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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-10-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,925
Posted By turnbowm
Replaced the OEM tires (Goodyear Eagle RS-A) on...

Replaced the OEM tires (Goodyear Eagle RS-A) on my '05 530i with Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position and I'm VERY happy with the change. As expected, the higher load & speed rating (98W vs 94V)...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-20-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By turnbowm
Oxy Clean is great stuff! Used it to get red...

Oxy Clean is great stuff! Used it to get red wine stain out of some drapes after a failed attempt by the dry cleaners.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-19-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,995
Posted By turnbowm
I was quite happy with the original Goodyear...

I was quite happy with the original Goodyear Eagle RS-A tires and had over 50,000 miles on them. I would have bought new ones but, unfortunately, they have special BMW specs (see below) and are only...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-19-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,995
Posted By turnbowm
Replaced the original OEM tires (Goodyear Eagle...

Replaced the original OEM tires (Goodyear Eagle RS-A) with Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position and I'm very happy with them. Big improvement in handling and steering response with very low...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,033
Posted By turnbowm
In answer to your question, RFTs are not very...

In answer to your question, RFTs are not very popular because of harsh ride and excessive noise and are usually replaced with non-RFTs at the first opportunity.

FWIW, the original OEM tires on my...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-13-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,214
Posted By turnbowm
I use M1 0W-40 also. It's a true Group IV...

I use M1 0W-40 also. It's a true Group IV synthetic, versus the hydro-cracked Group III dino oil that's so prevalent in the U.S. market. Don't know why anyone would use an oil that isn't tested and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 918
Posted By turnbowm
Be aware that a significant number of Pilot Sport...

Be aware that a significant number of Pilot Sport AS users have reported problems of excessive tread wear/separation on inner and outer edges. I've been a Michelin guy for many years, but this was a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-20-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By turnbowm
I'm VERY happy with the Bridgestone Potenza...

I'm VERY happy with the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position tires. A BIG improvement in handling and steering response over the OEM Goodyear Eagle RS/A tires.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-16-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,231
Posted By turnbowm
I stuck with the stock 225/50R17 size because I...

I stuck with the stock 225/50R17 size because I didn't want to deal with speedo/odometer errors associated with a different size. The original Eagle RS-A tires were down to the wear bar on the rear...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-16-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,231
Posted By turnbowm
Recently replaced the OEM tires (Goodyear Eagle...

Recently replaced the OEM tires (Goodyear Eagle RS-A) on my '05 530i with Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position and I'm VERY happy with the change. As expected, the higher load & speed rating...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-03-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,566
Posted By turnbowm
I had a set of Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole...

I had a set of Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position installed on my '05 530i (non-Sport) yesterday and I'm VERY pleased with them. As expected, the higher load & speed rating (98W) resulted in...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-29-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By turnbowm
The 225/45/17 is a lower profile tire and will...

The 225/45/17 is a lower profile tire and will cause slight speedometer/odometer errors due to the smaller diameter and result in a harder ride. Your decision.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,038
Posted By turnbowm
I prefer Concert Hall mode for a bit more realism.

I prefer Concert Hall mode for a bit more realism.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-17-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,904
Posted By turnbowm
That's interesting, because the recall shown in...

That's interesting, because the recall shown in the link below indicates all 2004-2006 5-series.
...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,904
Posted By turnbowm
The front passenger seat pad sensor went out on...

The front passenger seat pad sensor went out on my 2005 530i and it was replaced by BMW at no charge under an extended (10yr) warranty. I believe there was a class action lawsuit and the extended...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,328
Posted By turnbowm
I had the same problem on my 2005 530i and it...

I had the same problem on my 2005 530i and it turned out to be a bad sensor module (located under front passenger seat). The part (#34526758750) cost $557 and the labor for diagnosis and replacement...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,643
Posted By turnbowm
1/6/12 Update - Problem turned out to be a bad...

1/6/12 Update - Problem turned out to be a bad sensor module (located under front passenger seat). The part (#34526758750) cost $557 and the labor for diagnosis and replacement was $484. The work...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-21-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,643
Posted By turnbowm
"Drive Control System. Drive Moderately" Message

Have a 2005 530i and have been getting a "Drive Control System. Drive Moderately" message on the iDrive display and a yellow triangle with circle on the instrument cluster. The message goes off after...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-13-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,037
Posted By turnbowm
UPDATE - Having learned my lesson from the first...

UPDATE - Having learned my lesson from the first (and messy) DIY oil change last year, I recently changed the oil again. This time around, I didn't get the oil hot and left the oil filler cap and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-03-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By turnbowm
Just had some minor repair (windshield washer...

Just had some minor repair (windshield washer pump leaking) done at Taylor Co. on my 2005 530i and they did a good job at a reasonable price. The fact that they only service/repair BMWs is a plus. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-07-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,133
Posted By turnbowm
Was faced with the same decision in 2005. The...

Was faced with the same decision in 2005. The 2006 was going to be available in two months, but I decided to go with the 2005. While the 2006 530i had more hp (255 vs. 225 for the 2005 530i), I was...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-07-2010, 07:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,037
Posted By turnbowm
The large plastic panel with the small access...

The large plastic panel with the small access hole was the problem area in my case. To make matters worse, the oil was hot (thus thinner) and the oil filler cap was off.

Thanks for the link. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-12-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,037
Posted By turnbowm
When it first happened, did you remove the large...

When it first happened, did you remove the large plastic panel and clean everything up or did you just wipe up the oil leaks from time to time?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-12-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,037
Posted By turnbowm
Messy DIY Oil Change

The free maintenance (4 yrs.) on my 2005 530i ran out last year and it had been a year since the oil & oil filter was last changed. Have always done my own servicing on previous cars and decided to...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-12-2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,135
Posted By turnbowm
Messy DIY Oil Change

The free maintenance (4 yrs.) on my 2005 530i ran out last year and it had been a year since the oil & oil filter was last changed. Have always done my own servicing on previous cars and decided to...
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