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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-23-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By Mac Hadley
From "Car Talk" a popular radio show: I just...

From "Car Talk" a popular radio show:

I just bought a new Jeep, and the owner's manual says that all tires, including the spare, should be replaced after six years, regardless of condition or...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-20-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By Mac Hadley
there are very specific towing instructions as I...

there are very specific towing instructions as I read my 2008 manual, a manual tranny needs to be in neutral and if automatic, one has to remove the cover around the shifter and make an adjustment,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-15-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 377
Posted By Mac Hadley
This group has local meetings: "National Capital...

This group has local meetings: "National Capital Chapter, BMW CCA" <calendar@nccbmwcca.org>
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-12-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,150
Posted By Mac Hadley
Washington Checkbook is a great source for...

Washington Checkbook is a great source for evaluating business, auto repair is one of the categories. I've subscribed to them for years.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 656
Posted By Mac Hadley
Needed tires last year, so price shopped Tire...

Needed tires last year, so price shopped Tire Rack versus Radial Tire in Silver Spring. Prices were about the same, so I went to Radial Tire as I have done business with them for over 20 years.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 656
Posted By Mac Hadley
Yes, several times, mostly for routine...

Yes, several times, mostly for routine maintenance. The quality of the work was excellent, but they will be more expensive than an indie. If you want a good indie in Rockville, just pm me. I have...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2015, 03:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 656
Posted By Mac Hadley
I have never changed power steering fluid, if it...

I have never changed power steering fluid, if it was low and not leaking I would just fill it up.
Good price for oil service, but brake fluid and engine coolant service can be done more cheaply by...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-08-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By Mac Hadley
http://www.bimmershops.com Use the above as...

http://www.bimmershops.com

Use the above as a starting point to look for a new shop to see if they agree with what you are being told. You will need to do due diligence in determining which shop...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-01-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By Mac Hadley
cabin filters and engine air filters are really...

cabin filters and engine air filters are really more dependent upon hours driven and the conditions (dusty....) in which one drives. Just inspect them and replace when they look dirty.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By Mac Hadley
Clock spring?

Clock spring?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-18-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By Mac Hadley
Depends when your 09 was built...the below should...

Depends when your 09 was built...the below should be helpful.

SI B13 14 10 Fuel Systems
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December 2010 Technical Service
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PERFORM THE PROCEDURE OUTLINED IN THIS SERVICE...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-06-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By Mac Hadley
there is a good youtube video on how to remove...

there is a good youtube video on how to remove the panels on an E60 to get to the brake fluid reservoir
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-01-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By Mac Hadley
Some folks recommend distilled water to be mixed...

Some folks recommend distilled water to be mixed with the coolant.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-26-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Mac Hadley
Yes, the cd changer was an option

Yes, the cd changer was an option
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-25-2015, 02:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 599
Posted By Mac Hadley
My dealer charged 170, but the indy charged me 90

My dealer charged 170, but the indy charged me 90
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-24-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 430
Posted By Mac Hadley
I too prefer to keep the money in my account. ...

I too prefer to keep the money in my account. One just has to be aware that "substantial" under withholding can trigger an IRS penalty.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-14-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By Mac Hadley
Deltran BT Plus

Is the Deltran BT Plus tender OK to use on my 2008 now that I have switched to the AGM battery?
thanks
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-10-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By Mac Hadley
Thanks, the terminology I was keying on was...

Thanks, the terminology I was keying on was recall.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-10-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By Mac Hadley
I did not see that the battery cable recall was...

I did not see that the battery cable recall was done. Also, I would set aside some cash for a new battery in the not too distant future.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Mac Hadley
I've bounced off 7 grand with no subsequent...

I've bounced off 7 grand with no subsequent issues.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-30-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Mac Hadley
Here is a list, but you will need to check them...

Here is a list, but you will need to check them out. Search by state.
http://www.bimmershops.com
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-30-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By Mac Hadley
I would also do engine coolant every 3 years...

I would also do engine coolant every 3 years using phosphate free coolant.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2015, 02:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By Mac Hadley
I had something like that..it was a faulty vacuum...

I had something like that..it was a faulty vacuum hose detected by a "smoke test."
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-24-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By Mac Hadley
No, I can not determine whether or not the gas is...

No, I can not determine whether or not the gas is leaking, but if it is, it would be R-134.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-24-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By Mac Hadley
R-12 was used for years, but was not good for the...

R-12 was used for years, but was not good for the environment. Car companies switched to R-134 quite a while ago, so your vehicle would be using the R-134 freon.
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