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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By Dr.Phil123
...and the F10 was right around the corner,...

...and the F10 was right around the corner, nobody knew anything about it other than that it was coming. Also, today every BMW is turbocharged but back then something like a twin turbo BMW was still...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-27-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,046
Posted By Dr.Phil123
2010 with 75k miles ~ 24.5 mpg calculated at the...

2010 with 75k miles ~ 24.5 mpg calculated at the pump in mixed driving. All city will definitely get you into the teens but this motor loves the open road. 500-600 miles on one tank is doable.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-26-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,490
Posted By Dr.Phil123
Rough starts and eventually smooth operation...

Rough starts and eventually smooth operation after the car warms up is a leaky fuel injector. Basically when you shut off the car the injector will leak fuel overnight and possibly mix with the oil...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-11-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By Dr.Phil123
N54 tune-up

This thread is for all of the 535i owners out there.

I was curious what everyone considers necessary to keep this motor running the same as it did when it came from the factory. On n54tech I see...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-28-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 894
Posted By Dr.Phil123
I thought I was an anomaly. It's like the brakes...

I thought I was an anomaly. It's like the brakes would never go bad. I finally chickened out and replaced them at 70,000miles as a precaution. idrive said the fronts were good for another 20k
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-16-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By Dr.Phil123
If you have a tuner chip such as JB3/4 then the...

If you have a tuner chip such as JB3/4 then the OBD port will not function because the chip is blocking some of the signals to the ECU.
This is also a good way to keep thieves from stealing the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-26-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,450
Posted By Dr.Phil123
How many miles are on the car?

How many miles are on the car?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-04-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 996
Posted By Dr.Phil123
In regards to the E39. Check out the rod bearing...

In regards to the E39. Check out the rod bearing failure. A more common problem as they get older. Looks like there is even DIY's for it now.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By Dr.Phil123
Just for reference. I'm at 62000 miles and still...

Just for reference. I'm at 62000 miles and still on original brakes. Zero track use.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-19-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,927
Posted By Dr.Phil123
I'm on this forum, n54tech and I've owned my car...

I'm on this forum, n54tech and I've owned my car since new but thanks for the tip. An in-line engine doesn't have banks.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-18-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,927
Posted By Dr.Phil123
Umm, where are you getting this information...

Umm, where are you getting this information from? ... You do know what in-line 6 means, right? That means the injectors are all on one bank or side.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-27-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 984
Posted By Dr.Phil123
All US Spec E60's came with a spare. If your car...

All US Spec E60's came with a spare. If your car is missing it, then someone took it out. I bought my 2010 new and it has a spare.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,760
Posted By Dr.Phil123
Not sure if I can mention another message board...

Not sure if I can mention another message board but some people on the n54 forum have done the intake valve cleaning. 20k miles later it looked the same as before. So I wouldn't place to much value...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-03-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By Dr.Phil123
No issues with the maps. I got on the E90 M3...

No issues with the maps. I got on the E90 M3 forums and saw some threads about doing it myself. You can do it via burning to disk or USB. I did it by USB. In both cases you will need a code. ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-20-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By Dr.Phil123
Install the new maps and it will delete the old...

Install the new maps and it will delete the old maps. You can not have both. A couple of days before my car was shipped to Europe I installed the European maps and as soon as I finished the only...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-10-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,909
Posted By Dr.Phil123
Can anybody look up their service record or maybe...

Can anybody look up their service record or maybe the statement of work you recieved when you had the water pump replaced and look at what the part number is for the new water pump you recieved?
...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,401
Posted By Dr.Phil123
It definitely works. I have had one for about...

It definitely works. I have had one for about 30,000 miles. I wouldn't call myself an aggressive driver but I have emptied it twice just to see if it was catching any oil. The hose going into the can...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-29-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By Dr.Phil123
There is plenty of information about the JB4/3....

There is plenty of information about the JB4/3. What SlowTurbo said is correct...Map 0 is the stock map. You can drive around on that setting with no problems. That is why that option is there.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,441
Posted By Dr.Phil123
I have a groan as well but it sounds like it is...

I have a groan as well but it sounds like it is coming from the actual steering wheel. Like it might need some WD40. Anybody have a suggestion. The noise will fade in and out depending on the angle...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-04-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 887
Posted By Dr.Phil123
Continental DWS. I replaced the factory runflats...

Continental DWS. I replaced the factory runflats with these about 30,000 miles ago. I have no regrets. Tirerack.com did a comparison test and the DWS was number one in wet conditions.

My fronts...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-26-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 57,825
Posted By Dr.Phil123
I'm curious why you do not recommend using the...

I'm curious why you do not recommend using the auto battery finder.
Autozone recommends this battery which has better specs, lighter and costs less. Is there something i am missing?...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-26-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By Dr.Phil123
The F11 wagons in Europe do look pretty good. I...

The F11 wagons in Europe do look pretty good. I would get one if I could.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-18-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,611
Posted By Dr.Phil123
I will rebuttal and say I was merely offering a...

I will rebuttal and say I was merely offering a suggestion that people should trave to get a better perspective on the world.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-14-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,611
Posted By Dr.Phil123
You should travel and become more cultured. I'm...

You should travel and become more cultured. I'm living in Holland with my American spec E60 535i. While F10's are very common here, anything over the 528i/530d is a rare sight. BMW even offers the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-03-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 837
Posted By Dr.Phil123
I don't mean to hijack the thread but I am...

I don't mean to hijack the thread but I am curious if you have had to replace your water pump or any other items.
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