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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-22-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By andymax
After having direct experience with both methods...

After having direct experience with both methods (rotating and not-rotating), using the same type of tires (cont ext dws) on my 535xi, I would definitely rotate, probably every oil change.

Last...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,103
Posted By andymax
I'll take the DCI...assuming no damage and good...

I'll take the DCI...assuming no damage and good condition.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-11-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 786
Posted By andymax
FWIW - I'm at 132K miles on my 08 535xi...haven't...

FWIW - I'm at 132K miles on my 08 535xi...haven't needed a walnut blasting yet. I was getting a bit of a chug when I'd get on it, and so, at the recommendation of a respected indy mech, I started a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-27-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 795
Posted By andymax
Zimmerman rotors + OEM pads are SPECTACULAR...

Zimmerman rotors + OEM pads are SPECTACULAR combination for the 5series...IF...and it seems to be a big IF for a lot of people...you don't mind the dust. I "upgraded" before and got lower dust...and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-27-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 624
Posted By andymax
I've got 130K on my 08 535xi...mostly 3-6 hour...

I've got 130K on my 08 535xi...mostly 3-6 hour freeway blasts, but last week as a trip from PA to SC...700+ each way. This is the only car I've ever had that I can get out of after a long drive and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-23-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 721
Posted By andymax
BE AWARE: I had the cheapo ELM327 from...

BE AWARE: I had the cheapo ELM327 from eBay...worked great BUT would not recognize all the computers. BMWhat guys warned about that on their website. I dont know if they write their software that...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-23-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By andymax
http://www.car-part.com/

http://www.car-part.com/
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-23-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,558
Posted By andymax
I'm up to 129K...30K since October. Running...

I'm up to 129K...30K since October. Running great for the last 27K.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-29-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By andymax
I would generally agree with PCY...but it all...

I would generally agree with PCY...but it all depends on the severity of the brake pads and the leak. FWIW my rear brakes lasted 115K miles and I still had pad left...replaced because I was...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-29-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By andymax
If th sound seems to be from the front of the...

If th sound seems to be from the front of the car...very likely a bad thrust arm bushing (aka - Control Arm Bushing). common symptom. Other symptoms include a steering wheel shudder around...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-27-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By andymax
I had same problem...but without the floating...

I had same problem...but without the floating feeling. Telltale sign of bad bushing is a trail of black fluid on the lower end of the control arm itself...tough to see unless you remove or bend the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-19-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By andymax
Need an LCI Tail Light...

jackass move on my part....resulting in a need for a right-side tail light. Prefer to stay OEM or equivalent. Anyone know of good source besides eBay or the dealer?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-12-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By andymax
I tried going with Hawk HPS pads and Centric...

I tried going with Hawk HPS pads and Centric Rotors. I then went back to OEM pads and Zimmerman rotors. The braking performance is noticeably better with OEM/Zimmerman, but the price is much higher...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By andymax
:thumbup: I think a lot of us speak the same...

:thumbup:

I think a lot of us speak the same language...
:thumbup:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,425
Posted By andymax
When you push the shift lever to the left, and do...

When you push the shift lever to the left, and do not push forward/backward, it goes into sport mode. That means it holds the gears longer before upshifting and downshifting, sorta like you'd want...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,425
Posted By andymax
Congrats on the ride and the GREAT deal. If you...

Congrats on the ride and the GREAT deal. If you havent already, make sure to slap that gearshifter over to the left once in a while. You don't HAVE to shift it manually, just move it left and it...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By andymax
FWIW - I have the 535xi. AMAZING in the snow. ...

FWIW - I have the 535xi. AMAZING in the snow. I've driven through some real **** this winter and NEVER EVEN ONCE lost confidence in the AWD (gotta have good all-season tires at least). It really...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By andymax
Definitely ask them for the service history. The...

Definitely ask them for the service history. The cars are known for high pressure fuel pump issues, turbo issues, fuel injector issues, water pump, and some other miscellaneous quirks. Also, make...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-28-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,366
Posted By andymax
+1 DS is a blast, especially with DTC off and a...

+1 DS is a blast, especially with DTC off and a couple inches of snow.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,015
Posted By andymax
This is a classic case of doing what is best for...

This is a classic case of doing what is best for YOU...not passing an overall judgement on the worthiness of AWD, or any other feature for that matter. For me, the XI is required. I drive all...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-11-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,158
Posted By andymax
I'll bet money this is a typical control arm...

I'll bet money this is a typical control arm bushing problem, as I had the exact same symptoms, etc. There are those that will argue that you should replace the whole arm with ball joint. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-07-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,649
Posted By andymax
I got plenty of miles out of my conti dws tires. ...

I got plenty of miles out of my conti dws tires. On my second set...awesome snow/wet performance for an all-season tire and great in the dry. Ive run dedicated summer/winter tires lots of times...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-28-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,558
Posted By andymax
Im at 105, 000 miles. Ill know tomorrow if it...

Im at 105, 000 miles. Ill know tomorrow if it was the watrr pump that failed and left me stranded on the ohio turnpike on wednesday.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-28-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By andymax
:thumbup: :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

:thumbup:

:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-06-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By andymax
2010 models more than likely have the new pump...

2010 models more than likely have the new pump installed. If the pump was replaced after 2010 on an 08/09 then it's probably OK. There are other issues with these cars, like carbon build-up,...
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