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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-02-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,046
Posted By mkarner79
Ditto. Just got my recall letter in the mail...

Ditto. Just got my recall letter in the mail last week. It stated they were out of parts and will send another letter when in stock.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-02-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,374
Posted By mkarner79
08 550 with just over 80,000 miles. I'm...

08 550 with just over 80,000 miles. I'm convinced that cars last years not miles, especially BMW's with the lousy rubber and plastics they use.

Drive it and enjoy it! Get every penny out of...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-02-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By mkarner79
Probably a kink in the seal like folks mentioned....

Probably a kink in the seal like folks mentioned. They can easily fall out of place, especially in the back. I do know the covers will bend if pried on too hard during removal. I also heard they...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-27-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By mkarner79
That link worked! Great write up, good pics and...

That link worked! Great write up, good pics and overall very simple to complete. I look forward to fixing it next weekend.

Thanks for the help!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-27-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By mkarner79
I reset the code yesterday and it hasn't come...

I reset the code yesterday and it hasn't come back yet, so maybe it was just a random problem. In the e39 post I saw the pump was on the drivers side, but I heard its on the passenger side for the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-26-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By mkarner79
P1448 Diagnostic Module Tank Leakage Error

I threw a P1448 code on the way home from work today (my OBD scan tool actually had it listed twice). When I searched, I found a couple posts that indicated it was related to the Fuel Vapor...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-10-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,294
Posted By mkarner79
I agree on both fronts. The bass absolutely...

I agree on both fronts. The bass absolutely sucks, but at $9.09 with shipping you can't complain. I immediately noticed the lack of bass, but I will say that otherwise the sound quality was okay. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-28-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By mkarner79
Problem solved... expansion tank was leaking. ...

Problem solved... expansion tank was leaking. Mechanic said it cracked because the cap wasn't allowing steam to escape, so he replaced it too.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-23-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By mkarner79
Oh, you are talking about a head gasket. For a...

Oh, you are talking about a head gasket. For a minute I thought you meant the water pipe that you did a write up on.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-23-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By mkarner79
Ignore that question, I just saw your link.

Ignore that question, I just saw your link.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-23-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By mkarner79
That sucks, did you fix it yourself? How much $...

That sucks, did you fix it yourself? How much $ would that set me back?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-23-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By mkarner79
That would be about the worst possible scenario. ...

That would be about the worst possible scenario. Thanks for the encouragement.

I have it in the shop tonight otherwise I'd check the oil. The mechanic did also mention a small amount of a rusty...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-23-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By mkarner79
Coolant Smell & Low Coolant Light

Two days ago I started noticing a strong coolant smell in my car, much worse than I ever smelled on my old 540 when it had the standard water pump, radiator, expansion tank, heater hose, valley pan...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-04-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By mkarner79
I replaced it on my e39... same design as e60....

I replaced it on my e39... same design as e60. The sides and top should be one piece if I remember correctly. 15 minutes tops to fix.

It would be nice to see BMW design something that lasts more...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-04-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,472
Posted By mkarner79
I meant to say 5w30. So far the only thing...

I meant to say 5w30.

So far the only thing I've found is that the more I read this article the more I notice the vibration.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-04-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,472
Posted By mkarner79
I have the same exact problem with my 550i. The...

I have the same exact problem with my 550i. The steering wheel vibrates at idle when my foot is on the brake. As soon as I start moving or put it in park the vibration stops.
I started noticing...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-17-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By mkarner79
Thanks for the help! You were right, the CPS...

Thanks for the help! You were right, the CPS wire was loose... I must have knocked it loose when I put the engine/plug cover back on. As of now the CEL is off, no more codes and it runs like a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By mkarner79
I'm not sure if they were 4's , but they are...

I'm not sure if they were 4's , but they are Bosch with BMW printed on them. I'd like to think I didn't knock anything loose, but I'll check tomorrow when it's light out. I'd rather have something...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By mkarner79
P0348 after plug change

Today, at 66,500 miles, I decided to change my plugs. After I installed NGK iridium's I got a check engine light - p0348 camshaft position sensor A circuit high input bank 2. Even if I reset the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-12-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,454
Posted By mkarner79
Wow, Some of you guys have a car for every year...

Wow, Some of you guys have a car for every year I've been alive! Jeez I need to get caught up!

1997 Ford Ranger
1997 Honda Accord
2001 BMW 540i6
1999 Jeep Cherokee (just to hold me over until...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-11-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By mkarner79
Leave it on. Mine has some foam on the inside...

Leave it on. Mine has some foam on the inside which does reduce noise, but it also slightly reduces the temperature of the heat radiating to my hood. I've seen cars with spiderweb looking cracks in...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By mkarner79
Welcome, viva la 550!

Welcome, viva la 550!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-31-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,828
Posted By mkarner79
I voted for auto sport, but I'm still trying to...

I voted for auto sport, but I'm still trying to convince myself it's better than my old 540i6spd. There's just something I miss about being connected to the car with both feet. My left foot is very...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-24-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,043
Posted By mkarner79
That sounds like a sick upgrade. A few...

That sounds like a sick upgrade. A few questions...

What brand camera did you buy?
How much $?
Will it work and play video with a stock CCC display, or do I need to upgrade to a CIC/modmynav...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-24-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By mkarner79
I'd be interested to hear what they find is...

I'd be interested to hear what they find is causing the noise. Keep us posted.
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