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Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 06-13-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,164
Posted By bimwad
I run continental Extreme Contact DWS. Great...

I run continental Extreme Contact DWS. Great tires for all season but they are not run flats. I do have a spare tire in the trunk so it works out OK for me.
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 06-10-2017, 11:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,215
Posted By bimwad
I prefer to have the dealer do the oil change -...

I prefer to have the dealer do the oil change - they also do a quick inspection and tell me what is coming up next for repairs, if anything. This allows me to budget for the repair if needed.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-10-2017, 11:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By bimwad
If the door handle is raised a bit that means...

If the door handle is raised a bit that means that the door handle carrier mechanism is broken. Dealers usually carry stock on that part as it is known to break. I have changed it on my 2003 and...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 06-06-2017, 10:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 967
Posted By bimwad
I have a 2014 F10 550xdrive M Sport - it's a...

I have a 2014 F10 550xdrive M Sport - it's a blast! Faster than a 911 Carrera S with comfort and room to boot. In eco pro mode I get about 25-26mpg but in usual driving conditions I get around...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 06-06-2017, 10:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 853
Posted By bimwad
Most mechanics say that you should fill up before...

Most mechanics say that you should fill up before the fuel light comes on. Not sure how much truth their is in that statement but I don't see any reason for a mechanic to be untruthful...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 05-16-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By bimwad
I bought a compact spare for $450. Seemed to be...

I bought a compact spare for $450. Seemed to be the best option as a full size spare will swallow up all available trunk space.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By bimwad
If the shade is off track it needs a new gear...

If the shade is off track it needs a new gear mechanism. It is a $1200 fix at the dealership and they normally have parts in stock. IIRC, it requires removal of the sunroof to replace the track. I...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 11-12-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By bimwad
Typically when it says prep all that means is...

Typically when it says prep all that means is its' wired for the module but the module is not installed.
If you have the module it should show up in the idrive menu. When you choose sat radio it...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-27-2016, 09:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 102,761
Posted By bimwad
I ran my first X5 (a 2001) to 300,000 miles...

I ran my first X5 (a 2001) to 300,000 miles without a transmission fluid flush. My current 2003 X5 has 196,000 miles on it without a tranny fluid flush and my 2010 X5 has 115,000 miles on it - again...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-27-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,186
Posted By bimwad
I agree that doing your homework on these cars is...

I agree that doing your homework on these cars is a wise idea. I had a 2001 X5 that I sold at 302,000 miles because I wanted an E70. My 2010 E70 now has 113K miles on it. Two years ago I bought a...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 02-14-2016, 04:05 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 17,254
Posted By bimwad
Hi Shawn, can you send me the link for CIC...

Hi Shawn, can you send me the link for CIC version please?
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 12-03-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,384
Posted By bimwad
I have had BMW's since 1993 and currently have a...

I have had BMW's since 1993 and currently have a 2009 750i with 62K miles on it. No problems to date. It has gone through CCP and it runs better than before - maybe this is an anomaly given all the...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 07-30-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,590
Posted By bimwad
Dropped off my car on July 13. No word yet on...

Dropped off my car on July 13. No word yet on when I will get it back but I was advised that it needed a timing chain. Keeping my fingers crossed that it all ends well..
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-30-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By bimwad
Agreed!

Agreed!
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-23-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,378
Posted By bimwad
I had a similar issue. The fix was changing the...

I had a similar issue. The fix was changing the spark plugs and ignition coils. Driven 52,000 miles since without a hitch!
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-24-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 742
Posted By bimwad
I installed a DICE unit which allows you to plug...

I installed a DICE unit which allows you to plug your iPhone into the unit. The DICE system plugs directly into the CD changer cables in the trunk. That is one way to get a wired connection. For...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 04-11-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 972
Views: 99,516
Posted By bimwad
I have an '09 750i too. I was scheduled for this...

I have an '09 750i too. I was scheduled for this week but the dealer said parts are on backorder and they are only working on cars that are exhibiting problems. Hence, my appointment was canceled. ...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-11-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 622
Posted By bimwad
Depending on the type of key you should be able...

Depending on the type of key you should be able to open it up and replace the battery. If you have this type of key https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E16zXeJxqC8 then you cannot replace it - need a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-22-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,740
Posted By bimwad
I run Yokohama's on both of my X5's and been...

I run Yokohama's on both of my X5's and been doing so since 2001...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 01-04-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,411
Posted By bimwad
Next time I would suggest that you look at the...

Next time I would suggest that you look at the alarm indicator. I had a bad sensor inside my E60 550i and it kept tripping the alarm every time headlights shone on the car when the car was parked...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-28-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,132
Posted By bimwad
I had a similar issue with my 3.0. It was low on...

I had a similar issue with my 3.0. It was low on oil. I topped off the oil level and it went away.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-25-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 497
Posted By bimwad
As long as you are taking care of the car you...

As long as you are taking care of the car you should have no problem. One of my friends had a 1983 6 series that he drove to over 800K miles before getting rid of it.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-27-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 880
Posted By bimwad
I had a failsafe error on an 03. It turns out...

I had a failsafe error on an 03. It turns out all I needed was new spark plugs and coils. I have driven 30,000 miles since changing all plugs and coils - the problem has not reappeared. Might want...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 04-30-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 868
Posted By bimwad
Here is the link to the unit ...

Here is the link to the unit

http://www.shopbmwusa.com/PRODUCT/4313/BMW-APPLE-IPHONE-5-5S-CONNECT-VERSION-SNAP-IN-ADAPTER
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-07-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By bimwad
I am traveling from the East Coast to Minneapolis...

I am traveling from the East Coast to Minneapolis on Monday for a couple of days. I should have some time on Wednesday. Send me a PM and we can connect offline
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