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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-11-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By toga94m
I don't have the answer, but you might find help...

I don't have the answer, but you might find help recoding KOMBI here - ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-10-2016, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 483
Posted By toga94m
Does RPM drop below 600 when you feel it? My 530...

Does RPM drop below 600 when you feel it? My 530 6MT does that too. It's supposed to idle at 650ish, but sometimes dips for a few seconds, then recovers. And it's more rumbly at those lower speeds. I...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-10-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By toga94m
In my case, I learned that you can also avoid the...

In my case, I learned that you can also avoid the mess by partially draining your wallet at the indy's shop. ;) That's after I used my thumb to plug the hose when replacing the tank in the driveway....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2016, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By toga94m
My 2006 530 (N52) had a slow leak from the...

My 2006 530 (N52) had a slow leak from the temperature sensor, lower hose from passenger side of radiator. Cheap & quick (other than drain/refill of the coolant). I replaced the expansion tank and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2016, 05:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By toga94m
My 2006 530 (nonturbo) had a knocky rattle that I...

My 2006 530 (nonturbo) had a knocky rattle that I could bring on and off with throttle control - mostly happened at cruise, would go away with heavier throttle application. Turned out to be the first...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By toga94m
Read this before you drop hundred$$ on replacing...

Read this before you drop hundred$$ on replacing the TCU............

http://www.bimmerfest.com/news/891542/bmw-assist-prior-to-2014-will-not-be-reactivated-in-2017/

Won't be supported in 11...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 827
Posted By toga94m
During my morning commute today, my alternator...

During my morning commute today, my alternator averaged 65 amps over a 5-minute period.. and that's not counting the first minute where it was putting energy back in the battery after the cold start....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-31-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By toga94m
The front one closest to the hatch just lifts up,...

The front one closest to the hatch just lifts up, and can be removed (two strings and the gas shock). The back one does too. Then lift up the cargo tray like you're going to get to the spare (you can...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-31-2016, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By toga94m
Best I can get from this source -...

Best I can get from this source - http://www.bmw-planet.com/diagrams/release/us/e60e61/index.htm

looks like it's under the second underfloor cargo cover (against the back seat).. haven't looked...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By toga94m
RTFM = Read The Fine Manual. :D

RTFM = Read The Fine Manual. :D
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By toga94m
Washer leak is easy. Do a forum search here for...

Washer leak is easy. Do a forum search here for "washer pump leak" and you'll find a bunch, including these two. Hardest part for me was getting the car jacked up in the driveway so I could pull the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By toga94m
Push the wiper level one click away from you, and...

Push the wiper level one click away from you, and it should wipe. Press further and hold a few seconds, it should wash. If it washes, that should confirm the lever is working, since the pump isn't in...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-25-2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By toga94m
3-series and 5-series can both use the N52 engine...

3-series and 5-series can both use the N52 engine - here's a few Youtube finds. I haven't gone outside to verify they're there on my 2006 530, but guessing they're correct....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-25-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By toga94m
RealOEM cheaps out by only showing one sensor,...

RealOEM cheaps out by only showing one sensor, but listing quantity=2. So not much help there.
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=NN73-USA-09-2005-E61-BMW-530xi&diagId=11_3736

Google...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,029
Posted By toga94m
More chart, from a log recorded two weeks ago....

More chart, from a log recorded two weeks ago. This segment was after the car/engine was warmed up fully (water and oil temps right around 100C).

MegalogViewer lets you select a region and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,029
Posted By toga94m
Quick followup - the genuine BMW 61432358315...

Quick followup - the genuine BMW 61432358315 charger/tender seems to be actually made by these guys - http://www.ctek.com/gb/en/chargers/MXS%205.0
Here's a page from the manual, showing...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,029
Posted By toga94m
I don't have references for the following...

I don't have references for the following opinions, but I'll try to look some up later. When you're charging a battery (in-car, or with a tender, or in a computer UPS) the charger has two...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 636
Posted By toga94m
I'm somewhat local to you - what was the shop...

I'm somewhat local to you - what was the shop that took care of the problem? QFCC, or the place in Scotia, or someone else?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By toga94m
Looks like it's hanging on the back of the...

Looks like it's hanging on the back of the charcoal filter, near the tank
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=NU53-USA-06-2007-E60N-BMW-528i&diagId=16_0560
and youtube has a few hits for...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,029
Posted By toga94m
Following up with some numbers from my car. I...

Following up with some numbers from my car. I have a short commute, and it's cold in NY now, so my battery doesn't get fully charged every day. Graph shows part of a drive of a warm car, so charging...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By toga94m
First (free) thing to try is swapping the intake...

First (free) thing to try is swapping the intake and exhaust solenoids, clear codes, and see if the errors follow the solenoid.
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 01-14-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 476
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Posted By toga94m
Shawn - what he said, if you could? I've been...

Shawn - what he said, if you could? I've been asked to help out a friend with ABS issues. TIA!
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-12-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By toga94m
Run it thru an automatic car wash, with the air...

Run it thru an automatic car wash, with the air dry at the end. Their water will be warm enough to melt it, and if you jump out and open the door right after you exit, you can dry off the door and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-08-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By toga94m
Turner sells an upgrade kit to turn your...

Turner sells an upgrade kit to turn your 325/328/525/528 into a 330/530..

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-176947-n52-330-intake-manifold-software-upgrade-for-128i325i328i528iz4.aspx

$1900...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-08-2016, 05:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By toga94m
Thanks for the info! I've been learning more...

Thanks for the info! I've been learning more about the internals of my N52 lately by logging data and looking at squiggly lines, trying to see how the vanos controls valve timing.. so learning more...
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