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Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 04-24-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By dolfan13
All n62tub48's received the oil cooler.Hasnt...

All n62tub48's received the oil cooler.Hasnt stopped the seal issue.These engines still have a high rate of seal failure.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-24-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By dolfan13
Everyone on this forums aware that there is an...

Everyone on this forums aware that there is an updated valve seal?Seems to not come up lately in this discussion.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-24-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By dolfan13
Mild vibration or shake?Completely bone dry ,no...

Mild vibration or shake?Completely bone dry ,no oil or just off the dipstick?How many liters did you add?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-23-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By dolfan13
I haven't owned the e60 m5 ,would be awesome!I...

I haven't owned the e60 m5 ,would be awesome!I have read some issues with early s85 rod bearings?Im not well read up but something about this was a reason to BMW switched to 10w60?Also may need to go...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-23-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By dolfan13
Your welcome.No need to throw money away.These...

Your welcome.No need to throw money away.These cars can tell you so much about what's going on.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-23-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By dolfan13
Check engine means you have codes needed to be...

Check engine means you have codes needed to be read.This could be one of hundreds of possibilities.May just be a bad vacuum leak in one of your CCVs.Very common to this model.Get the codes read...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-23-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,872
Posted By dolfan13
Bad valve seal design may have caused some of...

Bad valve seal design may have caused some of this.Gas engines don't burn oil as efficiently as petrol.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-23-2015, 03:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By dolfan13
06 550i shakes n shuts off when started

Codes?Do you have ability to read codes?Have you looked under the hood?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-23-2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By dolfan13
Bring More Water or coolant.Coolant tank is not...

Bring More Water or coolant.Coolant tank is not if but when.BMWs have always required top coolant maintenance.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-22-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By dolfan13
I should have said "at least as long".May last...

I should have said "at least as long".May last twice as long.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-22-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By dolfan13
Give it a try!!I was thinking the same...

Give it a try!!I was thinking the same ,especially with the alternator gasket.Whats the life expectancy of the alternator gasket?75k miles.I would bet this stuff done properly would last as long as...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-21-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By dolfan13
I know one recall is for the connection in the...

I know one recall is for the connection in the middle back of trunk.Must lift carpet and floor cover just behind back seat.The cable has a terminal point that can be a problem.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-21-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,872
Posted By dolfan13
I've thought about another mechanical work...

I've thought about another mechanical work around.Would it be possible to drill and tap directly into exhaust manifold?Run an air supply straight into the collector.This would still lean the rich...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-20-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 602
Posted By dolfan13
Same here LOL.I went 550i coming from a 545i.535i...

Same here LOL.I went 550i coming from a 545i.535i would still be a toss up for me.Agree M Sport is a must have either way.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-20-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 602
Posted By dolfan13
2008~10 m5.

2008~10 m5.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-20-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
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Views: 722
Posted By dolfan13
BMW just recently switched officially to Pennzoil...

BMW just recently switched officially to Pennzoil from Castrol .The oil cap will no longer say Castrol?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-20-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,872
Posted By dolfan13
AGA makes great tools although I like the idea of...

AGA makes great tools although I like the idea of this.After initial drilling it would be possible to re enter by removing the plug holes that have been created.504716
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-16-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 20,732
Posted By dolfan13
The wiper arm mounting point is slotted allow the...

The wiper arm mounting point is slotted allow the wiper angle to the windshield to change.Too much angle either way and the blade will not reverse and lay down.To much upright in the direction of...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-16-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By dolfan13
BMWhat app.Can use other OBD2 readers for your...

BMWhat app.Can use other OBD2 readers for your phone but this app can now do coding and engine parameters.

Do a search on your subject and model,it goes on forever.I just kept resetting every time...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-15-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 20,732
Posted By dolfan13
I had to bend the leading edge tab on the wiper...

I had to bend the leading edge tab on the wiper arm.Just a small amount.Went back to Valeo bent tab back down.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-04-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By dolfan13
I remember a few old threads dealing with this...

I remember a few old threads dealing with this and passing emissions test.I think someone came up with a tricky work around if everything goes right.Something like this fault only gets set every...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-03-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,475
Posted By dolfan13
^^what bick89 said^^I pop the hood at least once...

^^what bick89 said^^I pop the hood at least once a week.Smell first,check all fluid levels.Water pump is easy job.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-27-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 493
Posted By dolfan13
Valvetronic.Intermediate levers or eccentric...

Valvetronic.Intermediate levers or eccentric shaft wear.Fairly common problem on n62.Do a google search.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By dolfan13
Try steering fault reset ?Turn wheel fully each...

Try steering fault reset ?Turn wheel fully each direction,back to center .Turn off car ,restart.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,043
Posted By dolfan13
Forgot to add the reset procedure for tire...

Forgot to add the reset procedure for tire monitor is an idrive menu option.Every BMW owner also needs to check out BMWhat app.This app will allow you to easily reset these faults yourself.
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