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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By Fahrer
I hope you have good luck with your car. My...

I hope you have good luck with your car. My experience with my 535 was a complete disaster. I had an A6 and a MB E320 as well. The 535 was the only one I could not wait to get rid of. It looks...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-03-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By Fahrer
The turbos, as well as the fuel pumps and...

The turbos, as well as the fuel pumps and injectors have been problem areas for the E60 535. Mine failed at about 40K miles. the HPFP on my car failed at about 55K miles. The injectors failed at...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-17-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By Fahrer
If the clicking noise heard toward the rear of...

If the clicking noise heard toward the rear of the car under moderate acceleration, it could be a CV joint.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-11-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,259
Posted By Fahrer
It's a chronic issue, therefore a chronic...

It's a chronic issue, therefore a chronic thread...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-09-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,226
Posted By Fahrer
That used to be true but the latest 5 series is...

That used to be true but the latest 5 series is not competitive with the Audi A6 or the MB E350. The new 5 is overweight, does not handle that well and rides poorly ( damn runflats). It's engine is...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-20-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 903
Posted By Fahrer
I can't believe that dealer is using the same...

I can't believe that dealer is using the same lame excuses that have been used and disproved over the last 5 years.

Faulty injectors, fuel pumps, turbo/wastegates, control modules and other...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-11-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,611
Posted By Fahrer
Don't worry. The computor will retard the...

Don't worry. The computor will retard the ignigition and limit the boost. You may loose a lttle bit of power ans a slight bit of mpg. The computor is constatly pushing to maximize power and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-04-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,266
Posted By Fahrer
My 911 came with no spare but normal high...

My 911 came with no spare but normal high performance tires, an air pump and a can of sealer. I also carry one of those tire plug kits. This is a much better solution than runflats.

You can also...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-15-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 969
Posted By Fahrer
The wastegates are a weak point with the E60 535....

The wastegates are a weak point with the E60 535. Mine failed at 50K miles. Your problem is likely to be with the fuel injectors... another weak area. with that engine.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-13-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,858
Posted By Fahrer
My point is the 3 series has become far less...

My point is the 3 series has become far less special compared with it's competition. The naturally aspirated 3.0 L engine sounded nice but was really short on low and mid-range torque. The -35...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-13-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,388
Posted By Fahrer
Larger wheels are likely to slightly degrade 0-60...

Larger wheels are likely to slightly degrade 0-60 performance. Car and Driver did a study with a VW Golf using 15",16",17",18",19" wheels. If I remember correctly, the performance went downward as...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,858
Posted By Fahrer
My 911 gives that experience and more for me. For...

My 911 gives that experience and more for me. For a daily driver, though, I prefer good handling and comfort but also problem free. If your summer tires were non-runflats, I am sure your experience...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,858
Posted By Fahrer
I only needed the 4 rims the car came with and...

I only needed the 4 rims the car came with and purchased just two tires over 75K miles. By the way 500 lbs is a big increase in weight for the F10 over the E60. I think they went with the softer...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,858
Posted By Fahrer
With the new car all versions have runflats as...

With the new car all versions have runflats as the car cannot carry a spare. On the E60, if you had the standard suspenion, you would get long wearing all season tires and a real spare tire..... no...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,858
Posted By Fahrer
Here is a classic example. Read the whole...

Here is a classic example. Read the whole article and you will get it.

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2011-bmw-535i-long-term-road-test-review

One of my colleagues warned me about the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-11-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 893
Posted By Fahrer
The new 2.0L turbo engine coming up in the new VW...

The new 2.0L turbo engine coming up in the new VW Golf R and Audi (A) R3 will have both port injection and direct injection. The DFI is for idling and full power while the port injection is for...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 893
Posted By Fahrer
It is related to the fact that the engine is...

It is related to the fact that the engine is direct injected rather than port injected. It is a widespread problem with direct injected engines.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-09-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,858
Posted By Fahrer
I had a 2008 535 with 6MT and standard...

I had a 2008 535 with 6MT and standard suspension. I was glad I made that choice. The rear tires lasted 55K miles and the original front tires had 70K miles when I got rid of the car. The car...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-28-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By Fahrer
Turbo/wastegate failures, well known fuel pump...

Turbo/wastegate failures, well known fuel pump failures, injector issues, VANOS solenoids, carbon buildup in the intake area, runflat tire issues. Mine also had a poor original paint job.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-21-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By Fahrer
Believe it or not I have had experinces where...

Believe it or not I have had experinces where dried leaves outside the air intake vents for th interior had caused some strange noises that could be heard inside the car.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-20-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By Fahrer
Do you have all of the dash vents open? If some...

Do you have all of the dash vents open? If some are closed the airflow through the others can be high. Any dried leaves in the vents?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-12-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,625
Posted By Fahrer
It could also be an O2 sensor. Likely that or a...

It could also be an O2 sensor. Likely that or a bad coil. Carbon buildup would more likely just reduce overall power but not sputtering.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,375
Posted By Fahrer
I had a similar experience with my 2008 535. The...

I had a similar experience with my 2008 535. The problems really started at 40K miles and never got resolved until about 50-55K miles. I had written about this in the past but.... replaced VANOS...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-19-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,319
Posted By Fahrer
I would definitely pay it and move on.....

I would definitely pay it and move on.....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-02-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,950
Posted By Fahrer
My 911S was nowhere near $120K. I paid $73K for...

My 911S was nowhere near $120K. I paid $73K for a new leftover. A new 911S is more like $95K. 0-60 is not what wins races. The 911 handles and brakes much better than a M3. But you are right...
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