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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By FredoinSF
Google Mike Miler BMW lifetime maintenance...

Google Mike Miler BMW lifetime maintenance schedule.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 04:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,094
Posted By FredoinSF
Thanks guys. It's not perfect (what used car...

Thanks guys. It's not perfect (what used car is?) but I try to maintain a balance between driving it regularly in the summer and keeping it looking good. It gets parallel parked in San Francisco,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-14-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By FredoinSF
There might be a problem with your car. Is it...

There might be a problem with your car. Is it due for maintenance? Maybe get codes pulled?

To the question in the title, the 3.0 is enough for the X5. It will not win many races when the red...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-14-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By FredoinSF
Your 325 did its job and protected you. Best of...

Your 325 did its job and protected you. Best of luck with the Merc. That generation is built like a tank so should be a great car.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-14-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,094
Posted By FredoinSF
Yep, it's a keeper. Would be hard to replace.

Yep, it's a keeper. Would be hard to replace.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 09-14-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By FredoinSF
Sounds like you have to decide whether it's worth...

Sounds like you have to decide whether it's worth the drive or if you are going to pay someone to do it or live with having to push the unlock button.
I don't think it's worth that long of a drive. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-14-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,094
Posted By FredoinSF
twelve year update

Twelve years since I picked it up in Munich and still going strong.
Now almost 58k miles.
Since ten year mark, it's had:
- New windshield washer pump.
- New battery (original lasted almost 11...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 09-14-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By FredoinSF
It will vary from dealer to dealer, but whatever...

It will vary from dealer to dealer, but whatever dealer you ordered the new key from should program it for you as it only takes a minute or two. If you order from online dealer (I.e. Tisher or...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-13-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5,963
Views: 966,949
Posted By FredoinSF
Post Pics of your E46

Had half the interior ripped apart for audio upgrade. New speakers all around and Bluetooth / USB interface installed. It's all back to normal now, looking the same as the day it left the factory...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-13-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By FredoinSF
I just installed an interface that is made for...

I just installed an interface that is made for BMW's and still uses the stock radio. All plug and play, no hacking wires or trim, and it's not visible so the interior of the car still looks as BMW...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-13-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
Posted By FredoinSF
You should have a full size spare tire in the...

You should have a full size spare tire in the trunk if your car is an E46. That's what it's for, and it fits.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-10-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By FredoinSF
Humm, did your mechanic inspect the driveline...

Humm, did your mechanic inspect the driveline components before replacing these parts? Maybe it's time for a second opinion - would suggest dedicated BMW independent shop and not the dealer. Worn...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 09-09-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 795
Posted By FredoinSF
Oh, and looking at the pictures, I see you have...

Oh, and looking at the pictures, I see you have the Pearl leather. Verrry niiiice... Not sure what grade leather is in your X5 (Nevada or Nappa) but the Pearl stuff is beautiful to look at and...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 09-09-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 795
Posted By FredoinSF
About the swirl marks, my heart sank a little...

About the swirl marks, my heart sank a little when I read the dealer washed the car after you had described it as perfect paint with no swirl marks. I always ask for no wash, but sometimes they do...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 09-09-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 795
Posted By FredoinSF
I just read the whole thread. You're essentially...

I just read the whole thread. You're essentially getting a garage queen with no miles from the original owner who maintained it with no regards to cost and could afford to have staff to wash it and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-05-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By FredoinSF
I'll take them if they're still available. Just...

I'll take them if they're still available. Just PM me with your preferred payment method.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-03-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By FredoinSF
No personal experience but AutoPom gets good...

No personal experience but AutoPom gets good reviews on the 6er side.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-01-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,272
Posted By FredoinSF
Actually I asked for miles and tire depth because...

Actually I asked for miles and tire depth because I was interested. Found a set of wheels on CL that I would like to pick up if they're still available when I get back from Europe next week. I'm...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-01-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By FredoinSF
Wow. That's nuts! Any body work or glass...

Wow. That's nuts! Any body work or glass replacement on that door?


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-01-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,272
Posted By FredoinSF
Dude, chill out. Who's being arrogant? I missed...

Dude, chill out. Who's being arrogant? I missed the 1000 miles and posted something snippy. I admitted it. Get over yourself.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-31-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,272
Posted By FredoinSF
Apparently I missed that detail & must have been...

Apparently I missed that detail & must have been stuck on "like new."
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-31-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By FredoinSF
Actually, BMW pads typically generate a ton of...

Actually, BMW pads typically generate a ton of dust. Many will replace them with Akebono or others that generate much less dust. It's possible that BMW switched to less dusty pads, but I have not...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-30-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,272
Posted By FredoinSF
I'm not sure that "like new" is descriptive...

I'm not sure that "like new" is descriptive enough for tires. I mean I would assume they're black and round like a new tire, but how many miles are on them or what are the tread depth measurements at...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-30-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By FredoinSF
Isn't it the second or third time the same wheel...

Isn't it the second or third time the same wheel question comes up for this car?


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-30-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 869
Posted By FredoinSF
BMW maintenance plan no longer transferrable to 2nd owner.

This free maintenance thing is the most overhyped fairy dusted marketing campaign ever. All I've really gotten out of it since I bought my 97 328is in 1997 (first year of the program) is 3 oil...
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