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Forum: 6 Series Today, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By FredoinSF
A little history: 04-05's will be first years...

A little history:
04-05's will be first years and will be 645's. Typically with BMW first years bring more trips to the dealership for service while the car is under warranty, but that does not...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 574
Posted By FredoinSF
One question is rising in my mind that if i take...

One question is rising in my mind that if i take my Canadian vehicle (with less than 75k miles) to the dealer in WA state just across the border with emission problem ,would they cover it?
No

or...
Forum: 6 Series Today, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By FredoinSF
Can you define "low miles" a little better? In...

Can you define "low miles" a little better? In 05 model year there was no such thing as a 650i, there was a 645i or ci which grew to 650 starting with 2006 model year.

The answer will largely...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 11:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 919
Posted By FredoinSF
I've had mine for almost twelve years, bought new...

I've had mine for almost twelve years, bought new via Euro delivery. It is a bit of a garage queen with 56k miles on the clock, but until now, here is what I spent on repairs:

7/27/13 - Battery...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By FredoinSF
Not to beat a dead horse, but of you have a low...

Not to beat a dead horse, but of you have a low oil condition, the best course of action in order of preference would be:

1. Top off with the same stuff that went in (keep a quart on hand)
2. Top...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By FredoinSF
The E46's were all built and sold during the...

The E46's were all built and sold during the lifetime fluid marketing campaign. People who bought the car new thought it was great due to low service costs, but most (not all but most) people who...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 09:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,403
Posted By FredoinSF
I was at a SF Bay Area dealership yesterday for...

I was at a SF Bay Area dealership yesterday for pre paid maintenance on the X5 and asked about the recall. First, the SA said he knew nothing about it (not surprised), then he said that it was only...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 07:05 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,997
Posted By FredoinSF
Had a 328d as a loaner today while the X5 was...

Had a 328d as a loaner today while the X5 was getting pre paid maintenance stuff done and a free car wash.
Not a bad car. It felt almost lively in the turns and much sportier than the X5 (not a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By FredoinSF
Wow, I thought the $950 I spent on BMW hitch,...

Wow, I thought the $950 I spent on BMW hitch, harness, and install was nuts. My bumper is cut and proudly displays the towing hardware so I look really butch when going into the City. Bonus is I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 574
Posted By FredoinSF
I've owned one or more out of warranty German car...

I've owned one or more out of warranty German car at any given time for fifteen years or more and life is just fine. I currently have three out of warranty BMW products in the garage. Let's see...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By FredoinSF
The E46 and E9x's had two different family of...

The E46 and E9x's had two different family of engines. The 328i you are looking at has the N52 motor and you would need to stay within that engine family in order to make your life easier. That...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By FredoinSF
If you bought the key from the dealer,...

If you bought the key from the dealer, re-programming should be included in the exorbitant price.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5,803
Views: 946,421
Posted By FredoinSF
22's rule on the 6er side. Show them this: ...

22's rule on the 6er side. Show them this:



http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=374961&d=1367787049
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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By FredoinSF
Are you buying from private party or used car...

Are you buying from private party or used car lot?
If from private party and you have receipts for cooling system parts, trans fluid change, diff fluid change then the car is worth more than...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-21-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By FredoinSF
All plastic cooling system parts fail with time...

All plastic cooling system parts fail with time and or miles - usually one after the other. The expansion tank, thermostat and radiator side tanks are common plastic parts with high failure rate...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-21-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By FredoinSF
Get it towed, do not restart it. BMW's do not...

Get it towed, do not restart it. BMW's do not tolerate being driven in low coolant conditions, that's when replacement of a cheap plastic cooling part turn to engine failure faster than you realize....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-21-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By FredoinSF
OK, you need to relax a little, there is nothing...

OK, you need to relax a little, there is nothing really special about it.
1. The main thing you have to do is use the diesel pump. If you use the gasoline nozzle, it will not fit in. That is to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-21-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By FredoinSF
First thing to do is check the level with the...

First thing to do is check the level with the dipstick to confirm the oil is actually low - and your M57 diesel does have a dipstick, don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
If level is OK, then it...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-21-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 574
Posted By FredoinSF
Wow, at that price I assumed it was pre-payment...

Wow, at that price I assumed it was pre-payment for worn out tires! If it's road hazard, then pass for sure. Discount Tire will sell road hazard coverage on any tire, regardless of where it was...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-21-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By FredoinSF
Your parts list involves simple bolt on parts,...

Your parts list involves simple bolt on parts, nothing structural. Based on that go to the shop will do the best job on the paint. It is dependent on their equipment and how conscientious they are...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 363
Posted By FredoinSF
Being that you can do body work, I assume you...

Being that you can do body work, I assume you spotted the bad respray and the body is clean. Sounds neglected which is not unusual for any car of that age. You already own it so ii everything else...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 737
Posted By FredoinSF
- CDV blow out - SSK - iPod interface (soon...

- CDV blow out
- SSK
- iPod interface (soon to be upgraded to Bluetooth version and BSW speakers)
- Clear front corner reflectors (if it were not for those the car would look 100% same as it left...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5,803
Views: 946,421
Posted By FredoinSF
There are some 6 series people that would go nuts...

There are some 6 series people that would go nuts for these things.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-20-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By FredoinSF
Drove an A7 TDI while I was in France over...

Drove an A7 TDI while I was in France over Christmas. My parents' friend has one. Gorgeous car, fantastic to drive. Had the start / stop which was OK, but weird for the ten miles or so miles I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-20-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By FredoinSF
Could be any of the things you listed. If it...

Could be any of the things you listed. If it were my car I would take the fan off, remove the belts and start spinning everything that goes around and around. If it's a manual, it takes 10 to 15...
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