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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Today, 04:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By scottalexander
Here's the answer to your two questions: I...

Here's the answer to your two questions:

I buy my voltage regulators at two places:

Adam Nations for $49 plus shipping of $7 = $56
"Adam Nations, Nations Starter & Alternator , Office-...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By scottalexander
If your alternator has 150,000 miles on it you...

If your alternator has 150,000 miles on it you could:

- replace front bearing and rear bearing
- voltage regulator
- slip ring

but you would still have an old alternator.

When I replaced...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 05:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,971
Posted By scottalexander
The picture you provided was the right concept. ...

The picture you provided was the right concept.

However, what I found when I did the pump job is your picture is not long enough.

I used:

- nut driver
- 20 inches of flexible hose
- 8mm...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 04:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,971
Posted By scottalexander
Regarding the hose clamps and the way they are...

Regarding the hose clamps and the way they are clocked.

Here's the big tip.

I went out and bought a nut driver with a 20 inch flexible hose that had a 8mm socket on the end.

It kind of...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-12-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 482
Posted By scottalexander
Some of the research shows they went with an...

Some of the research shows they went with an electric pump:

- so when the car is idling in high heat, the pump can pull high rpms and cool the engine better (unlike conventional pumps that are...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-11-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 482
Posted By scottalexander
In a earlier discussion (about 3 months or so)...

In a earlier discussion (about 3 months or so) ago I took it upon myself to reach out to Pierburg in Germany.

The reason for this is there was debate about the mtbf and why the pumps go bad.

I...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-11-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,971
Posted By scottalexander
Today I was getting gas and the guy next to me...

Today I was getting gas and the guy next to me had a 3 series with the N52 engine.

I asked him if he does his own work on the engine.

He said he just replaced the water pump and it took him 2...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-10-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 721
Posted By scottalexander
You say, the car starts and runs if you put a...

You say, the car starts and runs if you put a wire to the starter solenoid.

Aren't you jumping the car using the red terminal block under the hood?

If you are using the terminal block, that...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-10-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,066
Posted By scottalexander
When you say $30 max shipping charge, is that...

When you say $30 max shipping charge, is that each shipping occurrence can not exceed $30?

That would mean at the end of the year PayPal would have reimbursed you for a maximum of $360?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-10-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,059
Posted By scottalexander
Regarding INPA, you will be more impressed if you...

Regarding INPA, you will be more impressed if you use ISTA and its capabilities.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-10-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,066
Posted By scottalexander
It was said earlier in this post that FCP...

It was said earlier in this post that FCP provides 100% guarantee and returns on their product as a result of this Guarantee program being a marketing campaign verses a unique business model that the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-10-2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 721
Posted By scottalexander
Are all the non working items on the same...

Are all the non working items on the same circuit?

Is one non working item downstream affecting the other two upstream?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,971
Posted By scottalexander
When I replaced my water pump I put the car up on...

When I replaced my water pump I put the car up on ramps.

This is not a job where you keep a spare water pump in the trunk and swap it out on the side of the road (when it breaks).

If you...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,971
Posted By scottalexander
The mickey mouse hose is the hose with the blue...

The mickey mouse hose is the hose with the blue arrow. See below.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,971
Posted By scottalexander
It would be nice if everyone's engine and...

It would be nice if everyone's engine and transmission areas were 100% free from oils and fluids.

Most of the YouTube videos of e60's I've watched the underside of the car is covered in oil. That...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By scottalexander
If the alternator was not working, you wouldn't...

If the alternator was not working, you wouldn't have power in the vehicle (unless the dead battery was powering it slightly).

When you jump the car and put a volt meter on the alternator, what is...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,971
Posted By scottalexander
When I replaced my water pump I also changed the...

When I replaced my water pump I also changed the mickey mouse hose and the 'U' shaped hose on the water pump, expansion tank and thin hose along the top of the radiator.

One of the hoses that no...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 721
Posted By scottalexander
Its possible the brake light switch is...

Its possible the brake light switch is malfunctioning (and the car doesn't think you have your foot on the brake).
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2020, 04:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 721
Posted By scottalexander
You can't rule out the EWS and CAS being unsync'd...

You can't rule out the EWS and CAS being unsync'd

The key fob battery is dead or malfunctioning.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2020, 04:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 503
Posted By scottalexander
When the voltage was jumping around what type of...

When the voltage was jumping around what type of load was on the car (if any) that would legitimately allow it to fluctuate?

My guess its all the standard problems people have on this forum:

-...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By scottalexander
You say the components (idler pulley and...

You say the components (idler pulley and tensioner pulley) rotate freely?

If you bought these parts new today and tried to spin them, they would not rotate freely and spin. The new ones are nice...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,059
Posted By scottalexander
You say, what else should I replace while the...

You say, what else should I replace while the engine is going to be out.

Maintain and service your transmission properly.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 503
Posted By scottalexander
I change my voltage regulator every 50,000 miles...

I change my voltage regulator every 50,000 miles whether I need to or not. Its only $30.

It gives me piece of mind for all the charging problems everyone has posted.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By scottalexander
When you remove the alternator, you will have to...

When you remove the alternator, you will have to remove the serpentine belt.

There is a pulley on the alternator, now spin it by hand.

Does it spin freely? When its new you can't spin it by...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By scottalexander
You have a known e60 problem. I took my wire...

You have a known e60 problem.

I took my wire loom out of the right side trunk hinge.

Now unravel all the black cloth tape.

All the broken wires will be visual.

Enjoy the process and...
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