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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-05-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,026
Posted By bimmer40
Took the car in yesterday. From the key fob...

Took the car in yesterday. From the key fob readings the initial diagnosis was that the car battery had discharged to low levels and after driving was recharged to normal. Further diagnoses confirmed...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-02-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,026
Posted By bimmer40
Thanks for pointing out the other threads. The...

Thanks for pointing out the other threads. The slight difference is the warning message. Mine says battery is discharging while stopped (and hence, low battery). Now this could be battery failure,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-02-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,026
Posted By bimmer40
Problem with new 535i

It has been about 7 months and 2200 miles. My 2013 535i (xDrive) flashed a warning:

Battery Discharging while stopped. All electrical systems dependent on battery shut off.

I have a service...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-29-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,694
Posted By bimmer40
Before I bought my 2013 535 (about 3 months ago),...

Before I bought my 2013 535 (about 3 months ago), I test drove a few MBs. I hated the positioning of the shift and the cruise control. And the steering feel was just not there. The 2013 E did have a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-23-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,694
Posted By bimmer40
Thank you. I always wondered something was amiss...

Thank you. I always wondered something was amiss with the GS. Now I get it.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-23-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,618
Posted By bimmer40
+1. And would someone care to explain that the...

+1. And would someone care to explain that the whole passing lane concept is not necessarily true for congested city roads?

I learn to drive in Sweden, man did they have a different set of rules!...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-23-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,561
Posted By bimmer40
One more pic

Slightly better lighting. Comparing with the pic in the first post you can see the difference.

- b40
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-23-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,561
Posted By bimmer40
From what I understand

He had to take down part of the door to get access to the dent. Then he used a tool (dent repair kit?) to bang out / pull out the dent and then do a touch up of paint work. here was no need to paint...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-22-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,207
Posted By bimmer40
That was Tiger Wood's baby sitter :D

That was Tiger Wood's baby sitter :D
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-22-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,561
Posted By bimmer40
Done!

Got the car back on Friday. It looks perfect. I was busy over the weekend so could not take pictures. But here they are. The dent is gone and nothing noticeable. Due to lighting the pic qualities...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-03-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,561
Posted By bimmer40
So I went for my appointment at the body shop. He...

So I went for my appointment at the body shop. He was supposed to fix the dent by traditional methods and then repaint. After doing the paperwork, the main repair guy came out. He rushed to the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-26-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,467
Posted By bimmer40
Just tried it

First of all, the iTunes store had people complaining how many features will not work on US models.

Well, it did work on my US 535i. But it took almost 30 - 45 sec to get the job done.

Is...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-13-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,561
Posted By bimmer40
Well, I also discovered a third option: For $200-...

Well, I also discovered a third option: For $200- $300 the local shrink will make me live with the dent. ;)
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-12-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,561
Posted By bimmer40
He actually said that the Bimmers are workable...

He actually said that the Bimmers are workable and the bodies are pretty good. I am not sure how much it would cost to break down the door. If it has to be done a workshop, I figure the labor will be...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-12-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,561
Posted By bimmer40
Its *metallic* graphite gray. So yes, they need...

Its *metallic* graphite gray. So yes, they need to repaint three panels. I am still trying to see if I can do a PDR for 85% success.

If body work is necessary, I plan to wait until summer. The...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-12-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,561
Posted By bimmer40
Ok. Had two PDR guys looks at it. First one (at a...

Ok. Had two PDR guys looks at it. First one (at a body shop) declined flat. The second guy looked at it and tested whether he had enough space to work with. He said that the bimmer had a window...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-11-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,561
Posted By bimmer40
Size. He said something about the fact that if he...

Size. He said something about the fact that if he fixes it, it may not be that good. Loking at the first pic he had said would cost about $200. This guy claims to specialize in high end PDR and would...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-11-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,561
Posted By bimmer40
After looking at this pic, one PDR guy declined....

After looking at this pic, one PDR guy declined. I have two inspections scheduled for tomorrow and one on Wednesday. I will let you know how it goes.

If not PDR, then what would be the best way?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-11-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 904
Posted By bimmer40
Actually, you are mistaken. That is the new Volvo...

Actually, you are mistaken. That is the new Volvo (cant recall the model now). See the clean lines and minimalist Scandinavian design.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-10-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,561
Posted By bimmer40
Actually, I have seen regular carts sometimes do...

Actually, I have seen regular carts sometimes do this kind of damage. I was at the local Smiths and came out and saw a cart kissing my Corolla. The front quarter lighting panel was broken. Thankfully...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-10-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,561
Posted By bimmer40
What did they end up doing? For body work, I...

What did they end up doing? For body work, I might wait a few more months (and dents).

I am waiting for the body shop to complete work on my Subaru. (Last time they did some work on the Subaru,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-09-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,561
Posted By bimmer40
Thanks for the good advice. Looks like I am not...

Thanks for the good advice. Looks like I am not very lucky with cars... The reason for getting the 535 now was that my Subaru got rear ended and is spending a couple of months at the shop. (My...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-09-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,561
Posted By bimmer40
That's what kills me.... If it was in a crowded...

That's what kills me.... If it was in a crowded place, I would have perfectly understood.

I was a judge at an event at the local community college. (It was not a real contest; just giving...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-09-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,561
Posted By bimmer40
Actually I was figuring 1K if I need to take it...

Actually I was figuring 1K if I need to take it to the body shop. Would that be a good ballpark number?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-09-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,561
Posted By bimmer40
I will try to do the paintless way and see if the...

I will try to do the paintless way and see if the dent can be made less visible. Then wait for the rest of the dents to appear and go to the body shop....
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