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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Today, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By scottalexander
As a rule that alternator should be putting out...

As a rule that alternator should be putting out in the neighborhood of 14.4 volts while the car is running (depending on the load).

Its a good bet the voltage regulator is malfunctioning.

At...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Today, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 558
Posted By scottalexander
Here's an update. I torqued the new valve...

Here's an update.

I torqued the new valve cover to 6.75 ft lbs and I check in every day for leaks.

There isn't a drop of oil coming from that new valve cover and valve cover gasket.

When I...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2020, 02:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,597
Posted By scottalexander
I created a clear plastic customized sheet of...

I created a clear plastic customized sheet of flexible plastic that I put over the eBox area to protect it from water.

I can see water stains all over my flexible plastic.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-07-2020, 04:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By scottalexander
There are a few approaches to the crank no start...

There are a few approaches to the crank no start issue.

One approach is to look to the obvious, inexpensive, easiest to fix.

Another approach is to look to the common known problems that we all...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-05-2020, 03:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,749
Posted By scottalexander
Idea of the day: When the tire pressure...

Idea of the day:

When the tire pressure sensor batteries go dead in each wheel, how about disconnecting your TPMS module?

How about physically checking the tire pressure every month?

While...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-05-2020, 03:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By scottalexander
There is only 52,000 miles on the car when I...

There is only 52,000 miles on the car when I replaced the entire valve cover, the gasket and internal PCV diaphragm.

I announced to the forum that the valve cover was leaking at 52,000 miles and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-04-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,203
Posted By scottalexander
With all the repairs I've done to my vehicle I've...

With all the repairs I've done to my vehicle I've probably "manually" bled the cooling system 8 times.

The last time I went to bleed it, the water pump would not turn on.

I had just replaced...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-04-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By scottalexander
Here's an update. It looks like both of you...

Here's an update.

It looks like both of you guys were correct.

When I replaced the valve cover with a brand new one, and I started the car, there was a ton of oil burning off the exhaust...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-04-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By scottalexander
History tell us its likely to be the: - fuel...

History tell us its likely to be the:

- fuel pump
- 30g relay
- bad braided grounding strap
- crankshaft position sensor
- fuel pressure regulator on fuel filter assembly
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-04-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,967
Posted By scottalexander
Good job getting out the fill plug. The plug...

Good job getting out the fill plug.

The plug looks fairly stripped. You are lucky!

Your first move is buying a new fill plug and O ring.

Every time I drain and fill the transmission I buy a...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-03-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By scottalexander
I have been watching the new valve cover leaking...

I have been watching the new valve cover leaking oil.

I sprayed the valve cover near cylinder number 5 with brakeleen last night. I could see oil in that area under the valve cover lip and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-03-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,203
Posted By scottalexander
Thanks for showing us you have quite a wide...

Thanks for showing us you have quite a wide collection of shoes.

Amelda Marcos would be jealous.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-02-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By scottalexander
I'll watch the exhaust manifold for oil drips...

I'll watch the exhaust manifold for oil drips during each super market run this week.

Next:

When I replaced the entire valve cover today and started the engine, it started instantly and ran...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-02-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By scottalexander
Cylinder 6 smokin'

The other day I could smell oil burning in the cabin.

I waited until the engine cooled and I took a white napkin and headed for cylinder 6 and also checked around the fire wall. I was able to...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-29-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By scottalexander
How about the strut links.

How about the strut links.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-29-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,597
Posted By scottalexander
battery?

battery?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-29-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,597
Posted By scottalexander
You said, you just replaced the valve cover...

You said, you just replaced the valve cover gaskets.

Did you leave the battery connected when you did that job?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-29-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,967
Posted By scottalexander
Here's what I do and it works like a champ. ...

Here's what I do and it works like a champ.

My fill plug is 8mm.

I went out and bought a 8mm hex head (L shaped) wrench.

Next, I put a 8mm socket on the end of the hex head wrench

Next,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-28-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 558
Posted By scottalexander
You mentioned you torqued your plastic valve...

You mentioned you torqued your plastic valve cover to 9nm.

In the Bentley manual it says torque it to 10 nm.

Today I received the brand new valve cover in the mail and there was a sticker on...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-28-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By scottalexander
When I changed the PS reservoir on my car I...

When I changed the PS reservoir on my car I bought one liter can of CHF.

The new reservoir only took 33% of the can and then I ran the new fluid through the system.

Then I pumped out the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 558
Posted By scottalexander
The N52 engine came with a magnesium valve cover...

The N52 engine came with a magnesium valve cover and a plastic valve cover.

As I research the torque sequence for the N52 engine I'm seeing different torque sequence configurations.

Is the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-24-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 558
Posted By scottalexander
Some research shows that my diagram of the torque...

Some research shows that my diagram of the torque sequence is incorrect.

Numbers 1,2,3 in the diagram should be torqued last, not first.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-24-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 558
Posted By scottalexander
For my N52k plastic cover its 7 ft lbs.

For my N52k plastic cover its 7 ft lbs.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-24-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 558
Posted By scottalexander
On page 159 of the Bentley Manual they say the...

On page 159 of the Bentley Manual they say the e60 plastic valve cover torque is 7 ft lb (and NO additional torque to yield).

What they don't say is the tightening sequence for the plastic.

I...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-23-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 558
Posted By scottalexander
Valve cover complaint

I started my N52k yesterday and within 5 seconds I could smell engine oil burning.

Since I keep the engine spotless and my friends accuse me of waxing the engine, I knew something was amiss.
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