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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Today, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 236
Posted By JoeSixspeed
@banglenot: I know that you know (much more than...

@banglenot: I know that you know (much more than me). That question was supposed to be a segue into the "So you bought a E60" document for the OP :-)
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Today, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By JoeSixspeed
Long term storage

Greetings,
It is my understanding that an E60 never truly sleeps in the electrical sense. For long term storage what would be a good approach? I prefer not to connect a battery tender/maintainer and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Today, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 236
Posted By JoeSixspeed
Love it when a seller tags "like new" to almost...

Love it when a seller tags "like new" to almost anything. The headlight lenses are showing signs oxidation.
@OP: Based on your research, what is a common problem with the headlights of a (especially...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-31-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By JoeSixspeed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhQPOaX-lnY ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhQPOaX-lnY
@19:49 there is the reset procedure
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-23-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 645
Posted By JoeSixspeed
An '08 550 with only 40K has a good chance of...

An '08 550 with only 40K has a good chance of being a track car.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By JoeSixspeed
Not all "Gallons" are created equal :-) 1 UK...

Not all "Gallons" are created equal :-)
1 UK Gallon = 1.2 US Gallon
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-09-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,025
Posted By JoeSixspeed
3rd row seats and you forgo the spare tire option

3rd row seats and you forgo the spare tire option
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By JoeSixspeed
+1 From the VIN decoder: S697A Area-Code 1...

+1

From the VIN decoder:
S697A Area-Code 1 für DVD Area-Code 1 for DVD

As a side note to the OP. You may also face difficulty in using the bimmer as a garage door opener; US (315MHz) and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-04-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By JoeSixspeed
There is also the issue of transmission fluid;...

There is also the issue of transmission fluid; you know the one that BMW says lifetime(!). Is 135K too late to do it?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-26-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By JoeSixspeed
Thanks for sharing. What is that app you are...

Thanks for sharing. What is that app you are using?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-02-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,921
Posted By JoeSixspeed
True that! Wonder what would be their...

True that!
Wonder what would be their explanation, may be the gyroscopic effects of the spinning disk platters on driving dynamics :D
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-27-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 769
Posted By JoeSixspeed
May be a Volvo 5 cylinder engine :)

May be a Volvo 5 cylinder engine :)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-24-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,071
Posted By JoeSixspeed
Doesn't towing put additional strain on the...

Doesn't towing put additional strain on the transmission?
Let's hope the previous owner(s) did not do too much towing and/or replaced the tranny fluid.

This is my favorite app for a trailer...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-23-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By JoeSixspeed
Spare Tire- I mean just the tire

Greetings,

Has anyone replaced the tire on the compact spare wheel?
The rubber has a shelf life; even if it is not used, it needs to be replaced at some point.
I checked a few online places,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-22-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,166
Posted By JoeSixspeed
Does it need to be a luxury brand? IMHO, Toyota...

Does it need to be a luxury brand?
IMHO, Toyota FJ Cruiser is one of the toughest SUVs around.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-20-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By JoeSixspeed
This is the scenario I had in mind: By the time...

This is the scenario I had in mind:
By the time cpo warranty ends the car will be at, say 75K. During the cpo period, when the car hits say 60K, the owner changes (diy/indy) the transmission fluid,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-20-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By JoeSixspeed
What happens to original and/or cpo warranty if...

What happens to original and/or cpo warranty if you decide to change transmission oil, pan, etc? At the dealer (do they even do it) or at an indy? Will it be grounds for warranty denial since it is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-20-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By JoeSixspeed
Bon appetit

Even some Toyota drivers don't like the Prius, surprised?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-15-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 622
Posted By JoeSixspeed
Is the "Consumer Information Statement Protection...

Is the "Consumer Information Statement Protection Plan with Registration Page Insert affixed" something you get at the time you buy the cpo car from the BMW dealer, or is it something BMWNA mails you...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-03-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By JoeSixspeed
Have you watched these, while it says "does not...

Have you watched these, while it says "does not apply to XI", you may find some ideas useful:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-BpUzAemyQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeYC305quNQ
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-03-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 201
Posted By JoeSixspeed
On what parts of e60 does BMW provide extended coverage?

It may be useful to have this information in one place.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-31-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 713
Posted By JoeSixspeed
What I was getting at was it may be a better idea...

What I was getting at was it may be a better idea to focus on sorting out mechanical, electrical and structural problems before tackling the upgrades. I do not know of any correlation between exhaust...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-31-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 713
Posted By JoeSixspeed
If you can point out the item(s) you think are in...

If you can point out the item(s) you think are in contradiction, I may be able to help you resolve.

Here is the link for maintenance and warranty books for the cars that do not have(!!!) scheduled...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-29-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By JoeSixspeed
Can't say for sure, but different countries have...

Can't say for sure, but different countries have different radio spectrum allocation, the garage door module on the US spec may very well be different. Would getting a programmable/learning keyfob be...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-29-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By JoeSixspeed
Is your bimmer US or Euro spec?

Is your bimmer US or Euro spec?
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