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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-29-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 811
Posted By JoeFromPA
You are basically looking at a transmission used...

You are basically looking at a transmission used in very similar BMW models for ~10 years now. It's very robust and fluid changes every 60k miles in a street driven vehicle are good practice. In the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-29-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By JoeFromPA
I thought the same thing but the overall balance...

I thought the same thing but the overall balance has remained the same and the wobble went away, then came back - but with a much different intensity. I've never experienced that much variance before...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-29-2016, 06:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By JoeFromPA
Help me diagnose - strong, but intermittent, wheel wobble

Hi all,

Wife's 2008 535xit now has ~128k miles on it and the michelin pilot A/S 3s have 30k miles on them. For the past 5k miles, they've developed what feels like a balance issue from ~60-75mph....
Forum: E60 M5 (2006 - 2010) 08-29-2016, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By JoeFromPA
Sorry, wrong forum. Ugh.

Sorry, wrong forum. Ugh.
Forum: E60 M5 (2006 - 2010) 08-29-2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By JoeFromPA
Help me diagnose - strong, but intermittent, wheel wobble

Hi all,

Wife's 2008 535xit now has ~128k miles on it and the michelin pilot A/S 3s have 30k miles on them. For the past 5k miles, they've developed what feels like a balance issue from ~60-75mph....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-02-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 34,888
Posted By JoeFromPA
All, Going to bump this up. Looking for...

All,

Going to bump this up. Looking for advice on where to start as my wife and I are crazy busy right now and I want to use my time/money wisely:

I have very spotty radio reception. Sometimes...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By JoeFromPA
Does the thermostat fail closed or open? I...

Does the thermostat fail closed or open? I haven't heard of that as a common failure part on the n54 frankly and most thermostats I've encountered tend to fail open so you just run colder than...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By JoeFromPA
Per tirerack, the continental DWS 06 can ride on...

Per tirerack, the continental DWS 06 can ride on a 7-9" wheel in 245/45/17. (I thought 7.5" would be minimum, but apparently not for this tire).
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By JoeFromPA
e61 535xi - some comments about ownership at 120k miles

Hi all,

My wife and I bought our e61 at 83k miles under a BMW extended warranty program and have now owned it 3 years and 3 months and almost 40k miles. I wanted to provide some comments to those...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2016, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By JoeFromPA
e61 style 243 - going to 245/45/17

Hi all,

Pretty sure this won't be a problem, but I'd like to go from my stock 225/50/17 to a wider 245/45/17 tire on the stock style 243 rims which are 7.5" wide. This is on an e61 wagon.

This...
Forum: Tools and Miscellaneous 09-09-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 478
Posted By JoeFromPA
For Sale: Peake r5/FCX-II code reader

Hi all,

I have a peake r5/fcx-II code reader for sale including the manual. Information on this is here: http://www.peakeresearch.com/code_tool.htm

This tool is the 6-pin round connector that...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-08-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By JoeFromPA
Bumping this up. Going into the dealership next...

Bumping this up. Going into the dealership next week, so have a few days. If I can diagnose this myself, I save myself $130 in diagnostic time.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-03-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By JoeFromPA
No, no work ever done in that area during hte...

No, no work ever done in that area during hte last 18 months/20k miles at least (that's when I bought it)
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-03-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By JoeFromPA
Bumping this up. I've done alot of searching and...

Bumping this up. I've done alot of searching and found alot of other problems, but this is pretty unique.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-02-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By JoeFromPA
Pass rear door lock auto-relocks, instantly, from outside AND inside

Hi all,

My pass side rear door automatically relocks itself when I unlock it with the key, the central lock button, or with the interior or exterior door handle. There is no way to unlock it...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-11-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,821
Posted By JoeFromPA
BMW has been a brand for the faux-rich,...

BMW has been a brand for the faux-rich, yuppie-minded since the 80s.

A true luxury minded rich person is ahead of the masses and BMW is a mass-appeal car that the masses think of when they think...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-25-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,948
Posted By JoeFromPA
That's like saying you need to stick with OEM...

That's like saying you need to stick with OEM brand and tires for the life of the vehicle because the suspension was tuned for it: Foolish.

He is correct in saying he is better equipped in an...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-24-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By JoeFromPA
Not like there's any real performance difference...

Not like there's any real performance difference between an M-Sport and Sport Line anyway.

Interesting that they clocked a quarter mile at 13.6 and 103mph. Not only is the time showing a distinct...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-24-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By JoeFromPA
The engine is fine - it can be redlined right...

The engine is fine - it can be redlined right from the factory. And I seriously doubt on public roads he did anything that would cause damage.

Don't sweat it - it's absolutely fine. There are...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-21-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By JoeFromPA
This has been helpful, thank you. The M235I...

This has been helpful, thank you. The M235I weighs almost exactly the same as the 335i (kinda shocking, but whatever) - but it's final drive ratio is 3.73 compared to 3.23 with the 335i. This tells...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-20-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By JoeFromPA
335i 6MT - question about lag

Hi all,

I've been trying for ages to find a 335i in 6 speed manual transmission to test drive, with unfortunately no luck.

I finally had a chance to enjoy a M235i 6mt today. Lots of fun, too...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-19-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,583
Posted By JoeFromPA
Why is the rear end dropped/flush with the wheels...

Why is the rear end dropped/flush with the wheels while the front is riding high? Bodies in the trunk?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-18-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,948
Posted By JoeFromPA
Umm, you are mixing in all sorts of fees together...

Umm, you are mixing in all sorts of fees together and then asking how you did.

Provide the actual fee you paid for the car and then break out the individual fees (i.e. processing fee).

On the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-17-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,273
Posted By JoeFromPA
Jwalz - That's 90% a fallacy, because a test...

Jwalz - That's 90% a fallacy, because a test driver isn't going to wear out a clutch - they are going to glaze it. And a glazed organic clutch, as comes stock, that still drove ok would actually heal...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-17-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,273
Posted By JoeFromPA
I would doubt it was someone who drove your car...

I would doubt it was someone who drove your car and somehow trashed it - it would have felt different afterwards, you would have smelled it, etc. - there's not really anyway to completely trash a...
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