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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-04-2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By HPIA4v2
Genuine BMW turbo is like $700 each, but gasket,...

Genuine BMW turbo is like $700 each, but gasket, hoses maybe extra.
I heard replacing turbo requires taking the engine out.

BTW, I thought turbos are warrantied until 100k/8years
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-04-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By HPIA4v2
I have a feeling it's your Valve cover gasket. ...

I have a feeling it's your Valve cover gasket.
You can pressure wash the area to clean it.
Drive it a bit and look at the seams of valve-cover and engine-block using telescopic mirror.

Are sure...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,019
Posted By HPIA4v2
I have a feeling you must discount the car more...

I have a feeling you must discount the car more than the repair cost of the starter/pump.
not running BMW is a hard sell.
Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - 2014) 01-29-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By HPIA4v2
Hard to quantify the "jiggle" or "tramlining" on...

Hard to quantify the "jiggle" or "tramlining" on any car nowadays, road condition is getting worse everywhere since the gov't is stingy on resurfacing.
But first order of things would be:
1) check...
Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - 2014) 01-29-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,049
Posted By HPIA4v2
My experience with BMW as far as seats-position,...

My experience with BMW as far as seats-position, rear-view mirrors position, steering wheel position etc, which store in each key FOB is sometimes they just don't work. I have to hit the memory...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-28-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 967
Posted By HPIA4v2
just for comparison, my friend 2006 328i needed 6...

just for comparison, my friend 2006 328i needed 6 coils replaced, and he got it done at local dealer for $1200. I don't think, they replaced the spark plugs
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-22-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By HPIA4v2
Not only that MY 2010 car can be built in 2009....

Not only that MY 2010 car can be built in 2009. So your batt is close to 7 yr old.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-22-2016, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By HPIA4v2
if these faults pop up at the same time, I'd...

if these faults pop up at the same time, I'd charge the battery first, the easy part.
Before trying to chase these faults
It's unlikely all of these unrelated faults pop up at the same time, unless...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By HPIA4v2
Sounds like valve seal issue, common on V8...

Sounds like valve seal issue, common on V8 engine.
not cheap to fix.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By HPIA4v2
I think a friend of mine was quoted $1700 for WP...

I think a friend of mine was quoted $1700 for WP + thermostat at a local dealer. those OEM BMW parts are not cheap

Around $800 for oil-filter-housing or OFH gasket. Now this one rather vague,...
Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - 2014) 01-19-2016, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By HPIA4v2
https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=BMW+part+1362...

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=BMW+part+13627804742

in essence bad MAF
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-15-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 969
Posted By HPIA4v2
You can inspect the condition of the belt, it all...

You can inspect the condition of the belt, it all depends on climate and exposure.
As mentioned already, if you have or had oil-filter-housing leak, then check it more often

The belt usually...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-16-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 402
Posted By HPIA4v2
most real winter tires don't come in big sizes. ...

most real winter tires don't come in big sizes.
Smaller size is more cost effective and yield better performance in snow/ice/sleet than wider tires.

for people who lives in snowy area, it's...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-15-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By HPIA4v2
most likely valve cover gasket or oil filter...

most likely valve cover gasket or oil filter housing gasket.
Yup, I'd just pressure wash the car with engine running. just don't go crazy close to electronics and air intake. Done it many2 times on...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-14-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By HPIA4v2
For low pressure fuel sensor, get an indy do the...

For low pressure fuel sensor, get an indy do the walnut blasting (you are due @67k miles) and bring your own part.
when they take the intake manifold to blast the valves, the sensor is right there....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-04-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 953
Posted By HPIA4v2
once you remove the oil cooler lines from OFH...

once you remove the oil cooler lines from OFH then the serpentine belt can be removed including tensioner and pulleys in minutes. So that 3.5 hour labor should be part of the 7.5 hour.

The 7.5...
Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - 2014) 12-02-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 641
Posted By HPIA4v2
I have 20" sport package on 2011 X6 50i, running...

I have 20" sport package on 2011 X6 50i, running 18" snow tires w/o problem.
To be sure I'd cut a small wood block like an inch and see if it fits between your caliper and your current wheel. if it...
Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - 2014) 11-30-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,733
Posted By HPIA4v2
That's correct, the CCB campaign pertains to...

That's correct, the CCB campaign pertains to issue with engine, it excludes battery.
Battery is considered wear item anyway, it needs to be replaced at 6-7 yr interval.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-24-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By HPIA4v2
:D because every car has different options,...

:D
because every car has different options, that god OP only gets 4-diff answers.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-24-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By HPIA4v2
hard to say, but my son drove his car over a sped...

hard to say, but my son drove his car over a sped bump at night, the dashboard light up like xmas tree. Turn out he had a loose pos batt connector, which got dislodged momentarily. In the morning I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-23-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 910
Posted By HPIA4v2
If you anal about it, you can tap onto your...

If you anal about it, you can tap onto your water-heater tank, just let it run off about 5-minute before using it to make sure the sediment is gone. it's warm water. but if it's a single digit out,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-23-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,852
Posted By HPIA4v2
I have both 535i N54 and 335 N55 engines, both...

I have both 535i N54 and 335 N55 engines, both leaks OFH gasket and in both cases the oil will drip onto serpentine belt, then oil get slinged all over in the engine bay.
This consistent with the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-23-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,852
Posted By HPIA4v2
"dmatre" is right, I believe the serpentine belt...

"dmatre" is right, I believe the serpentine belt snapped at freeway speed, bye-bye engine and it sudden, no warning about oil low etc.

I can't stress enough when BMW engine has that tick-tick...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-23-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By HPIA4v2
Yup, BMW is like that hot GF, you need to attend...

Yup, BMW is like that hot GF, you need to attend her or she'll bail.
Or maybe we BMW fans just a bunch of masochists:bigpimp:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-20-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By HPIA4v2
Hard to say if they screw up or it just happens...

Hard to say if they screw up or it just happens though I've never heard these aluminum injection-molding parts cracked before even when engine overheat.

The most common on N54 engine(335xi up to...
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