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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-26-2018, 12:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 686
Posted By 550iFreak
I completely replace all my brakes in my 550i. I...

I completely replace all my brakes in my 550i. I upgraded the fronts to x5M 4 pot brembo (from a 2011 x5m) and refreshed the rears. It isn't hard to do, and basic bleeding procedure is the same as...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-27-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,095
Posted By 550iFreak
My car is running at around 96-98c most of the...

My car is running at around 96-98c most of the time. Hottest I got was 101c at 95 degree farenheit ambient and AC on. I was waiting for my fiance to get out work which resulted with 15mins idling.
...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-21-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,200
Posted By 550iFreak
Bmw will rape you dry on that procedure..... ...

Bmw will rape you dry on that procedure.....
And might opt you to just get a new engine...

So either find an indy for a cheaper price or if you have a great warranty, then go to bmw.

There's a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-21-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,200
Posted By 550iFreak
I dont find any videos other than the aga tool...

I dont find any videos other than the aga tool site on valve seal replacement and they too did not properly show the removal of the covers or whatnot.

I personally did the seals myself, and let me...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-21-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,200
Posted By 550iFreak
^^^hate to say but this is incorrect . I...

^^^hate to say but this is incorrect .

I know this because I replaced my PCV system along with other associated seals on my valve seal job. Highly recommend replacing while you are in there along...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-18-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,007
Posted By 550iFreak
2011 550i 6mt I'm at 111k miles, used...

2011 550i 6mt

I'm at 111k miles, used to burn a quart every 1000 miles. I perform the valve seals myself, now at 6800 miles I burn 3/4 of a quart but the gauge shows full due to showing...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-25-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,377
Posted By 550iFreak
85k miles: thermostat done 105k miles: valve...

85k miles: thermostat done
105k miles: valve seals, gaskets, tune up, oil change done

I saw the recall, I was mad lol. I hope I can get reimbursement for the pump.

So now it is 5k miles and no...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-24-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,377
Posted By 550iFreak
2011 550i 6mt here. Bought it at 75k miles,...

2011 550i 6mt here.

Bought it at 75k miles, now clocked 110k on the dot yesterday. Good car, love it.

Has her share of issues but I tackled them since the warranty is a cu**.:thumbup:

Here's...
Forum: Off-Topic 07-18-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By 550iFreak
True, imgur sounds like a good alternative. ...

True, imgur sounds like a good alternative.

Most forums that offer pic sharing on their respective sites are usually time consuming and difficult to upload not including the issues that arrises...
Forum: Off-Topic 07-18-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By 550iFreak
Photobucket starting to monetize by 3rd party hosting

Seems like Photobucket is out for me.... After about 7 years of loyal useage by sharing pics onto websites for DIY and progess, I receive the memo that I have to upgrade my memebership to allow 3rd...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 07-06-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,583
Posted By 550iFreak
It will operate as normal but I did notice a...

It will operate as normal but I did notice a shorter time for cooldown due to lower temps. Especially now in Florida where highs are subpar 90 degrees, this really shines.

So far, no issues....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 06-10-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,795
Posted By 550iFreak
More than likely a coilpack. My 550i did that...

More than likely a coilpack. My 550i did that after a pull when I have my jb4 installed. I have a cheap obd scanner to tell me which cylinder it was and went to O'Reilly for emergency.

Then I went...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 06-04-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,583
Posted By 550iFreak
My oil consumption ranges 1500-2000 miles per...

My oil consumption ranges 1500-2000 miles per quart depending. After a fresh oil change, it can go 2K before the 1 quart low warning comes on. Then thereafter, it will go to 1500 but depending how I...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 06-04-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,583
Posted By 550iFreak
:thumbup:Thanks bud Well, the ONLY negative...

:thumbup:Thanks bud

Well, the ONLY negative side effect ( and if you even consider this a negative effect but you should be expected if you own such a beast) is a very slight decrease of MPG. And...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 06-02-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,836
Posted By 550iFreak
>>1976 Pontiac Ventura 260 V8 >>1995 VW passat...

>>1976 Pontiac Ventura 260 V8
>>1995 VW passat VR6 5-speed
>>2000 Audi A4 1.8T 5-speed

>>>>Long version, read if you want or pass this to the short version where it was stated

Grew up in the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-27-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,105
Posted By 550iFreak
Alternate spark plugs for the N63, anyone tried them?

So I am here doing yet another late plane arrival shift and browsing through ebay and stumbled on this:
...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-27-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,207
Posted By 550iFreak
Rob is really chill, got my 550I coded...

Rob is really chill, got my 550I coded beautifully :D Thank you for the excellent service! I love that I can close the trunk remotely and the mirrors fold upon locking and on top of other sweet...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-26-2017, 04:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,234
Posted By 550iFreak
WOW........:yikes::yikes: Well first things...

WOW........:yikes::yikes:

Well first things first, is your fiance well? She isn't hurt from the accident? Cars can be definitely replaced but not people. Hope she has a good recovery and no future...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-23-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,312
Posted By 550iFreak
Bingo!!***9828;***9828; On YouTube, type in...

Bingo!!***9828;***9828;

On YouTube, type in the search bar "F10 hidden menu" and it gives you the run down.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-23-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,312
Posted By 550iFreak
If your temp on coolant in the hidden message...

If your temp on coolant in the hidden message reads at 105, +/-5, it's normal operation.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-23-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,312
Posted By 550iFreak
Normal. The temp gauge on the F10 reads oil...

Normal.
The temp gauge on the F10 reads oil temperature. The oil temp usually reads a tad higher than the coolant temp. The coolant temp is not shown since an oil temp gives a more accurate engine...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 05-21-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,583
Posted By 550iFreak
F10 550I Thermostat R&R (Upgrade to 90C)

Hello, here is my first DIY for the F10 550i:)

Nothing kills the engine ( or anything really) more than unnecessary heat. These engines run very hot from the factory, hotter than the typical car...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-20-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,815
Posted By 550iFreak
I am running 245/40 R19 in the front 275/35 R19...

I am running 245/40 R19 in the front
275/35 R19 in the rear

Comfortable, rides really well. I am due for tires soon, currently running michelin primacy. I do want a different wheel style...

I...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-20-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,896
Posted By 550iFreak
550I. Engine runs at a operating temp of 105C,...

550I.
Engine runs at a operating temp of 105C, oil close to 240F, with two fireballs(turbos) on top of glowing stock cats.....

Damn right the fan are going to run after the engine shuts off from...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-19-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,518
Posted By 550iFreak
Thanks for all the replies:) Well, I am...

Thanks for all the replies:)

Well, I am comfortable with the car burning through a quart @ 2K miles. It may slow down more due to the colder thermostat that I installed. The car really ran very...
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