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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-27-2016, 12:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,754
Posted By bschmidt25
+1. Use only BMW LL-01 specified oils. Many...

+1. Use only BMW LL-01 specified oils. Many here (myself included) use Mobil 1 0W-40 - available at Walmart for ~$26 for a 5 quart jug.

Diagnose the source of your leak. Most common culprit is...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-26-2016, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Ccc
Views: 277
Posted By bschmidt25
Ccc

See the cross reference at the bottom of this page...

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/part?id=NE53-USA-03-2006-E60-BMW-525i&mg=65&sg=50&diagId=65_1354&q=65839123088

There are a few part numbers...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-26-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,930
Posted By bschmidt25
Consumer Reports Slams BMW 5 Series

The M54 is a great motor. I have an E39 525 and E46 325 with it. If they had only addressed the poor cooling system (plastic radiator mostly) and crappy PCV design, they'd be pretty much...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-26-2016, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Ccc
Views: 277
Posted By bschmidt25
www.realoem.com

www.realoem.com
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-26-2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,930
Posted By bschmidt25
Consumer Reports Slams BMW 5 Series

+1. Glad I stuck with the 530. I had driven a few 535s and the extra power was great. But then I started reading about rattling wastegates, HPFPs, and walnut blasting as scheduled maintenance. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2016, 09:05 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,359
Posted By bschmidt25
What do you mean when you say "no ac...

What do you mean when you say "no ac unit"?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2016, 09:02 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,359
Posted By bschmidt25
If you get that temp sensor replaced and it's...

If you get that temp sensor replaced and it's still blasting heat, try replacing the heater control valve. It's located next to the air box on the driver's side of the engine compartment. Easy to...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-10-2016, 11:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 757
Posted By bschmidt25
Failed pump will not shut down the car on the...

Failed pump will not shut down the car on the N52. I got the yellow/red overheat warning in the middle of a construction zone in Chicago with no shoulder and had to drive it about a mile before I...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-10-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By bschmidt25
Just wanted to confirm that the belly pan does...

Just wanted to confirm that the belly pan does come with the spring loaded screws attached. (At least the OE part). I replaced it today. Thanks for the help everyone!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-27-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By bschmidt25
I had the same issue and ended up breaking the...

I had the same issue and ended up breaking the handle off the latch while trying to get it open. I thought I was permanently screwed. But if you look closely in the center, you'll see a small metal...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-17-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By bschmidt25
BMW making weird noise? Im thinking pully/belt?

528i has the N52 with the electric water pump. How handy are you? Is it XDrive? If so, prepare to be on your back for a few hours working blind. It's doable but it's a pain. Still better than...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-17-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Posted By bschmidt25
Should I Sell or Keep?

I have a 530 with 120k. At 75k the electric water pump went out. If you haven't done that one yet I'd expect it very soon. Otherwise I didn't have any issues other than maintenance items (fluids,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-10-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By bschmidt25
I got mine on Amazon (a new Pierburg) for ~$350. ...

I got mine on Amazon (a new Pierburg) for ~$350. No need to spend $900 at the dealer! Terrible job to do though. Took me a day and a half of working blind on my back. Hopefully the new one lasts...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-10-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By bschmidt25
My left light has a crack near the brow that lets...

My left light has a crack near the brow that lets in water when it storms. Looks pretty bad and the brow and side LEDs no longer work. But that's not enough for me to bite the bullet on an $800...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-10-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By bschmidt25
I can relate! It took me over a week to do the...

I can relate! It took me over a week to do the suspension work. Just chipped away at it a little each night. I'm lucky enough to have an extra car to use when I need to work on one though.

Good...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-08-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By bschmidt25
Excellent. Thank you!

Excellent. Thank you!
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-08-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By bschmidt25
Second taking it to an indy at this point. You...

Second taking it to an indy at this point. You are definitely being taken for a ride.

Assuming they replaced the thrust arms and rear control arms, do you know if they did the ball joints as...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-08-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By bschmidt25
Belly pan question

Question for any of you guys that have replaced your belly pan... Does it include the spring loaded screws around the edges? Some of mine have fallen out so if it doesn't I'll have to factor that...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-04-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By bschmidt25
The low beams are the easiest to replace. I've...

The low beams are the easiest to replace. I've had to replace the parking light, aka Angel Eye. PITA.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,608
Posted By bschmidt25
213k. It was getting pretty pricey to maintain...

213k. It was getting pretty pricey to maintain from around 130-180k, but things have leveled off considerably since then. Primarily just my commuter car now, but still runs well. I hope to get at...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-24-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,132
Posted By bschmidt25
E39 change to e60

I still have my E39. Very different cars. The E60 is so much more advanced technology wise it's hard to believe they were successive generations. The e39 feels like a classic now. The E60 is a...
Forum: Parting Out 11-22-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,408
Posted By bschmidt25
Do you still have the left cup holder (the swivel...

Do you still have the left cup holder (the swivel one next to the climate control)? Looks like your dash is black there, which would work for me. Not exciting, but I need one. Wife snapped the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-22-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By bschmidt25
Yep - I have the same issue. Refreshing the...

Yep - I have the same issue. Refreshing the radio will not work. I pressed the issue with SiriusXM when they updated their lineup last year and eventually worked my way up to higher levels of...
Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 11-15-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 384
Posted By bschmidt25
Found one. No longer needed.

Found one. No longer needed.
Forum: Wheels and Tires 11-15-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By bschmidt25
Sold

Sold
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