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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-17-2016, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By zufahren
Ahh ... that may explain it! When I received the...

Ahh ... that may explain it! When I received the vehicle in July it had been detailed very well as part of the CPO process but there was some residue at the base of the instrument cluster where the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-17-2016, 04:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By zufahren
Instrument cluster crack!

I was rather surprised to see a 3/4" crack in the glass on the instrument cluster starting from the base just right of the fuel gauge last week! I had driven to work and parked outside all day and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-24-2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By zufahren
Congrats!! It looks great in the blue. I know...

Congrats!! It looks great in the blue. I know the feeling - yesterday I picked up a 2013 35i and spent a lot of time today sitting, configuring, polishing, etc. Will post some pics soon.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-14-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By zufahren
Thank you Houstonhulk, good to know. I will...

Thank you Houstonhulk, good to know. I will check the coils. Under load/acceleration it is running perfectly, just this strange single miss when you come to a complete stop - 5 seconds or so after...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-13-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By zufahren
Hi - I have the same issue on my 2008 528i. I...

Hi - I have the same issue on my 2008 528i. I just changed the plugs at 80,000 miles. Wondering if you ever figured this out.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-01-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 737,475
Posted By zufahren
Hi BMW_535 - see the previous post - S III pairs...

Hi BMW_535 - see the previous post - S III pairs fine. As far as I know you cannot display SMS or email with any phone, wouldn't exactly be safe driving practice!
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-01-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 943
Posted By zufahren
Valve ticking

Here's the thread:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=506682&highlight=

I've decided to live with it on my '08 528i. I spoke with local BMW service advisor who was aware of the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-25-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 737,475
Posted By zufahren
Samsung Galaxy S3 - 2008 528i - paired...

Samsung Galaxy S3 - 2008 528i - paired immediately, all contacts sync'd, work great :)
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-06-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 40,735
Posted By zufahren
Thanks - appreciated.

Thanks - appreciated.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-05-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 40,735
Posted By zufahren
I've just come in from the garage as my left tail...

I've just come in from the garage as my left tail light assembly is doing strange things, and sure enough the brown #5 pin and wire in the harness is hosed :-( If I replace the harness and carrier,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-14-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,869
Posted By zufahren
Based on what is contained in this thread, the...

Based on what is contained in this thread, the SB, and what I've observed with my '08 528i, I fear this is the problem I've observed recently :mad: I have 94,000 km / 59,000 miles on the clock.
...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-01-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 28,670
Posted By zufahren
west76, I don't know about the bavtech software,...

west76, I don't know about the bavtech software, but an independent BMW technician modified my idle about 100 RPM. It is now perfect with no vibration. The stock software can be modified. Good...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-07-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 886
Posted By zufahren
Super - thanks for providing this info. :):) I...

Super - thanks for providing this info. :):) I was at BMW Welt last December - not to be missed!
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-18-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,993
Posted By zufahren
The computer (ECU) needs to have the battery...

The computer (ECU) needs to have the battery registered (mileage reading of your car) so the alternator knows when/how long to charge it over the life of the battery. BTW, the Interstate batteries...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-26-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By zufahren
Check this thread: ...

Check this thread:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=529411
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-26-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By zufahren
I recall reading you need to hold the switch for...

I recall reading you need to hold the switch for 20 seconds and that invokes a calibration process which then determines how much pressure to apply, etc. Good luck :)
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-26-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,236
Posted By zufahren
Well I replaced my OEM battery today as cranking...

Well I replaced my OEM battery today as cranking was taking longer and it reset the clock to zero the last few days. :( I went with an Interstate MTP49/H8 which come well recommended and have a long...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-25-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,403
Posted By zufahren
I would say keep it. You have a great looking,...

I would say keep it. You have a great looking, reliable car that's built to last. Maximize your investment as much as it makes sense - just my Cdn 2 cents :):)
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-13-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,620
Posted By zufahren
Also see Eric1992's account and the SB text ... I...

Also see Eric1992's account and the SB text ... I had a similar experience but the SB wasn't the silver bullet - see my post in the thread from today:
...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-13-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 21,058
Posted By zufahren
Just installed the ProDry drop in today ... will...

Just installed the ProDry drop in today ... will see how it goes . Recommended from an independent BMW tuning expert:
...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-13-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 28,670
Posted By zufahren
Thanks Eric1992 for your post, and the service...

Thanks Eric1992 for your post, and the service bulletin. I had a good independent shop install the kit referenced in the SB (apparently the local BMW dealer stocks them which means they sell at...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-30-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,251
Posted By zufahren
Agreed, it should be covered! Surprised to see...

Agreed, it should be covered! Surprised to see early failure like this.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-30-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,055
Posted By zufahren
+1 :rofl: ... ich möchte Deutsch lernen!

+1 :rofl: ... ich möchte Deutsch lernen!
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-26-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,988
Posted By zufahren
Thanks for this info - something else to put on...

Thanks for this info - something else to put on the todo list! :)
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 22,922
Posted By zufahren
43 - Director, Software QA for a large IT company...

43 - Director, Software QA for a large IT company - and time for a car that I like to drive ;)
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