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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-14-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By jackalope
Just had my injectors replaced (along with spark...

Just had my injectors replaced (along with spark plugs) at 58,000 due to engine light that wouldn't quit. Cost $2,600 but dealer did a 50% good will discount. Also had oil filter housing gasket...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-17-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By jackalope
Update: it self resolved later in the afternoon.

Update: it self resolved later in the afternoon.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-17-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By jackalope
How to reset BMW Assist on 2010 Nav?

Today all of a sudden, I got a message when using BMW Assist saying I had to enroll for this service.

I called BMW Assist who confirmed I'm already enrolled, advised me the Assist feature had to...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-23-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,452
Posted By jackalope
I use the brakes much less, controlling speed...

I use the brakes much less, controlling speed using the throttle.

Overall, I make every effort to drive much more SMOOTHLY regardless of speed.

Finally putting Skip Barber and Panoz training...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-16-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By jackalope
The carbon tint was from Tint World. It was...

The carbon tint was from Tint World. It was their own branding, not sure who the OEM is. Having had 3M and Huper Optik before, I would say the carbon tint is equal to the ceramic in terms of...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-16-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By jackalope
If I understand you correctly, you want: 1)...

If I understand you correctly, you want:

1) Light tint so as not to attract police.
2) Great heat rejection.
3) No interference (such as from metallic tints) with electronic devices.
4) Tint...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-10-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,413
Posted By jackalope
I have a 2010 535i I purchased new. 50,000...

I have a 2010 535i I purchased new.

50,000 miles and over 3 years later, zero reliability issues. Best car I've ever owned (VW, Toyota, Infiniti former owner).

As a 2010, its Nav is the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-01-2013, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By jackalope
It's stock and I plan to keep it that way for...

It's stock and I plan to keep it that way for this car.

Interesting observations though. Thanks!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-31-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By jackalope
Sunoco ethanol free Rec 90 vs. Shell V Power 91 with 10% ethanol?

I typically use Shell V Power 91-93 octane because it is a top tier fuel and meets the BMW recommended 91 AKI octane rating.

I worry, however, about its 10% ethanol content's effect on fuel...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-19-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By jackalope
Not to me. I love the cold for a short while. I...

Not to me. I love the cold for a short while. I was just trying to rub it in for those snowed in, though the rattle is very real.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-19-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By jackalope
I tried that and it does not go away. It also...

I tried that and it does not go away. It also occurs intermittently mainly on rougher pavement. After reading some other threads, I'm thinking the noise is coming from the two little buttons on the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By jackalope
Miami cold snap causing rattling sound.

We're having a massive 2 day cold snap.

The temperature was 54 degrees F when I left my house this morning (emergency homeless shelters are opening up too)!

While driving, I noticed a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-01-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By jackalope
LOL, thanks! :rofl:

LOL, thanks! :rofl:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-01-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By jackalope
Question Topping up with 2 year old new motor oil?

In two months my car will be due it's routine oil change.

Currently, however, the oil level reads slightly below maximum and I want to top it up using some spare BMW 5-30 oil I still have from...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-29-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,237
Posted By jackalope
I have the 2010 E60 with Navigation and the newer...

I have the 2010 E60 with Navigation and the newer iDrive and I think it's great.

The navigation is not DVD based like the prior version.

The display screen is much larger and higher...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-04-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,707
Posted By jackalope
Thanks to everyone for their input. I decided I...

Thanks to everyone for their input. I decided I will get the alignment done at the dealer. worth the extra $. :)
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-25-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,707
Posted By jackalope
Question Is an Alignment a MUST when replacing tires.

I'm replacing all 4 tires due to normal wear.

The car drives straight and the wear is even all the way around.

Can I just replace the tires, or do I have to also have an alignment performed?
...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-17-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 411
Posted By jackalope
Question "Vehicle Check" maintenance, what to expect?

As my 535 approaches 30,000 miles, it's time for an oil change and what the i-Drive's CBS calls "Vehicle Check".

What maintenance items can I expect with this check?

Thanks.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-10-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,482
Posted By jackalope
I feel it's a double edged sword: On the one...

I feel it's a double edged sword:

On the one hand, I don't want to wait until it's nearly empty because there's a greater risk of contaminants entering the fuel system or clogging the filter . . ....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,289
Posted By jackalope
I've had metallic, ceramic, and carbon. My...

I've had metallic, ceramic, and carbon.

My experience is that the ceramic and carbon both have much better heat rejection and fade resistance compared to metallic. For me, this meant I could go...
Forum: Automotive / Photography 12-05-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,674
Posted By jackalope
Anything intimate or obviously focused on a...

Anything intimate or obviously focused on a particular person as the subject, and I really believe you have to ask permission; if nothing else it's courtesy. Better yet, however, I like to strike up...
Forum: Automotive / Photography 12-05-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,674
Posted By jackalope
This actually is pretty common. First my...

This actually is pretty common.

First my answer, then the back story . . .

If you are going to be shooting in a public situation that may make others feel suspicious, get yourself a custom...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-04-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,337
Posted By jackalope
The amount of light transmission (i.e. how light...

The amount of light transmission (i.e. how light or dark the tint is) has nothing to do with UV filtering; as an aside, also has little to do with heat rejection.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-03-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,337
Posted By jackalope
I know you're saying this tongue and cheek, but...

I know you're saying this tongue and cheek, but on a serious note UV really does a lot of damage to both a car's dash and to one's skin.

Now I have light olive skin and don't burn easily, but do...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-02-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,842
Posted By jackalope
I have had good results with this: ...

I have had good results with this: http://www.drcolorchip.com/
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