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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) Today, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By jim165
On a hunch, I would check the battery voltage....

On a hunch, I would check the battery voltage. You said tbe temp dropped pretty low and it was parked outside. You also said that you've had the car for 6 yrs...have you changed the battery since...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 52,889
Posted By jim165
Thanks, but they won't. Setting aside the money...

Thanks, but they won't. Setting aside the money now to do both the transfer pipe and the valve stem seals at the same time. These freakin' cars...:mad:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 52,889
Posted By jim165
The sensor is on top at the very end of the...

The sensor is on top at the very end of the coolant hose. If you are facing the engine, the hose is on your left at the base of the radiator, down below the coolant reservoir. Should be the only hose...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 52,889
Posted By jim165
Sorry to hear that, Mike. I guess it's better...

Sorry to hear that, Mike. I guess it's better than the coolant transfer pipe, but I suppose it's a matter of "when" for all of us.
I finally fixed my coolant leak...turns out it was the plastic...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 430
Posted By jim165
I''ll have to retract my statements and eat crow,...

I''ll have to retract my statements and eat crow, BK1965 and others...was messing around with my rear heat vents tonight after dinner and lo and behold..hot air! First time since I've owned the car....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 430
Posted By jim165
No worries. I've gotten the complaints and...

No worries. I've gotten the complaints and researched it, tried every trick to get heat to come out...no luck. Plenty emanated from under the front seat, though. Just wish I had the heated rear seats...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 52,889
Posted By jim165
if its leaking from the lower radiator hose, it...

if its leaking from the lower radiator hose, it could possibly be just the temp sensor leaking....very common problem. The temp sensor has an o-ring that fails over time. It can be purchased from a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 430
Posted By jim165
We all have the temp adjustment wheels, but it...

We all have the temp adjustment wheels, but it will only adjust the temp from cold-A/C to ambient temp. The heat will only come from the ducts beneath the front seats.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 52,889
Posted By jim165
Best of luck to you, bro. With my luck, my...

Best of luck to you, bro. With my luck, my transfer pipe is probably bad as well. I'm at 95K miles...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 52,889
Posted By jim165
I'm wondering if your water pump is leaking or...

I'm wondering if your water pump is leaking or worse, you have that coolant transfer pipe leak. If it's getting on your belts, that could be the case as the weep hole is right near/behind your water...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 52,889
Posted By jim165
I'm having the exact same problem and it just...

I'm having the exact same problem and it just popped up all of a sudden. Starting losing coolant every week. I was praying that it wasn't the dreaded valley pan transfer pipe problem or the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 430
Posted By jim165
I think those vents were only designed for fresh...

I think those vents were only designed for fresh air or A/C. the heater ducts are under the front seats. You'll probably have to close them off in the winter.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-13-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By jim165
Either a module has gone bad (prob the TCU...

Either a module has gone bad (prob the TCU module) or the sharkfin antenna on the roof has had water egress from seal deterioration and some antenna connectors are corroded...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-23-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,293
Posted By jim165
Might as well keep it...the major problems are...

Might as well keep it...the major problems are out of the way now...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-14-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By jim165
Thanks for the link! This one will fit in our...

Thanks for the link! This one will fit in our tool kit?



It only uses it when I get on it..I've been running it pretty hard recently and I've used a quart in about 5K miles. Didn't use a drop...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-14-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By jim165
Oil Travel Bag for Trunk

Check this out...I was browsing some of the cool BMW accessories that are offered on Amazon ( was actually looking for a warning triangle to put in the tool kit) and stumbled across a little carry...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-02-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By jim165
1st mistake is you took the car to a dealership....

1st mistake is you took the car to a dealership. Expect them to go hard without the benefit of lube or a reacharound...
Find an indy and get a 2nd opinion...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-01-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,142
Posted By jim165
I'm with you, too. Sure the OEM pads and rotors...

I'm with you, too. Sure the OEM pads and rotors will stop better than the ceramics and StopTech rotors I have now, but I've subconsciously changed my driving habits and don't even think twice about...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-29-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,188
Posted By jim165
No vibrations or unusual tire wear. I have my...

No vibrations or unusual tire wear. I have my rear camber set to its max neutral setting. Steering seems a little more "darty" and not in a good way....could be attributable to the spacers on the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-26-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,188
Posted By jim165
I have 172s with 10mm on the front and 15 on the...

I have 172s with 10mm on the front and 15 on the rear dropped slightly on ST coilovers. I'll try to post a pic in a bit.....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-23-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,042
Posted By jim165
Great post! Yeah OP, it think it's more of a ZF...

Great post! Yeah OP, it think it's more of a ZF issue as opposed to a BMW issue. With 94K miles on my tranny and after having a service and mech seal at 50K, it shifts and responds like complete...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-18-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,237
Posted By jim165
E60 550 Cons: Crappy seals that will leak...

E60 550 Cons:
Crappy seals that will leak eventually
In-town fuel mileage poor
Valve stem seals (if you plan on keeping past 100k)
not tunable
HP-to-engine size not that great anymore
old tech...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 14,263
Posted By jim165
If they are all suddenly showing up at the same...

If they are all suddenly showing up at the same time, its probably battery/alternator related...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-13-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By jim165
Actually the wires in your trunk lid hinge are...

Actually the wires in your trunk lid hinge are probably frayed and on the verge of breaking. You can do a search on trunklid wires for the e60 and plenty of info will come up. Here's a start:...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-11-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,753
Posted By jim165
How 'bout some pics?

How 'bout some pics?
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