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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,654
Posted By schpenxel
I've never used them so I'm honestly not sure. I...

I've never used them so I'm honestly not sure. I think it will depend on who is doing the painting, prep of the parts, and your ability to wet sand/buff after paint if needed. Most paint runs,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,654
Posted By schpenxel
You aren't going to get much UV protection...

You aren't going to get much UV protection without a 2 component clear coat. I think east wood has some 2K clears in a rattle can type setup that you might could try. You puncture a bladder inside...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,568
Posted By schpenxel
The connector just holds it in place, the o-rings...

The connector just holds it in place, the o-rings are what do the sealing
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-05-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By schpenxel
Sorry I just now got back on here.. saw your PM...

Sorry I just now got back on here.. saw your PM but looks like you already got it!
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-12-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 54,127
Posted By schpenxel
I happened to fine ONE combox adapter harness in...

I happened to fine ONE combox adapter harness in my storage building the other day... I would like to sell it.

I'm asking $50 for it. First to pay for it gets it. PM me for paypal address.

I...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-04-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,865
Posted By schpenxel
There are test kits that can tell you whether...

There are test kits that can tell you whether there are combustion gases in the cooling system or not. I'd get one of those before doing anything else.
...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-07-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 160,785
Posted By schpenxel
Good to hear! Well, not the it's broken part.....

Good to hear! Well, not the it's broken part.. but at least you figured out the problem
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-06-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 160,785
Posted By schpenxel
Seems more likely a hardware issue to me. I'd...

Seems more likely a hardware issue to me. I'd try pulling it out, unplugging it, plugging it back in

May have to try a replacement unit to see if that fixes it
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-06-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 956
Views: 286,343
Posted By schpenxel
You just replied to a nearly 1000 post thread...

You just replied to a nearly 1000 post thread that repeats this issue over, and over, and over...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-06-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,865
Posted By schpenxel
With the engine on or off?

With the engine on or off?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-06-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,288
Posted By schpenxel
I had to use one helicoil on the rebuild I did....

I had to use one helicoil on the rebuild I did. It never gave me any issues.

Time serts are even stronger

Either can and likely will be stronger than the original aluminum threads.

It's very...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-02-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 160,785
Posted By schpenxel
That is quite strange. Unfortunately I've never...

That is quite strange. Unfortunately I've never seen that before :(
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-02-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,865
Posted By schpenxel
Yep, isn't the valvetronic system at least! ...

Yep, isn't the valvetronic system at least!

Though if it were you could have just left the VANOS solenoids unplugged and it would be just fine to drive, so I guess that would have been easier..
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-02-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 160,785
Posted By schpenxel
Have you tried using NCS Dummy and changing...

Have you tried using NCS Dummy and changing options manually that way? It will show you all available options for every option.. makes it a whole lot easier
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-02-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 54,127
Posted By schpenxel
I would only caution you not to update the combox...

I would only caution you not to update the combox or CIC too far.. at some point they fixed it so you can't enable a lot of the internet features without paying them for a license. On the old...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-02-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 160,785
Posted By schpenxel
What have you done to try to code it? What year...

What have you done to try to code it? What year is your car? You have to either use a SSD file to provide fake build info to INPA so that it knows CIC is present, or change the build date/options...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-02-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,865
Posted By schpenxel
Disconnect the VANOS solenoids, start the car and...

Disconnect the VANOS solenoids, start the car and see what happens.

That will disable both the VANOS and the valvetronic systems and force it to use the throttle body for throttle control...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-02-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,288
Posted By schpenxel
It's going pretty good! I got kind of confused...

It's going pretty good! I got kind of confused for the first few months when I didn't have to fix stuff every week, lol.. and, get this.. 150K miles now and it doesn't leak oil. I've even reused...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-02-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 28,277
Posted By schpenxel
thectsc.com Tis posted several times in this...

thectsc.com

Tis posted several times in this thread and others
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-30-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,288
Posted By schpenxel
Timesert's are extremely tough.. much stronger...

Timesert's are extremely tough.. much stronger than the original threads in most cases
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-30-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,634
Posted By schpenxel
They just came out with a new 3/8" drive one...

They just came out with a new 3/8" drive one that's a bit stronger too.. around 210 ft*lbs. Tough to beat that

I still stop by the forum from time to time!
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-30-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By schpenxel
The two parts are attached with plastic clips. ...

The two parts are attached with plastic clips. It's a pain in the rear to separate them without breaking any of the clips, but you can try if you want (I've done it before). I found that the clips...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-30-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By schpenxel
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-Brand-Genuine-E60-E61-...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-Brand-Genuine-E60-E61-5-Series-2004-2007-Dark-Poplar-Center-Dashboard-Trim-/201085361077 for the wood one I believe.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-30-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By schpenxel
https://www.ecstuning.com/ES117336/ for the solid...

https://www.ecstuning.com/ES117336/ for the solid black one.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-30-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By schpenxel
Hold on a sec.

Hold on a sec.
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