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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By FredoinSF
You're going to get the same answers as other...

You're going to get the same answers as other threads. 'Best' is subjective based on various attributes.
If you want to go safe route, buy oil and filter from BMW.
If you are looking for...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 267
Posted By FredoinSF
Yeah, I sold the X5 about six months ago after...

Yeah, I sold the X5 about six months ago after buying a 2018 540ix. Several factors led to this:
- New car itch
- I drove a then new G30 back in 2017 and loved it.
- I wanted some of the latest...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By FredoinSF
Totally agree. Also maybe they put in spacers to...

Totally agree. Also maybe they put in spacers to push the wheels out.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-09-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By FredoinSF
Wow, that seems like there is more to the story. ...

Wow, that seems like there is more to the story. Which engine is in it?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-09-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 267
Posted By FredoinSF
Mine was terrific. Never had any issues in cold...

Mine was terrific. Never had any issues in cold weather, cold being Tahoe in the winter.

I had a thread with periodic updates, that might be better than listing everything I did to it. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-08-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 11,797
Posted By FredoinSF
Looks good indeed. Youíre making me miss mine. ...

Looks good indeed. Youíre making me miss mine.


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Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By FredoinSF
Sad Day... Parting out my 2006 650

Sad day indeed. Youíve had that car a long time and you took great care of it. Hope that while the car is a write off you came out unscathed.

If anything like this were to happen to my E46...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 07-08-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 391
Posted By FredoinSF
First I have no idea how the system works on a...

First I have no idea how the system works on a Volvo. I think the least the dealer could have done is peel the sticker off since this is obviously a high value feature for you.

On mine the...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 07-08-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By FredoinSF
Good write up. Thanks. Sent from my...

Good write up. Thanks.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-08-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By FredoinSF
I believe they start in the convertible top...

I believe they start in the convertible top storage spot and end in the rear wheel well but donít know for sure. My car has always been a fair weather car and right now itís 250 miles away at the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-08-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By FredoinSF
Window probably failed regulator. Common. ...

Window probably failed regulator. Common.
Radio not sure. Did you check fuse. If not you need to start test wiring.


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Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 07-08-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,408
Posted By FredoinSF
Wow, I used to think things got rough on the E70...

Wow, I used to think things got rough on the E70 side but this is a new level. On E46 and E63 forums things are generally much more cordial. Maybe that comes with out of warranty cars that are...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 07-08-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 305
Posted By FredoinSF
Have not done brakes on the G30 yet but...

Have not done brakes on the G30 yet but historically BMW has had one sensor per axle. Front is left side, rear is right side.

I would order a sensor for the 5 series. the sensor will come in the...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By FredoinSF
The fronts are composite but rears are metal,...

The fronts are composite but rears are metal, regular old mild steel it looks like. Never done it and probably never will. Maybe it's less risky / easier if you apply heat to the lip?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-08-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By FredoinSF
Parting out a car is no picnic, then there is...

Parting out a car is no picnic, then there is shipping of all those parts and making sure they arrive undamaged.
Unless you have lots of time on your hands, space to store the parts, and means of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-07-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By FredoinSF
The DWS is already quite a bargain given all its...

The DWS is already quite a bargain given all its rather impressive attributes. If you were happy with them why mess with success? Particularly given how critical tires are to braking and handling?...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 07-07-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,308
Posted By FredoinSF
Recurring revenue models rock. Even better with...

Recurring revenue models rock. Even better with evergreen contracts. If youíre on the money collecting end of course.

Iíd venture to say itís the second try for bmw. Wasnít Apple car play a...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 07-07-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 305
Posted By FredoinSF
Cross reference OEM part numbers at realoem.com. ...

Cross reference OEM part numbers at realoem.com. Put in your vin for 520d part and then select another model to confirm part numbers.

Good luck.


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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-07-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 891
Posted By FredoinSF
True. Assumed OP had a 4 cylinder. Made an ass...

True. Assumed OP had a 4 cylinder. Made an ass out of me huh?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-04-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 694
Posted By FredoinSF
Use this rebuild kit. ...

Use this rebuild kit.
https://germanautosolutions.com/products/bmw-products-by-category/bmw-disa-products/bmw-disa-repair-kit/

Thread closed.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-04-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 891
Posted By FredoinSF
It's one of the easiest oil changes you'll ever...

It's one of the easiest oil changes you'll ever do. Just make sure that:
- You have the proper size oil filter cap removal tool and that you lube that filter cap o ring (both already mentioned,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-04-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By FredoinSF
Do you have Active Cruise Control? Maybe it's...

Do you have Active Cruise Control? Maybe it's picking something up that is causing it to 'think and process' the data which always defaults to a decrease in speed. I have ACC on the G30 and it...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 07-04-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By FredoinSF
The way forums work is you share knowledge when...

The way forums work is you share knowledge when you have it.
So for anyone searching for this info in future, what was the answer?


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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-30-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By FredoinSF
Love FCP Euro. Their site is so much easier to...

Love FCP Euro. Their site is so much easier to navigate than others it seems and I like the idea of the lifetime replacement thing on some of the wear parts. Only used it once in many years and who...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-29-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By FredoinSF
Iíd look at the tires first. Whatís it riding...

Iíd look at the tires first. Whatís it riding on? How many miles on them?


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