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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Today, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 534
Posted By pshovest
It would be nice to see the codes, they should be...

It would be nice to see the codes, they should be on the receipt from the dealer. It sounds like they believe cats are plugged. This causes a high backpressure in the exhaust, which eventually...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Today, 07:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 594
Posted By pshovest
There's a third possibility beyond the bad...

There's a third possibility beyond the bad alternator or parasitic drain scenarios.....If the IBS/DME is commanding the alternator to output the wrong voltage, the battery will not charge properly....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By pshovest
Does "grabbing" occur during straight line and...

Does "grabbing" occur during straight line and while negotiating corners?
I believe the clutch pack in the cutaway of the transfer case is the front/rear differential. It has to slip when front/rear...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 534
Posted By pshovest
Maybe we can save you a few bucks. I've had (5)...

Maybe we can save you a few bucks. I've had (5) 6cyl Bimmers with well over 150,000 miles each and never had any catalyst issues, so I'm skeptical of bad cat diagnosis.
Who diagnosed the bad cats?...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-25-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By pshovest
Blocked exhaust or plugged cats. The guy in...

Blocked exhaust or plugged cats.
The guy in this link physically removed precat sensors, creating another path for exhaust, reducing backpressure and performance was restored.
...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-25-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By pshovest
The oil temp sensor is behind the oil filter...

The oil temp sensor is behind the oil filter housing and can't be seen in the photo in your post.
The electrical connection on the thermostat housing in not a temp sensor. It is the heating element...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By pshovest
How many miles? 3" of play at OD of tire may...

How many miles?

3" of play at OD of tire may or may not be significant. Depending what was being held, this 3" can include all the play in the halfshaft, dif, driveshaft and transmission. To test...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By pshovest
Something affecting alignment.....subframe...

Something affecting alignment.....subframe bushings, control arm bushings, rear ball joint, any of the links that position the carrier, anything but a bad half shaft.

Do both tires wear the same?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By pshovest
How many miles? Does shop have ability to scan...

How many miles?
Does shop have ability to scan for BMW proprietary codes? There should be stored codes for the active steering fault.
Turn signals that won't cancel sure sounds like an SZL issue....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-23-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 445
Posted By pshovest
There are several way to get an AUX input. If you...

There are several way to get an AUX input. If you want the OEM head unit, Ebay is your friend.
Search "bmw cd (e39,e53,x5,525,530,540,525i,530i,540i) -(gps,changer,repair,cassette)" without the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-22-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 594
Posted By pshovest
Will an IBS issue cause this problem?

Will an IBS issue cause this problem?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-22-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,866
Posted By pshovest
Well that's better life then I've gotten out of...

Well that's better life then I've gotten out of many engine driven water pumps.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-22-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 534
Posted By pshovest
Care to help out fellow enthusiasts? There are...

Care to help out fellow enthusiasts?
There are likely several here who would give you $3500.....same as the dealer offered you.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-22-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 398
Posted By pshovest
Other possibilities are hose blockage preventing...

Other possibilities are hose blockage preventing rear pressure bleedoff, internal leakage at MC preventing full pressure to front brakes.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-22-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,866
Posted By pshovest
toga94m, Do you know your pumps failure mode?...

toga94m,
Do you know your pumps failure mode? Did it fail to run at all or fail to reach high speed?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,866
Posted By pshovest
That looks like a spot weld rather then a crimp....

That looks like a spot weld rather then a crimp. Likely failed from vibration.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By pshovest
It's tragic that the previous owners didn't know...

It's tragic that the previous owners didn't know that the Maintenance Program will pay for annual oil changes. This car could have had 2 additional oil changes at no charge.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 445
Posted By pshovest
After you have an AUX input from the X5 indash CD...

After you have an AUX input from the X5 indash CD install, this $13 Bluetooth adapter works great. The buttons allow you to start iPhone playback w/o touching the phone. Doesn't interfere with my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 445
Posted By pshovest
This is easy. Look for an in-dash CD player from...

This is easy. Look for an in-dash CD player from a E39 or from an E53 X5 with a 09/02 build date or later. Buy the $40 cable from BMW. If in-dash CD is from a 09/03 or later, it will also be capable...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 445
Posted By pshovest
I am not aware of anyone who has made the DSP amp...

I am not aware of anyone who has made the DSP amp work with an aftermarket radio. There are many threads about this in the E39 forums.
Actually, the radio is integrated with the CD unit. The other...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 445
Posted By pshovest
Ok, You're trying to use the factory amp,...

Ok, You're trying to use the factory amp, correct? I may be wrong, but my understanding is the DSP amp is expecting digital signals from the head unit. I bet your Alpine is providing an analog...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 445
Posted By pshovest
Haven't seen the answer to this question. I...

Haven't seen the answer to this question. I believe the VW03B harness is only suitable for the "Standard System"....not DSP. Is there a DSP button on the MID you removed?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By pshovest
Maybe, but not necessarily. If car sat for long...

Maybe, but not necessarily. If car sat for long periods and rotors corroded, they might have been replaced before they wore out.
Both BMWCCA and PCA require regular brake fluid changes for their...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-19-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By pshovest
Lots of track time, perhaps? Turbo intercooler...

Lots of track time, perhaps?
Turbo intercooler is in that location
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-17-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 500
Posted By pshovest
Thanks, I'm trying to find someone who has...

Thanks, I'm trying to find someone who has actually done this with an iPhone.
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