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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-17-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 772
Posted By DJtoad
Don't assume that since it's coming from China...

Don't assume that since it's coming from China that it's not genuine. ZF has over 20 locations in China and has been there for nearly 35 years. In fact, the Shanghai transmission plant has been...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-08-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 729
Posted By DJtoad
$1200 is nuts. Quite a few reputable places in...

$1200 is nuts. Quite a few reputable places in the DFW area will do it for well under $500. There was even someone on another forum doing it for only $250.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By DJtoad
The hood is aluminum and chances are, there's...

The hood is aluminum and chances are, there's easy access to the dent from behind. Any decent paintless dent removal company should be able to remove it.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By DJtoad
Based on this: ...

Based on this: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=NE53&mospid=48464&btnr=61_1760&hg=61&fg=10

...it appears to be this:

http://www.ecstuning.com/ES160785/
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-24-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By DJtoad
E60 headlights are a nightmare to open. They're...

E60 headlights are a nightmare to open. They're perma-sealed so the "heat it in an oven" trick doesn't work -- you have to cut them open and pray you can seal them back up properly.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-24-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By DJtoad
Do you have halogen or bi-xenon headlights? I'd...

Do you have halogen or bi-xenon headlights? I'd think most purchasers of 535i's would opt for the latter.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-18-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 417
Posted By DJtoad
As Mac Hadley stated, the National Capital...

As Mac Hadley stated, the National Capital Chapter of BMW CCA (http://www.nccbmwcca.org/content.php) hosts a lot of meets, in fact, they met in front of Phillips Crab Deck and the National Sailing...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-29-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,423
Posted By DJtoad
It's a common problem and replacing the wiper...

It's a common problem and replacing the wiper relay almost always fixes it. My car now has 95K miles and I've had to replace the relay twice (dealer did it the first time and I did it the second...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-20-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By DJtoad
Congrats! I almost talked myself out of doing it...

Congrats! I almost talked myself out of doing it too! :rofl:
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-18-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 540
Posted By DJtoad
I never managed to get it that cheap but I'll try...

I never managed to get it that cheap but I'll try next time. :) I used to do the "I'm going to cancel" ritual every three months but that got old. I figured $8/month was fair even though I really...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-18-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 540
Posted By DJtoad
I don't know why a dealership GM would be driving...

I don't know why a dealership GM would be driving around in a seven year old used car, but OK.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-18-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 540
Posted By DJtoad
Sounds like whomever sold the car forgot to...

Sounds like whomever sold the car forgot to cancel their subscription. Be nice to the former bimmer owner and get the radio ID, call SirrusXM, and have the account switched over. Also, when they...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By DJtoad
Unless you want members to post random guesses on...

Unless you want members to post random guesses on what could be wrong, pull and post the stored codes.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-15-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By DJtoad
I wouldn't worry about the Bluetooth issue until...

I wouldn't worry about the Bluetooth issue until you determine where the coolant leak is. Is the timing cover around the water pump wet with coolant? You should be able to see if coolant is coming...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-15-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By DJtoad
Where is the coolant leak? Hopefully not the...

Where is the coolant leak? Hopefully not the timing cover weep hole...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-14-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By DJtoad
I don't believe referring to other forums is...

I don't believe referring to other forums is permitted so Google "dracon 2015 map updates". Updating the maps is very, very easy.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By DJtoad
Can't tell if you're serious, but if you are, he...

Can't tell if you're serious, but if you are, he didn't open up the ECU, he opened up the ECU box cover. It's designed to be opened without much trouble because the box not only contains the ECU, it...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-11-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By DJtoad
I'm assuming you checked for a blown fuse, right?...

I'm assuming you checked for a blown fuse, right? Check the fuse diagram in the trunk to be sure, but it may be fuse #63 (located in the fuse box in the trunk)
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-07-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By DJtoad
Yes

Yes
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-07-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By DJtoad
+1 for the oil filter housing gasket.

+1 for the oil filter housing gasket.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By DJtoad
Less than $300 for four slotted/drilled rotors,...

Less than $300 for four slotted/drilled rotors, ceramic pads, and sensors seems way too low, even for a group buy. Their rotor/pad kits (without sensors) are usually around $500. Hopefully you...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 746
Posted By DJtoad
Yeah, you're right. Good catch -- that's...

Yeah, you're right. Good catch -- that's probably it.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 746
Posted By DJtoad
The car's mileage is stored in several locations...

The car's mileage is stored in several locations to help prevent tampering, i.e., mileage rollback. If your odometer says you have 69.5K miles and the dealer read 110K miles, there's a good chance...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-04-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By DJtoad
Benchmark Motors off Red Branch Rd. and Rt 108...

Benchmark Motors off Red Branch Rd. and Rt 108 (www.benchmarkmotors.com) Not the cheapest, but they do good work and specialize in BMW and Benz.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-28-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By DJtoad
That's very common but usually easily corrected. ...

That's very common but usually easily corrected. Hold the middle down and pull on one side it while you push it down over the metal lip. By the time you reach the end you'll be able to easily push...
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