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Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-09-2017, 12:16 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 20,304
Posted By bschmidt25
I get that your average BMW lease customer didn't...

I get that your average BMW lease customer didn't know that MSDs existed, let alone how they worked. But for those of us who did, this is bad news. Regardless of how we get there, the vast majority...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 02-14-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,691
Posted By bschmidt25
Comfort Access Not Standard?

Am I reading this right that Comfort Access is STILL an option on the G30 530 and 540? Really?!

Even a rental spec Kia or Toyota includes proximity key these days. To not make it standard on a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-17-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By bschmidt25
Thanks guys. Going to grab both of these and...

Thanks guys. Going to grab both of these and give it a shot tonight. Appreciate the input!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-16-2017, 11:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By bschmidt25
Broken Valve Cover Bolts

Hey guys - I have a '07 530xi. Cross posting here because there's more activity here than the E60 board. I'm in the middle of replacing the valve cover gasket. Not the easiest job, especially...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By bschmidt25
Correct - it's the outdoor sensor. I'm going to...

Correct - it's the outdoor sensor. I'm going to trace/check the wiring tonight. I'll let you know how it goes.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-18-2016, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By bschmidt25
Ambient Temp Sensor Glitchyness

I'm having some strange issues with the ambient temp sensor. Most of the time, it reads a little high (5-10 degrees). Not worried about that. But recently it's started flaking out after about 20...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-27-2016, 12:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,673
Posted By bschmidt25
+1. Use only BMW LL-01 specified oils. Many...

+1. Use only BMW LL-01 specified oils. Many here (myself included) use Mobil 1 0W-40 - available at Walmart for ~$26 for a 5 quart jug.

Diagnose the source of your leak. Most common culprit is...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-26-2016, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Ccc
Views: 379
Posted By bschmidt25
Ccc

See the cross reference at the bottom of this page...

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/part?id=NE53-USA-03-2006-E60-BMW-525i&mg=65&sg=50&diagId=65_1354&q=65839123088

There are a few part numbers...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-26-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,692
Posted By bschmidt25
Consumer Reports Slams BMW 5 Series

The M54 is a great motor. I have an E39 525 and E46 325 with it. If they had only addressed the poor cooling system (plastic radiator mostly) and crappy PCV design, they'd be pretty much...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-26-2016, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Ccc
Views: 379
Posted By bschmidt25
www.realoem.com

www.realoem.com
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-26-2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,692
Posted By bschmidt25
Consumer Reports Slams BMW 5 Series

+1. Glad I stuck with the 530. I had driven a few 535s and the extra power was great. But then I started reading about rattling wastegates, HPFPs, and walnut blasting as scheduled maintenance. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2016, 09:05 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,047
Posted By bschmidt25
What do you mean when you say "no ac...

What do you mean when you say "no ac unit"?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2016, 09:02 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,047
Posted By bschmidt25
If you get that temp sensor replaced and it's...

If you get that temp sensor replaced and it's still blasting heat, try replacing the heater control valve. It's located next to the air box on the driver's side of the engine compartment. Easy to...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-10-2016, 11:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 885
Posted By bschmidt25
Failed pump will not shut down the car on the...

Failed pump will not shut down the car on the N52. I got the yellow/red overheat warning in the middle of a construction zone in Chicago with no shoulder and had to drive it about a mile before I...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-10-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By bschmidt25
Just wanted to confirm that the belly pan does...

Just wanted to confirm that the belly pan does come with the spring loaded screws attached. (At least the OE part). I replaced it today. Thanks for the help everyone!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-27-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By bschmidt25
I had the same issue and ended up breaking the...

I had the same issue and ended up breaking the handle off the latch while trying to get it open. I thought I was permanently screwed. But if you look closely in the center, you'll see a small metal...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-17-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 882
Posted By bschmidt25
BMW making weird noise? Im thinking pully/belt?

528i has the N52 with the electric water pump. How handy are you? Is it XDrive? If so, prepare to be on your back for a few hours working blind. It's doable but it's a pain. Still better than...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-17-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 888
Posted By bschmidt25
Should I Sell or Keep?

I have a 530 with 120k. At 75k the electric water pump went out. If you haven't done that one yet I'd expect it very soon. Otherwise I didn't have any issues other than maintenance items (fluids,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-10-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By bschmidt25
I got mine on Amazon (a new Pierburg) for ~$350. ...

I got mine on Amazon (a new Pierburg) for ~$350. No need to spend $900 at the dealer! Terrible job to do though. Took me a day and a half of working blind on my back. Hopefully the new one lasts...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-10-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,338
Posted By bschmidt25
My left light has a crack near the brow that lets...

My left light has a crack near the brow that lets in water when it storms. Looks pretty bad and the brow and side LEDs no longer work. But that's not enough for me to bite the bullet on an $800...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-10-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By bschmidt25
I can relate! It took me over a week to do the...

I can relate! It took me over a week to do the suspension work. Just chipped away at it a little each night. I'm lucky enough to have an extra car to use when I need to work on one though.

Good...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-08-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By bschmidt25
Excellent. Thank you!

Excellent. Thank you!
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-08-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By bschmidt25
Second taking it to an indy at this point. You...

Second taking it to an indy at this point. You are definitely being taken for a ride.

Assuming they replaced the thrust arms and rear control arms, do you know if they did the ball joints as...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-08-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By bschmidt25
Belly pan question

Question for any of you guys that have replaced your belly pan... Does it include the spring loaded screws around the edges? Some of mine have fallen out so if it doesn't I'll have to factor that...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-04-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By bschmidt25
The low beams are the easiest to replace. I've...

The low beams are the easiest to replace. I've had to replace the parking light, aka Angel Eye. PITA.
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