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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-21-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By DJtoad
Well, it looks like the code is pretty much...

Well, it looks like the code is pretty much telling you the exact problem. You have a bad shift solenoid and it's even telling you which one. Your car's getting pretty old so you'll need to weigh...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By DJtoad
A rough idle at startup in a 535i is usually due...

A rough idle at startup in a 535i is usually due to one or more leaking injectors. The good news is that your injectors are covered by a relatively new extended warranty (10 years /120K miles) if...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-23-2016, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 718
Posted By DJtoad
Also try wiggling the steering wheel back and...

Also try wiggling the steering wheel back and forth several times. Can't hurt.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-22-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 42,458
Posted By DJtoad
Sorry to hear about the demise of your previous...

Sorry to hear about the demise of your previous two E60s, Ant. I assumed your latest was an E65 without looking too closely at the photo. Definitely a nice car and I hope it works out well for you...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-22-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 42,458
Posted By DJtoad
Wow, has it really been half a decade since you...

Wow, has it really been half a decade since you departed this thread and forum, Ant? Congrats on the 7-series. Now move along and share your wisdom with the fine folks in the E65 subforum. :)
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-10-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By DJtoad
I had it done for $350 last time. Probably...

I had it done for $350 last time. Probably depends on how many in your area do that service -- competition can drive down the price significantly. BTW, you do have a 535i, right? Noticed your...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By DJtoad
Hard to say, but just food for thought. According...

Hard to say, but just food for thought. According to AAA, the average maintenance costs for a large sedan in the US is 5.63 cents. That's maintenance only -- not gas or tires. They define a large...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,179
Posted By DJtoad
Well, you learn something new every day. I had...

Well, you learn something new every day. I had no idea the electric thermostat BMW uses had a conventional wax thermostatic one inside. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2016, 04:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,179
Posted By DJtoad
Of course it's possible. The thermostat is...

Of course it's possible. The thermostat is electrically controlled unlike the "old school" mechanical (wax thermostatic) thermostats. Although the thermostat is designed to fail open, if it's going...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-05-2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By DJtoad
Not sure what you mean by "walnut blasting...

Not sure what you mean by "walnut blasting injector 5 due to fuel leak". Walnut blasting has nothing to do with fuel delivery or leaks. How did the fuel rail pipe break? That's very unusual...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-23-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By DJtoad
I would get a second opinion. 30FF is a generic...

I would get a second opinion. 30FF is a generic low boost code and can mean something as simple as leaking vacuum lines (heat makes them deteriorate), bad boost solenoids, leaking charge pipe, etc. ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-20-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By DJtoad
This site has a very active coding and...

This site has a very active coding and programming subforum. I'd suggest posting there and seeing if someone can help you out. You can also go to bmwcoding.com, go to NY/NJ/CT/PA regional subforum,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-20-2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By DJtoad
Thanks for coming back and posting a follow up.

Thanks for coming back and posting a follow up.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-19-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By DJtoad
OP, to be fair to those trying to help, you...

OP, to be fair to those trying to help, you should state all of the facts each time you create a another thread about this car -- like how the car had flood damage, that there were modules missing,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-13-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,179
Posted By DJtoad
When was your electric water pump last replaced? ...

When was your electric water pump last replaced? Since the problem is intermittent, it's best to pull the codes, and not just the generic ones, but the BMW-specific codes with something like Carly...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-13-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By DJtoad
Unfortunately, you have to replace the entire...

Unfortunately, you have to replace the entire shroud assembly but it's surprisingly easy to do on most E60s, including yours.
...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-13-2016, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By DJtoad
Sounds like an electrical problem with your fan...

Sounds like an electrical problem with your fan (relay, fuse, etc.). As for the A/C, the engine fan has to be running for the A/C to function properly or at least the car has to be moving fast...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-12-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,179
Posted By DJtoad
I'm assuming that by "checked the AC coolant" you...

I'm assuming that by "checked the AC coolant" you mean you checked the pressure reading on the low side connector and it was within the acceptable range (around 30-40 PSI if I recall correctly) Any...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2016, 04:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By DJtoad
What's your car's build date? There's a good...

What's your car's build date? There's a good chance you've already passed the 8 year window . Also, they won't replace the turbos unless the rattle is really pronounced. If yours just have a slight...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-20-2016, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By DJtoad
Go to the Coding subforum...

Go to the Coding subforum (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=175) and read until you think you know everything there is to know about coding -- and then read some more. Simple...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-19-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 907
Posted By DJtoad
If your car is level and you followed the fill...

If your car is level and you followed the fill procedure, including bringing the transmission to the correct temperature, then that's all it needs. I believe the correct temperature is around 35-40...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-17-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By DJtoad
I've had that happen on high curbs and very steep...

I've had that happen on high curbs and very steep driveways. I've got 6" of clearance at the lowest point of the front bumper (underneath at the rear edge). My guess is your car wasn't lowered.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-09-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By DJtoad
Did you check for a cracked charge pipe? Is the...

Did you check for a cracked charge pipe? Is the charge pipe firmly attached to the throttle body?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-08-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By DJtoad
Go to the Car Navigation, Audio, and Electronics...

Go to the Car Navigation, Audio, and Electronics subforum (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=53) and check out one of the navigation update threads. The process is very easy and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-06-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By DJtoad
Read the PDF in the first sticky -- "So you just...

Read the PDF in the first sticky -- "So you just bought an E60". But in short, pretty much the same strengths/weaknesses as the N54-based 335i.
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