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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-30-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,371
Posted By bimmerfan52
Got onto wrong thread. Sorry.

Got onto wrong thread. Sorry.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-30-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 445
Posted By bimmerfan52
Make sure you have something to spread the strut...

Make sure you have something to spread the strut seat in the steering knuckle to get the old strut out and make sure you have the new strut seated all the way. I lubed the new strut end a little and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-30-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By bimmerfan52
Almost sounds like a terminal 30g relay doesn't...

Almost sounds like a terminal 30g relay doesn't it?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-30-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By bimmerfan52
He doesn't have an IVM. Limited to 8 cylinder...

He doesn't have an IVM. Limited to 8 cylinder engines.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-25-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,894
Posted By bimmerfan52
Point would have been well taken had this been...

Point would have been well taken had this been Patrick's first time.
He has quite a history of heaping abuse on posters.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-25-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By bimmerfan52
Good call! I had forgotten that I had to...

Good call!

I had forgotten that I had to grease mine a little to get them to seat all the way.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-25-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,894
Posted By bimmerfan52
Why comment upon any poster's use of proper...

Why comment upon any poster's use of proper English language grammar, especially those for whom English might be a second language?

If you can understand them and provide constructive help, all...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By bimmerfan52
Normally the spring is what sets the ride height,...

Normally the spring is what sets the ride height, and if you are still running stock springs and they were reinstalled correctly then it should be at the same height.

Because I was always focused...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By bimmerfan52
B4s are made for regular suspension, not sport....

B4s are made for regular suspension, not sport. You need B8s.

I just put B8s on my ride with sport suspension front and back with stock springs and the ride height appears stock. Handling was...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,097
Posted By bimmerfan52
If you changed your trans fluid earlier you...

If you changed your trans fluid earlier you wouldn't have to worry dirt accumulating in your transmission and "kicking up all the garbage that's lurking in the cracks and crevices". As Hypnos said,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-20-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,097
Posted By bimmerfan52
Yeah, pretty hard to not blame yourself if you...

Yeah, pretty hard to not blame yourself if you ignore their advice.

Answering what is the "normal operating temperature" is tough, as it is really dependent upon driving habits, area of the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-20-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By bimmerfan52
Good job! Take the wifey to a really nice dinner...

Good job! Take the wifey to a really nice dinner with the money you saved, even though she only gave you a blank stare.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-18-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By bimmerfan52
OP: Wow! I have heard of former Boy...

OP:

Wow!

I have heard of former Boy Scouts being prepared, but having a spare N62 on the shelf in the garage for when your main one springs a leak is TOTAL readiness! You Go!!

For owners...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,097
Posted By bimmerfan52
Well then I think you have the right idea. ...

Well then I think you have the right idea.

While I think observing the fluid color, smelling it and blotting it on a paper towel can all be valid indicators of really bad fluid, if you are still...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,097
Posted By bimmerfan52
I believe you missed the point of our responses. ...

I believe you missed the point of our responses. Your original question was should I change my ATF at 50K miles.

Rather than wait until high mileage arrives to assess your fluid's condition, I...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,097
Posted By bimmerfan52
+1 What others have said. Your father is...

+1 What others have said.

Your father is likely a great mechanical engineer, however, a mechanical engineer does not automatically make a tribologist.

The flashpoint of ZF Lifeguard 6 is...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-09-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 663
Posted By bimmerfan52
Uh Oh! I hope you DID read the article and...

Uh Oh! I hope you DID read the article and didnít just read the synopsis.

The synopsis of the article suggests the goal was research into longer drain intervals, using fleet vehicles with...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-09-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 663
Posted By bimmerfan52
Please post the article.

Please post the article.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-09-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 663
Posted By bimmerfan52
This paper looks interesting, even given that it...

This paper looks interesting, even given that it is over seven years old, which in the world of synthetic chemistry is aging quickly.

The synopsis ends "These findings could be an enabler for...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-09-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 663
Posted By bimmerfan52
My light sarcasm was in response to your...

My light sarcasm was in response to your "teaching us" about proper monitoring.
There is a difference between light sarcasm and resorting to name calling as you have resorted to above.
Name calling...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-09-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 663
Posted By bimmerfan52
Wow. Thanks for letting us know about oil...

Wow. Thanks for letting us know about oil testing. Most of us here on the forum would have never thought of something like that! :rolleyes:

If you were operating a fleet of commercial vehicles...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-08-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 663
Posted By bimmerfan52
First you say: Then two sentences...

First you say:




Then two sentences later you say:



Which is your real opinion?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-08-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 663
Posted By bimmerfan52
I have not heard of a big difference between the...

I have not heard of a big difference between the '04 and '05 545i models as far as reliability. Remember, BMW generally releases new models a year earlier in Europe than the US and the E60 was no...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-02-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By bimmerfan52
Same thing with the steering happened to me when...

Same thing with the steering happened to me when the cheez-bag Beck Arnley water pump I used had a massive bearing failure and puked coolant.

I never got an overheating light but the steering...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-02-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By bimmerfan52
Could be the fifth battery. Who knows? If you...

Could be the fifth battery. Who knows? If you are buying from a private party and know it is three months old you might be able to ask what kind of battery was in it before.

Battery...
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