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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-12-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By mostroad
I highly recommend buying and using some "Dr....

I highly recommend buying and using some "Dr. Color Chip."

https://www.drcolorchip.com

I have used it with great results on many of my cars.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-15-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 773
Posted By mostroad
My dealer also recently told me I needed to...

My dealer also recently told me I needed to replace my "intake silencer." Upon further inquiries with the service writer, he was referring to the air filter. The BMW computer that was recommending...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By mostroad
N54 engines require their spark plugs to be...

N54 engines require their spark plugs to be replaced more frequently than the N52K engines due to the nature of the direct injection process on the N54 engine. On the 535, N54 engine, the spark plug...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-10-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,645
Posted By mostroad
I have a 2008 535xit, and has having similar...

I have a 2008 535xit, and has having similar issues with my satellite radio. Ut turned out that the sunroof seals were leaking (since replaced), and water was dripping down the left rear pillar,...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-05-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By mostroad
I've purchased a few refinished rims here, and...

I've purchased a few refinished rims here, and have been happy with them:
http://www.wheelsandcaps.com/c-3393-used-wheels-and-rims.aspx
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-14-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By mostroad
I would check your control arm and/or thrust rod...

I would check your control arm and/or thrust rod bushings. I had the same problems that replacing these solved.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-09-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By mostroad
If it's a clicking/ticking noise at idle, it may...

If it's a clicking/ticking noise at idle, it may be the infamous failing turbo waste gates... not noisy lifters.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-22-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,774
Posted By mostroad
Duralast H8-AGM

I installed the Duralast H8-AGM about a year ago, replacing the original lead-acid battery on my 2008 535xi. I did reprogram the car for the new battery type, and registered as a new battery. It was...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-18-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By mostroad
I had a problem like that with it only opening a...

I had a problem like that with it only opening a few inches. It turned out to be the wiring harness which passed through the tailgate hinges losing its connection as the hatch rose.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-31-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,008
Posted By mostroad
It was covered for me under CPO.

It was covered for me under CPO.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By mostroad
I had to pay for this out of pocket at my...

I had to pay for this out of pocket at my dealership, when my car had 35k miles. They dealer said this was covered neither by CPO nor by my maintenance program. I was pissed. This is clearly a design...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-18-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,588
Posted By mostroad
SuperCar -- Where in the Bay Area are you? I'm in...

SuperCar -- Where in the Bay Area are you? I'm in Marin and work in SF if you want any help.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-29-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By mostroad
They add premium charges for both the...

They add premium charges for both the turbocharger and for all-wheel drive. ~$2400 was about what I was quoted.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,204
Posted By mostroad
The quarter panel, rear door, side skirt, and...

The quarter panel, rear door, side skirt, and wheel all have damage, hence my high bid. I hope for your sake that it comes in lower.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,204
Posted By mostroad
Horrible weekend with my bimmer

I'm guessing around $3400. Let us know what the estimates come in at.


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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-02-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 923
Posted By mostroad
From my 2008 535 "Service and Warranty...

From my 2008 535 "Service and Warranty Information" booklet (which you can also download here: http://www.irvinebmw.com/usr/theme/image/owners_manuals/2008/5-series/2008_5Series_English.pdf...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-21-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 792
Posted By mostroad
My CPO covered this a few weeks ago.

My CPO covered this a few weeks ago. -- $50 copay
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-15-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 947
Posted By mostroad
I'm guessing HPFP or injectors.

I'm guessing HPFP or injectors.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,945
Posted By mostroad
Have you ever replaced your control arm bushings?...

Have you ever replaced your control arm bushings? -- I had to replace mine at about 50k miles, and the car is much more stable at speed, and tracks better, as well.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-30-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 755
Posted By mostroad
I replaced my 2008 535xi lead acid battery with an AGM from AutoZone

And reprogramed and registered it with NCS Expert and INPA. Took all of 10 minutes.

I see you're in the Bay Area. I'm in Marin. -- If you want to swing by with your new battery, I'll program and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-15-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,629
Posted By mostroad
On my 2008 535xi, my washer stopped spraying, but...

On my 2008 535xi, my washer stopped spraying, but I did hear the pump making noise. I removed the front right wheel and wheel well cover to access the washer reservoir and pump (stupid design, BTW). ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-06-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By mostroad
I buy Mann filters from Amazon all the time, for...

I buy Mann filters from Amazon all the time, for several different cars. Always genuine Mann, includes needed gaskets and washers.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-30-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,749
Posted By mostroad
This is fishy in many ways: 1) Yes, to...

This is fishy in many ways:

1) Yes, to replace with an AGM, you do need to reprogram and register (I just did this on my 535). It's a straightforward process.
2) The SAT radio does not need to be...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-11-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,063
Posted By mostroad
Apple Lightning Adaptor Kills iPod Out on BMW, Mini Models

http://www.wired.com/autopia/2012/09/apple-lightning-bmw-mini/

Would-be iPhone 5 owners are in store for disappointment when they connect their shiny new Apple device into their BMW or Mini model....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-30-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,101
Posted By mostroad
Attached is the DIY for the process I used to...

Attached is the DIY for the process I used to retrofit a lead acid with a new AGM. Worked great for me.
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