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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-08-2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By JoeSixspeed
Can't tell what part of CA you're at but if near...

Can't tell what part of CA you're at but if near San Diego, dose bmw is a ZF authorized shop.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-20-2016, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By JoeSixspeed
Congrats on your new ride. Instead of answering...

Congrats on your new ride.
Instead of answering what's next, I will ask "what was previous?"
Step 0: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=731460
Wishing you trouble free and safe...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-06-2016, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By JoeSixspeed
Here are couple of vids that may be of some help:...

Here are couple of vids that may be of some help:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUr28WV_blM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IORcQabnoIw
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-06-2016, 05:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,242
Posted By JoeSixspeed
From those hairs it may be possible to determine...

From those hairs it may be possible to determine if the dear was intoxicated or not; may be she had a couple of bears :beerchug:
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By JoeSixspeed
Sorry to hear about the misfortune of the OP. ...

Sorry to hear about the misfortune of the OP.
For those who stumble upon this thread and decide to relocate their E60 trunktronics (since this comes up often, I invented a word for trunk...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-27-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By JoeSixspeed
Thanks for sharing this. Isn't it very...

Thanks for sharing this. Isn't it very interesting how the warranty vs. non-warranty labor hours differ?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-06-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By JoeSixspeed
This should be a good place to start reading:...

This should be a good place to start reading: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=532064&d=1443810784
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-30-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By JoeSixspeed
Does the following make sense: Given that the...

Does the following make sense:
Given that the cost is about 1/3, one can perform induction treatment more frequently (say x3). From the cost perspective pretty much break even, but the carbon...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-28-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By JoeSixspeed
Good luck with your search. You have read the...

Good luck with your search.
You have read the "So you bought an E60" sticky, right?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 826
Posted By JoeSixspeed
Changing the light bulb itself is...

Changing the light bulb itself is straightforward, but getting to the thing has varying degree of difficulty based on the car.
Flat tire? Well, we all know about the industry trend on that one.
The...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,272
Posted By JoeSixspeed
Congrats. You probably already know about...

Congrats.

You probably already know about it, but there is an extremely useful sticky "so you bought an e60".
Have you checked the internal wiring of the headlight pods?
Drive safe.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-10-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,598
Posted By JoeSixspeed
BMW VIN Decoder not working

Hi,

Seems like the VIN decoder stopped working for me: http://www.bmwarchive.org/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html
Anyone else has the same experience?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-21-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,456
Posted By JoeSixspeed
What is the official word from BMW N.A. on Propel...

What is the official word from BMW N.A. on Propel Diesel HPR?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-21-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,837
Posted By JoeSixspeed
Costco tire shop service writer warned me about...

Costco tire shop service writer warned me about the fix-a-flat "solutions" as they may clog up the pressure sensor.
How did the auto industry end up here? Something as simple and common as a flat...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-20-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,339
Posted By JoeSixspeed
It has head-up display. You may want to make sure...

It has head-up display. You may want to make sure that your insurance has good coverage for windshield cracks etc. Head-up unit needs special windshield and they are expensive.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-20-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,837
Posted By JoeSixspeed
Someone with actual experience may chime in but,...

Someone with actual experience may chime in but, according to the service writer at Costco's tire shop, Pirelli run flats are not repairable, some other brands may be repairable (he actually looked...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-18-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,527
Posted By JoeSixspeed
Wonder if re-badging a car is a violation of...

Wonder if re-badging a car is a violation of copyright/patent laws?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-09-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By JoeSixspeed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIXRt5HAN-0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIXRt5HAN-0
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By JoeSixspeed
If you are referring to Burger Motorsports Oil...

If you are referring to Burger Motorsports Oil Catch Can, they are not available in California.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-04-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 971
Posted By JoeSixspeed
Only 4 accredited dealers even in a large market...

Only 4 accredited dealers even in a large market like California? Could you please explain the connection between tire brands on the showroom cars and accreditation?
Thanks
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-02-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 884
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) 08-02-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
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) 08-02-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 884
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: 689
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: 899
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.
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