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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By Mac Hadley
If you live near Rockville, Wrenchmasters is an...

If you live near Rockville, Wrenchmasters is an excellent shop. I have used them for the past 10 years.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-27-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 505
Posted By Mac Hadley
A decade ago I was told at the dealer that my 328...

A decade ago I was told at the dealer that my 328 needed the valve cover gasket replaced. I have never added oil to it before or since. If you are not adding oil and can not visibly see a leak, you...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-27-2015, 02:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 505
Posted By Mac Hadley
Have you had to add any oil, and if so how much?

Have you had to add any oil, and if so how much?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-14-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By Mac Hadley
bimmershops.com punch in your zip code, then...

bimmershops.com

punch in your zip code, then vet the shops that come up
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By Mac Hadley
On my list of codes, I see two codes each in...

On my list of codes, I see two codes each in yellow showing an oil can, but both codes 27 and 28 refer to the oil level only.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-24-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By Mac Hadley
I think that a visual and oil level check will be...

I think that a visual and oil level check will be the way to go, rather than attempting to discern what the smell is, and where it comes from.
Around 6 or 8 years ago, a dealer told me that I need...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-24-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By Mac Hadley
Before you go forward with the repair, are you...

Before you go forward with the repair, are you losing any oil and/or do you see any around the valve cover gasket?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-06-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By Mac Hadley
Here's is what I got from a Google search: ...

Here's is what I got from a Google search:

This is a generic powertrain code, which means it covers all makes/models, 1996-newer. However, specific troubleshooting steps will vary depending on the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-01-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 181
Posted By Mac Hadley
BMW USB charger instructions

I just bought a bmw usb charger for my iphone. The instructions say to use it with the windows closed. Does anyone know why that is necessary, if it is?
thanks
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-27-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By Mac Hadley
Brake fluid collects moisture over time and needs...

Brake fluid collects moisture over time and needs to be changed. Every two years is when I have it done.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-22-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,049
Posted By Mac Hadley
With my 3 series at a stealership about 10 years...

With my 3 series at a stealership about 10 years ago, I was told I needed the valve cover replaced. Fast forward to today, the car has never once been even a quarter of a quart of oil low. That...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-20-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 428
Posted By Mac Hadley
This is the list of BMW models from the WSJ...

This is the list of BMW models from the WSJ today. I did not see a five series. But there is a recall out for the mini-cooper, not listed here, so I would continue to check.

BMW 3 Series...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-17-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,271
Posted By Mac Hadley
If you live in an area where it snows and will...

If you live in an area where it snows and will need to drive the car in snow, keep looking at X drives.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-27-2015, 02:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By Mac Hadley
I am wondering exactly why a mechanic would ask...

I am wondering exactly why a mechanic would ask whether or not the car had AWD for an over heating issue?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-23-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By Mac Hadley
From "Car Talk" a popular radio show: I just...

From "Car Talk" a popular radio show:

I just bought a new Jeep, and the owner's manual says that all tires, including the spare, should be replaced after six years, regardless of condition or...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-20-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By Mac Hadley
there are very specific towing instructions as I...

there are very specific towing instructions as I read my 2008 manual, a manual tranny needs to be in neutral and if automatic, one has to remove the cover around the shifter and make an adjustment,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-15-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 504
Posted By Mac Hadley
This group has local meetings: "National Capital...

This group has local meetings: "National Capital Chapter, BMW CCA" <calendar@nccbmwcca.org>
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-12-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,953
Posted By Mac Hadley
Washington Checkbook is a great source for...

Washington Checkbook is a great source for evaluating business, auto repair is one of the categories. I've subscribed to them for years.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 858
Posted By Mac Hadley
Needed tires last year, so price shopped Tire...

Needed tires last year, so price shopped Tire Rack versus Radial Tire in Silver Spring. Prices were about the same, so I went to Radial Tire as I have done business with them for over 20 years.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 858
Posted By Mac Hadley
Yes, several times, mostly for routine...

Yes, several times, mostly for routine maintenance. The quality of the work was excellent, but they will be more expensive than an indie. If you want a good indie in Rockville, just pm me. I have...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2015, 03:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 858
Posted By Mac Hadley
I have never changed power steering fluid, if it...

I have never changed power steering fluid, if it was low and not leaking I would just fill it up.
Good price for oil service, but brake fluid and engine coolant service can be done more cheaply by...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-08-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By Mac Hadley
http://www.bimmershops.com Use the above as...

http://www.bimmershops.com

Use the above as a starting point to look for a new shop to see if they agree with what you are being told. You will need to do due diligence in determining which shop...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-01-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By Mac Hadley
cabin filters and engine air filters are really...

cabin filters and engine air filters are really more dependent upon hours driven and the conditions (dusty....) in which one drives. Just inspect them and replace when they look dirty.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By Mac Hadley
Clock spring?

Clock spring?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-18-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By Mac Hadley
Depends when your 09 was built...the below should...

Depends when your 09 was built...the below should be helpful.

SI B13 14 10 Fuel Systems
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December 2010 Technical Service
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PERFORM THE PROCEDURE OUTLINED IN THIS SERVICE...
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