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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-11-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,404
Posted By neilw
Just bought my 2010 535xi Tuesday. Moved up from...

Just bought my 2010 535xi Tuesday. Moved up from a 2003 530. Love the new one. Came with 2+ years of cpo warranty and the service bulletin warranties for the injectors/hpfp and the turbo waste gates,...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By neilw
No problem. I had read that thread as well, so...

No problem. I had read that thread as well, so thus the question. Its nice to hear that at least one person with the same car (above) has had the issue resolved. That is encouraging. Most signs point...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By neilw
Thanks. :thumbup: More good help. That's what I...

Thanks. :thumbup: More good help. That's what I was thinking was a possibility: the dealer(s) did not have the right fixes earlier. Perhaps the last fix was correct. If not, I can ask to be sure the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By neilw
Thanks. Exactly what I was looking for --...

Thanks. Exactly what I was looking for -- personal experience. This is info I can ask the dealership Service Manager tomorrow.

I think there is a reasonable assurance that BMW has/is working to...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By neilw
Your experience is that you have had the problem...

Your experience is that you have had the problem and it is still a problem and has not been resolved by BMW/your dealer?

That is what I want to know. Virtually every car ever built has had design...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By neilw
Not sure if they changed ALL injectors each time....

Not sure if they changed ALL injectors each time. Service printout only says "Injector" each time.

Guess I'm kind of wondering if as this issue came about over the last few years of the E60, did...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By neilw
Thumbs down Buying 2010 535xi Tomorrow - Need advice!!!

Negotiated a 2010 535xi from a BMW dealer and will fly in to finalize the deal tomorrow morning and, hopefully, pick the car up for the long drive back. Moving up from a 2003 530i (now for sale!!!)....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-06-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By neilw
I'm picking up a 2010 535xi next week. I noticed...

I'm picking up a 2010 535xi next week. I noticed several entries in the service history printout since new showing leaking fuel injectors, common rail, etc. and as late as earlier this year. Does...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-10-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By neilw
Mystery Electrical Part -- Can anyone identify?

Had the radiator and water pump replaced at an indy 2 weeks ago, and when I got back home (400+ miles away) and looked around under the hood, I found an electrical connector laying on the tray...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-05-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,726
Posted By neilw
Hadn't thought of that. Assume I would have to...

Hadn't thought of that. Assume I would have to remove the alternator to get at that from what it looked like when I changed the VR.

Does anyone know if you can test the VR once it has been...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-04-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,726
Posted By neilw
Question on Regulator Reliability

Okay, replaced the regulator for the second time within 1k miles with another new Bosch unit. Does anyone know if these can fail that quickly (factory defect, etc.), or do I need to be looking for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-01-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,726
Posted By neilw
Well, thought this problem was solved. Had...

Well, thought this problem was solved. Had replaced the regulator and a new battery. Not so lucky. Everything worked fine since I finished about a month ago. Needed to go to major metro 450 miles...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-11-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By neilw
I did a 200 mile commute to work yesterday after...

I did a 200 mile commute to work yesterday after the repairs in cold, rainy weather and it seemed to work fine. Went from 70 degree weather needing a/c, to later that evening hitting 35 or so in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-11-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By neilw
I used your photos and text as part of my guide...

I used your photos and text as part of my guide for this job. However, I could only actually see the FSU in a mirror. And I could only get a few fingers in there which blocked the view of coarse. As...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-11-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By neilw
FSU replaced, loose fit -- problem?

I replaced my faulty FSU unit . The blower now works just fine. However, The FSU is now a Slightly loose fit. My old hands are not nimble enough to push the unit Firmly in place. Is this a problem?...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By neilw
Just changed my regulator, and mine was filled...

Just changed my regulator, and mine was filled with dragonflies.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-30-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,726
Posted By neilw
Problems resolved (I hope). Thanks for all the...

Problems resolved (I hope). Thanks for all the help.

Only needed to replace the regulator, not the entire alternator. Works fine now. Tip for others. Need a short/stubby Phillips to get bottom...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-25-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,726
Posted By neilw
UPDATE on Progress

Okay, here is the plan. Ordered the regulator since it is cheap (relatively) and will try that as soon as it comes in. Have the full rebuilt alternator waiting at the local parts store just in case....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-25-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,726
Posted By neilw
Yes, thanks for the caution. Checked RealOEM with...

Yes, thanks for the caution. Checked RealOEM with my VIN first. Had already checked the alternator and saw the label (with a mirror) showing a Bosch 120. Part number on RealOEM matches the Pelican...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-25-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,726
Posted By neilw
Okay, looks like I will return the reman...

Okay, looks like I will return the reman alternator to the local parts place. I just ordered a regulator from Pelican 2-day, only $39 for Bosch unit + shp. So money ahead if this works. But like you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-25-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,726
Posted By neilw
From the looks of the cooling system parts, and...

From the looks of the cooling system parts, and as compared to other BMWs I considered purchasing, this one looks like it has new cooling components. Some white around the compartment on other nearby...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-25-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,726
Posted By neilw
HOPEFULLY without breaking anything else! Having...

HOPEFULLY without breaking anything else! Having read about the cooling system issues, I am shy to be messing around all that plastic!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-25-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,726
Posted By neilw
This is really helping clarify the job. Thanks a...

This is really helping clarify the job. Thanks a lot for the help/advice.

Yes, I can now understand where the issue is (I think). Trying to get to the tensioner adjusting bolt. But these pics and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-24-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,726
Posted By neilw
Thanks for the quick info. I already ordered the...

Thanks for the quick info. I already ordered the rebuilt alternator today, so looks like that is a replace job. I had also looked over the beisansystems procedure, but it shows raising the car up and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-24-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,726
Posted By neilw
Alternator Replace 2003 530

Good news and bad news. Just got a nice, clean 03 530i. Bad news? Had a leaky power steering reservoir that appears to have taken out the alternator. Got the dash red light Friday, but did manage to...
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