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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-01-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 791
Posted By plus1111
True. Killed it was. After market filters are...

True. Killed it was.
After market filters are usually a bit too tall. The described issue was unfiltered oil. I don't know how that could create metal bits. The vanos solenoids were scored -...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-01-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 791
Posted By plus1111
If it helps any, our '08 535 is over 225,000...

If it helps any, our '08 535 is over 225,000 miles and still running smooth and mean. The N54 is a fairly tough engine, I am surprised yours failed.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-01-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 375
Posted By plus1111
Simple answer, no. Mine is a wagon but there was...

Simple answer, no. Mine is a wagon but there was a lot of collected road grit and mud up in there. I'm sure the panel helped but - after 12 years or so, they died. I have replaced brake lines at...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-31-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 791
Posted By plus1111
For a 535xi wagon I'd find a decent indy shop and...

For a 535xi wagon I'd find a decent indy shop and a used motor. You can shop for a motor using car-part.com. It searched auto recyclers for compatible parts. Essentially the same system the junk...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-30-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 375
Posted By plus1111
I did Ni-copper on my e61 wagon a year ago. I...

I did Ni-copper on my e61 wagon a year ago. I bought a bulk roll and did the bends myself. Not as pretty as yours but very nice stuff. Thanks for putting it on the forum.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-29-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By plus1111
A 2010 should have most of the kinks worked out. ...

A 2010 should have most of the kinks worked out. The PPI is a good idea anyway. The fact that your mechanic is the one suggesting it is a plus.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-27-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By plus1111
You will most likely need to drop the pan and...

You will most likely need to drop the pan and install new seals and gaskets AND new solenoids. Then install a new pan and refill. Read up on it first as you will need the exact code from the plate...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2020, 05:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 932
Posted By plus1111
https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t...

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=731460
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-21-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By plus1111
I am confused. As I recall, there are no error...

I am confused. As I recall, there are no error codes related to the transmission. Your original symptoms point to low fluid as theroux pointed out earlier. If the shop didn't put the car on a lift...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-20-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 802
Posted By plus1111
Even with the software update, change the fluid...

Even with the software update, change the fluid at minimum. The car will thank you.
Our '06 was being weird, I did the previously mentioned service, new seals and solenoids, fluid and pan. It...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-20-2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,914
Posted By plus1111
Deleted my comment - my brain wasn't properly...

Deleted my comment - my brain wasn't properly engaged. Sorry.:rofl:
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-20-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 932
Posted By plus1111
Our '08 535xi is over 220,000 miles now. We...

Our '08 535xi is over 220,000 miles now. We bought it at 160,000. I do not know if the turbos were serviced before we got it but no issues with them. Electric water pump and the high pressure fuel...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-19-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 417
Posted By plus1111
Yea it is possible to have issues and no codes. ...

Yea it is possible to have issues and no codes.
The transmission will NOT set a misfire code. I think your slipping may actually be an engine issue. When the computer detects an error to set the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-17-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By plus1111
Oh, I am doing the water pump. This car hasn't...

Oh, I am doing the water pump. This car hasn't been to any shop except my own for the 6 years we have owned it. :)
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-17-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By plus1111
Our '08 535xi is up for a water pump and hoses. ...

Our '08 535xi is up for a water pump and hoses. It is over 220k miles now. Yes indeed, they are wonderful to drive. Glad yours is almost there!
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-14-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 417
Posted By plus1111
I did the solenoids as well. thectsc.com is a...

I did the solenoids as well. thectsc.com is a great ZF resource. They even have kits.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-14-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 417
Posted By plus1111
If that is a ZF transmission a fluid change and...

If that is a ZF transmission a fluid change and replacing the seals will likely make a huge difference. There is a large rectangular seal and four small tubular seals between the mechatronics and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-14-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 769
Posted By plus1111
I'd ask them to prioritize repairs. Coolant...

I'd ask them to prioritize repairs. Coolant reservoir has a tendency to split and dump coolant quickly which is very bad for a N54. The transmission should be attended to as well. If the leak is...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-13-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,704
Posted By plus1111
FCP Euro is a very reputable shop. If you are...

FCP Euro is a very reputable shop. If you are talking about the HPFP, we needed one fast so I went to the dealer. It was a remanufactured pump too. It's been perfect since I changed it tho.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-12-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 728
Posted By plus1111
There is a WalMart Maxx that works perfectly in...

There is a WalMart Maxx that works perfectly in out 06 530xi as well as our 08 535xi. I can't remember the AH right now - smaller than youd guess but within range.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-12-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By plus1111
I was afraid of that. I am tempted to clean the...

I was afraid of that. I am tempted to clean the impeller housing and coating it with JB Weld. A couple of reinforcing layers would probably resolve my issue for some time.

I did find a listing...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-11-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By plus1111
Eh, I'm going for another OEM pump. The Chinese...

Eh, I'm going for another OEM pump. The Chinese electric water pumps have a miserable reputation in general and I tested this by buying one for the 530xi that immediately failed. FCPeuro, here I...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-11-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By plus1111
That is the pump for the N52. It is all...

That is the pump for the N52. It is all aluminum. The electrical connector is on the other end for the N54. It has a higher wattage. The rear of the case also has a flattened conical shape. ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-11-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By plus1111
O'Reilly Water Pump for N54?

I am asking because I am about to do my third OEM pump replacement. The first pump failed in 2016, I think it leaked. I used OEM/VDO replacement. In 2018 I replaced that pump, it was leaking thru...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-10-2020, 05:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By plus1111
You should scan it for codes too. The auto parts...

You should scan it for codes too. The auto parts stores can scan for basic codes but often don't get the BMW codes. DIY repairs on BMW's are not as scary as they sound but if you have zero...
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