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svp66
12-03-2011, 07:28 AM
Got my 650i coupe last week - love the car. Other than a small glitch at the beginning (brief power loss on half of the cilinders at start-up after 150 miles, resolved itself, but the dealer replaced the fuel pump to be on the safe side) it drives just like a BMW should.

I replaced the performance tires with winter tires / wheels (a must around here) and I noticed the lug nuts were VERY easy to take out. I have a good torque-wrench, and I did this on all my cars for 4 years now - never had the lug nuts come off so easily. I suspect they were put on but not tightened to the spec (usually 70-80 ft-lb torque). You may want to check yours too, would be a shame for the wheels to fly off such a gorgeous car....

TopDownInFL
12-03-2011, 11:19 AM
Thanks, Congrats and the rule around here is "pics or it didn't happen". ;)

Welcome to the 'fest!

svp66
12-03-2011, 02:52 PM
Kind of hard to get a picture of the torque-wrench - I did not even think about that. I'll put up my car in new Michelin Ice shoes though...

Superschnell
12-03-2011, 03:52 PM
Great car. Congrats :thumbup:
Is it Carbon Black?

svp66
12-03-2011, 05:40 PM
Carbon black - love the blue reflections in bright light. Got the winter tires not a moment too early - you cannot see in the picture, but it just started snowing. We already have 1 inch on the ground by now...

TopDownInFL
12-03-2011, 06:11 PM
Kind of hard to get a picture of the torque-wrench -

I meant of your car silly!

svp66
12-03-2011, 09:08 PM
Got that, but still fun to post it....

Superschnell
12-03-2011, 10:18 PM
Got the winter tires not a moment too early - you cannot see in the picture, but it just started snowing. We already have 1 inch on the ground by now...

No doubt winter tires is a necessity for us living in northern regions. Any accident during winter without proper winter tyres would make the insurance companies adress your wallet directly.

In Oslo we are still waiting for the snow, which is unusual. I am looking forward to test the F12 in snowy conditions as soon as I get it back from the body shop. One more week to go :yumyum:

svp66
12-03-2011, 10:20 PM
I'll drive it in the snow tomorrow morning - will post the results. Should be pretty good though, had the 335xi before this and never had a problem in snow.

long time
12-04-2011, 05:19 AM
What is SNOW ?

svp66
12-04-2011, 06:50 AM
That is so mean I should not dignify it with a response...... But I suppose you could call it the opposite of HURRICANE.:rofl:
Juts kidding...

svp66
12-04-2011, 04:25 PM
Tried it in the snow - very steady on the road. Also few more pics with a real camera 9First ones with the phone).

Superschnell
12-05-2011, 12:03 AM
Congrats. These might be the first winter pics of the F12/13 in the world :thumbup:
How beautiful to see the 6-er in white surroundings.

I thought I would be the first to capture the winter dream, but things happened as some might have noticed :mad:

svp66
12-05-2011, 06:02 AM
I hope your baby will be back on its feet (wheels) soon - it's a shame not to b able to drive such a gorgeous car....

petriej
12-05-2011, 05:42 PM
Ugh, your 6ers are so sexy, it's killing me! I can't wait to get my hands on an off lease one :D

Elias
12-06-2011, 09:45 AM
Tried it in the snow - very steady on the road. Also few more pics with a real camera 9First ones with the phone).

Man where do you live that its snowing right now?:dunno:

svp66
12-06-2011, 07:46 PM
Minnesota. It's no longer snowing, so we are enjoying clear skies and a warm 6F outside...