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E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 05-13-2013, 09:23 AM
Rokecar Rokecar is offline
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Engine mount bolt problems on E60's?

I'm considering the purchase of either a 2009 or 2010 528 or 535 xi. My mechanic told me to watch out for engine mount bolt problems. Has anyone had this problem? Or any other major issues w/ these years/models?
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:04 AM
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Your mechanic may have said the engine mounts need to be watched for failure (fluid leaking out). Engine mount bolts are not known to break - it's not a common failure on E60. Ask him for more specific details on the problem he is referring to.
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:54 PM
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Sorry - meant head bolts not engine mount (I was reading another thread about engine mounts at the time!). He said they'd seen quite a few 5-series come in with aluminum bolts breaking where they fit the magnesium casing.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:00 PM
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Sorry - meant head bolts not engine mount (I was reading another thread about engine mounts at the time!). He said they'd seen quite a few 5-series come in with aluminum bolts breaking where they fit the magnesium casing.
Usually when that happens it's because of engine overheat (like water-pump goes or thermostat stuck close etc). Yep at certain temp range these two alloys have diff expansion coeff.
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Old 01-29-2015, 05:30 AM
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I own a 525i, engine bolts broken as above, BMW behaved like it was a unique problem, since finding this forum it would appear they had full prior knowledge of the bolts been an issue and did not want to discuss it, nor accept any responsibility for them. Overall between BMW Australia client services and the Darwin dealer the issue with the car has left us bitterley dissappointed in BMW and their approach to quality and customer service. We use a non BMW repairer to fix the car, As a result, they did supply the bolts, but no refuse to give us the torque settings to ensure the bolts are fitted to ensure that the vehicle is returned to the road in full roadworthy condition. Can someone advise of the correct torque setting for these bolts.
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