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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-20-2017, 03:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By Mac Hadley
I have two dead cats on my E36, but have no loss...

I have two dead cats on my E36, but have no loss of power.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-20-2017, 03:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 408
Posted By Mac Hadley
The waste gates are warrantied for 8 years/82K...

The waste gates are warrantied for 8 years/82K miles. You look close on the timeline.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-12-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 994
Posted By Mac Hadley
In my E36, I never replaced either my power...

In my E36, I never replaced either my power steering or differential fluid. 19 years later there are no problems.
Now, I think if your transfer case fluid has not been changed in 30K or over, I...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-09-2017, 03:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 859
Posted By Mac Hadley
And emissions testing in MD can be waived for...

And emissions testing in MD can be waived for folks 70 or older who drive less than a certain number of miles a year. I am looking forward to the waiver, but not hitting 70.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-04-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By Mac Hadley
Thanks, yes every two years the fluid has been...

Thanks, yes every two years the fluid has been changed. Fortunately I have not had a cylinder go bad on me for quite a while, but I remember that there is normally a warning, soft pedal, increased...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-04-2017, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By Mac Hadley
Master brake cylinder replacement

My 1998 328i still has the original brake cylinder. I'd appreciate any thoughts on whether to replace it now or wait until I set a spongy pedal or other warning of impending failure.
Vehicle has...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-02-2017, 04:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By Mac Hadley
When I had that issue, a "smoke" test at the...

When I had that issue, a "smoke" test at the dealership revealed a chewed (mice I think) vacuum line.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-30-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By Mac Hadley
Re the oil issue: so long as the brand meets BMW...

Re the oil issue: so long as the brand meets BMW specs, I would not be concerned. There may be a slight impact upon fuel economy, which is a reason car companies are recommending lighter weight oil....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-29-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By Mac Hadley
If it is the HPFP, it should be covered by BMW. ...

If it is the HPFP, it should be covered by BMW. Letter that went out is below.

Dear Valued Customer,
BMW is committed to delivering the ultimate in product satisfaction to you, our
customer....
Forum: BMW News 05-15-2017, 03:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,389
Posted By Mac Hadley
There was a house fire in my neighborhood. A...

There was a house fire in my neighborhood. A woman drove her BMW into the garage, and it caught fire shortly after being parked.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-12-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By Mac Hadley
From Popular Mechanics re the Pinto risk/benefit...

From Popular Mechanics re the Pinto risk/benefit analysis:

In today's environment, those measures unquestionably would have been taken. But at the time, management's attitude was to get the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-12-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By Mac Hadley
Yes, the large auto makers will have the largest...

Yes, the large auto makers will have the largest number of fires, but it is the relative risk which is important.
It is analogous to which dogs are most likely to kill humans. Breed X leads in...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-12-2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By Mac Hadley
BMWs catching on fire

I saw the below on Yahoo this am. The pic of the house at the top of the article is about a quarter mile from me. It happened a bit more than a year ago. I also remember getting a letter from BMW...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-08-2017, 03:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By Mac Hadley
My dealership charges $170. My indy $90.

My dealership charges $170.
My indy $90.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-05-2017, 04:45 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,301
Posted By Mac Hadley
Thanks, I had read the entire enclosure, but not...

Thanks, I had read the entire enclosure, but not the back of the claim form which is where that above info was stored.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-04-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,301
Posted By Mac Hadley
Got my letter today. I have no damage, but I am...

Got my letter today. I have no damage, but I am submitting claim to get the goodies relocated.... makes sense to me.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-26-2017, 03:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 824
Posted By Mac Hadley
Strangely, from what I have read, the XI models...

Strangely, from what I have read, the XI models are quicker despite the extra weight. If you encounter snow, you DO want an XI from my experience. If there is an impact upon handling, I am unaware...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-10-2017, 03:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Posted By Mac Hadley
Are you losing any oil and having to put some in?...

Are you losing any oil and having to put some in? I was told I had a oil leak in my valve cover gasket by the dealer. I chose not to have it repaired. That was 10 years ago and I have yet to add a...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-14-2017, 05:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 831
Posted By Mac Hadley
I prefer mechanics who diagnosis, rather than...

I prefer mechanics who diagnosis, rather than start replacing parts in the hope for a fix.
I would think pulling the codes would identify the failing component?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-13-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By Mac Hadley
I suspect that Florida has a high rate of...

I suspect that Florida has a high rate of uninsured motorists which would drive up insurance costs.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-28-2016, 05:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By Mac Hadley
Unfortunately, unless there has been another...

Unfortunately, unless there has been another injector recall, it looks like your car is too new.

SI B13 14 10 Fuel Systems

December 2010 Technical Service

PERFORM THE PROCEDURE OUTLINED IN...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-22-2016, 03:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By Mac Hadley
Ca emissions extends warranty for "specific...

Ca emissions extends warranty for "specific control devices" for 7 years/70,000 miles. If it's whichever comes first, years or mileage, the dealer may opt out on covering it.
Caveat: I pulled...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-19-2016, 03:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 288
Posted By Mac Hadley
ATT 2G wireless service to end

The 2G service will end starting in 2017. If your car is so equipped, you will no longer have connectivity via that route.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-23-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By Mac Hadley
I had the same issue. Struts replaced and now...

I had the same issue. Struts replaced and now the hood holds up.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-21-2016, 02:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By Mac Hadley
I experienced something similar and it was a...

I experienced something similar and it was a vacuum leak. Hose had been chewed by rodents.
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