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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-17-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 286
Posted By Drivinghard
Question Installing Duracell 94R Battery

Question about the vent tube: Does it just need to be plugged in, or is there a knockout that has to be tapped out before you plug it in?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-30-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Drivinghard
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-30-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Drivinghard
Question Break Fluid Change?

What is the recommended schedule for changing brake fluid. I had it changed on my 2006 530i about 2 years and 20,000 ago, and I am getting an indicator in the iDrive that it is due again. I am...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 03-21-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 258
Posted By Drivinghard
Extended Service Contract

I own a 2006 530i with 79,000 miles. I just received an offer in the mail from Vehicle Protection America. I called and was offered 4 years and 75,000 miles additional for a total cost of $3026, $200...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-30-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,087
Posted By Drivinghard
Nav System Picks Bad Routes

I have a 2012 X35i with the BMW navigation system. I have set the preference for fastest route, but the darn thing selects terrible routes that are out of the way and slower than routes I have cross...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-27-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,193
Posted By Drivinghard
Early Tire Wear

I sure hope my 2012 X3 35i does not eat tires like my old 530i. Had no choice but run flats $$$.
Thanks again for your help guys.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-26-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,193
Posted By Drivinghard
I have done quite a bit of research on the...

I have done quite a bit of research on the Continental DWS tires that dolfan13 recommended and the DWS appears to be a much better choice than the Goodyears.
Discount Tire Direct has them for $151...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-26-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,193
Posted By Drivinghard
Thanks---thats the plan

Thanks---thats the plan
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-26-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,193
Posted By Drivinghard
Thanks for your quick reply. Wear is pretty even,...

Thanks for your quick reply. Wear is pretty even, and I really don't drive that hard, so I am surprized to be only getting about 25,000 on the rear tires. One thing for sure is I am going to try...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-26-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,193
Posted By Drivinghard
Early Tire Wear

I seem to wear out my rear tires (Goodyear Eagles) a lot sooner than my front tires. This is the second set that has just about worn out in less than 25,000 miles. I have always wondered about BMW's...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-29-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By Drivinghard
Thanks for the tip

Thanks for your tip on how to get some idea of the battery's performance under a load.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-26-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By Drivinghard
Problem seems to have fixed itself

Thanks to all who have offered kind words of advice. Anticipating another "failure to start" I bought one of those compact Jump-Start gagets, and wouldn't you know it---the problem has not reoccured...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-09-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By Drivinghard
I don't have a "load" tester, but I did check the...

I don't have a "load" tester, but I did check the battery with a volt meter, got 12 v, and my charger meter showed 0 chargeing amps. The car is driven 50/50 short and long trips.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-09-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By Drivinghard
Won't-Start Mystery

I have a 2006 530i that has failed to start for my wife on two occassions recently. First time, about two weeks ago, the battery was low (battery new in 09), the second time, today, I started the car...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-13-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,198
Posted By Drivinghard
Thanks for the suggestion, but I don't have...

Thanks for the suggestion, but I don't have comfort access.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-13-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,198
Posted By Drivinghard
Battery discharge problems

I have a 2006 530i, Shortly after I got it I had two incidents. 1. Car ran fine day before, next morning battery dead. Dealer said it was a bad battery cable. 2. A couple of months latter (2009) same...
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