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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) Today, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By bimmerfan52
Shorter serpentine belts that bypass the AC...

Shorter serpentine belts that bypass the AC pulley are widely available for older autos in years where AC was an option in the car.

But given the standardization of AC in most luxury cars today I...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-28-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 51,547
Posted By bimmerfan52
The component you replaced is the Terminal 30g...

The component you replaced is the Terminal 30g relay. This relay is controlled by the CAS and used by the CAS/DME and to shed load from the power system. This load shedding is designed to normally...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-02-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 768
Posted By bimmerfan52
Thanks for the info. Makes some sense as the...

Thanks for the info.

Makes some sense as the IBS uses terminal 15 to wake up the CAS to disable the terminal 30 relay. But strange that a low signal voltage would disable the whole starting...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-01-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 768
Posted By bimmerfan52
I, too, have maintained that the IBS cannot...

I, too, have maintained that the IBS cannot prevent the car from starting. But I noticed the other day in the Bentley manual that it mentions a defective IBS can block starting.

Since the IBS...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-01-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 768
Posted By bimmerfan52
I believe your mechanic is bordering on...

I believe your mechanic is bordering on criminally stupid. Before you let them change the motor mount, prove their folly. Ask them take a wire with an alligator clip on each and jumper the motor...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-27-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By bimmerfan52
Sorry I can't answer that, not having a comfort...

Sorry I can't answer that, not having a comfort access vehicle. I don't know what interior lights are activated when the door handle is touched. I would imagine now that those lights don't come on...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-26-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By bimmerfan52
On some early E60 models the IBS (the device that...

On some early E60 models the IBS (the device that measures battery usage while the engine is off) goes bad. It can happen on any E60, but is not so common after say 2007MY. You can try unhooking...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-16-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,779
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: 28
Views: 768
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: 30
Views: 1,056
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: 187
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: 947
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: 947
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: 648
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: 1,606
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: 947
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: 260
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: 1,606
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: 260
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: 63
Views: 2,943
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: 343
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: 349
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: 343
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: 406
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: 257
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...
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