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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 383
Posted By macman5
I don't mind driving around town or local...

I don't mind driving around town or local highway. I am close to BMW most places I go. I am afraid to take it upstate ny with my wife in the car. I could see the look on her face. I use her new car...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 08:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 383
Posted By macman5
That's what I want to do. I am going to change it...

That's what I want to do. I am going to change it asap.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 07:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 383
Posted By macman5
I'm driving mine today original pump 94000 miles....

I'm driving mine today original pump 94000 miles. One dealer said change now another said wait till it fails
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 06:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 383
Posted By macman5
At 171,000 Are you still on the original water...

At 171,000 Are you still on the original water pump?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-25-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 383
Posted By macman5
Exactly. I couldn't get them to believe it until...

Exactly. I couldn't get them to believe it until I put my phone next to the car on the passenger side. Told me it was a bad transfer case. $4500.00 later same problem. Next dealer said normal...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-25-2016, 05:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 383
Posted By macman5
I had the dealer try this fix as one of the first...

I had the dealer try this fix as one of the first remedies. Didn't work. I've read here some people claim their cars do it less after the software fix. If it works for you that will be great. Just...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-25-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By macman5
Looks like it may be the Part 3 sheet metal...

Looks like it may be the Part 3 sheet metal screw. I can take one out of the other and see if it fits. Then replace it. Those are the only screws I see on that diagram. Thanks so much. S. Grant
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-25-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 383
Posted By macman5
Don't spend any money trying to repair this. I...

Don't spend any money trying to repair this. I spent over five thousand dollars with the stealer same exact symptoms as you, exactly the same. I found a dealer about two years ago that checked with...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-25-2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By macman5
Thanks to the dealer repair, missing screws.

I had the dealer looking for a tapping sound coming from the dash about a year ago. As usual they couldn't find it. About a week later I had a rattle that sounds like a tool box in my dash. They said...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-02-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By macman5
That is so true. In my opinion the dealer shops...

That is so true. In my opinion the dealer shops are hiring people just to change oil on leased cars. The true BMW mechanics have all retired!
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-02-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By macman5
My plan is to tell them tomorrow that I want to...

My plan is to tell them tomorrow that I want to fix the rattle in the dash or I won't invest anymore money in this car. I am not good at taking things apart in this car and always break the parts I...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-02-2016, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By macman5
Thank you. I am going to get that done tomorrow.

Thank you. I am going to get that done tomorrow.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-02-2016, 04:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By macman5
P S they want me to change the expantion tank as...

P S they want me to change the expantion tank as well. It looks like brand new. Does this model year have the same cooling problems as models in the past?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-02-2016, 04:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By macman5
Work needed

Came back from dealer, Said the noise I hear (sounds like a tool box with some tools banging around in my dashboard,) I hear this rattle when It hits something dead on, like a strip of tar that has...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-28-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 680
Posted By macman5
Yes, the steering wheel shakes sometimes only for...

Yes, the steering wheel shakes sometimes only for a few seconds, not when applying brake. The steering wheel also has a vibration while driving that also seems to not happen all the time.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-15-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 680
Posted By macman5
91000 miles. They did a wheel alinement, I...

91000 miles. They did a wheel alinement, I figured if it needed any front end work the dealer would never miss the opportunity to get me to fix it.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-14-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 680
Posted By macman5
Ok thanks I will have to find someone that can...

Ok thanks I will have to find someone that can look at this. I don't think the dealer will understand this.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-13-2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 680
Posted By macman5
Vibration and Shimmy

I replaced my worn tires a few weeks ago. I asked the dealer to put factory tires which I really liked. These are the Goodyear RSA. These tires that BMW sells are stamped "made in Germany" on the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-07-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By macman5
Inside the car can you connect to google search? ...

Inside the car can you connect to google search? In the I drive menus BMW assist , BMW search. When I try this now I get can't connect to network. You have to have the concierge package for this to...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-07-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By macman5
I took the car into BMW they checked it out,...

I took the car into BMW they checked it out, nothing wrong. BMW search still does not work. Does anyone have the convenience package? If yes, can you do a BMW search? Does it connect or just say...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-24-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By macman5
yes it is.

yes it is.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-24-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By macman5
BMW Assist

I tried to connect to bmw assist today and it is giving me a message that says, a network connection cannot be made at this time. I called bmw assist from my cell phone, they checked my account and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-13-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,776
Posted By macman5
I had the same problem with mine. There is a...

I had the same problem with mine. There is a video on YouTube about this. I told the dealer that it is the relay. They changed the motor and wiper transmission and it did not fix it. After they...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-24-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,181
Posted By macman5
Wow that VW is beautiful. If BMW doesn't bring a...

Wow that VW is beautiful. If BMW doesn't bring a 5 series diesel to the US soon, I will be right behind you.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-23-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,891
Posted By macman5
just a thought

Check in the I-drive to see if the adj. for the seat heating is set to only heat the back. This can be adjusted.
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