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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By maggasp
My 535 Xi is currently at the shop finishing this...

My 535 Xi is currently at the shop finishing this same job. A few lessons learned...

The X-Drive cars require considerably more work to replace the mechatronic sleeve due to the transfer case...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-10-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By maggasp
Thanks for the info, that's a good write up and...

Thanks for the info, that's a good write up and should be included in the mechatronic sleeve DIYs. It sounds manageable but at this point (and outside temperature) I'm throwing in the towel.

I...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-10-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By maggasp
I'm not sure how the clearances in the v8...

I'm not sure how the clearances in the v8 driveline work, but at least you are smart enough to realize if you can't fit your hand up to the sleeve, then it probably won't come out past the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-09-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By maggasp
Mechatronic sleeve issue - transfer case clearance

I'm in a bind, please help...
E61 X Drive

I've followed all the steps to replace my leaking mechatronic sleeve, and have separated the old sleeve from the transmission. However, there is a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,169
Posted By maggasp
Could be the A/C compressor (or A/C clutch). ...

Could be the A/C compressor (or A/C clutch).

Does it make any difference if your A/C is on or off at startup?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 828
Posted By maggasp
Thanks for the response. I just bought the parts...

Thanks for the response. I just bought the parts ($500) online, so it sounds like $800 all in at your indie is a good deal.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-19-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,532
Posted By maggasp
Thanks for the recommendations. Unfortunately I'm...

Thanks for the recommendations. Unfortunately I'm not still under warranty (expired), but this job doesn't look like it's too hard to do.

Call me a luddite, but it's irritating that something...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-17-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,532
Posted By maggasp
Bad water pump?

Hello, I'm visiting from the 5 Series forum to get your opinions too...

Yesterday my '08 535 overheated (40k mi). First I noticed that there was no heat through air vents, then the radiator fan...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-17-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 828
Posted By maggasp
Bad water pump?

Yesterday my '08 535 overheated (40k mi). First I noticed that there was no heat through air vents, then the radiator fan turned on very high, then the overheat.

I've read a bunch about replacing...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-18-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 766
Posted By maggasp
535 Xi Control arm/ball Joint separation

I'm planning to replace worn control arm bushings on my '08 535xi and took a look this weekend to start the planning. My main concern is separating the aluminum control arm from the ball joint. I've...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-06-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 396
Posted By maggasp
WTB E61 cargo cover/net - black

If anyone has one for sale, let me know.

Thanks,
Steve
615-497-2015
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-06-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By maggasp
I had the best luck with a household glass polish...

I had the best luck with a household glass polish rubbing compound (don't remember the name, sorry). I believe most automotive polishes don't have enough bite, but this product looks promising...
...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-05-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By maggasp
I reminded them not to forget about the rear...

I reminded them not to forget about the rear blade. So don't know if they would have remembered.

I've had pretty good luck in the past with glass or mirror polish getting out an arching scratch,...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-05-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By maggasp
Forgot that, they did replace the brake fluid.

Forgot that, they did replace the brake fluid.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-05-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By maggasp
Just a follow up as to what the dealership did...

Just a follow up as to what the dealership did under warranty and maintenance:

6 new fuel injectors
brake pads and rotors front, pads only rear
new windshield weatherstrip
Oil change
cabin...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-21-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By maggasp
Good call on the wipers and cabin filters....

Good call on the wipers and cabin filters. Speaking of filters, what is the scheduled maintenance on air/fuel filters and any chance of talking the dealer into replacing those?

I found about 4oz...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-21-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By maggasp
New wagon, to do before warranty runs out

Hello, I'm a new owner of an '08 535 wagon w/ 30kmi and looking for advice before the warranty expires in January. I'm scheduled to take it to the dealership on Monday to have the brakes done as well...
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