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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-18-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By Mac Hadley
The 2008 manual says that the automatic...

The 2008 manual says that the automatic transmission needs to be unlocked prior to towing or it may be damaged. One needs access to the interior to do this.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-11-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By Mac Hadley
Perhaps this may help: Here's How to Find...

Perhaps this may help:

Here's How to Find Your BMW's VIN
The table below will help you locate your BMW's unique DNA - its unique vehicle identification number. VINs are normally located in...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-09-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By Mac Hadley
The N54 engine, unlike some other BMW models,...

The N54 engine, unlike some other BMW models, needs a plug change at 45K, so it they have never been changed, yes, it is needed. Engine air filter change is a breeze.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-25-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By Mac Hadley
In certain states of the U.S., the oxygen sensors...

In certain states of the U.S., the oxygen sensors are covered by an extended emissions warranty. It would be worth checking to see if Canada has such an arrangement.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-20-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By Mac Hadley
Here is a list of BMW shops in the DC area. I...

Here is a list of BMW shops in the DC area. I have not used any of them, so you will need to check them out:

http://www.bimmershops.com/search?q=Washington%2C+DC

There are You Tube vids on how...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-05-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By Mac Hadley
I do a coolant flush every 3 years, use BMW...

I do a coolant flush every 3 years, use BMW coolant and distilled water.
Brake fluid every two years, again I would use the BMW product...it may be specific for the X drive
Some like to change the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-26-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 126
Posted By Mac Hadley
CD player does not work

Hi all,
My 2008 535 suddenly stopped letting me play CDs. I can move the controller on to the CD site, but it does not activate. I observed that the CD illumination is dimmer that the FM, AM, AUX....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-25-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By Mac Hadley
Castrol Syntec European Formula SAE 5W-30 -...

Castrol Syntec European Formula SAE 5W-30
- Mobil 1 SAE 0W-40
- Pennzoil Platinum European Formula Ultra SAE 5W-30
- Valvoline SynPower SAE 5W-30
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-19-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By Mac Hadley
Interesting article, thanks

Interesting article, thanks
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-18-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By Mac Hadley
I rotate my key fobs every couple of months to...

I rotate my key fobs every couple of months to ensure that they stay charged.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-12-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 916
Posted By Mac Hadley
2 hoses on the intake pipe had been chewed which...

2 hoses on the intake pipe had been chewed which generated a fault for charge air pressure too low...that is what caused my warning icons.
the hoses were replaced two years ago, and all is fine now.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-21-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By Mac Hadley
fuel pump is warrantied for 10 years/120,000...

fuel pump is warrantied for 10 years/120,000 miles
29DC, 29F1, 29F2 would be the fault codes
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-13-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By Mac Hadley
my 535XI was built and delivered in 07. I have...

my 535XI was built and delivered in 07. I have had no problems whatsoever (save mice eating a vacuum hose). Granted, it only has been driven 18,000 miles.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-11-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Mac Hadley
Agree, time to do the plugs.

Agree, time to do the plugs.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-26-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 908
Posted By Mac Hadley
I'd find a new mechanic. Here's something from...

I'd find a new mechanic.
Here's something from AOL Autos:

What is a remanufactured part? The term remanufactured usually (not always) refers to a part that, for all practicable purposes, has...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-23-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,460
Posted By Mac Hadley
A BMW SA said that the term "lifetime" really...

A BMW SA said that the term "lifetime" really means 4 to 5 years
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-18-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By Mac Hadley
find a different dealer, then bring them your key...

find a different dealer, then bring them your key fob which will show any service done at a bmw dealership...
you don't have to be the original owner
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-11-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,493
Posted By Mac Hadley
Thanks! I was struggling to get all 3 vent...

Thanks! I was struggling to get all 3 vent settings on max, this worked.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-10-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By Mac Hadley
You may want to check out this list and see if...

You may want to check out this list and see if anyone has experience with one of the shops close to you.
http://www.bimmershops.com/

I think the choice on whether to use a bmw specialty shop or...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-07-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By Mac Hadley
Groundhogs can be pretty substantially sized, say...

Groundhogs can be pretty substantially sized, say 50 lbs or so.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-31-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By Mac Hadley
Ditto on needing to have the code read. Also,...

Ditto on needing to have the code read.
Also, some vehicles have had to have the pump replaced more than once. It is warranted for 10 years or 120,000 miles whichever comes first.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-23-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By Mac Hadley
Info from AutoWerks is below...I've been told at...

Info from AutoWerks is below...I've been told at the dealership that lifetime means 100K miles or a time interval depending upon the type of service

We get lots of calls on automatic transmission...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-17-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 738
Posted By Mac Hadley
The Toyo Proxes are double AA rated for traction...

The Toyo Proxes are double AA rated for traction control. My car would slip on take off (manual trans) with the factory tires. When I switched to Proxes, the car performed well in rainy weather. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-17-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 738
Posted By Mac Hadley
I'm on my second set of Toyo's on my 328, and I...

I'm on my second set of Toyo's on my 328, and I am very pleased with them.
I did go with Michelin's on the 5 series, though.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-26-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,022
Posted By Mac Hadley
My XI originally came with Continentals from the...

My XI originally came with Continentals from the factory. They needed to be replaced at 13,000.
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