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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-07-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,647
Posted By sockmonkey
Well, actually, no. We all care; as a community,...

Well, actually, no. We all care; as a community, we try to inspire everyone to take care of their BMWs. That abused car may very well be be your next purchase...

"The short answer"? Are you...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-05-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,318
Posted By sockmonkey
All I can say is... Please don't put that thing...

All I can say is... Please don't put that thing on your car! Ricer to the extreme. Be thankful it doesn't fit perfectly. Get your money back, and try to keep your mods understated.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-05-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By sockmonkey
Just the bulbs, or the entire module with motors?...

Just the bulbs, or the entire module with motors? If it's just the bulbs, they're trying to rip you off. :rolleyes:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-05-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,090
Posted By sockmonkey
First post, huh? Almost sounds like a Cooper ad,...

First post, huh? Almost sounds like a Cooper ad, to me. That said, I wouldn't take a set of Coopers for free- They have a pretty spotty legal record in the last few years regarding blowouts and tread...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 05-04-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By sockmonkey
Paypal accepted, and free USPS Priority anywhere...

Paypal accepted, and free USPS Priority anywhere in the U.S.!
Forum: Wheels and Tires 05-03-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By sockmonkey
12MM and 15MM spacers with proper black bolts - $100 shipped

I've gone with Beyern black mesh, 8.5 and 9.5 with an ET of 15, all the way around, so I don't need my spacers anymore. They're 2 months old, and in perfect condition. The fronts are 12MM silver H&R,...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-03-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 766
Posted By sockmonkey
Again, Valvoline 5W30 MST is not sold in the U.S....

Again, Valvoline 5W30 MST is not sold in the U.S. on a regular basis. The Synpower 5W30 sold here DOES NOT meet LL01 or ACEA A3,B3.
Forum: Wheels and Tires 05-03-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By sockmonkey
:rofl:

:rofl:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-03-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By sockmonkey
Hate to tell you this, but you wasted your money;...

Hate to tell you this, but you wasted your money; Get it back. Put back on the stock intake. Dropping in a K&N and removing your carbon-emissions filter is fine, although avoid over-oiling it, and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-02-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 766
Posted By sockmonkey
A Mobil 1 filter? :confused: Haven't changed...

A Mobil 1 filter? :confused:

Haven't changed the oil yet, have you? ;)

If you do, you'll need 9 quarts (8.5 used) and a BMW, Mann or Mahle filter cartridge. Do some research, there are plenty...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-02-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By sockmonkey
Stick with BMW 5W30, Castrol European 0W30 or...

Stick with BMW 5W30, Castrol European 0W30 or Mobil 1 0W40. They're the only ones LL01 certed, and no, Valvoline U.S. formula is not on that list. In advance of the other replies. ;)
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-02-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,982
Posted By sockmonkey
As ChelseaFC stated, learn how to post- you're...

As ChelseaFC stated, learn how to post- you're asking for free advice, and doing so quite rudely. Let me guess- You're trying to get this thing half presentable so you can sell it, right?
...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-02-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,272
Posted By sockmonkey
You may be hopeful, but are equally unrealistic....

You may be hopeful, but are equally unrealistic. I'm a pretty good shady tree mechanic, and fixed UH60s when I was in the Army. I researched this carefully before I bought, and as a result made sure...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-02-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,216
Posted By sockmonkey
Holy thread of the undead, Batman! :confused: ...

Holy thread of the undead, Batman! :confused:

BTW, you'll need either a brake interlock switch or a new shifter assembly, eventually.

2007. That's some searchin'. BTW, you'll generally get...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-01-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,423
Posted By sockmonkey
Incorrect. Valvoline SynPower 5W-30 (ILSAC GF-4)...

Incorrect. Valvoline SynPower 5W-30 (ILSAC GF-4) doesn't meet BMW LL-01, only Valvoline Synpower 5W-30 MST (European non-ILSAC formula) does and I've never seen that on the shelf- Ever. I've heard...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-01-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,423
Posted By sockmonkey
Unless they have the Euro-formula Valvoline...

Unless they have the Euro-formula Valvoline (almost impossible to get) in your car, I would complain. The usual U.S. 5W30 synthetic, while mentioned in alternate oils, does not meet LL01 specs- Only...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 682
Posted By sockmonkey
Sweet car- let us know how she runs. I'm not a...

Sweet car- let us know how she runs. I'm not a fan of the 4 bangers, but that body style with the N54TT- Very nice. Congrats!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 974
Posted By sockmonkey
Not at all- In fact, there is a school of thought...

Not at all- In fact, there is a school of thought that says you'll actually do better, since it doesn't short shift so much- Lugging an auto around town in low gears is what kills 'em. Besides heat....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,020
Posted By sockmonkey
TLO03- My apologies for the exchange- We're both...

TLO03- My apologies for the exchange- We're both pointed on our humor, and I recognize that. Although I still don't like your rims. Or the drop. :confused: But that's fine- It's still a fine car.
...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 372
Posted By sockmonkey
Chrome polish.

Chrome polish.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,020
Posted By sockmonkey
You completely missed the point. As I attempted...

You completely missed the point. As I attempted to state before, none of those items were really major issues (seeps, fine points that only I could detect). I'm smart enough to finesse dealers into...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By sockmonkey
The resale values of any line are compromised,...

The resale values of any line are compromised, when a new model comes out that replaces it. You can't compare an e60 to an f10; they are completely different animals. Structurally, design-wise and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 974
Posted By sockmonkey
Did you really just compare a Mustang GT to a...

Did you really just compare a Mustang GT to a 525i? You bought a car with the smallest motor in the lineup. 215HP. Nearly 2 tons. I've got to pull out my ESPN C'Mon, MAN! on that...

That said, E60...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,020
Posted By sockmonkey
All I can do is recommend that you buy a 550i...

All I can do is recommend that you buy a 550i instead, but if you're willing to play the fuel pump 3-Card Monty game, the 535i otherwise a great car. I like my V8 burble, too. Fuel economy- more or...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-28-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 493
Posted By sockmonkey
List is $60 each, they go for about $40 at the...

List is $60 each, they go for about $40 at the dealer, depending on which one.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=NB53&mospid=48806&btnr=18_0655&hg=18&fg=20

Part Number = 18307536038...
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