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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-01-2011, 01:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,376
Posted By shigeki
Wink 550i 2008 problems running

my 2008 550i 6MT with sports package had only 5000 miles on it when enging malfunction light came on and when dealer scoped car was told i had a faulty throttle. howere; after check a recenet...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-01-2011, 01:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 464
Posted By shigeki
Exclamation 550i malfunction in 20 way adjustable driver's front seat

I drive a 208 550i 6MT with Sports package. Has a 20 way adjustable driver's seat that was a huge welcome to my arthritic back. I use the lowere lumber inflatable support and inflate to maximun. Car...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-29-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,206
Posted By shigeki
Thumbs down warning light with yellow "sword"

I have seen warning lights for low temp, actually 37 degrees in symbol of a snowflake and have also seen yellow skid marks indicating tires are slipping. BUT I have never seen a picture of a YELLOW...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-28-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,206
Posted By shigeki
Exclamation Sos warning light appears as yellow sword on dashboard

:tsk: Just recently in very cold weather here in Milwaukee as I first started my car a SOS YELLOW WARNING LIGHT APPEARS IN THE FORM OF A "YELLOW SWORD". Within a few seconds it disappears and when I...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-16-2009, 10:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,600
Posted By shigeki
Thumbs up Appreciate the warning about CCV . Yes, expensive...

Appreciate the warning about CCV . Yes, expensive to replace. I should be okay with original warranty. heard a Bimmer with an extended warranty did not cover CCV replacement and garage wanted $880...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-16-2009, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,827
Posted By shigeki
Thumbs up Oil level sensor malfunction

Please refer to my new post under E60 "Oil Level Sensor Malfunction" for a long story about how the above error message was resolved. It should be an enlightening story for you Bimmers and very...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-16-2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,600
Posted By shigeki
Exclamation Malfunction Oil Level Sensor Caused by Vapor Condensation

[FONT="Arial Black"]I had earlier posted a thread about a warning red triangle that appeared on my display. When I went to check messages it read "Malfunction of the Oil Level Sensor". Unable to...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-15-2009, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,827
Posted By shigeki
Red face thanks for the encouraging note. Yes, I have been...

thanks for the encouraging note. Yes, I have been very pleased with the harness wire installation. I don't think that my malfunction of the oil level sensor is in any way related to the engine wire...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-14-2009, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,827
Posted By shigeki
Angry that was an excellent explanation of the...

that was an excellent explanation of the complexities of installing an engine wiring harness . what I never could understand is why a service bulletin was posted over a year before my problem...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-14-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,827
Posted By shigeki
Exclamation :yikes:I couldn't agree more. To clarify an...

:yikes:I couldn't agree more. To clarify an earlier comment the problem is with the Oil sensor malfunction NOT the oil pressure. I sure hope that it is not related to the harness wire repair. That...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-14-2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,827
Posted By shigeki
Exclamation thanks for your comments. when i first purchased...

thanks for your comments. when i first purchased car, I must have spent an hour trying to locate the dipstick. I was very impressed to find out that I could check oil level from inside car on i...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-14-2009, 03:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,684
Posted By shigeki
Wink temperature warning light and summer tires

I have summer tires but change to winter Blizzak 17" for winter driving as I am aware that winter tires stay softer in colder temperature and have a much better grip on the road. It would be...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-14-2009, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,827
Posted By shigeki
Exclamation Oil pressure sensor malfunction

:confused: 2008 550I SP 6MT 14000 miles. had picture of car on a garage lift. Check message: "oil sensor malfunction". Just had oil changed at 10,000 miles and had routine scope. Had enging harness...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-12-2009, 10:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,684
Posted By shigeki
Oustside Temperatue Warning Light

my new 2008 550i displays (with a dong) a temperature warning light when outside temperature is 37 degrees. Why 37 degees and not 32 degrees? I can see how it would be important to know if outside...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-12-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By shigeki
after bedding my brakes it just took a little...

after bedding my brakes it just took a little time for the steering wheel vibration to subside. took car into service as I had previously made an appointment and I thought they would check out rotors...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-06-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By shigeki
had car washed which should had gotten rid of any...

had car washed which should had gotten rid of any accumulation of ice and snow. also did the brake bedding . Seems that I can hardly notice any steering wheel vibration. It must have been either...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-06-2009, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,107
Posted By shigeki
had a 530i 2006 loaner for 3 weeks. the sunroof...

had a 530i 2006 loaner for 3 weeks. the sunroof leaked terribly. wind noise was irritating. i tried to open and close sunroof and it got stuck and would close but open half way. finally it closed but...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-06-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,936
Posted By shigeki
i have the same problem. it is intermittent. If i...

i have the same problem. it is intermittent. If i have heated seats on and heated steering wheel and shut car off for a short time both lights will go on when i restart my car. If it has been awhile...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-06-2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,313
Posted By shigeki
i have a 20 way multicontour seat and love it. I...

i have a 20 way multicontour seat and love it. I have a very bad back with sciatica. My 20 way seat allows me to drive my car with minimal discomfort. I have tried seats in many cars, from SUV's to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-06-2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,686
Posted By shigeki
i have a new 550i sports package 6MT loaded with...

i have a new 550i sports package 6MT loaded with 19" summer tires. I love it. Nothing like driving a car with manual. Order the 528i (no AWD) rear wheel is the way to go for performance and handling....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-02-2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By shigeki
tried the brake bed in process. actually I got a...

tried the brake bed in process. actually I got a little motion sick from all the quick stops and go. vibration is better but entirely gone. guess I expect that i should experience not even a slight...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-31-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By shigeki
thanks for your help. Makes sense. I will try...

thanks for your help. Makes sense. I will try tomorrow. will let you know how it works out. love my car! john
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-31-2009, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By shigeki
Post I used a torque wrench and set torque according...

I used a torque wrench and set torque according to bmw specifications. I even re torqued after driving 50 miles. wheels were part of winter package from tire rack. dealer recommended the specific 17"...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-31-2009, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By shigeki
Post warped rotors?

have only 4500 miles on my 08 550i sports package. installed winter tires with generic 17" wheels from tire rack. So far driving in ice & snow in midwest winter not a problem.

recently noticed...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-29-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,564
Posted By shigeki
i have a 2008 550i manual with sports package....

i have a 2008 550i manual with sports package. car should be compared to an M5 NOT a M3. great car. v8 360hp really moves. on freeway passing i have power in 6 gear so i very seldom have to downshift...
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