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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By andymax
My control arm bushings had the exact same...

My control arm bushings had the exact same symptom....very slight steering wheel shake at steady cruising speed.. It then escalated to shaking ever harder, especially at medium to high speed...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-05-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 586
Posted By andymax
That ELM327 adapter will not work with Coding,...

That ELM327 adapter will not work with Coding, and some other features of the BMWhat app. I know this from personal experience. Don't cheap out....get this one ---> ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-21-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By andymax
I will check the brake/braking aspect...

I will check the brake/braking aspect soon....good idea!! Hope that's what it is...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-20-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By andymax
No brakes. generally the car is only idling to...

No brakes. generally the car is only idling to move the car backwards. I agree with your comment about the bearing, but it has to be a part related to the backward rotation of that wheel. I'm not...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-20-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By andymax
Front wheel "moans" while in reverse

Seems like this is an impending problem...Curious if any others have experienced this. 08 535xi with 153K miles. Not every time, but sometimes when I am backing up I get a sort of soft higher pitch...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-11-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,539
Posted By andymax
I can't disagree with you at all....its a shame...

I can't disagree with you at all....its a shame that the real capability of the F10 ends up being so disconnected from the driver. The E60 is the best car I've ever owned in this respect, and I...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-10-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,539
Posted By andymax
So I have to sorta disagree with those that say...

So I have to sorta disagree with those that say the F10 is sloppier or doesn't handle/corner as well, etc. This may be a bit of a semantic issue, but I'd say the F10 handles very well...you just...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-25-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By andymax
I live in the hills of PA too...my 535xi goes...

I live in the hills of PA too...my 535xi goes like stank in snow and ice (yes, tire dependent). Naturally, the service records hold the key to this decision. It doesnt take much reading to see that...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-16-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 27,156
Posted By andymax
Wait...what? What do you mean about the MP3?

Wait...what? What do you mean about the MP3?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-13-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 577
Posted By andymax
On the serious side...1 caliper per mounted...

On the serious side...1 caliper per mounted wheel. Each caliper holds two pads. Period.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-10-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 577
Posted By andymax
+1 And no, the stock pads are not necessarily...

+1 And no, the stock pads are not necessarily more expensive. In fact the dealers sell a "value kit" that includes the pads and sensor for far less than if you ask for the parts separately. And...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-07-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,893
Posted By andymax
Frankly, if I were you, I'd hope for a total. ...

Frankly, if I were you, I'd hope for a total. The likelihood of that unibody damage haunting you is too high. If not a total, then I would make a big stink about diminished value...as that is the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-22-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 632
Posted By andymax
After having direct experience with both methods...

After having direct experience with both methods (rotating and not-rotating), using the same type of tires (cont ext dws) on my 535xi, I would definitely rotate, probably every oil change.

Last...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,297
Posted By andymax
I'll take the DCI...assuming no damage and good...

I'll take the DCI...assuming no damage and good condition.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-11-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 961
Posted By andymax
FWIW - I'm at 132K miles on my 08 535xi...haven't...

FWIW - I'm at 132K miles on my 08 535xi...haven't needed a walnut blasting yet. I was getting a bit of a chug when I'd get on it, and so, at the recommendation of a respected indy mech, I started a...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-27-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 952
Posted By andymax
Zimmerman rotors + OEM pads are SPECTACULAR...

Zimmerman rotors + OEM pads are SPECTACULAR combination for the 5series...IF...and it seems to be a big IF for a lot of people...you don't mind the dust. I "upgraded" before and got lower dust...and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-27-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By andymax
I've got 130K on my 08 535xi...mostly 3-6 hour...

I've got 130K on my 08 535xi...mostly 3-6 hour freeway blasts, but last week as a trip from PA to SC...700+ each way. This is the only car I've ever had that I can get out of after a long drive and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-23-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 838
Posted By andymax
BE AWARE: I had the cheapo ELM327 from...

BE AWARE: I had the cheapo ELM327 from eBay...worked great BUT would not recognize all the computers. BMWhat guys warned about that on their website. I dont know if they write their software that...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-23-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By andymax
http://www.car-part.com/

http://www.car-part.com/
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-23-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,578
Posted By andymax
I'm up to 129K...30K since October. Running...

I'm up to 129K...30K since October. Running great for the last 27K.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-29-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By andymax
I would generally agree with PCY...but it all...

I would generally agree with PCY...but it all depends on the severity of the brake pads and the leak. FWIW my rear brakes lasted 115K miles and I still had pad left...replaced because I was...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-29-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By andymax
If th sound seems to be from the front of the...

If th sound seems to be from the front of the car...very likely a bad thrust arm bushing (aka - Control Arm Bushing). common symptom. Other symptoms include a steering wheel shudder around...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-27-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By andymax
I had same problem...but without the floating...

I had same problem...but without the floating feeling. Telltale sign of bad bushing is a trail of black fluid on the lower end of the control arm itself...tough to see unless you remove or bend the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-19-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By andymax
Need an LCI Tail Light...

jackass move on my part....resulting in a need for a right-side tail light. Prefer to stay OEM or equivalent. Anyone know of good source besides eBay or the dealer?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-12-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,102
Posted By andymax
I tried going with Hawk HPS pads and Centric...

I tried going with Hawk HPS pads and Centric Rotors. I then went back to OEM pads and Zimmerman rotors. The braking performance is noticeably better with OEM/Zimmerman, but the price is much higher...
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