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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) Today, 10:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By bimmerfan52
I would guess there is a test to look for the...

I would guess there is a test to look for the signal from MV2 to insure it is operating properly and not sticking, and agree that this test might make sure you are moving in the right direction...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) Today, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By bimmerfan52
+1 on replacing tank. Not an emergency, just...

+1 on replacing tank.

Not an emergency, just check daily under the hood until you replace it so you don't get caught with low coolant. Generally the highest system pressure is after the engine is...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) Today, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By bimmerfan52
rokdok - Sorry I was going out the door when I...

rokdok - Sorry I was going out the door when I replied and didn't go into detail.

Yes, the "Gear can be engaged without depressing brake pedal" is the same error. I can't say exactly which...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) Today, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By bimmerfan52
Greetings from Scottsdale! See attached page...

Greetings from Scottsdale!

See attached page 6.
It appears that failure of solenoid MV2 is indeed consistent with the parking lock error.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-15-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By bimmerfan52
+1 ZF transmissions can adapt to a number of...

+1

ZF transmissions can adapt to a number of conditions, including part wear as well as different fluids. The attached page is dated but the technique of clearing the transmission "memory" so it...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-14-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By bimmerfan52
ZF-Lifeguard Fluid 6 is transmission fluid...

ZF-Lifeguard Fluid 6 is transmission fluid developed under specification jointly by Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH and ZF Friedrichshafen AG (manufacturer of transmissions used in BMWs and other cars) to...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-08-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 418
Posted By bimmerfan52
I usually spend about 15 seconds to check mirrors...

I usually spend about 15 seconds to check mirrors and buckle up, giving time for some initial lubrication to the top end of the engine. Then I drive conservatively for the first few miles.

No...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-08-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By bimmerfan52
If you are starting the engine stone-cold and the...

If you are starting the engine stone-cold and the fan is kicking on immediately I would look to a temperature sensor.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-08-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By bimmerfan52
PM me your email address and I will send you a...

PM me your email address and I will send you a PDF of the procedure.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-07-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 334
Posted By bimmerfan52
Yes, the power management system has its...

Yes, the power management system has its advantages and disadvantages. When my voltage regulator pumped out 17V the dash would light up like a Christmas tree as the system shut down a number of...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-07-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 334
Posted By bimmerfan52
If you have an AGM battery (black top) and you...

If you have an AGM battery (black top) and you are seeing a system voltage of over 15V then the voltage regulator has definitely gone bad. But unless you measure the system voltage the entire time...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-07-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 334
Posted By bimmerfan52
Which relay are you referring to? I am thinking...

Which relay are you referring to? I am thinking of the 30g and 15g terminal relays.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-07-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 334
Posted By bimmerfan52
Ha Ha. I love fun facts! I agree, one of...

Ha Ha. I love fun facts!

I agree, one of the possible functions of relays (specific to a charging circuit used with a simple voltage comparator) are used to turn charging voltages off and on.
...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-07-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 334
Posted By bimmerfan52
The voltage you are talking about is on the high...

The voltage you are talking about is on the high side, but it depends what battery type is registered, what the temperature conditions are, and if the system voltage always stays high or is just for...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By bimmerfan52
Oil opinions on car blogs are legendary for...

Oil opinions on car blogs are legendary for starting wars that make the Hatfields and McCoys look like best buddies. Everybody has an opinion of what is best.

BMW puts out a list of approved oils...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By bimmerfan52
Well ..... where to start? You have four...

Well ..... where to start?

You have four issues going on here and I'll address the most important first.

1. Never, ever, ever jump the car directly on the battery.
Both the positive and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-17-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 717
Posted By bimmerfan52
LOL - Yes it does take all kinds. If you think...

LOL - Yes it does take all kinds. If you think the Volvo 240 station wagon is better looking than an Infiniti M35 then my guess is aesthetics is really not a factor for you.

I don't know how long...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 717
Posted By bimmerfan52
BMW reliability isn't what it once was. My...

BMW reliability isn't what it once was. My father owned a 5-series E12 (1980) and my brother an E24 (1987) and both were very reliable, but sadly BMW does not focus on reliability these days. As...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,965
Posted By bimmerfan52
For the knowledgeable consumer considering owning...

For the knowledgeable consumer considering owning a used BMW, ownership satisfaction can depend greatly upon a candid self-assessment as to your financial capabilities to support repairs, and if it...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,965
Posted By bimmerfan52
I had the engine running but didn't stir the...

I had the engine running but didn't stir the gears. Each time I just drained the pan I never got less than 5.5 quarts out
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-15-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By bimmerfan52
Generally the alternator does not enter the...

Generally the alternator does not enter the system until it spins up to a certain speed (to prevent the alternator from creating a drag on the engine during while starting), so unless you wired it...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-12-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By bimmerfan52
Not sure exactly what the 2010 has (my 545i is...

Not sure exactly what the 2010 has (my 545i is from the early years of the E60), but new cables for the e-sys are showing up along with software.
...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-12-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,965
Posted By bimmerfan52
Your 2nd drain and fill at 3.5 quarts sounds...

Your 2nd drain and fill at 3.5 quarts sounds pretty small. Did you measure carefully the amount of old fluid that came out and went in?

During one drain and fill I forgot to stir the gears after...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-12-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,026
Posted By bimmerfan52
Yeah I know what you mean. Here in AZ it is a...

Yeah I know what you mean. Here in AZ it is a read of the OBD port also. But at least you have proof that you drove it long enough to build an emissions history in the computer without generating a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-12-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,026
Posted By bimmerfan52
The engine rebuild creates a real unknown, based...

The engine rebuild creates a real unknown, based on how people will react to your performing the work yourself, and the small number of miles since the rebuild, as it might appear as though you are...
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