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  1. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hello Everyone, my 2008 528xi had 850 CCA, 110 Ah battery. It's almost 5 years old and started giving signs that it might fail in this winter. So, I planned to change it myself. I got one battery from Walmart ( EverStart Maxx Lead Acid Automotive Battery, Group H8 ). This battery has 900 CCA...
  2. 5 Series
    i just bought a 2008 528xi a few days ago and i noticed condensation getting in the passenger side headlight and along with that i noticed my passenger low and high beam light isnt working. i just replaced the bulb and its still not working. anyone have any ideas?
  3. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hey, my car the other day suddenly threw a engine light while I was driving on the high way, and knew it was a misfire as there was little power after that and shook when idled and so on. Once I got home, I checked and made sure it was a misfire and it was a misfire in cylinder 1. Also had a...
  4. F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    Hi fellow biimerlovers, I have BMW 528i xDrive 2013 with 72k, bought as CPO in 2016 with 38k. I don't drive that much, just home-work and grocery, beach and parks occasionally, was thinking to sell it, but given the prices on used bmw, not sure if it's worth it after all the repairs and...
  5. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hey guys I own this 2008 e60 528xi with 160k and I have a serious issue my car has a p0015 code and it’s overheating. For the p0015 i changed the solenoids but nothing changed the code came after I cleared it, so I want to know what else comes with this code so I address the issue and for the...
  6. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Long time lurker here. Here's the deal: - Bought a 528i with xdrive at auction - Car would usually get the three lights (4x4, abs, dsc) whenever it was started - Replaced actuator motor. (Note that the replacement motor was some kind of brand new unit from China with no brand name, so it is...
  7. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    I have been searching these forums high and low to figure out WTF was causing these lights. Many of the forums led me to believe that there was something wrong with the battery or electrical system. Knowing that a new battery would require programming, I bit the bullet and found the "Carly for...
  8. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    I've been struggling with what seems to be a pretty obscure issue for quite a while now. After battling with some error codes on my 08 BMW 528xi (thread can be found at http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=758175), I was about ready to give up on troubleshooting the problem when...
  9. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    I have a 2008 528xi and I recently started getting the SOS malfunction warning. I don't subscribe to the BMW Assist service, so I don't really care if it works any longer. It's just annoying seeing the light every time I start the car. Bluetooth works fine and nothing else appears to be...
  10. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    hello, I was a contributor on this site back in 07/08 when I owned a 335xi. Loved that car...great performer, enjoyed the comfort of having a warranty though I never had any issues (55K miles and sold)...to my point though: I am looking at 07-08 5 series drive...worried that someone who had a...
  11. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    So, I'm 16 and I want really want a bimmer as my first car. I've been really interested in the 3 Series E92's ever since my buddy bought a M3 E92 ZHP. I need to know if it's reliable, if it's a good car for a first car. Please let me know. If you would recommend another car, please let me know...
  12. F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    Intersted in leasing a 2015 528xi. Color is Jet black with black interior. Options im getting are heated front seats, back up camera, parking assist. Dealer MSRP is 55,400 Discount is 3,410 Total Price Paid is 51,990 Lease term is 36 months/10k year Willing to put 2000 total down (includes...
  13. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hey I was hoping someone could help me, I have this terrible ticking noise on my car which would increase if the rpm increased. This isn't only on cold start, it happens the whole time I'm driving and it's driving me insane. I am trying for to fix this for myself however, I have no clue where...
  14. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    We test drove a 528xi 2008 with only 32k miles! It looks as though it were in a time capsule for 8 years. We love it, however while driving slow it lost power with a slight jerky motion during the test drive. We still want it. What should we expect for potential repairs to this symptom? The...
  15. F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    Does anyone know if the 19" BMW 351M Sport wheels (OEM) will fit a 2012 528xi. They are stock on the 550xi and think they will fit, but wanted to know if anyone has positive confirmation. thx, P
  16. F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    All: I am considering getting a CPO of either 2012 528xi or 2011 535xi I would appreciate your general opinions and recommendations on the concerns below 1. How much has 535xi updated/revised from 2011 to 2012 model years. Am I missing out HUGE if I go with a 2011 instead of 2012. 2. Any...
  17. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    I've recently upgraded my factory 17" rims to 19x8.5(f) and 19x9.5(r). I have the x all wheel drive and I'm receiving a lot of conflicting information from retailers. Need to get some tires ordered but need some solid advice. I do know from my mechanic that with the X drive the Overall...
  18. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hello everyone, I am new to the forum and this is my first post. Since about two weeks my 2008 528xi is showing 4X4, AWD, ABS malfunction. The error comes and goes But of course it has been bothering me. I took the car to a mechanic who only works on BMWs and other foreign cars. He scanned...
  19. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hello Everyone, I lost my original car key and have used my spare key on numerous occasions. However this time it seems like my car is not reading the key or something. I drive a 2008 528xi and it has a manual transmission. I put in my spare key into the ignition, then pressed the clutch...
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