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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-15-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 942
Posted By MSgtMel
Each state is different. Can't say if it is the...

Each state is different. Can't say if it is the same now as back in 87, but the best I've unfortunately had to deal with was Nebraska's. It was written that if the same problem had three attempts...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-12-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By MSgtMel
Great! The last time, I guess I got it too early...

Great! The last time, I guess I got it too early as it could only be done using 3 sticks or re-writing 1 stick for each of the the three parts. Think I'll contact him in the next day or two.
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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-12-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By MSgtMel
Do they have it installable on/from one USB stick...

Do they have it installable on/from one USB stick (32Gb) yet?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-11-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By MSgtMel
Bought a set of wheels and tires from local...

Bought a set of wheels and tires from local source to put a performance winter package together and sourced the TPMS sensors from Tire Rack as a full set of four cost less than one sensor locally. ...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-27-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By MSgtMel
ECS Tuning has LED partial or complete packages...

ECS Tuning has LED partial or complete packages for F-Xers.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-27-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By MSgtMel
The X-Drive 550s are hydraulic.

The X-Drive 550s are hydraulic.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-24-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By MSgtMel
Internal water leaks have a tendency to go two...

Internal water leaks have a tendency to go two ways: 1. Usually oil into the water (higher pressure than the cooling system, bad gasket, crack in the block etc. 2. Water into the oil, this pretty...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-24-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,774
Posted By MSgtMel
Sophisto, and others: Something else you might...

Sophisto, and others: Something else you might consider about the pot holes in the N.E. U.S. IMO the two biggest factors that create our "dogem" roads are; the road bed isn't near as thick as the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-21-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By MSgtMel
What odds does the pool give for the problem to...

What odds does the pool give for the problem to be the magnets from the speakers fouling up the system? Fix being removal of same? :rofl:
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-15-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,499
Posted By MSgtMel
Had run flat Alpin PA3s on, was coming back to...

Had run flat Alpin PA3s on, was coming back to Dayton on one of my trips to Cleveland. Well was cruising along in the left lane about 40+ miles north of Columbus when a BIG chunk of salt water ice...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-14-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By MSgtMel
Our 2011 F10 uses a CR2450, the 2014 X1 uses a CR...

Our 2011 F10 uses a CR2450, the 2014 X1 uses a CR 2032. CR2032s can be found most anywhere and at quite reasonable prices. The CR2450 is harder to find and despite brand differences all seem to be...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-13-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By MSgtMel
Guaranteed that if the bill was legitimate...

Guaranteed that if the bill was legitimate Village BMW here in Dayton not have charged you a second time for the same service, and there would be profuse apologies for not getting it right the first...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-13-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 919
Posted By MSgtMel
A few of these responses to me are incredulous as...

A few of these responses to me are incredulous as at a minimum both my 69 Volvo 264 and 2000 Avalon both had it in their maintenance program to change the brake fluid every 60,000 mi or 2 years which...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-12-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 922
Posted By MSgtMel
With all experience and engineering that has gone...

With all experience and engineering that has gone into oil technology and the preciseness of todays engines I wouldn't waste my money on frequent changes as long as at least 85% of my trips had the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-12-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By MSgtMel
Instead of a full warranty extension why not just...

Instead of a full warranty extension why not just the extended service contract? An additional 2 years and 50,000 mi will set you back about $1,100. If you also end up having a full brake job done...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-12-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By MSgtMel
I have my dealer do a full detail every six...

I have my dealer do a full detail every six months and they clean out the engine compartment so that it looks like new. Their brochure says that it is a power washing of the engine bay.There has not...
Forum: BMW News Articles and Announcements 03-03-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,393
Posted By MSgtMel
Would really like to see this as standard...

Would really like to see this as standard equipment on all models from - the - get - go, instead of starting as an option and transitioning over several years!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-03-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,444
Posted By MSgtMel
ONLY touchless car washes and full detail ~6...

ONLY touchless car washes and full detail ~6 months, i.e. in the fall just before the nasty hits so your fully protected and then in early spring just after all the nasty weather has past. But then...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-31-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By MSgtMel
What other vehicles dream of becoming

Even highly modified F150s dream of being a BMW instead.

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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-28-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 770
Posted By MSgtMel
Going by some scrape repair and repaint, it...

Going by some scrape repair and repaint, it should be about $800-$1000 + tax. Can't remember if they took it off or not, think they did though as there is no evidence of any work done visible at the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-25-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,260
Posted By MSgtMel
Sorry to disappoint - small hands dictate that a...

Sorry to disappoint - small hands dictate that a 1911 Commander resides in there. But how convenient I'm left handed!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-22-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By MSgtMel
If you took delivery from that dealer when the...

If you took delivery from that dealer when the car was new, you might want to ask them why it was never set up to call the dealer for an appointment when service was due. It's an option in the...
Forum: European Delivery 01-15-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,937
Posted By MSgtMel
Amen! Unfortunately, I think the American GI in...

Amen! Unfortunately, I think the American GI in Europe has taught them more bad practices than they have brought good ones home. Pulling out without looking or signaling is only one of them.
Forum: European Delivery 01-15-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,937
Posted By MSgtMel
Thanks for the update, but have a couple of...

Thanks for the update, but have a couple of questions/comments. First, it seems that the populace has in general slowed down since last living in the area in the 90s; they used to average 90mph -...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-11-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By MSgtMel
2011 535xi, DITTO.

2011 535xi, DITTO.
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