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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-13-2016, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By Dishoom
Sorry, forgot to mention I'm using a Deltran...

Sorry, forgot to mention I'm using a Deltran Battery Tender Plus. Any need to lock the car to put it to sleep while it's on charge?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-13-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By Dishoom
I recently replaced my front brakes with Centric...

I recently replaced my front brakes with Centric rotors and Akebono pads...I'll be doing the rears too and flushing the fluid.

I suggest you read up on this very well detailed DIY guide and have...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,163
Posted By Dishoom
Aren't the OEM pads semi-metallic? I thought...

Aren't the OEM pads semi-metallic? I thought that was a harsher compound than the Akebono ceramic pads. It's decent stopping power at the moment, though definitely not the bite like OE. Hopefully...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By Dishoom
Charging battery

Since I use my car very little during the week, I thought it might be a good idea to charge it. It's hooked up right now in my closed garage, with the hood up and the hood alarm switch pulled up. ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,163
Posted By Dishoom
I just replaced my front pads and rotors with...

I just replaced my front pads and rotors with Akebono EUR18 pads and Centric (made by StopTech) blank rotors. I've only put about 100mi on them so far, but no complaints. Time will tell how the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-01-2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By Dishoom
BTW, here are some other threads regarding this...

BTW, here are some other threads regarding this issue

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=804938 (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=633234)
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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-01-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By Dishoom
Thanks for the input. So would I need to somehow...

Thanks for the input. So would I need to somehow remove the OE clamps and wiggle out the vent tube, or cut just past the clamps, slide in a replacement tube, and install a new clamp?

Without...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-31-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By Dishoom
Cooling system issues

I'm currently just over 69k miles on my 550i, and recently found a a couple issues with the engine cooling system.

1. The float stick in the coolant expansion tank is missing. This happened...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 02-11-2016, 06:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 753
Posted By Dishoom
Thinking about buying an E46 M3

Hi,

I've been interested in buying a fun manual coupe as a weekend toy for <$10k. I've kept my eyes on cars ranging from Audi TT to Honda S2000, but I've recently come across an E46 M3 in my area...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 463
Posted By Dishoom
2008 550i water pump replacement

What's the general consensus on when to change the water pump on a 550i? I searched for threads but it seems to vary from as low as 40k to people over 100k with the original pump. I understand it's...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-15-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,159
Posted By Dishoom
I had the same issue. I bought a used TCU off of...

I had the same issue. I bought a used TCU off of eBay (about $180) and had a BMW tech install and program it for $120.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 488
Posted By Dishoom
I'm not sure if it's the same part (I think...

I'm not sure if it's the same part (I think pre-LCI had ULF, and LCI has TCU), but I also had the SOS malfunction light. In my case, the BT stopped working, though I could still use NAV and radio...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-10-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,385
Posted By Dishoom
I've been wanting to add a rear camera and these...

I've been wanting to add a rear camera and these seem like interesting alternatives to ModMyNav.

Just want to clarify...the links that you provide to Car-Solutions and AliExpress are for two...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By Dishoom
Sorry to say, but you've bought the wrong car if...

Sorry to say, but you've bought the wrong car if you're looking into doing a lot of performance mods to increase HP/torque. There's not much in terms of dyno-proven mods for the 550i. This car is...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 949
Posted By Dishoom
My recommendation -- Wurth silver wheel paint. ...

My recommendation -- Wurth silver wheel paint. I've used it, and it matches pretty good.

http://www.autogeek.net/wurth-silver-paint.html
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-13-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,213
Posted By Dishoom
Misinformation. Magnaflow doesn't make a quad...

Misinformation. Magnaflow doesn't make a quad exhaust specifically for the 550i. However, they do make a dyno proven full cat-back exhaust for it. The Magnaflow-based quad setups seen on the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,758
Posted By Dishoom
I purchased my 2008 550i sport in August 2010,...

I purchased my 2008 550i sport in August 2010, with about 28k miles on the odometer. Today I have just under 63,500 miles. I had most of my issues resolved while I still had the factory warranty,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,086
Posted By Dishoom
I had the same problem. The SOS Call System...

I had the same problem. The SOS Call System Malfunction would pop up intermittently and after some time, it just stayed on. As a result, bluetooth stopped working...BT wasn't a big deal but seeing...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-19-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By Dishoom
I think I've resolved the issue. I cleaned and...

I think I've resolved the issue. I cleaned and lubricated (WD40 was all I had) the pivot areas and hinges. Doing this seemed to help movement slightly. I then studied the close process closely and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-19-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By Dishoom
Yes, I've tried the initialization process. The...

Yes, I've tried the initialization process. The problem seems to be more mechanical, in that the deflector is not lowering enough to prevent impact with sunroof as it closes. The deflector hinges...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-19-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By Dishoom
Sunroof issue

When closing my sunroof it makes a loud bang as if it's crashing into the wind deflector while sliding forward. It then immediately opens back again . I can get it to close by slightly holding down...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-15-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,042
Posted By Dishoom
I would avoid cheap tires. Don't compromise on...

I would avoid cheap tires. Don't compromise on handling and safety. Go with a reputable brand with a good warranty...especially if you have staggered tires! Michelin and Continental tires seem to...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-15-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,877
Posted By Dishoom
I don't know if my Rhino ramps are different from...

I don't know if my Rhino ramps are different from yours, but the lower edge of my front bumper hits the ramp so I haven't been able to use them for 550 Sport. My ramps are the ones rated for 8000lbs.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-21-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,250
Posted By Dishoom
I've removed the door panel before. I'm not sure...

I've removed the door panel before. I'm not sure how to remove the armrest itself or door pull.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-20-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,250
Posted By Dishoom
I'm not confident about plasti-dip's durability. ...

I'm not confident about plasti-dip's durability. Also the texture and color would not match well. I've heard Duplicolor vinyl & fabric paint is a good match though.

More info for DIY:...
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