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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 22,654
Posted By shark715
We've had the DWS's on a Mini Cooper and...

We've had the DWS's on a Mini Cooper and currently have them on our X5. Yeah, they are quiet and they do have a soft ride. I think the soft ride has much to do with the soft sidewalls. But when...
Forum: General BMW Questions Yesterday, 07:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 20,566
Posted By shark715
I've long found it amusing how many times CR...

I've long found it amusing how many times CR notes that owners of a certain model are reporting much higher than average problems, owners are compelled to "come to the rescue" of the model they own...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-30-2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,516
Posted By shark715
Wow, good memory! While we had no clutch issues...

Wow, good memory! While we had no clutch issues with the '12 (although it had an "odd" feeling to it, and I suspect it was merely a matter of time), with all the clutch issues other owners were...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-30-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,516
Posted By shark715
Fred, also thanks for posting the service reset...

Fred, also thanks for posting the service reset instruction video above. I carefully followed the instructions and was done in less time than it took me to walk out to the garage :-)

One question...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-30-2016, 08:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,516
Posted By shark715
Just got around to my first DIY oil change, as...

Just got around to my first DIY oil change, as the dealer did it for free last year as part of the N63 customer care package.

The $5.99 Pep Boys oil filter wrench worked just fine, and the oil...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-30-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,516
Posted By shark715
Fred, so what did you pick up in Munich last...

Fred, so what did you pick up in Munich last year? We were at the Welt in October and picked up an M235 convertible, and sold our 2013 CM the day before yesterday. So we are now Mini-less too, for...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-09-2015, 03:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By shark715
I was having the same issue with outer edge wear...

I was having the same issue with outer edge wear on my 20 inch front tires.

It appears I was able to resolve the issue by running the tires at a much higher inflation level versus the factory...
Forum: European Delivery 11-30-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,217
Posted By shark715
My favorite story is a few years back when I was...

My favorite story is a few years back when I was helping my sister buy a new X3 35i. The dealer told us that they could not discount the 35i price because they were in such tight supply. We returned...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-29-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 877
Posted By shark715
Yes, but only on the driver's side. The...

Yes, but only on the driver's side. The passenger side latch seems to close tight, but not the driver's side. I sprayed some white lithium grease on the latches, but it did not help. I'm going to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-29-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,013
Posted By shark715
I strongly disagree. If you push the 20's on my...

I strongly disagree. If you push the 20's on my X5 hard you can definitely feel the sidewalls flex, and that's versus other non RFT tires. The flip side is that the soft sidewalls provide for a...
Forum: European Delivery 11-27-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,142
Posted By shark715
Our car was at the dealer 33 days after our...

Our car was at the dealer 33 days after our Munich drop off. We dropped off our car in Munich 2 days before you...was your car also on the Torrens?

Looks like we must have been at the Welt at...
Forum: European Delivery 11-25-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,217
Posted By shark715
When we did our ED last month I recall having to...

When we did our ED last month I recall having to sign something when we picked the car up in Munich agreeing to certain restrictions about selling the car. We didn't pay close attention to it as we...
Forum: European Delivery 11-25-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,217
Posted By shark715
A blanket statement like that is erroneous...

A blanket statement like that is erroneous because the economics change substantially if you are buying a $100k vehicle versus a $50k vehicle.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-25-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 85,530
Posted By shark715
Why am I not surprised :-) This is from the same...

Why am I not surprised :-) This is from the same people that just agreed to a multi million dollar settlement for a class action lawsuit involving the timing chain tensioners on Mini's from...
Forum: European Delivery 11-25-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,217
Posted By shark715
Thanks for taking the time to calculate all the...

Thanks for taking the time to calculate all the details. Like you said, there's just no way that the monthly lease cost on a 550 would vary $400 simply because of ED versus traditional dealer...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-24-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 85,530
Posted By shark715
This may all be technically correct, but why do I...

This may all be technically correct, but why do I get this sense that it's all just another example of German over-engineering and/or just another vailed attempt to steer you toward getting your...
Forum: European Delivery 11-24-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,217
Posted By shark715
Not sure where this info came from, but that...

Not sure where this info came from, but that absolutely not has been my experience for the last 30 years, except when you are trying to buy a model that there truly is a shortage on or a waiting list...
Forum: European Delivery 11-22-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,362
Posted By shark715
Sorry, I incorrectly assumed she neglected to...

Sorry, I incorrectly assumed she neglected to document the damage upon redelivery. Seems like you have all the bases covered.
Forum: European Delivery 11-22-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,362
Posted By shark715
That should not be an issue at all, except for...

That should not be an issue at all, except for the fact that she did not call it out to them at redelivery. If the dropoff agent did not note any damage at dropoff, then clearly you are not...
Forum: European Delivery 11-22-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,747
Posted By shark715
We took redelivery of our car at the dealer...

We took redelivery of our car at the dealer yesterday. Our salesperson noticed me checking the wheels for damage, and mentioned the wear and tear policy (she is exceptionally knowledgeable and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-21-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 85,530
Posted By shark715
Thanks for responding. Yeah, although it did...

Thanks for responding. Yeah, although it did sound like total B.S., I thought maybe there was some new concept I has not heard of :-)
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-21-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 85,530
Posted By shark715
Someone above mentioned the possibility of...

Someone above mentioned the possibility of damaging an alternator if you don't register a new battery. I'm far from an expert on automotive electronics, but I don't understand why this would be....
Forum: European Delivery 11-20-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,217
Posted By shark715
It's correct, and as we discovered, it makes ED...

It's correct, and as we discovered, it makes ED not quite the bargain we originally thought it was. Live and learn.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 11-20-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 643
Posted By shark715
I love how some dealers continue to claim that 2...

I love how some dealers continue to claim that 2 series cars are difficult to get. What nonsense. If that was the case there's no way you could get a special order car so quickly.
Forum: European Delivery 11-16-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,304
Posted By shark715
Yeah, other than the odd route the ship took,...

Yeah, other than the odd route the ship took, everything seemed to fall into place for us. We wanted to have the car to travel to Massachusetts for Thanksgiving, and that's going to happen (and we...
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