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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) Today, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By banglenot
Watch the vid. It's straightforward (pretty good...

Watch the vid. It's straightforward (pretty good DIY vid).
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) Today, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 298
Posted By banglenot
Press Ctl+Alt+Delete.

Press Ctl+Alt+Delete.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) Today, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By banglenot
It's a 2-3 hour driveway job for a decent shade...

It's a 2-3 hour driveway job for a decent shade tree mechanic. Wouldn't recommend it for the first time you turned a wrench on your car.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By banglenot
Great DIY. Suggest a copy of the post in the DIY...

Great DIY. Suggest a copy of the post in the DIY section of the 5 series forum.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By banglenot
+2. And if you hear the fan running at full...

+2. And if you hear the fan running at full speed, you have a warning to get it done right now. Otherwise it's a tow when it craps out.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By banglenot
Mileage? "control module" leak? Could be...

Mileage?

"control module" leak? Could be anything.

Might need a tranny fluid change, depending on the mileage.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 298
Posted By banglenot
dead, Jim!

dead, Jim!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By banglenot
Your N62 water pump is mechanical: ...

Your N62 water pump is mechanical:

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E60-545i-N62_4.4L/ES32/ES2202424/

$150 at ECS.

Here's a vid on a 750, but it's an N62 engine, so it should give decent...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By banglenot
The normal drain/fill is around 6 liters. Sounds...

The normal drain/fill is around 6 liters. Sounds like you were waaaaay low on fluid (with explains the code, perhaps).

1. How did the old fluid look? Did it stink or smell burned?
2. How did...
Forum: NY / NJ / CT 09-15-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By banglenot
Good time to replace the valley pan coolant tube,...

Good time to replace the valley pan coolant tube, as well.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-15-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,011
Posted By banglenot
Might be a real good solution for those who...

Might be a real good solution for those who wanted their non-nav E60 to have nav. Also earlier E60's that didn't have bluetooth. Less painful that a BMW retrofit. I wouldn't, cause I'm happy with...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-15-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,316
Posted By banglenot
Many/most use the ZF fluid that can be found at...

Many/most use the ZF fluid that can be found at thectsc.com. Others use the Ford fluid designed for their version of the ZF. Other use the original Shell spec that ZF called for.

Google "ZF...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-15-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By banglenot
Here's another one, with pics. ...

Here's another one, with pics.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=7862431&highlight=#post7862431
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-15-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By banglenot
It may also be a damaged brake (binding caliper,...

It may also be a damaged brake (binding caliper, pad worn to rotor etc.) Have them looked at, or inspect them. And yes, the sensor can be replaced, but usually they don't make any sound as they are...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By banglenot
No insult intended; I was just accepting your...

No insult intended; I was just accepting your comment about never having been in the top end of a car. If you want to take it on, it's a good time to change the Valve Cover gasket and do the plugs. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 544
Posted By banglenot
Heh. I guess "long term" pretty much covers any...

Heh. I guess "long term" pretty much covers any possibility, doesn't it? They had the lawyers involved with that decision, I'll bet.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By banglenot
Possible, but it's not something you can fix. ...

Possible, but it's not something you can fix. Your call, of course.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By banglenot
I'd never recommend that a person without...

I'd never recommend that a person without mechanical experience try to start learning on BMW's top end :yikes:. My point was only to see if you could hear the noise in a particular location -- top...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 544
Posted By banglenot
Everybody wondered that, for quite a few years. ...

Everybody wondered that, for quite a few years. I guess no hungry lawyer stepped up to make enough of an issue of it. In particular, many failed transmissions could point directly to the difference...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By banglenot
G-- First thing is to clear all the codes...

G--

First thing is to clear all the codes and run the car.

Those codes might be any age.

Of course, if you cleared them all and that's the new list..."dayum", as will smith used to say.
...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 446
Posted By banglenot
This. ...

This.

http://workshop-manuals.com/bmw/5_series_e60/530i_n52_sal/4_tightening_torques/31__front_axle/12__struts_w.rubber_mounts/1_azd__control_arms_and_struts/

And additional pages where needed...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 774
Posted By banglenot
Isn't your '03 an E39? If so, you have the M54...

Isn't your '03 an E39? If so, you have the M54 and a different set of issues than this thread.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-13-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By banglenot
What are you asking?

What are you asking?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-13-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By banglenot
Wink ? Huh? More info needed. When you replaced...

? Huh? More info needed.

When you replaced it, did you have any power immediately after the install?

What are the symptoms of "nothing happened"? How long was it sitting after you last used...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-13-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By banglenot
Well, assuming the window was closed, it's likely...

Well, assuming the window was closed, it's likely the sunroof drain is clogged. Search on the site for the straightforward fix.
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