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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-09-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 88,060
Posted By w5lx
That sounds...

That sounds kinda.....................................cheap!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-29-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,034
Posted By w5lx
I had mine done last week with no problems. The...

I had mine done last week with no problems. The SA said it would take a couple of hours so they gave me a brand new X3 to drive around for a couple of hours. They called after about an hour and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,034
Posted By w5lx
I got my letter about 2 weeks ago saying parts...

I got my letter about 2 weeks ago saying parts were available. I called my dealer for an appointment and they said they had not received the parts yet and that they would call me when they arrived. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-02-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,476
Posted By w5lx
Just another benefit of not having a dipstick in...

Just another benefit of not having a dipstick in these cars.:thumbdwn:
Thanks BMW.....that was a brilliant move.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-15-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,528
Posted By w5lx
After talking with my SA last week, he told me to...

After talking with my SA last week, he told me to make an appointment and bring my car in for the recall. It's a 2008 528i and is included in the recall. I went in this morning and after he checked...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-14-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,089
Posted By w5lx
My thought is that they are charging you $500 for...

My thought is that they are charging you $500 for a $69 trickler charger. I would pass on that one.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-05-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,402
Posted By w5lx
Been there and done that. Don't feel bad....it...

Been there and done that. Don't feel bad....it happens. I had a brand new Mercedes scrapped worse than that on the side panel when the service guy backed it into a a big battery charger that was...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-28-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,485
Posted By w5lx
I would NOT recommend Safelite Auto Glass under...

I would NOT recommend Safelite Auto Glass under any circumstances. They did $800 in damages to my car when replacing the windshield. The quality of their work was terrible and required the Safelite...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-09-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 32,686
Posted By w5lx
Tdance, Your post really instills a lot of...

Tdance, Your post really instills a lot of confidence in the quality of our engines and how they are put together.:eek:

I hope they can figure out how to fix the idle issue without a fault being...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-30-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 64,451
Posted By w5lx
I would recommend it. I had mine programmed to...

I would recommend it. I had mine programmed to avoid all the problems some have reported that didn't think programming was necessary. It will certainly extend the life of your battery. It just...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-29-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 64,451
Posted By w5lx
Not only the correct time, but every personal...

Not only the correct time, but every personal choice item you have programmed into the memory of the car...AC setup, seat positions, radio frequencies, etc. are some of the things you lose if you...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-29-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 64,451
Posted By w5lx
That should work if nothing in the car draws more...

That should work if nothing in the car draws more than one or two amps while you are changing the battery. My Battery Tenders only put out 1 or 2 amps max.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-24-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 32,262
Posted By w5lx
Only a guess, but in other similar posts to...

Only a guess, but in other similar posts to yours, the problem turned out to be the water pump. If it were me, I would get the water pump replaced before I made a long road trip. For an '07 with...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-20-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 20,448
Posted By w5lx
Isn't it great driving a computer that has been...

Isn't it great driving a computer that has been released before they have worked the bugs out, and leave it up to the consumer to deal with the beta version anomalies? By the time you have all the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-16-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By w5lx
Pick up a Battery Tender and use it about once a...

Pick up a Battery Tender and use it about once a week since you only drive your car short distances. It will extend the life of your battery and save you the headache of a dead battery one morning....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-16-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,371
Posted By w5lx
I was at a Ft. Worth dealership one morning when...

I was at a Ft. Worth dealership one morning when a guy brought in his 5-Series that just had the sunroof shatter while driving on 820, a major freeway running around the perimeter of Ft. Worth. ...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-12-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 20,448
Posted By w5lx
That was my experience, exactly, when driving the...

That was my experience, exactly, when driving the 2013 535i, 335i, and the 528i. Very disappointing.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-08-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,233
Posted By w5lx
Your Civic didn't have all the electronic...

Your Civic didn't have all the electronic gadgetry in it that is constantly drawing amperage from the battery, even when it's sitting. Plus, the BMW charging system is inadequate because it only...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-08-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,233
Posted By w5lx
If your battery is around 3+ years old it...

If your battery is around 3+ years old it probably needs replacing. I had the same symptoms and my car needed a new battery. I had the dealer replace it and that solved the problem. Continued...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-24-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,071
Posted By w5lx
I had the same experience. I drove nearly every...

I had the same experience. I drove nearly every model of the 2013 535's and every one had significant lag. I'm hoping they fix it in the 2014 models. Time will tell.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-20-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,766
Posted By w5lx
Autoweek: 2014 BMW 5-Series Revealed

http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130520/CARNEWS/130529990?utm_source=DailyDrive20130520&utm_medium=enewsletter&utm_term=image1&utm_content=20130520-2014-BMW-5-series-revealed&utm_campaign=awdailydriv...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-17-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 782
Posted By w5lx
That must have been one BIG bird!:yikes: Once it...

That must have been one BIG bird!:yikes: Once it has eaten through the clearcoat it's almost impossible to remove, short of refinishing the entire hood. It will be especially noticeable on a black...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-15-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,634
Posted By w5lx
In terms of "The Ultimate Driving Machine," my...

In terms of "The Ultimate Driving Machine," my order of preference would be the E39, E46, and E60, in that order. I lost interest in the F10 shortly after it's introduction after taking prolonged...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-14-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,993
Posted By w5lx
Was the distracted driver on a cellphone?

Was the distracted driver on a cellphone?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-03-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,684
Posted By w5lx
Parking like that in a crowded parking lot and...

Parking like that in a crowded parking lot and taking up 2 spaces would get your car severely keyed and scratched up in my part of the country.
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