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Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) Today, 09:27 AM
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Posted By FredoinSF
Do you have speed warning or hourly chime...

Do you have speed warning or hourly chime enabled?


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-11-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By FredoinSF
I saw the title and author and thought to myself:...

I saw the title and author and thought to myself: "Self, this is going to be good!"
I was in tech support for insurance appraisers who had mobile hardware kits for a time in the 90's. The first...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 07-11-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 380
Posted By FredoinSF
There are a lot of replicas that look like M6...

There are a lot of replicas that look like M6 wheels out there. The close up photo shows some embossed markings near the edge and that does not seem like something BMW would do. I've owned 13 or 14...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 07-11-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 536
Posted By FredoinSF
^^^ That video is plain old scary.

^^^ That video is plain old scary.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 07-11-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 35
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Posted By FredoinSF
A couple of comments. If you are serious about...

A couple of comments.
If you are serious about a buy back, you need to do several things. Document every detail and occurrence of the problem. You need to make sure the work orders are extremely...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-11-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By FredoinSF
Old school paper manual, Bentley is bar none the...

Old school paper manual, Bentley is bar none the best. You can find used ones on eBay for fairly cheap.

Online, BMW newtis. We as DIY'er are actually quite fortunate that BMW makes this info...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-10-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
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) 07-10-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 298
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: 14
Views: 380
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: 12
Views: 418
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: 298
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: 107
Views: 11,999
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: 319
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: 19
Views: 536
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: 354
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: 234
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: 356
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: 1,449
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: 315
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: 14
Views: 380
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: 160
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: 366
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: 4,402
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: 315
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: 919
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?
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