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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-18-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 525
Posted By jim165
E60 550 Cons: Crappy seals that will leak...

E60 550 Cons:
Crappy seals that will leak eventually
In-town fuel mileage poor
Valve stem seals (if you plan on keeping past 100k)
not tunable
HP-to-engine size not that great anymore
old tech...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 14,003
Posted By jim165
If they are all suddenly showing up at the same...

If they are all suddenly showing up at the same time, its probably battery/alternator related...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-13-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By jim165
Actually the wires in your trunk lid hinge are...

Actually the wires in your trunk lid hinge are probably frayed and on the verge of breaking. You can do a search on trunklid wires for the e60 and plenty of info will come up. Here's a start:...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-11-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,370
Posted By jim165
How 'bout some pics?

How 'bout some pics?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-09-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By jim165
I should've said "valve stem seals", but the...

I should've said "valve stem seals", but the seals surrounding the intake and exhaust valve stems to keep oil out of the combustion chamber wear out on the V8s and contribute to oil usage. Pretty...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-09-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By jim165
Have you done the valve stem leak test? Let it...

Have you done the valve stem leak test? Let it idle for 5 min and stab the throttle?see if there's smoke
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-08-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By jim165
Alternator bracket gasket fails in the 550 just...

Alternator bracket gasket fails in the 550 just as it does in the 545. My indy stated that it would've been about $600 to do the job had I not had my engine apart to replace it.

Not sure what the...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 09-07-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By jim165
...if only you were interested in a manual...this...

...if only you were interested in a manual...this was posted a couple days ago. Slightly over your mileage requirement:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-30-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By jim165
Nice find! Very clean and decently optioned. Man,...

Nice find! Very clean and decently optioned. Man, I should've held out 'cause this auto tranny sucks a long one...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-25-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By jim165
You can get them from Bimmian here: Bimmian...

You can get them from Bimmian here: Bimmian Courtesy Lights (http://www.bimmian.com/Courtesy-Light-LED-Replacements-for-BMW-E60-or-E61-5-Series).
I found them cheaper elsewhere but after shipping it...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-25-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By jim165
I've been full LED for about 3 years and it...

I've been full LED for about 3 years and it really modernizes the interior. Two of my door LEDs recently kicked the bucket and I went ahead and dropped the coin for the full LED housing modules for...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-18-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,037
Posted By jim165
I somehow managed to purchase a 550 decently...

I somehow managed to purchase a 550 decently optioned but minus the active steering. Didn't realize this until I came across a post similar to this a while ago and checked the side of the power...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-14-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By jim165
You bought the car right at a mileage point where...

You bought the car right at a mileage point where most of the suspension components wear out and where transmission issues occur. Most of us have gone through the exact same thing at around the same...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 11,793
Posted By jim165
TX550, I just crossed 90K miles and no smoke or...

TX550, I just crossed 90K miles and no smoke or oil useage whatsoever. However, I'm keeping an eye on this thread as I know I'll have to do it eventually. Like aber57, I've kept the oil changed at...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 550
Posted By jim165
I'm more impressed with the outside. That paint...

I'm more impressed with the outside. That paint is fantastic, color and all. The seats, on the other hand look like they came from Haverty 's furniture
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By jim165
Bimmian has a set of RPI copies for $109. You get...

Bimmian has a set of RPI copies for $109. You get two for $109 vs the one each for $99 with RPI. It's a blatant RPI ripoff and I'm surprised its still selling...
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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By jim165
yep. Sport seats with adjustable thigh bolster is...

yep. Sport seats with adjustable thigh bolster is the first giveaway. Style 124 wheels, shadowline trim, lowered stance are others...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,729
Posted By jim165
Wow, VERY surprised that a warranty company would...

Wow, VERY surprised that a warranty company would touch this type of car or any car so far beyond 100k. I thought they usually had to be under like 75K at purchase. I'm impressed...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 11,793
Posted By jim165
Got an idea...maybe you ought to consider...

Got an idea...maybe you ought to consider reserving one weekend a month to fly to a specific city to do, say, 3 jobs. The customers would cover your plane ticket, board and meals. you Fly in Friday...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,729
Posted By jim165
Your warranty covered you at 135K miles? I must...

Your warranty covered you at 135K miles? I must say, that's pretty awesome. At what mileage did you purchase and when does it expire?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-16-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By jim165
I meant to convey that the handling is probably...

I meant to convey that the handling is probably not is crisp as it was when new considering they are probably running the old shocks/control arms/springs with over 100k miles. No doubt, the E60 is a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-16-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By jim165
I'm envious of how some of the old 530s and 545s...

I'm envious of how some of the old 530s and 545s with sport suspension on the roads around me sit low and perfect on their worn out suspensions....no wheel gap whatsoever with a slight rake, even....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-16-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,528
Posted By jim165
I know Hankooks don't get much love on this forum...

I know Hankooks don't get much love on this forum (I love 'em..super quiet right until completely wearing out and very sticky. I can get 50K out of the fronts), but Tire Rack is closing out the last...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-15-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By jim165
Translate please...

Translate please...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-03-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By jim165
Had my rear camber dialed out to as neutral as...

Had my rear camber dialed out to as neutral as possible and my tire life doubled. Could only get about 10K out of the soft Hankooks at the factory settings, but managed 22K out of my last set of...
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