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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 34,166
Posted By jk3007
Smile 150k

I have an 04 545 with 150 k miles. Just had the valve seals replaced heads resurfaced and aga coolant pipe installed. Car started smoking at 130k and progressively got worse each week setting off...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-22-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 24,437
Posted By jk3007
How many miles

:) I have 133523 now and just started smoking at idle due to bad Valve seals.... :( Otherwise, great car..not sure if i'll fix it or get a new car
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-16-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,415
Posted By jk3007
Smile Replacement tires

I replaced mine with Michelin Pilot Sport twice..Can't beat the ride quality..I'm on my second set and just got 18k out of my last 2 rears. 545i 2004. They stick to the road very well.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-29-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By jk3007
I have them on my 545 for past 6 months..A night...

I have them on my 545 for past 6 months..A night and day diffrence. Excellent tires!!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-29-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,859
Posted By jk3007
Akebono ceramic pads woreked the best for...

Akebono ceramic pads woreked the best for me!!!....No more annoying dust all over the wheels everyday. Highly recommend new rotors with them.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-25-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 430
Posted By jk3007
Question 02 Sensor Heater Relay

Hey, I have a 2004 545i and was wondering if anyone is familiar with the location of the O2 Snsor Heater Relay? I have searched all over and con't pinpoint which relay is the correct one. From what I...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-25-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 24,437
Posted By jk3007
Bmw 545

I have a 2004 BMW 545i with 112,000 miles on it and have had the following: New Water Pump( Graf..Kinda loud but ok for now), Thermostat at 108k. Mechatronic seal at 72k and 109k($900.00 BMW) Leak...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,146
Posted By jk3007
Plugs N Coils

I changed my plugs at the 100k mark and noticed a decent diffrence, so I decided to change the colis a month later and really noticed a diffrence in HP and car seemed to have a much better...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-03-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,443
Posted By jk3007
Definitely want to think twice about a older E60...

Definitely want to think twice about a older E60 with high miles. I have had my 545 for some years now, but once it hit 90k, it was every 2 months in the shop for about a yr for repairs over 650 a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-03-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,718
Posted By jk3007
Could be a variety of things..My first instinct...

Could be a variety of things..My first instinct is a coil failure or coil connection either halfway off or maybe broken wiring..best to run codes to get a more accurate picture or else you could be...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-27-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,313
Posted By jk3007
Also, Is your fan functioning when you get the...

Also, Is your fan functioning when you get the warning? Does your fan come on when you turn your AC on? How many miles and what cooling system maintenance have you had performed since you had the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-27-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,313
Posted By jk3007
Perform Coolant system Bleeding procedure: ...

Perform Coolant system Bleeding procedure:

The bleeding (venting) procedure that I've read, for the N52:

Fill coolant expansion tank up to lower edge of filler neck with recommended coolant....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-21-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,127
Posted By jk3007
carbon buildup on valves

Had same issues as everyone else..Car would drop in rpm while sitting at a stoplight and just became a nagging issue..after changing the plugs and all coils and mass air flow sensor as well as o2...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-20-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 32,225
Posted By jk3007
Engine Overheated

Could be a thermostat, which runs about 70 bucks at the dealer. When I had the issue with my 545, it never cut off on me..ended up being the oil level sensor giving false indications. Good luck..If...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-02-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By jk3007
Has the water pump and thermostat been changed?...

Has the water pump and thermostat been changed? Sounds like possibly the thermostat.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-02-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 754
Posted By jk3007
I bought the Akebono for my 545 2004..No dust...

I bought the Akebono for my 545 2004..No dust anymore and excellent stopping power..Highly Recommend them!!

http://www.partsgeek.com/catalog/2004/bmw/545i/brake/brake_pad_set.html
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-01-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,610
Posted By jk3007
After getting the car to the BMW dealership, it...

After getting the car to the BMW dealership, it mysteriously would not overheat again....After running the car and letting it idle for over an hour, the temp stayed at 105. They kept it for 4 days...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-24-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,610
Posted By jk3007
Well, had the car towed into an independent bmw...

Well, had the car towed into an independent bmw guru and had everything checked out...Mechanic has checked out everything up to.the DME and recommends that i have it looked at by the dealership. The...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-20-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,610
Posted By jk3007
Thanks, I just had it towed to a shop to check...

Thanks, I just had it towed to a shop to check the fan for proper operation..i don't want to damage a perfectly strong running engine. I will let them know to re-bleed the system and check the fan.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-20-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,610
Posted By jk3007
Ok, I plan to re bleed the system again this...

Ok, I plan to re bleed the system again this afternoon and hopefully I can get this car out of the garage. It is behaving the same way before I changed the Pump/Thermostat and sensor
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-20-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,610
Posted By jk3007
Never had any previous overheating problem with...

Never had any previous overheating problem with this car. The water Pump that was removed actually looked like it was in good shape
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-20-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,610
Posted By jk3007
I originally suspected the thermostat as being...

I originally suspected the thermostat as being the problem, so I changed it and the water pump as well as the lower and upper hoses including the temp sensor as precautionary. The radiator looks...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-20-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,610
Posted By jk3007
The Fan does not come on with the AC turned on....

The Fan does not come on with the AC turned on. The car starts to overheats after approx 8 minutes of stop and go. I have noticed the fan attempting to come on for a few minutes and then shutoff. I...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 32,225
Posted By jk3007
I have a 2004 545i and have similar issues with...

I have a 2004 545i and have similar issues with overheating. So far I have had the Water Pump, Thermostat, and Temp Sensor replaced, as well as all hoses. No visible leaks. I did notice that the fan...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,610
Posted By jk3007
Question Overheating after New Thermostat/Water Pump/Temp Sensor

Hi Guys, Was wondering if anyone could offer any guidance on a 545i that keeps overheating after about 6 minutes of driving. I have replaced the Water Pump, Thermostat, and lower hose with a new Temp...
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