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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By tstiglich
If / when you go to replace your valve cover,...

If / when you go to replace your valve cover, shoot me a message. I watched a dozen or so videos, and only two mentioned what turned out for me to be the most difficult part. There is a plastic...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By tstiglich
I have the same car as you, 2009 528xi. I did not...

I have the same car as you, 2009 528xi. I did not have to lower the subframe. The job ended up taking me two (half) days. The biggest issue, if I recall correctly, was simply getting the hose clamps...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 452
Posted By tstiglich
More than likely they went with an electric for...

More than likely they went with an electric for an improvement in gas mileage. I would have to imagine that any improvement in fuel economy would be minimal.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 05:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,802
Posted By tstiglich
If your valve cover contains a pcv diaphragm, you...

If your valve cover contains a pcv diaphragm, you may want to take that into consideration. As for non-OEM parts, one often gets what one pays for. The job on my car (2009 528xi) was far from...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-11-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 452
Posted By tstiglich
Just reread your post "he never gets old pumps...

Just reread your post "he never gets old pumps where his group can do a post mortem analysis on the electronics". That is just crazy. How can one make improvements when one does not know the failure...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-11-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 452
Posted By tstiglich
Thanks Scott. I remember your earlier post, and...

Thanks Scott. I remember your earlier post, and you contacting them. I must have missed their response.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-11-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,623
Posted By tstiglich
uzomakiv - Please start your own thread / topic /...

uzomakiv - Please start your own thread / topic / post.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-11-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,724
Posted By tstiglich
uzomakiv - not sure why you posted here. You need...

uzomakiv - not sure why you posted here. You need to start your own thread.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-11-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By tstiglich
Good advise all around. Yes, it could be flux, or...

Good advise all around. Yes, it could be flux, or a shadow. The other side of the board is what will tell the story. If you see a device shaped like a small can (cylinder) that is bulging on the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-11-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 452
Posted By tstiglich
Scott: "Their new version of our water pump is...

Scott: "Their new version of our water pump is much better." Not doubting you, but what did you hear / where did you read this / in what way is it better? If I recall, the mean time before failure...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-11-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,623
Posted By tstiglich
My money is on the starter/starter solenoid and...

My money is on the starter/starter solenoid and or a grounding issue.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-10-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By tstiglich
The burn, is it on top near the right? If so,...

The burn, is it on top near the right? If so, what is on the other side? If it is just a capacitor or something easy to replace, why not just take a stab at replacing it? If you do, make sure to...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-10-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,623
Posted By tstiglich
Does anyone know that the error symbol is above...

Does anyone know that the error symbol is above the Park indicator? I have never seen it before.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-10-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By tstiglich
I have the same year ane model, so will be...

I have the same year ane model, so will be following this thread with interest. My two cents:

1. May want to replace your serpentine belt and tensioner. Bad things happen when the belt comes...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,623
Posted By tstiglich
Have you checked all of the ground straps? Maybe...

Have you checked all of the ground straps? Maybe it could be an issue with the starter circuitry
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,623
Posted By tstiglich
If you can do the work yourself, you may have got...

If you can do the work yourself, you may have got a great deal.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,623
Posted By tstiglich
Out of curiosity, how much did you pay for the...

Out of curiosity, how much did you pay for the car?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By tstiglich
You plan on keeping the car for awhile? If so, my...

You plan on keeping the car for awhile? If so, my two cents... Don't torque down anything without a good torque wrench. Aluminum, magnesium, whatever. Torque down too hard on that stuff and bad...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-07-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By tstiglich
Correct me if I am wrong. If there is a problem...

Correct me if I am wrong. If there is a problem with the wiring to your headlights, how is replacing your headlights going to correct this problem?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-07-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By tstiglich
You should be able to find wiring diagrams at...

You should be able to find wiring diagrams at newtis.info.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-06-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By tstiglich
Have you checked the wiring? Is that side getting...

Have you checked the wiring? Is that side getting power?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-06-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 364
Posted By tstiglich
To be honest, it is not clear to me what you are...

To be honest, it is not clear to me what you are even asking. Could you be more specific?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-04-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By tstiglich
Those tabs are part of the headlight assembly...

Those tabs are part of the headlight assembly itself, correct? If so, you are out of luck. To the best of my knowledge, the only choice you have is to replace the whole headlight assembly. If you...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-04-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,724
Posted By tstiglich
It just occured to me, after I left this page....

It just occured to me, after I left this page. The tensioner. That should be replaced at regular intervals. In the event that the serpentine belt starts flying all over the place, bad things (engine...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-04-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,724
Posted By tstiglich
Not sure what the process entails on your...

Not sure what the process entails on your vehicle, but on mine (2009 528xi) changing the water pump is not something that I would like to do away from home. At your mileage, you are overdue. I...
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