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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-08-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 703
Posted By hawk2100n
No deal. That place was a joke. They said they...

No deal. That place was a joke. They said they would come off $500 as the eco credit has increased by that much. I told them I could BTO a car, and do PCD for the same price or possibly cheaper and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-03-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 703
Posted By hawk2100n
Thanks for the head's up. Not exactly near DC but...

Thanks for the head's up. Not exactly near DC but their prices absolutely blow this out of the water. I was thinking mid 30s for this car. But it seems to me like there is plenty of selection out...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-03-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 703
Posted By hawk2100n
The salesman at the dealership said today this...

The salesman at the dealership said today this was basically the only option package for the launch 328d's and they could pick the color only when ordering. Sounds like your friend also found a car...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-03-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 703
Posted By hawk2100n
Pricing advice: Loaner 328d xDrive

Hi, I'd like to ask for opinions on a target price for a 328d xDrive. Here is the options list

http://i.imgur.com/p1jtaGj.png

The car was a service loaner and has 5400 miles on it. It is one of...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-23-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,404
Posted By hawk2100n
DIS/INPA: Anyone know how to actually use it?

I finally got DIS and INPA working on my laptop and fired it up and was able to communicate with the vehicle and pull and clear the trouble codes. The main issue I have been having is the seat mat...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-31-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,195
Posted By hawk2100n
You will have to try and reprogram your iDrive...

You will have to try and reprogram your iDrive for another region. This will have to be done with one of the OBD computer software kits. They are easy to find on the internet, I am buying one tonight...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-31-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,508
Posted By hawk2100n
I am terrified of this happening to me because I...

I am terrified of this happening to me because I basically have the same car (2006 530i with 96,000 miles). I don't know if I should preventitively change out the water pump or push my luck.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-31-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By hawk2100n
My steering had an offset like that. I took it to...

My steering had an offset like that. I took it to the dealership and told them to straighten it out when they did the alignment and they did. It didn't cost any extra. This is a very common problem...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,054
Posted By hawk2100n
There is a grace period of about 6 months and 6 k...

There is a grace period of about 6 months and 6 k miles on original warranty if you take it up with BMW NA. It's worth a call.

Testing for proper function of the vacuum pump would be easiest if...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,251
Posted By hawk2100n
You are probably having ground loop issues....

You are probably having ground loop issues. Search for ground loop and you should come up with some info on how to fix it. You can buy pre-made isolaters to solve the problem or build your own with...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,226
Posted By hawk2100n
I started logging my fuel consumption from tank...

I started logging my fuel consumption from tank to tank in a spreadsheet in November. The one I am most proud of is.

549 Miles
18.057 gallons
30.404 mpg (car indicated 32.2)
about 1 mile past...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,251
Posted By hawk2100n
I use a dock out connector. Nice, clean setup and...

I use a dock out connector. Nice, clean setup and charges my phone too. I use the 12v socket in the passenger foot well with a Belkin dual port USB charger that allows me to charge another iPhone at...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-22-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 17,061
Posted By hawk2100n
I had the leak coming from the oil/water heat...

I had the leak coming from the oil/water heat exchanger and got quoted the same price by the dealer for the repair. I bought the gasket for $14 or so from Turner and made the swap right before the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-22-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,251
Posted By hawk2100n
There are a couple of potential problems on your...

There are a couple of potential problems on your aux port. They don't have strong bass, even when functioning 100%. Also, mine was miswired from the dealership and it made some really odd dynamic...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-22-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 24,106
Posted By hawk2100n
Just hit 96,000 today and so far have just had...

Just hit 96,000 today and so far have just had minor problems really. Had the dealer install the AUX input and I replaced my seat mat sensor which wasn't a difficult install. Also fixed an oil leak...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By hawk2100n
Is this wear symmetrical on both sides? A lot of...

Is this wear symmetrical on both sides? A lot of times that pads don't contact the entire rotor. Also when you compressed the pistons in the calipers, did you do it evenly or could they be stuck and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,743
Posted By hawk2100n
Does anyone know if torque-to-yield bolts are...

Does anyone know if torque-to-yield bolts are marked with blue paint? Most but not all torx-head bolts on my engine are painted blue and I assumed that this meant they had to be replaced if removed...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,909
Posted By hawk2100n
I developed an oil leak in my N52 530i that came...

I developed an oil leak in my N52 530i that came from the oil cooler on the front of the engine. It was an easy, albeit messy repair that cost $14 for a new gasket. This is an L6 so you may not even...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,235
Posted By hawk2100n
You can fit that motor in an E90. If you went...

You can fit that motor in an E90. If you went with the new motor, you would be best off using a custom ECU setup because it would interface with the car easier.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,560
Posted By hawk2100n
There was a recall on E60's to repair/replace the...

There was a recall on E60's to repair/replace the seat mat sensor up to a build date of 10/2005 but my car was a 01/2006 build date so it wasn't included. I tried hard to get BMW to cover this and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,157
Posted By hawk2100n
Could be a Vanos problem where the valve timing...

Could be a Vanos problem where the valve timing is stuck all the way advanced or retarded. Gives the exact symptoms, rough idle, difficult starting, high fuel consumption, possible smokey exhaust. A...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,045
Posted By hawk2100n
There is a lot of bad information in this thread....

There is a lot of bad information in this thread. Replace your plugs with the same style of plugs, ergo iridium. 99% of differentiation in plugs is marketing. Iridium plugs are superior to other...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,560
Posted By hawk2100n
Replaced Faulty Seat Mat Sensor Myself

I posted earlier about an ongoing issue with my car's faulty seat mat sensor that was not included in the recall on that part. After I did some back and fourth with BMW NA that got me nowhere, I...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-07-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,910
Posted By hawk2100n
The first image is the wiring diagram of the...

The first image is the wiring diagram of the setup. It is pretty basic and only requires the two transformers and two connectors. There is a transformer for both left and right channels. I looked up...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-07-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By hawk2100n
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=133613

This is what I use for my 06 530i with Navigation and it works for me.
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