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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-10-2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By SRider
I have had my 2010 550 a little over a year now. ...

I have had my 2010 550 a little over a year now. My previous car was a 2001 540 that ended up being totaled when someone made a left turn in front of me and I could not stop in time.

Pros
The...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,066
Posted By SRider
I agree with you Prescott that it seems to not...

I agree with you Prescott that it seems to not make sense to just drain the fluid in the pan. I researched changing the fluid and filter on my old e39 540 and ran across a document from ZF where...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-24-2016, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By SRider
Transmission 2nd/4th shifting quirk

I have a 2010 550 with the sport automatic transmission. Randomly the transmission will not want to shift from either 2nd or 4th gear normally. This happens most often when the car has sat...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2016, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By SRider
HF, my last car was a 2001 540 and the...

HF, my last car was a 2001 540 and the undercarriage shields were some type of hard plastic. I just assumed the e60 was the same and was shocked when I got a closer look. I guess BMW changed to the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By SRider
2010 550 non-plastic undercarriage shields

I'm working on the alternator bracket seal and noticed my undercarriage shields are not plastic. They are some type of fiber material and are soaked with oil. I poked a hole in the engine shield...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By SRider
I was surprised also and thought it would be an...

I was surprised also and thought it would be an AGM battery. There are two numbers on top of the battery that both look like part numbers; S 61 21 7 549 332 and below that AW 61 21 8 376 380. ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-13-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By SRider
I have read a lot of the battery threads. ...

I have read a lot of the battery threads. AutoZone, Advance Auto, Pep Boys, Walmart, etc that is listed in the end all battery replacement thread are all Johnson Controls batteries now. Some were...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-13-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By SRider
Sorry I forgot to update my car. The 540 was...

Sorry I forgot to update my car. The 540 was totaled last year when someone made a left turn into me. I ended up getting a 2010 550 to replace it.

My commute is normally 1/3 city streets and 2/3...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-12-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By SRider
What is considered a short trip for a battery?

I was washing my car this afternoon, left the key in my pocket and the comfort access was locking/unlocking the doors every time water touched the handle. After the 8 minute wash, I went to start...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-09-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 230
Posted By SRider
Rear Electric Sunshade Parts

I recently purchased a 2010 550 and the rear sunshade needs a couple of things. First the sliders are broken and I know I can get those from a couple of different places. The one thing I didn't...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-01-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By SRider
Sorry I was out of touch most of the day. ...

Sorry I was out of touch most of the day.

edjack - I was reimbursed for a Warn winch and bumper on an older Bronco. Granted it was not full replacement value, but it was additional money. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-30-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By SRider
I started looking for cars near me, but there are...

I started looking for cars near me, but there are only 3 within 300 miles. I have to start looking at 500 miles before I can find a large number of cars. I'm in the Kansas City area, so 400-500...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-30-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By SRider
Unhappy How can I determine actual cash value?

I have a 2001 540 sedan that was involved in an accident. The other driver was making a left turn at a stop sign, did not see me coming and turned into me. I know at least both headlight...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By SRider
Thanks for the post bluebee. I actually meant...

Thanks for the post bluebee. I actually meant the trim on the side of the seat with the seat switch. I actually found one of your earlier posts and it wasn't too hard to remove the panel. The seat...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-20-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By SRider
Thanks for the links bluebee. I had seen the...

Thanks for the links bluebee.

I had seen the 1st link (memory seat button not illuminating/functioning) but they mentioned the M button did not feel like the others and when it was pulled out, the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-20-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By SRider
Bad memory switch?

I was working on my parents car and switched vehicles with them for a few weeks. When I get the 540 back, i pressed memory 1 to move my seat back and it didn't move. My first thought was my parents...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By SRider
Thanks for the info bluebee. It did not dawn on...

Thanks for the info bluebee. It did not dawn on me that suction jet pump was the actual part name and there is a lot of information about it already.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By SRider
Thanks for the answer Jim. I was thinking I...

Thanks for the answer Jim. I was thinking I would have to buy a new one. I will glue it temporarily since it will take about a week for me to get a new one and I can't have the car out of service...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By SRider
Does this vacuum pipe come apart?

I'm working on changing the valley pan gasket and ccv and while I was removing the vacuum tube that connects to the back of the ccv, the hard plastic T came apart. It is part number one in this...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,561
Posted By SRider
I had a similar problem when I did the valley pan...

I had a similar problem when I did the valley pan on a previous 540. When I was putting the intake on, one of the gaskets slipped out and was not seated properly. That created a huge leak for...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-13-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 16,538
Posted By SRider
I currently have an E39 540 with the Continental...

I currently have an E39 540 with the Continental DW on it. I have had the tires for about 12,000 miles. I have not checked tire wear yet, so I'm not sure how long they will last. I normally get...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,351
Posted By SRider
I understand your reasoning now. This did not...

I understand your reasoning now. This did not occur to me since the local speed shop does carry StopTech and Centric brakes. They just happen to specialize in american cars and do not stock the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,351
Posted By SRider
Thank you for the confirmation. Yes the...

Thank you for the confirmation.

Yes the store is a small business and is local to me. I am not screwed yet, I just need to be persistent. I asked my original question after having a thought that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,351
Posted By SRider
I bought them from a friend's, friend's speed...

I bought them from a friend's, friend's speed shop. I believe it is called Yancy's and is in the Kansas City area.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,351
Posted By SRider
Thanks for the link. I had seen something...

Thanks for the link. I had seen something similar to that before. When I read the last paragraph, it states "Centric utilizes their Black E-Coating on many of their Centric Premium Brake Rotors." ...
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