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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 836
Posted By jim165
Yeah, the GXP had the V8...i doubt OP raced one...

Yeah, the GXP had the V8...i doubt OP raced one of those...that car would've walked away from him. A lot of people don't realize how hard the 3.8 pulls from down low, even with just a 4sp auto. It...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By jim165
http://www.quickmeme.com/img/bb/bba7cb2adb47ef10b6...

http://www.quickmeme.com/img/bb/bba7cb2adb47ef10b63d576ac29a6532953b6627850d9c7c4c41c2c9c5cd1ffb.jpg

What exactly changed with this new flash? If it could just change the drivability in normal...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By jim165
Much cheaper to just find a direct replacement...

Much cheaper to just find a direct replacement N62 as it'll drop right in. Trying to swap to an N52 makes no sense as you'll spend more money for the swap and it'll result in a slower, and probably...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-20-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By jim165
Having this exact same issue. It sounds like...

Having this exact same issue. It sounds like maybe I have a caliper dragging the pad on the rotor or something...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-19-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By jim165
Are you losing coolant? There is a small plastic...

Are you losing coolant? There is a small plastic coolant overflow pipe running on top of the radiator. If it has cracked or split, that could be the steam you are seeing. Mine was cracked so badly...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-01-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,479
Posted By jim165
The washer fluid leak is the result to a rubber...

The washer fluid leak is the result to a rubber check valve within the pump deteriorating. I replaced my pump with a unit from Amazon for ~$20. No more leak...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-28-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By jim165
Not exactly OEM, but there are several...

Not exactly OEM, but there are several aftermarket options.
http://5series.net/forums/diy-do-yourself-14/diy-e60-rear-seat-heat-retrofit-108722/

Some video:...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-21-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 446
Posted By jim165
Check out this alternative to replacing the...

Check out this alternative to replacing the valley pan pipe:
Bimmerfix Coolant Pipe Stent (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=737208)

Costs 150 bucks and it's getting good reviews....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-21-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 446
Posted By jim165
How many miles? Just curious...

How many miles? Just curious...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-21-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By jim165
On a hunch, I would check the battery voltage....

On a hunch, I would check the battery voltage. You said tbe temp dropped pretty low and it was parked outside. You also said that you've had the car for 6 yrs...have you changed the battery since...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 57,290
Posted By jim165
Thanks, but they won't. Setting aside the money...

Thanks, but they won't. Setting aside the money now to do both the transfer pipe and the valve stem seals at the same time. These freakin' cars...:mad:
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 57,290
Posted By jim165
The sensor is on top at the very end of the...

The sensor is on top at the very end of the coolant hose. If you are facing the engine, the hose is on your left at the base of the radiator, down below the coolant reservoir. Should be the only hose...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 57,290
Posted By jim165
Sorry to hear that, Mike. I guess it's better...

Sorry to hear that, Mike. I guess it's better than the coolant transfer pipe, but I suppose it's a matter of "when" for all of us.
I finally fixed my coolant leak...turns out it was the plastic...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 458
Posted By jim165
I''ll have to retract my statements and eat crow,...

I''ll have to retract my statements and eat crow, BK1965 and others...was messing around with my rear heat vents tonight after dinner and lo and behold..hot air! First time since I've owned the car....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 458
Posted By jim165
No worries. I've gotten the complaints and...

No worries. I've gotten the complaints and researched it, tried every trick to get heat to come out...no luck. Plenty emanated from under the front seat, though. Just wish I had the heated rear seats...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 57,290
Posted By jim165
if its leaking from the lower radiator hose, it...

if its leaking from the lower radiator hose, it could possibly be just the temp sensor leaking....very common problem. The temp sensor has an o-ring that fails over time. It can be purchased from a...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 458
Posted By jim165
We all have the temp adjustment wheels, but it...

We all have the temp adjustment wheels, but it will only adjust the temp from cold-A/C to ambient temp. The heat will only come from the ducts beneath the front seats.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 57,290
Posted By jim165
Best of luck to you, bro. With my luck, my...

Best of luck to you, bro. With my luck, my transfer pipe is probably bad as well. I'm at 95K miles...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 57,290
Posted By jim165
I'm wondering if your water pump is leaking or...

I'm wondering if your water pump is leaking or worse, you have that coolant transfer pipe leak. If it's getting on your belts, that could be the case as the weep hole is right near/behind your water...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 57,290
Posted By jim165
I'm having the exact same problem and it just...

I'm having the exact same problem and it just popped up all of a sudden. Starting losing coolant every week. I was praying that it wasn't the dreaded valley pan transfer pipe problem or the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 458
Posted By jim165
I think those vents were only designed for fresh...

I think those vents were only designed for fresh air or A/C. the heater ducts are under the front seats. You'll probably have to close them off in the winter.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-13-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By jim165
Either a module has gone bad (prob the TCU...

Either a module has gone bad (prob the TCU module) or the sharkfin antenna on the roof has had water egress from seal deterioration and some antenna connectors are corroded...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-23-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,473
Posted By jim165
Might as well keep it...the major problems are...

Might as well keep it...the major problems are out of the way now...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-14-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By jim165
Thanks for the link! This one will fit in our...

Thanks for the link! This one will fit in our tool kit?



It only uses it when I get on it..I've been running it pretty hard recently and I've used a quart in about 5K miles. Didn't use a drop...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-14-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By jim165
Oil Travel Bag for Trunk

Check this out...I was browsing some of the cool BMW accessories that are offered on Amazon ( was actually looking for a warning triangle to put in the tool kit) and stumbled across a little carry...
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