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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-25-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By Mac Hadley
While my 535 is an auto, I have a 328 with a five...

While my 535 is an auto, I have a 328 with a five speed MT and 94000 miles of mostly city driving. I've still got all original parts and never changed the fluid. Everything still works great.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-18-2016, 02:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By Mac Hadley
+1 the BMW coolant is phosphate free.

+1 the BMW coolant is phosphate free.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-14-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By Mac Hadley
Also check the rear wheel bearings for wear. ...

Also check the rear wheel bearings for wear. Jack up the rear end and see if there is wobble.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2016, 04:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By Mac Hadley
I would first take it for a long drive, not stop...

I would first take it for a long drive, not stop and go traffic if that can be done. Should it happen again, you may want to get a battery tender.
I had similar signals before a long trip, and all...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-30-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By Mac Hadley
If these shops are near you, check them out. ...

If these shops are near you, check them out.

http://www.bimmershops.com/bmwshops/mississippi/
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-12-2016, 02:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By Mac Hadley
Click on this url, then select year, model, etc...

Click on this url, then select year, model, etc and download the manual.

http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Content/Explore/BMWValue/BMWUltimateService/ServiceandWarrantyBooks.aspx
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-04-2016, 07:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,521
Posted By Mac Hadley
At least the mechanic used an appropriate fluid. ...

At least the mechanic used an appropriate fluid.
The guy I used for years, I no longer frequent. I always requested and was charged for synthetic oil for my oil service. When I found out he was...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-02-2016, 02:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By Mac Hadley
I have two bad cats on my 328. They happened...

I have two bad cats on my 328. They happened around 80,000 miles. The warning light came on mostly in the winter if I remember, but would go off in the summer, so I passed emissions when it was off.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-09-2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By Mac Hadley
BMW radiator hoses are extremely durable. OK to...

BMW radiator hoses are extremely durable. OK to check them, but with a 2009 vehicle you should be fine.
My 2008 535 has original hoses, as does my 1998 328.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-02-2016, 03:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,055
Posted By Mac Hadley
Yes, you are correct. It is only the waste gates...

Yes, you are correct. It is only the waste gates that are covered.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-01-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,055
Posted By Mac Hadley
You will find many opinions. Find out if the...

You will find many opinions. Find out if the injectors have been replaced. 5 of the 6 on my 2008 535xi were done under warranty.
Turbos have the following warranty:

BMW NA has agreed to extend,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-19-2016, 03:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By Mac Hadley
Even with low mileage, never wait more than one...

Even with low mileage, never wait more than one year for oil service.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By Mac Hadley
I've charged mine any number of times with the...

I've charged mine any number of times with the agm battery and never opened the trunk lid.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-10-2016, 02:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By Mac Hadley
Replacing the fuel filter every 60,000 miles is...

Replacing the fuel filter every 60,000 miles is what I plan to do.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-27-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By Mac Hadley
Yup, woman who was dog sitting brought the dog...

Yup, woman who was dog sitting brought the dog with her. Left it in the parking lot, windows up on a hot day. Police were called, but a group of very unhappy people who expressing themselves...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-26-2016, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By Mac Hadley
+1

+1
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-10-2016, 07:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 22,846
Posted By Mac Hadley
A friend complained to me about his vehicle (GMC)...

A friend complained to me about his vehicle (GMC) having rusted calipers. I asked if he had changed brake fluid regularly, he said never.
Not a statistically valid sample, but I offer it up.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-07-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By Mac Hadley
Thanks all, I just need a wash, clay and wax. ...

Thanks all, I just need a wash, clay and wax. I've always done this myself, but at 68 am ready to cut down on my work load.
Cliff Dewey's detailing in Silver Spring, also gets good reviews (full...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-06-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By Mac Hadley
Mobile detailers in Montgomery County, Md

Has anyone used a detailing company in this area? I would be interested in both the quality and the pricing of the work.
thanks
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-06-2016, 02:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By Mac Hadley
My experience at one dealership when I was...

My experience at one dealership when I was looking to buy my 08 was virtually identical.,
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-19-2016, 03:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By Mac Hadley
I always thought that i stood for injected.

I always thought that i stood for injected.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2016, 05:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By Mac Hadley
Pressure seems high to me also. Check your...

Pressure seems high to me also. Check your owner's manual (I don't know what year your car is) to see if it jibes with the door recommendation.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-15-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By Mac Hadley
I would go with the manual. While my 535xi is an...

I would go with the manual. While my 535xi is an auto, I have a 98 328i with about 93K miles. It's manual still works perfectly. No parts, nor even any maintenance has been done.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,243
Posted By Mac Hadley
Good point: Check with your insurance company,...

Good point:
Check with your insurance company, it probably is covered under comprehensive. Also, they should treat it as a random event, i.e. not your fault.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-04-2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,260
Posted By Mac Hadley
It is scary to hear that jobs, at least at some...

It is scary to hear that jobs, at least at some dealerships, are parsed out first come, first served.
You wouldn't use a corporate lawyer to do your taxes, but rather a tax attorney. Likewise, you...
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