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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-20-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,444
Posted By MSgtMel
FWIW this feature only works in the larger...

FWIW this feature only works in the larger megopolis areas. Not so good -if even- in the rust belt, SW OH-HO, fugedaboudit!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-04-2016, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By MSgtMel
Your symptoms look to be exactly what I had back...

Your symptoms look to be exactly what I had back in the spring with my F10. RPM not going over 1500, in drive could not exceed 15mph, less if going upgrade, bucking and rough idle.

It was first...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-03-2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By MSgtMel
Had something similar - maybe even have had a...

Had something similar - maybe even have had a squeak at low speeds over curbs etc.

The symptom I was experiencing was a nasty vibration at light to moderate braking at highway speeds...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-03-2016, 01:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,082
Posted By MSgtMel
That control arm, is it the one that BMW calls...

That control arm, is it the one that BMW calls the thrust control arm?

If so then there is another, different symptom that may show there is a problem. The symptom I was experiencing was a nasty...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-17-2016, 05:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By MSgtMel
I'm sure others can give more details but if...

I'm sure others can give more details but if memory serves from when I did this same thing the 17" should fit only as long as you don't have the sport package on. I had to go with 18" but have found...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-09-2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By MSgtMel
If your talking about the high pitched rapid...

If your talking about the high pitched rapid ticking, to me it sounds like a possibly loose valve rocker arm. But am not sure. Did you have a full third party check up on this car before you bought...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-30-2016, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,782
Posted By MSgtMel
Oops, forgot to ask if your set up is square or...

Oops, forgot to ask if your set up is square or wider in the back?

In either case that kind of wear can be reduced a little by having a good alignment shop set your car as close to the "Zero...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-30-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,782
Posted By MSgtMel
Hmm, Let's see: 1. ~17,000mi. on the tires. ...

Hmm, Let's see:
1. ~17,000mi. on the tires.
2. Never rotated.
3. 2/3 of tread at or passed wear limit bars.
4. Not a state in the union that wouldn't at least give a "fix it" ticket if this...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-11-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By MSgtMel
This is news to me so excuse following question;...

This is news to me so excuse following question; is this for all steering assists or only the electric assisted steering?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-05-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,115
Posted By MSgtMel
NEWS FLASH ... It is a drain, to drain the...

NEWS FLASH ...

It is a drain, to drain the water away from the plastic pan that the wiper mechanism comes through and sits in the engine compartment immediately below the front edge of the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 08-24-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,005
Posted By MSgtMel
You got the warning that there is only about 2...

You got the warning that there is only about 2 gallons of fuel left. Do you think the sloshing around while driving might be causing a bit of air to be sucked into the fuel system - hence the lag...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 08-24-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 878
Posted By MSgtMel
Another source is ECS Tuning for Ziza LEDs,...

Another source is ECS Tuning for Ziza LEDs, either single or in packages. I did the whole car package and am very happy with the results. All lamps were error free with no additional contortions...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 08-19-2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,254
Posted By MSgtMel
The reply was in regards to the LS-2s., Try...

The reply was in regards to the LS-2s.,
Try searching for tire bubbles/bulges. The LS-2s were notorious for their failure rate on the 19" rims with the sport package. I was lucky with mine (OEM...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 08-19-2016, 06:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,254
Posted By MSgtMel
See the threads about this tire and 19" wheels on...

See the threads about this tire and 19" wheels on an F10 - disaster waiting to happen, especially if you also have the sport package. :(
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 08-16-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By MSgtMel
Now that's the way all 5er should be loaded!...

Now that's the way all 5er should be loaded! :thumb: :) Well maybe not the perforated leather seats, IMO only - have seen really bad wear on that type of leather in many makes and in a fairly short...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-14-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By MSgtMel
YouTube has videos for Ziza. I bought my Ziza...

YouTube has videos for Ziza. I bought my Ziza kit from ECSTuning.com - your would be $70 - instructions that came with the kit were very clear and easy to follow. BUT do READ THE INSTRUCTIONS,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 08-14-2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By MSgtMel
When you do buy another set of wheels for your...

When you do buy another set of wheels for your seasonal set of tires do yourself a BIG favor and spend the $$$ for the BMW wheels. The centering rings for aftermarket wheels are a real PIA! at...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 08-10-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By MSgtMel
Have a "11" 535xi that's driven daily with...

Have a "11" 535xi that's driven daily with current mileage of ~67500 with only the rear brakes having been serviced slightly ahead of schedule to take advantage of the soon expiring warranty (at the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 08-09-2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By MSgtMel
Hydraulic fluid on the floor at a corner of the...

Hydraulic fluid on the floor at a corner of the car? My life is worth more than a few hundred/thousand Francs, get it to a dealer ASAP and have it checked out. If your lucky it may be the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 08-08-2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By MSgtMel
BMW makes no distinction as to tire type for...

BMW makes no distinction as to tire type for pressure settings, only by size. There is a sticker in your drivers door jam for the settings re: the tire size delivered on your car for other sizes...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 08-05-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By MSgtMel
That is a surprise for a 535, not for the F10 550...

That is a surprise for a 535, not for the F10 550 though. Go back and look at the headaches the 550 owners have had with the N63TU engine and it's oil consumption.

Since it under warranty have...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 07-31-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 692
Views: 93,247
Posted By MSgtMel
Gee, my copy came with the instructions that if...

Gee, my copy came with the instructions that if you need to change car early just " close E-sys, go to windows sys and date to 2/+ days in future, reopen E-sys" and Bob's your uncle - make the change.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 06-30-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By MSgtMel
You have probably done what I did and came up...

You have probably done what I did and came up empty on the web search for the IS, ET comparison, guess the only thing to do would be to ask some local tire/wheel house what they mean and go from...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 06-30-2016, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By MSgtMel
Try this site...

Try this site www.partswap.racing/2016/01/19/bmw-f-10

As for me and the research I did prior to getting my winter wheels and tires, it was a simple matter of finding a set of wheels that were...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 06-29-2016, 07:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,806
Posted By MSgtMel
Just another thing that we can thank our...

Just another thing that we can thank our environment protectors for! A number of years ago they forced the change in electrical wire insulation from petroleum based oil to vegetable based oil and...
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