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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By txag_530i
Here's link to a thread where fluid samples of...

Here's link to a thread where fluid samples of both Mercon SP and LifeGaurd 6 were analyzed by Blackstone Labs.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=441992

Based on the lab reports...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By txag_530i
Here's link to a thread where fluid samples of...

Here's link to a thread where fluid samples of both Mercon SP and LifeGaurd 6 were analyzed by Blackstone Labs.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=441992

Based on the lab reports...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-03-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By txag_530i
Do not use Motocraft LV in your transmission! ...

Do not use Motocraft LV in your transmission! Ford still offers Mercon SP so it has not been superseded. Ford did many a transmission replacement when Mercon LV fluid was introduced and used in the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-03-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By txag_530i
Try a product called 303 Aerospace Protectant. ...

Try a product called 303 Aerospace Protectant. You can buy it at Amazon.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-03-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 512
Posted By txag_530i
I will yield to your expertise in the area and...

I will yield to your expertise in the area and write this: For the average DIY mechanic I would strongly recommend not reusing aluminum bolts that require an initial torque value followed by an angle...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-02-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By txag_530i
I think that is a 14 mm hex (Allen).

I think that is a 14 mm hex (Allen).
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-02-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 512
Posted By txag_530i
Yes , they do make them out of aluminum. The BMW...

Yes , they do make them out of aluminum. The BMW N52 engine compartment is full of them: cylinder heads, engine mounts, water pump, oil pan bolts, etc. Mercedes, Subuaru and other manufacturers use...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-01-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 512
Posted By txag_530i
The torque value has nothing to do with the bolt...

The torque value has nothing to do with the bolt being torque to yield, or not. You tighten the bolt to a set value, and then stretch the bolt to nearly the yield point of the metal by turning the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 512
Posted By txag_530i
As I wrote: The valve cover bolts are...

As I wrote:



The valve cover bolts are TTY and cannot be reused.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By txag_530i
I've been able to clear the maintenance messages...

I've been able to clear the maintenance messages only by setting the trip odometer to 0 prior to doing anything else. Give that a whirl.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 512
Posted By txag_530i
Those pan bolts are not torque to yield bolts. ...

Those pan bolts are not torque to yield bolts. They're installed using very little torque. Torque to yield bolts are tightened to an initial value, and then turned a certain distance beyond that...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-28-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By txag_530i
Solenoid Replacement DIY...

Solenoid Replacement DIY (http://5series.net/forums/diy-do-yourself-14/kylebs-6hp19-service-thread-137584/)
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-27-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By txag_530i
I've never done the work so I can't answer your...

I've never done the work so I can't answer your question.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-26-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By txag_530i
http://5series.net/forums/diy-do-yourself-14/e60%5...

http://5series.net/forums/diy-do-yourself-14/e60%5Ce61-aircon-blower-motor-replacement-120792/
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-21-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By txag_530i
You will need a special tool for the hydraulic...

You will need a special tool for the hydraulic fittings. You basically push the tube towards the fitting and then use the tool in the opposite direction to get the "teeth" inside of the fitting to...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-18-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By txag_530i
It sounds like the starter has failed.

It sounds like the starter has failed.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-18-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By txag_530i
Do you need the wiring harness that is internal...

Do you need the wiring harness that is internal to the headlight? If so then you are out of luck.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-18-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By txag_530i
The Xi cars have a lot of stuff to be removed...

The Xi cars have a lot of stuff to be removed before the oil pan can be dropped. That is the most likely cause of the high cost of repair.

I'd look around for another quote on the transmission...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-13-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By txag_530i
If you have the Xenon option then buy the bulbs...

If you have the Xenon option then buy the bulbs from Amazon.com. They have the lowest price available on genuine Osram bulbs.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-06-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By txag_530i
Driver's side of the engine, near the oil pan,...

Driver's side of the engine, near the oil pan, and close to the starter (it may be under the starter). You have to remove the intake manifold to get to it- I think. I changed the o-ring for the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-30-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By txag_530i
Germany has some strict environmental laws and...

Germany has some strict environmental laws and therefore manufacturers are required to provide biodegradable materials for certain items. Weatherstripping and electrical insulation are some of the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By txag_530i
You need a VIN decoder. Go here:...

You need a VIN decoder. Go here: http://www.bmwarchive.org/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By txag_530i
You need to scan the car for codes and see which...

You need to scan the car for codes and see which module is not communicating. It sounds like something in the MOST (fiber optic) ring is disconnected, or it could just be a bad ground.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By txag_530i
There's a plastic cover in the glovebox that...

There's a plastic cover in the glovebox that needs to come out. Once that is removed you'll see two Torx or Allen-head screws, one on each side of the changer. Turn these screws counter-clockwise....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By txag_530i
Your CD-Changer is 9+ years old and needs to be...

Your CD-Changer is 9+ years old and needs to be replaced.
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