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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-01-2013, 05:59 PM
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Posted By LRMcNeil
Operating Logic for REST or residual heat system

OK - So as I was working on my car, I came accross a sledom used feature that seems to have quit working while I was not using it! I refer to the residual heat feature on the E60s - the button you...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,103
Posted By LRMcNeil
I dont have the box from the filter that failed,...

I dont have the box from the filter that failed, but I just checked the box for the one I just installed. NO code even exists! Looks like I got a fake batch when I bought the last few filters! Dang...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By LRMcNeil
Thanks!

Thanks - that did it. I simply did not recognize the vehcile inspection icon! Thanks again!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By LRMcNeil
OK - so if its there, what is the icon for it? I...

OK - so if its there, what is the icon for it? I did not find an icon that looks right for the vehicle inspection.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,103
Posted By LRMcNeil
Yes, it is the copper gasket that comes with the...

Yes, it is the copper gasket that comes with the filter. When you take the oil filter out of the canister, there is a 'snout' that fits down in the center of the canister. There is a seating area...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-22-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By LRMcNeil
How to reset INSPECTION indicator

I am well familiar with the process for resetting the oil, brake, sparkplug, etc. indicators using the "check" button on the stalk and the 'reset' button for the trip indicator, but none of the posts...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-22-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,103
Posted By LRMcNeil
MANN Oil Filter Failure

When I recently changed the oil and filter on my 04 530i, I had a startling discovery! When I removed the oil filter canister top, the MANN oil filter was basically twisted into two pieces! ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-04-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 248
Posted By LRMcNeil
Fuel in Crankcase (gas)

Hello - bad news, I am thinking! Please help figure out if it's not really that bad? My 2004 530i has been running fine, and continues to get great mileage, no loss of pep. However, got an fresh...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,224
Posted By LRMcNeil
Hey guys - SURELY someone out there can help us...

Hey guys - SURELY someone out there can help us with this? My dealer DID finally find (he SAID he did, anyway) a code that indicated the control module needs to be replaced. At $1100 parts and $900...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-29-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 24,214
Posted By LRMcNeil
Miles on E60

My 2004 530i just crossed 140,000. Zero major issues. I AM holding my breath for the coolant system upgrades/replacements. Trying to get the $$ together with the initiative to actually DO...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,594
Posted By LRMcNeil
I see that EBay does have AIrbag covers - with...

I see that EBay does have AIrbag covers - with the mounted roundel available for $65 - what I am NOT being able to find out from the vendors is wheter or not the replacement of the airbag cover is...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,509
Posted By LRMcNeil
I would send you to custom sun control in...

I would send you to custom sun control in Marietta - right on highway 41 - just south (or is it North?) of Dobbins AFB. I have had them do my cars for years, and they do excellent work, are very...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By LRMcNeil
Corrosion in Electrical sytem

I don't guess there is any real difference - I was intending to use the name generically. The point is 1) I wanted to reccomend trying the deoxit before getting more extreme and 2) Find out how the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By LRMcNeil
Corrosion in Electrical system

:thumbup:Just wanted to share a success story - perhaps it can help others. Way back with my 98 M-3, I discovered that I didn't REALLY have to replace yet another radio pre-amp - what I needed was...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,893
Posted By LRMcNeil
Lost track of the thread for a while - sorry! ...

Lost track of the thread for a while - sorry! Based on your various inputs, have decied to replace cooling system components - in the followoing order (subjet to inputs - I picked the order based...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-10-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,893
Posted By LRMcNeil
Smile Status

I don't THINK the water pump is electric - a real surprise to me! Will check immediately! In any case, is the water pump and the expansion tank the only issues this car faces? No problems with the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-09-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,893
Posted By LRMcNeil
E60 Susceptible to Traditional Cooling System Weaknesses?

Hi Guys! Got a biggie question for you! My 2004 530i is just now topping 130,000, and it has been a love affair from the start - now, though, I begin recalling the cooling system blowups I...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-20-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,355
Posted By LRMcNeil
Replacing Roundels

Never mind guys - got it, For those who may have the same issue, the answer is yes - at least on the 2004 530i, all the roundels except the steering wheel are pushin stud mounted.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-16-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,355
Posted By LRMcNeil
Roundel Replacement

I plan to replace the roundels on my 04 530. I have an issue I need some quick help with. I note that the trunk roundel seems to fit much more tightly to the skin of the car than the hood - meaning...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-02-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,224
Posted By LRMcNeil
Well, I sometimes get the dynamic drive...

Well, I sometimes get the dynamic drive malfunction light, and sometimes I get the dynamic drive inactive light. The above entry by me now needs modified. The road trip now concluded, the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-01-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,224
Posted By LRMcNeil
Had a road trip today - new discoveries! The...

Had a road trip today - new discoveries! The dynamic drive/malfunction lights are not affected at all by cycling the DSC, as suggested. They remain sporadic for in town short trips, but are...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-21-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,207
Posted By LRMcNeil
Any experience with Amsoil? I have been using...

Any experience with Amsoil? I have been using 5-40 for years, and going 15K each change till two years ago - started doing Oil Analyzers analysis every 10K - have now not changed for 40K - anyone...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-20-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,224
Posted By LRMcNeil
Dynamic Drive Malfunction / Inoperative

Will try the DSC next time it happenss. I was tempted to go after the computer, but the fact it is two different messages is bothersome, though it is always seemingly an issue with the Dynamic Drive...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-17-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,224
Posted By LRMcNeil
Dynamic Drive Malfunction Light

Yep - battery tender on and going all the time. Battery was fine when I returned. BTW - what is the HPFP, and is it something I should be expecting trouble with? I am at 126,000 trouble free.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-17-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,327
Posted By LRMcNeil
OK folks - so what IS the HPFP? I'm thinking...

OK folks - so what IS the HPFP? I'm thinking high pressure fuel pump, but don't know. My 530i (2004) has 126,000 on it - no problems at all. Should I be expecting fuel sytem problems?
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