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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 05:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,971
Posted By habbyguy
Scottalexander, do you think these might work? ...

Scottalexander, do you think these might work? I'm thinking they would come in handy for a lot of different size clamps (or similar fiddly bolts)...
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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 04:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,971
Posted By habbyguy
TWH, thanks - your description is pretty much how...

TWH, thanks - your description is pretty much how I was visualizing it. I'm thinking one of the biggest problems might be the indexing of the clamps (the videos I watched made it look like the bolts...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By habbyguy
Yeah, but... "Special designs produce significant...

Yeah, but... "Special designs produce significant and noticeable improvements to your car engine" $14 and he's got a modified, high-performance update to his BMW engine. I mean, what could POSSIBLY...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 04:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,971
Posted By habbyguy
On a (very) related note... has anyone here done...

On a (very) related note... has anyone here done the water pump / thermostat / hoses swap on an xi (AWD)? The job looks pretty straightforward on a RWD E60 six cylinder, but I can't find much on...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By habbyguy
He's probably conflating "LED" with "HID" (which...

He's probably conflating "LED" with "HID" (which is what our cars have). FWIW, the HID lamps do age, and get dimmer over time. My 130,000 mile 530xiT had unimpressive headlight brightness when I...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 09:25 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 175,739
Posted By habbyguy
Read the previous post...

Read the previous post...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By habbyguy
You could try getting another fob (just make sure...

You could try getting another fob (just make sure it's EXACTLY the same specs as your current one), and go through the (easily googled) procedure to train the car to see it.

If that doesn't work,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-12-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By habbyguy
Sadly, the connection problem is usually because...

Sadly, the connection problem is usually because the Mechatronics tube isn't fully seated. It might be checking the gap (which should be just a few mm) between the lock-ring and the tranny housing. ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-12-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By habbyguy
The thing that jumps out at me is the lack of...

The thing that jumps out at me is the lack of communication to the TCU. That's almost always going to be a badly aligned Mechatronics connector (the big round one that's SO much fun to get...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-12-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By habbyguy
I'd bet you've got a gummed up injector, and that...

I'd bet you've got a gummed up injector, and that you'll soon have a P0305 (cylinder 5 misfire) after the swap.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,971
Posted By habbyguy
I did order pretty much all the radiator / pump /...

I did order pretty much all the radiator / pump / thermostat-related hoses, as well as a new serpentine belt, tensioner and "other pulley". From what I've read about modern hoses, they're not really...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 721
Posted By habbyguy
A loose Mechatronics plug (the one that goes into...

A loose Mechatronics plug (the one that goes into the back of the ZF transmission) will also cause a no-start (since the transmission isn't reporting that it's in Park). And tellingly, it will also...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 503
Posted By habbyguy
I'm guessing the battery started off fairly...

I'm guessing the battery started off fairly uncharged since you only had a trickle charger on it, and that the alternator was on the fritz from the belt conditioner being sprayed in it - but slowly...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By habbyguy
IIRC, it takes 600ml to fill. Since I filled...

IIRC, it takes 600ml to fill. Since I filled mine from the drain plug (to avoid dropping the exhaust and huge heat shield) I just pumped in the whole quart, and then drained out the right amount to...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-06-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By habbyguy
Any time you work on something and the problem...

Any time you work on something and the problem gets worse (or a new problem pops up), go back and look at what you did. In this case, it was running before you swapped out the fuel pump and sending...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-05-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By habbyguy
Use a mechanic's stethoscope to locate the sound...

Use a mechanic's stethoscope to locate the sound of the squeal. Most likely, that will tell you what you need to know about the problem. When you do a big job and get a new symptom, it's 99%...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-05-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,284
Posted By habbyguy
Probably vaporized. The exhaust temperatures in...

Probably vaporized. The exhaust temperatures in the mufflers should be well above the kindling point of those rags - and as far as the cats, those things get crazy hot inside. I have to believe...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-05-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By habbyguy
There was a similar thread here just a few weeks...

There was a similar thread here just a few weeks ago (IIRC). The discussion was about the proper dye to use to bring the color back. I suggested that I'd had really good luck using plain old black...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-05-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,320
Posted By habbyguy
I dunno... I'm just a little jealous of the fact...

I dunno... I'm just a little jealous of the fact you get to replace a "mere belt-driven water pump", having spent about $400 on the preemptive replacement of the "new, improved electrical model" on...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-04-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,971
Posted By habbyguy
Ordered all the parts, plus the belt and...

Ordered all the parts, plus the belt and tensioner and hoses, etc. I suppose I could keep the old "still good" water pump in the car "just in case" the new one dies in the (hopefully distant) future...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-04-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,971
Posted By habbyguy
Sounds like a consensus forming. At least now I...

Sounds like a consensus forming. At least now I have several other people to blame for spending all this money for parts that are currently working fine. So if you get an irate email from the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-04-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,971
Posted By habbyguy
Opinions on preemptive water pump replacement

I've got a 130,000 mile 2006 E61 530xiT (N52) wagon that is my road trip (and grocery getter). I've done all the fluid maintenance, struts, etc., so it's running well.

My question is whether it...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-31-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 388
Posted By habbyguy
Unless the belt is really loose, it should easily...

Unless the belt is really loose, it should easily rotate the A/C pulley. Is it possible that your A/C compressor is seized?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-31-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By habbyguy
I'd look for a problem with the transmission...

I'd look for a problem with the transmission shift linkage and/or the Mechatronics plug (assuming it's an automatic) that can work its way loose and throw at least the transmission fault error code,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-29-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By habbyguy
Can you put it in manual mode, and see if you can...

Can you put it in manual mode, and see if you can induce a slippage while in 4th gear? If so, I don't think the solenoids etc. will do the job. If it doesn't slip - or if the 3-4 shift problem is a...
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