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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-16-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,715
Posted By Archerdoc
Agreed. My Route 66 coverage has already paid...

Agreed. My Route 66 coverage has already paid for itself. Doesn't take too much to go wrong on these high-end cars to rack up a significant repair bill. The Route 66 isn't as comprehensive as a...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-18-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By Archerdoc
We just got a X3 35i for my wife and it is a...

We just got a X3 35i for my wife and it is a friggin' rocket. I'm sure that the V8 is a beast, but not sure the amount of power/weight ratio is as torquey (is that a word?) as the twin turbo 6 in...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-05-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 707
Posted By Archerdoc
This just kills me. How do people figure this...

This just kills me. How do people figure this stuff out? Do people just start pushing buttons to see what happens? Is there a compendium of "tricks" out there that everyone should know about? Is...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-28-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 946
Posted By Archerdoc
Thanks, will give it a go and get back to you....

Thanks, will give it a go and get back to you....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-27-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 946
Posted By Archerdoc
Window anti-trap warning

Hi all,

Here's a new one: Got a warning light that my 535i power window "anti-trap" function is not working. I guess that I'm NOT going to stick my hand (or head) out the window to test it out. ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-27-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,046
Posted By Archerdoc
Lead foot?? :D Honestly, don't know. Mine...

Lead foot?? :D

Honestly, don't know. Mine with 74K with Premium gas averages around 25 mpg city & highway. The other day, I was on the Interstate and in SD you can go 80 legally and at 80mph,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-23-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,715
Posted By Archerdoc
Route 66 is worth it. Peace of mind.

Route 66 is worth it. Peace of mind.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-01-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,225
Posted By Archerdoc
Sorry I can't help, but agree they are sweet! ...

Sorry I can't help, but agree they are sweet!
Good luck finding them.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-01-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By Archerdoc
Jamo, please explain "bolt-on". Sorry, I'm not...

Jamo, please explain "bolt-on". Sorry, I'm not motor savvy.

I love the used 2008 535i. In South Dakota, I store the car over the winter months with a battery "minder" on it. Just put 4 new...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-07-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,112
Posted By Archerdoc
Glad it did the trick! lol The car must really...

Glad it did the trick! lol The car must really require a stout signal as opposed to the receiver on your door opener. Makes sense since there is no antenna for the Homelink module in the car. (at...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-30-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,123
Posted By Archerdoc
In my experience, when the detector goes off, it...

In my experience, when the detector goes off, it tells you when to pull over.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-24-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,087
Posted By Archerdoc
I'm thinking that you should get what you want. ...

I'm thinking that you should get what you want. If there is fine print in your insurance contract, offer to pay the difference and inform your insurance agent that you'll be changing companies ASAP....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-24-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,741
Posted By Archerdoc
Well the car is out of storage and the weather is...

Well the car is out of storage and the weather is heating up and the musty smell is as reliable as taxes and death.

Took out the 1Z. One of the important instructions that isn't mentioned here is...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-03-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By Archerdoc
Very happy with MPG

Just got back from a round trip to Des Moines with the '08 535i.

Using whatever gas I can get here in Sioux Falls (usually a mid-octane, ethanol blend), driving 75-80 mph (with the exception of...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-15-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,358
Posted By Archerdoc
My commute is pretty mundane. For the past 20...

My commute is pretty mundane. For the past 20 years, I just endured it. Now, with my used '08 535i waiting in the parking lot for me, I literally look forward to getting into it and driving -- it's...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-09-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,128
Posted By Archerdoc
Agree with WannabeX5. The Quattro system with...

Agree with WannabeX5. The Quattro system with All-season treads weren't very good. A good pair of snows are cheaper than a separate car. I'll take a RWD car with good snows over FWD with...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-04-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,128
Posted By Archerdoc
LOL! I'm loving this thread right now. Just...

LOL! I'm loving this thread right now. Just finished snow-blowing for the 2nd time today. Over 5 inches today and more on the way with 30-40mph North winds from our Canadian neighbors howling...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-14-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,112
Posted By Archerdoc
Welcome Kent. As I understand it, pressing the...

Welcome Kent. As I understand it, pressing the outer two buttons at the same time will clear any saved codes. I think that you have to push them for quite a while to get it to clear. To program a...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,741
Posted By Archerdoc
I am still waiting for them to ship the product...

I am still waiting for them to ship the product -- it was on back-order. If I don't get it soon, the car will be in storage for our lovely SD winter.

Will post on this thread as soon as I try it....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-27-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,053
Posted By Archerdoc
I was able to purchase it without being a credit...

I was able to purchase it without being a credit union member. Went to R66 website and got things rolling. Got the paperwork and payment done at the credit union. I think that R66 just uses the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-27-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,053
Posted By Archerdoc
Welcome! 2 words, er... one word, one number: ...

Welcome! 2 words, er... one word, one number: Route 66.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-17-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,741
Posted By Archerdoc
Maini -- there's a long tube that you are...

Maini -- there's a long tube that you are supposed to snake into the center vents and spray this stuff into the ducts. There's a U-tube video showing how it's done. The stuff is supposed to kill...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-16-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,741
Posted By Archerdoc
I just ordered a can of the "1Z". I changed out...

I just ordered a can of the "1Z". I changed out the cabin air filters and to my disappointment, the first 5 seconds of air that blows out the AC or from the heat smells bad on my 08 535i. After...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-09-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By Archerdoc
:rofl: Yup, at least I think so. Will be...

:rofl: Yup, at least I think so. Will be checking in the trunk for sure, though. :D
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-08-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By Archerdoc
Thanks guys!! You rock. This is an outstanding...

Thanks guys!! You rock. This is an outstanding forum of great information!!
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