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Forum: California 02-27-2013, 06:59 PM
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Posted By socal28
These are SOLD.

These are SOLD.
Forum: California 02-21-2013, 01:53 PM
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Views: 1,490
Posted By socal28
FS: 2008 550i OEM 172 black wheels/tires set

Selling a set of wheels and tires from my previous 2008 BMW 550i. Wheels are original (OEM) BMW style 172 that came with my car. NOT REPLICAS or AFTERMARKET!
Wheels have been recently powder coated...
Forum: California 10-01-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,568
Posted By socal28
Also want to add that they don't even need to...

Also want to add that they don't even need to take off the tires. Tires are already off of my rims.
Forum: California 10-01-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,568
Posted By socal28
Powder coating wheels in South Bay/San Jose area?

Hi,
Can anyone recommend a good decently priced place to powder wheels in the South Bay/San Jose area?
I've already tried Wheel Technics but want to try somplace else.
It would be helpful if they...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-01-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,813
Posted By socal28
Awesome!

Awesome!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 24,277
Posted By socal28
Do you have the exact part number for future...

Do you have the exact part number for future reference?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-12-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,389
Posted By socal28
I've been going to MV but having 2nd thoughts now...

I've been going to MV but having 2nd thoughts now because of my recent issue and how they handled it. Eventually it was resolved but will see if the fix lasts.
Talk to Sam, he seems to be a good...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-10-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,552
Posted By socal28
Got my car back today. They basically installed...

Got my car back today.
They basically installed new rotors, pads and hubs on both front sides. BMW factory regional rep mentioned that some e60's had experienced this same issue and it was the hubs...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-10-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,552
Posted By socal28
Doesn't look like the inside of my wheels where...

Doesn't look like the inside of my wheels where it mounts has any paint or coating.
http://www.socal28.com/bmw/550i_frt_wheel.jpg
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-07-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,389
Posted By socal28
Welcome! I'll be down for a Bay Area e60 meet...

Welcome!
I'll be down for a Bay Area e60 meet as well.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-07-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,552
Posted By socal28
Interesting conclusion. Will look into this and...

Interesting conclusion. Will look into this and check the wheels.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-07-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,552
Posted By socal28
Well, here's the latest. The SA called me...

Well, here's the latest.
The SA called me yesterday and said that Jim Morror (BMW Factory Tech Rep) said that he's seen this issue before and it was caused by the right/passenger hub.
They are...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-06-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,552
Posted By socal28
Well, it's back at the BMW service to have the...

Well, it's back at the BMW service to have the factory tech rep Jim Morror to investigate.
I told the service advisor about looking into the bushings and he mentioned that they have already looked...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,552
Posted By socal28
Possibility, but I drove it over 5000 miles and...

Possibility, but I drove it over 5000 miles and over 4 months after picking it up without any vibration issues.
This saga only started after dealer changed out the brakes for some light squeeking...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,552
Posted By socal28
It just doesn't make sense to have it related to...

It just doesn't make sense to have it related to something external to the brakes as it's perfect right after they install new rotors and pads. It's only after a 1000 miles or so where it starts to...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,552
Posted By socal28
If is indeed the bushings, I will fight to have...

If is indeed the bushings, I will fight to have it repaired under warranty has this issue has started well before my original warranty expired.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,552
Posted By socal28
Thanks for the input guys. Yes, it seems that...

Thanks for the input guys.
Yes, it seems that after they have replaced the rotors/pad, it is fine until ~1k to ~2k miles (1-2 months), then the vibration in the steering wheel while braking between...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-01-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,552
Posted By socal28
They said that they can tell of the over heating...

They said that they can tell of the over heating from the discolorization on the discs.
Brake experts, anything unusual with these?

With flash...
http://www.socal28.com/bmw/550i_disc1.jpg
...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-01-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,552
Posted By socal28
Yes, or whatever my driving style is to over heat...

Yes, or whatever my driving style is to over heat them and cause them to warp.
These are massive discs, hard to believe normal driving style or even aggresive braking can wrap these.

As an...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-01-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,552
Posted By socal28
How can I go about this taking it higher than the...

How can I go about this taking it higher than the dealer?
Contact info for regional BMW USA service rep? How do I find this info?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-01-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,552
Posted By socal28
Well, BMW of Mountain View is refusing to warrant...

Well, BMW of Mountain View is refusing to warrant my brakes and is not going to fix this issue. They said that BMW will not reimburse them for this job.
They are accusing me of over heating them...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-28-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,552
Posted By socal28
No. Nothing out of the oridinary when going to...

No. Nothing out of the oridinary when going to the car wash on any typical day.
In my driving habit, I wouldn't think that would cause any issues as people drive these cars in the rain right?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-28-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,552
Posted By socal28
Angry Front brakes warped, steering wheel vibration upon braking

Hi Guys,

I'm having this issue with my 2008 550i since last July.
I went to my local dealer back in July 2011 to have to brakes looked at for squeeking and noise (no vibration). They ended up...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-24-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,310
Posted By socal28
Thumbs down My 550i SAT behaves the same. I have to wait...

My 550i SAT behaves the same. I have to wait about 2-3 seconds before it engages then press the gas. Very annoying. I too have taken it to my local BMW Dealer and they also reprogrammed "something"...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 09-22-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,070
Posted By socal28
There's a used one (may count as new purchase as...

There's a used one (may count as new purchase as it was a previous loaner) in Mountain View, CA....
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