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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 05:44 AM
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Posted By pcy
keep 'er alive... :-)

keep 'er alive... :-)
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 05:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By pcy
+1000 on OEM plugs.

+1000 on OEM plugs.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 05:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By pcy
I usually keep an extra drive belt in the trunk...

I usually keep an extra drive belt in the trunk in all my cars with the right socket and long enough ratchet extensions. I have never had to use it, but if I ever have problems with drive belt, I...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 05:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By pcy
with the blower fan set to high (and AC is turned...

with the blower fan set to high (and AC is turned on), radiator fan should turn on.
If you have INPA, check for diagnostic codes.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 05:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By pcy
Congratulations. Get INPA software on a...

Congratulations.

Get INPA software on a cheap laptop and/or BMWwhat for diagnostics.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 05:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By pcy
booyaazaa, oil condition sensor and/or an issue...

booyaazaa, oil condition sensor and/or an issue in Crankcase ventilation valve can contribute that code. So, check CCV components as well.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 04:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By pcy
Get in to the habit of checking and cleaning the...

Get in to the habit of checking and cleaning the drains often...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-21-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By pcy
when you turn the engine on, does the radiator...

when you turn the engine on, does the radiator fan turn on when you turn the blower fan to highest setting (with AC on)?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-21-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By pcy
All those errors may have been written to memory...

All those errors may have been written to memory over the life of the car. Since you have the record of those errors, erase codes for all modules and check back later to see if any of those errors...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-21-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 315
Posted By pcy
^ +1. I 've dropped the pan 3 times on my...

^ +1.

I 've dropped the pan 3 times on my E60. I have also dropped the pan on other cars. I have never used any sealant along with the pan gasket. If the mating surfaces are clean, gasket is...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-21-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 372
Posted By pcy
Read the diagnostic codes and see if there are...

Read the diagnostic codes and see if there are any.

If not, I 'm afraid the starter is the cause. Take a long pry bar, hit the starter thru the gaps in the intake manifold. Then, try to start.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-20-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By pcy
With all that tinkering and multiple starts, the...

With all that tinkering and multiple starts, the battery probably is discharged. Check the voltage.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-20-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 315
Posted By pcy
Now I understand. That hole is there as a guide...

Now I understand. That hole is there as a guide to keep the gasket in place.
If the trans fluid is leaking from there or anywhere around the pan, then the gasket is not sealing properly.
Check...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-20-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 315
Posted By pcy
Is that a genuine BMW trans pan? Or an...

Is that a genuine BMW trans pan? Or an aftermarket part? I am trying to understand why there's a hole where you are pointing at (along the perimeter of the pan)...
Is that supposed to be drain...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-20-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 315
Posted By pcy
Put the car on ramps, get under the car, remove...

Put the car on ramps, get under the car, remove the splash shield and look around the trans pan with a flash light. Mechatronics sleeve is mounted on the side of the trans just above the trans pan. ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-20-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By pcy
Let the car idle for few minutes (5 to 10) and...

Let the car idle for few minutes (5 to 10) and then punch the gas and see if there is smoke from the tail pipe.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-20-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 825
Posted By pcy
No. He is thinking of laying the engine...

No.

He is thinking of laying the engine support bar from left to right (resting on the quarter panel edges, away from the head lights, just about where the strut mounts are). Then, attach one...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-20-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 372
Posted By pcy
Welcome. When you press the button, does...

Welcome.


When you press the button, does the starter engage and try to start the car? If not, do you hear a click [from starter solenoid] when you press the button?

Did you test the battery...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-20-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By pcy
Welcome. Post a picture of the car.

Welcome.

Post a picture of the car.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-19-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 770
Posted By pcy
If you eat 'Chinese food' in 10 different...

If you eat 'Chinese food' in 10 different countries, it'll taste entirely different in each country - NONE of them will be exactly like what people actually eat in China. In this respect, US is no...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-19-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By pcy
Glad you've fixed that leak without spending big...

Glad you've fixed that leak without spending big $$ at the dealer. Removing the old seal took some time for me as well because I didn't want to scratch the surface.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-18-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By pcy
Allison, if I were you, I'd remove the engine...

Allison, if I were you, I'd remove the engine cover (not the valve cover) and look for the source of leak with a flashlight all around the engine. There's a gasket on the valvetronic motor, that can...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-18-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By pcy
Pictures are not very clear but the general...

Pictures are not very clear but the general vicinity you are showing indicates possible valve cover gasket leak.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-15-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,235
Posted By pcy
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=668071&highlight=
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-15-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By pcy
Why don't you have that mechanic (whoever is...

Why don't you have that mechanic (whoever is doing the walnut blasting) replace that seal between the diff and half-shaft?
If you are concerned about the amount diff fluid in the diff, open the fill...
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