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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By FredoinSF
Not sure we can diagnose from a keyboard, but my...

Not sure we can diagnose from a keyboard, but my guess is something belt driven or the cooling fan. What did that expensive service include? Belts by chance? if yes one would think the shop would...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By FredoinSF
Seems like it should, but my opinion does not...

Seems like it should, but my opinion does not matter, what doe matter is what is stated in the CPO contract info BMWNA sent you.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 05-22-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By FredoinSF
DPF failure on 335d

Wow. So you're at Bill Pearce BMW huh? Worst dealer I've experienced in 20 years of BMW ownership.
Did they give you the actual source of the problem? Probably not, knowing where it is....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-22-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By FredoinSF
wheel decals

I think choices are online BMW dealer or eBay made in china. They're cheap enough that it really shouldn't be that difficult of a decision - assuming we're talking about the center caps.


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Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 05-22-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,603
Posted By FredoinSF
Sounds really frustrating. Sorry... Sent...

Sounds really frustrating. Sorry...


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Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 05-22-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By FredoinSF
Extended Warranty

Did a dealer give you that quote? Go somewhere else. Get second opinion.
Make sure your warranty doesn't have blackout period or a max payout. They may claim it was pre existing and given the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-22-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By FredoinSF
Bavsound.com is where I got mine. Sent...

Bavsound.com is where I got mine.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-22-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By FredoinSF
What are you getting under what conditions? What...

What are you getting under what conditions? What were you expecting? What's the maintenance history in the car? How old are plugs, air filter, fuel filter?


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-22-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,455
Posted By FredoinSF
On a closed track I presume.

On a closed track I presume.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 05-22-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 411
Posted By FredoinSF
I don't know why you'd be more concerned about...

I don't know why you'd be more concerned about the car being BMW owned than owned by an unknown party. It may have been used a bit harder than the little old lady car if it was a dealer loaner or at...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-22-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By FredoinSF
You have one of (if not the) most expensive...

You have one of (if not the) most expensive mechanical component sending you smoke signals that it needs TLC. Unless you're just planning on trans replacement, logic would dictate not driving the...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 05-21-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By FredoinSF
Is it cranking or not? Can you hear fuel pump...

Is it cranking or not? Can you hear fuel pump prime? Did you check if fuel was at fuel rail?

Fuel pump usually not problematic on these cars. FWIW it should be under the bottom of rear seat. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-21-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By FredoinSF
You're posting in wrong forum. Get the 430. ...

You're posting in wrong forum. Get the 430.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-20-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 395
Posted By FredoinSF
2011 x5 diesel help

My car has 70k miles and no issues thus far.
That being said, if you search and read through threads, the system can be fickle. The good news is that, as mentioned by others, BMW extended coverage...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 05-20-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 939
Posted By FredoinSF
I took a new 540i on extended test drive in the...

I took a new 540i on extended test drive in the hills in Sonoma co earlier today.
Should. Not. Have. Done. That...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-20-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 395
Posted By FredoinSF
2011 x5 diesel help

Not familiar with those codes, are they BMW codes or generic?
The emissions system is the Achilles heal of the diesel. Unless the car is practically free or has been diagnosed by a knowledgeable...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-20-2017, 06:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 476
Posted By FredoinSF
Very poor ROI. Do your vanos seals instead....

Very poor ROI. Do your vanos seals instead. Cheaper and instant fountain of youth. Seriously.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-19-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By FredoinSF
I don't know how the VANOS would result in smell...

I don't know how the VANOS would result in smell of fuel. It's under the valve cover and not connected to any fuel lines.

That being said, check out this video. Some of the troubleshooting steps...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 05-19-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By FredoinSF
I had to google what it is. Fugly...

I had to google what it is. Fugly...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 05-19-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 836
Posted By FredoinSF
Diesel engines in SUVs the size of the Tahoe /...

Diesel engines in SUVs the size of the Tahoe / Yukon / Slade / Sub would be the only logical choice in any market except the US. If I needed to replace the X5 today I would consider one of those,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 05-19-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By FredoinSF
Link not working.

Link not working.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-18-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,715
Posted By FredoinSF
What brake rotors and pads to buy?

Drove 428i tonight (with stock less bite pads) and hit the brakes when cold. Generated hate from SO in passenger seat, his car. Plenty of bite there, and not just the brakes. When I explained it was...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-18-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By FredoinSF
How many miles on the car? Do you know if valve...

How many miles on the car? Do you know if valve stem seals have been done? Test is to let it idle 2-5 minutes and stomp on gas. If it looks like the video, that's your problem:...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 05-18-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 939
Posted By FredoinSF
I think we're saying the same thing. Bundled,...

I think we're saying the same thing. Bundled, prepaid, included, buried is all the same. It might be marketed as free, but can we all agree BMWAG is no charity and they don't do anything that would...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-18-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,773
Posted By FredoinSF
Obvious labor of love. Keep the updates coming. ...

Obvious labor of love. Keep the updates coming. [emoji106]


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