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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-30-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By Mac Hadley
Couple of other thoughts: I don't know what...

Couple of other thoughts:
I don't know what system Va uses, but if your cel is off, would the computer pick up the faulty converters?
Price for two converters is about $1500, so a $6000 repair...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-30-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By Mac Hadley
On my 3 series, the cold temperatures cause the...

On my 3 series, the cold temperatures cause the cel to appear, code is bad catalytic converters, then it goes away as the temps warm up.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-25-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Mac Hadley
if it is the high pressure fuel pump, bmw...

if it is the high pressure fuel pump, bmw warranties it for 10 years or 120000 miles whichever comes first

the shop should pull the code and see if that is it
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-16-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,211
Posted By Mac Hadley
You need to get the service history on this car,...

You need to get the service history on this car, if you have not already done so. Service at the dealer can be read by the dealer with your key fob.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 706
Posted By Mac Hadley
I searched the nhtsa recall site, but could not...

I searched the nhtsa recall site, but could not find that a recall for the sleeve was issued.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-12-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By Mac Hadley
tire tread wear numbers are not an exact science....

tire tread wear numbers are not an exact science.
I would try a different brand of tire.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-01-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By Mac Hadley
If you still have the original battery, time to...

If you still have the original battery, time to think about a replacement.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-26-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By Mac Hadley
On September 10th, BMW filed a voluntary Recall...

On September 10th, BMW filed a voluntary Recall with NHTSA, affecting model year 2008-2010 5 Series sedans, including the M5, to repair the rear lamps. Electrical contacts of the rear lamp bulb...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-18-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By Mac Hadley
The 2008 manual says that the automatic...

The 2008 manual says that the automatic transmission needs to be unlocked prior to towing or it may be damaged. One needs access to the interior to do this.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-11-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By Mac Hadley
Perhaps this may help: Here's How to Find...

Perhaps this may help:

Here's How to Find Your BMW's VIN
The table below will help you locate your BMW's unique DNA - its unique vehicle identification number. VINs are normally located in...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-09-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By Mac Hadley
The N54 engine, unlike some other BMW models,...

The N54 engine, unlike some other BMW models, needs a plug change at 45K, so it they have never been changed, yes, it is needed. Engine air filter change is a breeze.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-25-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By Mac Hadley
In certain states of the U.S., the oxygen sensors...

In certain states of the U.S., the oxygen sensors are covered by an extended emissions warranty. It would be worth checking to see if Canada has such an arrangement.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-20-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By Mac Hadley
Here is a list of BMW shops in the DC area. I...

Here is a list of BMW shops in the DC area. I have not used any of them, so you will need to check them out:

http://www.bimmershops.com/search?q=Washington%2C+DC

There are You Tube vids on how...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-05-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By Mac Hadley
I do a coolant flush every 3 years, use BMW...

I do a coolant flush every 3 years, use BMW coolant and distilled water.
Brake fluid every two years, again I would use the BMW product...it may be specific for the X drive
Some like to change the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-26-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 130
Posted By Mac Hadley
CD player does not work

Hi all,
My 2008 535 suddenly stopped letting me play CDs. I can move the controller on to the CD site, but it does not activate. I observed that the CD illumination is dimmer that the FM, AM, AUX....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-25-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By Mac Hadley
Castrol Syntec European Formula SAE 5W-30 -...

Castrol Syntec European Formula SAE 5W-30
- Mobil 1 SAE 0W-40
- Pennzoil Platinum European Formula Ultra SAE 5W-30
- Valvoline SynPower SAE 5W-30
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-19-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By Mac Hadley
Interesting article, thanks

Interesting article, thanks
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-18-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By Mac Hadley
I rotate my key fobs every couple of months to...

I rotate my key fobs every couple of months to ensure that they stay charged.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-12-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 982
Posted By Mac Hadley
2 hoses on the intake pipe had been chewed which...

2 hoses on the intake pipe had been chewed which generated a fault for charge air pressure too low...that is what caused my warning icons.
the hoses were replaced two years ago, and all is fine now.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-21-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By Mac Hadley
fuel pump is warrantied for 10 years/120,000...

fuel pump is warrantied for 10 years/120,000 miles
29DC, 29F1, 29F2 would be the fault codes
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-13-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By Mac Hadley
my 535XI was built and delivered in 07. I have...

my 535XI was built and delivered in 07. I have had no problems whatsoever (save mice eating a vacuum hose). Granted, it only has been driven 18,000 miles.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-11-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By Mac Hadley
Agree, time to do the plugs.

Agree, time to do the plugs.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-26-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,108
Posted By Mac Hadley
I'd find a new mechanic. Here's something from...

I'd find a new mechanic.
Here's something from AOL Autos:

What is a remanufactured part? The term remanufactured usually (not always) refers to a part that, for all practicable purposes, has...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-23-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,586
Posted By Mac Hadley
A BMW SA said that the term "lifetime" really...

A BMW SA said that the term "lifetime" really means 4 to 5 years
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-18-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By Mac Hadley
find a different dealer, then bring them your key...

find a different dealer, then bring them your key fob which will show any service done at a bmw dealership...
you don't have to be the original owner
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