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Forum: 5 Series DIY 12-18-2016, 04:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,977
Posted By Locomotive
I believe all the cars come pre-wired. You can...

I believe all the cars come pre-wired. You can buy a receiver at several places, but it will still be necessary for someone(dealer) to program it. I ended up buying the receiver at the dealer and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-13-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,166
Posted By Locomotive
They have always washed my car after fixing...

They have always washed my car after fixing something. I always let them do that. Besides,
the coffee is good while waiting. I'll let them do the other 535 this week or next.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-13-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,166
Posted By Locomotive
I forgot about the recall. Wife brought me the...

I forgot about the recall. Wife brought me the letter after I fixed it. Mine is going in for it, though.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-10-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,166
Posted By Locomotive
My wife's car started acting up back there, a few...

My wife's car started acting up back there, a few weeks ago. I fixed it myself, and from
the pictures above, I will do the other one, myself, when it needs it. I soldered a bigger
ground wire to...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-22-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 871
Posted By Locomotive
Vacuum leaks question/ no turbo boost

After searching and not satisfied with the results, I have found several vacuum leaks under
the hood and upon code reading showing a low vacuum, is this enough of a culprit for the
engine...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,143
Posted By Locomotive
Did you check to see if the recall on the parking...

Did you check to see if the recall on the parking light bulb holder was done? The ground contact corrodes to the point that it's hit or miss on the taillights.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-31-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,579
Posted By Locomotive
Check the ignition circuit to cylinder #6 first. ...

Check the ignition circuit to cylinder #6 first. It may be an intermittent open circuit, instead of all the other things mentioned.
You've replaced more parts than I would have because I've done...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-26-2013, 04:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,546
Posted By Locomotive
When you don't flog them to pieces, I imagine...

When you don't flog them to pieces, I imagine BMW's are like most other cars. So far, my two are doing fine. Ours has the original
brake pads and rotors and pads at 80K. That's unusual. One water...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-25-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,740
Posted By Locomotive
Do you know the specific fault codes?

Do you know the specific fault codes?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-24-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By Locomotive
Symptoms disappear, as in when you restart the...

Symptoms disappear, as in when you restart the engine? That's happened to my wife's 535xi. There are a few threads around
here about it, from wastegate rattle to some kind of sensor problem. I got...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-07-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,634
Posted By Locomotive
Look for a bent rim, also. When I had mine in for...

Look for a bent rim, also. When I had mine in for balancing, the tire guy showed me a couple dents that
caused mine. Got it true'd and all is well.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-07-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,012
Posted By Locomotive
Is any car worth keeping after the warranty...

Is any car worth keeping after the warranty expires?

I remember when I was a kid, we kept cars almost until the wheels fell off. A 68 Ford Torino got an engine rebuild
at 150,000 miles. It got a...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,932
Posted By Locomotive
That doesn't look like much of a fix. Don't know...

That doesn't look like much of a fix. Don't know about cost, but I will be looking for the salvage sale.
Go ahead and total it. I have a trailer. I need an excuse to go out west. :D
Forum: Parting Out 12-31-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,590
Posted By Locomotive
Stuff still available?

Stuff still available?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-18-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,192
Posted By Locomotive
Thanks, Munich77. Maybe I should go ahead and...

Thanks, Munich77. Maybe I should go ahead and order two. :D Both cars are about the same mileage.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-17-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,192
Posted By Locomotive
I'm taking mine to DC and will play with hers...

I'm taking mine to DC and will play with hers when I get back home. I was hoping it might just be a stuck thermostat,
but I might ought to order that pump with it.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-17-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,192
Posted By Locomotive
64K About the right time, I hear.

64K About the right time, I hear.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-17-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,192
Posted By Locomotive
535xi overheating-questions

Anyone had a water pump failure?
Going down the road my car gave
overheating messages, radiator fan
stayed on, so I pulled off the road
and let it cool down. Started it back
up, turned on the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-15-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 44,712
Posted By Locomotive
Thanks! I'm amazed that's all that's down there....

Thanks! I'm amazed that's all that's down there. Great pictorial. I will hop on this one today.
Forum: Wheels and Tires 10-06-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 610
Posted By Locomotive
I'll take it.

I'll take it.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-06-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,633
Posted By Locomotive
This is what I put on my wife's. They're fine,...

This is what I put on my wife's. They're fine, but I don't know if they fit your criteria....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-06-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,002
Posted By Locomotive
Changed oil, replaced battery, 61K miles on my...

Changed oil, replaced battery, 61K miles on my 535xi
Got the pads and rotors to replace maybe later this month

Changed oil, replaced battery, sunroof gasket(warranty), new tires, 60K miles on my...
Forum: Off-Topic 07-30-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,603
Posted By Locomotive
Point is, it's his money and that's how he wants...

Point is, it's his money and that's how he wants to use it. His priorities might be different from yours or mine.

I would be fine with a ranch style with
a basement on acreage, in the boonies....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-28-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By Locomotive
The indy I have used for years on every Ford I...

The indy I have used for years on every
Ford I owned did just fine when I had a
bent rim. Low tech remedy: sledge hammer
and a piece of oak after marking the spot
on the rim. He asked me if I...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-12-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 16,554
Posted By Locomotive
Get someone to put the gauges on and check the...

Get someone to put the gauges on and check the high and low side before you worry about breaking the system open.
You don't have to break the system or drain it to find that much out. It could...
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