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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-15-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By Stigmata
Battery Tender is the brand name and "Plus" is...

Battery Tender is the brand name and "Plus" is the model I use. Any intelligent charger will work but I chose the Battery Tender after doing some research and comparing them to the BMW charger which...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-15-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By Stigmata
I've been using a Battery Tender for a few years...

I've been using a Battery Tender for a few years with good results. I have a 2005 545 with the original battery and plug it in every few weeks during the summer and continuously throughout the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-15-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By Stigmata
+1 on the Bentley manuals. I have one for my...

+1 on the Bentley manuals. I have one for my 545i and it's pretty accurate. Learned a lot of technical info from it as well.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2012, 04:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,332
Posted By Stigmata
There's a few threads floating around with a...

There's a few threads floating around with a variety of causes mentioned. Mine was a bad battery cable.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-29-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,368
Posted By Stigmata
I've used a battery tender for three years for...

I've used a battery tender for three years for winter storage and topping up the battery charge when sitting idle for a few days or more. I'm going on seven years with the original battery.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-22-2012, 04:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,298
Posted By Stigmata
I had my cable replaced a year and a half ago due...

I had my cable replaced a year and a half ago due to a high resistance measured across it which resulted in a passenger restraint failure fault. BMW Canada would not cover the replacement under...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-21-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,298
Posted By Stigmata
Looking for E60 Battery Recall SIB

I've just received my letter for the battery cable recall. I know I've seen a copy of the actual SIB pertaining to this recall but can't seem to find it in any of the forums. Does anyone have a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-19-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,842
Posted By Stigmata
2 years. If you flush the system yourself be...

2 years. If you flush the system yourself be very careful not to allow air into the system.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-14-2011, 02:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 19,683
Posted By Stigmata
I'll be sure to have my dealer pm you when they...

I'll be sure to have my dealer pm you when they are confronted with a technical quandry. You seem quite knowledgeable in such areas. And no, there have been no accidents or water infultration into...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 19,683
Posted By Stigmata
That's exactly what failed on my car. The fault...

That's exactly what failed on my car. The fault message was "Pass Restraint Failure" caused by a high resistance across the pyrotechnic device. End result... $470.60, a new battery cable and 6...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 19,683
Posted By Stigmata
I've had my 545i for three years and the first...

I've had my 545i for three years and the first two felt as though it was in the shop more than on the road. This year, not one problem. Everything was covered under CPO but the battery cable...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-01-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,034
Posted By Stigmata
Here's the reset procedure that I use and have...

Here's the reset procedure that I use and have never had a problem...


Resetting Service Interval Procedure
Firstly with the ignition switched on, set the odometer trip meter back to zero by...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-20-2011, 05:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,080
Posted By Stigmata
Very sharp and the M package looks fantastic.

Very sharp and the M package looks fantastic.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-13-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,029
Posted By Stigmata
I removed my underbody cowling to check mine and...

I removed my underbody cowling to check mine and the leak was quite obvious when I did. I'm not sure there is a warning or not, but the ZF transmission is very particular when it comes to fluid...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-13-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,029
Posted By Stigmata
Are you certain that the oil leak is engine oil? ...

Are you certain that the oil leak is engine oil? Transmission fluid should be nearly the same color and on pavement/concrete will look identical. If it is a large leak and the engine oil level is...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-13-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,128
Posted By Stigmata
+1 for not mixing the tires. Non-run flat tires...

+1 for not mixing the tires. Non-run flat tires are definetly better riding/handling tires but don't give the piece of mind of being able to continue to drive (at reduced speed) when loss of...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-13-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By Stigmata
US build BMW's may not have the daytime running...

US build BMW's may not have the daytime running light option as the Canadian spec cars do. The option code on mine is "0896 Daytime Running Lights", a mod that the dealer can do. I believe, BMW's...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-11-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,215
Posted By Stigmata
I had what I thought was a balance problem while...

I had what I thought was a balance problem while running Conti's. After having them balanced twice I switched to Michelin PS II's and shimmy disappeared. Looking forward to hearing comments...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-22-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,313
Posted By Stigmata
Yet another victim of shrinkage. When I bought...

Yet another victim of shrinkage. When I bought the car two years ago only the back tabs had pulled out. This year, both the front and back are flapping in the breeze.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-26-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 21,392
Posted By Stigmata
40 Electrical/mechanical troubleshooter for...

40

Electrical/mechanical troubleshooter for a major tire manufacturer. Blue collar, baby.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-17-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,520
Posted By Stigmata
Point noted. This may help tip the scales the...

Point noted. This may help tip the scales the next time my BMW breaks down. Thnks.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-17-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,520
Posted By Stigmata
Just a few common problems with the e60's of same...

Just a few common problems with the e60's of same age and with higer mielage ...

Trans... - leaking pan gasket and electrical connector sleeve, shift "kick"
Cooling... - leaking valley pipe,...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-29-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 28,492
Posted By Stigmata
I haven't bothered trying to retorque the pan...

I haven't bothered trying to retorque the pan scews again since the gasket is already compressed and there is a very good chance that the pan is warped. My CPO warranty is over at the end of March...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-24-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 28,492
Posted By Stigmata
new_kid_in_town... After posting my...

new_kid_in_town...

After posting my experience with the above mentioned trans leak I decided to investigate myself. I first checked the sleeve which seems to be the most common source of leaking...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 14,333
Posted By Stigmata
It is said that these forums and specifically...

It is said that these forums and specifically threads like this one are mostly populated by folks that have an abnormal number of problems with their cars and that this is not an accurate guage of...
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