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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By pcy
There is no Secondary Air pump on your N52;...

There is no Secondary Air pump on your N52; hence, it's normal to have that info missing.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 111
Posted By pcy
When he said "same pump', he probably meant the...

When he said "same pump', he probably meant the same manufacturer and/or part number - Pierburg pump. Hopefully, the manufacturer has remedied the issue (connection to the capacitor) in the recent...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 06:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By pcy
What is the charging status on the battery? If...

What is the charging status on the battery?
If you have a battery charger, fully charge the battery, reset the errors if necessary, and go from there.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-16-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By pcy
As Phaduman stated above, this is a well known...

As Phaduman stated above, this is a well known issue and the fix is to drop the trans pan and replace the sleeve. You can use this opportunity to change the trans filter (integrated as part of the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-16-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By pcy
If I were you, I'd remove both VANOS solenoids...

If I were you, I'd remove both VANOS solenoids (mounted on the front of the engine; easily accessible), clean them, reinstall them, clear the codes and see if the error comes back.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-14-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By pcy
Where did you buy the O2 sensors? Genuine part? ...

Where did you buy the O2 sensors? Genuine part?

Those errors are definitely related to Pre-cat O2 sensors. It's interesting BOTH O2 sensors (on both banks) failed at the same time.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-12-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By pcy
It's highly unlikely 3 ignition coils went bad...

It's highly unlikely 3 ignition coils went bad and oxygen sensor also went bad at the same time.
Based on what diagnostic code(s) did your mechanic suggest replacing ignition coils, oxygen sensor...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-12-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By pcy
Given the little info described, I'd GUESS the...

Given the little info described, I'd GUESS the problem is starter needs replacement.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By pcy
Seat mat sensor isn't the only component that...

Seat mat sensor isn't the only component that triggers the SRS fault. Proper way to diagnose this problem is by reading the diagnostic codes.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By pcy
When you say car doesn't start, does the starter...

When you say car doesn't start, does the starter engage?
Check the coolant temp sensor connection. If it's properly connected, get a new coolant temp tensor and replace; then reset codes and go...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-02-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By pcy
Spark plugs are good for 100K miles. I don't...

Spark plugs are good for 100K miles. I don't replace injectors UNLESS one or more of the injectors are malfunctioning.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-01-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,159
Posted By pcy
^ This is what I have been doing, I taught my...

^
This is what I have been doing, I taught my wife to do the same... no issues.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-30-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By pcy
Crankshaft position sensor can contribute to...

Crankshaft position sensor can contribute to P0700 trans fault.

If I were you, I'd replace the CKP, clear the codes and go from there.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-30-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 477
Posted By pcy
+1 on the above. Home made wooden ramps. I made...

+1 on the above. Home made wooden ramps. I made a set with discounted 2x12 pieces I bought at Home Depot (70% off); there were some blemishes, those blemishes weren't a concern for what I was...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-27-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By pcy
+1 on all of the above members' feedback. ...

+1 on all of the above members' feedback.

Given the water pump is very critical, I wouldn't entertain remanufactured/used/aftermarket water pumps.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-27-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By pcy
Did all of them stop working ALL AT ONCE or over...

Did all of them stop working ALL AT ONCE or over a period of some time?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-27-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,254
Posted By pcy
Bolts on strut tower braces will cause the...

Bolts on strut tower braces will cause the creaking noises if they are not tight.
If it's my car, that's the first think I would check (it doesn't cost any money to check).
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 862
Posted By pcy
It would've been nice if the motor is readily...

It would've been nice if the motor is readily accessible to check the condition of the motor... oh well...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-23-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 293
Posted By pcy
+1. All other discussions are waste of time....

+1.

All other discussions are waste of time.
With several variables, it's best to evacuate refrigerant, check for leaks, refill proper amount of refrigerant, ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-23-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By pcy
yup, those long bolts are AC compressor bolts.

yup, those long bolts are AC compressor bolts.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-23-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 486
Posted By pcy
Here is a picture of the latch mechanism. It's...

Here is a picture of the latch mechanism. It's not complicated at all.
To avoid the this situation, I lube the hood latches often. Also, when I am closing the hood, I don't slam the hood. I let...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-23-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,254
Posted By pcy
+1 on HF's suggestion. Bolts on the strut tower...

+1 on HF's suggestion. Bolts on the strut tower braces should be checked and tightened, if they are loose.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-19-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By pcy
When I bought the car [from BMW dealer in NJ],...

When I bought the car [from BMW dealer in NJ], they told me the same story about "privacy laws..."
I told them to print the history, use a permanent marker and mask previous owner's info. He...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-19-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By pcy
I have '06 530i and I replaced BOTH of the DISA...

I have '06 530i and I replaced BOTH of the DISA valves.
Flap on the outer DISA was just spinning, when I removed it from the car. There was no error shown in INPA for this DISA failure.

After...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-17-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By pcy
It's not the first time I heard this... :-) ...

It's not the first time I heard this... :-)
Glad that you are covered under warranty. If I were you, I would've paid extra to replace the thermostat and coolant flush/fill.
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