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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-25-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By DJtoad
You may regret doing a muffler delete due to the...

You may regret doing a muffler delete due to the incessant drone on the highway.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By DJtoad
Read and learn...(no offense) ...

Read and learn...(no offense)

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=5&affiliate=HM5&s_kwcid=AL!3756!3!72457434493!b!!g!!_cat:tires&ef_id=VZxzuAAAACyGxWyM:20150719002815:s
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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By DJtoad
Tires need between 300-500 miles to break in and...

Tires need between 300-500 miles to break in and wear the mold release lubricant off the treads. Also, new tires always feel slower to respond than old tires due to tread depth. Worn tires have...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By DJtoad
Yep, that's normal. N54's are noisy engines...

Yep, that's normal. N54's are noisy engines thanks to the direct injection, boost solenoids, hydraulic lifters, etc.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-15-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By DJtoad
Hopefully I'm wrong but I doubt it's the water...

Hopefully I'm wrong but I doubt it's the water pump -- probably just haven't found the right fuse yet since the circuit is more complicated than you would think. The newer E60's have a 400W pump...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-14-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By DJtoad
I don't know about your 2006 530i, but later...

I don't know about your 2006 530i, but later models have high amperage fusible links inside the power distribution box which can't be replaced once they blow. You have to replace the entire...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-14-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By DJtoad
What makes you think he swapped out the wheels?...

What makes you think he swapped out the wheels? The M-Sport comes with 245's on all four corners, not a staggered setup.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-13-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By DJtoad
Have you checked the power distribution box on...

Have you checked the power distribution box on top of the battery yet?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-12-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By DJtoad
I think it's a 30A, not a 50A fuse, and it's fuse...

I think it's a 30A, not a 50A fuse, and it's fuse F02 in fuse carrier A8680. That's the fuse carrier in the E-Box that has five fuses in it (F01 through F05 -- four 30A fuses and one 20A fuse). ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-11-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By DJtoad
Well, hopefully you wont try to "reprogram the...

Well, hopefully you wont try to "reprogram the DME" before you've done the basic troubleshooting steps like pulling and then resetting the BMW-specific codes, registering the new battery, etc. Until...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 869
Posted By DJtoad
No special suspension tools needed and the job is...

No special suspension tools needed and the job is pretty straight-forward. You'll obviously need the correct size metric sockets and open end wrenches along with a torx bit (sorry, don't remember...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-03-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 935
Posted By DJtoad
If you've got a version where everything is in...

If you've got a version where everything is in English, I'd appreciate a PM as well. Thanks!
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-23-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By DJtoad
Sounds like you may have a pinhole leak in your...

Sounds like you may have a pinhole leak in your heater core.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-22-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By DJtoad
How many miles do you have on your car? The cats...

How many miles do you have on your car? The cats are covered under the federal emissions warranty for 8 years / 80K miles.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-31-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By DJtoad
Those are VANOS codes (equate to BMW fault codes...

Those are VANOS codes (equate to BMW fault codes 2A82, 2A85, and 2A9A). There's a good chance the connectors were pulled off the VANOS solenoids when the belt broke since they're right on the front...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-25-2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,904
Posted By DJtoad
I changed my transmission pan / fluid at 95K...

I changed my transmission pan / fluid at 95K miles yesterday. The job was much easier than I expected and I was pleasantly surprised at the condition of the fluid. It was brown but certainly not...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-17-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 869
Posted By DJtoad
Don't assume that since it's coming from China...

Don't assume that since it's coming from China that it's not genuine. ZF has over 20 locations in China and has been there for nearly 35 years. In fact, the Shanghai transmission plant has been...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-08-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,989
Posted By DJtoad
$1200 is nuts. Quite a few reputable places in...

$1200 is nuts. Quite a few reputable places in the DFW area will do it for well under $500. There was even someone on another forum doing it for only $250.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By DJtoad
The hood is aluminum and chances are, there's...

The hood is aluminum and chances are, there's easy access to the dent from behind. Any decent paintless dent removal company should be able to remove it.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By DJtoad
Based on this: ...

Based on this: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=NE53&mospid=48464&btnr=61_1760&hg=61&fg=10

...it appears to be this:

http://www.ecstuning.com/ES160785/
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-24-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By DJtoad
E60 headlights are a nightmare to open. They're...

E60 headlights are a nightmare to open. They're perma-sealed so the "heat it in an oven" trick doesn't work -- you have to cut them open and pray you can seal them back up properly.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-24-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By DJtoad
Do you have halogen or bi-xenon headlights? I'd...

Do you have halogen or bi-xenon headlights? I'd think most purchasers of 535i's would opt for the latter.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-18-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 469
Posted By DJtoad
As Mac Hadley stated, the National Capital...

As Mac Hadley stated, the National Capital Chapter of BMW CCA (http://www.nccbmwcca.org/content.php) hosts a lot of meets, in fact, they met in front of Phillips Crab Deck and the National Sailing...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-29-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,289
Posted By DJtoad
It's a common problem and replacing the wiper...

It's a common problem and replacing the wiper relay almost always fixes it. My car now has 95K miles and I've had to replace the relay twice (dealer did it the first time and I did it the second...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-20-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By DJtoad
Congrats! I almost talked myself out of doing it...

Congrats! I almost talked myself out of doing it too! :rofl:
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