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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Today, 12:23 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 18,264
Posted By bimmerfan52
2 MPG is about a 10% improvement in gas mileage...

2 MPG is about a 10% improvement in gas mileage over the combined city/hwy MPG for an eight cylinder E60 engine.

Are you seriously suggesting that BMW left a 10% improvement in gas mileage on the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 12:14 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 18,264
Posted By bimmerfan52
+1 Repeat of post #83: This filter was...

+1

Repeat of post #83:

This filter was designed to satisfy stringent CA emissions requirements. Although specific to CA, BMW shipped all US bound cars with the filter.

The filter is located...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By bimmerfan52
Looks like a T-Rex took a bite out of it! ...

Looks like a T-Rex took a bite out of it!

Definitely more than a 2 roll of duct tape job.

I think the insurance company owns it now.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-28-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By bimmerfan52
Still not understanding what you are staying. ...

Still not understanding what you are staying.

Maybe a transmission lurch or surge?
Can you check the alternator output when the car is running?

If you are unfamiliar with car repair you might...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-28-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By bimmerfan52
Not sure I understand, but I think this is what...

Not sure I understand, but I think this is what you are saying:

1. You bought the car today and during the test drive and bringing it home it ran fine.
2. You changed the spark plugs and replaced...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-27-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By bimmerfan52
Sweet savings.

Sweet savings.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-27-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By bimmerfan52
Mann is the prime supplier to BMW parts. Mann...

Mann is the prime supplier to BMW parts. Mann and Hengst are both OE suppliers to BMW factory for production.

Both are excellent filters. There are other great filter manufacturers out there,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-26-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By bimmerfan52
You could probably make any similar part work,...

You could probably make any similar part work, but HF mentions in post #3 that he chose that part because the angle between the barbs provided a superior fit.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-26-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By bimmerfan52
Search around a little. Sears has the same...

Search around a little.
Sears has the same exact part for a few bucks more.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-26-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By bimmerfan52
Only crush washer need be changed. Use a...

Only crush washer need be changed.

Use a torque wrench and tighten the drain plug to spec and you will never need to replace the drain plug (or repair the pan threads).
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-26-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By bimmerfan52
+1 Measuring system voltage (after starting...

+1
Measuring system voltage (after starting and alternator ramp up) as well as periodically during operation is always a good place to start. VR failure can be intermittent, and system voltages...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-22-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 639
Posted By bimmerfan52
Be careful of carrying that anti-freeze (as well...

Be careful of carrying that anti-freeze (as well as coolers) in the trunk unless you have already relocated the electronics that sit under the spare tire in the bottom of the trunk well.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-17-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 803
Posted By bimmerfan52
I am fighting to keep an opened mind, but the...

I am fighting to keep an opened mind, but the odds of CTSC bottling soy sauce on the sly and escaping detection all this time are infinitesimal.

I'm smelling a disgruntled customer, but I'm...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-16-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By bimmerfan52
Hey Kane! Sounds like you have started a new...

Hey Kane!

Sounds like you have started a new job with a serious commute. Hope it is lucrative!

Hours are always the most important measure.

Averaging 50km/hour for two hours (each way) is...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-09-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 524
Posted By bimmerfan52
Sorry about the quality but hopefully you get the...

Sorry about the quality but hopefully you get the idea.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-09-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 524
Posted By bimmerfan52
Thanks. I'll post up a PDF.

Thanks. I'll post up a PDF.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-09-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By bimmerfan52
Yeoman's work HF! Could save many hours in the...

Yeoman's work HF!
Could save many hours in the future.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-09-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 524
Posted By bimmerfan52
Glad you got it started for the cost of a fuse. ...

Glad you got it started for the cost of a fuse.

Sorry, I couldn't be more specific at the time regarding exactly where the fuses were and which fuse to pull, but was dashing out the door that...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-07-2015, 01:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 524
Posted By bimmerfan52
Look again. It is not a traditional fuse panel...

Look again. It is not a traditional fuse panel but a plastic box with wires coming out of it.

A8683 fuse holder.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-06-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 524
Posted By bimmerfan52
If you are referring to a connection directly on...

If you are referring to a connection directly on the thermostat body, that connection is actually a heater coil that can be used by the ECU to accelerate the melting of the wax in the thermostat so...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-05-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By bimmerfan52
Not sure how you are measuring current flow, but...

Not sure how you are measuring current flow, but properly measured current flow that high would indicate that the CAS and ECU are awake. I can see the car taking a full hour to go to sleep, but the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-22-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By bimmerfan52
Very common problem. As others have said,...

Very common problem.

As others have said, do PM by replacing the rest of the cooling system also unless you know parts have been replaced before (water pump, thermostat, hoses, vent tube). ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-18-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By bimmerfan52
Maybe you just omitted it from your description,...

Maybe you just omitted it from your description, but you didn't mention a click sound after you pressed the start button.

The click is the starter solenoid pulling the starter motor gear into the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-17-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By bimmerfan52
The first step is to determine if your stock...

The first step is to determine if your stock suspension was regular or sport.
Then determine if the front struts and rear shocks are stock or if the front were replaced.
Did the previous owner...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-16-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By bimmerfan52
IMHO stay away from this. Waterless formula...

IMHO stay away from this.

Waterless formula means reduced coolant maintenance.
But due to Evans low specific heat capacity it is not as efficient at removing engine heat, thus the engine will...
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