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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-10-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By Westlakeoh1
Does your 550i have the SMG transmission? My...

Does your 550i have the SMG transmission? My 545i sport with SMG would not start one day out of the blue. Even though the car was in neutral the dash was showing Reverse and so the car wouldn't...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-10-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,351
Posted By Westlakeoh1
I ordered the B4 (designated for Sport...

I ordered the B4 (designated for Sport Suspension) from Rock Auto for my 545i Sport a few months back and while the back B4 shocks were similar in height to the original Sachs, the front strut...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-03-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,521
Posted By Westlakeoh1
My no start issue ended up being a faulty SMG...

My no start issue ended up being a faulty SMG shift module. Got a used one on eBay for $159 and had Indy install and clear codes. The replacement module allowed the car to correctly show neutral...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-24-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By Westlakeoh1
thanks for the tip. I found that if I open the...

thanks for the tip. I found that if I open the sunroof in the vent position, the hollow metal sound does not occur. If I close the sunroof completely, then the sound re-appears also if I retract...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-23-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By Westlakeoh1
Hollow metal pipe sound when. Losing doors or going over large bumps

Recently a sound like a hollow metal pipe being hit is heard when hitting big bumps or when closing doors firmly. It's hard to locate where the sound is coming from but maybe under the floor near the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-23-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By Westlakeoh1
There are slight variations depending on...

There are slight variations depending on manufacture of replacement. Lemforder is the original part manufacturer and generally most expensive too so if your tie rod was made by Myle, Febi or some...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-21-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By Westlakeoh1
finally had a solution-fix to this problem. My...

finally had a solution-fix to this problem. My indy was talking with a parts rep when he suggested that the steptronic SMG shifter malfunction has been a cause of the no-start transmission errors I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-27-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By Westlakeoh1
edjack, the indy that's 37 miles away probably...

edjack, the indy that's 37 miles away probably does, I was told by another forum member that lives nearby that he was/is a Bentley contributor; Always flatbed my vehicles with AAA...with this 545i...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-27-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By Westlakeoh1
transmission fault P1860 on 545i - hoping e39 community might have insight

I have two BMWs, a 2000 528i and a 2005 545i. I've post and received a lot of great advice and help for my 528i on the e39 forum as there are so many great and knowledgeable folks here - the e60...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-27-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By Westlakeoh1
Sorry for the delayed response. I appreciate...

Sorry for the delayed response. I appreciate this info. Just getting tired of this car. I have a 2000 528i with 220k and it hasn't had 1/8 of the issues in the last 9 years this 545i has had in...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-22-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By Westlakeoh1
545i suddenly will not start - SMG trans error P1860

Without warning or symptom, my 545i would not crank a few weeks back. I had a warning message on the display that there is a transmission fault that is preventing the car from starting. I took the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-22-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,521
Posted By Westlakeoh1
Did anyone pull codes before replacing the IVM? ...

Did anyone pull codes before replacing the IVM? I have a 545i that suddenly would not start-turn over. Getting the Trans fail warning on the display. Prior to this, there were no transmission...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-20-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By Westlakeoh1
finally was able to get the rear sensor out by...

finally was able to get the rear sensor out by drilling out the center and then screwing in a cabinet screw part way then using a small prey bar against the screw head and popped it a few times to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-30-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By Westlakeoh1
that was one of my thoughts as well. Thank you.

that was one of my thoughts as well. Thank you.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-30-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By Westlakeoh1
Any suggestion to dig out frozen rear wheel speed sensor?

Trying to replace my rear driver-side wheel speed sensor that is essentially frozen. i tried lightly prying under all the surrounding plastic base but it just chipped off leaving nothing to grab but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,095
Posted By Westlakeoh1
Thank you for all your patient help. i really...

Thank you for all your patient help. i really value yours and others suggestions. I also agree with you regarding your response to pshovest. It is every posters responsibility to take all the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,095
Posted By Westlakeoh1
well this is really embarrassing. I just was...

well this is really embarrassing. I just was reading this last post by cn90 on my way out to pick up my child from school and thought why not try and put more gas in the tank as my fuel gauge was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,095
Posted By Westlakeoh1
I actually watch a video on removing and cleaning...

I actually watch a video on removing and cleaning the ICV last night which I certainly can check and do (wish I would have done this when I replaced the MAF boot and put a new o-ring for DISA about a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,095
Posted By Westlakeoh1
IndiansFan, My thought process was to do the...

IndiansFan, My thought process was to do the Vanos Repair before this non-start issue reared its head again. Now that the non-start is an issue, I was thinking of doing the procedures I can do...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,095
Posted By Westlakeoh1
cn90, I do have all the basic parts for the Vanos...

cn90, I do have all the basic parts for the Vanos Repair though I think I'll order the cam and crank sensors and replace those while I'm doing the Vanos. pshovest, I did pull codes this morning...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,095
Posted By Westlakeoh1
Burning2nd, not sure why you would post this...

Burning2nd, not sure why you would post this comment:dunno:. cn90 and others have been very helpful in my past DIY projects like cn90's step by step "front & rear bearings the easy way" among others...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-10-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,095
Posted By Westlakeoh1
pshovest, I did disconnect my MAF and tried to...

pshovest, I did disconnect my MAF and tried to start with no affect. Regarding fuel pressure check, the only fuel check is by moving the key to position two. If the fuel pump energizes the pressure...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-10-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,095
Posted By Westlakeoh1
Well the car ran well for about a month and then...

Well the car ran well for about a month and then my daughter reported she lost power while driving and eventually stalled. Basically the same issue from a year ago as the engine turns over but will...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-29-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By Westlakeoh1
Appreciate the reply. I have about 130,000 miles...

Appreciate the reply. I have about 130,000 miles on the vehicle and I did inspect all the brake components, pins and boots and I did re-lube the pins before re-installing. I have a 2000 528i with...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-29-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By Westlakeoh1
changed brakes and pads a moth ago - weird sensation when braking

I changed my front and back pads and rotors on my 2005 545 about 6 weeks ago. Everything went fine until 3 weeks back when braking to a stop, the pedal seemed like it was hitting a wall and the...
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