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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-02-2009, 03:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,685
Posted By ratherbskiing
Daily commuting with no regards to consumption (...

Daily commuting with no regards to consumption ( I'd drive a Prius if it was a main concern :) ) gives me consistently 18.2 mpg.
Interresting enough the 328 loaner I had for two weeks gave me the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-29-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 70,828
Posted By ratherbskiing
bmrboy2008, read my comments above. You had...

bmrboy2008, read my comments above. You had exactly the same issue as I did. Bad fuel injector on cylinder #6. If it's any comfort I can say that my car has been running perfect since they put in a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-26-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,054
Posted By ratherbskiing
I hope there will be a 535d available from the...

I hope there will be a 535d available from the launch. Anyone heard any rumours about a diesel in the F10?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-22-2009, 04:33 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 70,828
Posted By ratherbskiing
After replacing the HPFP and what was originally...

After replacing the HPFP and what was originally the injector for cyl. #6 my car is running very well, better than ever it feels like. It even seems like it improved the rest of the drive train. The...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-21-2009, 12:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,993
Posted By ratherbskiing
I think the pictures linked at the beginning of...

I think the pictures linked at the beginning of this thread will be closer to the final look than the ones above. The pix above do not have exhaust pipes on both sides and more of the 3-series rear...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By ratherbskiing
Well, cold air is denser with a higher oxygen...

Well, cold air is denser with a higher oxygen content than warm air. Could be that you get "fatter" air when things are still cool and that a turbo engine with it's forced air intake multiplies the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-19-2009, 07:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,993
Posted By ratherbskiing
I think those pictures can be really close to the...

I think those pictures can be really close to the final look. The lines and style is very much like the other newer BMW models. I really like the silver picture, both the side and back looks good to...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-19-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 70,828
Posted By ratherbskiing
I got my car back today. It started cleanly from...

I got my car back today. It started cleanly from the dealer lot which is a start and almost a surprise at this stage. So first I had the HPFP replaced which resulted in making it worse, now they...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-17-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 70,828
Posted By ratherbskiing
I can afford it but it doesn't mean I like...

I can afford it but it doesn't mean I like feeling forced to trade due to a bad product so I wouldn't say it's cool. The reason I'm thinking of going BMW again is that they probably give me the best...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-17-2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 70,828
Posted By ratherbskiing
bmrboy asked: I take it your car is leased? ...

bmrboy asked: I take it your car is leased?
Nope, cash purchase and ED. Next summer it will be 3 years old and with the N54 issues I'm ready to trade. Hopefully the dealer will give me a decent deal...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2009, 11:50 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 70,828
Posted By ratherbskiing
Hopefully the F10 will be released with the...

Hopefully the F10 will be released with the diesel, if it is I'm trading next summer.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2009, 06:34 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 70,828
Posted By ratherbskiing
Had my HPFP replaced after 16k miles and the car...

Had my HPFP replaced after 16k miles and the car misfired already the next day with the engine malfunction - reduced power message. The car has now been in the shop for 2 weeks and today I got the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By ratherbskiing
Had my HPFP replaced after 16k miles and the car...

Had my HPFP replaced after 16k miles and the car misfired already the next day with the engine malfunction - reduced power message. The car has now been in the shop for 2 weeks and today I got the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2009, 11:37 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 70,828
Posted By ratherbskiing
"They are now starting to think that the LP fuel...

"They are now starting to think that the LP fuel pumps are starving the HPFP's and that is what is causing the Failures."

Finally a guess that makes some sense. It sounds promising. Please let us...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 70,828
Posted By ratherbskiing
ikedoc wrote: "Can BMW really afford to NOT...

ikedoc wrote: "Can BMW really afford to NOT address this issue? they have banked on, and marketed this technology in the 1, 3 and 5 series" And the X6 as well. It's a disaster that keeps growing...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2009, 11:34 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 70,828
Posted By ratherbskiing
As mentioned I don't use the low price/high...

As mentioned I don't use the low price/high ethanol petrol but I would say that a car that does not run with the petrol sold in the US is a lemon so I don't think "What petrol brand did you use" is a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2009, 02:09 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 70,828
Posted By ratherbskiing
ddming, sounds like me...mine has been in the...

ddming, sounds like me...mine has been in the shop for soon two weeks after having the HPFP replaced once. After they replaced it, it got worse. They diagnosed misfiring on cylinder #6. They have...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-10-2009, 04:37 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 27,828
Posted By ratherbskiing
The dealer call me today to give the update that...

The dealer call me today to give the update that they need to keep the car a couple of days longer to be sure the problem is fixed. The service advisor did notknow what parts they changed but read a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-09-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 27,828
Posted By ratherbskiing
My 2008 535i has been in the shop for a full work...

My 2008 535i has been in the shop for a full work week now after having the HPFP replaced at new years eve without any improvement of daily Engine malfunction messages and rough running. After day 1...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-08-2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,894
Posted By ratherbskiing
Is there anyone here who have made consecutive...

Is there anyone here who have made consecutive euro deliveries of the same series but new model? I'm curious to what out of pocket expense to expect when trading. I purchased ( not leased ) a 2008...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,862
Posted By ratherbskiing
Corgidog, it feels kind of dorky and oldman but I...

Corgidog, it feels kind of dorky and oldman but I have to agree with you the heated steering wheel is what I mention the most from the options. Not to say that it's the best part of the car far from...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2009, 03:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,378
Posted By ratherbskiing
The dealer just called me to let me know that...

The dealer just called me to let me know that they think they found the problem and that they have ordered some parts. The problem happened twice already while the car was with the dealer so they...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,568
Posted By ratherbskiing
The forward jerk from idle and hard engagement of...

The forward jerk from idle and hard engagement of the 1st gear. From being a very frequent issue it now happens seldom and with less force but it still happens now and then. I otherwise love the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2009, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,314
Posted By ratherbskiing
If it was me I'd go for the 530i instead of a...

If it was me I'd go for the 530i instead of a 525xi. The x drive adds some weight and drive train friction and the 525 is already quite lethargic compared to the 530. I've driven rear wheel drives...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,568
Posted By ratherbskiing
Interresting post bmrboy2008. I had my 2008 535is...

Interresting post bmrboy2008. I had my 2008 535is SW updated for the problem where the car jerks forward from idle when you release the break pedal. All SW modules were updated, the car was hooked up...
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