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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-22-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,183
Posted By TMQ
i have the LCI 528i, basic enough. At 45K right...

i have the LCI 528i, basic enough. At 45K right now, it has experienced transmission fluid leak (megatronic sleeve replaced) - thankfully noticed by an independent shop and fixed under warranty at...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,183
Posted By TMQ
Seems right to me, that's the price of owning...

Seems right to me, that's the price of owning high performance luxury German cars, Audi MB etc won't be that different. Assuming you did all the proper maintenance, I think trying different brands...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-20-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By TMQ
Oh Pacific Northwest, dark in many of the months

Oh Pacific Northwest, dark in many of the months
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-20-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By TMQ
Local shops

It seems that the prices for variouis services can range quite a bit across a number of shops that I have called, and of course dealer is usually most expensive. What would you suggest - go to one...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-13-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,888
Posted By TMQ
One of the TPMS sensor also came on in my car,...

One of the TPMS sensor also came on in my car, probably due to the cold weather. Tire pressure was just fine to the spec. I reset it and everything is now normal, but I guess we'll see if this...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-13-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By TMQ
Emission testing / CEL

I didn't tighten the gas cap and the engine threw a CEL code. I went to the local auto parts store and cleared the code, and then went to do emission testing 3 miles away since it was due. Stupid...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By TMQ
It all depends on what you have done previously. ...

It all depends on what you have done previously. Better follow the old-school schedule suggested by Mike Miller at Roundel and do your maintenance accordingly, as some services may already been done...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-30-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 18,716
Posted By TMQ
The general trend is that BMW is losing it. I...

The general trend is that BMW is losing it. I like BMWs and have been a BMWCCA member for 6 years, but the trend is worrisome. Drinking their coolaid is not worth it.

BMW will probably make...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-29-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 18,716
Posted By TMQ
Of all the car magazines in the U.S., IMO Car and...

Of all the car magazines in the U.S., IMO Car and Driver is the best one. Some people can get pretty defensive, but the fact is that the newer BMWs have lousy steering and handling. These are the...
Forum: X4 F26 04-21-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,967
Posted By TMQ
I don't get this vehicle, or X6. I guess they...

I don't get this vehicle, or X6. I guess they are cheap enough for BMW to develop.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 860
Posted By TMQ
I would say check what exact maintenance has been...

I would say check what exact maintenance has been done. If you plan to keep the car for a long time, it's better to know now.

Also, if you can find a manual transmission.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-02-2013, 12:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 23,711
Posted By TMQ
Those who purchase an E91 RWD with 6mt did the...

Those who purchase an E91 RWD with 6mt did the right thing.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-06-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 690
Posted By TMQ
Congrats. Liqui moly is high quality: ...

Congrats.

Liqui moly is high quality: http://www.bavauto.com/newsletter/2009_n409_newsletter.pdf

Cleaning the Mass Airflow Sensor sounds like a good way to go. Please keep us posted on how...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-04-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,737
Posted By TMQ
It turns out to be pretty straight forward,...

It turns out to be pretty straight forward, thanks to the photos here:

http://forums.5series.net/diy-do-yourself-14/lci-angel-eyes-upgrade-how-too-59157/

Note this is for the LCI E60 only.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-31-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,615
Posted By TMQ
It's nice car, but you will have headaches...

It's nice car, but you will have headaches especially with an automatic. Can you drive it (given what you say as 'legally blind)? My take is - there are many other good cars out there, and buy one...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-31-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,110
Posted By TMQ
I tell you, owning a modern BMW is not for the...

I tell you, owning a modern BMW is not for the faint of heart.

The explanation does't make a lot of sense - I'd say try a different dealer, or ask your local BMWCCA chapter for advice on which...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-30-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,737
Posted By TMQ
I'll try to do it this week. My car is out of...

I'll try to do it this week. My car is out of warranty and I plan to try it on my own.

Here's a related video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxKWMNGXEzU
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-04-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,472
Posted By TMQ
I guess for the rest of us this could be a...

I guess for the rest of us this could be a ticking time bomb.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-24-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,292
Posted By TMQ
If you want to keep the car, change the...

If you want to keep the car, change the transmission fluid / filter now. The recommendation is change it around 60K miles to keep the car running well past 100K.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-24-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 957
Posted By TMQ
Not sure, but have it checked it out. I...

Not sure, but have it checked it out.

I recently had a check engine light coming out, car experienced no issue. It turned out to be a stuck open thermostat. Total repair was a little more than...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-31-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,262
Posted By TMQ
Try to contact your local BMWCCA chapter and find...

Try to contact your local BMWCCA chapter and find recommendations for the best shop. Transmission fluid leak is a big issue.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-31-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By TMQ
Not sure about extended details, but do a search...

Not sure about extended details, but do a search and also compare shop.

The length (time) of the coverage is only three years? I would at least get 4 years of coverage to match the miles...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-31-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,547
Posted By TMQ
Take it to an independent shop and check for...

Take it to an independent shop and check for everything. Then report the issues (if any) to the dealer.

Before my car's warranty expired, I did that - the independent shop found transmission...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-10-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 36,673
Posted By TMQ
I don't put in much weight to Motor Trend's...

I don't put in much weight to Motor Trend's reviews. Their comment on steering was "Great steering. Balanced, communicative, properly weighted. Just a joy to drive. Neutral without being leaden."
...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 04-08-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,221
Posted By TMQ
It's a 6K difference with X3, I think that's...

It's a 6K difference with X3, I think that's pretty substantial.

Those who don't need AWD will save a bit more.

The ZMP package gives it a sports suspension - this is a first in the BMW's...
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