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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-16-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,167
Posted By bimmerfan52
Because you have a V8 I would guess IVM.

Because you have a V8 I would guess IVM.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-15-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 399
Posted By bimmerfan52
Framer is correct that not registering a new...

Framer is correct that not registering a new battery will not affect starting. A defective IBS also will not affect starting unless it repeatedly wakes the CAS and runs the battery down. If the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-14-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 705
Posted By bimmerfan52
Just curious. Have you driven E60s with and...

Just curious. Have you driven E60s with and without active steering, and if so what didn't you like about active steering?

I admit that when I first purchased my 545i it took a little getting...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-14-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By bimmerfan52
I don't know anything about them. You would be...

I don't know anything about them. You would be wise to look for reviews online before jumping in.

http://www.ecutesting.com/
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 843
Posted By bimmerfan52
VR is bolted to back of alternator. For the time...

VR is bolted to back of alternator. For the time it takes to pull all of the stuff off to get to it I didn't mess around with either just replacing the VR or using a rebuilt unit, but went a brand...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-12-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 843
Posted By bimmerfan52
Often voltage regulator failure produces wide...

Often voltage regulator failure produces wide swings in current output, but it is certainly possible that a failing alternator could have left the battery undercharged so often that the battery...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-12-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 596
Posted By bimmerfan52
I haven't used it, but I will say the Germans are...

I haven't used it, but I will say the Germans are pretty careful about fluid specs. I would give it a try. Reset your adaptation to insure adjustment to any slight differences in friction modifiers.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-10-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,548
Posted By bimmerfan52
Sorry, my shorthand was confusing. In full, it...

Sorry, my shorthand was confusing.
In full, it should have read "I would not go from a 75W90 to a heavier grade 80W90".

Normally the 80W90 is a petroleum based product where the 75W90 is usually...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 843
Posted By bimmerfan52
Are you monitoring the system voltage while all...

Are you monitoring the system voltage while all of this is going on?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By bimmerfan52
It is tempting to assume the battery is good, but...

It is tempting to assume the battery is good, but a brand new battery can quickly lose its charge if the alternator is not charging it.

Again, if the auto store checked it it could be good. To be...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,548
Posted By bimmerfan52
I would not go to a heavier grade (75W90 to...

I would not go to a heavier grade (75W90 to 80W90) especially if you live in an area that experiences cold weather.

Can you buy fluids via mail order? If so I would order a 75W90 full synthetic...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By bimmerfan52
Hi Bimmergyrl816, 1. I see you have a 528. ...

Hi Bimmergyrl816,

1. I see you have a 528. Year?
2. Have you had any dash lights or other warnings?.
3. When you say it is sluggish to start, that suggests that the engine cranks but doesn't...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-03-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,661
Posted By bimmerfan52
Just be careful which Mercon you choose. LV...

Just be careful which Mercon you choose.

LV (linked brochure) is not the same as SP, and according to many not compatible with 6 speed transmissions. The brochure says it is not for SP...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-02-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By bimmerfan52
It is on the negative terminal. You might be...

It is on the negative terminal. You might be thinking of the BST on the positive terminal.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-01-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By bimmerfan52
Good job on keeping an eye on it. It is...

Good job on keeping an eye on it. It is unbelievable how many people never open their hood.

You need to define "topping it up".

Did you add a full quart or a partial quart?

Even if you...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-01-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By bimmerfan52
Yes. Always a good practice when working deep in...

Yes. Always a good practice when working deep in the engine bay (and disconnecting electrical wiring) to disconnect the negative battery cable. Insulate the cable clamp or the battery terminal so...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-31-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By bimmerfan52
Age old argument, but I agree with booyaazaa - I...

Age old argument, but I agree with booyaazaa - I don't use anti-seize.

NGK's recommendation that anti-seize not be used.

Bosch suggests you not, but that if you do, reduce torque spec by 30%....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-30-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By bimmerfan52
I can't believe the dealer wouldn't keep the car...

I can't believe the dealer wouldn't keep the car and dig deeper. Overheating an aluminum engines is serious business. Be very careful not to get caught in the wrong place where you can't pull over...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-29-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By bimmerfan52
You'll feel no difference. But if you are still...

You'll feel no difference. But if you are still going to try it, be careful as many high octane racing fuels are designed for older high-compression engines and contain lead for proper valve...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-28-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,370
Posted By bimmerfan52
You might try the following front fuses which...

You might try the following front fuses which involve the basic body module and body gateway module:

F10, F11, F12, F18, F22, F24, F27

I would disconnect the negative battery cable before...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-28-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By bimmerfan52
During the jump starts or battery swap your ECM...

During the jump starts or battery swap your ECM seems to have become confused.

You might try disconnecting the negative battery cable, leave it off for at least an hour and then reconnect it and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-26-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 843
Posted By bimmerfan52
It may well be the solenoids, but staying on the...

It may well be the solenoids, but staying on the path of least cost, I would pursue the battery voltage issue before throwing in the towel, especially if the battery voltage error always appears WITH...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-25-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 733
Posted By bimmerfan52
So what was the mileage when you bought it?

So what was the mileage when you bought it?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-24-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By bimmerfan52
I agree with phaduman. Replace your reservoir as...

I agree with phaduman. Replace your reservoir as the filter is integrated into the bottom of the reservoir and is not replaceable.

ZF procedure for flushing:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-23-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By bimmerfan52
If jumping the car didn't work it likely wasn't...

If jumping the car didn't work it likely wasn't the battery, especially if you followed the steps of hooking up the jumper cables and then waiting 3-4 minutes before attempted to start the car. ...
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