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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-27-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By txag_530i
ZF Lifegaurd 6 or the equivalent thereof.

ZF Lifegaurd 6 or the equivalent thereof.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-23-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By txag_530i
^^ This. ^^ Please don't pay extra money for...

^^ This. ^^

Please don't pay extra money for ATE brake rotors that are inside of a box printed with the BMW logo. There are much better and less costly options.

ATE, Zimmerman, Bosch and even...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-20-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By txag_530i
^^ I installed the Aux kit and then added a...

^^ I installed the Aux kit and then added a separate BT receiver. Is it perfect? No, but I'm not an audiophile that uses 6-gauge copper wire for home speakers, either.
...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-20-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 521
Posted By txag_530i
I used two of the 3M kits and the results were...

I used two of the 3M kits and the results were fantastic. I then applied a coat of 3M 39030 sealing wax to each headlight. One year later and everything still looks great.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By txag_530i
It appears that TRW is the OEM for BMW, so you...

It appears that TRW is the OEM for BMW, so you should be good to go. Remember to get a new gasket, too.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-17-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Posted By txag_530i
You've linked to a device that takes analog video...

You've linked to a device that takes analog video and converts it to HDMI, which is not what is needed for this application.

You need a HDMI to composite video adapter. You'll have to do a search...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 875
Posted By txag_530i
DIY can be found here...

DIY can be found here (http://5series.net/forums/diy-do-yourself-14/diy-control-arm-bushings-tension-strut-wishbones-107786/#entry1282333).
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By txag_530i
You can also drain the coolant by removing the...

You can also drain the coolant by removing the lower radiator hose.

The device that RIHI is referring to is made by UVIEW and is called UVIEW 550000 Airlift. It runs about $120. I wish I had...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By txag_530i
If you are willing to buy from multiple vendors...

If you are willing to buy from multiple vendors then you are likely to get the best deal.

TireRack sells the Bilstein struts at a competitive price
FCP Euro has several front suspension kits...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By txag_530i
A 528i with a manual transmission is going to be...

A 528i with a manual transmission is going to be the most reliable car of the bunch. The transmission is bullet-proof, there are no turbo-charges or high-pressure fuel pumps and there is no AWD...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-07-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By txag_530i
???? Part of the problem are those...

????



Part of the problem are those 19-inch wheels and spacers. If the wheel needs a spacer to fit on the car then chances are high that the wheel should not be on the car. I'd buy some new...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-07-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By txag_530i
The BMW battery comes with a vent port on both...

The BMW battery comes with a vent port on both sides, as does the battery supplied in Volvo XC90s. One side gets plugged. So, definitely not a "cheap battery thing."



Every battery that I've...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-30-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By txag_530i
In addition to the screen you will also need a...

In addition to the screen you will also need a new bezel for the CCC unit. Once the unit is installed you will need to have the car coded in order for the system to work.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By txag_530i
I don't know that anyone makes a kit for the AWD...

I don't know that anyone makes a kit for the AWD cars. Have you checked Eibach or Koni or Bilstein?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By txag_530i
Do you realize that even if you replace the head...

Do you realize that even if you replace the head unit that you have to keep the MOST loop intact? I doubt that you will find a ready-made bezel. You're going to have to buy a kit for another car...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 450
Posted By txag_530i
At that mileage and age you should replace the...

At that mileage and age you should replace the belt, tensioner and idler pulley. Parts can be had from several sources including auothausaz, pelicanparts, fcpeuro, and even Amazon.

Here's a link...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-18-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By txag_530i
^^+1 Use the BMW Coolant and be done with...

^^+1

Use the BMW Coolant and be done with it. You're spending $400+ on the coolant pump and thermostat, so what's a little bit more on the coolant?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-13-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By txag_530i
Take a look at the transmission data plate. It...

Take a look at the transmission data plate. It will tell you what you need to know in order to get the correct parts. Don't guess!
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-13-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 823
Posted By txag_530i
If your hands are bigger than an 8-year old's...

If your hands are bigger than an 8-year old's then you're going to have trouble. If those SOBs at Hella had put an extra 1/2" of space in there then an adult with normal hands could actually get the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-12-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By txag_530i
IMHO if you're paying someone to remove the strut...

IMHO if you're paying someone to remove the strut then you might as well do both upper and lower control arms.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-09-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,239
Posted By txag_530i
The liquid insulation helps, but the problem is...

The liquid insulation helps, but the problem is getting access to all of the wires that need to be coated. You need to have the hands of an eight-year-old to get into the actual housing, which of...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-08-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 923
Posted By txag_530i
When you write he changed the pcv valve, what do...

When you write he changed the pcv valve, what do you mean? There is no pcv valve on this vehicle- it is an entire system consisting of an oil separator and hoses.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-08-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By txag_530i
It might be one of the hoses that connects the...

It might be one of the hoses that connects the water pump and thermostat together. You're going to have to get a rag and wipe everything clean, restart-the car for a bit to get the coolant...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-05-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 901
Posted By txag_530i
If you aren't using the tool and following the...

If you aren't using the tool and following the Bentley instructions to install the injector seal then the seal will not seat correctly and can get lost. You gotta love BMW to invent a special tool...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-04-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By txag_530i
There's clearly a leak somewhere. There are...

There's clearly a leak somewhere. There are several likely culprits:

The hose that extends from the plastic overflow tank across the radiator to the top of the radiator. The hose is tucked under...
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