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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-15-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 290
Posted By Dishoom
I would avoid cheap tires. Don't compromise on...

I would avoid cheap tires. Don't compromise on handling and safety. Go with a reputable brand with a good warranty...especially if you have staggered tires! Michelin and Continental tires seem to...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-15-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,292
Posted By Dishoom
I don't know if my Rhino ramps are different from...

I don't know if my Rhino ramps are different from yours, but the lower edge of my front bumper hits the ramp so I haven't been able to use them for 550 Sport. My ramps are the ones rated for 8000lbs.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-21-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By Dishoom
I've removed the door panel before. I'm not sure...

I've removed the door panel before. I'm not sure how to remove the armrest itself or door pull.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-20-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By Dishoom
I'm not confident about plasti-dip's durability. ...

I'm not confident about plasti-dip's durability. Also the texture and color would not match well. I've heard Duplicolor vinyl & fabric paint is a good match though.

More info for DIY:...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By Dishoom
I came across this old thread and was wondering...

I came across this old thread and was wondering if you were able to remove the interior door pull. Mine is peeling too and I want to paint it. If anyone else knows how to remove it, please chime in.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By Dishoom
Thanks for the suggestion. I'm contemplating...

Thanks for the suggestion. I'm contemplating trying that, though the clip seems to become brittle over time. Amazing that such a cheap seal can turn out to be a very expensive repair. As you...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-21-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By Dishoom
The leak seems to be around the eccentric shaft...

The leak seems to be around the eccentric shaft sensor based on searching I did on the web. Ugh, this is exactly what the indy shop told me needed to be repaired, but the dealership failed to...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-21-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By Dishoom
Performed oil change yesterday and noticed this

Seems to be a leak but I'm not familiar with the parts involved. It's the plug at top back right of N62 engine. See pic attached.

I'm posting from my phone so hopefully pic uploads, otherwise...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-20-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By Dishoom
Jim, I appreciate your input. In fact, it's that...

Jim, I appreciate your input. In fact, it's that post you were referring to that got me second-guessing whether I need this warranty or not. Kinda scary me at first when you mentioned how much...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-19-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By Dishoom
microswitch - I agree with your point of view; it...

microswitch - I agree with your point of view; it is a gamble. at this point, i figure i'll put at most 6-8k miles on my car by next July (when the warranty expires). my car has been running pretty...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-18-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By Dishoom
Well I'm at odds again. Dropped my car at the...

Well I'm at odds again. Dropped my car at the dealership to have them look the car over for the leaks the indy had found...SA called me at the end of day to tell me that the tech found no leaks but...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-05-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By Dishoom
UPDATE... Well the idea of getting a refund...

UPDATE...

Well the idea of getting a refund for the remainder of my warranty is out the window now. I went to an indy for an alignment today and asked if they could inspect the whole vehicle for...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-05-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By Dishoom
UPDATE: I replaced the malfunctioning TCU with...

UPDATE: I replaced the malfunctioning TCU with one I bought off of eBay. After reprogramming all is good now! :thumbup:

One thing I noticed is that these TCU's get really hot to the touch. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-04-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 650
Posted By Dishoom
I would keep an eye out on the rear tire wear. ...

I would keep an eye out on the rear tire wear. On my 550, i've barely been able to get 12k miles on the rear tires! I had the alignment done before a new set of tires a few years ago but it still...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-04-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By Dishoom
It is in the warranty clause that a pro-rated...

It is in the warranty clause that a pro-rated portion of the unused warranty can be refunded even after 60 days...which in my case has been just about 1 month shy of 2 years ago! :)

I called BMW...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-04-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By Dishoom
Having some doubts with my extended warranty

I'm in a position where my BMW extended warranty can be refunded on a pro-rated basis...basically getting back about 70% of purchase price. Doesn't seem like this warranty is going to be of much use...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-29-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By Dishoom
I'm a bit floored about your issues because I...

I'm a bit floored about your issues because I also do not visually see any leaks or drops in my garage that would indicate an issue. I've often wondered if the lag in performance was due to some...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-29-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By Dishoom
You've had some pretty significant work done. ...

You've had some pretty significant work done. What are some of the signs of the issues you had addressed? Did you discover them yourself, or were they found during an inspection? I feel like I may...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-29-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By Dishoom
I currently have just under 60k miles on my 2008...

I currently have just under 60k miles on my 2008 550i. Prior to the warranty running out, I had an indy perform an inspection but they found no issues that BMW would need to address. Despite this, I...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-28-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By Dishoom
LOL I was just about to post that. If anyone...

LOL I was just about to post that. If anyone believes that a rotor can "warp," they obviously have never held a rotor in their hands. No way a hunk of metal that thick and heavy is going to get hot...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-23-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 792
Posted By Dishoom
Looks great! I think the matte black grills are...

Looks great! I think the matte black grills are the best mod for the money that can be done on an M-sport...especially on a black car! I like the lip spoiler, and have yet to install mine. Was it...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-22-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By Dishoom
Yup, looking on eBay for a replacement. I'm...

Yup, looking on eBay for a replacement. I'm aware that BT and BMW Assist are a function of the TCU, but I've seen other posts indicating that sometimes a failing TCU is a precursor to other issues...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-22-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By Dishoom
Just want to add that for the past couple of...

Just want to add that for the past couple of weeks, the malfunction message no longer disappears and BT has been completely disabled. iDrive and sound still works though. I have kept my trunk lining...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-22-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By Dishoom
I just went through this with my Continental DWS....

I just went through this with my Continental DWS. However the tire store told me that there was NO WARRANTY at all...turns out to be BS. Seems that only Continental and Michelin will provide some...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-08-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By Dishoom
As posted by mrgrumpy in another thread... ...

As posted by mrgrumpy in another thread...

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e258/jimbabwe1/jackpoint_zps89e3a291.jpg

Jack stand use (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=690406)
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