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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2016, 10:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,030
Posted By bimmerfan52
Pull up your Lazy-boy and get comfy!

Pull up your Lazy-boy and get comfy!
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,030
Posted By bimmerfan52
I wasn't thinking anything pressurized. Just a...

I wasn't thinking anything pressurized. Just a tube you would put a funnel into and pour trans fluid down. Once you are done pouring as long as the plug is above the fluid level in the sump and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By bimmerfan52
Also check that stupid plastic vent tube that...

Also check that stupid plastic vent tube that runs under the radiator shroud and likes to develop hairline cracks and drip (especially if handled). Easy fix.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,030
Posted By bimmerfan52
OP: To your original question of "Why not do...

OP:

To your original question of "Why not do a flush?"

When people hear flush they assume you are adding artificially pressure to "force" fluid through the system. I assume you mean just use...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,017
Posted By bimmerfan52
As previous posters have suggested, a system...

As previous posters have suggested, a system voltage of 15V+ is not necessary a sign of trouble, but normally it is accompanied by two conditions: 1. Low acid temperature caused by a low ambient...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-07-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By bimmerfan52
ZF (steering rack OE manufacturer's) procedure...

ZF (steering rack OE manufacturer's) procedure for replacing power steering fluid.
BMW's recommendations regarding use of CHF11S vs normal fluid.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-02-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By bimmerfan52
+1 +1 Listen to these guys! Just...

+1 +1

Listen to these guys!

Just replace the belt and tensioner as preventive maintenance. (20-30 minutes DIY). Replacing the idler pulleys at the same time is a very good idea.

After you...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-02-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By bimmerfan52
If disconnecting your battery caused loss of sync...

If disconnecting your battery caused loss of sync between the key and CAS then you already had a problem that simply surfaced when the battery was disconnected.

Thousands of us have disconnected...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-22-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By bimmerfan52
Relatively easy DIY (you have to get a little...

Relatively easy DIY (you have to get a little creative building socket extensions and swivels for the two against the firewell (#4 and #8).

I like Bosch (one of the two OE suppliers) and they can...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-21-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By bimmerfan52
Don't worry about disconnecting the battery. ...

Don't worry about disconnecting the battery.
You will have to reset the clock, possibly some radio presets and seat setting but this is no big deal. DIYs are regularly disconnecting the battery for...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-16-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By bimmerfan52
Many have had the stick break (part of a float...

Many have had the stick break (part of a float assembly which activates switch to signal low coolant level).

Some drive for years with no problem after the stick breaks, and some see the entire...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-10-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By bimmerfan52
Shouldn't have to say it, but ...... ...

Shouldn't have to say it, but ......

Disconnect your negative battery cable and insulate it before starting to disconnect modules.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-10-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By bimmerfan52
Only Italian Extra Virgin Olive oil for my 4.4L. ...

Only Italian Extra Virgin Olive oil for my 4.4L.

Since I've been using it no more transmission rumble, my wheels stay cleaner and I'm like the Pied Piper on the expressway at dinner time. :)
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-09-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By bimmerfan52
+1 - Don't know as I haven't bought the OE belly...

+1 - Don't know as I haven't bought the OE belly pan. But I agree that normally BMW doesn't give anything away except maybe some donuts and coffee while you wait getting your $700 battery installed....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-08-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By bimmerfan52
I asked the question because the two numbers used...

I asked the question because the two numbers used in today's oil grades have nothing to do with each other.

The winter number (0W, 5W, 10W, 20W etc.) expresses only the force required to crank the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-08-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By bimmerfan52
For which number, winter or high temperature?

For which number, winter or high temperature?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-05-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By bimmerfan52
Strongly advise you replace plug when you replace...

Strongly advise you replace plug when you replace the coil. Coil death is usually caused by over-voltage, with plugs being one of the main causes. Besides it is easy on #5. Now if it were #4 or #8,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-30-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,089
Posted By bimmerfan52
A healthy fully charged battery cell measures...

A healthy fully charged battery cell measures 2.1V. Six cells in an automotive battery measure a total of 12.6V (or slightly more) across the terminals for a new battery.

Make sure the battery is...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-30-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,089
Posted By bimmerfan52
Justin, Suggest you take the car to an...

Justin,

Suggest you take the car to an Interstate battery store, remove the battery and have them completely charge it before performing an AC conductance test or carbon pile discharge test to...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-29-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By bimmerfan52
IBS has nothing to do with coding the battery. ...

IBS has nothing to do with coding the battery.

If you have replaced the battery with the same type (FLA or AGM) and the nearly same specifications (Cold cranking amps and reserve amps) then there...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-29-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,089
Posted By bimmerfan52
Hey Justin, Initial guess is battery or...

Hey Justin,

Initial guess is battery or alternator.

With the car having sat a few hours without the engine on, measure the battery voltage across the jump and ground terminals under the hood.
...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-24-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 70,705
Posted By bimmerfan52
And I would bet that same Master Technician would...

And I would bet that same Master Technician would tell you to never change your automatic transmission fluid. It's lifetime fluid after all! But hey, if I made my living at a BMW dealership I would...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-24-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By bimmerfan52
By far the most important issue is the change to...

By far the most important issue is the change to an AGM type battery IF the car is presently coded for a FLA battery.

If an AGM type battery is coded the DME will not set a target system voltage...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-24-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 744
Posted By bimmerfan52
If the fluid is dirty I would flush the system...

If the fluid is dirty I would flush the system and change the reservoir (with integrated filter), and if you have sport suspension with active sway bar I would definitely change your fluid to CHF11S.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-23-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 744
Posted By bimmerfan52
+1 This is the latest SBS I have regarding PSF....

+1
This is the latest SBS I have regarding PSF. I read it as no particular danger to mixing but a potential diminishment of fluid properties.
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