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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By Red Coat

Nice to hear no visible damage occurred.
Having the alignment checked is a good idea.

XJman , please tell us you weren't using your cruise control.
Rear end swap and quick recovery are...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By Red Coat
It's time for a change.

Looks like time to change the battery.
Radio and clock take almost no power to operate.
Jump starting the car will work, but I'd have the battery tested for sure.
Typical battery life...
Forum: BC, AB, Sask, Man 12-14-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,180
Posted By Red Coat
Take no BS

I used to investigate motor vehicle collisions.
From the photos, there is no doubt this was done while your car or the other object was moving along the passenger side.
What's odd is that it...
Forum: BC, AB, Sask, Man 12-07-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,180
Posted By Red Coat

What did they claim happened?:dunno:
Do you believe them?
Who is doing the repair - hopefully not some knock off location.
I wonder if they took it for a spin and oops!

Red Coat
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 10-20-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,604
Posted By Red Coat
Up to you...

As a Canadian and an '04 M3 owner, my thoughts are these are summer cars. The experience is what this is about. Performance and handling are not available (for the most part) in winter.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 10-20-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,625
Posted By Red Coat
Ur Choice

I'm in Alberta and drove my E46 328Ci for years with winter tires. Nothing cheap - go with the best. In my opinion - Nokians. Never stuck, never lost control.
Shifters in the winter are a little...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 08-05-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,512
Posted By Red Coat
Your issues...

First, welcome.
I've had a number of Bimmers. My latest purchase was an '04 M3 convertible Carbon black and grey interior -70,000km.
These are great cars and will last a long time - if they are...
Forum: Parting Out 03-17-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By Red Coat
Knee bolster

Looking for a knee bolster for '87 325is.
what's this one like?

Red Coat
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-12-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,132
Posted By Red Coat

I agree with Matt_330i. When you're just test drving, you notice everything because that's what you're looking for - everything. Trust me, after a while, you won't know it's there. Kind of like your...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-08-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,486
Posted By Red Coat
Remover done easy

WD40 on a rag. Wax gone.:thumbup:

Red Coat
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-30-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 963
Posted By Red Coat

I would think about a thermostat change. If the engine is overheating and the rad is cooler, then it sounds like the thermostat may be sticking. I know during the summer months here, our...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-30-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 615
Posted By Red Coat
DIY Thanks

To all the Forum members....

Starless, I just replaced my FSU this morning
I wouldn't have had a clue how to tackle this or any of the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-03-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 898
Posted By Red Coat

You talkin' the mesh between the roll hoops?:dunno:

Forum: BC, AB, Sask, Man 07-03-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 23,191
Posted By Red Coat
Steering Issue

WD40 is a temporary fix. Had the same issue and eventually replaced the power steering pump. It was the pump impeller shaft.

Red Coat
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-04-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,043
Posted By Red Coat
Import Issues


We bought a LHD Japanese import 525i last year.
The provious owner put a DRL system in the car. Now it's crapped out and I am trying to get a picture of the headlamps from behind so I can...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-04-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 650
Posted By Red Coat
Traction Light

Had the same with my coupe. I can't remember what the code was but it did indicate which sensor was bad. In my case, left rear. As there are 2 of these. you'd need to get the problem diagnosed then...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-27-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 428
Posted By Red Coat
Imported 525

We purchased a 1990 525 imported from Japan. My son cooked the tranny trying to get it out of a snow bank in Edmonton. Anyone know where I can get my hands on the correct tranny. Apparently these...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 34,641
Posted By Red Coat
Oil Separator Freeze Up


This is a common problem, well documented on this and other forums. BMWNA is very aware. Mine failed last year and the fix was $5500 Cdn. I negotiated with BMW and we each paid half.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-30-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,679
Posted By Red Coat
rear wiper solution

This happens to mine as well. Wiper arm is not likely bent, broken or otherwise in need of replacement. Check the hinge at the base of the arm. These tend to corrode and stick so when...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-09-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,907
Posted By Red Coat

I'd check with the dealer or a certified repair facility.
Lot's of places on the net, but shipping s worth more than the parts...

Red Coat
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-09-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,309
Posted By Red Coat

Try this one. The dealer gave me these instructions for mine. I have to say it didn't work, so I referred to the owners manual. The owner manula version worked first time.

These are a little...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-03-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,850
Posted By Red Coat
Your Call


This one's gonna be up to you. The dealer know's you're out there and it's going to depend on whether you want to give them your money and take the car.
If there is no warranty on...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-19-2010, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 564
Posted By Red Coat

What would this cost me to get it into Canada?
Can you send me a picture of the connector? My son has a Japanese imported E34. The radio only works on their freq's. Contact with Sony USA advised...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-19-2010, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,236
Posted By Red Coat
Japanese Codes

If the car was an import from Japan, then you're going to have to purchase a new radio. My son has a 91 E34 525i. It was a German mport to Japan then to Canada. We've tried and I even contacted Sony....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-19-2010, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,995
Posted By Red Coat
Trunk button

I have a 2000 238Ci. Look next to the 4 way flasher button near the cup holder on the console. There is a square button you use to lock your doors. Same one opens my trunk
Drill the trunk lid??? Not...
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