-09-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By HPIA4v2
you jumped the wires on both front and rear...

you jumped the wires on both front and rear sensors?
then drive a bit, turning the steering lock-to-lock left and right?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-08-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By HPIA4v2
So $3800 just for labor you said(cause you said...

So $3800 just for labor you said(cause you said you provide the parts)?

Job#5 should be almost 0 hour after job#4, since thermostat sits next to WP, especially after all coolant hoses are off
...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-08-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By HPIA4v2
Hard to say, I'd record some engine parameter...

Hard to say, I'd record some engine parameter using BT tools and send it to Burger motor when you have JB4 in.
I wonder if your wastegate is shot or BPV diverter is shot(leaking) that's why you...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-08-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By HPIA4v2
As far as keeping the car or not, it's up to you....

As far as keeping the car or not, it's up to you.

I am keeping my E60 535i, as long as viable for 3 main reasons (all are IMHO):
1) the N54 engine is the baseline of S55 M3/M4 current engine, its...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-08-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By HPIA4v2
I wouldn't worry too much about it as long the...

I wouldn't worry too much about it as long the level is optimum, there should be air inside the trans pan; cause if there is no air in the pan that means you overfill (not to mention it's impossible...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-08-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By HPIA4v2
Take it to another shop, it's important to have...

Take it to another shop, it's important to have trust-relation ship with your mechanic.

when I say another shop, it'd better be the one specializing in BMW, they know what common issues and has...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 04-08-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 945
Posted By HPIA4v2
I cancelled once on ordered BMW, I didn't even...

I cancelled once on ordered BMW, I didn't even have to ask my CA for refund, it's automatic. You need to change your dealer if they give you problem.

Just don't try order another car from that...
Forum: The Detail Department 04-07-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By HPIA4v2
I've been using the ole cheap Karcher I got from...

I've been using the ole cheap Karcher I got from Costco for more than 10 yrs, enough to blast off mud, salt and road grime but safe to the paint. I think it's less than 2GPM and around 1600PSI.

I...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-07-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By HPIA4v2
I wonder, if using NGK instead of Bosch is the...

I wonder, if using NGK instead of Bosch is the problem:dunno:
Forum: The Detail Department 04-04-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By HPIA4v2
maybe old news, but I am blown away by this new "claybar"

http://www.detailersdomain.com/NanoSkin-Autoscrub-Fine-Foam-Pad-6-Inch_p_709.html

unbelievably fast, safe.
washed the car prior to polishing, decided to try this nano-skin instead of claybar, on...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-02-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,257
Posted By HPIA4v2
Tough luck, but you can try to contact BMWNA and...

Tough luck, but you can try to contact BMWNA and see if there is something they can do, maybe not full "goodwill" warranty work on new trans but some discount. Never know but BMWNA seems to getting...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-01-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By HPIA4v2
x-post from another forum, I use this one, very...

x-post from another forum, I use this one, very happy with the brightness but can't get rid of the flickers when LCM sends test signal; even with 8200uF/16V cap put on in parallel to the bulbs....
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