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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) Today, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 87
Posted By HPIA4v2
This is common issue with my ole E53 X5 but I...

This is common issue with my ole E53 X5 but I have not heard it on E60 5-series.

The door actuator is bad on yours, but the door carrier is still good.
Yes if you wait for sometimes, then the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-17-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By HPIA4v2
I have both 40W Cree bulbs and 64W DTEC bulbs, no...

I have both 40W Cree bulbs and 64W DTEC bulbs, no problem.
I like DTEC cause it doesn't flicker at start up (when your headlamps are off).

I was talking that particular 80W eBay bulbs, they...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-17-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By HPIA4v2
I wouldn't use these bulbs,...

I wouldn't use these bulbs, http://www.ebay.com/itm/221416121389

cause you need to cut/drill the plastic bulb, they say it in bold. Trust me you don;t want to do that, I had a crack bulb cover on...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-15-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 166
Posted By HPIA4v2
I don;t know for sure, but yes I've heard of...

I don;t know for sure, but yes I've heard of similar problem.
in order to take the car to drive, you need to press on the brake, the sensor may have fails to receive that you indeed apply brakes. in...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 734
Posted By HPIA4v2
best bet, go to www.realoem.com punch in your...

best bet,
go to www.realoem.com
punch in your last 7-digit of vin numer
go to engine section, it's listed there.

just in case european car has different part number.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By HPIA4v2
I don't know for sure, when mine condesed even...

I don't know for sure, when mine condesed even when only 6-mo old on a very humid cold day, the moisture mostly on the bottom (close to the bumper area).
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-10-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By HPIA4v2
That valve is like over-size rubber flap covering...

That valve is like over-size rubber flap covering a bend plastic tube (facing down for obvious reason).

Most condensation, like during very humid day follow by cold night will go away within a day...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-10-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By HPIA4v2
If the condesation persist then you have problem,...

If the condesation persist then you have problem, BMW headlamps has a rubber valve to let moisture to escape. Either the headlamp cracks or the rubber valve is broken.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-10-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By HPIA4v2
Without code it's a guess, but either thermostat...

Without code it's a guess, but either thermostat stuck close or WP is on the way out, the radiator fan blowing hard and eratic is just a way the car try to keep cool.

One more thing? do you have...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-10-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By HPIA4v2
how many miles on the car?

how many miles on the car?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-10-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 307
Posted By HPIA4v2
Some of the check on control arms, you need to...

Some of the check on control arms, you need to lift the car, unload the a-arm using long screw jack then wigle the tires to see for any play. If you do this kinda check on the ground, the tires won't...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-10-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 307
Posted By HPIA4v2
my indy BMW specialist charge $250 for pre-sale...

my indy BMW specialist charge $250 for pre-sale inspection, I guess it'd be similar to pre-out-of-waranty check.
They spend about 3 hour on the car, read the warning/shadow faults before they turn...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-09-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By HPIA4v2
I never seen LED has intermitent junction (the...

I never seen LED has intermitent junction (the filament part if you will), almost always it's either the solder goes bad due to vibration or the LED lead/leg corroded overtime.

From the picture,...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-08-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 221
Posted By HPIA4v2
I tried a few brands, they all very similar IMHO...

I tried a few brands, they all very similar IMHO and last about the same, ~12-months or so.
Most good brands have adapter kit that omes with the blades.

DIY, place a thik towel on the windshield...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-01-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By HPIA4v2
Indy that specializing BMW cars, will be about...

Indy that specializing BMW cars, will be about 33% less. I got many quotes from both dealers and indy. At the end, many times I decided to just DIY route.

For dealer quotes, those are very...
Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - current) 03-31-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 396
Posted By HPIA4v2
It could be low-charge on batt (from short...

It could be low-charge on batt (from short driving routines) or corrupted hard drive sectors.
I'd just take it to dealer, it's still under waranty.
Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - current) 03-31-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By HPIA4v2
mine is badly chipped, that's fluid-dynamics...

mine is badly chipped, that's fluid-dynamics stuff is puzzling, I doubt those chips come from rear tires but the front tires are smaller in width so :dunno:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-26-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By HPIA4v2
I believe you need to drive it slowly and turn...

I believe you need to drive it slowly and turn the steering, lock-to-lock left to right. If not then I must have used my Bavarian-Technic tools to reset it.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-26-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By HPIA4v2
Did you get the mechatronic sleeve replaced? ...

Did you get the mechatronic sleeve replaced?
It's common problem on the 6HPxxx 6-speed auto trans.

Around $800 at dealer to replaced, you can do it yourself if you want. on rear-wheel drive (non...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-25-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By HPIA4v2
BMW updated the direct injectors on N54 and N63, ...

BMW updated the direct injectors on N54 and N63,
Latest: 13538616079
Previous: 13537585261
Original: 13537565138

You can mix-match previous and original but not the latest, my guess @30k you...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,318
Posted By HPIA4v2
http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=NW13&mos...

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=NW13&mospid=50119&btnr=11_3971&hg=11&fg=30


BMWOEM1, there are two gaskets in there, I know the front one (item 5, facing the radiator) seems easy to get...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 671
Posted By HPIA4v2
Well, no more dipstick for all BMWs now. my...

Well, no more dipstick for all BMWs now.
my wild guess, if you save $5 (design time, part cost, assembly cost), multiply by close to 2-million vehicle a year BMW worldwide sales. Well you got it,...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,318
Posted By HPIA4v2
Crap, on my last oil change on my 535i I notice...

Crap, on my last oil change on my 535i I notice oil-filter-housing leak, it smears some oil onto the belt. So I thought, that's not good, cause I know rubber and oil just don't mix.
Bought the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By HPIA4v2
+1 here in the US, insurance (at least a...

+1

here in the US, insurance (at least a good one), will never question aftermarket wheels. They just send adjuster to look at it, fix the car, and dispute the case with the other party's...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 671
Posted By HPIA4v2
Are you on flat surface when checking the oil...

Are you on flat surface when checking the oil level?
for some reason if you are on decline your measurement will be short.
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