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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 08-05-2016, 11:54 AM
jwally jwally is offline
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Update on electric water pump bleed and a question -

So the automatic bleed procedure on my 535 was not working after I replaced the coolant expansion tank. I was not on a tender/charger - I don't even own one, so I picked one up at Autozone. Well, the thing flashed that it was charging and not maintaining so I just let it roll. I was working in the garage and about 5 hrs later it went from charge to maintain. It beeped when it switched over so I glance toward the car and almost immediately afterwards the auto bleed process kicked in!

Next is is a VCG replacement. 1. - I can't find any DIY's for a an E60 N54 - seems like they are all 3-series. And the ones I HAVE seen have not called for any RTV to be used; I thought that was odd. Is it not called for on this motor? I've done them before, but not on a car like this.

2. Anything else I should consider doing while I'm in there? My plugs have about 40K miles on them - replace? Crankcase vent? (is the RB product worth a look?). If the coils are still original is worth looking at replacing? I'm not having any mis-fires, just wondering if they are still working at optimum performance. Thanks in advance and sorry for the long post -
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