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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 667
Posted By andymax
I'll take the DCI...assuming no damage and good...

I'll take the DCI...assuming no damage and good condition.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-11-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 625
Posted By andymax
FWIW - I'm at 132K miles on my 08 535xi...haven't...

FWIW - I'm at 132K miles on my 08 535xi...haven't needed a walnut blasting yet. I was getting a bit of a chug when I'd get on it, and so, at the recommendation of a respected indy mech, I started a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-27-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By andymax
Zimmerman rotors + OEM pads are SPECTACULAR...

Zimmerman rotors + OEM pads are SPECTACULAR combination for the 5series...IF...and it seems to be a big IF for a lot of people...you don't mind the dust. I "upgraded" before and got lower dust...and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-27-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By andymax
I've got 130K on my 08 535xi...mostly 3-6 hour...

I've got 130K on my 08 535xi...mostly 3-6 hour freeway blasts, but last week as a trip from PA to SC...700+ each way. This is the only car I've ever had that I can get out of after a long drive and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-23-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 642
Posted By andymax
BE AWARE: I had the cheapo ELM327 from...

BE AWARE: I had the cheapo ELM327 from eBay...worked great BUT would not recognize all the computers. BMWhat guys warned about that on their website. I dont know if they write their software that...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-23-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By andymax
http://www.car-part.com/

http://www.car-part.com/
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-23-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,247
Posted By andymax
I'm up to 129K...30K since October. Running...

I'm up to 129K...30K since October. Running great for the last 27K.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-29-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By andymax
I would generally agree with PCY...but it all...

I would generally agree with PCY...but it all depends on the severity of the brake pads and the leak. FWIW my rear brakes lasted 115K miles and I still had pad left...replaced because I was...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-29-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By andymax
If th sound seems to be from the front of the...

If th sound seems to be from the front of the car...very likely a bad thrust arm bushing (aka - Control Arm Bushing). common symptom. Other symptoms include a steering wheel shudder around...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-27-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By andymax
I had same problem...but without the floating...

I had same problem...but without the floating feeling. Telltale sign of bad bushing is a trail of black fluid on the lower end of the control arm itself...tough to see unless you remove or bend the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-19-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By andymax
Need an LCI Tail Light...

jackass move on my part....resulting in a need for a right-side tail light. Prefer to stay OEM or equivalent. Anyone know of good source besides eBay or the dealer?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-12-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By andymax
I tried going with Hawk HPS pads and Centric...

I tried going with Hawk HPS pads and Centric Rotors. I then went back to OEM pads and Zimmerman rotors. The braking performance is noticeably better with OEM/Zimmerman, but the price is much higher...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By andymax
:thumbup: I think a lot of us speak the same...

:thumbup:

I think a lot of us speak the same language...
:thumbup:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,357
Posted By andymax
When you push the shift lever to the left, and do...

When you push the shift lever to the left, and do not push forward/backward, it goes into sport mode. That means it holds the gears longer before upshifting and downshifting, sorta like you'd want...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,357
Posted By andymax
Congrats on the ride and the GREAT deal. If you...

Congrats on the ride and the GREAT deal. If you havent already, make sure to slap that gearshifter over to the left once in a while. You don't HAVE to shift it manually, just move it left and it...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By andymax
FWIW - I have the 535xi. AMAZING in the snow. ...

FWIW - I have the 535xi. AMAZING in the snow. I've driven through some real **** this winter and NEVER EVEN ONCE lost confidence in the AWD (gotta have good all-season tires at least). It really...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By andymax
Definitely ask them for the service history. The...

Definitely ask them for the service history. The cars are known for high pressure fuel pump issues, turbo issues, fuel injector issues, water pump, and some other miscellaneous quirks. Also, make...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-28-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,289
Posted By andymax
+1 DS is a blast, especially with DTC off and a...

+1 DS is a blast, especially with DTC off and a couple inches of snow.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 981
Posted By andymax
This is a classic case of doing what is best for...

This is a classic case of doing what is best for YOU...not passing an overall judgement on the worthiness of AWD, or any other feature for that matter. For me, the XI is required. I drive all...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-11-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,037
Posted By andymax
I'll bet money this is a typical control arm...

I'll bet money this is a typical control arm bushing problem, as I had the exact same symptoms, etc. There are those that will argue that you should replace the whole arm with ball joint. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-07-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,532
Posted By andymax
I got plenty of miles out of my conti dws tires. ...

I got plenty of miles out of my conti dws tires. On my second set...awesome snow/wet performance for an all-season tire and great in the dry. Ive run dedicated summer/winter tires lots of times...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-28-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,247
Posted By andymax
Im at 105, 000 miles. Ill know tomorrow if it...

Im at 105, 000 miles. Ill know tomorrow if it was the watrr pump that failed and left me stranded on the ohio turnpike on wednesday.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-28-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By andymax
:thumbup: :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

:thumbup:

:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-06-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By andymax
2010 models more than likely have the new pump...

2010 models more than likely have the new pump installed. If the pump was replaced after 2010 on an 08/09 then it's probably OK. There are other issues with these cars, like carbon build-up,...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-06-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,513
Posted By andymax
Anyone getting taillight recall notices yet?

It's been almost 7 weeks since the announcement...has anyone seen anything from BMW yet?

Just curious...
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