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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,580
Posted By amar67
Thanks! after wasting a couple of hours with the...

Thanks! after wasting a couple of hours with the pin and positiong the alternator, I figured it would help if there were more details. The Bently manual is very nice but I guess they are not...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By amar67
If you are handy with a wrench and aren't afraid...

If you are handy with a wrench and aren't afraid to get your hands dirty you will be just fine... the car is amazing to drive! 6 speed is definitely a plus!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,254
Posted By amar67
Oh wait, I see a speck... LOL... just kidding! ...

Oh wait, I see a speck... LOL... just kidding! NICE JOB!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-13-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,254
Posted By amar67
I use Purple cleaner or other de-greaser while...

I use Purple cleaner or other de-greaser while the car is running, I spray water all around the outside of the engine area but never directly in the air intake area or on any of the electrical wires...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-13-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,580
Posted By amar67
Here is the DIY write up. Hope this helps! ...

Here is the DIY write up. Hope this helps!

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=7072882#post7072882
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-13-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 832
Posted By amar67
2005 545i - Alternator Replacement DIY

2005 545i - Alternator Replacement DIY: lot easier if you have a helper.

It took us a total of about 4.5 hours over the course of 2 evenings. *If you have all your parts, tools ready with 2...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-13-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,580
Posted By amar67
yes... but it's not that difficult. My son is...

yes... but it's not that difficult. My son is in the process of writing up the entire process. I wanted him to do it for experience. there are 2 plastic tabs on either side of the fan housing. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-13-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,580
Posted By amar67
Agreed, if you have the ability to replace all...

Agreed, if you have the ability to replace all the necessary parts and test it properly it's going to be better and cheaper. for my experience, it's been working out well for me to replace with a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-13-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,041
Posted By amar67
I assume you have M54 engine. My Bently book...

I assume you have M54 engine. My Bently book says the following:

The Starter is removed from below. Access to the starter bolts is difficult. Be sure to have the proper tools on hand before...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,580
Posted By amar67
We just finished installing the alternator. It...

We just finished installing the alternator. It seems to have resolved my issue. The voltage now climbs to 13.8 - 14.00 within 10 - 20 seconds after starting the car. We had a few lessons learned...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,580
Posted By amar67
if you have a cigarette lighter voltage meter,...

if you have a cigarette lighter voltage meter, use that while you are experiencing the symptoms. I noticed my voltage would change but most issues occurred when battery got weak. Also, have you...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-11-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,580
Posted By amar67
I believe I have a similar issue, "Alternator is...

I believe I have a similar issue, "Alternator is going bad" can you please describe your symptoms. My car will not charge when first started for several minutes (volt meter shows 11.6 or less) and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-11-2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,041
Posted By amar67
Have you tried jumping the car off another car or...

Have you tried jumping the car off another car or a jumper battery? also, if you have a volt meter, check the voltage on the battery while someone else is in the car attempting to start the car. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,041
Posted By amar67
Are all your other electronics working? getting...

Are all your other electronics working? getting any other errors on the dash/i drive etc?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-14-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 18,272
Posted By amar67
I have one similar to this one... works great! ...

I have one similar to this one... works great!

Schumacher XC6 6/4/2-Amp Battery Charger
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Schumacher-XC6-6-4-2-Amp-Battery-Charger/15140194
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-14-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 18,272
Posted By amar67
I need to change the battery anyway so I will do...

I need to change the battery anyway so I will do that now and I plan to replace with exact match but NO registration for now. This will be a good test. I also plan to have a jumper battery hooked...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-14-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 18,272
Posted By amar67
I have an appointment. to have the recall done on...

I have an appointment. to have the recall done on 8/25 and then I'm supposed to go on a long trip up to NJ on the 29th. I don't feel like getting stuck on the road or having to limp along and be in...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-14-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,994
Posted By amar67
Was it the battery? are all your issues resolved?

Was it the battery? are all your issues resolved?
Forum: 6 Series DIY 05-27-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 20,430
Posted By amar67
Before you take it in, I would recommend you...

Before you take it in, I would recommend you check the code to be sure it's the same codes (P2187 and P2189). also, check your vacuum lines. I have replaced my both my ccv's (the one in Bank 1...
Forum: 6 Series DIY 05-22-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 20,430
Posted By amar67
Were you able to get the code cleared or did it...

Were you able to get the code cleared or did it go away by itself? also, did the check engine light come back?

Thanks,

- Amar
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-20-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,704
Posted By amar67
Congrats!!!

Congrats!!!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 24,625
Posted By amar67
I'm in the Atlanta area too and I just picked up...

I'm in the Atlanta area too and I just picked up a 2005 545i for my wife with 65k miles. So far, all looks pretty good with the common leaks. Since you just bought the car and went through all the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,704
Posted By amar67
That is a TRUE Sales pitch! they want you to...

That is a TRUE Sales pitch! they want you to keep buying new BMW's every 50k miles... biggest profit margin at that point of the life cycle!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 24,625
Posted By amar67
Do your research on the 535... I've never been a...

Do your research on the 535... I've never been a huge fan of the twin turbo. They are great cars but guess I'm just a little old fashioned. The 550's are nice... :D
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 24,625
Posted By amar67
I don't think you can escape oil leaks... but...

I don't think you can escape oil leaks... but from what I read and from years of maintaining my own cars, if you do steady maintenance and are not a very abusive driver... you will be fine.

here...
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