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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-24-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By Ltmax
I would only replace the seals and use a shop...

I would only replace the seals and use a shop that does it without removing the engine or the cylinder heads. $3k or less is all you should have to spend.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-14-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 432
Posted By Ltmax
It's funny the first time I rode in my friends...

It's funny the first time I rode in my friends brand new 1998 M5 I was hooked, what an amazing car. Later on, my first BMW was an E39 540i, swapped it out for an X5, and then an F10 528i that looked...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-12-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,155
Posted By Ltmax
New top quality OEM style rotors and pads from a...

New top quality OEM style rotors and pads from a good supplier for the front and rear only cost about $400 and two hours labor at a maximum to do the job. You only need to replace the pads on the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 656
Posted By Ltmax
Had them on my 750i, and still have them on my VW...

Had them on my 750i, and still have them on my VW Phaeton, and my daughters Jag. I like them a lot but since I don't drive in snow much I really can't speak to their winter performance.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 656
Posted By Ltmax
Used both Michelin and Continental. I pretty...

Used both Michelin and Continental. I pretty much prefer Michelin as they always seem to last a lot longer, balance real nice, and ride smooth.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 656
Posted By Ltmax
I've had two cars with run flats (one was a 2011...

I've had two cars with run flats (one was a 2011 528i) and they both ran much nicer once I swapped them out for non run flats and the conventional tires were a lot cheaper and lasted longer as well. ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 17
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Views: 722
Posted By Ltmax
You will probably get a million different...

You will probably get a million different opinions but I believe that the OEM oil was made by Castrol and it was 5w-40 synthetic.

I personally use either Mobil 1 0w-40 European Spec or 0w-40...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 656
Posted By Ltmax
Personally, I'd try to pick up a used rim (or set...

Personally, I'd try to pick up a used rim (or set of 4) on e-bay or Craigslist for a few hundred bucks instead of getting a brand new oem one from stealership.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 656
Posted By Ltmax
Hope you don't go back anytime soon. The prices...

Hope you don't go back anytime soon. The prices they are quoting are criminal. Find a good indy and tire shop and save yourself $3k.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-05-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By Ltmax
The first time I ever did valve cover gaskets on...

The first time I ever did valve cover gaskets on one of these engines (on my 750i) I had a heck of a time getting the valve cover to sit flush back on top of the right cylinder head, had to take it...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-05-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,206
Posted By Ltmax
Mine was the base stereo

Mine was the base stereo
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-04-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,206
Posted By Ltmax
Installed the Bavsoundworks Stage 1 Kit in my 09...

Installed the Bavsoundworks Stage 1 Kit in my 09 528i.

Very pleased with the results. I wouldn't say it's a completely amazing difference but you can certainly hear how much better the sound...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-04-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By Ltmax
Hate to say it but I agree with moots, they...

Hate to say it but I agree with moots, they really need to be replaced in pairs so you can either buy a used OEM one to replace the new one you just installed or put another new one on the other...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-04-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By Ltmax
Man that sucks.....I feel your pain. The...

Man that sucks.....I feel your pain. The secondary air system on that engine is a lousy design. Wish I had some good advice to pass along.

Good luck and let us know how you get on.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-03-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By Ltmax
Since that year isn't particularly special or...

Since that year isn't particularly special or highly sought after by collectors, and since it's depreciating about $200 per month, I think you'd be much better off selling it.

Maybe you can get...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-22-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 464
Posted By Ltmax
I agree when it comes to BMW cooling systems, the...

I agree when it comes to BMW cooling systems, the older stuff was built to last, and it seems like the newer stuff was made to last long just enough for your warranty to run out and that's about...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-22-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By Ltmax
If your engine looks like the first picture you...

If your engine looks like the first picture you should only need a catch can to fix the problem as the smoke is caused by engine oil being sucked into the intake manifold:


If your engine looks...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-22-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 464
Posted By Ltmax
Don't think there is a BMW radiator made in the...

Don't think there is a BMW radiator made in the last decade that will last that long as the plastic will get brittle and crack long before the tubes ever get a chance to get plugged.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-22-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By Ltmax
That's a great engine and not prone to all the...

That's a great engine and not prone to all the problems the next generation has so you can breathe a big sigh of relief. But it does have some common problems that are relatively easy to fix like...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-22-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 464
Posted By Ltmax
As long as the coolant that came out looked clean...

As long as the coolant that came out looked clean and not nasty, you really don't need to do a complete flush. Now days with nearly all coolants being compatible with each other, it's not that...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-05-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 20,345
Posted By Ltmax
You don't have to recode anything and you can...

You don't have to recode anything and you can leave the battery connected. It's an easy 30 minute fix that anyone can do themselves.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-05-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,297
Posted By Ltmax
Before going any further get a new battery and...

Before going any further get a new battery and register it. Lot's of problems can pop up when the battery goes flat. Next I'd replace the integrated supply module before going any further. Only...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-19-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By Ltmax
My Ctek charger does, and it usually takes 36 or...

My Ctek charger does, and it usually takes 36 or more hours to fully charge the battery.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-16-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,209
Posted By Ltmax
Yup, the first time I did them, I was cussing,...

Yup, the first time I did them, I was cussing, and could have sworn that they gave me the wrong gasket seals. I had one heck of a time getting the passenger side lower fasteners to go on until I...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-16-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,209
Posted By Ltmax
Believe it or not, once you've done them a few...

Believe it or not, once you've done them a few times and learned the tricks, it's not that bad of a job but still takes some time.
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