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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By FredoinSF
Agree with other post. It's already fully...

Agree with other post. It's already fully depreciated, you did a ton of work on it, so next year the value is not going to be that much different.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 04:52 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 83,709
Posted By FredoinSF
Congrats on the 335, and welcome to the diesel...

Congrats on the 335, and welcome to the diesel side.
I also had a MINI CM, the All4 version with stinky clutch. Ditched it within 18 months, got the X5d two years ago now and have not regretted it...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-26-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By FredoinSF
Sorry for the trouble but second day owning it? ...

Sorry for the trouble but second day owning it? Did you take a test drive? Were these signs not there then?

Sounds like you've been suckered. If that car has overheated (and it sounds like it...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 04-26-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 309
Posted By FredoinSF
M6

M6
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-26-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By FredoinSF
Humm, not an expert with those codes, but sounds...

Humm, not an expert with those codes, but sounds like neither is your mechanic.

Here is what I would do:
1. Check that MAF is plugged in correctly. Was air filter replaced recently and MAF...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-25-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By FredoinSF
School of thought on automatic (painted with VERY...

School of thought on automatic (painted with VERY wide brush) is that BMW said fluid was lifetime as a marketing exercise. Most manufacturers of the transmissions (ZF, GM) would recommend fluid...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-25-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 163
Posted By FredoinSF
Maybe the module is disconnected somehow....

Maybe the module is disconnected somehow. Possible if prior body work or any kind of work on the door.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-25-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By FredoinSF
At that mileage and no records it's hard to tell....

At that mileage and no records it's hard to tell. Some items that bmw considers lifetime are fuel filter, diff fluid, transfer case fluid, trans fluid. I would do that, although if trans is automatic...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-25-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By FredoinSF
I upgraded to BSW speakers in my convertible with...

I upgraded to BSW speakers in my convertible with HK last summer.
The plus is that install is straightforward and their videos are detailed.
That being said, I am disappointed in the sound...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-24-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,136
Posted By FredoinSF
Spark plugs don't apply to the diesel for obvious...

Spark plugs don't apply to the diesel for obvious reasons. On the flip side, diesel needs fuel filter change every third oil change on newest oil change interval, and every second in older schedule.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 04-24-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By FredoinSF
Sorry about all the issues. I'm not a fan of BMW...

Sorry about all the issues. I'm not a fan of BMW of SF when it comes to service, or sales for that matter either. There are so many good independents around the City that would have diagnosed most...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-24-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 775
Posted By FredoinSF
Congrats. Always exciting to get a new car!

Congrats. Always exciting to get a new car!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-23-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By FredoinSF
yes. Injector service is what exactly? A bottle...

yes. Injector service is what exactly? A bottle of some sort of elixir dumped into gas tank???
Find an independent repairer whose labor rate will be much less or learn how to turn a wrench. This...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-23-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By FredoinSF
Griot's garage, but will try SONAX next. I am a...

Griot's garage, but will try SONAX next. I am a detail freak so this is killing me.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-23-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By FredoinSF
Look, I have black wheels too

Seems like black wheels are hot on the E70.

Given the water restrictions I'm going much longer between car washes than I used to and I've joined the black wheel club too!!

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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-23-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,136
Posted By FredoinSF
Thanks for the tip. SO works in Pleasanton and I...

Thanks for the tip. SO works in Pleasanton and I go to San Ramon on regular basis, so Performance Tech is a good suggestion.
Oh, and I should add that one of the head guys at Bav Pro (Michael) owns...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-23-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,133
Posted By FredoinSF
Same as shifting for yourself. I consider my...

Same as shifting for yourself. I consider my three pedal cars (E46, E63, and MINI) nearly theft proof. Sadly, even BMW is moving away from stick shifts on many models. When the Euro delivery F3?...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 04-23-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By FredoinSF
This was true of the 6 cylinder M52/4/6 motors. ...

This was true of the 6 cylinder M52/4/6 motors. There are vast differences with the N62 which makes the old cooling system overhaul recommendation less of a must do.

First the pumps on the N62...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-23-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,136
Posted By FredoinSF
I use three different shops for stuff I don't do...

I use three different shops for stuff I don't do myself. The place in question is Bavarian Professionals in Berkeley. Another time we took the MINI in for a check engine light. They diagnosed as...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-23-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By FredoinSF
To your question as to which engine would be more...

To your question as to which engine would be more reliable and have less maintenance issues, I think PAX5's response in post #3 was spot on. The turbos on the N63 add yet another degree of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-22-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,136
Posted By FredoinSF
My Indy does warranty expiration inspection. He...

My Indy does warranty expiration inspection. He found something on the 650 which was taken care of no questions asked. He inspected, reported, gave me talk track, done.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 04-22-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By FredoinSF
The N62 pump seems to hold up. The M52/4/6 pump...

The N62 pump seems to hold up. The M52/4/6 pump fail early.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-21-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By FredoinSF
I spent 5 minutes looking for your competition...

I spent 5 minutes looking for your competition and if it were my dollar I would call on one of these before yours:

This one would be my first call: ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-20-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 882
Posted By FredoinSF
Not to beat a dead horse on the N62, but it's so...

Not to beat a dead horse on the N62, but it's so easy to do when you own an 07 650 and visit the E63/4 forum.

Sob story of the day:...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-20-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 882
Posted By FredoinSF
Another N62 V8 sob story from 6 series side...

Another N62 V8 sob story from 6 series side today.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9035728
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