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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By pjinca
You can do K&N, as long as you wipe i down before...

You can do K&N, as long as you wipe i down before you install it. Then whenever you recharge it, don't apply excessive oil, and repeat the wipe down procedure. I had a K&N briefly in my 550, then I...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-28-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,764
Posted By pjinca
Then I would definitely get the motor mounts...

Then I would definitely get the motor mounts checked out. :thumbup: And the Tranny mount.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-28-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By pjinca
No merit based on "additional issues" there...

No merit based on "additional issues" there aren't any that the following years didn't have. Things to keep in mind when looking for 2004-05 cars:
Bluetooth was optional, not standard until 2006...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-28-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,764
Posted By pjinca
LOL, typically vibration at speed indicates a...

LOL, typically vibration at speed indicates a front end problem. Especially if you have steering wheel vibration. I would be looking at the tie rod ends, control arm bushings, even sway bar end links...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-28-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 403
Posted By pjinca
LOL, having had a 530 previously - I would say...

LOL, having had a 530 previously - I would say any 5er without sports package is a little less than ideal. I'd much rather drive a 525 with sports package than a 550 without it. :thumbup:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-28-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,764
Posted By pjinca
At that point I would wonder if the car was in an...

At that point I would wonder if the car was in an accident. If after control arms, tie rods, Guibo, and alignment it still vibrates? Something is very wrong, you can go out on a limb and say maybe...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-28-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By pjinca
LOL, I have had the 2005 530 previously - and I...

LOL, I have had the 2005 530 previously - and I LOVE it!!!!
Great gas mileage, I managed nearly 35 mpg doing 85-90 from LA to Vegas (less than half a tank used). Fairly dependable, the 2004-05...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-28-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,764
Posted By pjinca
Guibo is a bushing in the drivetrain, can it go...

Guibo is a bushing in the drivetrain, can it go bad? Sure, but that is extremely rare in the E60 (I have heard of 1 case in 8 years of owning E60s) . What is MUCH more common in the E60 is the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-28-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 148
Posted By pjinca
raceprecision.com - that is all, RPI or you...

raceprecision.com - that is all, RPI or you either wasted your money or spent way more than you should have
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-27-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,220
Posted By pjinca
Not exactly true, the heat soak suffered by the...

Not exactly true, the heat soak suffered by the aFe is because it has the heat "shield" - as in not a sealed box like the OEM air box, which allows heat from the engine to enter the intake. :thumbup:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-27-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By pjinca
Looks good, I would get rid of the door trim...

Looks good, I would get rid of the door trim things - they're just fugly. Change the rear bumper reflectors for some that are body colored, the black just looks cheap, body color looks MUCH cleaner....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-27-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By pjinca
Mercedes, to me = old man car. Probably because...

Mercedes, to me = old man car. Probably because my dad was a big Merc guy.
That being said, I have a buddy that had an E60 M5, then got an E63 AMG and hated it. It was a "nice" car, but just didn't...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By pjinca
Hey Quarta, good to see you made it over here...

Hey Quarta, good to see you made it over here bud!!! I haven't been on 5series in months (and I was an old school member there - still have the decal in my window).
Definitely post pics and a DIY...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-16-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 464
Posted By pjinca
There is another thing to point out when...

There is another thing to point out when considering the combo of springs and Bilstiens or springs alone:
Springs + Bilstiens - will give your car a fairly silly rake, every car I have seen with...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-14-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By pjinca
the 525 has 172 hp, the 528 has 215 hp. Then...

the 525 has 172 hp, the 528 has 215 hp. Then there's the LCI cosmetic changes, interior changes, headights/taillights - etc
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-06-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By pjinca
For the headlights on my old 530, I used the $10...

For the headlights on my old 530, I used the $10 kit from Harbor Freight - worked great. I removed the headlights and did as instructed, came out perfectly. You do want to apply some form of UV...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-06-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 539
Posted By pjinca
In Cali tthey are illegal, so is not running a...

In Cali tthey are illegal, so is not running a front plate. To avoid giving any reason to pull me over, I have the front plate mounted, and no - I would never use a "plate cover", they're just silly.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-06-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 732
Posted By pjinca
Yep, the paint should be as smooth as possible...

Yep, the paint should be as smooth as possible before applying Opticoat. The reason is that once it's cured (in about 3 months) whatever imperfections are on the paint will be permanent. As with any...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-06-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 732
Posted By pjinca
Having a detailing business on the side, I have...

Having a detailing business on the side, I have done this more than a few times. It's not cheap, mainly because of he prep work involved in getting the paint ready to be sealed. I think it is worth...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-06-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 410
Views: 75,368
Posted By pjinca
People could order their wheels in chrome, but...

People could order their wheels in chrome, but it was a "dealer option" not a factory option. BMW wouldn't make something so vomitous as chrome wheels, no offense, chrome on a BMW is akin to...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-04-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By pjinca
I am more impressed that there is a 2004 530 out...

I am more impressed that there is a 2004 530 out there with multi contour seats than with the mileage. You would think they would have added NAV as well as that option though. Overall, nice car, but...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-03-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 671
Posted By pjinca
WOW!!!! Glad everyone is okay. Sorry about the...

WOW!!!! Glad everyone is okay. Sorry about the car, but that can be replaced
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-03-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By pjinca
If you have OEM 172s you DO have a staggered...

If you have OEM 172s you DO have a staggered setup - they only came staggered (rear wheels wider than the fronts). As for alignment DO NOT go to the dealer, they will only adjust it to factory specs,...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-26-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By pjinca
Drive it!!!! I take every opportunity to take my...

Drive it!!!! I take every opportunity to take my car for a good drive, these are called "the ultimate driving machine" - not the ultimate sitting machine. They deserve to be driven.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-26-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 692
Posted By pjinca
I have had the R1 concepts premium rotors,and I...

I have had the R1 concepts premium rotors,and I liked them a lot. I doubt you can find quality rotors for $300, these are brakes afterall and going cheap with brakes is just bad mojo.
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