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  #176  
Old 12-31-2011, 11:19 AM
coach17 coach17 is offline
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Location: Fonthill,Ontario
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
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Mein Auto: 06' 323i
Smile newbie

Finally purchased my first BMW..06' 323i ................so happy to lose my virginity at 51. Purchased 2 weeks ago and we are loving it. Can't wait to upgrade to a 5 series as my son already has dibs on this car......LOL.
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  #177  
Old 01-20-2012, 06:35 PM
jlg1117 jlg1117 is offline
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Location: Florida
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
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Mein Auto: 2000 z3 and Jag XFS
Newbie hello

Just bought a 2000 Z3 !!!!! It was the previous owners weekend car....... only 57,000 miles !
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  #178  
Old 01-20-2012, 07:24 PM
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Location: Perth, Australia
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
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Mein Auto: X5 e53 3.0i 2006
Smile Greetings Bimmerfest and BMW owners

I have decided to join because I've learned so much already about my x5 e53 from member threads, so thank you all. Bimmerfest is a wonderful site and the iPhone app is excellent.

I have owned my BMW X5 e53 2006 ($62000, 55k on clock, + $8000 to get paint protection, window tint, leather protection, nano wheel seal, iPod interface kit and a $3500 4 year Auto Assure Warranty which covers all parts) since October 2010 and it has been a joy.

I love the comfortable drive, functions, suspension and ergonomics of the interior spaces.

I thought it wise to purchase the warranty, as most X5s develop faults after 5 years.

So far, I've had these problems:

Leaking air pipe
Hood cable slackening - needed to pull the hood lever twice to open hood
Parking sensors dislodging from front and read fenders.

But many of you have had more serious problems. I will tell you my story as time progresses.

I bought an excellent manual for my car. Recommended money saver for simple DIY jobs, but to all you owners, I would advise against DIY repairs unless you are a trained mechanic. BMWs are very complex cars requiring the right tools, workshop and expertise for repair work.

Never get your beema serviced by anyone else other than an Authorised BMW service agent. You can't skimp on service for these cars, otherwise serious problems will begin to manifest themselves.

I look forward to hearing more of your stories and will keep you posted with my own.

Prometheus
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  #179  
Old 01-23-2012, 11:11 PM
thisch thisch is offline
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Location: Qatar
 
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Mein Auto: e45 330ci 2004
Great blog! fantastic people!
thanks
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  #180  
Old 02-24-2012, 06:58 AM
robnew robnew is offline
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Location: new york
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
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Mein Auto: bmw 530i
Just bought a 1995 530i w/190k really need help with changing the trans fluid and can u give me apiece of advice on this thanks

Sent from my M865 using Bimmer App
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  #181  
Old 02-26-2012, 10:10 AM
armando325i armando325i is offline
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Location: ireland
 
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Mein Auto: 325i
hi everyone, driving my 93y e36 325i for about 3 years now, full mtech spec.
new to this site,
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  #182  
Old 02-26-2012, 04:56 PM
Russ650i Russ650i is offline
650i ED April 13, 2012
Location: Santa Ana, CA
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 52
Mein Auto: BMW 650i soon
Well I have been a lurker for nearly a year. I just finished the paperwork today to pickup ED, a 650i CV, Individual. an has it been a experience so far!

I will have to put out a post about in the 650i area.

Looking forward to the trip.
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  #183  
Old 02-26-2012, 08:48 PM
Nakiagandy Nakiagandy is offline
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Location: Atlanta,ga.
 
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Mein Auto: 2001 BMW 540i m package
Hi I just bought my 1st 2001 540i BMW m package.we love this car so much.but didn't know how great of a car this is......lookin forward to talkin to yal
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  #184  
Old 02-26-2012, 11:00 PM
tdime004 tdime004 is offline
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Location: Paterson NJ
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
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Mein Auto: 2002 745i
hi im not new to the bimmerfest community, i just have never posted until now.
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  #185  
Old 02-27-2012, 01:28 PM
moffeke moffeke is offline
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Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
 
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Mein Auto: 2012 F30 3281 Sedan
Hello

Hi,

I bought my first BMW on Feb.14, 2012. I am now the proud owner of a 2012 F30 328i.

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  #186  
Old 02-27-2012, 03:37 PM
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Mein Auto: e36 320se
Smile new member says hi

just saw this bimmer site thought id say hello ive got an e36 320ise its 1995 reg ive had it about 2years only thing gone wrong was water pump because it hadnt been changed from plastic one propeller that is ive changed wheels pads all round back lights to m3 clear indicators put better air filter m3 number plate surrounds the rides really good ilike the e36 its a nice retro type car its got decent leather seats an door cards to match only prob is scab near rear wheel arch an a slight scratch ill do them in the summer ill try to post some pics of her
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  #187  
Old 03-03-2012, 09:24 PM
1943lucky 1943lucky is offline
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Location: Langley,B.C.
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
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Mein Auto: 1996 Z3
Hi Am 1943lucky and own 1996 Z3 that I brought over from Japan. I am almost 70 so do this for hobby, as to what I want to drive. I need to install
running lights to pass Canadian inspection. Put a module on from Lordco like have do in past, but not working right. Can anyone assist me
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  #188  
Old 03-05-2012, 11:25 AM
452ymn 452ymn is offline
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Location: bronx ny
 
