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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-23-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By banglenot
Opinion on Suspension Parts Brands

So, doing a front end suspension refresh on my 328xi. Only used 3K per year.

As always, my first choice are BMW or Lemfoerder (the OEM).

But of the list below, which would you choose after...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-23-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 167
Posted By banglenot
Suspension Parts Quality Picks

So, doing a front end suspension refresh on my 328xi. Only used 3K per year.

As always, my first choice are BMW or Lemfoerder (the OEM).

But of the list below, which would you choose after...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-23-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By banglenot
Basic: New Hella Halogen replacement is $244...

Basic: New Hella Halogen replacement is $244 from Rock Auto.

Highend: New Hella replacement xenon with adaptive is $769 at Autohaus AZ.

Yes, expensive, but certainly not $2 K each as you...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-18-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By banglenot
Go to newtis.info, enter your 7 digit VIN, and go...

Go to newtis.info, enter your 7 digit VIN, and go down to electrical components>>Connectors>>components>>control units.

With a bit of searching, you'll find the connectors, color and direction. ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By banglenot
Yeah, thanks! Best location for help is to go to...

Yeah, thanks! Best location for help is to go to the diesel forum here on BF. 95%+ of the cars in the USA are petrol, so little of the discussion on this subforum is diesel. That's...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By banglenot
Newbies: OK, before you do anything else, this is...

Newbies: OK, before you do anything else, this is how you ask a question on a Forum: "My Year, Model, Mileage, Engine Type is doing (this and that bad thing), and it's showing BMW codes XXXX and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-16-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 465
Posted By banglenot
There's no direct path from the oil filler to the...

There's no direct path from the oil filler to the sump on a N52.

Only way even possible from the top of the engine (maybe) might be remove the valve cover and go in along the timing chain path...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-13-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 148
Posted By banglenot
I disabled the error logging on my LED H7's using...

I disabled the error logging on my LED H7's using Carly. Since they're only used as daytime markers, I don't need the error codes.

If you're using them as regular driving lights, brightness...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-12-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By banglenot
Oil threads are a bit of a cause for humor around...

Oil threads are a bit of a cause for humor around here because everyone has a slightly different opinion.

The overall consensus for non-M is a good full syn (5-30 or 0-40) that meets the bmw...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-11-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 854
Posted By banglenot
Surprised it doesn't fall over backwards...

Surprised it doesn't fall over backwards...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-11-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 228
Posted By banglenot
Have you used any additives? I tried Certek...

Have you used any additives?

I tried Certek (molybdenum) from Liquimoly. Worked well for what it does, but after several months I noticed my CBS data was rapidly reducing my remaining miles much...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-10-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By banglenot
You should send a letter to the service manager...

You should send a letter to the service manager outlining the problem you found. Registered.

The very low coolant can cause damage to the Pierburg pump. It can also cause damage to the head...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-10-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By banglenot
Read the stickies on buying a BMW, and the doc...

Read the stickies on buying a BMW, and the doc below.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-10-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By banglenot
Pumps are pretty quiet, but you don't say what...

Pumps are pretty quiet, but you don't say what you're driving or the mileage.

Different pumps on the N52 (Pierburg), N54/5 (VDO) and N62 (mechanical).

Mileage on the pump also adds to the eval...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-10-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 218
Posted By banglenot
Newbies: Searching for Parts?

(Posted this on the two forums I frequent. Hope it helps.)

So, new here and searching for parts? It goes like this:

1. http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do and enter the last 7 digits in...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-10-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By banglenot
Newbies Searching For Parts

So, new here and searching for parts? It goes like this:

1. http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do and enter the last 7 digits in your vin. Find your Part Number and copy it.

2. Since PNPC is...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-08-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 874
Posted By banglenot
Burning: Thanks for your good advice and help....

Burning: Thanks for your good advice and help. All of us really appreciate it.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By banglenot
You don't list your mileage. Have you have the...

You don't list your mileage. Have you have the unit walnut blasted yet? Over 50K, you probably need it.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-04-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 499
Posted By banglenot
No vid, only audio.

No vid, only audio.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-04-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 531
Posted By banglenot
That leak could easily be from the rear of the...

That leak could easily be from the rear of the oil pan gasket. If never done, that gasket should be well past EoL by now.

In any case, get a second opinion.

Also "With full fluid transmission...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-04-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By banglenot
Losing date/time is the classic indicator of aged...

Losing date/time is the classic indicator of aged battery. Batteries are a big deal on these, and they slowly wear out. More than 4 years means time to replace, especially for FLA type. I've had...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-02-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By banglenot
Thanks! Looking for the low profile puller.

Thanks! Looking for the low profile puller.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By banglenot
Thanks, but while the center of the pulley...

Thanks, but while the center of the pulley assembly unscrews, the pulley-bearing part is press fit onto the compressor bearing mount. It appears to need to be pulled off the bearing mount. So while...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By banglenot
R&R AC Pulley -- advice on removal

Replacing the AC pulley and bearing on my '07 E60 N52 with Denso AC compressor (no external clutch).

Leaving compressor in place. Removed pulley front with rubber mounts and bearing circlip. ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By banglenot
What was the condition of the fluid? Also at a...

What was the condition of the fluid? Also at a 110 K did you inspect the 5 rubber interconnections between the mechatronics and the turbine section? If the fluid was black, the transmission was...
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