Holiday Experience 2009
Holidays in the Pyrenees. If you can climb it is in the Pyrenees. And climbing we did, although I had the idea that this disco was a heavy tobacco smoking cyclist with emphysema. It will not move up the mountain. I had experienced this at home when the Doghouse would not move past the 135 KM/hr. mark. Little did I know if that was normal for this car? But in the mountains I found that it was not right. Once above 2000 meters altitude was driven all the torque was gone and you could only get up the mountain in low gear. When on the plains everything was OK.
Upon return to the Netherlands, my quest started, what was wrong. A scan of the many web sites gave me some possible answer, the MAF sensor.
A tour to the dealer, a new was installed and there this 2155 KG beast was going as a dog in heat.
This got me thinking and I have since read many books, visited many website and feel I now know most of the problems. Fortunately, most have stayed away and I can enjoy the beast.
Experience after 100.000KM
On March 15th I passed the mark. All the troubles aside I have had a wonderful first 100.000 KM. Normal services at regular interval, on my second set of all-terrain tires, Oil-cooler leakage repair (3 times due to a faulty O-ring installed in Spain) was the largest issue.
I have had 2 winters that gave a large amount of snow and the same amount of joy driving like there were no limits. I would advise all BMW drivers to have one of these as spare for the winter.
And Big Blue passed