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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 59
Posted By FredoinSF
I can't answer your questions but what I can tell...

I can't answer your questions but what I can tell you after 23 years of BMW ownership is that headgasket failure on these engines iis the result of overheating and that head gasket replacement is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-15-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By FredoinSF
Some of what you are saying the dealer did makes...

Some of what you are saying the dealer did makes absolutely no sense and honestly there is much more detail needed about the service visits before anyone here can give you some tangible and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-15-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 241
Posted By FredoinSF
'tis the season for dying batteries. Not sure...

'tis the season for dying batteries. Not sure where you live (there is a reason for that my location thing) but a failing battery will cause some crazy issues.

I'd make sure the battery is...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 10-14-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By FredoinSF
https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php...

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=175
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-14-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By FredoinSF
Congrats on the new to you E46. Hope it serves...

Congrats on the new to you E46. Hope it serves you well.

Are you going to be daily driving it even through winter? I used to live in the D and those winters and pot holes are rough!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-14-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By FredoinSF
Thanks for the write up. Not something I am...

Thanks for the write up. Not something I am looking to do, but I am impressed with all the work you are doing to you car and I am sure someone will be following your instructions to do the paddle...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-10-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,968
Posted By FredoinSF
You can not reset at this point. It will error...

You can not reset at this point. It will error out.
Given pad material left, itís not urgent, assuming what you gave was max thickness and you donít plan on deferring the repair too far out....
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 10-09-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By FredoinSF
Is the battery still serviceable? A failing...

Is the battery still serviceable? A failing battery will cause all kinds of possessed like behavior in these cars. Id say youíre there.


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Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 10-09-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By FredoinSF
+1 on battery maintenance for cars that are not...

+1 on battery maintenance for cars that are not driven regularly.
My first 8 years with the car, I was putting about 7k miles on it a year and I used a battery tender if it would sit for more than...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-09-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,173
Posted By FredoinSF
And not just any member I might add. Went...

And not just any member I might add.
Went grave digging for the first post AND called a founding member stupid.

@Raden - how about you start clean and intro yourself properly.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-09-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 418
Posted By FredoinSF
Awesome to get a great car for nearly nothing...

Awesome to get a great car for nearly nothing other than elbow grease and a bit of wrenching. Nice car for a first car.

You did not mention how many pedals it has (unless I missed it). If three...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-09-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By FredoinSF
Welcome. For something like this I would...

Welcome.

For something like this I would cross post in in audio and electronics: https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=53

You might get better / quicker answer of a search may...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-07-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 561
Posted By FredoinSF
That was a good laugh. Marketing fairy dust. ...

That was a good laugh. Marketing fairy dust.

You might be better off buying a 2011 328i with a 4 cyl turbo than throwing all that cash on an old car that will be what it always was: a 330 with...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-07-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By FredoinSF
Yep, something went wrong with that door card...

Yep, something went wrong with that door card reinstall. Check bavsound.com, they actually have helpful videos on how to do it right. Not too complicated from what I recall.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-07-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By FredoinSF
You're only supposed to use high beams when there...

You're only supposed to use high beams when there are no oncoming vehicles. Can't believe that would be news to you, but post makes it seem like it is so this may be useful tip.

I'm not sure your...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-07-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 387
Posted By FredoinSF
Thanks for closing the loop and glad it was...

Thanks for closing the loop and glad it was simple.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-07-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By FredoinSF
So you are not seeing any change in light...

So you are not seeing any change in light pattern?

Reason I am asking is one would expect the inner lights on the headlamp assembly to be the high beams, but they're not
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-07-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,048
Posted By FredoinSF
He did:

He did:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-04-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,937
Posted By FredoinSF
My response was in response to OP which at the...

My response was in response to OP which at the time seemed appropriate.

The latest comment was about the BMW hater.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-04-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By FredoinSF
Totally agree with ARD. Get a second opinion. ...

Totally agree with ARD. Get a second opinion.

If the intake has CBU (Carbon Build Up) then there are walnut basting procedures that cost a fraction of what you posted.

Is this place anywhere...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-04-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By FredoinSF
This ^^^ First, glad your son survived and I...

This ^^^

First, glad your son survived and I hope he fully recovers. I see those wild horses on a regular basis and while they are beautiful to watch, this sort of thing can happen.

This car...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-04-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,937
Posted By FredoinSF
Oh no! You took the bait. This guy shows up...

Oh no! You took the bait. This guy shows up every few month for a BMW swoop and poop then leaves, then comes back with a copy and paste from a few months back.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-03-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By FredoinSF
1. what engine do you have? 2. How many miles /...

1. what engine do you have?
2. How many miles / km on it?
3. Where is this carbon buildout? Intake? Elsewhere?
4. What are the codes that were pulled by the dealership?

You gave us little to...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 10-01-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By FredoinSF
Check the vapor barrier behind the door card. ...

Check the vapor barrier behind the door card. Common place for leaks if it's been damaged and / or not reinstalled properly.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-30-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By FredoinSF
Not specific to the X5, but I also have a BMW...

Not specific to the X5, but I also have a BMW with weak cooling components (02 330cic). The pump, thermostat, and expansion tanks are 60 - 80k miles items, much like the water pump in your car.
I...
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