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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-04-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 194
Posted By ironman
e61 Exhaust

I have an 06 530xi wagon with 80k. I live in the Northeast and was wondering how long the exhaust systems typically last on these things. It's been 10 years and still going strong.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-30-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 746
Posted By ironman
Interesting read. It will be my project for next...

Interesting read. It will be my project for next weekend. Thanks so much.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-29-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 746
Posted By ironman
e-61 3rd brake light not working

I have an 06 530xi wagon without a working 3rd brake light (above rear window). When I put 12 volts to the LED assembly it worked fine so it must be something electrical. Is there a fuse for the 3rd...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,884
Posted By ironman
Glad you didn't do the rebuilt 535xi. It would...

Glad you didn't do the rebuilt 535xi. It would have been a constant headache if the "local guy" didn't do the right thing. Sophisticated automobile with lots of things to go wrong. I have an 06 530xi...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By ironman
I should have posted OEM spec. requires 43...

I should have posted OEM spec. requires 43 offset. Not sure about what else works. Thanks for the info. I replaced my 18" rims (now used for summer) with 17" wheels for winter driving in Upstate NY....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-04-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By ironman
All wheel drive e 60 requires a 43 offset.

All wheel drive e 60 requires a 43 offset.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,708
Posted By ironman
I had some issues with water which I discovered ...

I had some issues with water which I discovered when my i-drive starting barking at me. There was a gallon or two of water in my trunk area as a result of a clogged roof drain (lots of pollen and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-07-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 733
Posted By ironman
Pads and rotors for E61

Anyone have any experience with Bosch Quietcast pads and rotors? I like the concept but I'm not sure about performance.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-29-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,072
Posted By ironman
e61 tailgate problem update/resolved

If anyone has an e61 tailgate latch issues there is hope. I've been dragged through the mud (or snow in my case) with this one. Now that it is above freezing I've had some time and cooperative...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-24-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,072
Posted By ironman
I've read the post (many others as well) and I've...

I've read the post (many others as well) and I've tried everything suggested in multiples of 10 and still nothing. This leads me to believe that something else is going on here or your computer is...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,072
Posted By ironman
e61 rear window

Still trying to get the rear window open so that I can remove the panel to access the tailgate lock mechanism. Anymore ideas? Since the tailgate won't lock (only manually) the car does not recognize...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,072
Posted By ironman
No obstructions. I put a heat gun to the latch...

No obstructions. I put a heat gun to the latch mechanism and it is not frozen or at least not anymore. Thanks for the link toga94m. My tailgate motor is working fine though. It raises and lowers but...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-22-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,072
Posted By ironman
e61 tailgate problems

I can't seem to get the automatic tailgate to close on my 530xi Wagon. The electronics seem to be operating normally but the latch does not lock when the tailgate is in the down position. It pops...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By ironman
E61 Tie Rod Ends

Has anyone had any experience with Beck Arnley tie rod ends? They are a little less in price than the OEM Lemforder ($60 each vs. $80) but I have a 20% off coupon for the BA at my local parts supply....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-13-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By ironman
Everything is OEM at this point.

Everything is OEM at this point.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-13-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By ironman
Thanks for the info! When changing rotors should...

Thanks for the info! When changing rotors should you to do the pads and sensor as well?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-12-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By ironman
530xi wagon front end vibration

My 06 530xi wagon has a vibration or shimmy in the front end when I apply the brakes. My frist thought was the rotors. My brake pad sensor indicates the pads are ok for another 21k and after...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-11-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By ironman
I went through two 18" rims (with run flats) in...

I went through two 18" rims (with run flats) in one upstate NY winter. I bought 17's and don't even bother to put the 18's on in the summer anymore.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-21-2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 861
Posted By ironman
TPMS Question

I'm doing a wheel swap with my 530xi which has FTM. The new wheels (purchased used) have TPMS sensors already mounted in them. Can I put rubber valve stems and remove the sensors when I replace the...
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-21-2010, 08:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,128
Posted By ironman
Refurbished rims??

Anyone have any experience with refurbished OEM rims?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-21-2010, 07:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,035
Posted By ironman
Thanks xcntrk! I am familiar with how both...

Thanks xcntrk!
I am familiar with how both systems work but I am still unsure whether or not the TPMS sensors will create other electornic problems in a car with FMT. My feeling is that mounting the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-21-2010, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,035
Posted By ironman
Wheels with TPMS vs. FTM

I have a chance to buy some used OEM rims and tires for winter dirivng and they come with TPMS. My 530XI has FTM so I don't need the sensors. Will it create problems if I mount the wheels on the car...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-21-2010, 06:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By ironman
Wheel Collison in PA has a many BMW OEM rims...

Wheel Collison in PA has a many BMW OEM rims available through their website. Click on catalog and look for your vehicle.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-17-2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,221
Posted By ironman
I recently spoke with my local BMW dealer and he...

I recently spoke with my local BMW dealer and he said the car was designed for a 43 offset rim and anything less may cause the tires wear unevenly(???). My plan is to keep the 18s for summer. Thanks...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2010, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,221
Posted By ironman
530xi Rim Offset

I have an 06 530xi wagon with the sports package. I live in the Northeast and due to the pot holes, I'm going through 18" rims more than I care to mention :cry:. I'd like to buy some used 17" rims...
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