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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-15-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 549
Posted By Gardis
Sorry, I didn't mean literally 'print out'. I...

Sorry, I didn't mean literally 'print out'. I meant, when your technician connects the computer up to the terminal, the vehicle gives a screen read out of all the faults (things needing attention). ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-14-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 549
Posted By Gardis
Sorry, Bangle, I'm not technical. I don't know...

Sorry, Bangle, I'm not technical. I don't know M54 from N52. I go by the layman's terminology, you know, the description on the page the dealer pastes onto the window. I have a 2007 530I. My strut...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-14-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 549
Posted By Gardis
I have the electric water pump, not the belt...

I have the electric water pump, not the belt driven one. How do you do a google image search, not clear what you mean.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 549
Posted By Gardis
In addition to what bangle said, I would add...

In addition to what bangle said, I would add check the water pump also. @85K miles, it might be time to replace. That's a biggie though. See what the print out tells you.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 549
Posted By Gardis
If they can't set the iDrive, then you need...

If they can't set the iDrive, then you need another mechanic. My indie has a portable computer that plugs into the car (right where the trunk open button is, driver left foot area). He then re-sets...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 549
Posted By Gardis
The iDrive has all that information, and yes, it...

The iDrive has all that information, and yes, it sends a warning. But you have an earlier model so I cannot say for sure what your model is equipped with. Go into the iDrive, press the mouse down,...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 549
Posted By Gardis
I have a 2007 530i with sports package and have...

I have a 2007 530i with sports package and have the oil changed every 5K miles like clockwork. I have a great indie mechanic who is a master BMW technician. You need to find one like that. Forget the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-05-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 448
Views: 78,067
Posted By Gardis
AW - those rims are awesome, what are they? Look...

AW - those rims are awesome, what are they? Look like Beyern Mesh? What size is that?
I'm looking at 18"...............beautiful pic......I also have Alpine, 2007 530i with sport.
Gardis
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-03-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,718
Posted By Gardis
I never cease to be amazed at the diversity of...

I never cease to be amazed at the diversity of opinion. I have a 2007 530i with sports package, Bridgestone Potenza RFT's (245/40/R18), all four tires exactly the same. I got the car with 24K miles...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-03-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,196
Posted By Gardis
rims

Hey Ausdude, love your rims. Can you provide any feedback on what brand and how big they are? I have a 2007 530i RWD, also Alpine White, with 18" OEM rims, Bridgestone Potenza RFT's, I have my eye on...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-03-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,196
Posted By Gardis
rims

Hey Ausdude, love your rims. Can you provide any feedback on what brand and how big they are? I have a 2007 530i RWD with 18" OEM rims, Bridgestone Potenza RFT's, I have my eye on the Beyern Mesh,...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-03-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By Gardis
oil

Thanks Keith. Yes, I am very familiar with the iDrive and checking the oil level. Actually, the vehicle tells you when the oil level has dropped automatically. A small icon of an oil vessel appears...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-02-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By Gardis
I also had this problem, but am told it's not a...

I also had this problem, but am told it's not a problem. Same year, same model, sports package. I am adding about every 2300 miles one quart. I've had the car serviced and checked and there is no...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-23-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By Gardis
The BMW dealers have gotten craven in the last 4...

The BMW dealers have gotten craven in the last 4 years. I had warranty coverage, and the first service at 50K miles in Darien Ct, they took back every nickel that I saved with the free service in one...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-23-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By Gardis
I got a recommendation from this forum. I live in...

I got a recommendation from this forum. I live in Fairfield County CT. Use Helmut's in Milford, CT. He owned Bridgeport BMW for 30 years, has all the diagnostic and computers. I am scheduled to have...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-07-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,969
Posted By Gardis
Wow, BlackBlade, that's an awesome vehicle! The...

Wow, BlackBlade, that's an awesome vehicle! The interior is magnificent. Looks like top notch craftsmanship. BTW, Jakarta, Indonesia?? Where do ever get to really drive a vehicle like that, given...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-06-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,325
Posted By Gardis
All - thanks for the great comments. I picked up...

All - thanks for the great comments. I picked up the vehicle this morning, all washed and clean. The most expensive wash I ever had. The service tech was quite honest and explained that the BMW...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,136
Posted By Gardis
Grupster, my mileage drops from an average of...

Grupster, my mileage drops from an average of 20mpg to 16.9mpg in the winter months here in Connecticut. The other posters were right, in the cold weather, the gas mileage drops. In the summer, I'm...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,325
Posted By Gardis
Oil Question - Had Service Today

Guys,
I had my 2007 530i serviced for the first time since warranty ended June 2012. They replaced the rear brake pads under warranty last year. This car hasn't cost me a dime since I bought it in...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-13-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 920
Posted By Gardis
I'm not implying there is a secret code. The...

I'm not implying there is a secret code. The models are designated by 528, 535, 540, 550, etc. why is E more specific? I don't get that. I have never heard or seen a salesman use the E designation,...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-13-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 920
Posted By Gardis
Is This Forum only for Technical People?

Guys, I am kind of a new person here, I also use the Edmunds forums which I find very informative, but I have noticed in many posts a tendency to use very technical jargon that I find confusing and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-12-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,091
Posted By Gardis
Wow I love those rims, Baller. How much did that...

Wow I love those rims, Baller. How much did that set cost you, and two, what do you do with the rims that come with the vehicle? I also have a 2007 530i with sports pkg, and eventually would love to...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-05-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,632
Posted By Gardis
Guys, on a separate topic.....i notice some of...

Guys,
on a separate topic.....i notice some of you have embedded pics of your vehicles within the message. How do you do that? I have searched the options and cannot figure it out. Any help is...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-05-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,632
Posted By Gardis
Wow, that's a lot of work on your vehicle,...

Wow, that's a lot of work on your vehicle, MPM........i replaced a water pump on my 1996 3 series when I had the vehicle, at 100K miles, and it cost nearly $800. I don't know that sounds like not a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-05-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,108
Posted By Gardis
Beautiful congratulations!

Beautiful congratulations!
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