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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-02-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 870
Views: 126,930
Posted By 5h4rk5i
This is not the case on mine. I can open the...

This is not the case on mine. I can open the trunk with the fob, whether the car is unlocked or not. When I close the trunk, surprisingly the thud doesn't trigger the alarm, that is still armed.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-19-2009, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,191
Posted By 5h4rk5i
I haven't noticed any change in the handling that...

I haven't noticed any change in the handling that would be significant. When I first started pushing them a little out towards the + side of the tolerance, I just thought that the ride felt smoother....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-17-2009, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,191
Posted By 5h4rk5i
I would never get an alignment at my local...

I would never get an alignment at my local dealership. I have learned to get an alignment about once a year, to maintain the camber in the rear, in a fashion that keeps the inner edges on my...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-03-2009, 10:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,396
Posted By 5h4rk5i
I personally have never inquired about...

I personally have never inquired about specs/tolerances for orange peel, though I am sure it exists. Probably a factory Paint Tech deals with this issue and it differs for each manufacturer. A body...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-29-2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,396
Posted By 5h4rk5i
I work in the Auto Body Industry and BMW is...

I work in the Auto Body Industry and BMW is famous for its factory orange peel. Your paint job will need some orange peel, in order to match the rest of the car. Re-painting is not the solution....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-27-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,344
Posted By 5h4rk5i
O4' 545i with 176,000 miles and still going...

O4' 545i with 176,000 miles and still going strong. Only problem was getting car in first model year had all kinds of software bugs. Once getting good stable software, the car has been a rock and I...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-14-2009, 06:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,148
Posted By 5h4rk5i
I work in the Auto Body Industry and constantly...

I work in the Auto Body Industry and constantly hear the shops complaining about getting squeezed from Progressive, Farmers and Mercury, when it comes to the shops wanting to do the job right but...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-09-2009, 09:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,151
Posted By 5h4rk5i
LOL....."The Govenator" did get those fees down...

LOL....."The Govenator" did get those fees down right away, when he took Office but like every Gov tax or fee in history, they always go back up and this time I bet they stay up, just like Utilities,...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-07-2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,271
Posted By 5h4rk5i
I second that and have been using these tires...

I second that and have been using these tires (PZero Nero) for a few months now. So far they are working out much better than several other that brands I have tried and may give my favorite Nitto...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-02-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,231
Posted By 5h4rk5i
Agreed, talk to someone that works at your local...

Agreed, talk to someone that works at your local refinery and they'll tell you how much almost all of the brands in your area are the same. This gas excuse has got to go away, total cop out for a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-02-2009, 10:28 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,559
Posted By 5h4rk5i
I couldn't have said it any better, I have looked...

I couldn't have said it any better, I have looked to your posts for most of the things that I have learned here.
Forum: General BMW 05-29-2009, 07:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,599
Posted By 5h4rk5i
Unfortunately the joke is on us cause we can't...

Unfortunately the joke is on us cause we can't have the three minutes of our life back that we spent reading this spewage. :tsk:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-27-2009, 10:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,568
Posted By 5h4rk5i
Someone who likes to find a deserted stretch of...

Someone who likes to find a deserted stretch of road and do their best Mario Andretti impression and then slip back into the Rat Race in style? :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-27-2009, 10:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,208
Posted By 5h4rk5i
Agreed, My "Stealership" has been recommending...

Agreed, My "Stealership" has been recommending that I replace my 175,000 mile struts for about 75,000 miles. I cannot feel any performance problems, so I took car to my Indy Mechanic and my Indy...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-25-2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By 5h4rk5i
It comes down to what is more important to you....

It comes down to what is more important to you. The five is more fun to drive, so if you are looking for a sport driving feel in between a 3 and a 7, it's as close to perfection that you can get in a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-23-2009, 11:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,765
Posted By 5h4rk5i
I got my first ticket for "no front plate" about...

I got my first ticket for "no front plate" about two months ago, after never having a front plate on numerous cars for more than fifteen years. First the Meter Maid gives me a ticket for slightly...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-23-2009, 10:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 884
Posted By 5h4rk5i
One of the greatest examples of an over priced...

One of the greatest examples of an over priced item! :tsk:

I needed some of these and just went to my local Dealership.

They are part number 51-16-8-222-183 and called "Stopper PL".

They...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-13-2009, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By 5h4rk5i
You will probably get more expense from the...

You will probably get more expense from the suggested scheduled Services that will be coming due in the near future? And maybe you'll lose a battery or alternator somewhere between 100,000-150,000...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-11-2009, 10:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,833
Posted By 5h4rk5i
Yeah, I used it for five years for work and my...

Yeah, I used it for five years for work and my territory is Northern California. Though, I don't recommend this type of car for this type of mileage, due to the constant need to replace tires and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-10-2009, 08:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,833
Posted By 5h4rk5i
I have 176,000 on my 04' 545i and the only...

I have 176,000 on my 04' 545i and the only troubling problems I had with the car were in the first six months, which were equated to it being the first MY of the E60. The main software for the car...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-08-2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,374
Posted By 5h4rk5i
I had your exact problem described to a "T" and...

I had your exact problem described to a "T" and it was the alternator.

It was replaced and it was as if I never had a problem at all. But I can relate :) on when the thing died, it's funny in...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-08-2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,229
Posted By 5h4rk5i
The best tires I ever had for my current 545...

The best tires I ever had for my current 545 w/19" wheels has been Nitto 555's. The tread on these lasted longer than any tire I have tried so far. I had a set of Bridgestones, don't remember the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-07-2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,753
Posted By 5h4rk5i
This whole 10% vs. 11% gas issue is all just...

This whole 10% vs. 11% gas issue is all just crap. Nothing pisses me more off at a dealership than when they dust off the "bad gas" line! It would be nice to hear from someone who works in the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-02-2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,654
Posted By 5h4rk5i
Great choice and either car would be a blast! ...

Great choice and either car would be a blast!

I think the choice comes down to whether you are a person that likes to buy a good car, pay it off and use it for many years or if you are the type of...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2009, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By 5h4rk5i
It's probably a good idea to get an alignment...

It's probably a good idea to get an alignment check for the rear occasionally, within reason. The camber on my rear tires gradually drifted more towards the negative and it really started to wear the...
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