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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-19-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By osbimmerfest
Dipstick-less diy oil change

Has anybody done an oil change with the dipstick-less engine like the 535i 2011 that I have? If so, how did you do it? Is there a hard to find dipstick tube somewhere in the engine? Also, has anybody...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-24-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By osbimmerfest
battery for 2004 530i

you can change the battery without registering it for this car. i know, i did it when my previous car, also a 2004 530i, heeded a new battery, no problems with the replacem,ent battery that cost $130...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-05-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By osbimmerfest
no battery discharge

i left my 530i in the house garage for at least 18 days last spring when i went to europe without any external charger and it started fine and had no trouble with the battery.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-30-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,154
Posted By osbimmerfest
congrats. real pretty.

congrats. real pretty.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-04-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By osbimmerfest
thank you very much.

thank you very much.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-04-2013, 03:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By osbimmerfest
antifreeze coolant change

if anyone has done this please place info on how to do this, especially for 530i. if there is a previous DIY link for pics, please provide. thanks.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-26-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,454
Posted By osbimmerfest
have you guys tried cleaning the headlight cover...

have you guys tried cleaning the headlight cover with plain toothpaste? i have just viewed 2 vieos on you tube showing how to do it and it looked real easy and with good result. i will try it oon my...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2012, 05:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,407
Posted By osbimmerfest
i have the same exact car like yours. the...

i have the same exact car like yours. the original battery went dying in 2009. i had it replaced from a battery store. they matched the battery as closely as they could with a similar battery. they...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-04-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 416
Posted By osbimmerfest
535i 2008 non dealer

saw this ad for about 2 months running now- 535i 2008 65,000 km, $ 34 K no previous accident. what should one be on the lookout for in assessing this car, like HPFP problem etc. has anybody...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By osbimmerfest
guys, thanks a lot for making me smile and laugh...

guys, thanks a lot for making me smile and laugh hard after reading this trend. it made my morning.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-01-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 37,764
Posted By osbimmerfest
to borderchris- i deeply apologize for missing...

to borderchris- i deeply apologize for missing your may 2012 response to my posting about draining the battery in my 04 530i in or around march 2012. you say it is impossible to leave the headlights...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-13-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 37,764
Posted By osbimmerfest
battery changing

my 04 530i needed a new battery in 08 or 09, went to a regular battery store and they matched the battery with a similar one, although the replacement was about an inch shorter from side to side. it...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-04-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,642
Posted By osbimmerfest
sport mode

i tried the sport mode on the shift stick of the automatic transmission, the left side placement to the drive mode, for the first time the other day and i noticed that the gear shifts were slow and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-04-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,842
Posted By osbimmerfest
i had to replace the battery in my 2004 530i...

i had to replace the battery in my 2004 530i almost 4 years ago and had it done at a battery store. replaced it with a similar battery but just a little shorter from side to side. did not register...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-25-2011, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,049
Posted By osbimmerfest
Smile :) thank you and Merry Christmas to all of...

:) thank you and Merry Christmas to all of you, too.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-25-2011, 04:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,153
Posted By osbimmerfest
some people claim that the extractor does the job...

some people claim that the extractor does the job at least as good if not better in emptying the oil pan. you're right, it doesn't make sense to use an extractor if you are going to lift the car to...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-23-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 33,363
Posted By osbimmerfest
mileage

has 105,000 km on my 04-530i. runs like new, touch wood. replaced 1 belt tensioner last year and so far good going.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-23-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,153
Posted By osbimmerfest
easy 2

i forgot. i put a lot of negative suction pressure on to this extractor and it has never changed its shape. it is made of stiff white plastic and you see the level of oil inside the tank.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-23-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,153
Posted By osbimmerfest
easy

i have a 530i-04. it has a dipstick. i have been changing its engine oil and filter since last year. i have done it twice using an oil extractor, a pela 6000...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-22-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 628
Posted By osbimmerfest
Steering wheel stuck in UP position

Need help. My 04-530i steering wheel quit rising up and lowering down when i turn off or start the car. about 1 month ago the SW was making a grating sound when it was going up and down for about...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-20-2011, 06:06 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 21,227
Posted By osbimmerfest
63,physician

63,physician
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-21-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By osbimmerfest
:) welcome to the group. fellow canuck from...

:) welcome to the group. fellow canuck from windsor, also with 04 530i. learning a lot from this board and i'm sure you will too. enjoy.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-27-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,025
Posted By osbimmerfest
yes, you can

2 years ago when my 04 530i was 5 years old the original battery needed to be replaced. i went to an independent battery place and they matched the original with a similar battery- same type and with...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-26-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,860
Posted By osbimmerfest
most people would not respond to this for fear of...

most people would not respond to this for fear of jinxing their good fortune.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-07-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,836
Posted By osbimmerfest
i have the same car model as yours. i changed the...

i have the same car model as yours. i changed the oil myself for the first time last year. i bought an oil extractor that works by sucking the oil thru the dip stick port by inserting a stiff hose...
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