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

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Old 03-08-2011, 02:03 PM
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I guess this is a question to "smart bmw engineers" .
But I gladly educate you though arguing with people blinded by wearing BMW glasses is a waste of time.
Speaking technically it's another design flaw - normally turbo engines need more oil than
normally aspirated since turbos run at much higher temperatures so they need more oil to cool down. It seems like here BMW screwed up by using too much oil in 528.
So what you are saying is that even though you were proven wrong on your last post with facts we should still believe you are right because the bmw engineers screwed up?
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Old 03-08-2011, 03:56 PM
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Was not a CPO I take it?
At the time we purchased, March 2008, the local BMW dealer was wanting $8,000 to $10,000 more than what we paid for a comparible CPO. Since tha car still had over 12,000 miles and 1-1/2 years on the warranty, we rolled the dice. It has worked out OK so far.

In the last 3 years I have seen BMW dealers in other States and some private sellers with lower CPO premiums. I am sure that I will consider CPO cars on any future purchases.
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Old 03-08-2011, 04:35 PM
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:26 AM
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Let's not forget that more oil does absolutely nothing from a cooling standpoint, just takes longer to reach equilibrium temperature than less oil. You still have to have way to get the heat out of the oil.
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The oil is just a medium for transferring the heat from the engine to a cooling device.
Contradiction is pretty clear here, isn't it?

It's same like saying freon does absolutely nothing to cool air in your fridge.

I don't want continue flooding the topic, get rid of bmw glasses guys - didn't mean to "insult" anyone BTW.
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:37 AM
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I don't want continue flooding the topic, get rid of bmw glasses guys - didn't mean to "insult" anyone BTW.
It's ok - we can't think any less about your responses!
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:21 PM
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Contradiction is pretty clear here, isn't it?

It's same like saying freon does absolutely nothing to cool air in your fridge.

I don't want continue flooding the topic, get rid of bmw glasses guys - didn't mean to "insult" anyone BTW.
No, you are missing the point. The discussion was concerning the amount of oil in the engine and correlating it to the amount of cooling of the engine. More oil does NOT cool the engine better by itself. The oil as a cooling method is simply there to transfer the heat from inside the engine to an external cooling device. It is that cooling device that then actually takes the heat in the oil and then expels it into the air. You could have 50 gallons of oil in the engine and if that oil wasn't being pumped through the engine and into a cooling device it would NOT remove heat from the engine(other than the oil taking on the heat of the engine, but even then once it reaches the temp of the engine then it stops cooling). Sorry to inject known thermodynamics into the discussion. But at the end of the day, if you are trying to correlate the volume of oil in an engine to it's cooling capability and then further stretch that to the longevity of the engine, you are simply making a conclusion that is not based on facts.

And I would be the last one to triumph BMW design quality. I intentionally chose not to buy a 535 due to the HPFP issues. I like my 525 but I know it will cost me more money to maintain and last me fewer years than a comparable Acura or Lexus. But the driving experience trumps the longevity of the Japanese brands.
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Old 03-09-2011, 01:11 PM
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Wrong thread.

Last edited by SteveD518; 03-10-2011 at 05:15 AM. Reason: Wrong thread
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No, you are missing the point. The discussion was concerning the amount of oil in the engine and correlating it to the amount of cooling of the engine. More oil does NOT cool the engine better by itself. The oil as a cooling method is simply there to transfer the heat from inside the engine to an external cooling device. It is that cooling device that then actually takes the heat in the oil and then expels it into the air. You could have 50 gallons of oil in the engine and if that oil wasn't being pumped through the engine and into a cooling device it would NOT remove heat from the engine(other than the oil taking on the heat of the engine, but even then once it reaches the temp of the engine then it stops cooling). Sorry to inject known thermodynamics into the discussion. But at the end of the day, if you are trying to correlate the volume of oil in an engine to it's cooling capability and then further stretch that to the longevity of the engine, you are simply making a conclusion that is not based on facts.

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"More oil does NOT cool the engine better by itself. " - of course it does, higher oil mass will absorb higher heat (talking bout thermodynamics ).

"..if you are trying to correlate the volume of oil ... to the longevity of the engine" - never tried that.

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Old 03-09-2011, 03:01 PM
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It's ok - we can't think any less about your responses!
Likewise.
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:41 PM
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BTW your 535 takes more oil than your G35 not because bmw engineers "are smart" - because it's turbo - it always takes more oil, I hope I don't have to explain why.
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My 535's oil capacity is the same as the non-turbo 528.

Please enlighten me on how this fact reconciles with your statement I bolded above.
lol!
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:36 PM
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65,000 on my 2005 545, MANY problems, some major, some minor. Still an awesome car to drive.

Note to OP and other posters.
It would be great to see mileage just from e60's on this thread. Just to have a barometer on how the e60s are holding up at higher mileages.
+1. My first BMW and I would like to keep it past payoff with no major issues.
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Old 03-23-2011, 07:32 PM
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I have 75k on my '05 545. It's falling apart.
Why is it falling apart? Did you keep up with the services?
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:25 AM
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My 2006 530xi has 104,000 and no major problems. I do tend to be anal about fluid changes (engine oil is Mobile 1 @ 10,000 with filter, transmission flush @ 50,000, brake fluid every 2 years, anitfreeze & flush every 2 years plus standard wear parts). I'm in a love hate relationship with this car and BMW. I also have a 1997 528i with 206,000 that actually runs better and is more fun to drive; it certainly is easier to work on and is much cheaper to repair. I love this car.
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Old 03-28-2011, 03:18 PM
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Old 03-28-2011, 05:21 PM
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Just to get an idea, how many miles have you driven on your bmw. Did anybody hit 100000 or 200000 mark etc
I drove my 2000 528i 154,000 mi and had no issues but a water pump. Traded it for my 2009 535ix and love it
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I drove my 2000 528i 154,000 mi and had no issues but a water pump. Traded it for my 2009 535ix and love it
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Old 04-19-2011, 05:26 AM
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