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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-23-2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By banglenot
Yep. Usually closely follows "Say Hans, you want...

Yep. Usually closely follows "Say Hans, you want to try zumthing new on ze produktion line this week?"
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-23-2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By banglenot
BMW changed the headlights in the LCI (mid cycle...

BMW changed the headlights in the LCI (mid cycle refresh). Yours should be post-LCI, using the new bulb configuration.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-22-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By banglenot
There doesn't seem to be any connection, offhand...

There doesn't seem to be any connection, offhand -- particularly if your battery's new.

If it were mine, I'd replace the oil level sensor since it's easy to do next time you change the oil*; and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-22-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By banglenot
Thanks. My INPA died with an old PC, and all...

Thanks. My INPA died with an old PC, and all I've got is ISTA/D. No hits on Carly.

I'll check when I get back home, but thought someone might have seen it.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-22-2016, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By banglenot
"HD Faulty"

"HD Faulty" appears every so often on my screen on startup. Pre LCI 530, '07 with N52 engine.

Clears when I press the Idrive knob. No codes. No problems with any system.

Anyone seen this...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-18-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By banglenot
Agreed. I was making the point that the $6K was...

Agreed. I was making the point that the $6K was a ripoff, but I absolutely agree with the send it to a shop for full test and rebuild if circumstances permit. If mine goes, that's the plan. BTW,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-18-2016, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By banglenot
Seb: 1. Specifically, how do you know its...

Seb:

1. Specifically, how do you know its overheating? What indication makes you think that it is?

2. When it's idling for awhile, and the ac is on, does the large electric fan spin?

3. ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-15-2016, 07:05 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 61,457
Posted By banglenot
Really interesting article on Paul Walker's fatal...

Really interesting article on Paul Walker's fatal accident referenced in a thread in "off topic".
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-15-2016, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By banglenot
Also, get Carly for BMW. If you're good with odd...

Also, get Carly for BMW. If you're good with odd software, get INPA or ISTA/D. But Carly will do most of that you need.

You need to be able to review codes to self-manage these cars.

Read "so...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-15-2016, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By banglenot
First, doublecheck that the bleed procedure does...

First, doublecheck that the bleed procedure does or doesn't start the pump. Assumed you've checked the relevant fuse.

Then check the connector on the pump. Sometimes it doesn't seat completely. ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-15-2016, 05:54 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 61,457
Posted By banglenot
A note to consider (and if it's already been...

A note to consider (and if it's already been noted, apologies).

I went over the Advance auto to buy a battery. After getting the wrong advice from their app, I found a 95R/H9 FLA for my '07 530....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By banglenot
Mechatronics can be bought for $1500 retail, and...

Mechatronics can be bought for $1500 retail, and installed in 2 hours ($250) with new fluid for ($120), parts thectsc.com.

$6K is what you'd pay for a new transmission.

You're getting ripped...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,483
Posted By banglenot
If there's anything like car porn, you should...

If there's anything like car porn, you should write it.:angel::angel:
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2016, 06:36 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 113,449
Posted By banglenot
You mean Mike Miller's guide?

You mean Mike Miller's guide?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-11-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 113,449
Posted By banglenot
Remember that OEM's fix parts that develop a...

Remember that OEM's fix parts that develop a failing record over time. So the pump that failed on my 07 may be a downlevel compared to your 2010. Check the boards for pump fails on the 2010 models....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-11-2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By banglenot
With the M54, look at e46 and e39 boards, since...

With the M54, look at e46 and e39 boards, since they used that engine. Mechanical bleed, of course.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-11-2016, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By banglenot
Why is it frustrating and annoying? Those of...

Why is it frustrating and annoying?

Those of us that have been working on BMW's for years have used multiple alternatives, but Carly is by far the simplest solution and best bang for the buck for...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-11-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By banglenot
At your KM's, time for a diagnosis for codes, and...

At your KM's, time for a diagnosis for codes, and checking the fluid level.

There's a list of things that can cause this, ranging from low fluid and clogging filter, to worn solenoids, to failing...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-11-2016, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By banglenot
^Plus 1. Also, assuming your expansion tank...

^Plus 1.

Also, assuming your expansion tank is up to level, do the electronic bleed procedure. (add: your sig says E39. If that's true, do the mechanical bleed screw procedure.) Leave the cap on...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-08-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By banglenot
Check the (large) drain holes on the outboard...

Check the (large) drain holes on the outboard edges of the filter housings. They get packed with leaves under the fenders and the water backs up. I was surprised at how solidly packed they were...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-08-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By banglenot
+2, or you'll lose a tire. If you can see it,...

+2, or you'll lose a tire. If you can see it, it's way out of whack.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-08-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 17,366
Posted By banglenot
The OEM is Hella. Check for a manufacturing date...

The OEM is Hella. Check for a manufacturing date on the module. If the last couple of years or so, it's likely that the insulation composition is improved. Most OEM manufacturers fix problems like...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-08-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 894
Posted By banglenot
Certainly your call. If it were mine, I'd get an...

Certainly your call. If it were mine, I'd get an AGM from Advance Auto or similar and register it with Carly. Heck, I'd get a FLA, since I only expect them to last 4 years.

And yes, parasitic...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-08-2016, 07:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 894
Posted By banglenot
(Major edits) Some semantic confusion here....

(Major edits)

Some semantic confusion here. I think the "charging unit" you mean is a battery tender. Several available out there. Check Amazon. Absolutely no need for a BMW branded unit (if...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-06-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,506
Posted By banglenot
+1. Is the mech carving the hose by hand?

+1. Is the mech carving the hose by hand?
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