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Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 07-23-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 90,177
Posted By Leav02
Yup! The very reason my 545i is now gone. After...

Yup! The very reason my 545i is now gone. After being back to the dealer 4 times (not dealers fault) to a tune of $10k+ for a car with 63k miles on it, I just couldn't justify the risk of another...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 07-22-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 90,177
Posted By Leav02
I have a friend who is getting the steering lock...

I have a friend who is getting the steering lock warning message as well as a low voltage message. Any chance these two are related? I was thinking an alternator issue before finding this thread.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-02-2009, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,910
Posted By Leav02
Yes, no luck. It works just fine using my Razor.

Yes, no luck. It works just fine using my Razor.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-02-2009, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,544
Posted By Leav02
Thanks for the reply! My steerring is also off a...

Thanks for the reply! My steerring is also off a couple of degrees so I'm going to try your trick tonight.

For the wheel bearing, what, if anything, did you have to remove to replace the bearing....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-01-2009, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,910
Posted By Leav02
Sorry, can't help on your situation, thought I'd...

Sorry, can't help on your situation, thought I'd add my issue since it's related to the same phone. Cross posting from the bluetooth thread:

I've just tried connecting my new Droid to my car...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-01-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1,397
Views: 629,295
Posted By Leav02
I've just tried connecting my new Droid to my car...

I've just tried connecting my new Droid to my car via bluetooth and have encountered a problem. The phone paired ok and the phonebook sync'd fine. The problem is that I don't get any sound when...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-23-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,175
Posted By Leav02
If it's the same as mine, they're not near the...

If it's the same as mine, they're not near the glove box but under the hood in front of the windshield (where the fresh air intake would be on most cars). There's one on each side. I picked mine up...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-23-2009, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,653
Posted By Leav02
I have mine in the shop for a coolant leak. Mine...

I have mine in the shop for a coolant leak. Mine is in between the heads (v8) in what they called the valley drip pan. It's under the induction (air intake) between the heads.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-23-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,138
Posted By Leav02
Yes, that's the power steering fluid res. Mine...

Yes, that's the power steering fluid res. Mine is in the shop for a leaking power steering pump so I'm very familar with that one. I just picked up a can at the dealer. I think it was around $15....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-23-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By Leav02
I'd like to hear suggestions as well, my 545i...

I'd like to hear suggestions as well, my 545i reception sucks! I thought it was just mine.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-23-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,748
Posted By Leav02
Smile Somewhat of a happy ending... My dealership...

Somewhat of a happy ending... My dealership went to bat for me with BMW and they're going to cover a large portion of the repairs. :)
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-22-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,748
Posted By Leav02
Just got the call from the dealer, add another...

Just got the call from the dealer, add another $750 for a right front wheel bearing to the original list. We're up to $5800 including tax.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-21-2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,748
Posted By Leav02
I agree with the old school maintenance thoughts....

I agree with the old school maintenance thoughts. I change the oil with Mobil 1 every 5k and was about to do the transmission fluid when I ran into this problem, now it's getting changed as part of...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-21-2009, 08:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,333
Posted By Leav02
I put a set of Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus...

I put a set of Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus tires on my car (04 545i w/sport package) about 12k miles ago. Driven it through the winter and summer now( including a 3500 mile trip to FLA through WV...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-21-2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,748
Posted By Leav02
I verified the service and repair history prior...

I verified the service and repair history prior to purchase. The car was maintained and serviced by a BMW dealer (a couple) it's entire life. All service was up to date at the time I purchased it. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-21-2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,748
Posted By Leav02
Unhappy 545/550 average yearly repairs/cost

Last December I purchased a 2004 545i with the sport package (w/active steering/suspension), cold weather package and navigation. Since then, I've put about 12k on the car. I currently have it in...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-18-2009, 09:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,192
Posted By Leav02
What were the symptoms of the tranny failure in...

What were the symptoms of the tranny failure in your 545? Mine (04 545 w/sport pkg) just started acting up. Rough shifting in the mornings between third and fourth. Twice in the last month it's...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-02-2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 16,425
Posted By Leav02
Ok, did everything per the instructions above for...

Ok, did everything per the instructions above for resetting the oil service indicator after changing my oil. It reset the mileage to 15k, does that sound right? I know it takes into account...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-28-2009, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,544
Posted By Leav02
The noise started at around 55k. It's a...

The noise started at around 55k. It's a repetitive noise coming from the front right corner. Repetition gets faster as speed increases. Gets worse when turning left (putting all the weight on the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-27-2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,544
Posted By Leav02
How to replace a front wheel bearing on a 545

I need to change the front right wheel bearing on my 04 545 (58k miles). Car has the Sport package with active steering and suspension. Anyone ever done this on one of these? In looking at the BMW...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-21-2009, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,291
Posted By Leav02
Bought the fulid recommended above fromthe dealer...

Bought the fulid recommended above fromthe dealer (mine charged $28 for a can). Topped off on Friday and haven't had the warning since. Used to get it almost every morning. Thanks for everyone's...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-21-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,850
Posted By Leav02
Anyone know how to reset the service interval...

Anyone know how to reset the service interval once you've replaced the filters?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-15-2009, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,213
Posted By Leav02
I think the alignment specs are the same...

I think the alignment specs are the same regardless of run flats vs standard. The only thing I needed was to reset the tire pressure sensor which is done through the i-Drive.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-14-2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,213
Posted By Leav02
I've been running these since January on my 04...

I've been running these since January on my 04 545 w/sport package. They ride smooth and quiet on the highway. Very good wet/dry traction. In the snow, they were pretty good considering the wide...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-14-2009, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,291
Posted By Leav02
Does the car need to be warmed up first?

Does the car need to be warmed up first?
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