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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 505
Posted By njlou
it has to cost ~$1000.:thumbup: Nothing on a...

it has to cost ~$1000.:thumbup:
Nothing on a bimmer costs less, except for free bagels at the stealer.:rofl:

BTW it's deer.
As in dear doe.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-02-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By njlou
The best place to look for used wheels is Craig's...

The best place to look for used wheels is Craig's list.
You should have one near you. Often owners sell odd wheels and even sets when they upgrade.
IF you need new tires, you may get a set of four...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,032
Posted By njlou
Just a thought. Don't get upset........... I...

Just a thought. Don't get upset...........
I noticed: Oil change kit for BMW-Hyundai
I wonder if the Hyundai dealer would be cheaper???
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,032
Posted By njlou
I agree. BUT I bet it costs a ton! It looks...

I agree. BUT I bet it costs a ton!
It looks like a dealer job and the synthetic oil costs a lot!

A simple $20 mechatronic connector costs~ $700.
AND they don't top off the fluid loss!
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-24-2016, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By njlou
Sorry. On closer examination I now see the...

Sorry. On closer examination I now see the damage. It looks like it could be carefully sanded with very fine sandpaper, cleaned and (plastic) spray painted. OR some type of carbon fiber looking tape...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-24-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By njlou
AFAIK.... That is a leather wrap. if it is not...

AFAIK.... That is a leather wrap. if it is not too damaged it can be recoated. if it is merely rough, you may try a leather conditioner. :thumbup:
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By njlou
look in the "home improvement stores" for VERY...

look in the "home improvement stores" for VERY heavy duty Velcro. They will stick to both sides and are very strong!. DO NOT USE the kind for sewing.... not strong :dunno:
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 609
Posted By njlou
Me thinks that you are thinking older technology....

Me thinks that you are thinking older technology. "Chains" will rip your car to shreds! Radials are not happy with them. Look around and you will see snow cables instead.
There are even some that...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 571
Posted By njlou
You have to get them mounted/balanced at a shop....

You have to get them mounted/balanced at a shop. Have them put in all 4 cores. They have a rubber seal as a part of the core and new ones would be better. :thumbup:
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By njlou
You are correct!!BUT the coffee and bagels are...

You are correct!!BUT the coffee and bagels are expensive!:thumbup:
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2016, 10:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By njlou
Point taken!! BUT they are all getting that way...

Point taken!! BUT they are all getting that way now.
The days of the '55chevy are long gone!
In the 60's I would work on our family cars (Buicks and Lincolns) - I was just a teen then - My younger...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By njlou
Good find and a perfect reply. I have a copy...

Good find and a perfect reply.
I have a copy of that page in the rear tool kit so if I need a tow I can show the tow truck driver the "right" way - instead of his way.:)
I also copied the voice...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-08-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 763
Posted By njlou
seems like you went through the obvious things....

seems like you went through the obvious things. Some cats smell like sulfur. There is a gasoline additive that can help. look in the auto stores.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-07-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By njlou
BTW while you are there check for tire roundness....

BTW while you are there check for tire roundness. IF you are off by ~.1" it will shake!
I had that happen years ago before high speed balancing. It would come and go. I actually had 2 out of round...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-07-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By njlou
I had a similar experience and it was a very...

I had a similar experience and it was a very slightly bent wheel. How it got bent I have no idea. I would think that to bend a stock wheel with stock size tires it would be a noticeable jolt..... But...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-05-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By njlou
A while back I read a FYI hint from a Jeep blog. ...

A while back I read a FYI hint from a Jeep blog.
They suggested that you remove the oil fill plug first before the drain plug.
That way if the fill plug is stuck you do not have a dry transfer...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-03-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By njlou
IMHO........ glossy black will make it look...

IMHO........
glossy black will make it look like the other BMW ..........Mini. :yikes:
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By njlou
Was that the part that was recalled last year??

Was that the part that was recalled last year??
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-23-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By njlou
Those tires look well worn! IF they were yours...

Those tires look well worn!
IF they were yours you would be getting new ones!
Use the "Lincoln test"

If Lincoln's entire head is visible, the tire is worn to approximately 2/32" and is...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-21-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By njlou
I had that problem with my truck a couple of...

I had that problem with my truck a couple of years ago. I finally went to a local tire shop where they loosened the nuts (for a nice tip).:)
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-21-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By njlou
I agree with all above. When you see an "addition...

I agree with all above. When you see an "addition of paint on your paint it can easily be removed to reveal "your " paint. In other words it looks like a good polishing with medium then light...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-09-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 781
Posted By njlou
Sounds good.get it! IF it gives you trouble you...

Sounds good.get it!
IF it gives you trouble you are only out $4000+
A cheap price today!! If you part it out you could get your money back!!!
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-03-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By njlou
Brake Shudder

I had a front brake job done (pads/rotors/sensors) and from the first mile the brakes shudder somewhat and the steering wheel shakes.


I brought it back and the mechanic says that it must have...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-28-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 661
Posted By njlou
:thumbup:new idea: start the car with the good...

:thumbup:new idea:
start the car with the good fob. (stop the car and take the good fob with you).
From what I understand, you can restart within a few minutes without a fob.

Use the dead one...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-25-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 661
Posted By njlou
More info: The net has a ton of...

More info:
The net has a ton of information!!!:thumbup:
A little research and I found that you need a sharp tool like a razor to split the case, and re solder a new rechargeable battery. (as...
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