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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By banglenot
The differences: ...

The differences:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_N53

Likely the same CCV as the N54, judging by the article -- but since it's a evolution from the N52 to N54, check your parts sources. Both...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By banglenot
Assuming that you have the N52 engine, as used on...

Assuming that you have the N52 engine, as used on the US 525, high vacuum on the oil cap and rough running are the symptoms of a clogged CCV. Also, doesn't surprise me that it's happening in the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By banglenot
No experience with active steering, other than...

No experience with active steering, other than what I've read. Can't comment on whether failing bushings would throw a code.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By banglenot
1. At 88K, the controls arm bushings are likely...

1. At 88K, the controls arm bushings are likely failed. The upper Control arms just need the bushings replaced -- $80 a pair. Rarely need an entire control arm. If your guy has the right tool, he...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By banglenot
Other than finding a nice E60 to break into some...

Other than finding a nice E60 to break into some dark night....

Check with BMW recycling companies. There's a few advertised in Roundel. Or go to the BMW CCA site and you should be able to find...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By banglenot
Many here would change it more often, but that...

Many here would change it more often, but that profile is probably fine.

Consider changing the tranny oil and filter. You'll need thrust arm bushings by 70K. 50K miles is petty low. Assuming...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By banglenot
+1 as pcy, as a first step. Eliminate the...

+1 as pcy, as a first step. Eliminate the obvious, then consider plan B.

Also will give you a chance to inspect the fluid -- make a inch long strip of white paper and dip it in the fill port. ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By banglenot
Look at it as "equivalent monthly payments". How...

Look at it as "equivalent monthly payments". How many months of payments does the repair represent of the replacement car?

If 3 months of equivalent payments equivalents gets you 12 months of...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By banglenot
Of your list, I'd do the belt tensioner. At the...

Of your list, I'd do the belt tensioner. At the same time the belt, if it's been awhile.

You must have a lot of highway miles -- what these cars love the best.

Good luck.
Forum: Off-Topic 01-20-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 873
Posted By banglenot
Unforgiven. Best western of all. Will...

Unforgiven. Best western of all.

Will Munny: It's a hell of a thing, killing a man. Take away all he's got and all he's ever gonna have.
The Schofield Kid: Yeah, well, I guess they had it...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-19-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By banglenot
After the SA blabbered at him for awhile, the OP...

After the SA blabbered at him for awhile, the OP probably combined the battery registration with the plug replacement.

OP: new battery requires registration. Plugs don't, and can be DIY done in...
Forum: Off-Topic 01-19-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By banglenot
Lambo @208 mph -- crash & burn

From Jalopnik:

"36-year-old H.I. and his lime green Huracan wearing Czech plates first climbed way above 200, then hit the guardrail on the inside, only to bounce off to the other, tearing it...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-17-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By banglenot
Damn if I can figure how the fuel rail pressure...

Damn if I can figure how the fuel rail pressure sensor would cause the fan to run high.:dunno::dunno:
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-17-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By banglenot
It's almost certainly the water pump. Typical...

It's almost certainly the water pump. Typical failure mode. Most people do the thermostat at the same time, though it's usually not the failure.

DIY parts are about $450. Two hours labor.
...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-17-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 33,471
Posted By banglenot
thectsc.com

thectsc.com
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By banglenot
I think you're being too concerned. Unless...

I think you're being too concerned. Unless you're popping a code, a few seconds to start is pretty typical.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By banglenot
+1. Pretty typical symptom of a failing...

+1. Pretty typical symptom of a failing mechatronics unit. Any other transmission symptoms?

Good news is that the mecha can be refurbished with new solenoids, or a Sonnax zipkit.

Do further...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By banglenot
More detail -- fan fast, slow? Any current...

More detail -- fan fast, slow?

Any current codes?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By banglenot
Need Known Good INPA Source

Well, I finally fried my old BMTechnic copy of INPA. Multiple attempts at finding a download came up with bad or partial installs.

Can anyone identify a known good INPA copy that I can install on...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-13-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By banglenot
Its possible that the sensor is on a separate...

Its possible that the sensor is on a separate circuit than the wiper motors.

Check here: http://www.bmw-planet.com/diagrams/release/en/e60e61/index.htm

Works best in IE,
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-13-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By banglenot
Delete delete

Delete delete
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-12-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 890
Posted By banglenot
Yes. It may or may not be affected. The only...

Yes. It may or may not be affected. The only way to find out is to look inside, carefully, with a bright light. My xenon wiring looked great until I began to move wiring to install LED angels --...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-12-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 890
Posted By banglenot
However..... With the insulation rot that's...

However.....

With the insulation rot that's occurring in many E60 headlight pods, you need to be EXTREMELY careful when working inside them. Moving the wiring only a bit will cause insulation to...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-11-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 831
Posted By banglenot
Patrick, Gotta ask. Do you, perhaps, have a...

Patrick,

Gotta ask. Do you, perhaps, have a tiny bit of Oppositional Defiant Disorder? Or are otherwise emotionally compromised?

This is the third message where you led off with calling...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-10-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By banglenot
They'll have a copy. You can also find it...

They'll have a copy. You can also find it online, but I don't know that the latest version is for your car.
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