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Yesterday, 08:59 PM
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Posted By FormerE30Owner

All the compressors shown on rockauto for the...

All the compressors shown on rockauto for the 2005 545 are with clutch. The control valve that you are referring to is the positioner for the swash plate that varies the stroke on the compressor...
Yesterday, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By FormerE30Owner

Not sure about that! Even the variable stroke...

Not sure about that! Even the variable stroke compressors have an on-off clutch which is activated by the on-off switch in the car. What do you think happens when the AC button is pressed? The...
07-12-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By FormerE30Owner

Yep, wires in harness going up the hinge of trunk...

Yep, wires in harness going up the hinge of trunk would be my guess.
06-25-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,024
Posted By FormerE30Owner

I use the Zimmermann rotors and Pagid...

I use the Zimmermann rotors and Pagid semi-metallic pads and am quite satisfied. I prefer a progressive "bite" in my braking, not the grabby bite of the OEM set-up.
06-01-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,297
Posted By FormerE30Owner

Generally, with turbos, back pressure is not a...

Generally, with turbos, back pressure is not a concern. With normally aspirated engines, yes, back pressure is a concern.
05-31-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,141
Posted By FormerE30Owner

I just connect a booster battery to the front...

I just connect a booster battery to the front terminals. I don't think that a battery charger would suffice.
05-21-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By FormerE30Owner

I already have the upgrade - its called a 6 sp...

I already have the upgrade - its called a 6 sp manual transmission!:P
05-16-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By FormerE30Owner

Yes you are correct, except that is 59 lbs-ft,...

Yes you are correct, except that is 59 lbs-ft, not ft-lbs.
05-09-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By FormerE30Owner

Just get an STI instead! You can't just slap on...

Just get an STI instead! You can't just slap on a turbo from an STI and expect that to work, never mind "how much boost to run". Get the N54 and be happy, if you can afford it!.
05-03-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,202
Posted By FormerE30Owner

Very good advice. The cost of maintaining my...

Very good advice. The cost of maintaining my 2005 545 6M with 338K kms runs about 3000 C$ a year. If your car is an automatic, then add 500 $ to that. That is still less expensive than leasing a...
05-01-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,246
Posted By FormerE30Owner

As I said, "unless one knows what he/she is...

As I said, "unless one knows what he/she is doing.....". Good luck on your project.
05-01-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,246
Posted By FormerE30Owner

Agreed. There is a reason for how the gaskets...

Agreed. There is a reason for how the gaskets are engineered or designed. Unless one knows what he/she is doing, re-engineering any part is fraught with risk and peril!. That goes for modification...
04-28-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 882
Posted By FormerE30Owner

I use any quality brand name synthetic 0/5W40 oil...

I use any quality brand name synthetic 0/5W40 oil that meet BMW LL01 or Porsche A40 specs. and do changes at between 6k-10k miles. Still no sign of valve seal problems and I don't expect any for a...
04-27-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 882
Posted By FormerE30Owner

My 2005 545 has about 220K miles. All engine...

My 2005 545 has about 220K miles. All engine gaskets done at around 150K. Of course suspension parts renewed. Water pump and alternator done around 125K. No sign of valve seals nor water return...
04-27-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,083
Posted By FormerE30Owner

Have you tried the key at the trunk itself? This...

Have you tried the key at the trunk itself? This sounds like a broken wire in the wiring harness running through the trunk hinge tube.
04-20-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 708
Posted By FormerE30Owner

Different engine, probably. If you can find a...

Different engine, probably. If you can find a cheaper option, then that makes it worth it, but since there aren't cheaper options, then that makes it "not worth it". Jay didn't say it couldn't be...
04-18-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,090
Posted By FormerE30Owner

From what you have described, one cannot...

From what you have described, one cannot definitely say that the voltage regulator is faulty. Nothing wrong with 15 volts charging the battery, depending on its state and type. And 14 volts resting...
04-15-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By FormerE30Owner

With the terrible roads around Montreal and...

With the terrible roads around Montreal and Quebec generally, I wouldn't wear anything under 45 profile.
04-14-2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 645
Posted By FormerE30Owner

Check here for your answer. ...

Check here for your answer. www.bobistheoilguy.com (https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/)
04-11-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,048
Posted By FormerE30Owner

Here is a link to point you in the right...

Here is a link to point you in the right direction. www.bobistheoilguy.com

And no I am not Bob the Oil guy.

Salut, Bob P.
04-10-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,533
Posted By FormerE30Owner

Some of the problems that you have had might just...

Some of the problems that you have had might just be "normal" maintenance issues for a 200K performance automobile, or due to poor maintenance by the previous owner.


Of the 8 BMWs I have owned,...
04-10-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,533
Posted By FormerE30Owner

My car calls for 5W30 or 40, but I prefer the...

My car calls for 5W30 or 40, but I prefer the cold start protection of the 0W. I have been using synthetic lubricants since 1973. Started with Mobil 1 5W20. In the early '80s, BMW contacted me...
04-10-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,533
Posted By FormerE30Owner

Mine is a 2005 545 N62, with 345,750 kms. CDN...

Mine is a 2005 545 N62, with 345,750 kms. CDN Tire is only good for selling stuff and their advice on oil is based on selling. LL01 is spec'd for our engines. I usually go for 0W40 LL01 of any...
04-09-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,533
Posted By FormerE30Owner

Get the Pennzoil Euro 5W40 LL01. You will be...

Get the Pennzoil Euro 5W40 LL01. You will be fine, especially since you have 250 000 + kms. .And thanks for the heads up. I am due for my oil change and I shall also get the Penzoil. I usually get...
04-02-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 837
Posted By FormerE30Owner

I have a 10 w solar panel hooked up to the...

I have a 10 w solar panel hooked up to the connections in the engine compartment in order to "trickle" charge the battery when the car is left outdoors.
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