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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-23-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 35,368
Posted By jesimmons
Crown.... see my post here:...

Crown.... see my post here: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=7153816&postcount=27
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-23-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,013
Posted By jesimmons
Crown - You probably should have the IBS...

Crown - You probably should have the IBS reprogrammed for that battery since it has different electrical specs from the original. Your original battery is the same factory installed battery I had.
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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-13-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,917
Posted By jesimmons
Oil turning black is mostly a byproduct of carbon...

Oil turning black is mostly a byproduct of carbon particles (soot) suspended in the oil. Most likely comes from cylinder walls - the DI injectors fuel spray pattern probably has something to do with...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,012
Posted By jesimmons
And what about all those electronics modules deep...

And what about all those electronics modules deep down in the under-bowels of the trunk compartment where water seems to love to go when it gets in. :thumbdwn:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,917
Posted By jesimmons
I did my first oil change at 7500 miles, and the...

I did my first oil change at 7500 miles, and the dealer has done them annually ever since (under free maintenance). I drive less than 6K miles a year so the annual change is sufficient. After...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,906
Posted By jesimmons
The 535i just loves to cruise on long trips. The...

The 535i just loves to cruise on long trips. The first long trip I took in mine back in 2008 was a round trip from NoVA to Pittsburgh and back for a weekend wedding. Drove it on a hot august...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-29-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,503
Posted By jesimmons
I've got 17,000 miles on a set of Axxis Deluxe...

I've got 17,000 miles on a set of Axxis Deluxe Advanced pads and they have performed exceptionally well. Still have great stopping performance, plenty of pad left, stiil totally quiet, and absolutely...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-24-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,344
Posted By jesimmons
Hope the dog is ok. Chocolate is poison to dogs....

Hope the dog is ok. Chocolate is poison to dogs. :(
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-19-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 759
Posted By jesimmons
This is one of my favorite features. Pull into...

This is one of my favorite features. Pull into my garage and just press the button, holding it in just a tad longer, and the car goes from running in gear to full-off and in park in one simple...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-11-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,095
Posted By jesimmons
:thumbup:

:thumbup:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-11-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 530
Posted By jesimmons
7 qts. Its an easy DIY if you have ramps to raise...

7 qts. Its an easy DIY if you have ramps to raise the front end.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-10-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,819
Posted By jesimmons
High Pressure Fuel pump issues and injector...

High Pressure Fuel pump issues and injector issues are the achilles heel of the N54 engine. But caden is a bit over the top on this, IMHO. My 2008 535i is almost 4 years old now and I have not had...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-29-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,018
Posted By jesimmons
There were many different part numbers for the...

There were many different part numbers for the HPFP. BMW kept redesigning them until they had one that worked (or so they think). So if your earlier pump that failed was one of the earlier...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-29-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By jesimmons
I haven't noticed loud fan related noises when I...

I haven't noticed loud fan related noises when I start my 535i unless the engine is already quite hot. :dunno:
After the engine warms up the electric cooling fans will kick in and out when needed.
...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,962
Posted By jesimmons
Rotors should be inspected for minimum thickness...

Rotors should be inspected for minimum thickness and excessive scoring/grooves. Replace if condition warrants replacements. If rotors in ok shape, you can go 2 sets of pads per rotor.

I replaced...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,962
Posted By jesimmons
I did all 4 corners, pads only for under $200....

I did all 4 corners, pads only for under $200. Rotors would have added a few more bills. Took a few hours and only special tool needed was a torque wrench. IMHO brakes are fairly easy as long as...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-19-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,149
Posted By jesimmons
I can't say about the 545i, but I have purchased...

I can't say about the 545i, but I have purchased the BMW filter for my 535i from dealer (in BMW labeled box) and Mann HU816X from 3rd party supplier at half the price and both filters were identical...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,149
Posted By jesimmons
The filter wrench I got for my E60 is 86mm, 16...

The filter wrench I got for my E60 is 86mm, 16 side (this fits the filter cap). The socket on top is 17mm. I believe the bavauto wrench is similar. Mine is cast aluminum, has a part number 119240,...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-16-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By jesimmons
Yeah... it just estimates it based on the...

Yeah... it just estimates it based on the characteristics of BMW pads and your driving style/mileage. If you do a lot of braking (ie stop/go traffic), the miles left will drop faster than if you do...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-16-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By jesimmons
If you are still under the 4-year free...

If you are still under the 4-year free maintenance period, they will replace pads and rotors if the rotors don't meet spec. If they haven't worn down to replacement thickness, but they are badly...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-15-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,841
Posted By jesimmons
I have the Axxis Deluxe Advanced ceramics and...

I have the Axxis Deluxe Advanced ceramics and they have been great for 3 years now. Very low dust, and not much different from stock BMW pads in terms of stopping feel. Perhaps a little less bite...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,458
Posted By jesimmons
The large "O" ring replaces the one on the Oil...

The large "O" ring replaces the one on the Oil filter housing cap. The metal washer is a replacement crush washer that is used on the drain plug.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,247
Posted By jesimmons
The general consensus (including Mike Miller,...

The general consensus (including Mike Miller, technical editor of Roundel Magazine, BMWCCA) is that you probably don't want to own a modern BMW (i.e. recent year model) without a warranty... either...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-05-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By jesimmons
How many miles on it? Have you ever had the...

How many miles on it? Have you ever had the induction system cleaning BMW recommends for the N54 engine? If not, you might consider it. The n54 does build up carbon deposits on the valves and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-03-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,141
Posted By jesimmons
ditto. My '08 535i is 3.25 years old now. No...

ditto. My '08 535i is 3.25 years old now. No HPFP, turbo, or injector problems. After recall, they replaced my HPFP back in april. Still no problems. Other than that, routine maintenance and oil...
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