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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) Today, 02:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 288
Posted By banglenot
What was the fix?

What was the fix?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) Today, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By banglenot
Don't forget to go punch whoever did your oil...

Don't forget to go punch whoever did your oil change right in the nose. Abruptly dumping your oil can turn your engine to scrap in a remarkably short time.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) Today, 12:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,482
Posted By banglenot
Sure, if that's what you want, go for it. It's...

Sure, if that's what you want, go for it. It's your car.

BMW stock stops fast. Others stop faster. Akebonos probably need more pedal force to stop as fast as stock, but my leg isn't broken. I...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) Today, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By banglenot
OP: +1 on HF's comment above. Your '07 is...

OP:

+1 on HF's comment above. Your '07 is an N52 engine. It is a complex set of alloys (look it up in wikipedia) and needs a coolant that allows for the structure. You should not be using the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) Today, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 71
Posted By banglenot
Not sure about the colors, but here's the wiring...

Not sure about the colors, but here's the wiring diagram:

http://www.bmw-planet.com/diagrams/release/en/e60e61/index.htm

Works best with IE, not so well with Chrome or Firefox.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) Today, 09:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,482
Posted By banglenot
Pulled my wheels to inspect my brakes (Akebonos...

Pulled my wheels to inspect my brakes (Akebonos and Zimmermans) after 30K mi, 4 years.

Amazed to discover about 30-35% wear in that period on the pads, and no visible wear on the rotors. Rotors...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-18-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By banglenot
Good info, thanks.

Good info, thanks.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-18-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By banglenot
Thanks for the followup. Were the plugs crapped...

Thanks for the followup. Were the plugs crapped up, or were the misfires caused solely by the messed up vacuum?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-18-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By banglenot
I lived in New Jersey for a decade. Up...

I lived in New Jersey for a decade.

Up there, getting in a trunk is something you never, ever do....

:angel::angel:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-18-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By banglenot
Folks, the E60 forum doesn't operate this way. ...

Folks, the E60 forum doesn't operate this way. We get along. Tossing rocks around isn't the way we work. So, drop it, ok? Move on to a better discussion if this one bothers you (plural) too much....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-18-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By banglenot
Read the PDF "so you just bought an E60" in the...

Read the PDF "so you just bought an E60" in the top sticky's.

Since I wrote it, I can advise there's a lot of good info.:)

EDIT: also, seeing you're concerned about the lights, don't get too...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-18-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By banglenot
Seriously, don't worry about it. Seven11 is (of...

Seriously, don't worry about it. Seven11 is (of course) right. As long as it goes off in some reasonable period, you're fine. Different manufacturers do different things, as well.

I leave...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-18-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 485
Posted By banglenot
Bud, The average (if there is such a thing)...

Bud,

The average (if there is such a thing) advice around here, for a non-tracked vehicle, is 7500 is the usual change point. Oil threads are always full of opinions (and often full of other...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-17-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By banglenot
Do you drive long or short distances every day? ...

Do you drive long or short distances every day? Short distance syndrome is when your car isn't operated long enough to recharge from the starting cycle. Possible since you live in Jamaica.

If...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-16-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 655
Posted By banglenot
Yes, it does. My guess is that BMW sees it as...

Yes, it does. My guess is that BMW sees it as much a coolant as a lubricant -- cooling the inside of the engine while the coolant jacket does does the outside.

Attached is a nice doc on the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-16-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 983
Posted By banglenot
No. If the part fails you'll lose some low end...

No. If the part fails you'll lose some low end torque and it'll rattle. So you'll get warning and know to fix it.

Gary, in the M54 I recall there was some risk of losing a piece of the previous...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-15-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 609
Posted By banglenot
Agree. A 2008-9 528(post LCI) will give you a...

Agree. A 2008-9 528(post LCI) will give you a better experience than a pre LCI 525. BUT it is a slightly detuned N52 compared to the 530. See the wikipedia entry on the N52 engine.

I'm not sure...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-15-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 655
Posted By banglenot
+1 what pcy and djtoad said. If your belt...

+1 what pcy and djtoad said.

If your belt drops off, it doesn't just lie there (sometimes). It wraps around the crank pulley shaft and sometimes shreds pieces past the bearing seal into the oil...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-15-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By banglenot
Like all cars now, the locks are electric. ...

Like all cars now, the locks are electric.

There's a small pump back by the fuel filler pipe that detects gas fume leaks. It'll run occasionally.
...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-15-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 741
Posted By banglenot
Please let us know how it turns out (specifics,...

Please let us know how it turns out (specifics, cost, etc). Always good to have data to work from.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-09-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By banglenot
Great -- welcome to the E60 group. Same color...

Great -- welcome to the E60 group. Same color combo as mine. Nice to see a new E60 buyer who knows his BMW stuff. Miles?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-07-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By banglenot
If it happens as a puff of smoke when you...

If it happens as a puff of smoke when you accelerate from an idle, it is possibly the valve guide seals, a well known problem. There are folks on here who specialize in fixing them for $2500...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-05-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By banglenot
My opinion: if MZF is ZF certified; and they...

My opinion: if MZF is ZF certified; and they give a solid warranty, do the first. It's rare that anyone here complains about the circuit board (in fact, never heard it being assigned blame for ZF...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-05-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 388
Posted By banglenot
C-- Two choices: 1. buy a new light pod;...

C--

Two choices: 1. buy a new light pod; 2: rewire it, either by replacing all the rotted wires or using various products to recoat them.

Both methods have been successfully done. Look for...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-04-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By banglenot
+1 The control arm bushings need replacement.

+1 The control arm bushings need replacement.
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