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Forum: 5 Series DIY 09-03-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,003
Posted By RxCritical
Advance Auto now has Mann oil filters

Just a heads up, I just picked up a Mann filter for my 535xi today at Advance Auto. Salesman said they had just started carrying Mann filters. It was $11.99.
YMMV :thumbup:
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-05-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 692
Posted By RxCritical
I would suggest your next step should be talking...

I would suggest your next step should be talking directly to the General Manager of the dealership. This is who the Service Manager works for. Just calmly explain the situation and what you think...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-16-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,987
Posted By RxCritical
You have probably already done this and one would...

You have probably already done this and one would think the dealer routinely checks this but in my experiance they do not:
Check your air pressures in your tires. A difference right to left could...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-13-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,954
Posted By RxCritical
I have also done a trade assist due to the...

I have also done a trade assist due to the vibration issue.
Essentially all you are doing is trading your current vehicle in for a new one.
BMW "assists your trade value" by adding more money than...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-23-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By RxCritical
Expect to have a lot of fun! Ask lots of...

Expect to have a lot of fun!
Ask lots of questions and do a course walk with some experienced guys.
DO NOT expect to be very fast or very competitive.
The 5 series are not ideal to do auto cross....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-19-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,341
Posted By RxCritical
New 5

Hello all,
Just picked up my new 12 535xi today. Traded my F30 with vibration issues for it. (I got full purchase price for it and invoice minus $1500 option allowance on the 5).
Fairly well...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-19-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,293
Posted By RxCritical
Yes, there are 2 sport package cars that I know...

Yes, there are 2 sport package cars that I know of at my dealer with the issue. One is a salesman's car.:yikes:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-19-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,293
Posted By RxCritical
It was not very difficult. It is far easier to do...

It was not very difficult. It is far easier to do this than the lemon law process. The dealer called it a "Trade Assist"
I actually traded today for a 535 xi that I drove extensively with no...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-19-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,293
Posted By RxCritical
This was my experience also. It was frustrating...

This was my experience also. It was frustrating as there was NOT a common factor to point to.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-18-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,293
Posted By RxCritical
Mine got worse as the mileage added up. It...

Mine got worse as the mileage added up. It started as you described.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-18-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,293
Posted By RxCritical
Hopefully you don't have the issue. It should be...

Hopefully you don't have the issue. It should be fairly noticeable around 50 mph.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-18-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,293
Posted By RxCritical
THIS IS NOT NORMAL. BMW does know about this....

THIS IS NOT NORMAL.
BMW does know about this. Supposedly they have a "TEAM" working on the issue. Fix not any time soon. I have had this issue for almost 3 months starting from day one.
They are...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-12-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,752
Posted By RxCritical
Yes, but I just found it on page 143 in the...

Yes, but I just found it on page 143 in the manual. I must have skipped that part. :eek:
It looks like a standard feature.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-12-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,752
Posted By RxCritical
New feature found!

I decided to look to make sure I had the speakers under the seats. (I did). But while I was down there I noticed that there are knee air bags on both sides (most people probably know this). I also...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-11-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,487
Posted By RxCritical
I understand!! But my driver's side DOES go all...

I understand!!
But my driver's side DOES go all the way down, repeatedly.
Maybe it's broke!!:dunno:

I got the passenger one all the way down using a thin pick to push the metal pin back.
I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-09-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,088
Posted By RxCritical
Massive rail car contaminants in paint

I had my alpine white 328i for a little over a week and since it rained last week I decided to wash it. Maybe it was just the white paint but after washing I noticed massive amounts of what appears...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-09-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,487
Posted By RxCritical
Head rest question

I noticed on my new 328 that the driver side head rest was not down all the way when I bought it. I tried pushing it down (pressing the button of course) and it would not go all the way down. The...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-01-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,220
Posted By RxCritical
My best guess would be that it would be very...

My best guess would be that it would be very difficult to retrofit the Premium HiFi. I have not heard of anyone attempting to do that. I would say that you would be better off upgrading with a...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-30-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,167
Posted By RxCritical
My 35i came with Pirelli P7's.

My 35i came with Pirelli P7's.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-27-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,114
Posted By RxCritical
Simoniz Glass Coat Protection = essentially extra...

Simoniz Glass Coat Protection = essentially extra money in dealer pocket.

Assuming it was the dealer that suggested it. All these protection packages are additional dealer profit. A good coat of...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-23-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,108
Posted By RxCritical
My 35i has side air bags and I am pretty...

My 35i has side air bags and I am pretty confident that the 28i also has them. Not sure why the website would say otherwise. Also not shown on the website (or anywhere) is the fact that the X3 has...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 06-16-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,092
Posted By RxCritical
I did the entire PCD and was in the second group....

I did the entire PCD and was in the second group. I was done by 2:30.
I would not skip the tour, it was extremely interesting. Like I said I did the tour, pictures, everything and was on the road...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 06-15-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,923
Posted By RxCritical
Good to meet you today at the PCD. I was with my...

Good to meet you today at the PCD. I was with my daughter picking up a X3. I hope you did not hit the hail storm on the way west like I did. Have a save trip home!
Paul
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-15-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,428
Posted By RxCritical
Good Day, Bad Day. My Performance Center delivery.

Today I picked up my X3 35i, Deep Sea Blue, Oyster leather seats, Sports Activity Package, Cold Weather Package, HiFi radio, Sat radio, Park control and back up camara. My daughter and I had a great...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-09-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,471
Posted By RxCritical
I agree. And if BMW thinks the tow truck driver...

I agree. And if BMW thinks the tow truck driver should know how to do this then :tsk:
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