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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-11-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,753
Posted By MBrown1003
I agree, and am trying to decide what to do in a...

I agree, and am trying to decide what to do in a year when the lease on my 550i 6MT ends. Call BMW Customer Service and let them know that you would be a 550i/6MT customer. They need to hear it...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-05-2013, 02:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,199
Posted By MBrown1003
No 6MT in the 2014 550i. Call BMW and let them...

No 6MT in the 2014 550i. Call BMW and let them know that was the model you were considering -- I already have. The only reason the US gets the M5 with the manual is because of owner feedback. ...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-21-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 40,556
Posted By MBrown1003
No, you're reading it right. I spoke to BMW...

No, you're reading it right. I spoke to BMW today and got a confirmation.

If you want the 550i with a manual, CALL BMW AND LET THEM KNOW. The only reason there is an M5 with a stick is customer...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-21-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,118
Posted By MBrown1003
Definitely call BMW and let them know how you...

Definitely call BMW and let them know how you feel. The only reason there is an F10 M5 with a manual is because of customer feedback.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-21-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,118
Posted By MBrown1003
Angry 2014 550i -- no manual transmission!

I was planning to replace my 2011 550i with the 2014, new motor and all. Now I find out that they will not offer the 6-speed manual in the 2014 550i! VERY bummed!! I called BMW today, and they...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-13-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,161
Posted By MBrown1003
I know one person who had two Sevens while she...

I know one person who had two Sevens while she was in her mid and late 40s, and switched to a Five in her early fifties. The Sevens were too big.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-08-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,161
Posted By MBrown1003
The 7 suffers pedal deficit -- as in, missing the...

The 7 suffers pedal deficit -- as in, missing the clutch pedal. For me, case closed.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-19-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,279
Posted By MBrown1003
I had one as a loaner when my 550i was in the...

I had one as a loaner when my 550i was in the shop. Clearly, it wasn't the performer my 550i is, but it was delightful to get 50% better fuel economy.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-12-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 883
Posted By MBrown1003
I tried rim wax and it yellowed. It was murder to...

I tried rim wax and it yellowed. It was murder to get it off the wheels. I just use conventional wax on my rims.

I'm a zymol fan, but I know others are not. I find it easy to apply and very...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-11-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,548
Posted By MBrown1003
My E39 M5 had a variable redline (implemented as...

My E39 M5 had a variable redline (implemented as a series of red LEDs) that was based on oil temperature from what I was able to find out. As the oil (and engine) warmed up, the LEDs would go out,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-11-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 946
Posted By MBrown1003
On my 2011, the rev-matching happens in Comfort...

On my 2011, the rev-matching happens in Comfort and normal, not in Sport or Sport+
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-07-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,373
Posted By MBrown1003
I was told that they would NOT be in the car if I...

I was told that they would NOT be in the car if I left them there, so I hauled them home in my luggage and put them back in once I got the car back.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-07-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,391
Posted By MBrown1003
Well-said. (I had three E39s, but just couldn't...

Well-said. (I had three E39s, but just couldn't stomach the looks of the E60, so I went to Threes until the F10 charmed me back into the Five, and I never looked back.)

To me, my current 550i is...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-07-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,112
Posted By MBrown1003
Here's another long-time BMW driver who misses...

Here's another long-time BMW driver who misses the hourly chime. I used it in all of my BMWs, from my 1992 E34 525i until my F10.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-07-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,331
Posted By MBrown1003
I *think* the indicator for high beam assistant...

I *think* the indicator for high beam assistant has an "A" in it, indicating that it's an automatic function, like the automatic position on the main headlight switch.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-07-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By MBrown1003
I use the post under the red cover and one of the...

I use the post under the red cover and one of the bolts on the suspension, and it has worked fine for me.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-07-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 946
Posted By MBrown1003
If you're talking an E39 540i, that's about 280...

If you're talking an E39 540i, that's about 280 or 290 lb-ft of torque. An F10 550 has 450. You're gonna have a lot more problems with wheelspin with that much more torque.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-25-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,095
Posted By MBrown1003
My 550i is one of three now sitting at my...

My 550i is one of three now sitting at my dealership, all of which have had battery problems this week. I am outside of Boston, and our overnight temperatures have been in the low single digits...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-25-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,159
Posted By MBrown1003
FYI, if you look at the Route Preview function in...

FYI, if you look at the Route Preview function in the nav system and have a long trip (or not much fuel), the car will suggest when to refuel along the way.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-22-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By MBrown1003
The only time I've seen that was when I entered...

The only time I've seen that was when I entered an "impossible" address. For example, trying to get routing to the visitor's center at the radio telescope at Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Since I'm in...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-20-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,323
Posted By MBrown1003
I hope you're right about the timing -- summer of...

I hope you're right about the timing -- summer of 2014 is when my lease comes up. I'm hoping the next car will be post-LCI.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-20-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By MBrown1003
FWIW, after two incidents where my 550i misfired...

FWIW, after two incidents where my 550i misfired and ran in "limp-home mode" for a while, my dealer show me the list of "top tier fuels". The one I'd been using -- Hess premium -- was not listed. I...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-19-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,364
Posted By MBrown1003
My 550i is my seventh BMW and my favorite to...

My 550i is my seventh BMW and my favorite to date, even with an M5 and M3 in the mix.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-11-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,181
Posted By MBrown1003
1-[nav] home 2-[nav] electronic souvenir...

1-[nav] home
2-[nav] electronic souvenir (address of one of the hotels I stayed at in Munich during my Euro Delivery)
3-[OBC] trip computer
4-[nav] route information
5-[music] USB external device...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-25-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,733
Posted By MBrown1003
When I had a Mercedes (which was before the seven...

When I had a Mercedes (which was before the seven BMWs I've had -- so about 25 years ago), you could ONLY get cold air from the center vents. There was no setting that delivered even lukewarm air. ...
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