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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-20-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By patrick_y
+1. I haven't gotten a gravel squeal/moan...

+1.

I haven't gotten a gravel squeal/moan on the BMW 5-series yet, but I've definitely experienced them in other cars. And yes, they sometimes only make sound in one direction.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By patrick_y
Did you split the valve body and clean out the...

Did you split the valve body and clean out the valve body?

I think I'm leaning towards replacing the solenoids and cleaning out the valve body. Rather than replacing the entire mechatronics.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-08-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By patrick_y
Thanks for the opinion! That's what I'm...

Thanks for the opinion! That's what I'm wondering if I've heard of any circuit board issues. Can't recall if I have, but not sure that I haven't.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-08-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By patrick_y
Any water damage or leaks in the trunk or in...

Any water damage or leaks in the trunk or in other places (check bottom of the trunk below the spare tire)? Seems like something is shorting... Possibly due to water contamination.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-08-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 557
Posted By patrick_y
Really unintelligent question. Not trying to be...

Really unintelligent question. Not trying to be rude, but seriously, a normally-informed teenager with no car ownership experience could confidently tell you the answer to your question.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-05-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 390
Posted By patrick_y
Got a picture?

Got a picture?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-05-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By patrick_y
Transmission Mechatronics Service; Replace Solenoids or Replace entire Mechatronics?

I have a 2004 BMW 545i with about 60,000 miles and am undergoing the transmission fluid and solenoids change.

Definitions of Mechatronics: Mechatronics is really two components, the transmission...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-12-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By patrick_y
Where did you go? Let me know so I can avoid it.

Where did you go? Let me know so I can avoid it.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-04-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By patrick_y
Check out a 2004/2005 545i. There are a few cars...

Check out a 2004/2005 545i. There are a few cars with low mileage out there, some still on their first owners. Generally, it's a car that has a few problems, but generally all are fixable and have...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-04-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By patrick_y
Correct. If the car has a black headliner, it...

Correct. If the car has a black headliner, it will make the car feel substantially smaller.

Good job Ken! That's a thing designers didn't think we'd figure out.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-04-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,389
Posted By patrick_y
Well said! Really enjoyed your post, and got a...

Well said! Really enjoyed your post, and got a laugh out of the last line.

But if your horses came with a Monroney Label that stated that the horse wasn't a very big consumer of hay, and it...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-04-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,389
Posted By patrick_y
I don't even get 25.5 mpg... Obviously climbing...

I don't even get 25.5 mpg... Obviously climbing hills and sitting in traffic really hurts the fuel economy.

But there was one time I took a long highway trip; 200 miles round trip, mostly...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-03-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,389
Posted By patrick_y
You're response is getting difficult to read. ...

You're response is getting difficult to read. The on-board iDrive as I already mentioned does not calculate MPG accurately. Just that simple. It measures it, but just doesn't do a good job at it. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-03-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,389
Posted By patrick_y
That's great fuel economy. But two problems... ...

That's great fuel economy. But two problems... First 60-80 is a big difference, and if you're driving more at 60, it makes a big difference. Wind resistance increases exponentially after around 65...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-02-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,389
Posted By patrick_y
BMW will not generally correct known problems. ...

BMW will not generally correct known problems.

Common problems on N62 engines and the E60 Chassis include:

1. Numerous oil leaks.
2. Vacuum Pump Oil leaks (almost every BMW N62 engine...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-31-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,163
Posted By patrick_y
Noticed something. After putting up with a...

Noticed something.

After putting up with a road trip of squeaking, I took the BMW wipers that came from the factory (I had them lying around in the garage) and compared it to the Bosch ICON...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-30-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,389
Posted By patrick_y
I'm also citing hand calculation. Do you drive a...

I'm also citing hand calculation. Do you drive a lot of highway mileage at reasonable speeds? When I take a long highway trip, I'm still only able to average around 23.5 mpg.

I'm willing to...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-30-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,389
Posted By patrick_y
They do drive differently and I would have to...

They do drive differently and I would have to admit I might like the 550i more. FYI, the active suspension and active steering can feel very unnatural at first. The E550's steering will feel more...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-30-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,389
Posted By patrick_y
Germany is a green country. But this is...

Germany is a green country.

But this is not an excuse for BMWs to have such shoddy reliability with internal engine parts.

Valve seal replacements? That's seriously very discouraging news....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-30-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By patrick_y
Be safe out there and feel better!

Be safe out there and feel better!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-27-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 704
Posted By patrick_y
Good question! I personal avoid using Costco for...

Good question! I personal avoid using Costco for tires for one reason. They have the most normal balancing equipment.

Look at the specs for one of the better balancing machines, the Hunter...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-27-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By patrick_y
Your making decisions based on aesthetic values. ...

Your making decisions based on aesthetic values.

Aesthetic values are personal and can only be measured by your own brain.

If you make a decision based on economic values, those are values...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-27-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,423
Posted By patrick_y
Absolutely right. I didn't make that assumption....

Absolutely right. I didn't make that assumption. And I've lived in the Los Angeles area before and it crossed my mind.

But don't worry, an intelligent person wouldn't make an assumption that...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-27-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,423
Posted By patrick_y
I hope mine lasts that long.

I hope mine lasts that long.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-12-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By patrick_y
From which wiper? You say "they" which implies...

From which wiper? You say "they" which implies both. You also didn't provide us with details of what kind of wipers you procured.

Do you still have your old wipers? Compare the length of the...
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