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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-10-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By bschmidt25
Just wanted to confirm that the belly pan does...

Just wanted to confirm that the belly pan does come with the spring loaded screws attached. (At least the OE part). I replaced it today. Thanks for the help everyone!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-27-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By bschmidt25
I had the same issue and ended up breaking the...

I had the same issue and ended up breaking the handle off the latch while trying to get it open. I thought I was permanently screwed. But if you look closely in the center, you'll see a small metal...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-17-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 521
Posted By bschmidt25
BMW making weird noise? Im thinking pully/belt?

528i has the N52 with the electric water pump. How handy are you? Is it XDrive? If so, prepare to be on your back for a few hours working blind. It's doable but it's a pain. Still better than...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-17-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By bschmidt25
Should I Sell or Keep?

I have a 530 with 120k. At 75k the electric water pump went out. If you haven't done that one yet I'd expect it very soon. Otherwise I didn't have any issues other than maintenance items (fluids,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-10-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By bschmidt25
I got mine on Amazon (a new Pierburg) for ~$350. ...

I got mine on Amazon (a new Pierburg) for ~$350. No need to spend $900 at the dealer! Terrible job to do though. Took me a day and a half of working blind on my back. Hopefully the new one lasts...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-10-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 627
Posted By bschmidt25
My left light has a crack near the brow that lets...

My left light has a crack near the brow that lets in water when it storms. Looks pretty bad and the brow and side LEDs no longer work. But that's not enough for me to bite the bullet on an $800...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-10-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By bschmidt25
I can relate! It took me over a week to do the...

I can relate! It took me over a week to do the suspension work. Just chipped away at it a little each night. I'm lucky enough to have an extra car to use when I need to work on one though.

Good...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-08-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By bschmidt25
Excellent. Thank you!

Excellent. Thank you!
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-08-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By bschmidt25
Second taking it to an indy at this point. You...

Second taking it to an indy at this point. You are definitely being taken for a ride.

Assuming they replaced the thrust arms and rear control arms, do you know if they did the ball joints as...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-08-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By bschmidt25
Belly pan question

Question for any of you guys that have replaced your belly pan... Does it include the spring loaded screws around the edges? Some of mine have fallen out so if it doesn't I'll have to factor that...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-04-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By bschmidt25
The low beams are the easiest to replace. I've...

The low beams are the easiest to replace. I've had to replace the parking light, aka Angel Eye. PITA.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,239
Posted By bschmidt25
213k. It was getting pretty pricey to maintain...

213k. It was getting pretty pricey to maintain from around 130-180k, but things have leveled off considerably since then. Primarily just my commuter car now, but still runs well. I hope to get at...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-24-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 980
Posted By bschmidt25
E39 change to e60

I still have my E39. Very different cars. The E60 is so much more advanced technology wise it's hard to believe they were successive generations. The e39 feels like a classic now. The E60 is a...
Forum: Parting Out 11-22-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,909
Posted By bschmidt25
Do you still have the left cup holder (the swivel...

Do you still have the left cup holder (the swivel one next to the climate control)? Looks like your dash is black there, which would work for me. Not exciting, but I need one. Wife snapped the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-22-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By bschmidt25
Yep - I have the same issue. Refreshing the...

Yep - I have the same issue. Refreshing the radio will not work. I pressed the issue with SiriusXM when they updated their lineup last year and eventually worked my way up to higher levels of...
Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 11-15-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By bschmidt25
Found one. No longer needed.

Found one. No longer needed.
Forum: Wheels and Tires 11-15-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By bschmidt25
Sold

Sold
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-12-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By bschmidt25
How old is your battery?

How old is your battery?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-12-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By bschmidt25
Cool. Thanks for the info. I'm going to try and...

Cool. Thanks for the info. I'm going to try and take my frustrations out on it again. Upon closer review, there doesn't look to be a good way to get a puller on it and getting a press is a...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-12-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By bschmidt25
How hard was it to get the new ball joint in? ...

How hard was it to get the new ball joint in? Did you need to press it in? Trying to plan ahead!
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-12-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By bschmidt25
I think I'm going to try a puller next. We'll...

I think I'm going to try a puller next. We'll see how this goes...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-12-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By bschmidt25
Yeah - I've tried this too. Not a lot of room to...

Yeah - I've tried this too. Not a lot of room to really get a good swing on it.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-12-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By bschmidt25
I should have mentioned that I have a XI. The...

I should have mentioned that I have a XI. The ball joint is pressed into the steering knuckle - it's not on the thrust arm. Pickle fork won't work for this one. I'm thinking I need a press at this...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-11-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By bschmidt25
Front ball joint stuck. Suggestions?

I just spent the last 2 hours trying to get the front ball joint (the one on the outside of the thrust arm) out of the steering knuckle. Damn that thing is in tight. I'm sure it's corroded. It's...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 11-09-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By bschmidt25
PM sent!

PM sent!
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