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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By jim165
The ESS kit would be the way to go. It's a low...

The ESS kit would be the way to go. It's a low boost kit so it won't really affect reliability and I think I read that fuel mileage under normal driving conditions was unaffected. Throw on a much...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-23-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By jim165
Probably the IVM module. Common problem in the...

Probably the IVM module. Common problem in the 5&7 series V8 cars.
https://www.amazon.com/BMW-Integrated-Supply-electronic-control/dp/B00AG39RRS
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-17-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By jim165
2 harnesses should be more than enough. If you...

2 harnesses should be more than enough. If you have one replacement harness that's already plugged into the throttle body, you will need another one to cut the plug off of and just use as additional...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-16-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By jim165
If you're talking about the entire engine/trans...

If you're talking about the entire engine/trans harness, I don't think you need all of that. You need to find a competent mechanic and have him replace the entire throttle harness wiring from the DME...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-16-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By jim165
Yes, my mechanic basically said that my original...

Yes, my mechanic basically said that my original harness had deteriorated more within its length than what the replacement harness length provided. He basically ran an all new harness with a second...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-16-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By jim165
The original throttle harness wire could have...

The original throttle harness wire could have more rot in it than what was replaced by the replacement harness. Had the same issues and ran into the same problems...my mechanic basically ordered a...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-16-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By jim165
Recheck that throttle wire harness. More of the...

Recheck that throttle wire harness. More of the original harnesss could be bad than what was replaced with the new throttle harness. May have to splice in more wire (that was my problem). DME is...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-14-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By jim165
I can't help with your sunroof problem, but would...

I can't help with your sunroof problem, but would love to see pics of that wagon of yours!
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-14-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,900
Posted By jim165
Sell that scanner and buy the Carly app for $40...

Sell that scanner and buy the Carly app for $40 and the dongle for $60. Its 100x more useful and will give you specific codes and descriptions.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-06-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,226
Posted By jim165
The fiber optic loops listed everywhere that fits...

The fiber optic loops listed everywhere that fits only the 7 series will work with any other BMW, but you'll have to remove the plastic frame and part of the bottom connector leaving the bare optic...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-05-2017, 06:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By jim165
That looks great, man...I'm impressed with the...

That looks great, man...I'm impressed with the kit results. Would I invest $10 and an hour+ to do the job someone else can do in 40 min for $20 more? Probably not. If the service was $60+, I'd be all...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-04-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By jim165
I don't think I would've gotten the results that...

I don't think I would've gotten the results that they did. $30 for 40 minutes of sitting on my donkey beats scrubbing and sanding for god knows how long for mediocre results...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-04-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By jim165
Wal-Mart Headlight Restoration

I've just had the opportunity to try this little-advertised service provided by Wal-Mart's Auto Service department. I know, I know...why would I let the animals working in a Wal-Mart service bay...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By jim165
Do you mean something like this? ...

Do you mean something like this?
http://www.directcarparts.co.uk/images/rgm-bmw-5-series-rear-guard-bumper-protector-e60-4dr-2003-to-2010-p880-682_thumb.jpg

I wanted one of these to cover some...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-14-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 70,891
Posted By jim165
You have burnt 5th and 6th gear clutches. Common...

You have burnt 5th and 6th gear clutches. Common for the 4th,5th, and 6th gear clutches to burn out in these trannys according to a ZF specialist I spoke to just this past weekend. I have the same...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 884
Posted By jim165
Looks like a bunch of voltage-triggered errors...

Looks like a bunch of voltage-triggered errors that a new battery or possibly an alternator could fix. If I were looking for an N/A I6, I'd probably take a chance if it ticked all of the boxes...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-10-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,155
Posted By jim165
Absolutely right, Rusty. The valve chain guides...

Absolutely right, Rusty. The valve chain guides and Vanos issues thankfully aren't as big a problem with our cars, but those can be avoided by just changing the oil every 7500 or less. If changed...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-10-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,155
Posted By jim165
spartanGA mentioned the tranny in these...

spartanGA mentioned the tranny in these cars.....I had an excellent and lengthy conversation with a master trans technician just today in Dallas that has worked on these units and others from euro...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-25-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 65,052
Posted By jim165
No, it's still an issue on all of the N62...

No, it's still an issue on all of the N62 engines. My '08 had the issue at about 100k miles. I had the Bimmerfix stent put in as I couldn't swing the cost of the pipe replacement at the time and I...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-06-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,423
Posted By jim165
You shouldn't be looking at either of those cars...

You shouldn't be looking at either of those cars nor should you be in this forum if you are looking for a reliable daily driver. Expect about $2-3k/yr minimum just to keep them running with those...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-17-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By jim165
Delete

Delete
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,474
Posted By jim165
Welp, you are not alone Tahoe...after thinking...

Welp, you are not alone Tahoe...after thinking I've licked all of the problems with my car, just last week this stupid POS started going into limp mode just like before. This is after a new OEM alt,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-09-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,474
Posted By jim165
I would access the hidden voltage reading on the...

I would access the hidden voltage reading on the OBC or grab one of these and monitor voltage:
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51SMePzki4L._SL1000_.jpg
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-09-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,474
Posted By jim165
Judging by this fact that his alternator was oil...

Judging by this fact that his alternator was oil soaked and not replaced, his alternator has to be the culprit for the problems. I posted this in another thread, but I just picked up my car tonight...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-08-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,085
Posted By jim165
You can try this method....disconnecting the...

You can try this method....disconnecting the Vanos solenoid seemed to pretty much stop this guy's smoking (and another person referenced). It basically just turns off the valvetronic system and...
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