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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-14-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 562
Posted By sodoi18
To Buy Used (Which year and model) or Lease New - Any 7

Guys:

I am confused and not sure on this. A part of me pushes me to lease a new under warranty car and have fun.

The other option is to buy a used may be a certified. With any of 7 series I am...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-04-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,060
Posted By sodoi18
Best Used 7 Series to Buy

Hi Folks:

I am in the market to get a used 7 series to replace my 2004 530i which got totalled recently - looking for no earlier than 2000 model.

From a quick overview it seems the 3rd...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-30-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 755
Posted By sodoi18
New Tires and Spark Plugs Replacement

2004 530i with almost 100k miles and out of any warranty and maintenance plan. Need to replace the tires and install new spark plugs.

1. Can I get the Tires Installation at common places like...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-20-2010, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,055
Posted By sodoi18
Very good point. I have noted this always happens...

Very good point. I have noted this always happens after over night.
Could be a condensation related error. Does this require sensor replacement?

I will certainly check the oil level and may top...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-19-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,055
Posted By sodoi18
Oil below minimum message

2004 530i I have had issue with this message in past where infactthe oil was low but could not agree as the car was asking for more oil just after 3000 miles at max.

It was fixed as some kind of...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-01-2010, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,196
Posted By sodoi18
Spark Plugs replacement at 100k

How important is to replace the spark plugs at 100k as the car indicates.
On 2004 530i currently at 96.5k. Everything seems be OK for now.

Its not the spark plug cost which is prohibitive..its...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-17-2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,749
Posted By sodoi18
Door Dings/Dents - Self Fixing

Is it possible to do this self?
I have two very small dings on the driver side doors. I think they may have been due to somebody parking too close to my car and then opening the door to hit my...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-30-2010, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 853
Posted By sodoi18
How do you reset the FTM? I guess its a walk...

How do you reset the FTM?
I guess its a walk through on idrive once the tires are installed.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-29-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 853
Posted By sodoi18
Still not sure

Still not clear If I can go ahead and get it installed at a tire center.
The local BMW dealer SA said its OK but I seriously doubt her understanding... of course from past experience.

It seems to...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-29-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 853
Posted By sodoi18
New Wheels and Tires Installation

On my 2004 530i I got two OEM wheels and OEM tires. My local dealership is very busy and next available date is almost 15 days away.

1. Is it OK if i get the wheels and tires installed some where...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By sodoi18
Yes

Yes
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By sodoi18
Recently did the alignment and balancing

Recently did the alignment and balancing
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By sodoi18
Is This Normal - Steering Wheel Rotation

On my 2004 530i after a recent replacement of steering wheel I feel i have to rotate the wheel more than normal to make a turn...its as if I have to make more rotation than would normally needed to...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2010, 07:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 675
Posted By sodoi18
Engine/Car Vibration Above 70 mph

Hi All:

Recently my 2004 530i car came back from dealership with replaced coil for a cylinder and some new gaskets for oil etc. I have about 90k miles.

Issue:

The car is shaking very...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,603
Posted By sodoi18
New Tires - Please Suggest

2004 530 i came with OEM ContiTouringContact CV95 17"

I recently replaced the rear one's with the OEM as above. Not really happy with the traction particularly now during winter snow time..DSC...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-27-2009, 08:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 482
Posted By sodoi18
Engine Idel Vibration and Delayed Dashboard Indicator Needle movements

Approximately 89k miles 2004 530 still under 6yr 100k warranty. I got car back after recent accident repair ( headlight replacement, steering wheel replacement due to air bag explosion in accident,...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-10-2009, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By sodoi18
Question Had an accident

All:

My wife got into an accident last Friday...she is doing OK..walked out of the car without scratch...air bag went off.....Car sustained mostly frontal damage with passenger side bearing the...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 10-06-2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 750
Posted By sodoi18
Exactly same problem

2004 530i, 88k miles

Dealer said it is starter problem. Car is at dealership..hope to pick up soon.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 494
Posted By sodoi18
Is 90k service needed

Hi All:

My car until the last visit to the dealer was showing the 90k service checkup in idrive information window. I had the 60k service done about 2 yrs ago, and was waiting on the 90k service....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-04-2009, 02:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 234
Posted By sodoi18
Fellow Mointain State BMW Owners - roll call

Hi Mountaineers:

I am from Charleston, WV and was curious to know how many of bimmerfest members are from Mountain State. I was interested in discussing some local issues with our unique situation...
Forum: General BMW 08-04-2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By sodoi18
Calling Fellow Mountaineer BMW Owners

Hi Mountaineers:

I am from Charleston, WV and was curious to know how many of bimmerfest members are from Mountain State. I was interested in discussing some local issues with our unique situation...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-23-2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,293
Posted By sodoi18
Has a recently replaced battery at about 65k...

Has a recently replaced battery at about 65k miles.

Thanks
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-23-2009, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,293
Posted By sodoi18
2004-530i - iDrive Re-boot Delays and Functional Issues

idrive problem for more than 8 months now.
Every now and then the idrive does not start immediately when the car is started...the screen is on but with no time and date information..there is a blank...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-23-2009, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 922
Posted By sodoi18
2004 530i - idrive delayed reboots

Similar problem for more than 8 months now.
Every now and then the idrive does not start immediately when the car is started...the screen is on but with no time and date information..there is a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2009, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,821
Posted By sodoi18
Its amazing that these things happen and BMW is...

Its amazing that these things happen and BMW is not worried to have a re-call in place.
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