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04-08-2019, 05:35 PM
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Posted By Gee_115

How did it go? A battery sitting for two years...

How did it go? A battery sitting for two years will need to be replaced. White smoke is not a good sign, could be an indication of valve stem seals gone bad. How many miles?
02-05-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 909
Posted By Gee_115

You need to read the codes with a proper BMW...

You need to read the codes with a proper BMW diagnostic tool. Until then, measure the voltage of the battery. Have you tried jumping it? Check all your ground cables, check fuses (seem obvious but do...
02-05-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,484
Posted By Gee_115

I don't think the 550 has a auxiliary water pump....

I don't think the 550 has a auxiliary water pump. There are a few differences from the 545 so check into it. Go to realOEM and see if you can find it.
02-05-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By Gee_115

As already stated, the IHKA will need coding. I...

As already stated, the IHKA will need coding. I have made that switch before. First change the VIN number then use a blank .man file to take it back to new. I have a couple tutorials if Vlad doesn't...
02-05-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By Gee_115

Enough said!

Enough said!
01-22-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,161
Posted By Gee_115

I was changing my alternator at the same time so...

I was changing my alternator at the same time so I had removed my alternator before I started this job. I think once you remove the belt and probably the tensioner, you should be able to remove one...
01-21-2019, 04:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,161
Posted By Gee_115

This was a very difficult task. I don't know if...

This was a very difficult task. I don't know if there is a better way but this is how I got it done. I first removed the valve cover driver side. There are a few vacuum lines and hoses going from the...
08-03-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 615
Posted By Gee_115

I had that same issue when I first got my car. I...

I had that same issue when I first got my car. I coded the light modules back to factory and both eyebrows worked. I did not code the LM just the modules under the headlight. I can't remember what...
03-13-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 821
Posted By Gee_115

That's a lot of codes and not all related to each...

That's a lot of codes and not all related to each other. Since the car has been sitting I suggest giving the battery a good charge then try again. At a minimum the battery would be ruled out.
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03-13-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 908
Posted By Gee_115

Wrong forum, go to BMWcoding.com. You should find...

Wrong forum, go to BMWcoding.com. You should find more answers there.
03-06-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By Gee_115

Could be the fuel injector. Not sure exactly how...

Could be the fuel injector. Not sure exactly how you diagnose that without taking it out. Fuel injector shouldn't go bad at 40k though.
03-04-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,834
Posted By Gee_115

If that doesn't work try disconnecting the...

If that doesn't work try disconnecting the instrument cluster for about 30 secs and then plug it in. It is not hard to remove just a few screws. Disconnect it only after you have disconnected the...
03-01-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 613
Posted By Gee_115

If its a vacuum leak it will idle rough on cold...

If its a vacuum leak it will idle rough on cold start then normal once the car is at regular temp. Also, listen for a whistling sound if its a vacuum leak.
03-01-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By Gee_115

Tired of this damn car. I have a vacuum leak, I...

Tired of this damn car. I have a vacuum leak, I need to change the alternator bracket, and the vacuum pump is leaking as well. Add all that to the valve stem seal. If only it didn't drive so f**king...
03-01-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By Gee_115

Hard to tell exactly what part you are talking...

Hard to tell exactly what part you are talking about without seeing pics. Anyway, try this part number 51617010593 to see if this is what you need. If not, go to RealOem and search under body...
02-24-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By Gee_115

I know about the guy in Chicago, that's 5hrs from...

I know about the guy in Chicago, that's 5hrs from me. There is also a guy in NY. Both are too far from me and I was hoping to do it for less.

I might just get the AGA tool and do it myself over...
02-22-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 837
Posted By Gee_115

Don't we wish they were all that cheap!!! I spent...

Don't we wish they were all that cheap!!! I spent $600 on a Chinese clone OPPS unit and its been re-payed several times over.
02-22-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By Gee_115

Glad you guys got it. How much for the AGA...

Glad you guys got it.

How much for the AGA tool kit? If I can't find anyone to do the job for me I might do it myself. I'm a little unsure on the TDC and air in the cylinder. How do you know when...
02-22-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,890
Posted By Gee_115

That's not bad at all I would pay someone $400 to...

That's not bad at all I would pay someone $400 to not deal with this headache.I have 07 550 and I'm about to venture to complete this fix. My Indy quoted me $1200.This same Indy also quoted me $950...
02-22-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By Gee_115

Any DIYer in Ohio, N KY, Indianapolis, for Valve stem Seal?

I'm looking for someone in Ohio, Northern Kentucky, even Louisville, and or Indianapolis who will do the valve stem seal for a couple hundred dollars.I love the car and would love to keep it for a...
12-08-2017, 05:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,522
Posted By Gee_115

I actually agree with you, I fall into your...

I actually agree with you, I fall into your Mechanic category. I actually enjoy tinkering with the car but at some point you just want a reliable car. To own a used BMW without warranty you need a...
12-07-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,430
Posted By Gee_115

Stop wasting your time and just do what everyone...

Stop wasting your time and just do what everyone has been telling you, replace the battery, that is the easiest test. The money you are spending at the Indy and Dealer could have replaced the battery...
12-07-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 799
Posted By Gee_115

How old is the battery? I would first check the...

How old is the battery? I would first check the voltage while car is off then while it's on. If you don't have something to check the voltage then charge the battery over night out of the car and see...
12-07-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By Gee_115

Well I guess I misunderstand you. How do you...

Well I guess I misunderstand you. How do you change a screen without the idrive unless you are using a different system? Do you mean you swapped a bigger screen from a different idrive?
12-06-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By Gee_115

There is no other way. You need the idrive in an...

There is no other way. You need the idrive in an E60. The car doesn't even have a temperature gauge, how will you know if its over heating?. How are you even going to change the temperature inside...
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