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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-15-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 585
Posted By rbmw1
M3 test drive

Had every intent to trade my 08 535 for this beautiful, slightly used 08 M3 sedan...I took it for a test drive, and must say that I was disappointed.... The M's engine sounds AMAZING....but as you...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-21-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,919
Posted By rbmw1
Issue had to do with waste-gate actuator, which...

Issue had to do with waste-gate actuator, which was apparently not adjusted properly...took them over a day to find the issue...picked up the car earlier, drives great again!:)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-18-2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,895
Posted By rbmw1
335is MSRP...!?

Saw one at the dealer yesterday, nice car, good looking interior. When I looked at the sticker I was in for a surprise- $63K!!! Are you serious? For a slightly souped up 335? Granted, it is sticker...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-13-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,665
Posted By rbmw1
All i can say is that you are lucky to have such...

All i can say is that you are lucky to have such a dealer, but I can't fathom that BMW NA will honor your warranty if same issues happen as result of Dinan...it will be up to you and the dealer to...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,665
Posted By rbmw1
Dinan warranty is NOT BMW's warranty - BMW NA...

Dinan warranty is NOT BMW's warranty - BMW NA isn't behind Dinan warranty. Further, Dinan will send you to work with the dealer before they'd agree to fix anything. So the "warranty" they offer is...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2010, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,567
Posted By rbmw1
This is crazy, really. Why would a dealer do it...

This is crazy, really. Why would a dealer do it if BMW NA is against it?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-04-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,112
Posted By rbmw1
have fun!:)

have fun!:)
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-04-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,112
Posted By rbmw1
As to the so called stealth, Dinan in Morgan Hill...

As to the so called stealth, Dinan in Morgan Hill CA installed it, and the service manager provided the "stealth" theory...so not making this up....I was very upset that the dealer knew right away...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-04-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,112
Posted By rbmw1
I had the Dinan S2 installed in my 08 535, and my...

I had the Dinan S2 installed in my 08 535, and my advice is to stay away from their tune, for the following reasons: 1. BMW could void your warranty, which could be painful on a $70K + car; dinan...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-10-2010, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 533
Posted By rbmw1
Seeking advice on my 535

08 535, multiple recurrent issues with wastegate failures in 3 years of ownership. Last wastegate repair was done by local bmw dealer in July of last year...the car since then exceeded 50K miles, and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-10-2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,537
Posted By rbmw1
Ditto....then, when I pointed it out to my SA and...

Ditto....then, when I pointed it out to my SA and asked him to look it up, he said it is not a mandatory patch, and if I want it, I should pay for it...(car is outside of warranty). Given that the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-21-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 464
Posted By rbmw1
trading in for a used 550?

I drive a 3 years old 535i w. 53K miles (out of warranty....). Love the car, drives like a dream (with the Dinan tune), but a few issues, e.g. a recurrent wastegate issue, have diminished the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-06-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,199
Posted By rbmw1
If I was in the market now for a used 5 I would...

If I was in the market now for a used 5 I would certainly go with the 550. I have a 535 with Dinan tune, and the performance of the car is vastly superior to the V-8 based on my driving experience;...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-02-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,582
Posted By rbmw1
I don't know, but get the extended warranty for...

I don't know, but get the extended warranty for sure...these cars are very expensive to maintain outside of warranty, as I just learned the hard way....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-27-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By rbmw1
It's back: engine malfunction! reduced power....

It's back...For the 3rd time, the same f'n issue with my 08 535 engine...Last year the car was diagnosed with a bad turbo actuator after 4 days of diagnosis; (previously it was one of the turbo...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-10-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By rbmw1
I've had a V1 installed (hard wired) but that was...

I've had a V1 installed (hard wired) but that was almost 3 years ago....also installed after market angel eyes but the problems started earlier....I have Dinan ECU for 1.5 years, but I doubt it's...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-10-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By rbmw1
Electrical system problems?

my 08 535 is displaying a strange and erratic behavior. It first started with an "increase discharge" alert coupled w. problems starting the car - for a few days....then it went away for a couple of...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-06-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,369
Posted By rbmw1
Thanks guys, that was the winning argument to...

Thanks guys, that was the winning argument to order one now! :)
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-06-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,369
Posted By rbmw1
new 5 and Euro

Very interested in a 2011 550 to replace my "aging" 08 535i... Probably will pursue a ED. The question is when will the declining Euro affect prices in the U.S.? How often does BMW update their...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-19-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,281
Posted By rbmw1
wow, you're willing to sacrifice the 550 driving...

wow, you're willing to sacrifice the 550 driving experience because of the wheels? To each his own, but I think I will be able to get used to the wheels, but not to the thought that I could have been...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-17-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,551
Posted By rbmw1
Volcanoes aside, the issues I have with picking...

Volcanoes aside, the issues I have with picking up ED this summer for a new 5 are:
1. build quality - just concerned about typical quality issues that are normally fixed over the course of first...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-10-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,874
Posted By rbmw1
new 5 or an M3...

I currently drive an 08 535i - great car, especially with the Dinan software....:) But I'm itching again....I am considering either going with a sportier route - 2011 M3 - or continuing with the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-11-2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,790
Posted By rbmw1
No, plus I live 10 minutes away from Dinan. My...

No, plus I live 10 minutes away from Dinan. My concern is a scenario in which BMW will use the tune as an excuse not to fix whatever issue with the car, and send me to Dinan, who will claim it has...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-10-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,790
Posted By rbmw1
I have the D2 installed as well. and I love it,...

I have the D2 installed as well. and I love it, the torque is addicting. I am taking it to 45k service next week, curious to see the dealer's reaction to it. That's the downside of the dinan tune...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-24-2009, 01:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,107
Posted By rbmw1
Gorgeous exterior, resembles the 7 but better...

Gorgeous exterior, resembles the 7 but better proportions. The interior is rather conservative, quite similar to the E60's; my only concern is affordability, given the weakening dollar vs. Euro, it...
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