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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By banglenot
Could be either of the two above. If it's...

Could be either of the two above. If it's dripping off the engine, look to the valley pan. Off the radiator on the passenger side, it's the temp sensor. The sensor is very common on BMW's of many...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By banglenot
Interesting trick is that if you screw on the...

Interesting trick is that if you screw on the expansion tank cap, and the fluid is cool, vacuum pressure will prevent fluid drain while you replace the temp sensor. No mess, no bleed needed. ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 04:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By banglenot
Isn't one.

Isn't one.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-08-2016, 09:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 442
Posted By banglenot
I do it as well -- mean to write M54 and type...

I do it as well -- mean to write M54 and type N54...and I even miss on the N62 and say M62.

Easy to do. Caseona knows her engines.

The comment on overheating was from the implication that the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-08-2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 442
Posted By banglenot
Though its possible that it was a lousy bleed job...

Though its possible that it was a lousy bleed job after the temp sensor, the description calls for a new pump. Some times they get intermittent, but they always fail eventually after the symptoms...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-08-2016, 06:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 442
Posted By banglenot
Above transition year is certainly true. ...

Above transition year is certainly true. Assuming you have an N52, you have a bad/failing pump. That's the first step. Dealers change between $1K-1.4K to replace. DIY it's about $450 and 3 hours....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-07-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By banglenot
Sounds about right.

Sounds about right.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-07-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 981
Posted By banglenot
Dels, if you can DIY, at this point strip the...

Dels, if you can DIY, at this point strip the front wheels back to the hub and start over. The guy who did it was either a fool or took a real dislike to you (:D:D -- J/K). It's all effed up. ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-07-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By banglenot
The connectors on the aftermarket LEDS are pretty...

The connectors on the aftermarket LEDS are pretty crappy, and might have distorted the BMW side connector, or pushed back one of the pins in the BMW socket. Old bulb didn't make the connection, but...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-07-2016, 06:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 981
Posted By banglenot
Folks on here have been using aftermarket very...

Folks on here have been using aftermarket very successfully for many years. Bought from a reliable supplier like Bavarian, Pelican, FCP, OEMBimmer, they're as solid as anything BMW stamps with the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-07-2016, 06:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By banglenot
Use Carly or similar, and you can monitor temp #....

Use Carly or similar, and you can monitor temp #. Do it on a couple of days (hot and cold) and see how it stabilizes. That's give you confidence that everything works; also give you a visual metric...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-07-2016, 05:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 437
Posted By banglenot
Congrats. As with any >100K BMW, I assume you're...

Congrats. As with any >100K BMW, I assume you're a good DIY'er if you want to own it at a reasonable cost. IMHO, replace fluids from one end to the other.

The weak point (meaning big cost item...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-06-2016, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By banglenot
The water pump is failing, You need to replace...

The water pump is failing, You need to replace it. Seems like an unusual mode of failure, but these pumps fail.

Odd that the fuse didn't pop, but this fail is the pump. Check the fuse for it to...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-06-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 766
Posted By banglenot
:thumbup:

:thumbup:
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-06-2016, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By banglenot
Read "so you just bought an e60", the pdf above. ...

Read "so you just bought an e60", the pdf above.

For a BMW, you need a BMW compatible reader. Stock OBD readers get only a fraction of the codes, are a only marginally useful for BMW's.

Look...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-06-2016, 05:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By banglenot
+1. Criper nailed it. These are three items...

+1. Criper nailed it. These are three items that can make an N62 misery. That valve stem issue can be $3-5K to fix, and is not a DIY unless you're a very good amateur mechanic.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 766
Posted By banglenot
The light is about $800, and it doesn't look like...

The light is about $800, and it doesn't look like you bent the hood -- so perhaps just a respray. My guess is $2-3K.

Deer hits are usually considered 0% your fault, so there should be no premium...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-04-2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,033
Posted By banglenot
It is the Dealer process. If it's stealing (at...

It is the Dealer process. If it's stealing (at the level of the individual customer) its the Dealers and BMW that are doing it.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-04-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By banglenot
Removing the old lens has been done with a...

Removing the old lens has been done with a heatgun, lots of patience and lots of time.

Resealing them is also a challenge. Look for "rewiring headlight" in this forum.

Unless the intent is...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-04-2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,033
Posted By banglenot
Not the tech's issue to explain. The Dealer...

Not the tech's issue to explain. The Dealer owners/managers drive up the prices to the maximum the market will allow.

As long as people buy/lease and swap out BMW's at warranty end, the only...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-04-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,033
Posted By banglenot
Good info, thanks. To be absolutely clear,...

Good info, thanks.

To be absolutely clear, all of us understand that the techs are not involved in pricing. So, there is zero implied criticism of any techs here or in the Dealers.

Please know,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-04-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,033
Posted By banglenot
:mad::mad::mad: This is the kind of stuff...

:mad::mad::mad:

This is the kind of stuff that pisses me off.....

You can get a BMW parts kit for $400 (six coils, and six plugs) and an hour's labor to get to a fair Dealer price of $550. I...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-04-2016, 06:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By banglenot
The ZF transmission uses "lifeguard 6". You can...

The ZF transmission uses "lifeguard 6". You can get a good price on it and a new filterpan from thectsc.com. $250 for 6 liters of fluid, the filter pan, a new seal. They sell LG6 for $20/qt. ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 981
Posted By banglenot
Thanks for the tip.

Thanks for the tip.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,033
Posted By banglenot
Absolutely agree. I have no problem with the...

Absolutely agree. I have no problem with the cost of a tough job that demands a strong tech -- say, finding out the cause of a parasitic draw.

I get pissed about the bread-and-butter jobs done...
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