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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-14-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 211
Posted By banglenot
:rofl::rofl: Story of owning a BMW.....

:rofl::rofl: Story of owning a BMW.....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-14-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 309
Posted By banglenot
Is the oil display actually indicating that...

Is the oil display actually indicating that you're down a quart every time?

Possible it's a bad sensor, and you're overfilling it?

3 qts in 2K miles, with a clean exhaust and no obvious leaks,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-14-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 211
Posted By banglenot
You are correct, of course. My fingers typing...

You are correct, of course. My fingers typing faster than my eyes reading.

Wierd -- this happened to me last night as well. 45 deg F here in south FL, and the defrost was cycling up and down.
...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-13-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 211
Posted By banglenot
Like toga said, it should run at the set speed on...

Like toga said, it should run at the set speed on manual. If not, let us know -- could be a bad fan resistor.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-13-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By banglenot
Not a hard job, particularly if you pull the fan...

Not a hard job, particularly if you pull the fan assy out.

After removing a few items, it pulls up and out easily. Note the holding tab on the right side. It folds over.

This is the right...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-11-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By banglenot
Saw you said 160K mi. That's a long time with no...

Saw you said 160K mi. That's a long time with no change, and well into the lifetime of the tranny.

Agree you should change fluid and pan. If the tranny wasn't flogged, the oil should be...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-11-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By banglenot
Jay, Thanks for the reference source for...

Jay,

Thanks for the reference source for rebuilt Mechatronics. I'll put it in "So You Just Bought...."

Bangle
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-11-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By banglenot
A bit confusing above. If you have Xenons on...

A bit confusing above.

If you have Xenons on that year, they have a shutter. Stalk sits in lobeam position. Push stalk forward and the shutter lifts to highbeam position on the Xenons.

The...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-10-2017, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By banglenot
Read the below PDF, second half. Carly,...

Read the below PDF, second half.

Carly, ISTA/D and INPA have error code readers for the tranny.

--Likely the interface cable didn't seat properly. Check the connection for pushed pins....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-10-2017, 06:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 360
Posted By banglenot
Pull the pods when you work on them. 4 screws...

Pull the pods when you work on them. 4 screws and a bit of fiddling. Pretty much of a requirement when you swap the HID's, but you need to be very careful not to push the wiring around. If it's...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-09-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 360
Posted By banglenot
Time you learned, then. 1. Go to...

Time you learned, then.

1. Go to http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/select
2. In the search box, type the last 7 digits of your vin.
3. It'll select your car. Press browse parts.
4. Select...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-07-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 117
Posted By banglenot
ISTA or INPA -- Vacuum value

Anyone know where the vacuum sensor value might be found on ISTA or INPA?

And, anyone know what a the normal range is on an N52?

530i N52 97Kmi '07
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-05-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By banglenot
Sounds (heh) like a likely culprit.

Sounds (heh) like a likely culprit.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-05-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 217
Posted By banglenot
Go to http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do and...

Go to http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do and learn how to use it.

Then search by part number, either google, or better the PNPC app that can be found on here.

Or, go in to the BMW dealer, ask...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-05-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By banglenot
Carly for BMW is the best all around solution. ...

Carly for BMW is the best all around solution.

Whatever you buy must be able to read all BMW codes.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-02-2017, 06:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By banglenot
Ron, I doubt many members want to look all...

Ron,

I doubt many members want to look all these up. Many codes are probably years old.

Clear them, drive, and run Carly again. Then do it one more time.

The ones you get consistently...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-30-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,008
Posted By banglenot
As much as I love my BMW and IC engines...they...

As much as I love my BMW and IC engines...they are technologically obsolete now and will become market obsolete over the next 30 years.

The IC engine is a pile of parts wasting energy moving in...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-30-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
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Views: 154
Posted By banglenot
model. mileage. engine. pics. which of the four+...

model. mileage. engine. pics. which of the four+ lights in the pod? which side?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-30-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By banglenot
Good tips, thanks.

Good tips, thanks.
Forum: Off-Topic 11-28-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,663
Posted By banglenot
It's a pain at first, but you get used to it. I...

It's a pain at first, but you get used to it. I felt the same way anout the XP>>7 evolution. Been running painlessly for quite a while on all my computers (5) of various generations.

One thing: ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-28-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 92
Posted By banglenot
INPA has a routine to reconnect comms between the...

INPA has a routine to reconnect comms between the EWS and the CAS. Has these symptoms. Look for it.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-28-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,510
Posted By banglenot
read the attached.

read the attached.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-27-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 204
Posted By banglenot
I haven't done this fix, but here's Pelican's...

I haven't done this fix, but here's Pelican's guide.

http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/BMW-E60/78-BODY-Door_Handle_Replacement/78-BODY-Door_Handle_Replacement.htm
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-27-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By banglenot
It has an M54, one of the most popular naturally...

It has an M54, one of the most popular naturally aspirated engines in BMW history. N54 is a turbo.

The N52 started in '06, the N54 in '08.

Read the doc in the first post of the "so you just...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-27-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 204
Posted By banglenot
First, describe the car. model, mileage, engine...

First, describe the car. model, mileage, engine type.

Codes will help, since the cause can be several items, from damaged or bad parts, to wiring that wasn't reconnected after a cheap ass fix, to...
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