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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-11-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 866
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Nope. If you get two different width rims and put...

Nope. If you get two different width rims and put the same size tires on on both. The tires will stretch more on the wider width rim and that makes the rolling diameter of the rims + tires slightly...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-26-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By TheGreatAJ
That's for e60 LCI models 08-10

That's for e60 LCI models 08-10
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-26-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By TheGreatAJ
NHTSA Campaign Number:13V407000

NHTSA Campaign Number:13V407000
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-26-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By TheGreatAJ
Bmw issued a recall for bad tailight wiring on...

Bmw issued a recall for bad tailight wiring on E60's. Check with your BMW dealer as you may be able to get it fixed on their dime. I'll look around for the recall bulletin.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-24-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 882
Posted By TheGreatAJ
What lights are you calling parking lights? The...

What lights are you calling parking lights? The "halo's"? Check the lighting section in iDrive and make sure they are enabled.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,382
Posted By TheGreatAJ
+1 on water pump. How many miles on the car? If...

+1 on water pump. How many miles on the car? If you can read stored codes (BMWhat app) look for something like "rpm anomaly detected in water pump". A failed water pump will leave you stranded, so...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-26-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By TheGreatAJ
Spend $150 on a dual action polisher, pads, and...

Spend $150 on a dual action polisher, pads, and product. Porter Cable makes an entry level model, 7424xp (if memory serves). Just don't use the stock pad.

It should clean up the damaged paint...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,481
Posted By TheGreatAJ
09 535xi Automatic, Average 24mpg...

09 535xi Automatic, Average 24mpg 70%Highway/30%City in regular D mode. DS drops mpg a few points. Calculated from the pump, not I-Drive.

Unless you really rev it out, you shouldn't be that low.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,110
Posted By TheGreatAJ
It's good to hear you are comfortable with DIY....

It's good to hear you are comfortable with DIY. Maintenance costs when you DIY things like fluid changes and brakes are comparable to other car models.

The costs get significantly more difficult...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-28-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,110
Posted By TheGreatAJ
Read the sticky at the top of the forum (we tell...

Read the sticky at the top of the forum (we tell everyone to do that).

Sadly - from the questions you asked - you will not like the answers.

1. A PPI (Pre-purchase inspection) is a must IMO....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-26-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,295
Posted By TheGreatAJ
It all depends on options and maintenance...

It all depends on options and maintenance history. If it's under 82k (I think that's the magic number) miles, make sure the turbo wastegate problem has been fixed or doesn't exist.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-25-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,295
Posted By TheGreatAJ
My 09 has 108k on the clock. It's had the HPFP...

My 09 has 108k on the clock. It's had the HPFP replaced, all 6 injectors under warranty. The Turbos are original, and still strong.

Within the past 15k miles I've done - Battery, all 6 coil packs...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-25-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,295
Posted By TheGreatAJ
Read the sticky above "so you just bought an...

Read the sticky above "so you just bought an e60".
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-25-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,372
Posted By TheGreatAJ
How old are the plugs? Also, swap coil packs with...

How old are the plugs? Also, swap coil packs with a known good one, and see if the problem moves to the new cylinder. If so, replace the coil pack.

JB4 eats plugs and coils they need to be...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-14-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,537
Posted By TheGreatAJ
Did you change the setting in iDrive? or just...

Did you change the setting in iDrive? or just turn the temp up for both passenger and driver in auto mode?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-09-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 792
Posted By TheGreatAJ
I'm out of warranty, so no point in Dinan tune....

I'm out of warranty, so no point in Dinan tune. I'm trying to pull the trigger on the Cobb but the seller is asking a bit much for a v2 and hasn't budged.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-08-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 792
Posted By TheGreatAJ
Cobb Tune - v2 worth going to v3?

I've got a 535, local craigslist has a v2 cobb for sale - I'm thinking about purchasing it. I want to flash once and basically remove it (I don't want to leave it plugged in for gauges or anything)....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-06-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,037
Posted By TheGreatAJ
Roughly translates to you are due for an oil...

Roughly translates to you are due for an oil change. Not trying to stir up the oil change interval debate, but I change at 7500 miles (half the BMW spec of 15k) with Mobil 1 0W-40. If I go longer the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-28-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,387
Posted By TheGreatAJ
Multi-contor seats were an option, you didn't...

Multi-contor seats were an option, you didn't have to buy sport package. If you don't have a sport steering wheel, you don't have sport package.

Just run your vin through a decoder and find out...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-21-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 625
Posted By TheGreatAJ
Read the sticky at the top of the e60 section....

Read the sticky at the top of the e60 section. "So you just bought an e60". This is the second most common post on the board, the first being..."I bought my first bmw, what do I need to know?"
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,145
Posted By TheGreatAJ
I replaced my plugs and coils with a Bosch set...

I replaced my plugs and coils with a Bosch set this summer. I've done 10k miles since then, and they have been great. Do you run a tune? As far I know, Bosch is the OEM supplier to BMW for coils and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 876
Posted By TheGreatAJ
Well since you are in PA, I'd suggest Continental...

Well since you are in PA, I'd suggest Continental DWS or Michelin Pilot A/S 3. Both are great choices for an all season tire. You will pay a bit more for both of them because they are good quality...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-19-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By TheGreatAJ
I would pass on this all day long. However, if...

I would pass on this all day long. However, if you do decide to buy it, get a prepurchase inspection at a third party shop you trust. (Not a state inspection) It's worth the money.

If they say...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,025
Posted By TheGreatAJ
I'm close to Frederick, what shop do you use out...

I'm close to Frederick, what shop do you use out of curiosity? I've got a guy that I've used in the past. He's a former BMW master tech, has an entire extra garage at his house for doing side...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-05-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,979
Posted By TheGreatAJ
I've said this before but it here it goes again,...

I've said this before but it here it goes again, buying a used car is more about condition and documents then model. Just because it's the seemingly "better" model doesn't mean it's the best buy if...
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