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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-20-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,796
Posted By Dorfman
Lamp Socket Recall

I got one yesterday in the mail. Vehicle is going in next week for the part replacement.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-18-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,521
Posted By Dorfman
Rough Idle

I took my 2010 535i on a long road trip about two weeks ago. First day out I drove about 300 miles the first day and the car was flawless. Leave the hotel the next morning and the car runs like a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-25-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,140
Posted By Dorfman
No RFT

We have the same vehicle and sport option. I left RFT when I got my last set of tires and am very glad. I selected Michelin Pilot Super Sports and they are awesome. I have about 5K miles on them...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-11-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,043
Posted By Dorfman
Smile MIchelin Super Sports

I put Michelin Super Sports on my 2010 535i about two months ago. Outstanding tire so far. Traction is awesome. Obviously, I have not data yet on tread life but I am not expecting much more than...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-13-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,744
Posted By Dorfman
Streaming Pandora

You can do this for nothing. I have an iPhone 4 (5 coming soon). All I do is connect the phone to the cable in the center console. Turn on Pandora on the phone and the music plays perfectly. The...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-11-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,806
Posted By Dorfman
Not Worth The Effort

Loading music to the hard drive is nearly a waste of time. I just plug my iPhone into the cable in the arm rest compartment and play music from it. The good news is it charges the phone at the same...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-28-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,371
Posted By Dorfman
Ditching Run Flats

I have the same car as you (2010 535i) with sport suspension. When it came time for new tires I went to Tire Rack based on recommendations on this site and the results were excellent. Do NOT buy...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-22-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,063
Posted By Dorfman
BMW Washing

I always wash my car once a week by hand and dry it (the Zaino products are awesome). I find the process relaxing. At least when you finish the job the car looks great (at least temporarily). ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-22-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By Dorfman
Upgraded Angel Eyes

I also have a 2010 535i. While I have my angel eyes turned off during for daylight driving, I recently got a catalog from Bavarian Auto Parts that had a kit for Xenon upgrades for angel eyes. You...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-10-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,115
Posted By Dorfman
Independent Service Work

My 535i is a 2010 so everything is still under warranty. I have a friend, however, who is a long term BMW owner (he also has a 2010 528i) who raves about the following company:

Bavarian Imports...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By Dorfman
Thanks for the response. All the work is...

Thanks for the response.

All the work is being done by the dealer since the vehicle is still under warranty. They have been clearing and resetting the codes. The car goes in again on Wednesday...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By Dorfman
Service Engine Light

I have a 2010 535i. The car has been in at least five times to reset the Service Engine light. After anywhere from 3 - 6 weeks the light comes back on although the car continues to run fine. The...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-13-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 863
Posted By Dorfman
Repairing Front Bumper Scrapes

On the way home from work last week on a dark, rainy night, some dumb a$$ in a small pickup truck had a small piece of rolled up carpet trash fall off the back of his vehicle right in front of me. ...
Forum: The Detail Department 08-10-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,011
Posted By Dorfman
Atlanta Detailers

I live in the Dunwoody area with a 535i (black metallic). Any idea on recommended detailers in this area?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-06-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 901
Posted By Dorfman
Talking Ouch

I do not know where you live in Atlanta but there as several good BMW service companies around. Call Eurowerks in Dunwoody and see if they can help.

Good luck!!!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-26-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,787
Posted By Dorfman
I did not say it happened but the trunk certainly...

I did not say it happened but the trunk certainly flies open far faster than every other vehicle I have ever owned. It is simply the spring on the hinges.

If BMW had an option for automatic trunk...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-26-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,787
Posted By Dorfman
Rims Are Awesome

Those are great looking rims. The one issue (and, to be fair, it is a trade-off for the great braking ability) is it is a pain in the butt to keep the rims clean. I clean mine weekly but they only...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-26-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,787
Posted By Dorfman
Spare Tire

All that comes with the car is the donut tire. I watch my tires very carefully, however, and hope never to have to use the spare. I sure would not want to drive very far on a the donut.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-26-2011, 06:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,787
Posted By Dorfman
Smile 2009 VS 2010 535i

I almost bought a 2009 from one of the VP's at the dealership. It was loaded and only had 8,500 miles on it. When I looked and drove the 2010, it just was a better car and the iDrive is better in...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-08-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,517
Posted By Dorfman
Smile Navigation Disks

I continue to see sites selling the disks on eBay for $49. What I need to know is:

1. Will these work on a 2010 535i?

2. Will the maps self-load through the DVD player?

3. Will the speed...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-01-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 22,066
Posted By Dorfman
I have a 2010 535i but I think I have 2009 maps...

I have a 2010 535i but I think I have 2009 maps based on the build date. I am trying to determine the following before I purchase 2011 disks:

1. Do NAV upgrades for the 2010 E60's need to be...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-01-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,573
Posted By Dorfman
Smile 535xi

You really cannot go wrong either way and tastes are very much about your personal preferances. That having been said, I went with 535i (2010). I found the 528i to be underpowered.

The options...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-30-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,644
Posted By Dorfman
Sport Package

I agree with the other posters. The sport package is well worth it. I have a 2010 535i and the sport suspension makes you feel like you are welded to the road, even in higher speed turns (not that...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-30-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,517
Posted By Dorfman
Smile 2010 535i

I have a 2010 535i and want to update my navigation maps to the 2011 version but have some questions:

1. Can I load these CD's directly into the DVD player to load them?

2. I am concerned that...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-18-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 22,066
Posted By Dorfman
2010 531i NAV

I have a 2010 535i and have looked at updating the maps. I can download the maps or just buy "copies" online for less than $50. Before I do this, however, I was hoping someone would have some...
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