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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-01-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,045
Posted By silverbimmer3
Thank you for confirming this. It is great to...

Thank you for confirming this. It is great to know that coding is not needed.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-01-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By silverbimmer3
looks like a tool hit to me. Do they take...

looks like a tool hit to me. Do they take pictures before you leave the car for them to service?

You have to talk to the service manager first; they should fix it for you if they did it, and if...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-01-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,045
Posted By silverbimmer3
??????????

May I ask you a question...

Every time you turn on the car, do the headlights point up and down to adjust themselves?

Some folks claimed that a battery disconnect will make the module work, but...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 817
Posted By silverbimmer3
is this issue related to the turbo??? just...

is this issue related to the turbo??? just curious.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-05-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,155
Posted By silverbimmer3
Coolant temperature sensor will trigger the...

Coolant temperature sensor will trigger the warning light if coolant temperature is high. coolant temp. high usually means the engine is not being cooled well.


550i should have another...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-05-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,155
Posted By silverbimmer3
^^^ 550i has a v8 engine, so it is a little...

^^^ 550i has a v8 engine, so it is a little different. Just make sure you check the float stick is there, so nothing clogs the radiator.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-05-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,155
Posted By silverbimmer3
I think dealership will certainly deny what I...

I think dealership will certainly deny what I assumed. They will try to get away with my $3000, to cover up that incompetent technician who did the lousy job.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-05-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,155
Posted By silverbimmer3
Exclamation I think the missing float stick clogged the radiator!

It is not cheap: $900 to replace.

The water pump and thermostat were replaced in March 2013. Then there was a couple times yellow warning light about the engine temperature high; then the warning...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-04-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,155
Posted By silverbimmer3
Got update today - Radiator Clog - after...

Got update today - Radiator Clog - after replacing so many parts!

The radiator has been replaced once in Dec. 2009, so I'd say bmw radiators only last 3 years.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-30-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,155
Posted By silverbimmer3
I told the SA about possible air bubbles in the...

I told the SA about possible air bubbles in the cooling system, and he said they are 'doing it' while test driving car.

And I agree with you that it should be the technician's 1st task to find...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-30-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,155
Posted By silverbimmer3
Another day gone by........ no news from dealer. ...

Another day gone by........ no news from dealer. Is overheating such a puzzle for a dealership?! please tell me this is not typical.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-28-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,155
Posted By silverbimmer3
SA called and told me they are test driving it...

SA called and told me they are test driving it and so far haven't been able to reproduce the problem.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-28-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,155
Posted By silverbimmer3
still no news. car at dealer 24 hours now. ...

still no news. car at dealer 24 hours now.

this time if they don't get to the bottom, they get to deal with bmw usa!!


note that the car just had whole cooling system *replaced* by the dealer...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-28-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,155
Posted By silverbimmer3
I see... would the overheating be caused by air...

I see... would the overheating be caused by air bubbles in the coolant, or too much coolant?

Thanks!!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-27-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,155
Posted By silverbimmer3
Thank you for the info! Does this mean the...

Thank you for the info!

Does this mean the repair to the cooling system was a mistake of not being able to find the real problem?!

if yes, this is far from over...

BTW, the A/C seems to be...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-27-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,155
Posted By silverbimmer3
sorry to revive the post... My N52 (e61)...

sorry to revive the post... My N52 (e61) recently had almost every part replaced for the cooling system (water pump, thermostat, expansion tank...), and still got engine temp warning light right...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-08-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By silverbimmer3
you might want to search the forum. I believe...

you might want to search the forum. I believe I've seen similar questions being asked multiple times by other members.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By silverbimmer3
probably not even if they are covered,...

probably not

even if they are covered, dealer can still deny service since these items cannot be diagnosed easily.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By silverbimmer3
bmw recommended 100k transmission fluid change on...

bmw recommended 100k transmission fluid change on e60/61.
not sure if it was done back then.

I asked my dealer to do it, and they said they did it, not sure if they told me the truth, but they...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 12-23-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 81,856
Posted By silverbimmer3
I don't think the car will let you start the...

I don't think the car will let you start the engine if your steering wheel is locking. It is the 1st step for the car to verify a legit start.

I got the problem the other day and had to tow the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-11-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 26,960
Posted By silverbimmer3
great find. marked and appreciated.

great find. marked and appreciated.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 09-08-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,318
Posted By silverbimmer3
can't believe it's been 8 years since the action.

can't believe it's been 8 years since the action.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-06-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 717
Posted By silverbimmer3
Hmmm I don't have comfort access... and the key...

Hmmm I don't have comfort access... and the key was in the ignition...

looks like this is really not happening that much...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-06-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By silverbimmer3
you mean the wiper strokes are not smooth? ...

you mean the wiper strokes are not smooth?

Mine hasn't been smooth for a couple years. slightly better with new blades, but still not like new; my 06 is worse than my 05, but I only drive the M...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-06-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 717
Posted By silverbimmer3
Question Alarm siren went off while I was driving...

It was a surprise for me since I didn't believe for a moment the noise was from my car, and was still looking around me for the source of the noise, and wondering why the siren was so close to me......
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