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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-09-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By jmanscotch
Price?

Price?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By jmanscotch
Sounds like I'd be spraying some flammable fluid...

Sounds like I'd be spraying some flammable fluid around the intake boot then and praying you find it and don't have to tear into the CCV again! Let us know!
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-04-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By jmanscotch
I've seen lots of folks refer to this website for...

I've seen lots of folks refer to this website for a good BMW friendly/specific indy search tool: http://www.bimrs.org/
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-04-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 607
Posted By jmanscotch
Financially a good idea?...you're the best one to...

Financially a good idea?...you're the best one to answer that question.

Personally, I'd rather be throwing money at the E39 M5 (if you're a DIYer and not paying dealership prices for maintaining...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-04-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By jmanscotch
:thumbup: these cars have sensitive enough...

:thumbup: these cars have sensitive enough traction control systems. If you notice the traction light flashing too easily, on either dry or slippery road conditions, that might be a sign that the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-04-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By jmanscotch
Is the question, 'can I run these and not tear up...

Is the question, 'can I run these and not tear up the AWD setup?'?

From my experience of knowing car savvy folks and some whom have run these setups, the general rule is that difference in ROLLING...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-04-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By jmanscotch
Engine code is on the driver side of block, below...

Engine code is on the driver side of block, below air intake boot, deep down there. Try this link...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By jmanscotch
Intake boot, DISA o-ring, gas cap, incorrectly...

Intake boot, DISA o-ring, gas cap, incorrectly installed CCV or piping?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-02-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By jmanscotch
Hey Mate, recently had 2883 as well. Lots of...

Hey Mate, recently had 2883 as well. Lots of folks here seemed to get 2883 AND 2884(?) while I only got the one code.

Here is my thread where I went through several things checking for a vacuum...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-27-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 522
Posted By jmanscotch
Doesn't look bad. Springs and pads is going to be...

Doesn't look bad. Springs and pads is going to be your best bet.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-27-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 842
Posted By jmanscotch
I like a lot of the suggestions here. I've had...

I like a lot of the suggestions here. I've had great luck with Bavauto.com, Pelicanparts.com, autohausaz.com and my main go-to is thebmwminipartstore.com (also a dealership supply store like...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-27-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 843
Posted By jmanscotch
They are a bit pricey, I've had to buy one before...

They are a bit pricey, I've had to buy one before too. That said, you're not sure you NEED one yet, you just need to remove it and ensure it's intact and in good condition!

Looks like the N52 has...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-25-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By jmanscotch
Any update?

Any update?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-25-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By jmanscotch
Just dropping back in to say all is well, CEL...

Just dropping back in to say all is well, CEL fixed. Repair was tight, but not too bad even for a big handed man like myself.

Old vent tube and sheath on top, new vent tube and insulated cover on...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-25-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 843
Posted By jmanscotch
Good option and super easy to look into! OP:...

Good option and super easy to look into! OP: Don't need to remove manifold to check, just remove the DISA valve itself and make sure all it's parts are still present.

Here's the first video I...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-25-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 634
Posted By jmanscotch
Good to hear. BMWs from early 2000s all had coil...

Good to hear. BMWs from early 2000s all had coil quality issues, many were fixed with a recall in 2006-2007?.

Anyways, P0301 was the code for the bad coil and the subsequent misfiring on cylinder...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-25-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By jmanscotch
I assume idle sits at the correct ~750 RPM? If...

I assume idle sits at the correct ~750 RPM? If so, and it's not a misfiring situation, then you're definitely looking at motor mounts or tranny mounts or guibo (though motor mounts make the most...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-25-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 522
Posted By jmanscotch
Likely the easiest way to pull it off would be to...

Likely the easiest way to pull it off would be to research and find new spring pads that are thicker on both top and bottom of each spring. I'd imagine it'd be easy enough to find an extra 1/2" or...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-19-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By jmanscotch
Correct. VANOS wouldn't explain the smoking nor...

Correct. VANOS wouldn't explain the smoking nor the visual leak by anymeans, but it's just what I default to when I hear about cold-start issues. That said, with your other symptoms I'd doubt it's...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By jmanscotch
Yeah, the only other things I can imagine it...

Yeah, the only other things I can imagine it being on that side/area is the oil filter housing and power steering res. I wouldn't imagine it'd cause any running issues though.

Was the whitish...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By jmanscotch
Thanks and ofcourse! about $6,500 off their...

Thanks and ofcourse! about $6,500 off their asking price :D
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By jmanscotch
While any vehicle is running, battery voltage...

While any vehicle is running, battery voltage should read low 14 volts. Some older vehicles may do ok at very high 13 volts, but modern vehicles should have efficient alternators and be able to...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-12-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By jmanscotch
The M54 has a few common spots oil can leak from....

The M54 has a few common spots oil can leak from.

As mentioned, the rear-passenger side of the valve cover almost always leaks the closer to 100K you get (your low mileage - but with it's age,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-12-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By jmanscotch
Well, I dug back into the engine bay yesterday....

Well, I dug back into the engine bay yesterday. While I was in there with the airbox/intake boot off last time, I noticed a little light oil residue along the driver side of the engine block (only on...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-12-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By jmanscotch
Yeah that is low. A new battery along with...

Yeah that is low. A new battery along with programming it is, what, about $200? If you plan on keeping the car for a few years, replacing the original 6 year old battery isn't a bad idea anyways and...
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