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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-02-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 784
Posted By stevendc
Smile 335D, BB_cuda

BB_cuda.........thanks for pointing happygal to the 335D thread.........I owned two Volvo Diesel's "back-in-the-day"...........put 300K on one, and 250K on the other........but that was before all...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-02-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 784
Posted By stevendc
Please forgive me "happygal".......been...

Please forgive me "happygal".......been out-of-town a few days. I note you own a diesel (which I over-looked earlier); D-Cars can be "picky" about fuel. It's important that you buy your fuel from a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-24-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 784
Posted By stevendc
I see you are VA..........me too. I am an older,...

I see you are VA..........me too. I am an older, disabled Engineer with chronic issues. I used to do all my own repair work for my BMW's..........but due to my age and health, this time I just leased...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-24-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 784
Posted By stevendc
Should you have electrical issues in the future...

Should you have electrical issues in the future and are worried about "battery drain"............I suggest the use of a Battery Tender (cheap most anywhere........got mine from Amazon). The battery...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-11-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By stevendc
I leased a 2013 328i.........it comes with...

I leased a 2013 328i.........it comes with "Start/Stop" technology........and I just disable it.

Start/Stop was intended to improve fuel consumption..........I used to drive 5-Series exclusively,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-10-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By stevendc
Is your car equipped with "Stop/Start"...

Is your car equipped with "Stop/Start" technology........(don't know if BMW offered it in 2006). Is the car equipped with an Automatic Transmission?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-27-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By stevendc
Talking Good Bye to all My E60 Friends

:) Dear friends,

Due to my age and ongoing chronic health issues I must leave the E60 forum as I am no longer able to do my own repair work. And for the first time in my life, I have leased a new...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-04-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,424
Posted By stevendc
Wish I could help

Due to my age and ongoing health issues, including a recent and difficult surgery.........I sold my 5 and leased a 3 Series as I am no longer able to do my own repair work.


Thanks to all my 5...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-02-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,797
Posted By stevendc
Greetings to All, For the first time in many...

Greetings to All,

For the first time in many years, I no longer own a 5 Series. Age and Illness has finally overcome me, and as a disabled Engineer, I could typically handle most of my own repair...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-08-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By stevendc
Thumbs up Good Bye to all My E60 Friends

I appreciate your kindness. I have been living on borrowed time for years.......much to the amazement of my Doc's. But I am a person of Faith..........and I have placed my life in God's...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-08-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By stevendc
It does Peter, but it sold last night.........

It does Peter, but it sold last night.........
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-07-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By stevendc
Good Bye to all My E60 Friends

I wish I did.........but I am in Southern Virginia...............and believe it or not, the folks at my local Firestone don't do to badly, pricing is reasonable and no one there has ever lied to me...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-07-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By stevendc
Wink Good Bye to all My E60 Friends

To those of you who have been so helpful to me over the years, please know how much I appreciate you. I have grown older, and with age comes health issues..........and even though I spent a portion...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-28-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By stevendc
I have an E60 530xi...........it's loaded, but...

I have an E60 530xi...........it's loaded, but it's junk. Longing for my old E39...............
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-28-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 17,422
Posted By stevendc
E39

Thanks, but I no longer own an E39........Traded it nine months ago.:)
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-27-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,372
Posted By stevendc
Exclamation Engine Overheating Error

But you know what..........I can't recall a German car I have ever owned that was any good after the warranty expired......
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-27-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,372
Posted By stevendc
Talking Engine Overheating Error

Glad it wasn't the worst case scenario Dave. I know Lake Wylie........
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-22-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,372
Posted By stevendc
Engine Overheating Error

This issue with me and BMW is the I-Drive system. Even though you do the PM's while the car is under warranty, you have no way of knowing if the dealer REALLY did the work. The lack of an Oil...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-22-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,372
Posted By stevendc
Engine Overheating Error

I would get a second opinion.........:cry:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-22-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,372
Posted By stevendc
Engine Overheating Error

For me it was the Water Pump (covered by an aftermarket warranty to the tune of $1,111........I intend to re-build my car with the warranty.

The Water Pump is Electronic (so you can't hear it...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 02-06-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,289
Posted By stevendc
E60 I-Drive Codes

I just thru the same drill. All of it meaningless to me........:confused:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-06-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,372
Posted By stevendc
Engine Overheating Error

Took it in yesterday, got it back today. Water Pump was bad, or so I was told. They replaced it (or said they did)........
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,372
Posted By stevendc
Unhappy Engine Overheating Error

I know.......I am not new to this stuff. The car is still under warranty and I will take it in for a check. But I have grown older now and this is my fourth BMW. I have already read the technical...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-02-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,816
Posted By stevendc
Lightbulb E60 Over Heating

I am old as dirt, and a retired Engineer.........What was wrong with a dipstick and a Temp Gauge?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-02-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,816
Posted By stevendc
E60 Over Heating

Same for me. I did find a Service Bulletin online for the E60 Engine OverHeating. Appears to be a software problem, or could be worse.

I have received the Engine Overheating Warning Twice. And...
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