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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-21-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 31,822
Posted By TexEnMan
As this occurred 200+ miles from home, my home SA...

As this occurred 200+ miles from home, my home SA advised calling Roadside Assistance and towing it to the local service center. The tow truck driver confessed that he tows "a lot" of BMWs, but not...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-19-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 31,822
Posted By TexEnMan
Joined the Drivetrain Malfunction Club

Car started shaking and losing power under throttle on the interstate today. Seems to get worse when idling at a stop. Getting the same error message as others. Does anyone know of a definitive cause...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-15-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 949
Posted By TexEnMan
Robert Garcia.

Robert Garcia.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-15-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 949
Posted By TexEnMan
I've always had first class service at Advantage...

I've always had first class service at Advantage Midtown in Houston.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-24-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 88,141
Posted By TexEnMan
One more request, please. Thanks!

One more request, please. Thanks!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-28-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By TexEnMan
Similar issue for me: transmission went into...

Similar issue for me: transmission went into neutral when I released the brake pedal and I only realized it by the sound of the engine over-revving when I pressed the accelerator. I'll be having this...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-09-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,276
Posted By TexEnMan
I recently had the software update when I had my...

I recently had the software update when I had my car in for servicing of a faulty sensor in the gas filling compartment. While the update did not turn the car into a beast that jumps off the line...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-14-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,386
Posted By TexEnMan
Comfort Plus* (50%) Comfort (25%) Sport (25%)...

Comfort Plus* (50%)
Comfort (25%)
Sport (25%)

*I love the SAT shifter - just bump it to the left and it instantly transforms the transmission/acceleration (even in Comfort Plus).
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-27-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 43,707
Posted By TexEnMan
Thanks, I will definitely look into this.

Thanks, I will definitely look into this.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-27-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 43,707
Posted By TexEnMan
Alex - I think we got our cars about the same...

Alex - I think we got our cars about the same time. I did not realize software updates were necessary for cars delivered as late as October 2011, so I'm very interested to hear your review.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-16-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,400
Posted By TexEnMan
I also had the "add 1 quart" message around 7800...

I also had the "add 1 quart" message around 7800 miles. The status inidcator in iDrive showed the oil level to be at the "minimum" marking. It jumped up to the "maximum" marking on the screen once I...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-07-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,450
Posted By TexEnMan
+1.

+1.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-05-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,358
Posted By TexEnMan
Not quite. The transmission's sport mode is...

Not quite. The transmission's sport mode is activated, giving you better throttle response, when the shift lever is moved to the left (e.g., in Comfort or Comfort+) OR when the toggle control is in...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-05-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,358
Posted By TexEnMan
I appreciate you sharing this information, which...

I appreciate you sharing this information, which is very consistent with my experience.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-01-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,610
Posted By TexEnMan
Sorry folks. Did not mean to start a confusing...

Sorry folks. Did not mean to start a confusing thread. By DDC, I meant Driving Dynamics Control (a term used in the BMW USA web site):...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-31-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,610
Posted By TexEnMan
DS Mode Observation

I find the throttle and transmission response in DS mode (with any DDC setting) to be indistinguishable from the throttle and transmission response in D mode with the Sport settings activated....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-17-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,272
Posted By TexEnMan
Auto Stop/Start is also disabled if you put the...

Auto Stop/Start is also disabled if you put the transmission in DS mode.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-16-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By TexEnMan
I was very happy with O'Bryan Mullins at Momentum...

I was very happy with O'Bryan Mullins at Momentum on 59.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-06-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,003
Posted By TexEnMan
I've discovered that the Send/Car command is not...

I've discovered that the Send/Car command is not always visible if you link into Google maps from another site (like a restaurant web page). It has always worked for me, however, by going straight...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-25-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,290
Posted By TexEnMan
My comparison was similar to yours. I believe you...

My comparison was similar to yours. I believe you will also find differences in the quality of the respective service departments (many postings on this) and the willingness of BMW versus Audi...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-13-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,997
Posted By TexEnMan
1. BMW 535i 2. BMW 550i 3. Audi A7 4. Audi...

1. BMW 535i
2. BMW 550i
3. Audi A7
4. Audi A6
5. Mercedes E550
6. Infiniti M56
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-11-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By TexEnMan
I have the same tires and passed on the...

I have the same tires and passed on the insurance. Didn't see the $1500 expense paying off. So far (5500 miles in) so good.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-05-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,243
Posted By TexEnMan
Try backing away from the rear bumper a little...

Try backing away from the rear bumper a little before you kick.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-13-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,613
Posted By TexEnMan
Completely agree. I use them all the time. Also,...

Completely agree. I use them all the time. Also, the novelty of the top view cameras never fails to impress passengers.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-12-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,613
Posted By TexEnMan
As others have noted in a different thread, the...

As others have noted in a different thread, the side view cameras are also great for protecting the low-hanging air dam on M Sport front bumpers. The software provides yellow reference lines in the...
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