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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-25-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,026
Posted By Brent P
Ding Ding Ding..... We have a winner :thumbup:

Ding Ding Ding..... We have a winner :thumbup:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,026
Posted By Brent P
I totally agree. What I should have added in my...

I totally agree. What I should have added in my previous post is that, from what I've seen, 99% of AWD owners don't think they need to have snow tires if they have AWD. They think the AWD traction...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,026
Posted By Brent P
Around here it's always the SUV's and AWD's that...

Around here it's always the SUV's and AWD's that are in the ditch after a snowfall, not the RWD's with snow tires. AWD will not brake any better than RWD and it will slide laterally just as easily. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,514
Posted By Brent P
Nope. A new AGM battery has different charging...

Nope. A new AGM battery has different charging requirements than an older battery, and 'should' be registered to ensure its life isn't shortened (see article in previous post).
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,514
Posted By Brent P
Here's an excellent article that will answer all...

Here's an excellent article that will answer all your questions (and clear up misinformation that gets perpetuated) about BMW battery registration.

Battery Registration...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,114
Posted By Brent P
I go about it the opposite way. I buy -40 rated...

I go about it the opposite way. I buy -40 rated windshield washer fluid for about $2 a bottle, then add detergent tablets (http://www.autogeek.net/303iwt.html) I bought at a local auto parts store...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-11-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,220
Posted By Brent P
Haa haa... sorry about that. Didn't mean to be...

Haa haa... sorry about that. Didn't mean to be abrupt.

Regarding the first point, The system learns the limits, but I'm not so sure it learns the force required to close. If it did, then BMW...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-10-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,220
Posted By Brent P
WRONG; what you've described is the...

WRONG; what you've described is the "Initialization" process. If you are upgrading to the new version seal in a pre 11/2008 car, there is a good chance the dealer will need to upgrade the car's...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By Brent P
I assumed he has a pre-2007 model with the...

I assumed he has a pre-2007 model with the non-sensor FTM system (like mine), since he said "no sensors".
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-28-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,026
Posted By Brent P
Around here basic windshield washer fluid is...

Around here basic windshield washer fluid is rated for -30, and the cold stuff goes down to about -40, but that won't prevent icing. What you need is fluid that has de-icer added to it. It's not...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-26-2010, 10:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By Brent P
Did you lose your Owner's Manual? Crack it open...

Did you lose your Owner's Manual? Crack it open and in 30 seconds you'll have your answer.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-23-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,089
Posted By Brent P
Yeah, and picking up your Owner's Manual is an...

Yeah, and picking up your Owner's Manual is an even faster way to learn how your car operates. :loco:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-23-2010, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By Brent P
Made in China Junk.

Made in China Junk.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-23-2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,682
Posted By Brent P
:thumbup: Like he says. All-seasons always...

:thumbup: Like he says.

All-seasons always sound like a good option (to those who don't know any better), but it's only a matter of time before you lose control, or get into a situation where you...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-19-2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,061
Posted By Brent P
CRAP! I guess I'll be buying a new e60 :thumbup:

CRAP! I guess I'll be buying a new e60 :thumbup:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-18-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,236
Posted By Brent P
I misunderstood. I thought you were talking...

I misunderstood. I thought you were talking about a dial on the console.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-18-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,061
Posted By Brent P
From: Bavarian Technic...

From: Bavarian Technic [mailto:support@bavariantechnic.com]
Sent: Friday, December 17, 2010 1:22 PM
To: bpiercy@nucleus.com
Subject: Re: Feature question

Hello Brent,

Thank you for your...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-18-2010, 10:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,236
Posted By Brent P
PLUS you need to set the cold air Intermix...

PLUS you need to set the cold air Intermix appropriately in iDrive, as I described above, otherwise what you just described will be for naught.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-17-2010, 10:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,061
Posted By Brent P
I mentioned in my original post that the Bavarian...

I mentioned in my original post that the Bavarian Technic tool won't do it, and that's a fact confirmed by the company. Anybody saying it can on the forum is wrong. I'm hoping to find something...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-17-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,061
Posted By Brent P
It's exactly the sort of function that should be...

It's exactly the sort of function that should be built into iDrive so you can do it yourself when when you put in a new battery.

Here's an excellent tech article that explains the "Why". What I...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-17-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,061
Posted By Brent P
Battery registration tool for home use

Is anyone aware of a diagnostic tool, suitable for the home user, that will allow you to register a new battery yourself? I've been looking, but haven't seen anything.

The tool from Bavarian...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-17-2010, 07:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,477
Posted By Brent P
You pay someone to cut the hair on your big...

You pay someone to cut the hair on your big ass???:eeps:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-16-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,976
Posted By Brent P
You're kidding right? It's all in your owner's...

You're kidding right? It's all in your owner's manual.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-16-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,299
Posted By Brent P
Excellent article and important information to be...

Excellent article and important information to be aware of. Now the need for registering the battery makes sense. Thanks.

On the other hand, battery registration should be a function built into...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-16-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,299
Posted By Brent P
I realize that, but I was curious about what kind...

I realize that, but I was curious about what kind of CCA rating you get from a Walmart battery because it's the most important rating if you live in a climate with real winters.

Today, for...
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