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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-22-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By DJtoad
You had heated seats? I'll look again, but I...

You had heated seats? I'll look again, but I could have sworn the cushion with the heated seat mat was around $500 on realoem.com. But maybe I got it wrong (fingers crossed...)
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-21-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By DJtoad
Smile My formerly reliable 535i is exacting revenge! But I still loveit!

I knew I screwed up when I started seriously looking at F-Types around the holidays and now my trusty 535i is making me pay! Since Christmas, I've had to replace the valve cover gasket, low pressure...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-14-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By DJtoad
It's very easy to replace and the part number is...

It's very easy to replace and the part number is 51317027916. There are a number of DIY's on how to do it. For example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnUVMrnrtxQ
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-14-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By DJtoad
Too late now, but you don't need to completely...

Too late now, but you don't need to completely remove the intake. Unbolt it and slide it back a bit. That will enable you to get to and remove that OFH bolt.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-29-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By DJtoad
What color was the oil? If light amber, the...

What color was the oil? If light amber, the chances are it was from a spill during an oil change. If dark, you probably have a minor VCG leak. I changed out my VCG over the holidays due to oil on...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-28-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By DJtoad
It's the tan colored relay in the DME box under...

It's the tan colored relay in the DME box under the hood. Unfortunately you'll need to take off the passenger side cowl pieces and the DME box cover to get to it. It's not hard, but it's not as easy...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-12-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By DJtoad
Sounds like one of the two boost solenoids has...

Sounds like one of the two boost solenoids has failed. I think they cost around $100 and aren't too difficult to replace.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-11-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By DJtoad
Yes, as the previous poster stated, a milky...

Yes, as the previous poster stated, a milky residue on the oil filler cap is nothing to worry about, especially in cold climates -- and you are in Minnesota after all! Now if all of the oil looks...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-09-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By DJtoad
Yes, any device connected to the OBD-II port will...

Yes, any device connected to the OBD-II port will receive power at all times from pin 16. I learned that the hard way as well. There was a class action lawsuit against Progressive Insurance a few...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By DJtoad
Yes, sounds like the starter motor isn't engaging...

Yes, sounds like the starter motor isn't engaging the flywheel.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-03-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By DJtoad
Valve cover gasket replacement on a 535i. Not fun!

While checking my plugs last weekend I noticed oil in two of the spark plug holes -- a telltale sign of a failing valve cover gasket and at 115K miles, I knew I was due. So I bit the bullet and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-28-2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By DJtoad
I received the same letter in the mail yesterday...

I received the same letter in the mail yesterday even though BMW previously reimbursed me for replacing the injectors a year or so ago. There is no service bulletin number in the letter but it lists...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-18-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By DJtoad
Charge pipe may have failed even if you weren't...

Charge pipe may have failed even if you weren't under much boost at the time. Is your car running normally? Any codes?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-10-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By DJtoad
If it's really all four brakes it is most likely...

If it's really all four brakes it is most likely your master cylinder. Do you routinely change your brake fluid (every two years or so)? A lot of people skip that maintenance item and eventually,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-03-2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By DJtoad
Perfectly normal. There's an vacuum controlled...

Perfectly normal. There's an vacuum controlled exhaust flap at the muffler which keeps one pipe closed below around 3000 RPMs. Some people bypass it to get a little additional exhaust noise.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-21-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By DJtoad
Well, it looks like the code is pretty much...

Well, it looks like the code is pretty much telling you the exact problem. You have a bad shift solenoid and it's even telling you which one. Your car's getting pretty old so you'll need to weigh...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By DJtoad
A rough idle at startup in a 535i is usually due...

A rough idle at startup in a 535i is usually due to one or more leaking injectors. The good news is that your injectors are covered by a relatively new extended warranty (10 years /120K miles) if...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-23-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 844
Posted By DJtoad
Also try wiggling the steering wheel back and...

Also try wiggling the steering wheel back and forth several times. Can't hurt.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-22-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 43,376
Posted By DJtoad
Sorry to hear about the demise of your previous...

Sorry to hear about the demise of your previous two E60s, Ant. I assumed your latest was an E65 without looking too closely at the photo. Definitely a nice car and I hope it works out well for you...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-22-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 43,376
Posted By DJtoad
Wow, has it really been half a decade since you...

Wow, has it really been half a decade since you departed this thread and forum, Ant? Congrats on the 7-series. Now move along and share your wisdom with the fine folks in the E65 subforum. :)
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-10-2016, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By DJtoad
I had it done for $350 last time. Probably...

I had it done for $350 last time. Probably depends on how many in your area do that service -- competition can drive down the price significantly. BTW, you do have a 535i, right? Noticed your...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By DJtoad
Hard to say, but just food for thought. According...

Hard to say, but just food for thought. According to AAA, the average maintenance costs for a large sedan in the US is 5.63 cents. That's maintenance only -- not gas or tires. They define a large...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,305
Posted By DJtoad
Well, you learn something new every day. I had...

Well, you learn something new every day. I had no idea the electric thermostat BMW uses had a conventional wax thermostatic one inside. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2016, 05:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,305
Posted By DJtoad
Of course it's possible. The thermostat is...

Of course it's possible. The thermostat is electrically controlled unlike the "old school" mechanical (wax thermostatic) thermostats. Although the thermostat is designed to fail open, if it's going...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-05-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By DJtoad
Not sure what you mean by "walnut blasting...

Not sure what you mean by "walnut blasting injector 5 due to fuel leak". Walnut blasting has nothing to do with fuel delivery or leaks. How did the fuel rail pipe break? That's very unusual...
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