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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-20-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Oil
Views: 715
Posted By racooper3
When was that announced or are you joking?

When was that announced or are you joking?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-19-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By racooper3
Thanks. Going to see about getting best price I...

Thanks. Going to see about getting best price I can for the BMW seals. This really bites as this job is easy 8 hours.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-18-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By racooper3
Bump. Any one have better success using Black...

Bump. Any one have better success using Black gasket sealer on the VCG job. Did it last longer between the next job?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-18-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By racooper3
When battery was replaced it should have been...

When battery was replaced it should have been registered as new battery installed so the alternator doesn't overcharge it. Dealer or BMW Indy can do this. I would start with a full overnight charge...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-17-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 861
Posted By racooper3
Thanks. Going to be speaking Spanish to guy in...

Thanks. Going to be speaking Spanish to guy in south Florida about loading english software for me.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-17-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,471
Posted By racooper3
The 545/550 use a more reliable all aluminum...

The 545/550 use a more reliable all aluminum radiator. On the e39 models the radiators had plastic endcaps that just got brittle over time/heat. These e60 all alum should last longer. Also may...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-17-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 861
Posted By racooper3
ETNSandman, can you please tell me what process...

ETNSandman, can you please tell me what process you used to load the INPA and related tools. I downloaded all the software and it says that it is supposed to support English language on INPA, but it...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-17-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17
Oil
Views: 715
Posted By racooper3
Ditto on the Castrol Edge. I use the Euro (made...

Ditto on the Castrol Edge. I use the Euro (made in Germany) formula 0W40 on my 545. Takes 9 quarts on a change. I change every 7500 miles instead of what the idrive computer says (~15K miles).
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-17-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By racooper3
That time again > VCG and upper TCG job

Hailing all BMW Masters

It has been 2 years on my 545 since my last complete upper gasket overhaul. My VCG and upper timing cover gaskets are starting to leak again. :mad::mad: I hate the smell...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,168
Posted By racooper3
I have not had this High Battery Drain in a...

I have not had this High Battery Drain in a really long time. Drive my care daily and it has been at least 2 years since seeing this error. Got back to Airport parking lot after 2 day trip and got...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,168
Posted By racooper3
Where are the BMW pdf documents coming from. I...

Where are the BMW pdf documents coming from. I had the CAS document from 2 year ago issue, but didn't recall where I got it. Can you all reference the location for these. or PM the link for them. ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-29-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,207
Posted By racooper3
I have the Akebono and Zimmerman rotors all...

I have the Akebono and Zimmerman rotors all around. I have been driving this setup on my past e39 with 210K miles and now my e60 with 99K miles has them. They really do bite pretty good and don't...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-29-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,177
Posted By racooper3
I got the cylinder 8 after I found the trick. ...

I got the cylinder 8 after I found the trick. You have to undo the nut for the plastic cover over the Positive battery cable and move it out of the way. That will give you a bit more room to wiggle...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-29-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By racooper3
Thanks for the video. 1 thru 7 were easy. 4 I...

Thanks for the video. 1 thru 7 were easy. 4 I had to undo the AC lines and move them a bit. On 8 I found a comment on another forum site and you have to remove the plastic cover over the positive...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-29-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,177
Posted By racooper3
I am doing this job now and trying to get to...

I am doing this job now and trying to get to Cylinder 8 coil and plug. Strut tower is in the way. Anyone do this job? How did you get Cylinder 8 coil and plug out without lowering the engine 2...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-29-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By racooper3
Help... 545 and trying to change cyl 8 spark plug

Is there anyone out there who has been able to change cylinder 8 spark plug without dropping the engine. I am having a very difficult time with cylinder 8 due to the strut tower. I don't see how...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-15-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,150
Posted By racooper3
The lawyer warning can be turned off via INPA I...

The lawyer warning can be turned off via INPA I seem to recall reading on another thread.

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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-10-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By racooper3
did you do a reset? with car running, push both...

did you do a reset? with car running, push both eject buttons and then the volume button. That will reset the CIC.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-10-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By racooper3
Not covered under CPO. If you have the Maint to...

Not covered under CPO. If you have the Maint to 100K then you are covered. The VCG job at dealer is outrageous. Wherever you have oil like that you'll want to change the tubes too. The o-rings...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 17,892
Posted By racooper3
All are affected. Look for one that has new seals...

All are affected. Look for one that has new seals already.

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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-25-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By racooper3
Ditto

Ditto
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-25-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By racooper3
I confirmed with my local BMW dealer. Design...

I confirmed with my local BMW dealer. Design change. Hose not needed. I didn't understand why anyone would want the oil to leak onto the engine so I just reused the old caps and changed spring and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-25-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,254
Posted By racooper3
OP, According to what I have read the German Euro...

OP, According to what I have read the German Euro Blend that is imported into US has better heat shearing life. It tends to old up better and retain the viscosity over life of your oil. I go 7500...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-25-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,637
Posted By racooper3
I am assuming the OP used Castrol 0W40 European...

I am assuming the OP used Castrol 0W40 European Blend (Germany). I have been using the Castrol 0w30 Euro blend (Germany) and no issues. I was wondering in addition to the the lower noises at...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-28-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,111
Posted By racooper3
+1 on Zimmerman rotors from autohausaz

+1 on Zimmerman rotors from autohausaz
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