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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-29-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By pjinca
Typical for our cars, need to add 1/4 to 1/2 a...

Typical for our cars, need to add 1/4 to 1/2 a quart every 5k miles or so. I have been able to avoid this by changing the oil about every 7k miles with Mobil 1 european formula from Walmart (costs...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-28-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 25,519
Posted By pjinca
Fairly easy: 2004-2007 = preLCI 2008-2010...

Fairly easy:
2004-2007 = preLCI
2008-2010 = LCI
This is for US spec cars, European cars are 1 year earlier
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-28-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,230
Posted By pjinca
I got the headlight restoration kit from Harbor...

I got the headlight restoration kit from Harbor Freight - $10 and it did a great job on my old 530's headlights. Just took some elbow grease. I removed the headlights completely and did it on my...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-28-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 931
Posted By pjinca
LMAO, I have a lead foot and a strong love of...

LMAO, I have a lead foot and a strong love of the manual mode and I am getting 18.6 mixed in my 550 :) - but then, I have less than 47,500 miles on mine
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-28-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By pjinca
I have replaced e CCC unit in my old 530. They do...

I have replaced e CCC unit in my old 530. They do die sometimes. Here is what I did:
Dealer quote: New (which is really remanufactured = they stopped making CCC in 2008) CCC = $2800 installed, plus...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 10-28-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By pjinca
20" Vertini Magi Concave

SOLD
Thanks
Same wheels as in my signature pic, shipping isn't a problem.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-06-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,166
Posted By pjinca
Just based on the way the wheel arch is bent, I...

Just based on the way the wheel arch is bent, I would suspect frame damage, which means total loss. I wouldn't trust a car with a "fixed" bent frame with my life or the lives of my kids.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-25-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,231
Posted By pjinca
I have to agree, the oil separator would be my...

I have to agree, the oil separator would be my bet as well, and by the way, it cost me $160 to have replaced on my old 2005 530. However, it was also the reason I traded that car in before things got...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-18-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 703
Posted By pjinca
There are many threads where people hard wired...

There are many threads where people hard wired their V1 or Escort detectors to the visor area. This would mean you wouldn't have it mounted to the windshield (which if fairly obvious for Mr. John Q...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-16-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,006
Posted By pjinca
1) the CCC units in these cars fail all the time,...

1) the CCC units in these cars fail all the time, they are uber sensitive - that said, it should not have taken a threat of legal action too get them to take a look in good faith, never use them...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-16-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 727
Posted By pjinca
H.F. is exactly right, cars made before 09/06...

H.F. is exactly right, cars made before 09/06 were made with FTM (Flat Tire Monitor) system based on wheel speed learned since last reset. There are no individual wheel sensors. All you need to do...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By pjinca
First I would check that the pads and caliper...

First I would check that the pads and caliper pins were lubed correctly during the install, this is the MOST common cause of squealing/squeaking. Next, was a proper "Bed-in" procedure done? A lot of...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-12-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By pjinca
Your car has the M54 engine, it's a pretty good...

Your car has the M54 engine, it's a pretty good engine when maintained properly. Things to have checked (not at the dealer, they will charge way too much):
Vacuum lines around the engine - the car...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-12-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 385
Posted By pjinca
To answer your question: 06-07 550 is pre-LCI,...

To answer your question:
06-07 550 is pre-LCI, so this means headlights, interior, taillights, and some features are different (no SMG available on LCI cars, but adaptive side bolsters were)
THe...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-11-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By pjinca
Maybe 3 inches.

Maybe 3 inches.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-11-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By pjinca
I have an M-Sport car (comes with M-Tech kit),...

I have an M-Sport car (comes with M-Tech kit), ride height is stock. I have a lip on my car, it scrapes quite often. I consider it a wear item, plan on replacing it every 2 years or so - had mine for...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 823
Posted By pjinca
Yeah, the color is very - well, Russian, similar...

Yeah, the color is very - well, Russian, similar to the gold plated M5 you can find on YouTube in Moscow.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,791
Posted By pjinca
Correct, sodl he 172s about 2 weeks after I got...

Correct, sodl he 172s about 2 weeks after I got my 550. The M logo on the wheels and the steering wheel are tiny. What I meant was the doorsills abd other M badges on the 2010s. :thumbup::thumbup:
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 473
Posted By pjinca
Adjustment on the hood fitment is fairly easy,...

Adjustment on the hood fitment is fairly easy, you will need Torx bits (but a set of those are good for any modern BMW owner). On the underside of the hood there are 2 D shaped hook that latch the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By pjinca
VERY interesting build, good luck. There was a...

VERY interesting build, good luck. There was a guy on bimmerboost who was putting a turbo LS in his E39 540, THAT was a major build. Definitely keep us updated on progress, problems/issues you've...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 823
Posted By pjinca
I like the interior, except the wood trim, the...

I like the interior, except the wood trim, the color combination is there is fantastic. The exterior? The color is okay, not something I would want, but $17k US? Ridiculous.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-07-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 949
Posted By pjinca
Correct, no pre-LCI cars can use the AE as DRL...

Correct, no pre-LCI cars can use the AE as DRL unless they upgrade to LCI headlights
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-07-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By pjinca
Contact Solely Bimmer in Mission Viejo, good...

Contact Solely Bimmer in Mission Viejo, good bunch of guys and reasonable too. Ask for Chad
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-07-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 949
Posted By pjinca
^^^+1000 I will add, you can either have the...

^^^+1000 I will add, you can either have the inner headlights turn on/off through coding - not the regular outer headlights, that isn't possible. If you had an LCI car you would be using the Angel...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-07-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,791
Posted By pjinca
The M-Sport cars didn't start coming with M...

The M-Sport cars didn't start coming with M badges until 2010. My car is an M-Sport car with not a single M badge on it. The N54, after the numerous initial issues, has been a good engine . I am not...
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