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Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 06-20-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,147
Posted By DBU
Anyone needing side mirrors, I have both left and...

Anyone needing side mirrors, I have both left and right mirror glass for sale. PM me.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-05-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,456
Posted By DBU
Thanks for the reply and your time. Do you have...

Thanks for the reply and your time.
Do you have active steering and/or roll stabilization?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-05-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,456
Posted By DBU
Thanks, but I do not have 'Active Roll...

Thanks, but I do not have 'Active Roll Stabilization' which was part of the 'Sports Package' as far as I remember.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-04-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,456
Posted By DBU
Power Steering Fluid - ATF or CHF?

The Bentley manual warns us not to mix the two types of power steering fluid. And it sounds like the car could have been built with either type. The circular green label on my PS reservoir fell off...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-03-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By DBU
Wind noise and water tightness are too different...

Wind noise and water tightness are too different and unrelated things.

For the wind noise, I have had good luck with applying a strip of black athletic tape on top of the seal on the window. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-09-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,049
Posted By DBU
I had my driver's side strut replaced under the...

I had my driver's side strut replaced under the CPO warranty. It failed at abt 85,000 miles.. Clear oil by left front wheel on garage floor. Some folks have reported that their CPO warranty did...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,323
Posted By DBU
"One qt of oil every 2,000 miles" sounds...

"One qt of oil every 2,000 miles" sounds excessive to me. My 2007 530 has 61k miles on it and I have yet to add any oil to it between changes. I do change the oil every 7,500 miles or so. Your...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By DBU
The boot-up process starts when you unlock the...

The boot-up process starts when you unlock the vehicle, or if the vehicle is already unlocked, it starts when you open a door. The different behaviors you describe sounds like the difference between...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,403
Posted By DBU
Thank you for responding. I am "mechanicaly...

Thank you for responding.

I am "mechanicaly handy" but not so much when it comes to sound systems. Three questions:
1) Could I add this DSP amp in the trunk and get some real benefit out of...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-17-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 997
Posted By DBU
Original post said "no pulling and tire wear is...

Original post said "no pulling and tire wear is even" so why mess with it? It isn't going to get better and it COULD get worse...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-17-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By DBU
The tranny will "re-learn" your sedate driving...

The tranny will "re-learn" your sedate driving habits again and after a couple of weeks the car may feel a bit sluggish again. Just do the tranny reset again and you will be good for a while.

Not...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-16-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 997
Posted By DBU
In a word: No.

In a word: No.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-16-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,287
Posted By DBU
Looks like you are a few months ahead of me -...

Looks like you are a few months ahead of me - thinking about copying what you just did. Did you change the tire size or stay with 225/50R17?

How many miles did the Goodyears give you? Mine just...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-16-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By DBU
Why not order it on-line? Abt 35 bucks at...

Why not order it on-line? Abt 35 bucks at http://www.bavauto.com/shop.asp
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-16-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,276
Posted By DBU
Looks like my car - see my sig.

Looks like my car - see my sig.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-16-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By DBU
:rofl:

:rofl:
Forum: European Delivery 11-15-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,142
Posted By DBU
+1 on the sentiments above re US drivers vs...

+1 on the sentiments above re US drivers vs German drivers. It is sooo difficult to come back here and watch cops and everyone else change lanes, make turns without using their turn signals. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-13-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By DBU
Have you tried the "tranny reset procedure"? (Fob...

Have you tried the "tranny reset procedure"? (Fob in, no foot on brake, press start button, then press gas pedal to the floor and hold it there for 30 sec.). Let go of gas pedal, take fob out and...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 11-13-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 775
Posted By DBU
Stereo Comparison E60 (530) and E83 (X3) - a Coding Solution?

I have two Bimmers - both MY 2007. The X3 3.0si (LCI) is new (to me) and I have had the 530 from new. The sound quality of the stereo in the 530 has never been very good. When I first listened to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-13-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 755
Posted By DBU
Stereo Comparison E60 (530) and E83 (X3)

I have two Bimmers - both MY 2007. The X3 3.0si (LCI) is new (to me) and I have had the 530 from new. The sound quality of the stereo in the 530 has never been very good. When I first listened to...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-13-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,403
Posted By DBU
Stereo Comparison E60 (530) and E83 (X3)

I have two Bimmers - both MY 2007. The X3 3.0si (LCI) is new (to me) and I have had the 530 from new. The sound quality of the stereo in the 530 has never been very good. When I first listened to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-09-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,164
Posted By DBU
The bulbs in the tailgate are indeed the break...

The bulbs in the tailgate are indeed the break force llights. AFIK, they only light up when the ABS system kicks in. I don't believe there is a way to test them.

I like the Pirelli Scorpion tires...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-09-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,164
Posted By DBU
Remember that the brake lights have a built-in...

Remember that the brake lights have a built-in back-up. If a bulb goes out, another bulb (in the hatch assembly) automatically lights up instead. Look carefully to make sure your rear lights are...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-05-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,904
Posted By DBU
...or you can go to your lcal dealer and buy it...

...or you can go to your lcal dealer and buy it there. If you are a BMW CCA member your dealer will probably give you a discount and the net cost is on par with what you can find on the internet. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-30-2012, 04:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,904
Posted By DBU
Pre-wiring for alarm system is 100% for US spec...

Pre-wiring for alarm system is 100% for US spec E83's. i just installed one in my wife's X3.
BTW - I thought the motion sensor module was de-activated if you left a window or the sunroof ajar. ...
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