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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By jim165
Love the Grand Cherokee...would've been in my top...

Love the Grand Cherokee...would've been in my top 5 if I was looking for an SUV..
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By jim165
Very nice. That Vette sounded awesome. How many...

Very nice. That Vette sounded awesome. How many miles on your car?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-11-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,759
Posted By jim165
Aw man, very sorry that didn't work out....

Aw man, very sorry that didn't work out. Sincerely hoping you are able to fix your issue with the help of the best and brightest on the board...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-02-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 872
Posted By jim165
I have not... Great suggestion, though. I will...

I have not... Great suggestion, though. I will have to do that...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-02-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 872
Posted By jim165
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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-02-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 872
Posted By jim165
If I minimize the on-ramp acceleration bursts I...

If I minimize the on-ramp acceleration bursts I tend to do, I won't have any oil usage between changes. Any consistent hard revs above about 4k results in the oil disappearing like there's a hole...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-02-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 872
Posted By jim165
~105K miles. Oil changes at 5-7K intervals since...

~105K miles. Oil changes at 5-7K intervals since i took ownership at 37K miles. No smoke at all after idling for extended periods, but very noticeable oil usage at high revs (when accelerating...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-02-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 872
Posted By jim165
Yes...

Yes...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-31-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,759
Posted By jim165
Same issue that 4 other people on the board...

Same issue that 4 other people on the board posted recently....IVM module needs to be replaced...usually applies to the V8 cars..5,6,7...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-28-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,308
Posted By jim165
...more than likely its your IVM module... ...

...more than likely its your IVM module...
http://www.amazon.com/BMW-Integrated-Supply-electronic-control/dp/B00AG39RRS
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-20-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By jim165
Taste the liquid in the puddle and make sure it...

Taste the liquid in the puddle and make sure it is coolant. It could be washer fluid, which is resultant of the seal on the pump disintegrating (located behind the bumper on the driver's side)....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-15-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 875
Posted By jim165
2008 106K. Oil usage when running hard, so valve...

2008 106K. Oil usage when running hard, so valve stem seals probably on the verge of being shot, but no smoke at idle...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-15-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 954
Posted By jim165
They are definitely firmer than the stock...

They are definitely firmer than the stock springs/shocks, but they've broken in nicely since I've installed them. If you live north of the Mason Dixon, definitely spring for KWs..



If it were...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-15-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 954
Posted By jim165
I have coilovers with spacers and I rub...

I have coilovers with spacers and I rub constantly. Love the look, though. I'm on the stock style 172 on my '08. PICS (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8611711&postcount=11)
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,383
Posted By jim165
1. ...because BMWs are considered the coolest,...

1. ...because BMWs are considered the coolest, hottest attainable vehicular status symbol right now...

B. ...because even a rotting corpse can qualify for a BMW lease...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-22-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,383
Posted By jim165
If BMW would just put decent quality seals and...

If BMW would just put decent quality seals and plastics in the engine, we wouldn't have half of the problems we're always complaining about....
...and they're still using crap quality stuff...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By jim165
Another (better, but more expensive) option which...

Another (better, but more expensive) option which doesn't mount to the spare tire pan (tongue wt 165lbs, tow cap; 4200lbs) and is completely hidden when not in use:...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By jim165
I wouldn't let it fly open on its own too often...

I wouldn't let it fly open on its own too often (or at all)...I think it has been mentioned that doing that contributes to broken wires in trunklid hinge...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By jim165
as I4collin stated, I'd check your...

as I4collin stated, I'd check your battery/charging system. Everything in this car acts weird when there is even a slight drop in voltage and the transmission has all sorts of electronic controls....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,676
Posted By jim165
This all day...the E60 and a manual go together...

This all day...the E60 and a manual go together like ham and jam. I test drove a 2009 manual sport before purchasing mine but passed due to the lack of options. It was just a clutch delay valve...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-04-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,676
Posted By jim165
The ZF 6HP26 transmission in the 550i is pretty...

The ZF 6HP26 transmission in the 550i is pretty abysmal....well, the programming for it is. That car you drove probably needed a service/re-program, but I doubt that it'll drive much better than...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By jim165
Thanks...I'll check that. I have to agree,...

Thanks...I'll check that.
I have to agree, though.... these cars are only designed to last through a lease period. Some of us have to be either dedicated or outright stupid to continue dealing with...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By jim165
39toe60, where exactly is this hose located?...

39toe60,
where exactly is this hose located? I've just fixed the plastic return hose over the radiator thinking i've solved my low coolant problem, but i'm still having to add coolant every 2...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-21-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By jim165
I had the same issue and my entire active roll...

I had the same issue and my entire active roll bar had to be replaced. My indy did the work and claimed that because of all of the seals, it can't be repaired without high labor cost. Warranty...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,184
Posted By jim165
TX550 is spot on with his assessment. Absolutely...

TX550 is spot on with his assessment. Absolutely try to find one with as few miles as possible and grab a 3rd party warranty such as Route 66 as the BMW warranties are worthless. Bought mine with 37k...
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