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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,091
Posted By Hypnos
Why do you think this would happen with a simple...

Why do you think this would happen with a simple fluid change? When your transmission runs, anything in the fluid not caught on the filter or pan magnet is circulating anyway; if it's on the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-20-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,091
Posted By Hypnos
From the attached PDF, found at zf.com -- ...

From the attached PDF, found at zf.com --



Seems pretty authoritative.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-20-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,091
Posted By Hypnos
My father's E38 transmission with 180k miles on...

My father's E38 transmission with 180k miles on original fluid is indeed an automatic. But, it's one data point.

He did ask a good follow-up questions: what *is* the normal operating temperature...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,091
Posted By Hypnos
bimmerfant52, Based on the failure chart you...

bimmerfant52,

Based on the failure chart you linked, 50k is getting to be "high mileage" !
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,091
Posted By Hypnos
Thanks for the references; I have forwarded them...

Thanks for the references; I have forwarded them to my father.

Perhaps we can conclude that If a sample of the transmission fluid at high mileage looks okay, it may be worth changing. However, if...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-15-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,091
Posted By Hypnos
Question An alternate opinion on changing transmission fluid

So, my car just crossed 50k miles and I am thinking about replacing the fluid in my transmission. I asked my father, a mechanical engineer, for his thoughts on the topic. He's spent a lot of his...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-10-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 51,924
Posted By Hypnos
Gnomad, Read the manual page on the...

Gnomad,

Read the manual page on the tachometer. Towards the high end of the tachometer dial there is "advanced warning field" made of white marks that grows smaller as the engine warms up. My...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-24-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,006
Posted By Hypnos
It's a pleasure to own something that makes you...

It's a pleasure to own something that makes you look over your shoulder to look at it again as you're walking away from it. I do it all the time with mine, and I used to do it all the time with my...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-17-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By Hypnos
The RWD base 530i is only 3300 lbs. Mine is a...

The RWD base 530i is only 3300 lbs. Mine is a lot of fun to throw into the corners.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-05-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By Hypnos
Also, I understand that the controller can fail,...

Also, I understand that the controller can fail, and can be replaced separately from the headlight module which is awfully expensive.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-01-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By Hypnos
See this thread...

See this thread (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=800694&highlight=). To prevent derailing this thread, I will say no more on this topic.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-30-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By Hypnos
Some things off the top of my head, in order of...

Some things off the top of my head, in order of decreasing importance:

* Bumper-to-bumper inspection
* Replace (not flush!) transmission fluid and filter pan (should be done before 60k)
*...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-29-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By Hypnos
1) Any reputable body shop should be able to...

1) Any reputable body shop should be able to diagnose the issue much more affordably than the dealer

2) Does the emergency alarm work? (Hold down the trunk-open button on your key fob for two...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-21-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,682
Posted By Hypnos
E39toE60, Out of curiosity, where did the...

E39toE60,

Out of curiosity, where did the incident occur? We have deer here in Virginia, and one did leave cud on my rear quarter panel when it thought it could outrun me, but it seems that the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,817
Posted By Hypnos
A big reason the E60 is fun to drive is that it...

A big reason the E60 is fun to drive is that it has decent power/weight for a luxury 4-door. The way BMW achieves this is by using plastic parts to keep weight down and by having a higher-strung...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-15-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By Hypnos
Finagle a test drive :)

Finagle a test drive :)
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-10-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By Hypnos
Read the PDF in the sticky thread at the top of...

Read the PDF in the sticky thread at the top of this forum, "So You Bought An E60", to get a sense of how the maintenance demands vary between 5-series models. The V8s do indeed have significant...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-05-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 642,620
Posted By Hypnos
Lucanjo, I have the same issue with my Nexus...

Lucanjo,

I have the same issue with my Nexus 4 on my pre-LCI 530i, though sometimes I do get all contacts to sync. I have not studied the problem systematically recently.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-31-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By Hypnos
Down in the lowlands I do fine with my all-season...

Down in the lowlands I do fine with my all-season tires. I have driven on a few inches of snow and have not found rear-wheel-drive only to be an impediment, either.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-11-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By Hypnos
There are many threads on this forums about hard...

There are many threads on this forums about hard shifting transmissions. There is a software reset you can do yourself using the accelerator pedal (I forget the exact procedure). If you need a...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By Hypnos
Or washer fluid? Does it smell like coolant?

Or washer fluid? Does it smell like coolant?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-06-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,639
Posted By Hypnos
My situation: 50k miles, sticking to a...

My situation: 50k miles, sticking to a maintenance schedule, daily driver. What would you recommend?

Not sure what the fluid color and smell are -- what do they indicate?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-05-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,639
Posted By Hypnos
AB, Would you ever suggest a transmission...

AB,

Would you ever suggest a transmission fluid replacement? If so, under what circumstances?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-05-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By Hypnos
My 530i gets terrible mileage when the engine is...

My 530i gets terrible mileage when the engine is cold, and I do a lot of city driving, so my mileage is usually below 20 mpg. However, on long trips, I get around 30 mpg despite my lead foot.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-19-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By Hypnos
I look forward to seeing pictures. Make sure to...

I look forward to seeing pictures. Make sure to read the PDF in the sticky thread "So You Just Bought an E60".
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