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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-21-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By boramkiv
True, I was referring to the M62, but it wasn't...

True, I was referring to the M62, but it wasn't an M62tu right? Was it a different engine and not used in any other models?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-21-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By boramkiv
You need to have codes pulled. When the car is...

You need to have codes pulled. When the car is sitting after a long time and you open the door do you hear the fuel pump at all? It does sound like a fuel issue because when you sprayed starter fluid...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-21-2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By boramkiv
Make sure you reconnected that coolant temp...

Make sure you reconnected that coolant temp sensor or fan switch sensor on the lower radiator hose (easily overlooked). The bleed process for your car should be ignition on (engine not running) fan...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 09-21-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 572
Posted By boramkiv
Not too familiar with the 997's check out the...

Not too familiar with the 997's check out the Porsche forums for that. I do know that I love the 997 GT3 and that's on my list. I will eventually get into a P car some day hopefully. Now you say 996...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-21-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By boramkiv
The fuel pump should prime the moment you open...

The fuel pump should prime the moment you open the door, and the car wakes up. If it's not doing that the fuel pump is going or gone. You should have codes read to be absolutely sure though.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-21-2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 196
Posted By boramkiv
See here: ...

See here:

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=NA53-USA-05-2004-E60-BMW-525i&diagId=63_0812
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-21-2016, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By boramkiv
Once you install any of these units you lose your...

Once you install any of these units you lose your BC. These units are self contained and need only a power source and a reception for the FM radio. They are no way connected to the car. I would keep...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-21-2016, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By boramkiv
The 4.4 pre face lift and 4.6 had pretty much the...

The 4.4 pre face lift and 4.6 had pretty much the same engine, the manifold and a bigger bore I think are the main differences if I remember correctly. The 4.4 is problematic, but if you're handy it...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-21-2016, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By boramkiv
There's also a fuse 48 replacement issue here too...

There's also a fuse 48 replacement issue here too that can fix a dead HVAC control unit. The problem here is that you're getting feedback from years of experience with these vehicles. If you really...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-21-2016, 06:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 469
Posted By boramkiv
Exactly, you have to take a few steps back and...

Exactly, you have to take a few steps back and get down to basic maintenance before trying to upgrade. You'd be surprised how well the car runs after walnut blasting alone.
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 09-20-2016, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By boramkiv
The main issue you really have to worry about on...

The main issue you really have to worry about on the M3 E9X chassis are the throttle actuators. The rod bearing issue is over-hyped. The S65 engine is great and reliable. The rod bearing issue comes...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-12-2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By boramkiv
Ok, I think you should have done more research...

Ok, I think you should have done more research before going into the engine bay...it may be in your best interest to get the car towed to an independent shop so they can fix it. You have to be...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-12-2016, 09:35 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,112
Posted By boramkiv
This is EXACTLY why my E60 is going nowhere. I...

This is EXACTLY why my E60 is going nowhere. I think I just fine with the current vehicles I have right now for a few more years...I just need to perhaps upgrade my Tacoma to a tundra just to have an...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-28-2016, 05:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,115
Posted By boramkiv
This thread is over a decade old, but in the...

This thread is over a decade old, but in the interest of reviving I'll share my story. I have an 02 X5 4.4i sport that I had up to around 142mph (speedo indicated). Don't quite know the exact too...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-27-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By boramkiv
Fuel pump would prime as soon as you open the...

Fuel pump would prime as soon as you open the drivers door. How do you know you're not getting any fault codes? What are you using?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-24-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 408
Posted By boramkiv
Ok...I just went to the BMW Drive For A Cause...

Ok...I just went to the BMW Drive For A Cause event yesterday and drove what I thought was the sportiest model they had...the 340i Msport. The car is really quick off the line, but you feel like it's...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-26-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By boramkiv
I'm still wondering why some E60's steam out the...

I'm still wondering why some E60's steam out the front grill in moist rainy, cold conditions.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-05-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,085
Posted By boramkiv
Ive had the LCI tail with Bruce cable setup for a...

Ive had the LCI tail with Bruce cable setup for a while now and they still look great.
I got the lights from BMW themselves, It was an $800 mod, (600 lights, 200 cable) completely reversible, with...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-24-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Posted By boramkiv
I read this article yesterday, and to be honest...

I read this article yesterday, and to be honest it will definitely be a tough one for enthusiasts.
It will be time to buy old models and keep forever, as long as parts are continued to be made.
...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By boramkiv
Had the same issue two weeks ago with a different...

Had the same issue two weeks ago with a different forum...IP address in China. Got an email saying five failed attempts to access account so 15 minute disabling occurred.
Gotta love hackers...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 874
Posted By boramkiv
Is the connection to the radiator still connected...

Is the connection to the radiator still connected to the radiator?
I have the manual transmission and I think that hose looks a bit different, not too sure.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By boramkiv
You can now debadge the 528i, and replace it with...

You can now debadge the 528i, and replace it with 530i.



You probably don't want to know.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 728
Posted By boramkiv
I killed Sirius last year. Too many other music...

I killed Sirius last year. Too many other music choices for cheaper, plus they are starting to advertise more and more, unlike about roughly 8-10 years ago when they were just music.
They definitely...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-08-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Posted By boramkiv
How do you know the DME is not reading? The...

How do you know the DME is not reading?
The Valvetronic motor was reinstalled correctly right? There should be some pressure on the motor when pushing in.
If it's just pushed in with no pressure,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-07-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By boramkiv
Was the physical oil change actually performed? ...

Was the physical oil change actually performed?
Key in position 2 (engine not running, but check engine light on), then close the door (to remove the radio on message), clip seat belt (to remove the...
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