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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Today, 10:12 AM
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Posted By twh
There are a lot of these cars sold - I would not...

There are a lot of these cars sold - I would not worry about parts availiabity.

My two cents -- having owned two N52's.

Don't change anything proactively.
When something needs to be repaired -...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Today, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By twh
that is coolant and that is normal

that is coolant and that is normal
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 09:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By twh
Find some local computer shop...not a chain...a...

Find some local computer shop...not a chain...a small store. They might have a look at it for you.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 09:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 762
Posted By twh
Active roll stabilization malfunction.

Active roll stabilization malfunction.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 12:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 762
Posted By twh
Right side. Under the car. About even with the...

Right side. Under the car. About even with the front axle. Runs from the engine/differential/axle metal to the body. Braided copper, probably greenish tint by now.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 744
Posted By twh
I will say that with my two N52 cars, the only...

I will say that with my two N52 cars, the only hose I ever had trouble with was the mickey mouse ears hose. Broke on the X5 when I touch it even so slightly what changing the serpentine belt. On my...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 744
Posted By twh
I sure hope they have gotten better. Now, my 2009...

I sure hope they have gotten better. Now, my 2009 X5 (now sold), also had the rear A/C option, which mean the pump was a VDO/Continental pump and not the same as used in all the E60's and not the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 744
Posted By twh
Not "BS Fake info" on my two N52 cars... ...

Not "BS Fake info" on my two N52 cars...

2006 530xi...water pump failed years ago at 60K-ish miles.
2009 X5 3.0...water pump failed years ago also at 60-ish...and then again last year at 90-ish.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 292
Posted By twh
You can't successfully work on this car if you...

You can't successfully work on this car if you don't have a torque wrench.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-07-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By twh
The thing takes less than a quart to fill. Unless...

The thing takes less than a quart to fill. Unless you measured what came out, I'd say it is hard to guess.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-07-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 711
Posted By twh
newtis.info is a great resource I have a...

newtis.info is a great resource

I have a 2006 530xi...at least on mine, it's down on the drivers side under the hood. See this repair page:...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-07-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 711
Posted By twh
Do some surfing and pay attention to A/C threads...

Do some surfing and pay attention to A/C threads where the heater control valve was at fault. There are a number of head scratchers where the A/C performance was fixed by changing out the heater...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-06-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 673
Posted By twh
Another finer point. The alternator is variable...

Another finer point. The alternator is variable output based on what the car's computer is asking from it.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-04-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 744
Posted By twh
The problem with keeping the old one in the car,...

The problem with keeping the old one in the car, is you need to store it with coolant already in the pump. Once the pump is put in service, it needs to stay wet.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-04-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By twh
Could the "intake runner valves (2)" be the DISA...

Could the "intake runner valves (2)" be the DISA valves? They are in the intake. If that's what they mean, $2,335 is outrageous. The valves are parts #2 and #3 in this diagram (at least for the 2006...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-04-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 744
Posted By twh
I cross my fingers on every long drive with my...

I cross my fingers on every long drive with my 2006 530xi. 94K miles and on its second water pump. That was put in year ago. I've even toyed with buying the water pump and keeping the required tools...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-04-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By twh
N52 is not direct injected, so walnut blasting is...

N52 is not direct injected, so walnut blasting is not a thing you need with that car.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-04-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By twh
Don't know what is "intake runner valves". ...

Don't know what is "intake runner valves".

Transfer case service I assume is oil change. It is a bit of a PITA. Maybe a little high.

Spark plugs w/ air filter. This is a pretty easy DIY for...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-04-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By twh
Is it #12 in this one? ...

Is it #12 in this one?
https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=NF73-USA-06-2005-E60-BMW-530xi&diagId=41_1554

Put your own car in to make sure you get the right version.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-03-2020, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By twh
There is a repair kit that is listed in Realoem...

There is a repair kit that is listed in Realoem for some lights at least.
Not sure if it is the part you are talking about.
See part #18 in this picture for my 2006 530xi...find your car to be...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-03-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By twh
Do you have any idea if the A/C system has...

Do you have any idea if the A/C system has refrigerant in it at all? If you have some gauges you can tell.

The A/C compressor on this car is not an on/off clutch type like you may be used to. It...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-02-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By twh
How did the wheel get bent? Was it violent...

How did the wheel get bent?
Was it violent enough that the TPMS sensor inside the wheel was damaged?
The TPMS sensor could also have been damaged by the tire technician.
There is also an antenna...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-02-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By twh
Classic symptoms of failed water pump. Best...

Classic symptoms of failed water pump.

Best to change: water pump, thermostat, U-shaped hose between the two. You'll also need a gallon of BMW coolant and another gallon of distilled water.
...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-02-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By twh
X5 A/C compressor belt is the same...no...

X5 A/C compressor belt is the same...no tensioner. PITA..even with the special tool. And, at least on the X5, the A/C belt has to come off to put on a new serpentine belt.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-01-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 643
Posted By twh
Are you sure what this is and if it is compatible?

Are you sure what this is and if it is compatible?
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