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  1. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hi, recently I have noticed that my BMW is using a lot of diesel. The engine temperature is 70-75 which to my knowledge should be around 90-95. So this could be my thermostat? When driving very carefully on the highway I can get it to 7l/100km but when driving in the city it takes always over...
  2. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hello all so I was recently thinking on What if I decided to swap my current 07 525i for a newer 2010 535i (I love the E60 body style man) is there a major maintenance change between the N52 and N54?reliability wise what’s the best out the two? And lastly as a relativity new BMW owner (came from...
  3. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Past couple of days my E60 starts as normal. Sitting in the Driveway the engine turned off. Tried to restart and nothing happened. No warning lights and the rest of the electrical seems fine. The Battery is only 2-3 months of age. Today went to start it after work, acted the same. Tried...
  4. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    I have a 2005 Bmw 545i and on cold start it dies for a second a then revs back to normal idle and has irregular idle for a minute or 2 everywhere I’ve looked says it the intermediate lever does anyone know ??
  5. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hello i'm looking for more power in to my 525D i've changed the return fuel system and injectors to a 530/535D and its running great 231hp 500nm basically a 530d conversion. im using the 6MT and i've heard they're strong asf so im planning on keeping it. so im looking for 400hp in my build...
  6. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Cheers gents, Never asked questions in an online forum so bear with me and apologies in advance if Im not following protocol for newbies. So my 2010 550i (E60, right?) has some gas leak because the driver rear smells like gas constantly. After reading countless posts, comments and watching...
  7. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    I have: 2009 535i xDrive Walbro 535 fuel pump 7.5 stepped fmic Charge pipe with tial bov I had a walbro 450 but had very very low LP pressure 20-35... Swapped in a new 535 and have the same low pressure... It has a new filter/regulator from FCP and I tested a new ekp3 unit.... Still low...
  8. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Ive sent my car to overhaul the gearbox New seals New clutch pack basically the complete zf kit But still my car slips especially in 5th gear when i let go of the throttle. Its like the gear is trying to lock but ut wont lock. When coasting in 5th gear the rpm fluctuates. Any idea whats wrong...
  9. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hi, I have been bashing away at an FLA retrofit in my 2005 545i (pre-LCI E60). Vehicle has original adaptive bixenon, and came with non-FLA mirror (with EC, GTO, LED). I obtained a mirror with FLA from an E70. I thought it would be a fairly straightforward retrofit but as the FLA camera is...
  10. 5 Series
    I park my e60 545i on a hill for temporary storage and start it ever couple of days it is okay for the engine and oil to spread within it because it’s on a hill or should I move it to flat ground
  11. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    I know BMW says use 5w30. But I have seen videos online saying to actually go with 10w40. any advice or insight is greatly appreciated!
  12. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hi, I am in need of advice. I have a 2008 525d Kilometerage 320 000, i just changed my transmission oil about 2 months ago. I turned my car on, warmed up for about 5 minutes, put the gear in reverse and it wont move the gear would change back to Park. so I moved it to drive. it would drive...
  13. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hey so I'll make this as simple as possible. Randomly my rad fan stopped kicking on so I did the normal trouble shooting protocol. I unplugged the ac pressure switch and the fan kicked on like magic but as soon as it was unplugged the car ran like poop for a few seconds, died, now I have a crank...
  14. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    I bought a 550i 2008 from the auction. Car only has 106k miles on it. You turn the car on gauges lights i drive and all comes on and works. Push button to crank and it doesn't do anything. Replaced ivm and valvetronic module due to the module being burnt on circuit board. Battery is working...
  15. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    I have a 2005 Bmw 545i 6(SPD) I changed the spark plugs recently and whenever I start it at first it seems to die but then wakes up and idles normally I used NGK iridium plugs and once started the car runs find but it almost dies at first and revs die down a lot at first.
  16. 5 Series
    I just recently bought a 545i and it had backbench stem seals done recently as well, how long will they last and is their anything I can do to prolong their life.
  17. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hello everybody I’m looking for a m sport / m tech front bumper preferably titanium silver for my 2008 lci 535i
  18. General BMW Questions
    I've been running 10w40 in my n62 for some months now and I want to know if it is safe to do so or if it is too thick for engine.
  19. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Just documenting for future searchers on this code. I have another post recently where I thought I was consuming oil excessively, but it ended up being a sensor issue. I was out and about running errands to document that problem so I can get a warranty replacement part. I was taking pics of the...
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