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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-01-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,358
Posted By Archerdoc
Sorry I can't help, but agree they are sweet! ...

Sorry I can't help, but agree they are sweet!
Good luck finding them.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-01-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By Archerdoc
Jamo, please explain "bolt-on". Sorry, I'm not...

Jamo, please explain "bolt-on". Sorry, I'm not motor savvy.

I love the used 2008 535i. In South Dakota, I store the car over the winter months with a battery "minder" on it. Just put 4 new...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-07-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 955
Posted By Archerdoc
Glad it did the trick! lol The car must really...

Glad it did the trick! lol The car must really require a stout signal as opposed to the receiver on your door opener. Makes sense since there is no antenna for the Homelink module in the car. (at...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-30-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 915
Posted By Archerdoc
In my experience, when the detector goes off, it...

In my experience, when the detector goes off, it tells you when to pull over.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-24-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,142
Posted By Archerdoc
I'm thinking that you should get what you want. ...

I'm thinking that you should get what you want. If there is fine print in your insurance contract, offer to pay the difference and inform your insurance agent that you'll be changing companies ASAP....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-24-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,489
Posted By Archerdoc
Well the car is out of storage and the weather is...

Well the car is out of storage and the weather is heating up and the musty smell is as reliable as taxes and death.

Took out the 1Z. One of the important instructions that isn't mentioned here is...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-03-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By Archerdoc
Very happy with MPG

Just got back from a round trip to Des Moines with the '08 535i.

Using whatever gas I can get here in Sioux Falls (usually a mid-octane, ethanol blend), driving 75-80 mph (with the exception of...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-15-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,908
Posted By Archerdoc
My commute is pretty mundane. For the past 20...

My commute is pretty mundane. For the past 20 years, I just endured it. Now, with my used '08 535i waiting in the parking lot for me, I literally look forward to getting into it and driving -- it's...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-09-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,606
Posted By Archerdoc
Agree with WannabeX5. The Quattro system with...

Agree with WannabeX5. The Quattro system with All-season treads weren't very good. A good pair of snows are cheaper than a separate car. I'll take a RWD car with good snows over FWD with...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-04-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,606
Posted By Archerdoc
LOL! I'm loving this thread right now. Just...

LOL! I'm loving this thread right now. Just finished snow-blowing for the 2nd time today. Over 5 inches today and more on the way with 30-40mph North winds from our Canadian neighbors howling...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-14-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 955
Posted By Archerdoc
Welcome Kent. As I understand it, pressing the...

Welcome Kent. As I understand it, pressing the outer two buttons at the same time will clear any saved codes. I think that you have to push them for quite a while to get it to clear. To program a...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,489
Posted By Archerdoc
I am still waiting for them to ship the product...

I am still waiting for them to ship the product -- it was on back-order. If I don't get it soon, the car will be in storage for our lovely SD winter.

Will post on this thread as soon as I try it....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-27-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 932
Posted By Archerdoc
I was able to purchase it without being a credit...

I was able to purchase it without being a credit union member. Went to R66 website and got things rolling. Got the paperwork and payment done at the credit union. I think that R66 just uses the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-27-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 932
Posted By Archerdoc
Welcome! 2 words, er... one word, one number: ...

Welcome! 2 words, er... one word, one number: Route 66.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-17-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,489
Posted By Archerdoc
Maini -- there's a long tube that you are...

Maini -- there's a long tube that you are supposed to snake into the center vents and spray this stuff into the ducts. There's a U-tube video showing how it's done. The stuff is supposed to kill...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-16-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,489
Posted By Archerdoc
I just ordered a can of the "1Z". I changed out...

I just ordered a can of the "1Z". I changed out the cabin air filters and to my disappointment, the first 5 seconds of air that blows out the AC or from the heat smells bad on my 08 535i. After...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-09-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By Archerdoc
:rofl: Yup, at least I think so. Will be...

:rofl: Yup, at least I think so. Will be checking in the trunk for sure, though. :D
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-08-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By Archerdoc
Thanks guys!! You rock. This is an outstanding...

Thanks guys!! You rock. This is an outstanding forum of great information!!
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-07-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By Archerdoc
Battery questions

OK, at the risk of sounding completely ignorant, how do I check to see if my battery in my 535i is a AGM, or a standard "flooded" battery? Not even sure where the darn thing is in the car. Not...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-07-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 870
Posted By Archerdoc
Those look great. I am still liking the stock...

Those look great. I am still liking the stock wheels on my 535i.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-06-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 950
Posted By Archerdoc
Welcome. I'm sort of new to this too. Also have...

Welcome. I'm sort of new to this too. Also have a '08 535i. Love it. I got a 4 year extended coverage contract through Route 66. It wasn't cheap but it's nice to know that if I have something...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-03-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,034
Posted By Archerdoc
Thanks guys. Guess I'll just live with it. ...

Thanks guys. Guess I'll just live with it. Really don't want to damage something. If I get it figured out, I'll let ya'll know.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-03-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,406
Posted By Archerdoc
This is so funny. But also sadly true. Most...

This is so funny. But also sadly true. Most dingers are just buffalo-dumb. I was at the cellular one store and just about to leave when this guy pulls right next to me and before i could do...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-29-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,034
Posted By Archerdoc
Removing phone holder from center console

OK, maybe I'm just spoiled by my f150 truck's cavernous center console storage, but I find the storage in the center console of my BMW to be worse than useless. It has a big phone thing occupying...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-29-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,160
Posted By Archerdoc
Very cool. Will watch thread with interest. My...

Very cool. Will watch thread with interest. My 08 535i might need some of this...
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