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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-17-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 936
Posted By Raymond Lee
Battery issue is a big one in BMW. I have had all...

Battery issue is a big one in BMW. I have had all kinds of experiences with the battery related. 2.5 years ago I had BMW installed a new battery under warranty but it started to go bad. A new...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-15-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 91,649
Posted By Raymond Lee
I had same problems as the first owner described...

I had same problems as the first owner described with 2.5 year old BMW battery. I have installed Interstate battery with 5 year warrantee locally here here in OC county in Southern CA. Registeration...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-28-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 612
Posted By Raymond Lee
Battery issue is one of notorious problem known....

Battery issue is one of notorious problem known. BMW says you must register the battery with proper tool. Dealer wanted over $550 for battery replacement that included registeration. I found an indy....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By Raymond Lee
At this point take it to a dealer. BMW has all...

At this point take it to a dealer. BMW has all diagnostic tools to diagnose. In the long run it be will cheaper alternative.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 596
Posted By Raymond Lee
I would not take a chance driving the car without...

I would not take a chance driving the car without registering properly. I had my 2008 528i for just over $300 with Interstate battery in Orange County. It has been a month without trickle charging...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-22-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By Raymond Lee
As I understand from sources, the battery...

As I understand from sources, the battery registeration does make difference. Dealer says it is a must.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By Raymond Lee
Did you change battery yourself or at the dealer?...

Did you change battery yourself or at the dealer? If you did it yourself, you could not have registered the battery as they do at dealership? That could mean all kinds of trouble signs!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By Raymond Lee
I am convinced battery has to be registered in...

I am convinced battery has to be registered in the process of replacing to BMW specification or one can expect all kinds of troubles, digital time, radio, alternator setting, etc. As I understand ,...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By Raymond Lee
You are welcome. Thank you! I want to see if I...

You are welcome. Thank you! I want to see if I don't have to use trickle charger anymore.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By Raymond Lee
Yes. I have been seen many horror stories with...

Yes. I have been seen many horror stories with battery so I said of my experience. Someone surely would benefit from it.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By Raymond Lee
Battery Replacing problems and Price to replace

By luck I avoided paying over $550 for replacing 2 year old genuine BMW battery and registering with proper equipment. It is working like a charm now paying almost half the cost of paying at...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-26-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,921
Posted By Raymond Lee
Let us face it. BMW is getting earful from all...

Let us face it. BMW is getting earful from all owners on battery issues that only BMW has. BMW can't justify the issues anyway they look at it. I, for one, think the issue is crazy and studpid...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-11-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,384
Posted By Raymond Lee
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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-25-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,203
Posted By Raymond Lee
I say it again. BMW ride and handling is very...

I say it again. BMW ride and handling is very hard to beat. If somebody said it is better than MBZ in terms of driving fun and hadling, I won't be surprised if lot people agreed. I can't argue with...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,203
Posted By Raymond Lee
ProMed12 I was looking at 212 E350 forum that...

ProMed12
I was looking at 212 E350 forum that included E350 BlueTec.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,203
Posted By Raymond Lee
Why IS BMW Forum People Talk About Mostly Problems?

I have been watching MBZ forum and BMW. The former talks mostly about how much they like about the car they own and the later talks mostly about problems they have. About 12 years ago MBZ had lot of...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-13-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,868
Posted By Raymond Lee
BMW is known name brand and drives remarkably...

BMW is known name brand and drives remarkably well but there are a lot in list I don't like about. I have 2008 528i. Things I don't like about are; Poor sound system, battery issue, instrument...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-10-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,387
Posted By Raymond Lee
BMW maybe only car in world that has crazy...

BMW maybe only car in world that has crazy battery issue like it. Cost to repair is also crazy!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-05-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 34,903
Posted By Raymond Lee
It is about time BMW realize that BMW owners are...

It is about time BMW realize that BMW owners are pretty picky and have above normal wants and have some taste for good sound system.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-02-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 34,903
Posted By Raymond Lee
One can spend lot of money trying to improve...

One can spend lot of money trying to improve stock BMW sound system but will it be justifiable to spend that kind of money only to learn that it was waste of money? To get some idea, go to MBZ dealer...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-01-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,131
Posted By Raymond Lee
You won't starve for power in your 2008 528i if...

You won't starve for power in your 2008 528i if you are ordinary driver and it drives like a BMW and looks like one. You'll like gas milage with it. Things I don't like about it are, absence of...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-31-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 34,903
Posted By Raymond Lee
MBZ E350 with P1 package has Logic 7 system like...

MBZ E350 with P1 package has Logic 7 system like BMW but why is it so much better? MBZ has 14 speakers with 610 Watts of power. I believe speakers were larger than the ones I saw in BMW 2012 also....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,119
Posted By Raymond Lee
BMW lovers are usually biased to BMW. My...

BMW lovers are usually biased to BMW. My suggestion is that you look at all the three cards objectively. BMW is 535 is comparable to MBZ E350 in terms of price but look at dash board instrument...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-29-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 27,284
Posted By Raymond Lee
Battery issue was one of the many other reasons...

Battery issue was one of the many other reasons why I decided to go with 2012 E350 BlueTec MBZ instead of 2012 BMW 528i. Of course, the car is excellent driving machine but that is not good enough.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-28-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,046
Posted By Raymond Lee
Battery issue is in the minds of most of all BMW...

Battery issue is in the minds of most of all BMW owners and rightfully so. I don't care what BMW says but it is fXXkup design. I don't believe battery in BMW after 3 years of driving.
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