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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-12-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By patrick_y
I would definitely be patient for this. I...

I would definitely be patient for this. I personally wash, clay, and wax my own vehicles, spending 4-5 hours at times in the process per vehicle (I used to only drive black vehicles, the gray BMW is...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-12-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By patrick_y
Thanks for the tip! After careful...

Thanks for the tip!

After careful consideration, I've come to the realization the size of this particular case is likely too big for a quick fix like Dr. Color Chip. There are two deep gouges,...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-12-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By patrick_y
SF Bay Area; Touch Up Paint Expert Needed

Unfortunately, somehow the trunk lid of my Silver Grey Metallic BMW 545i vehicle got a rather small but deep chip in the paint that's gone through the paint layer down to the metal. It's small, but...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008+) 03-08-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By patrick_y
How can something that's surrounded by the...

How can something that's surrounded by the Pacific Ocean be just North of the Pacific Ocean?

Nice event! I always like to see companies giving back to their consumers.
Forum: E60 M5 (2006 - 2010) 03-08-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,557
Posted By patrick_y
Thank goodness for that extended warranty,...

Thank goodness for that extended warranty, although it does really seem that the dealer might be mis-diagnosing some things (not all, but potentially some). Just hard to imagine that the car would...
Forum: E60 M5 (2006 - 2010) 03-08-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By patrick_y
Try a different dealer. I know you're thinking...

Try a different dealer. I know you're thinking "how do I do that, the car is already partially disassembled at BMW Monterey." Have it towed with all the parts in a box in the trunk (don't make a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 809
Posted By patrick_y
Congratulations. Seems like a fair price. ...

Congratulations. Seems like a fair price.

Thanks for keeping us posted Robert!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-28-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By patrick_y
We're not getting enough information here... ...

We're not getting enough information here...

We think it's the fuel pump. But then you tell us the battery was replaced.

Why did the dealer replace the battery twice? Is there an...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-28-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By patrick_y
Steve, go to your dealer. No point screwing...

Steve, go to your dealer. No point screwing around when it comes to the airbag. And your mechanic may be making things worst if s/he doesn't know what he's doing.

And I could not read your...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-24-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By patrick_y
Hopefully the engine is not burnt beyond repair. ...

Hopefully the engine is not burnt beyond repair. Keep us posted with what happens to the car. And also please keep us posted if you find out what went wrong and if there's anything that can prevent...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-24-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By patrick_y
Sage advice. Thanks again!

Sage advice. Thanks again!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-24-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By patrick_y
You're right. I was a bit harsh. Apologies to...

You're right. I was a bit harsh. Apologies to the original poster.

The original poster asked two questions; "Anyone know what happen?" and "Can the car be fixed?"

The first question is...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-24-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By patrick_y
Considering you have an 07 550i sport, you...

Considering you have an 07 550i sport, you probably have 18 inch wheels.

While I really can't say what to look for on the suspension (I'm not sure it'd be visibly damaged and I'm not a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-24-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By patrick_y
How do you expect anyone to give you a definitive...

How do you expect anyone to give you a definitive answer for something like this without a proper inspection? All our answers will be speculations.

And what car is this? Your profile mentions...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-24-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By patrick_y
Another incredibly unintelligent question. ...

Another incredibly unintelligent question.

How can we know if the engine can be fixed without looking at the car? Also, it depends on how much the car's worth and if the car is worth fixing......
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-21-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By patrick_y
Agreed. And that was what I meant in my original...

Agreed. And that was what I meant in my original post. The cost effectiveness would be so far off. Especially on a 9 year old car.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-20-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By patrick_y
I would avoid the mixing. True, they're both...

I would avoid the mixing. True, they're both stable, so they should be able to blend well at high temperatures within the transmission. But I can't imagine the car would benefit from mixing. And...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-20-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By patrick_y
Good to know that it's even possible.

Good to know that it's even possible.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-20-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By patrick_y
What did the container designed to hold...

What did the container designed to hold originally?

Try washing a milk container that is made of clear but opaque plastic (HDPE type plastic) and put it right side up. Sometimes a tiny amount...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-20-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By patrick_y
In general yes. You can re-use it. ATF...

In general yes. You can re-use it.

ATF fluid is relatively stable. So shelf life isn't a problem.

Also, ATF fluid is not extremely hygroscopic (unlike brake fluid which is extremely...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-20-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By patrick_y
This is the silliest question. A total waste of...

This is the silliest question. A total waste of time.

No matter what country you're in (some countries, new car taxes are high, so it's economically wise to keep older cars running for longer,...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-19-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By patrick_y
The words "Audio Muting" is so counter-intuitive...

The words "Audio Muting" is so counter-intuitive for what you're trying to convey. Perhaps a better description would be "speed dependent volume" or some derivation nearof. Not trying to bombast...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-17-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By patrick_y
+1. Good advice. My V8 vehicle certainly...

+1. Good advice.

My V8 vehicle certainly didn't skimp on options. With nearly every single option possible added (except for the radar cruise control). I even have a heads up display, which...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-17-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By patrick_y
Don't want to depreciate my 545i and other's on...

Don't want to depreciate my 545i and other's on here. But allow me to mention some flaws of the 45i engine.

The 545i engine is a great engine to drive. But according to my experience and the...
Forum: E60 M5 (2006 - 2010) 02-02-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 860
Posted By patrick_y
It's actually not a dual clutch. It's actually a...

It's actually not a dual clutch. It's actually a single clutch on all E60 M5s.
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