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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 04:59 AM
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Views: 709
Posted By bimmerfan52
Yes

Yes
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-21-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By bimmerfan52
Yes, starter replacement on the 545i is a bear of...

Yes, starter replacement on the 545i is a bear of a job, requiring removal of the exhaust system and one exhaust header to get at the starter from the bottom.

But the good news is experience has...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-20-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By bimmerfan52
I assume you don't have any after market devices...

I assume you don't have any after market devices either hard wired or plugged into cigarette lighter sockets after the car is turned off (the cigarette lighter current is cut when the engine is off,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-17-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By bimmerfan52
While your looking, also keep an eye out for a...

While your looking, also keep an eye out for a black Nike running shoe, size 13, right shoe only.

I have the left but wore out the right.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-15-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 166
Posted By bimmerfan52
What does that quote include a solid gold valve...

What does that quote include a solid gold valve cover?
Man what a stealer hose-job!
I would definitely get another quote.

Regarding repair coverage should be covered but you need to check your...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-15-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,575
Posted By bimmerfan52
If you haven't already, try 36psi in the front...

If you haven't already, try 36psi in the front and 38 psi in the rear tires.

Also, I am coming in late to the thread but if it wasn't already suggested I would look at is the subframe bushings,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-14-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By bimmerfan52
If the scanner is working then the port is at...

If the scanner is working then the port is at least powered so you can skip checking the fuse.

If the ECU codes have recently been cleared then you will need to run the car a while for the ECU to...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,744
Posted By bimmerfan52
That badge says "SW" - Sad Wannabe

That badge says "SW" - Sad Wannabe
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-12-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By bimmerfan52
You can draw your own before belt removal, or...

You can draw your own before belt removal, or take photos.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-12-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,828
Posted By bimmerfan52
I agree with previous posters that the most...

I agree with previous posters that the most likely scenario is a head gasket.

I would not drive it if you do the repairs yourself, or only to the repair shop if it is within 10 miles of your home....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-11-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By bimmerfan52
Both battery and alternator voltage should be...

Both battery and alternator voltage should be measured across the jump terminal and ground lug under the hood.

Battery should be measured with the engine off and should measure 12.5V or greater.
...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By bimmerfan52
The BST disconnects the positive cable with an...

The BST disconnects the positive cable with an explosive charge.

You can read all about it here and maybe repair it rather than replacing it.
...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By bimmerfan52
Assuming your shocks and springs are in good...

Assuming your shocks and springs are in good order two other possibilities:

1. Sway bar links - In addition to bounce you would experience increased body roll in turns

2. Subframe bushings - In...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-07-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By bimmerfan52
That looks correct for the front!

That looks correct for the front!
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-07-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By bimmerfan52
That's correct. Find stock sport springs off of...

That's correct. Find stock sport springs off of fleabay or a junk yard (there are both traditional junk yards in your area as well as on-line places where you can request a part and junk yards from...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-07-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By bimmerfan52
+1 Safety First - You probably degrade the...

+1
Safety First - You probably degrade the stopping ability by 20-35%, and have little chance to steer around an obstacle (which is one of the reasons for having a BMW) as the tread and side wall...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-07-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By bimmerfan52
BMW stock sport springs are available used but it...

BMW stock sport springs are available used but it may take a little digging to find them.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bmw-E60-545i-550i-Sport-Spring-Set-/181813967731


Strut definitely needs to be...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-06-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By bimmerfan52
+1 That's it in a nutshell. Most people...

+1
That's it in a nutshell.

Most people do two drain and fills because as bangelnot says the transmission holds 11 quarts, but nearly half is held in the valve body, torque converter, radiator...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-06-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By bimmerfan52
The debate as to whether to change transmission...

The debate as to whether to change transmission fluid in a high milage transmission is as old as dirt.

I agree with pcy and would definitely recommend a fluid change at your 90,000 miles (and new...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-06-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By bimmerfan52
No reason to change perfectly good coils. They...

No reason to change perfectly good coils. They are not considered a normal maintenance item.

If you feel a coil or coil wires have been contaminated by fuel or oil then you might consider...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-05-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By bimmerfan52
HF, Hey buddy. We expect you to post...

HF,

Hey buddy. We expect you to post pictures wearing high heels huggin that pole! :rofl:

Stay well.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-04-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,063
Posted By bimmerfan52
IMHO ANY MAJOR REPUTABLE insurance company would...

IMHO ANY MAJOR REPUTABLE insurance company would have totaled the car, because they would do nothing less than use a reputable shop, and even a "normal" repair using techniques like you, such as...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-04-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By bimmerfan52
Doin' well buddy. Hope you are well also. ...

Doin' well buddy.
Hope you are well also.

Saw you want to sell your ride.
Itching to try something new?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-04-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By bimmerfan52
Any car that comes with a long story usually...

Any car that comes with a long story usually comes with trouble. "Just meet me with cash" really gives a buyer a warm and fuzzy feeling. And as I know Philadelphia, and the auction location is...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-03-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By bimmerfan52
Dirty job that takes a little muscle but not...

Dirty job that takes a little muscle but not difficult. Read the available DIYs for tips. Getting the new strut located all the way to the bottom of the seat in the steering knuckle is critical, as...
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