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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-06-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,753
Posted By pjinca
Just based on the way the wheel arch is bent, I...

Just based on the way the wheel arch is bent, I would suspect frame damage, which means total loss. I wouldn't trust a car with a "fixed" bent frame with my life or the lives of my kids.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-25-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 831
Posted By pjinca
I have to agree, the oil separator would be my...

I have to agree, the oil separator would be my bet as well, and by the way, it cost me $160 to have replaced on my old 2005 530. However, it was also the reason I traded that car in before things got...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-18-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By pjinca
There are many threads where people hard wired...

There are many threads where people hard wired their V1 or Escort detectors to the visor area. This would mean you wouldn't have it mounted to the windshield (which if fairly obvious for Mr. John Q...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-16-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 720
Posted By pjinca
1) the CCC units in these cars fail all the time,...

1) the CCC units in these cars fail all the time, they are uber sensitive - that said, it should not have taken a threat of legal action too get them to take a look in good faith, never use them...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-16-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By pjinca
H.F. is exactly right, cars made before 09/06...

H.F. is exactly right, cars made before 09/06 were made with FTM (Flat Tire Monitor) system based on wheel speed learned since last reset. There are no individual wheel sensors. All you need to do...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By pjinca
First I would check that the pads and caliper...

First I would check that the pads and caliper pins were lubed correctly during the install, this is the MOST common cause of squealing/squeaking. Next, was a proper "Bed-in" procedure done? A lot of...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-12-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By pjinca
Your car has the M54 engine, it's a pretty good...

Your car has the M54 engine, it's a pretty good engine when maintained properly. Things to have checked (not at the dealer, they will charge way too much):
Vacuum lines around the engine - the car...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-12-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By pjinca
To answer your question: 06-07 550 is pre-LCI,...

To answer your question:
06-07 550 is pre-LCI, so this means headlights, interior, taillights, and some features are different (no SMG available on LCI cars, but adaptive side bolsters were)
THe...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-11-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 455
Posted By pjinca
Maybe 3 inches.

Maybe 3 inches.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-11-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 455
Posted By pjinca
I have an M-Sport car (comes with M-Tech kit),...

I have an M-Sport car (comes with M-Tech kit), ride height is stock. I have a lip on my car, it scrapes quite often. I consider it a wear item, plan on replacing it every 2 years or so - had mine for...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By pjinca
Yeah, the color is very - well, Russian, similar...

Yeah, the color is very - well, Russian, similar to the gold plated M5 you can find on YouTube in Moscow.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,268
Posted By pjinca
Correct, sodl he 172s about 2 weeks after I got...

Correct, sodl he 172s about 2 weeks after I got my 550. The M logo on the wheels and the steering wheel are tiny. What I meant was the doorsills abd other M badges on the 2010s. :thumbup::thumbup:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By pjinca
Adjustment on the hood fitment is fairly easy,...

Adjustment on the hood fitment is fairly easy, you will need Torx bits (but a set of those are good for any modern BMW owner). On the underside of the hood there are 2 D shaped hook that latch the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By pjinca
VERY interesting build, good luck. There was a...

VERY interesting build, good luck. There was a guy on bimmerboost who was putting a turbo LS in his E39 540, THAT was a major build. Definitely keep us updated on progress, problems/issues you've...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By pjinca
I like the interior, except the wood trim, the...

I like the interior, except the wood trim, the color combination is there is fantastic. The exterior? The color is okay, not something I would want, but $17k US? Ridiculous.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-07-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By pjinca
Correct, no pre-LCI cars can use the AE as DRL...

Correct, no pre-LCI cars can use the AE as DRL unless they upgrade to LCI headlights
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-07-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By pjinca
Contact Solely Bimmer in Mission Viejo, good...

Contact Solely Bimmer in Mission Viejo, good bunch of guys and reasonable too. Ask for Chad
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-07-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By pjinca
^^^+1000 I will add, you can either have the...

^^^+1000 I will add, you can either have the inner headlights turn on/off through coding - not the regular outer headlights, that isn't possible. If you had an LCI car you would be using the Angel...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-07-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,268
Posted By pjinca
The M-Sport cars didn't start coming with M...

The M-Sport cars didn't start coming with M badges until 2010. My car is an M-Sport car with not a single M badge on it. The N54, after the numerous initial issues, has been a good engine . I am not...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-07-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By pjinca
I get the "PDC Malfunction" message every now and...

I get the "PDC Malfunction" message every now and then as well. I know it must be one of my rear bumper sensors, just haven't had the time to figure out which one yet. It's annoying, but not a huge...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-07-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,268
Posted By pjinca
No matter what, the M5 is the ultimate iteration...

No matter what, the M5 is the ultimate iteration of the 5 series - it is a 4 door super car. People lust after M cars, always will, so the article is interesting, but at the end of the day who...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-05-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By pjinca
I feel way better now

I have always heard from friends that the BMWs were so terrible on reliability. Well, I am on my 3rd BMW, 2nd E60 without any serious issues. However, my sister-in-law and her husband got themselves...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-01-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By pjinca
Yes, both cars share the exact same drive train.

Yes, both cars share the exact same drive train.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-31-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 964
Posted By pjinca
Cool, I look forward to seeing your new orange...

Cool, I look forward to seeing your new orange wheels - nothing says "I drive a Civic that can drift - I swear" like bright wheels :thumbup:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-31-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 964
Posted By pjinca
Much rather have black rims than chrome. Chrome...

Much rather have black rims than chrome. Chrome is for pimps and lowriders, and tells the world "look I got the $ for a BMW, but I neglected the class". Also, there is a functional aspect : the...
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