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Mein Auto: 325i
325i

the emergecy brake on my 94 325i is not workig , how ca i fix it
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  #189  
Old 03-30-2012, 05:08 PM
aw555 aw555 is offline
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Location: Boston, MA
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
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Mein Auto: '07 650i Cabrio
Hey guys,
I'm Alex, I'm 17 years old and live in the Boston, MA area. My dad has a 2007 650i Cabrio that I drive a lot of the time.
Cheers!
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  #190  
Old 03-31-2012, 02:03 PM
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Location: New Zealand
 
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Mein Auto: 330i 2001
Hi all BMW lovers,
I'm Fernando got a 2001 320i and she's great. Before that I've got a 1995 320i. New to this site.
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  #191  
Old 04-05-2012, 04:02 PM
TreR92 TreR92 is offline
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Location: Richmond
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
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Mein Auto: 325i 03
Hello

Im new to this forum, Just got my first BMW today an automatic (wanted a manual) 03 325i. Just trying to get my first post up so hopefully you all can help me if I have any problems or concerns with the car.
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  #192  
Old 04-15-2012, 11:11 PM
rahon31 rahon31 is offline
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Mein Auto: BMW
Hello !!

Hello everyone this is my very first post in Bimmerfest.com.
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  #193  
Old 04-28-2012, 08:35 PM
Denverzheng Denverzheng is offline
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Location: CHINA
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
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Mein Auto: BMW
2012 BMW 1 series geninue Navigation

i want to buy one set oeiginal 2012 BMW 1 series navigation system, including the monitor, CD, key button, and other accessaries which can be powered on in the bench
denverzheng@hotmail.com. SKYPE: denverzheng
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  #194  
Old 05-25-2012, 05:19 PM
BMW2754 BMW2754 is offline
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Location: GEORGIA
 
Join Date: May 2012
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Mein Auto: 2009 328
day time running lights

Hello,
new member Linda here. I have a 2009 328 that I bought about 2 months ago and noticed that my day time running lights were not working. also had a warning light on the dash come on and go off. owners manual said it was DRL but not what to do or check to see what the problem may be. any assistance will be appreicated
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  #195  
Old 05-26-2012, 03:09 AM
Oceans Oceans is offline
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Location: Lusaka, Zambia
 
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Mein Auto: 525i
Hi, Ive been a follower and regular browser of the bimmer forums. I'm a tech in electrical & electronics engineering, just on a lower level and have a good way with DIGITAL CAMERA REPARES.

I push a 525i E34. Bought it from a guy who had packed it for a year because it couldn't
start. tried a couple of mechanics on it - no luck, I bought it in that condition - NOT STARTING with an unknown problem, with encouragements from my brother.

I also had it checked by some so called expert guy around who told me the computer had a problem.

I removed it, went round trying to get ideas, we have a local Bimmer Service firm who prices are so exorbitant, they gave me a quot of about a 150 dollars, Deep down I knew the problem would cost me so much. So I lost more money on trying other cheaper guys who thought they could fix it.

I placed the Computer back on the car, because I couldn't find answers.
Something told me, this car's mine and I'll get it moving myself if every body fails.
And that was the beginning of my little adventure on 5 series.

So I took off to the forums and experienced the unbelievable.
I downloaded wiring diagrams and studied them carefully.
There was no spark on all the spark plugs and I tracked down the lines. I m technical already so I know alot about sensors so I thought of beginning by test them - one by one.

Guess what? it took me a week to finally learn that the little sensor just under the engine fun was not working, went round with it, was told it's a CRANK SHAFT SENSOR.
Got one at only 28 dollars, fitted it and tried starting the car, we had to stand about 4 meters away from the car because it was covered by a lot of dust from the running engine. me & my brother we are a great team.
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  #196  
Old 05-31-2012, 05:15 PM
beasita7867 beasita7867 is offline
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Mein Auto: BMW
That was surely simply to understand. I will appreciate it. I'm new here in this forum and it will helps a lot to inform like me in this forum. I was driving 2012 BMW Z4.
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  #197  
Old 06-01-2012, 07:43 AM
Zuni1 Zuni1 is offline
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Location: Zuni, VA
 
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Mein Auto: 2000 3231
Hi Y'all! I have a 2000 323i that I hope to be keepin' on with so I'll be lookin here for the right info. almost 200k miles and still rearin ta go but she needs a little tlc. Great site! Thanks guys (and gals)!
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  #198  
Old 06-14-2012, 11:09 PM
jespar85 jespar85 is offline
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Location: Scottsdale,AZ,USA
 
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Mein Auto: none
thanks giving this informative information over here
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Old 06-17-2012, 06:05 AM
Junsi Junsi is offline
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Location: Chula Vista, California
 
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Mein Auto: 2003 745Li
New guy

Happy to join you all. Glad we have a forum like this.
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:50 PM
CarSpirit CarSpirit is offline
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hi there is just BMW and cars
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