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Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 11:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By FredoinSF
Replace the battery. These cars will eat through...

Replace the battery. These cars will eat through them if sitting idle and not on battery tender. If it was sitting on used car lot for weeks it's likely toast. A dead battery will also give all kinds...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 07:37 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 27,082
Posted By FredoinSF
Yes they can and if they tell you otherwise...

Yes they can and if they tell you otherwise they're either unaware or don't want to do it. I know one of my code reader / coding apps offers the functionality, but can't remember if it's the old...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 107
Posted By FredoinSF
Radiator replacement

How many miles? On older BMWs (think late 90s through mid 2000) the expansion tank is first to go. On a e46 it's right next to the radiator on driver's side. I'm not sure where it lives on your car,...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By FredoinSF
No contoured hood on the m6?

Your car does look beautiful. All the mods look tasteful and are well executed, very impressed.
I purposely held out for the right manual car back in 09. It took months, so I can relate to what you...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Posted By FredoinSF
I appreciate the responses and feedback. I read...

I appreciate the responses and feedback. I read all of them as I took the weekend to think it over. I have to say I like like the cars mentioned as 6 series alternatives too. Definitely have some...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 04:53 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 27,082
Posted By FredoinSF
My latest, nothing unusual to report. Was...

My latest, nothing unusual to report.
Was planning on 5,500 intervals while still under warranty and 4/50 maintenance plan but went longer due to a lot going on with life. Looks like 7,500 will...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By FredoinSF
It's either 2 or 4 screws then slide the bracket...

It's either 2 or 4 screws then slide the bracket off plate.
About 0.2 difficulty out of 10.

Have not done the wrap. I'd buy one that's already done, doesn't seem worth the time to wrap and have...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 07-02-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By FredoinSF
Sorry about the smoking Bimmer, but How could the...

Sorry about the smoking Bimmer, but How could the owner have covered up the issue? You let the car idle, you stomp on gas, and either it smokes or it doesn't. He may not have disclosed it but that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-02-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By FredoinSF
Did you have a BMW independent repairer inspect...

Did you have a BMW independent repairer inspect it before purchase? Most here recommend a pre purchase inspection (PPI) by non dealer BMW mechanic for any used purchase.
They are great to drive...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-02-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By FredoinSF
Engine oil light coming on after moderate acceleration on 2008 3.0i

How many since last oil change? It could just be that it's been 14k miles since last oil change and its low.
Any oil leaks? The oil filter housing gasket is typical spot for a leak.
If it were...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-01-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By FredoinSF
You're going to be looking for the dipstick for a...

You're going to be looking for the dipstick for a long time. The N52 motor that is in your car does it have one.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-01-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By FredoinSF
Good find! Did you xpost in diesel forum? I...

Good find! Did you xpost in diesel forum? I seem to recall someone advocating topping off frequently in order to have as little air as possible making contacting the DEF, thereby reducing...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-01-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By FredoinSF
No issue here, but how could a seal from the rear...

No issue here, but how could a seal from the rear door leave a mark on the bumper when they are not even adjacent panels??

Are you talking about the lower tailgate? If so it could be the lower...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-01-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 566
Posted By FredoinSF
I went through same dilemma when a tree fell on...

I went through same dilemma when a tree fell on my 89 635csi. Not my fault, just wrong place at the wrong time. It was just cosmetic damage but every panel on driver's side as well as the roof was...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 07-01-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By FredoinSF
You already have an N62 engine in the fleet with...

You already have an N62 engine in the fleet with the 745i so I assume you know of the weak coolant pipe and valve stem seals. If one has records of better maintenance over the other then that would...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 07-01-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Posted By FredoinSF
Torn about selling the 650...

Fair warning: I am shamelessly going to use this forum for therapy....

I've had my 07 650i since 2009. Back then it took a while to find the right car because I wanted a 6 speed manual as well...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-01-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By FredoinSF
Fo sometin alil mo konstruktiv watch dis: ...

Fo sometin alil mo konstruktiv watch dis:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0JDCVL44EM
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-01-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By FredoinSF
Welcome to the E46 side. Love the E39,...

Welcome to the E46 side. Love the E39, particularly the 6 speed.

Suggest a read through the E46 wiki as the best way to learn about the platform: http://www.bimmerfest.com/wiki/index.php/BMW_E46...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-01-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By FredoinSF
Let me start by saying that I feel for you. ...

Let me start by saying that I feel for you. Given what you are describing, I am afraid that another E46 has succumbed to lack of preventive cooling system maintenance. Your best option would be a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-01-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,495
Posted By FredoinSF
Continental.

Continental.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-01-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By FredoinSF
No, the wifi adapter is on Amazon, then you buy...

No, the wifi adapter is on Amazon, then you buy the app. It's about $125 total.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 07-01-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By FredoinSF
You'll need some sort of code reader / reset...

You'll need some sort of code reader / reset tool.
For the "newer" BMW's I use the Carly wifi tool coupled with BMWWhat app. You can also reset the battery with and code hidden functions. $125 or so...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-01-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By FredoinSF
needn alil mo inpho How to do it? Where to...

needn alil mo inpho

How to do it?
Where to buy the part?
How much will it cost to have it done?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-29-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By FredoinSF
If the car is as rough as you describe in...

If the car is as rough as you describe in appearance, I would assume the non shiny areas have also been neglected. Sounds like a $1,000 car, not $3,500.
Forum: European Delivery 06-28-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By FredoinSF
Gorgeous. And yes, best husband title bestowed...

Gorgeous. And yes, best husband title bestowed to you indeed!
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