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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By toga94m
Welcome, 06 xiT! Keep an eye out for water from...

Welcome, 06 xiT! Keep an eye out for water from the sunroof in the compartment over the battery. Hopefully you won't have any electrical wire issues at the hinge area for the rear glass or hatch....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By toga94m
2006 wagon 530xiT with 6MT, so not as much...

2006 wagon 530xiT with 6MT, so not as much power/torque as the 535's or V8's. No problems. I've had the car from 109k to 127k miles. The clearcoat has flaked off the shift knob, but I think that...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-25-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,128
Posted By toga94m
If the Florida sun is getting to your under-hood...

If the Florida sun is getting to your under-hood wiring, your car is spending too much time in service with the hood up.... I just did a quick check of my New England car (without touching any...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-29-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 16,445
Posted By toga94m
I got bosched last weekend too, thanks to pepboys...

I got bosched last weekend too, thanks to pepboys discount code. Vent hole was on wrong side, but the plug in the hole on the other side popped out with a small screwdriver. I exchanged the two, hose...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-29-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By toga94m
Yup, did mine this summer. My wagon has 3 pumps -...

Yup, did mine this summer. My wagon has 3 pumps - headlight, front, and rear. Tank would drain in a week. Replaced front pump (under $50 and d I y) and problem solved. Most of the labor was accessing...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By toga94m
See if they'll let you go through a carwash...

See if they'll let you go through a carwash during the test drive. Touchless might be a better test due to the higher water pressures on the sunroof. Before the wash, open the back end - on the right...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-05-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 708
Posted By toga94m
My E61 also charges pretty high - I see a max of...

My E61 also charges pretty high - I see a max of 15.1V. During starting it drops below 10V (when it's below freezing outside) but always starts. I'm planning on replacing the battery, but it hasn't...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By toga94m
So it started when you tried to miss some road...

So it started when you tried to miss some road junk, and stopped after a few minutes? Wonder if you hit something that got stuck under the car or near a wheel (front passenger side?), and then it...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,622
Posted By toga94m
During the summer (when the Miata is out of...

During the summer (when the Miata is out of winter storage) the E61 is The Ultimate Driveway Machine. My neighbor mocked me for buying it and leaving it parked most all summer, except when I'm...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By toga94m
Lots of info here....

Lots of info here. http://www.turnermotorsport.com/t-wheel-spacers.aspx My E61 came with spacers (don't know what size) from Turner when I bought the car used. I assume there are longer studs on my...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By toga94m
Soooooooo, the brake lights on the liftgate don't...

Soooooooo, the brake lights on the liftgate don't work, but the rest do? Any problems with defogger, center brake light, glass not opening, wiper not working, backup lights, parking lights, license...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-13-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By toga94m
If you've got a sedan (not a wagon like me) look...

If you've got a sedan (not a wagon like me) look for the DIY on electronics relocation, and move those things out of the spare tire area! It won't fix the water coming in, but it'll save you bucks...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-08-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,575
Posted By toga94m
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=e60+secret+menu :D

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=e60+secret+menu

:D
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-08-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,575
Posted By toga94m
Well, it's not really a temperature gauge. It's...

Well, it's not really a temperature gauge. It's an indication of the movable rev limiter, which goes up as the engine warms up. For a real temperature gauge, get a $12 ELM327 bluetooth OBDII adapter...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-07-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By toga94m
Been there done that. Here's the threads to...

Been there done that. Here's the threads to read... Glad you learned about it before the spare tire area flooded. First step is the water you found, then it spills over and onto the battery. When...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-31-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By toga94m
Fortunately your issue sounds mechanical and not...

Fortunately your issue sounds mechanical and not electrical. Either way, there's a lot of rear-hatch info on this other forum/thread -...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-28-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By toga94m
Sounds like you might be seeing the beginnings of...

Sounds like you might be seeing the beginnings of the hinged wiring breaking down. There's another 5-series forum that has a lot more UK folks in it, and because there are more Tourings over there,...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 710
Posted By toga94m
I got my wife's hand-me-down DroidX when she...

I got my wife's hand-me-down DroidX when she upgraded. Deactivated Android phone in airplane mode + bluetooth, add in the ELM327 bluetooth adapter for $12 on ebay, and Torque (free or $5) and you're...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-11-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 624
Posted By toga94m
Looks like it's time to drag up this thread from...

Looks like it's time to drag up this thread from 2009 again...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=5833922&postcount=7

post #7 has a link to a BMW tech note describing how to run...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-11-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 794
Views: 45,964
Posted By toga94m
Upper video - from 3:44, on the left side of the...

Upper video - from 3:44, on the left side of the screen above all the green blocks, it briefly says "Vanos Test" in cyan before moving on to PHASE B so I'm guessing it's running. If the oil pressure...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-10-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By toga94m
Guess all the good manuals are in NH. I drove 3...

Guess all the good manuals are in NH. I drove 3 hours from NY to NH to get mine... :thumbup: Found it on Craigslist after striking out on the regular commercial sites.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-10-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By toga94m
It's been cold here in NY too, but only -15F a...

It's been cold here in NY too, but only -15F a few nights - not like you've had. I started playing a little more with INPA and my USB/OBDII cable last week, and found I had a few stored codes, but no...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-02-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,209
Posted By toga94m
Wicked rare (at least when I was hunting one...

Wicked rare (at least when I was hunting one down) but they're out there. Tougher for me because I was looking for a 530, not 535, due to a medical condition (heavy right foot).
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-02-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By toga94m
Everything you need to know...... ...

Everything you need to know......
http://www.bmwcoding.com/
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-01-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By toga94m
I replaced mine with nylon hardware, after...

I replaced mine with nylon hardware, after removing the previous owners' plate with some violence. The stainless screw (measures about 5x12mm) was fine, but the captive square nut had rusted, and the...
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