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Lars-GT 11-11-2012 02:36 PM

Got me a GT
 
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Hello to everyone. I purchased this 2010 a few months ago. This is the 1st BMW I have owned. Just some observations from my short time with the vehicle.
This car is fast. I tend to go for the soft ride luxury vehilces (just came out of a Lexus LS 460). Much more of a drivers car than I am used to. Fun to drive. My only real complaints are poor gas economy, and this terrible whining sound. Has anybody experienced this sound? I have never had a car that made this noise.
I have been adding my little touches to the car. Tinted windows, blacked out emblems, grille, front reflectors and moldings. I am tempted to go with the Dinan stage 2 kit, but due to the fact I only keep a car 12 months, I just cant seem to justify the price. The car is fairly well optioned. From what I can tell, the only options missing are all wheel drive, heads up display, and rear entertainment package.

jazzyd 11-11-2012 07:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Lars-GT (Post 7188855)
Hello to everyone. I purchased this 2010 a few months ago. This is the 1st BMW I have owned. Just some observations from my short time with the vehicle.
This car is fast. I tend to go for the soft ride luxury vehilces (just came out of a Lexus LS 460). Much more of a drivers car than I am used to. Fun to drive. My only real complaints are poor gas economy, and this terrible whining sound. Has anybody experienced this sound? I have never had a car that made this noise.
I have been adding my little touches to the car. Tinted windows, blacked out emblems, grille, front reflectors and moldings. I am tempted to go with the Dinan stage 2 kit, but due to the fact I only keep a car 12 months, I just cant seem to justify the price. The car is fairly well optioned. From what I can tell, the only options missing are all wheel drive, heads up display, and rear entertainment package.

oil pump whine

beevee 11-12-2012 07:13 AM

Very nice looking GT.......enjoy

Lars-GT 11-12-2012 12:36 PM

Thank you. I will speak to my dealer this week and start the process to have the oil pump replaced.
I really am enjoying the car. I wonder how long until I wear down and let the kids drive it?

Fish23 11-13-2012 05:10 AM

You are experiencing the same joy that we GT-ers have come to appreciate. Nice looking ride. As for your kids, be strong - resist..... :)

ssnowball 11-13-2012 07:43 AM

I like the blacked out grill on the white, looks really good.

Lars-GT 11-14-2012 05:26 AM

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Blacking out some parts

Bemo 11-17-2012 06:17 AM

Congrats, take it on a long trip and post more pictures and stories.

ChrisF01 11-17-2012 12:33 PM

Best color:thumbup:

Yea gas economy can't be good on the 550 GT, heavier than the 750 yikes. That's what you get for ultra comfort!

Lars-GT 12-13-2012 08:04 PM

Update:
Had the oil pump replaced, and no more whine! Dealer only had it for 1 day. Also, after reading the horror reviews about run flats, I decided to keep the non run flat tires on the car. The dealer gave me the BMW mobility kit. I have other vehicles, so I don't need to worry about getting around in the snow or extreme cold.
Interesting fact, BMW will not pay the dealer for new oil and filter while replacing the oil pump. They expect the dealer to store the oil in a clean container, and then reuse it. I was surprised by this and requested new oil and filter. The dealer did this for me with no extra charge ( I would have no problem paying for the oil and filter).


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