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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-30-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By Al's540i
Great Job! Looks Great! Looks like you need...

Great Job! Looks Great!

Looks like you need a Harmony One remote from Logitech. :-D
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-27-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 579
Posted By Al's540i
Have you considered an X5?

Have you considered an X5?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By Al's540i
My timing chain guides are toast. Found them at...

My timing chain guides are toast. Found them at the bottom of the oil pan on Sat. I've been driving like this since 2013 not realizing then it was the guides. I plan on getting it into my mechanic...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 308
Posted By Al's540i
Dropped my pan this past weekend. The first time...

Dropped my pan this past weekend. The first time was at 109k miles. Now I have 220k miles. I did it because I have a really loud tick at idle and sure enough...plastic pieces in my oil pan.

As...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By Al's540i
What O-rings? you mean the solenoid...

What O-rings? you mean the solenoid gasket/flanges?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By Al's540i
I'll ask my mechanic to do that but I can't...

I'll ask my mechanic to do that but I can't promise anything. LOL
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 308
Posted By Al's540i
Whenever I replaced the drain plug I tighten by...

Whenever I replaced the drain plug I tighten by hand first and then a quarter turn with ratchet and THAT'S IT!! NO more or you'll strip it or break it.

Can't answer your second question because...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By Al's540i
Question Question about V8 and VANOS

For quite some time now I've had a CEL for VANOS Cylinder 1-4. Reset light comes back immediately. I've driven like this for about a year now. No other issues.

I am about to have my indie...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-23-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 189
Posted By Al's540i
Talking The N63 "Recall" made the InterWebs

The N63 "Recall" has officially made it onto Wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_N63
Forum: Southwest Regional - AZ, NM, NV, OK, TX, and UT 01-23-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 101
Posted By Al's540i
Anyone Interested in Aftermarket M-Parallel Wheels?

I have a set of 4 M-Parallel 18" Wheels that I used on my 540i for several years. They have curb rash but I'm also selling them with the tires. The rears are almost brand new...maybe 1000 miles on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-23-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,568
Posted By Al's540i
220k miles on original tranny. Performed 2 tranny...

220k miles on original tranny. Performed 2 tranny services so far using Mobil 1 Synthetic ATF. No problems so far.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-23-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,568
Posted By Al's540i
Wow!! That's insane!! Not tranny service...

Wow!! That's insane!! Not tranny service performed and it runs great??
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-23-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 39,209
Posted By Al's540i
Can't you re-code the settings using BMWhat? ...

Can't you re-code the settings using BMWhat?

http://www.ivini-apps.com/apps_detail_bmwhat_iphone.html
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-23-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 13,460
Posted By Al's540i
You have a 6 cylinder engine (N55). This recall...

You have a 6 cylinder engine (N55). This recall only affects the twin turbo V8 engine or N63 engine.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-22-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By Al's540i
220k miles with Original MAF

So I still have the original MAF in my 540i at 220k miles. I don't have any issues that I can tell so far.

Should I replace it or is it one of those things of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-21-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 13,460
Posted By Al's540i
Awesome. I too am out of warranty and the X5 runs...

Awesome. I too am out of warranty and the X5 runs really well now post Care Package. :)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-21-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 13,460
Posted By Al's540i
Yup exact same thing here. I love the 0W-40 but I...

Yup exact same thing here. I love the 0W-40 but I was thinking of trying Mobil 1 5W-30 to see if it reduces the ticking.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-21-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 13,460
Posted By Al's540i
I've been using Mobil 1 Fully Synthetic Oil in my...

I've been using Mobil 1 Fully Synthetic Oil in my E39 for 10 years now. No problems at all. I will do the same with the X5 now that the N63 Care Package has been completed on my 50i.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-20-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 13,460
Posted By Al's540i
^^^^^ LOL BMWTech. I agree. BMW is losing tons of...

^^^^^ LOL BMWTech. I agree. BMW is losing tons of money on this recall so it tells me they are trying to rectify the problem despite the loss in money.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-16-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 13,460
Posted By Al's540i
On my X5 the following was replaced: Low...

On my X5 the following was replaced:

Low Pressure Fuel Line with Sensor
All Fuel Injectors
Vacuum Pump
Cranckcase Vent Hoses
Turbocharger Inlet Seals
Mass Air Flow Sensors

They also did an...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-16-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 13,460
Posted By Al's540i
The same thing was done on mine, plus some seals...

The same thing was done on mine, plus some seals and the MAFs.

The chain will be fine. Chains don't "stretch". That's nonsense. Do they wear over time? Of course. Natural.

and....I can live...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-15-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 39,209
Posted By Al's540i
OH wow, Just bought mine with 50,400 miles on it....

OH wow, Just bought mine with 50,400 miles on it. I hope I don't have all the issues you've had.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-15-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 39,209
Posted By Al's540i
Out of curiosity, is yours an LCI model? My 50i...

Out of curiosity, is yours an LCI model? My 50i feels smoother and more powerful after getting it back from the dealer. I also noticed that the engine sounds more refined.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-15-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 39,209
Posted By Al's540i
Yes, they are supposed to, however, because this...

Yes, they are supposed to, however, because this recalls affects a huge range of BMW's model line-up and because it seems to be VIN specific, it could take a while before you hear anything.
IF I...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-14-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 39,209
Posted By Al's540i
No, timing chain did not need replacement. ...

No, timing chain did not need replacement.

As far as I know the oil change interval was 12-15k initially then 11k when I bought it.
My car has 51700 miles on it now.

The work order just says:...
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