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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-11-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By Mystic1
I lived in Cincy for 30+ years, and now live just...

I lived in Cincy for 30+ years, and now live just outside Milwaukee. Cincinnati roads are worse than Wisconsin roads in the winter due to the hills and more ice. My wife has a 550i with all seasons...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-03-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By Mystic1
I should get an alignment done, but I wont be...

I should get an alignment done, but I wont be driving the 550i for a while.
i just has rotator cuff surgery Thursday and wont be manually shifting gears anytime soon. Good thing is the tire came...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By Mystic1
I took my air compressor with me just in case,...

I took my air compressor with me just in case, and I am glad I did. It was at 30 psi instead of 60. I forgot to do it when we got the car in October. :eek:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 83,854
Posted By Mystic1
Here is a pic right after we got it (and washed...

Here is a pic right after we got it (and washed it) this past October.
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh252/misterbub/BMW%20550i/IMG_0406.jpg...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By Mystic1
Uggggh....

Well, I get a call from my wife at work today (which is never a good sign), and she tells me she hit a pothole and blew out the tire. So guess what I had to do after work? Yep, change the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-26-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By Mystic1
All year here too!

All year here too!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-18-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,157
Posted By Mystic1
We've had our '09 550 for 6 months, and have not...

We've had our '09 550 for 6 months, and have not dropped a dime into it other than gas and cleaning/polishing supplies.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 522
Posted By Mystic1
Are we sure that those numbers are complete? It...

Are we sure that those numbers are complete? It seems that a total of 40 550i units in 2009 with a MT would be a little low. Not that I'm complaining as we have one of them, but it still seems low.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-28-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,075
Posted By Mystic1
I had some hesitation when getting our 2009 550i...

I had some hesitation when getting our 2009 550i since we get a fair amount of snow. I contemplated getting a dedicated set of snow tires/rims, but ended up just getting a set of Continental DWS's. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-22-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By Mystic1
If your tread is lower than 7/32, then I would...

If your tread is lower than 7/32, then I would replace the others too. I just put a set of the Conti DWS's, and I have absolutely no complaints.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,121
Posted By Mystic1
My wife has had her 2009 550i with manual trans...

My wife has had her 2009 550i with manual trans and Msport pkg for about 3 months and absolutely loves it. Even with the RWD, it handles the snow pretty well with the Continental Extreme Contact DWS...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,655
Posted By Mystic1
2 months ago, we purchased a loaded 2009 550i MT...

2 months ago, we purchased a loaded 2009 550i MT MSport CPO with 33K miles on it for $32K plus tax. From what I could find, this was right around, if not a little lower than the going price for...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-30-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,784
Posted By Mystic1
Conti DWS here also. Haven't had them through...

Conti DWS here also. Haven't had them through the snow yet, but I am very pleased with how they are in the dry and wet conditions.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-07-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,077
Posted By Mystic1
Congrats on the new car. We just got our '09 550...

Congrats on the new car. We just got our '09 550 a couple weekends ago and love it.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-31-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,185
Posted By Mystic1
Thanks for the replies everyone. Due to...

Thanks for the replies everyone. Due to paperwork issues of an out of state purchase, we still haven't legally taken it out on the roads, but we did run some errands on Sunday. Man this thing...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-27-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,185
Posted By Mystic1
Frames are gone!! That was the first thing I did...

Frames are gone!! That was the first thing I did after the wash and pictures. Still can't believe someone traded it in at a Hyundai dealer.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-27-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,185
Posted By Mystic1
Temporary stablemates! ...

Temporary stablemates!
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh252/misterbub/BMW%20550i/IMG_0412.jpg (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/misterbub/media/BMW%20550i/IMG_0412.jpg.html)
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-27-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,185
Posted By Mystic1
All cleaned up. It was fairly clean, but had a...

All cleaned up. It was fairly clean, but had a layer of dust on top that had to be removed. My wife spent a good 30 minutes inside figuring out all the controls of the idrive, and my kids had a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-27-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,185
Posted By Mystic1
Look at what arrived today....

Best part was that it arrived in a closed transport, but we paid for an open one!!

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh252/misterbub/BMW%20550i/IMG_0401.jpg...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-22-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By Mystic1
Well, it's on the way. Leaving Carlsbad, CA...

Well, it's on the way. Leaving Carlsbad, CA tonight, and arriving in Milwaukee this Sunday assuming everything goes well on the road. Hopefully it's nice enough out I can get it cleaned and get a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-20-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By Mystic1
Thanks guys. I really can't wait to get it here...

Thanks guys. I really can't wait to get it here and drive it when my wife allows it! LOL.
Campfamily, I would have driven it home, but my schedule wouldn't allow it. I'll post some pics when it...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-19-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By Mystic1
Just Purchased a 2009 550i...

But I still have yet to see it in person. I have been searching for the last couple of months for a manual transmission 550i to replace my wife's 328i coming off lease, and finally came across one...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-01-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,376
Posted By Mystic1
From what you say, and what I saw in the video,...

From what you say, and what I saw in the video, it seems like this only happens once after startup. Seems normal to me as the engine is settling into it's idle.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-12-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,346
Posted By Mystic1
Why won't you use the parking brake? IIRC, the...

Why won't you use the parking brake? IIRC, the manual even says to always use it. I also believe not using it is bad for the transmission. In my 27 yrs of driving manual transmissions, I have...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-15-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,450
Posted By Mystic1
I have found that the quicker I shift (at...

I have found that the quicker I shift (at slightly higher rpm's), the smoother the 1-2 shift....especially with the AC on. If I try to make it smoother by being deliberate, it makes it worse.
If...
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