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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Today, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By jim165
as I4collin stated, I'd check your...

as I4collin stated, I'd check your battery/charging system. Everything in this car acts weird when there is even a slight drop in voltage and the transmission has all sorts of electronic controls....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Today, 08:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 464
Posted By jim165
This all day...the E60 and a manual go together...

This all day...the E60 and a manual go together like ham and jam. I test drove a 2009 manual sport before purchasing mine but passed due to the lack of options. It was just a clutch delay valve...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 11:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 464
Posted By jim165
The ZF 6HP26 transmission in the 550i is pretty...

The ZF 6HP26 transmission in the 550i is pretty abysmal....well, the programming for it is. That car you drove probably needed a service/re-program, but I doubt that it'll drive much better than...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By jim165
Thanks...I'll check that. I have to agree,...

Thanks...I'll check that.
I have to agree, though.... these cars are only designed to last through a lease period. Some of us have to be either dedicated or outright stupid to continue dealing with...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By jim165
39toe60, where exactly is this hose located?...

39toe60,
where exactly is this hose located? I've just fixed the plastic return hose over the radiator thinking i've solved my low coolant problem, but i'm still having to add coolant every 2...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-21-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By jim165
I had the same issue and my entire active roll...

I had the same issue and my entire active roll bar had to be replaced. My indy did the work and claimed that because of all of the seals, it can't be repaired without high labor cost. Warranty...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 831
Posted By jim165
TX550 is spot on with his assessment. Absolutely...

TX550 is spot on with his assessment. Absolutely try to find one with as few miles as possible and grab a 3rd party warranty such as Route 66 as the BMW warranties are worthless. Bought mine with 37k...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-25-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By jim165
Previous owner probably dumped it since most...

Previous owner probably dumped it since most EVERYTHING is worn out or in need of replacing at that mileage. Get it checked out thoroughly before jumping in or you'll be in a world of hurt...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,501
Posted By jim165
Yeah, the GXP had the V8...i doubt OP raced one...

Yeah, the GXP had the V8...i doubt OP raced one of those...that car would've walked away from him. A lot of people don't realize how hard the 3.8 pulls from down low, even with just a 4sp auto. It...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By jim165
http://www.quickmeme.com/img/bb/bba7cb2adb47ef10b6...

http://www.quickmeme.com/img/bb/bba7cb2adb47ef10b63d576ac29a6532953b6627850d9c7c4c41c2c9c5cd1ffb.jpg

What exactly changed with this new flash? If it could just change the drivability in normal...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By jim165
Much cheaper to just find a direct replacement...

Much cheaper to just find a direct replacement N62 as it'll drop right in. Trying to swap to an N52 makes no sense as you'll spend more money for the swap and it'll result in a slower, and probably...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-20-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By jim165
Having this exact same issue. It sounds like...

Having this exact same issue. It sounds like maybe I have a caliper dragging the pad on the rotor or something...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-19-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By jim165
Are you losing coolant? There is a small plastic...

Are you losing coolant? There is a small plastic coolant overflow pipe running on top of the radiator. If it has cracked or split, that could be the steam you are seeing. Mine was cracked so badly...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-01-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,026
Posted By jim165
The washer fluid leak is the result to a rubber...

The washer fluid leak is the result to a rubber check valve within the pump deteriorating. I replaced my pump with a unit from Amazon for ~$20. No more leak...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-28-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By jim165
Not exactly OEM, but there are several...

Not exactly OEM, but there are several aftermarket options.
http://5series.net/forums/diy-do-yourself-14/diy-e60-rear-seat-heat-retrofit-108722/

Some video:...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-21-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 495
Posted By jim165
Check out this alternative to replacing the...

Check out this alternative to replacing the valley pan pipe:
Bimmerfix Coolant Pipe Stent (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=737208)

Costs 150 bucks and it's getting good reviews....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-21-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 495
Posted By jim165
How many miles? Just curious...

How many miles? Just curious...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-21-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By jim165
On a hunch, I would check the battery voltage....

On a hunch, I would check the battery voltage. You said tbe temp dropped pretty low and it was parked outside. You also said that you've had the car for 6 yrs...have you changed the battery since...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 59,563
Posted By jim165
Thanks, but they won't. Setting aside the money...

Thanks, but they won't. Setting aside the money now to do both the transfer pipe and the valve stem seals at the same time. These freakin' cars...:mad:
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 59,563
Posted By jim165
The sensor is on top at the very end of the...

The sensor is on top at the very end of the coolant hose. If you are facing the engine, the hose is on your left at the base of the radiator, down below the coolant reservoir. Should be the only hose...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 59,563
Posted By jim165
Sorry to hear that, Mike. I guess it's better...

Sorry to hear that, Mike. I guess it's better than the coolant transfer pipe, but I suppose it's a matter of "when" for all of us.
I finally fixed my coolant leak...turns out it was the plastic...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By jim165
I''ll have to retract my statements and eat crow,...

I''ll have to retract my statements and eat crow, BK1965 and others...was messing around with my rear heat vents tonight after dinner and lo and behold..hot air! First time since I've owned the car....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By jim165
No worries. I've gotten the complaints and...

No worries. I've gotten the complaints and researched it, tried every trick to get heat to come out...no luck. Plenty emanated from under the front seat, though. Just wish I had the heated rear seats...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 59,563
Posted By jim165
if its leaking from the lower radiator hose, it...

if its leaking from the lower radiator hose, it could possibly be just the temp sensor leaking....very common problem. The temp sensor has an o-ring that fails over time. It can be purchased from a...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By jim165
We all have the temp adjustment wheels, but it...

We all have the temp adjustment wheels, but it will only adjust the temp from cold-A/C to ambient temp. The heat will only come from the ducts beneath the front seats.
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