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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-04-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By moRider
atypical - not sure if your symptoms are exactly...

atypical - not sure if your symptoms are exactly the same, but I had a "stuttering" issue while accelerating and it ended up being contaminated transmission fluid, resulting in a tranny replacement...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-04-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,725
Posted By moRider
The SAT w/ paddles is fun but I don't find myself...

The SAT w/ paddles is fun but I don't find myself using it all the time. I would've preferred MT for a more engaging driving experience but they are so rare in 535's (at least when I was shopping...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-04-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,371
Posted By moRider
+1 I have 35% on front windows and 25% on rear....

+1
I have 35% on front windows and 25% on rear. Can't really see much contrast. And yes, any aftermarket tint on front driver/passenger windows is illegal in CA and you may get a "fix-it" ticket.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-02-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,737
Posted By moRider
Thanks for the tips. I had the walnut shell blast...

Thanks for the tips. I had the walnut shell blast done a few weeks ago (covered by CPO) and my car is quite responsive now at 60,000 miles. It's often hard to get a smooth launch; the car just wants...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-02-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,260
Posted By moRider
As others have said, find a good body shop in...

As others have said, find a good body shop in your area (many/most dealers work with 3rd party body shops anyway). I've asked for recommendations from colleagues and friends and used yelp to find a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-30-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 22,242
Posted By moRider
I have this problem from time to time in my 535i....

I have this problem from time to time in my 535i. It's much more pronounced than what marinos6181's youtube video suggests - and it vibrates the steering wheel a little. This only happens when making...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-29-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By moRider
Don't know how to check battery age (unless it...

Don't know how to check battery age (unless it was replaced by the dealer - then they should be able to pull records).

I would keep an eye out for symptoms of weak battery:


Clock resets...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-29-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,052
Posted By moRider
I've had good experiences in the past ordering...

I've had good experiences in the past ordering from Tire Rack as well. Although when I had to replace a rear tire due to a sidewall nail, I took it to a local America's Tire store. You can usually...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-26-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 861
Posted By moRider
Lots of recent discussion on the halo replacement...

Lots of recent discussion on the halo replacement topic. Check out this thread: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=601958
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-22-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,910
Posted By moRider
Looks good, bo0osted! :thumbup:

Looks good, bo0osted! :thumbup:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-22-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,072
Posted By moRider
Congrats and welcome! You may learn to love...

Congrats and welcome! You may learn to love iDrive eventually. I find myself missing the iDrive knob/wheel whenever I drive my wife's car!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-22-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,388
Posted By moRider
Thanks for the links, njlou. Sounds like...

Thanks for the links, njlou.

Sounds like there is no definitive solution to this sulfur odor issue. It's very annoying (like my car let's a big one rip every morning and then does it again subtly...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,388
Posted By moRider
As expected, the dealer didn't find anything...

As expected, the dealer didn't find anything wrong. No error codes. The tech doing the road test must have had a stuffy nose! :mad:

The rotten egg smell is still present when idling. I'm thinking...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,705
Posted By moRider
Hooch/Monkey - you are both correct in your own...

Hooch/Monkey - you are both correct in your own ways. Sure, you would expect higher reliability with cars costing this much but the simple fact is with higher performance and gadgetry comes more...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,388
Posted By moRider
Odd smell (like sulfur) when I start up and when idling

So I couldn't find any useful info when doing a search. Last week, I started noticing a sulfur-like odor in the cabin right after starting up my 2008 535i. It goes away when I start driving but...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,910
Posted By moRider
Thanks, bo0osted! Would be great to see some...

Thanks, bo0osted! Would be great to see some high-quality pics (and before/after shots). Would love to see them in person as well so please let me know when you visit the Dub.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,508
Posted By moRider
Be careful calling her "the newness"... when she...

Be careful calling her "the newness"... when she gets old, she'll resent you calling her an "old bag" :-P
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,910
Posted By moRider
+1 Although it's a relatively cheap mod, it's...

+1
Although it's a relatively cheap mod, it's hard (for me) to pull the trigger on a set of lights that cost $129+ without seeing more pics...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,145
Posted By moRider
Let us know how the angel eye replacement works...

Let us know how the angel eye replacement works out for you (with pictures!) I think many of us have been considering this upgrade...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,830
Posted By moRider
These cars do require more attention both before...

These cars do require more attention both before and after purchase. That said, I am still surprised that features that are standard in many sedans are options in our 5-series (folding rear seats???...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-14-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,153
Posted By moRider
I'm booked both those weekends but would love to...

I'm booked both those weekends but would love to meet at East Bay BMW on another Saturday. Perhaps 3/31, 4/7, or 4/21?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,314
Posted By moRider
Whdigital - that sounds really cool. I'd be up...

Whdigital - that sounds really cool. I'd be up for a meet at East Bay BMW on a Saturday.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,251
Posted By moRider
I have Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus, which many...

I have Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus, which many members recommend. These tires perform very well and are quiet/comfortable. However, I'm not convinced that they wear well. I may need to replace...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,205
Posted By moRider
My transmission was replaced at <60K miles in my...

My transmission was replaced at <60K miles in my 2008 535i (but as others have posted, this is rare). Mine had to be replaced mainly due to a dealer mishap.

If you're not under warranty,...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-12-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,618
Posted By moRider
Mac - The pictures aren't great, I'll admit. ...

Mac - The pictures aren't great, I'll admit.

The positive eyelet slides under the metal plate (after you flip open the red rubber cover and loosen the bolt in picture #1)
The negative eyelet...
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