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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-12-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By patrick_y
Where did you go? Let me know so I can avoid it.

Where did you go? Let me know so I can avoid it.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-04-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By patrick_y
Check out a 2004/2005 545i. There are a few cars...

Check out a 2004/2005 545i. There are a few cars with low mileage out there, some still on their first owners. Generally, it's a car that has a few problems, but generally all are fixable and have...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-04-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By patrick_y
Correct. If the car has a black headliner, it...

Correct. If the car has a black headliner, it will make the car feel substantially smaller.

Good job Ken! That's a thing designers didn't think we'd figure out.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-04-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,310
Posted By patrick_y
Well said! Really enjoyed your post, and got a...

Well said! Really enjoyed your post, and got a laugh out of the last line.

But if your horses came with a Monroney Label that stated that the horse wasn't a very big consumer of hay, and it...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-04-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,310
Posted By patrick_y
I don't even get 25.5 mpg... Obviously climbing...

I don't even get 25.5 mpg... Obviously climbing hills and sitting in traffic really hurts the fuel economy.

But there was one time I took a long highway trip; 200 miles round trip, mostly...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-03-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,310
Posted By patrick_y
You're response is getting difficult to read. ...

You're response is getting difficult to read. The on-board iDrive as I already mentioned does not calculate MPG accurately. Just that simple. It measures it, but just doesn't do a good job at it. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-03-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,310
Posted By patrick_y
That's great fuel economy. But two problems... ...

That's great fuel economy. But two problems... First 60-80 is a big difference, and if you're driving more at 60, it makes a big difference. Wind resistance increases exponentially after around 65...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-02-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,310
Posted By patrick_y
BMW will not generally correct known problems. ...

BMW will not generally correct known problems.

Common problems on N62 engines and the E60 Chassis include:

1. Numerous oil leaks.
2. Vacuum Pump Oil leaks (almost every BMW N62 engine...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-31-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,082
Posted By patrick_y
Noticed something. After putting up with a...

Noticed something.

After putting up with a road trip of squeaking, I took the BMW wipers that came from the factory (I had them lying around in the garage) and compared it to the Bosch ICON...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-30-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,310
Posted By patrick_y
I'm also citing hand calculation. Do you drive a...

I'm also citing hand calculation. Do you drive a lot of highway mileage at reasonable speeds? When I take a long highway trip, I'm still only able to average around 23.5 mpg.

I'm willing to...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-30-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,310
Posted By patrick_y
They do drive differently and I would have to...

They do drive differently and I would have to admit I might like the 550i more. FYI, the active suspension and active steering can feel very unnatural at first. The E550's steering will feel more...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-30-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,310
Posted By patrick_y
Germany is a green country. But this is...

Germany is a green country.

But this is not an excuse for BMWs to have such shoddy reliability with internal engine parts.

Valve seal replacements? That's seriously very discouraging news....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-30-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By patrick_y
Be safe out there and feel better!

Be safe out there and feel better!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-27-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 639
Posted By patrick_y
Good question! I personal avoid using Costco for...

Good question! I personal avoid using Costco for tires for one reason. They have the most normal balancing equipment.

Look at the specs for one of the better balancing machines, the Hunter...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-27-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 541
Posted By patrick_y
Your making decisions based on aesthetic values. ...

Your making decisions based on aesthetic values.

Aesthetic values are personal and can only be measured by your own brain.

If you make a decision based on economic values, those are values...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-27-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,375
Posted By patrick_y
Absolutely right. I didn't make that assumption....

Absolutely right. I didn't make that assumption. And I've lived in the Los Angeles area before and it crossed my mind.

But don't worry, an intelligent person wouldn't make an assumption that...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-27-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,375
Posted By patrick_y
I hope mine lasts that long.

I hope mine lasts that long.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-12-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By patrick_y
From which wiper? You say "they" which implies...

From which wiper? You say "they" which implies both. You also didn't provide us with details of what kind of wipers you procured.

Do you still have your old wipers? Compare the length of the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-09-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,665
Posted By patrick_y
Breathing a little bit easier now. Feel better...

Breathing a little bit easier now. Feel better soon.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By patrick_y
My question exactly. What prompted the change of...

My question exactly. What prompted the change of the thermostat? Obviously the person who suggested the thermostat change didn't solve the problem.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By patrick_y
"the guy who looked at it"? Who's that? Is that...

"the guy who looked at it"? Who's that? Is that even someone who is in the automotive repair and service industry?

Pardon me for not making any assumptions.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 517
Posted By patrick_y
What does the repair kit do? Is it a...

What does the repair kit do?

Is it a repair kit for the SZL (Steering Column Switch Sensor) or the LWS (Steering Angle Sensor)?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 517
Posted By patrick_y
Nice PDF! Let us know how it turns out! Good...

Nice PDF! Let us know how it turns out! Good luck!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 517
Posted By patrick_y
What kind of errors were you having? If I only...

What kind of errors were you having? If I only have the Dynamic Drive error intermittently, do you still think it's the steering angle sensor?

Also, dealer hasn't noticed anything related to...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 517
Posted By patrick_y
Thanks for the link. So far, I have not...

Thanks for the link.

So far, I have not been having any other warnings other than the Dynamic Drive warning. From what I hear (and I could be wrong), people who have a bad steering angle sensor...
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