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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) Today, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By banglenot
Great info. Going through the Bentley manual...

Great info. Going through the Bentley manual now.

Owner says AC is R 12 and needs R134. (1) Can the system be converted? (2) Were these known for A/C leaks?

Thanks
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) Today, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By banglenot
OK, to be more specific -- what is your opinion...

OK, to be more specific -- what is your opinion of the M30B35 engine -- the 3400 cc one?

Solid? Any engine-specific design failure points (similar to the nikasil problems on other engines of the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) Today, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By banglenot
Interesting looking '90 535i

Stopping by from the E60 forum.

Saw this one in Roundel. Looked like in might be interesting to wrench. I'm pretty experienced with E46, E39 and E60 mechanical work. No experience on E34.
...
Forum: Site Feedback / Questions / Suggestions Today, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By banglenot
Great idea -- the Jag board also has "thanks"...

Great idea -- the Jag board also has "thanks" button for posts. Improves the sociability and positive interaction.
Forum: Site Feedback / Questions / Suggestions Today, 06:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 98
Posted By banglenot
Friend - Contact Requests

Guys, I'd like to shut off the "friend" and "contact" requests for my account. I don't want to offend by turning people down, but also don't want any requests.

Can it be shut off, or defaulted...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Today, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By banglenot
For BMW OEM parts suppliers, pretty much anyone...

For BMW OEM parts suppliers, pretty much anyone in the app "BMW PNPC" will do. Search for that. Insert your part number and it'll do many price comparisons. Saved me a bunch of time and money. ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-11-2016, 07:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 858
Posted By banglenot
Do this first. 1tech is one of the...

Do this first.

1tech is one of the resident experts.

If this doesn't do it, consider other measures.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-10-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By banglenot
The first thing I'd think is that the seller was...

The first thing I'd think is that the seller was messing with the odometer.

Did you carfax it to make sure the mileage was in the right range?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By banglenot
Could be either of the two above. If it's...

Could be either of the two above. If it's dripping off the engine, look to the valley pan. Off the radiator on the passenger side, it's the temp sensor. The sensor is very common on BMW's of many...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By banglenot
Interesting trick is that if you screw on the...

Interesting trick is that if you screw on the expansion tank cap, and the fluid is cool, vacuum pressure will prevent fluid drain while you replace the temp sensor. No mess, no bleed needed. ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2016, 04:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By banglenot
Isn't one.

Isn't one.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-08-2016, 09:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 607
Posted By banglenot
I do it as well -- mean to write M54 and type...

I do it as well -- mean to write M54 and type N54...and I even miss on the N62 and say M62.

Easy to do. Caseona knows her engines.

The comment on overheating was from the implication that the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-08-2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 607
Posted By banglenot
Though its possible that it was a lousy bleed job...

Though its possible that it was a lousy bleed job after the temp sensor, the description calls for a new pump. Some times they get intermittent, but they always fail eventually after the symptoms...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-08-2016, 06:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 607
Posted By banglenot
Above transition year is certainly true. ...

Above transition year is certainly true. Assuming you have an N52, you have a bad/failing pump. That's the first step. Dealers change between $1K-1.4K to replace. DIY it's about $450 and 3 hours....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-07-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By banglenot
Sounds about right.

Sounds about right.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-07-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,030
Posted By banglenot
Dels, if you can DIY, at this point strip the...

Dels, if you can DIY, at this point strip the front wheels back to the hub and start over. The guy who did it was either a fool or took a real dislike to you (:D:D -- J/K). It's all effed up. ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-07-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By banglenot
The connectors on the aftermarket LEDS are pretty...

The connectors on the aftermarket LEDS are pretty crappy, and might have distorted the BMW side connector, or pushed back one of the pins in the BMW socket. Old bulb didn't make the connection, but...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-07-2016, 06:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,030
Posted By banglenot
Folks on here have been using aftermarket very...

Folks on here have been using aftermarket very successfully for many years. Bought from a reliable supplier like Bavarian, Pelican, FCP, OEMBimmer, they're as solid as anything BMW stamps with the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-07-2016, 06:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By banglenot
Use Carly or similar, and you can monitor temp #....

Use Carly or similar, and you can monitor temp #. Do it on a couple of days (hot and cold) and see how it stabilizes. That's give you confidence that everything works; also give you a visual metric...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-07-2016, 05:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 458
Posted By banglenot
Congrats. As with any >100K BMW, I assume you're...

Congrats. As with any >100K BMW, I assume you're a good DIY'er if you want to own it at a reasonable cost. IMHO, replace fluids from one end to the other.

The weak point (meaning big cost item...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-06-2016, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By banglenot
The water pump is failing, You need to replace...

The water pump is failing, You need to replace it. Seems like an unusual mode of failure, but these pumps fail.

Odd that the fuse didn't pop, but this fail is the pump. Check the fuse for it to...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-06-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 920
Posted By banglenot
:thumbup:

:thumbup:
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-06-2016, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By banglenot
Read "so you just bought an e60", the pdf above. ...

Read "so you just bought an e60", the pdf above.

For a BMW, you need a BMW compatible reader. Stock OBD readers get only a fraction of the codes, are a only marginally useful for BMW's.

Look...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-06-2016, 05:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By banglenot
+1. Criper nailed it. These are three items...

+1. Criper nailed it. These are three items that can make an N62 misery. That valve stem issue can be $3-5K to fix, and is not a DIY unless you're a very good amateur mechanic.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 920
Posted By banglenot
The light is about $800, and it doesn't look like...

The light is about $800, and it doesn't look like you bent the hood -- so perhaps just a respray. My guess is $2-3K.

Deer hits are usually considered 0% your fault, so there should be no premium...
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