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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-29-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By Wagons_Rock
End of production date for F30/31

BMW is likely to drop the wagon from the US when the G20 arrives. I'm planning to order an F31 next year, since this will likely be my last chance for a wagon for some time. SOP for MY 2018 F31 is...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 02-15-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,675
Posted By Wagons_Rock
What a stupid video - BMW NA are brain dead. Nice...

What a stupid video - BMW NA are brain dead. Nice shots of surfers below golden gate bridge in US, but in their wisdom BMW NA will not sell the touring here, so why use US backgrounds in the...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 10-04-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,676
Posted By Wagons_Rock
G31 will not happen in US

This thread has a strong sense of deja vu. US 5 series wagons fans have already lived through one cycle of non arrival, after the F11 did not arrive here, and the G31 will be the same story :mad:
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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-07-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,063
Posted By Wagons_Rock
Did not read codes myself. Dealer gave me...

Did not read codes myself. Dealer gave me following, 20D1, 29D2, 299CC, 29F2.
There must have been more; reading codes yourself is way to go.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-06-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,063
Posted By Wagons_Rock
Lots of great advice here. Injectors do indeed...

Lots of great advice here. Injectors do indeed need coding. I had rough cold start and idle recently. If you can read and clear codes, 1st thing to try is swapping coil packs between good cylinders...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-05-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,639
Posted By Wagons_Rock
Cobb video was for coil packs and plugs here...

Cobb video was for coil packs and plugs

here is link to injector replacement and coding

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=651538
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-05-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,639
Posted By Wagons_Rock
Long (& expensive) rough idle at 70k E61

After my last post a couple of weeks ago, I had one bad misfire on cold start, and could smell unburnt gasoline coming from exhaust. Took it in to BMW dealer: codes 29D1 (#5) 29D2 (#6) 299CC and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-15-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
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 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-15-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,639
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 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-12-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,639
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: 1,729
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 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-23-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,283
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 02-24-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,773
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 02-23-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,514
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 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-10-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 620
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 - 2016) 01-25-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 19,055
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 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-16-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,773
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 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
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 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-11-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
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 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-23-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
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 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-13-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,260
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 - 2016) 12-09-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 19,055
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 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-01-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,040
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 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-24-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 112,955
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 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-22-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,909
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...
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