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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-15-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By Wagons_Rock
This is a no brainer when going on a long trip. I...

This is a no brainer when going on a long trip. I would not be without one; its cheap insurance. I've had one for years, but the only time I've used it was when driving 1000 miles over a 2 day...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-15-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By Wagons_Rock
Thanks for all the suggestions. Its clearly temp...

Thanks for all the suggestions. Its clearly temp related, and like mattadata also reported only occurs after overnight cold start. Plugs are only 35k since last change. All six injectors were...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-12-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By Wagons_Rock
Rough cold start 70k miles 535i

Engine has 70k miles, 2008 build. Last few weeks I've had an intermittent 'cold' start issue: Hesitation and misfiring, at times severe. After increasing revs to 3k rpm for 20-30 sec while car is...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 06-19-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,134
Posted By Wagons_Rock
Coupes morphing into 'Hatch back Gran Coupes' all...

Coupes morphing into 'Hatch back Gran Coupes' all with limited cargo space and poor rear view visibility. I'm still foolishly waiting for the 5-series wagon to return to US shores, and coddling my...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-23-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,581
Posted By Wagons_Rock
[QUOTE=4awesome;8230166]Is that really something...

[QUOTE=4awesome;8230166]Is that really something worth worrying about? How much does a battery cost - $100? $200?

That's funny. Battery is much more than $200, and needs to be registered (more $)....
Forum: BMW News Articles and Announcements 02-24-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,520
Posted By Wagons_Rock
Regional test drive fleets and CAs who really...

Regional test drive fleets and CAs who really know the details are good with me. I'm sure there are good CAs out there, but on the couple of test drives I took recently the CA was painfully...
Forum: BMW News Articles and Announcements 02-23-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,561
Posted By Wagons_Rock
What's wrong with this for US BMW owners? Two...

What's wrong with this for US BMW owners? Two wagons win awards; the fantastic BMW 530d Touring is not available here. BMW NA please bring the 5-series back; 535 would go down a treat.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-10-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By Wagons_Rock
What's included?

Does the expansion tank include the float and level indicator? My indicator has 'gone'; I suspect (hope) its at the bottom of the tank and too big to go down the return hose.
Thanks for sharing.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-25-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,522
Posted By Wagons_Rock
I wonder if US will get the Touring, or is BMW...

I wonder if US will get the Touring, or is BMW giving up midsize wagon market to Mercedes?
Less weight and better interior good. I still love (and drive) E61.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-16-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,637
Posted By Wagons_Rock
In a word: No. A 3rd party GPS will always be...

In a word: No. A 3rd party GPS will always be better and cost much less $ than a built in Navigation system, including, perhaps especially BMWs. That said, navigation as part of iDrive is a totally...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By Wagons_Rock
The indicators count down: brakes, oil, check...

The indicators count down: brakes, oil, check vehicle are based on an algorithm that uses time/distance/use. Brake fluid should be indicate the next service date, and will not change. Bit surprising...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-11-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By Wagons_Rock
Sensor replaced

Just had sensor replaced; covered under extended warranty. Part $200, labor $200, plus oil drained, so sensible to change with filter at same time. Prior to that, driving hard (up to 6 k rpm several...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-23-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By Wagons_Rock
$200 dip stick

The oil level sensor on my 2008 535 with 61k miles has been giving very erratic readings of late, and since I don't want to under or overfill, I took it in. BMWs solution: reprogram first ($200 out...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-13-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By Wagons_Rock
This sounds a lot like errors caused by low...

This sounds a lot like errors caused by low battery voltage - check many other posts on this forum, its a great resource for education about BMWs.
Good luck.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-09-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,522
Posted By Wagons_Rock
Boy racer 5-series? Is GT styling infecting...

Boy racer 5-series? Is GT styling infecting design at BMW?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-01-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By Wagons_Rock
As a fellow 2008 535 owner, with a fair share of...

As a fellow 2008 535 owner, with a fair share of problems, I've followed your posts with interest. Sad to see you go, but very interested to see what you make of the w212. I have a hidden agenda:...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-24-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 36,152
Posted By Wagons_Rock
Vanos valve, intake cam bearing ledges, and...

Vanos valve, intake cam bearing ledges, and intake cam timing sensor are additional possibilities for the infamous reduced power warning that goes away when you power off and restart. I've had all of...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-22-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Posted By Wagons_Rock
If its not the battery, then likely culprit is...

If its not the battery, then likely culprit is steering angle plausibility sensor. I had to have mine replaced under warranty, so can't tell you price. If you search for this topic you will find a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-21-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,335
Posted By Wagons_Rock
I previously owned a A4 Quattro (Torsen) and was...

I previously owned a A4 Quattro (Torsen) and was a bit skeptical about X drive, because Torsen was supposed to be the gold standard of AWD for passenger vehicles (i.e. no fixed differentials which...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-19-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By Wagons_Rock
What will E61 (wagon) owners do next?

E61 owners are an exclusive breed: The E61 was never a big seller in US. But I suspect many of us who own E61s are passionate about the vehicle. My question: what next?

This past Friday I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-19-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 606
Posted By Wagons_Rock
I'd be a happier camper if 335 wagon was allowed....

I'd be a happier camper if 335 wagon was allowed. Loss of space would be a compromise compared to E61, but I'd get in the line 6 and could do ED. I hope you enjoy the 4 cylinder: it has a amazing...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-18-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 606
Posted By Wagons_Rock
A pair of test drives

BMW are promoting the 3 series GT, so I arranged a comparison test drive with a 335 GT and a 3-series diesel wagon. There have been several reviews comparing these BMWs; here's what I learned.

In...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-09-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By Wagons_Rock
Slightly off topic: My SA also has been great in...

Slightly off topic: My SA also has been great in getting max out of maintenance plan, but to make it pay off you have to get milage right. If you are only getting 2 oil changes, a brake fluid, and...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 09-26-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,585
Posted By Wagons_Rock
David1 is correct. This is the bottom line: you...

David1 is correct. This is the bottom line: you wont be able to decoke or prevent carbon build up with extra fuel additives. Details follow:

With old style 'Traditional' fuel injection into the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-25-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,013
Posted By Wagons_Rock
The thing I don't get about lines is that BMW has...

The thing I don't get about lines is that BMW has a computerized ordering/build system, where every car coming down the assembly line is potentially unique, and its easy for them to build any...
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