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Forum: 6 Series DIY 06-25-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,733
Posted By Spyder
Had a slow leak from the tranny pan at about 45k...

Had a slow leak from the tranny pan at about 45k mi on my '07 coupe. I was getting ready to change the tranny oil--rec by Mike Miller and other techs I know--so I just had the pan replaced, and the...
Forum: 6 Series DIY 10-17-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 103,707
Posted By Spyder
Funny story: I recognized the dipstick...

Funny story: I recognized the dipstick immediately on my ED '07 650 coupe. At a car event, a bmw salesman who was once active on this board, refused to believe me when i told him that the 650 had a...
Forum: European Delivery 05-23-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,107
Posted By Spyder
Never got as far south as the Dolomites on my two...

Never got as far south as the Dolomites on my two ED's (650 and 535), but did get a chance to ski Cortina a few months ago...
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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-23-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,085
Posted By Spyder
I just took delivery of a 2011 Touareg TDI, and...

I just took delivery of a 2011 Touareg TDI, and took it on a driving/kayaking trip up the Calif coast. We averaged 28 mpg --the EPA hwy figure, but below the 31 mpg Cons Reports got--for the entire...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-19-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,964
Posted By Spyder
I've had Huper Optik on my 650--incl...

I've had Huper Optik on my 650--incl moonroof--for several years and love it enough to have had it installed on my new Touareg TDI--incl panorama sunroof and windshield.

Spyder
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-10-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,915
Posted By Spyder
After excellent experience with Great American on...

After excellent experience with Great American on my allroad--plat policy for about $1.8k; $15k in repairs w/ no probs--I went with them again on my 535. About $2.8k for same plat policy,...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-06-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,163
Posted By Spyder
That's true for new car warranties, but not for...

That's true for new car warranties, but not for extended warranties. Every one that I've seen is congigured as desidon states, ie, time starts when you purchase the extended warranty, while mileage...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-05-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,241
Posted By Spyder
N +1. I have the 3300 it's a rebadged Porsche...

N
+1. I have the 3300 it's a rebadged Porsche unit.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,163
Posted By Spyder
I had a very good experience with Great American...

I had a very good experience with Great American for a platinum policy on my allroad ($1800 for $25 ded 6yr/100k policy that ended up paying for $13k worth of repairs) so I went with them for my 535....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-23-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,233
Posted By Spyder
Since the OP lives in Alabama, I'd think that the...

Since the OP lives in Alabama, I'd think that the DW rather than DWS (S=Snow) would be the better choice. Just put them on my NSX. Very nice.

Spyder
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-16-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,698
Posted By Spyder
My 535 went in for the injector recall this week....

My 535 went in for the injector recall this week. Three needed replacement as per serial number check. HPFP was replaced for second time last summer--just prior to recall--along with s/w update so...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-08-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,736
Posted By Spyder
+1. Mine done last summer along with second HPFP...

+1. Mine done last summer along with second HPFP replacement. No adverse effect on performance, and I noted no such comments in the Roundel on the pump-related s/w update. My SA just verified that I...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,703
Posted By Spyder
Yes, I was only referring to resetting the...

Yes, I was only referring to resetting the display if all sensors are operating properly.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-22-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,473
Posted By Spyder
Done it many times on both my 650 and 535. The...

Done it many times on both my 650 and 535. The latter, with sports suspension, is lower, so necessitated purchase of a lower jack than my old iron unit. I went with the nifty dual piston aluminum...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-22-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,703
Posted By Spyder
There are many threads on this board that provide...

There are many threads on this board that provide instructions for resetting the CBD display, including front and rear pad replacement. There's even a you tube video on the subject. Not difficult at...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-22-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,175
Posted By Spyder
Just put the DW's on my NSX--highly recommended...

Just put the DW's on my NSX--highly recommended by the tire gurus on NSX Prime--and like them a lot so far, and will also consider them for the 535 when the 960s need replacing.. The DWS will go on...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,703
Posted By Spyder
As a simple search would disclose, others here...

As a simple search would disclose, others here have reached the same conclusion as the OP after replacing OEM pads with the low-dust/high performance options offered by Zeckhausen and other speed...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-17-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,192
Posted By Spyder
Check the certification of Mobile 1 5W-30. I...

Check the certification of Mobile 1 5W-30. I don't believe that it's LL-01 certified and therefor not BMW approved for the E60. OTOH, Mobile 1 0W-40 is LL-01 certified.

Spyder
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-08-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,850
Posted By Spyder
That's the color of my ED 08 535. The paint on my...

That's the color of my ED 08 535. The paint on my car is perfect, so I wonder if your car was damaged during shipping, and was repainted. The kind of imperfections you describe should not be evident...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-27-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,761
Posted By Spyder
I discovered the spec doc solution just as I was...

I discovered the spec doc solution just as I was about to start a DIY project to connect my iPhone to a custom ashtray mount in my 07 650. Here's my two cents on the spec doc mount.

Plus: Very...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-26-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By Spyder
If the rotors you have claim to be directional,...

If the rotors you have claim to be directional, then they most likely have curved internal cooling vanes. In that case, they must be mounted on the correct side for the most efficient cooling.
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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-25-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,620
Posted By Spyder
Thanks Richie. I'll give it a try. Spyder

Thanks Richie. I'll give it a try.

Spyder
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-25-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,620
Posted By Spyder
I copied the files on to a TDK DVD-R 16x at a...

I copied the files on to a TDK DVD-R 16x at a write speed of (I believe) 8X using a Sony laptop running W7. First I copied the ebay DVD contents to a temp folder, and then I dragged them over to the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-24-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,620
Posted By Spyder
While the nav dvd I purchased off of ebay works...

While the nav dvd I purchased off of ebay works fine, a copy I made from it does not. iDrive doesn't recognize the copy, ie, it requested that a nav dvd be inserted when the copy had already been...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-23-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,620
Posted By Spyder
So did I. Worked fine.

So did I. Worked fine.
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