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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 05-18-2012, 08:50 AM
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I got this car to drive it quickly in comfort, not to listen to exhaust drone.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:27 AM
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Ya, unfortunately we do not have this valve on newer 550's. i also checked.
There were a few posts asking if the msport still had this valve assembly and had not seen a definite answer so I went out and looked. '11 550 msport here, I do have a valve that covers the inside exhaust exit on each side. I did as others here have done with removing the drivers side trunk liner and bypassing the black switch. The valves are now both open and the sound is deeper, haven't had a chance to drive much but will report back if drone or other issues come up.

Edit- just noticed this is in the E60 forum, so disregard the above!

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Old 06-26-2012, 06:06 PM
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Anyone know where the vacuum line coming from the engine is attached to the motor? Think I have a vacuum leak too
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:26 AM
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It has to be attached to the motor or the rest of the vacuum system. Vacuum isn't magical.
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:57 AM
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...Vacuum isn't magical.
Is too.

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Old 06-28-2012, 02:48 PM
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OK found a broken vacuum line at the pump. All fixed and mod done
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:48 AM
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No clamp, no zip, no crazy glue.

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Old 09-27-2012, 10:05 AM
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Amazing Thanks I will try it
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:00 PM
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I did this as Tatrajaan suggested and work fine, so no check engine light.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:22 AM
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Do you have the car running when you do this procedure? And the little connector is something you get at an aquarium store, correct? Thanks.
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:00 AM
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Do you ask me?
I just same thing as post 82, with car was off, but soon as i turn back on, valve opened.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:01 PM
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Do you ask me?
I just same thing as post 82, with car was off, but soon as i turn back on, valve opened.
What year is your 550???


I guess the new LCI 550 doesn't have this vacuum.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:08 PM
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I think I have confirmed that my car (thus, likely any 2008 or newer 550 with the Sport Package) does not have this valve. I am guessing that the valve is removed as part of the special exhaust tuning that BMW claims is included with the Sport Package. So, this mod is already part of our car model.

Anybody else with a 08 or newer 550, please chime in.....

Keith
I have an '08 M-Sport 550i and checked behind the drivers rear tail light; no solenoid or vacuum lines. Also, exhaust is always comming out of both pipes.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:54 AM
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I have an '08 M-Sport 550i and checked behind the drivers rear tail light; no solenoid or vacuum lines. Also, exhaust is always comming out of both pipes.
Yeah it seems the M-Sport just leaves it wide open 100% of the time. Still not loud at all compared to my dual magnaflows on the last car.
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Old 05-17-2014, 06:58 PM
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On a 2014 550i do you bypass the vac line from solenoid and that keeps flaps open?
Is it by drivers side taillight in trunk?
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Old 05-18-2014, 10:14 AM
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Hello all,

This is a great way to get that low and rumble! I have a 545 and used the vacuum line process as previously shown, and it sounds fantastic. You not only get the low end melody, but anything above 4k rpm sounds sweet as well!
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