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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-06-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By themust
Reitmeier's Werkstadt in Los Altos has always...

Reitmeier's Werkstadt in Los Altos has always served me well, honest, don't know how the prices stack up against others, though.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-23-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 522
Posted By themust
Welcome. There are some interesting threads here...

Welcome. There are some interesting threads here you may have already seen, for example comparisons of the e39 to the e60 (many of us are in your situation) and Things we've learned that have...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-22-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,469
Posted By themust
There was a similar thread last Summer on this...

There was a similar thread last Summer on this very topic and it also generated a ton of replies. I agree with everything here. When I return from vacation I always rush to kiss and caress my 535. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-20-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By themust
Thanks for all the great replies!!! Update: The...

Thanks for all the great replies!!! Update: The car feels fine and its been 3-4 days since the smoke event. Is this something that will now deteriorate since that layer has been burned? Sell the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-17-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By themust
Teenager vs. clutch

So I'm teaching my 15 1/2 year old daughter to drive my 535 with a manual. She is doing ok but I usually smell the clutch afterwards (a smell from my more auto-adventurous youth). Today we were at...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-05-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By themust
faint clicking in engine

So a few weeks back (after having been in the shop again for 2 weeks for second walnut blast to rectify carbon build-up) I hear a very faint clicking sound in my N54 engine. I don't think anyone...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-21-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By themust
similar problem with Continental extreme Contact...

similar problem with Continental extreme Contact DW's. Plenty of treadlife but you can feel that the outside treat is "cupped," meaning there are very small ridges from one channel of treat to the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-21-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 758
Posted By themust
Its an optional, and rare, feature. It was...

Its an optional, and rare, feature. It was important on my fist BMW (also an e39) and something I waiting out for. I was much younger then and wanted to be able to transport my mountain bike. It...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-06-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,010
Posted By themust
I can't speak to the visual ,ods as I keep my...

I can't speak to the visual ,ods as I keep my cars stock on that front. Love the power and mileage of the 535. I get 30 mpg freeway easily. However, no one here has chimed in on a key request: ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-27-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,437
Posted By themust
Hmmmm. A lot of our other cars here seem to be...

Hmmmm. A lot of our other cars here seem to be minivans. Same here. All I can say is that I am much more conservative in daily driving. EXCEPT when it comes to well banked on ramps and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-11-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By themust
Also depends on how it's optioned out. I think...

Also depends on how it's optioned out. I think I'd rather have a manual 335 with SP than a 528 with auto and no SP, depending on cost factors. I don't mean to intrude, but I'd also question whether...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-09-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By themust
I used to take my e39 to reitmeier's Werkstadt in...

I used to take my e39 to reitmeier's Werkstadt in Los Altos and was very happy with them. As soon as my CPO expires on my current e60 in October I will definitely be going back there.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-08-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By themust
Another hint: I used a different key this...

Another hint: I used a different key this weekend and the problem is gone. Haven't gone back and tried the other key again, but at least that rules out a mechanical issue.....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-03-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By themust
Sticking presets help?

Hi, guys. Just got back the car with replaced turbo actuators. No more rattling noises in the exhaust! HOWEVER.... the presets that display either as tabs on the lower portion of the iDrive...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-07-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 780
Posted By themust
My 2 cents: There are a lot of e39 refugees...

My 2 cents: There are a lot of e39 refugees here, myself included. I'm not much a of a DIYer, mainly becuase of time (oh, and skills, tools, dexterity, etc. etc.) so cannot weigh in on that. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-21-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 867
Posted By themust
Just went through this with my 08. Presuming its...

Just went through this with my 08. Presuming its the same, lift the spare tire cover and use the latch to hold it up (hooking it on the lip where the rubber seal is). Then you will see 2 black...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-15-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,493
Posted By themust
Great video!!! Nice lines, too. I am looking...

Great video!!! Nice lines, too. I am looking forward to the JB4 and have had my stock 08 535i with 6-Speed manual up at Sears Point Infineon Raceway and definitely held its own aorund that course. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-13-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,521
Posted By themust
Congrats! Post pix. That's a great color.

Congrats! Post pix. That's a great color.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-13-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,612
Posted By themust
Sounds like the injectors, fuel rail and/or HPFP....

Sounds like the injectors, fuel rail and/or HPFP. I've had about 3 or 4 HPFPs 3 sets of plugs at least, and multiple other associated items replaced and chronicled here by myself and others. CPO...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-13-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,050
Posted By themust
Had the DW on 08 535i and got 36K (mostly freeway...

Had the DW on 08 535i and got 36K (mostly freeway miles) on the rears. Good life left on fronts, but they are cupped and tehrefore loud. Dealer replaced rears with DWS instead of DW (which...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-13-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,521
Posted By themust
Sorry to hear you didn't get the car. Keep...

Sorry to hear you didn't get the car. Keep Looking. IMHO I wouldn't get a BMW without CPO. I've had thousands of dollars of work done under warranty (Granted, I have the N54 535i). Peace of Mind.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-12-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,636
Posted By themust
Cars I've owned, some very briefly, some many...

Cars I've owned, some very briefly, some many years: (I'm 48)

1967 Mustang (owned at 15 years old and stolen in Oakland when I was in my 30s)
1973 Volvo 145 wagon
1973 Fiat 124
1971 (?)...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,219
Posted By themust
I finally had a dealer who was willing to go to...

I finally had a dealer who was willing to go to the mat for me with BMW. So, having tried the HPFP (third one, I think) and replacing injectors, again not resolving the problem, they allowed the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-31-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 855
Posted By themust
Thanks for all of the responses. Yes, the dealer...

Thanks for all of the responses. Yes, the dealer in Sac got the IBS covered by BMW CPO. So holding off on the Battery for now.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-30-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 855
Posted By themust
Was just told by the dealer that the advice by...

Was just told by the dealer that the advice by BMW to replace battery was based on age, not cranking power. Clock losing time was about the Intelligent Battery Sensor. So keeping the battery but...
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