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  1. Unresponsive SMG Shifter

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    hey man its been a while since ive been on these forums and even longer since ive owned the car - it's long gone and the new owner has a 100% perfectly funtioning SMG unit. if you read through the last link i posted in this thread ("red cog somethingsomething"), it will have the last updates...
  2. Missing engine air duct part

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    AHHH! Yes!! definitely looks like a leg to a bit of furniture! hahaha! ok close thread! however, now i wonder what exact "air duct" that they're referring to... i mean, they don't know BMW's so i wonder if they're just talking ****...
  3. Missing engine air duct part

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Hi all, A week ago whilst I was pulling into my driveway, I heard a crunch as I drove over something. Parked the car and found the metal item (attached photos below) cracked on the driveway. Does anyone know what it is? Now coincidentally, I'm currently selling my car and at the prospective...
  4. Possible fuel pump issue

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    OK mechanic definitely knows that it's the fuel pump. it got a bit technical for me and i lost track :( but i think it was something along the lines of, it will work for initial few seconds but after that because it's struggling, it's drawing extra current (or somewhere in the system is giving...
  5. Possible fuel pump issue

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e60-m5-e61-m5-touring-discussion/328097-2788-fuel-delivery-pressure-low-2.html#post4158609
  6. Possible fuel pump issue

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    thanks for the reply! i did find your thread about your fuel pressure gauge you mounted! so that 3-6bars is normal... i guess he's trying to work out really why the power to the pump periodically gets cut off. i havent spoken to him today yet and he was working on the car till late last night...
  7. Possible fuel pump issue

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    ok my mechanic doesn't think it's the fuel pump anymore. he reset a few things and now the car doesn't turn off after 6 seconds like before. however whilst monitoring it now, power to the fuel pump will cut in and out... so something else in the system from an electrical point of view i believe...
  8. Possible fuel pump issue

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    thanks for the tips - i'll have my mechanic check that stuff out. today i had my local "roadside assistance" guy come around (pre-requisite before being able to book a tow truck) and he checked that just when the engine stalls/cuts out and the fuel pump stops, there is still positive electrical...
  9. Got new shoes !!!!

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    very nice. dial in a little negative camber on the rear and the rubbing will go away! similar offset on the rear as me.
  10. Possible fuel pump issue

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
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  11. Possible fuel pump issue

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Oh yea, car has 115,000km on it (71,400mi) and as far as I'm aware, the fuel pump has never been replaced before. Additionally, a fortnight ago, the car went into reduced power mode out of the blue one morning when I gave it a bit more than normal (not redline) on a cold engine when pulling...
  12. Possible fuel pump issue

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Hi all, Car has been running fine since my red cog issues a year ago (long drama) - until today. I pulled out of my drive way and sat at an intersection waiting for 1-2 minutes for traffic to clear. Once it did, I pulled out and it stalled! Turned it off then started up again and guaranteed...
  13. Extent of water damage from parking uphill

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    that's some great info - thanks for that. have read through that thread already. for my records (and anyone else that may be reading this for reference), these are some great threads that have some useful information...
  14. SMG Hydraulic Pump Part #

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    i didn't want to risk getting another "second hand item" like my hydraulic unit ended up being last year so i ended up purchasing an entire brand new hydraulic unit from Tischer. it only just arrived last week (stuck in customs again). installed two days ago. got a call from my mechanic this...
  15. Extent of water damage from parking uphill

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    past year unfortunately... :( hydraulic unit TWICE. now this.
  16. Extent of water damage from parking uphill

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    many thanks for that... exactly what i was after (with regards to whats under the seat). not sure what else may have had contact to the water in the region of the DME control unit. i'm still waiting to hear back as to what else was in the path of the water floor (seats getting removed, etc). and...
  17. Extent of water damage from parking uphill

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Hi all, I have a delicate situation here where my car was left at a workshop waiting for parts to come in for SMG repair. During this time (over a month), it has been raining heavily. At the workshop, the vehicle was left (undrivable) in the backyard of the property on an uphill slope. After...
  18. E60 (03-10) For Sale SMG Pump/ Shift actuation

    Parts / Other For Sale or Wanted
    i'm interested... ready to buy right now (have US address - disregard that im in australia). sending you a PM now. note for other ppl interested: last login was almost 2 weeks ago :(
  19. SMG Hydraulic Pump Part #

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    thanks for the headsup re: Jeuprx-8. I've pm'ed him on here as well as msg'ed him via his eBay store to see if he has this pump. it seems that you know very well about the part i'm referring to (eg. pump block separate from the actuator block with the hydraulic lines, etc). i believe my mechanic...
  20. SMG Hydraulic Pump Part #

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Yep, jcolley's responses are always on point! Well, I just got the bad news from Jason @ Tischer. The hydraulic pump as pictured can't be purchased individually. Has to be the entire hydraulic unit. ****. In the meantime, ill ask about the gauge and further troubleshooting...
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