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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-18-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By Gilgorm
OP: Were you using Cruise Control? For my 2012,...

OP: Were you using Cruise Control?
For my 2012, in normal driving the RPMs don't change but with Cruise the RPMs increase and the Cruise automatically slows the car on a steep hill as it struggles...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-16-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By Gilgorm
Partially open the door which will turn off the...

Partially open the door which will turn off the headlights but pressing the 'flash to pass' will turn them back on for the 40 secs you mentioned.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-16-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 801
Posted By Gilgorm
I use ECO Pro, ASS and AutoHold all the time. ...

I use ECO Pro, ASS and AutoHold all the time. Many, many times the car has shut off with ASS just as I park it. It is completely possible as others have noted to step outside with the fob in your...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-15-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By Gilgorm
I use ECO Pro all the time along with ASS. I...

I use ECO Pro all the time along with ASS. I like the exaggerated throttle response mainly for its smoothness. In heavy traffic, its almost impossible to have fun with the car anyway, so why not...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-15-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,233
Posted By Gilgorm
I like the cocoa mats. I had an OEM set in a...

I like the cocoa mats. I had an OEM set in a 1981 MB SD. They never wore out. They currently reside in my F10 trunk to help with spills etc. They look as good as they did in 1981. I like the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-15-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By Gilgorm
My retired RWD E60 had 17" Michelin X-Ice non-RFT...

My retired RWD E60 had 17" Michelin X-Ice non-RFT winters. I really liked them. The car became a tank and we were never stopped. At the time they were the best rated by Consumer Reports.
My F10...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-12-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By Gilgorm
Screwdriver is included in trunk lid. It is a...

Screwdriver is included in trunk lid. It is a cheap double ended thing. You're not missing much.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-12-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 998
Posted By Gilgorm
Car 2 hands down. F10 hands down.

Car 2 hands down. F10 hands down.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-08-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By Gilgorm
If you plan to use the car throughout the winter,...

If you plan to use the car throughout the winter, a car cover may not be worth it. It would be difficult to remove the cover with snow on it and could result in marks on the paint. However, a car...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-05-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By Gilgorm
I have the tire/rim package recommended by...

I have the tire/rim package recommended by BMW(two years ago and still today). They are 18" V spoke 281 rims with "Dunlop M+S SP Winter Sports 3D ROF 245/45R18 100V" as quoted from the winter tire...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-02-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By Gilgorm
Just to make sure, have you or kids or anyone...

Just to make sure, have you or kids or anyone else slid the "valet lockout" button in the centre armrest to the lock position?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-02-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By Gilgorm
Accuracy. And, I believe, US law now for all...

Accuracy. And, I believe, US law now for all cars.

TPMS doesn't work off ABS since the sensors do a more accurate job, especially with run-flats. In older systems that used ABS, the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-30-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 631
Posted By Gilgorm
Back in 2011, I printed off the pricing guide for...

Back in 2011, I printed off the pricing guide for the U.S. 2012 cars.
The soft-close doors are only mentioned in one package, the Convenience package, which was only an option on 550 models. It...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-21-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,031
Posted By Gilgorm
+1 I do this often since I always lock the car...

+1
I do this often since I always lock the car after exiting. Since the radio is on I can tell when it shuts off. Nice feature if you have forgotten to double tap the stop button.

I use the ASS...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-05-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By Gilgorm
I have Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D 245/45R18...

I have Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D 245/45R18 runflat on OEM 18"V Spoke style 281. Love them. The car is invincible and handling is great.
On my retired E60, I had Michelin X-Ice non runflats that I...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-02-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,733
Posted By Gilgorm
When I had my badly damaged drivers door replaced...

When I had my badly damaged drivers door replaced on my retired E60, I was told only the outer metal skin and rubber gaskets are new. All of the interior trim, handles and mirrors are reused. Let...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-02-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By Gilgorm
I experienced a major accident in my retired E60....

I experienced a major accident in my retired E60. My wife and I were completely unharmed. Two other cars were towed and the original bad driver went to hospital by ambulance. We, however, got...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-25-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 694
Posted By Gilgorm
Ouch. Go through your insurance. There are so...

Ouch.
Go through your insurance.
There are so many little clips, bolts and nuts that will add to the cost. That hood seems too damaged at the leading edge to be repaired.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-23-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 735
Posted By Gilgorm
Definitely have it on my 2012 535. Not coded,...

Definitely have it on my 2012 535. Not coded, came standard. Selectible from iDrive. I haven't tried Voice rec.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-21-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By Gilgorm
This has happened to me if I start the car at the...

This has happened to me if I start the car at the exact moment the trunk is 'touching down' for its soft close. The ignition diverts all power for a brief instant so the trunk closing stops and...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-14-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By Gilgorm
I have opened and closed the auto trunk manually...

I have opened and closed the auto trunk manually many times like when detailing or changing yearly sticker on plate, etc. I have had no problems. You should be fine.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-13-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 992
Posted By Gilgorm
If you have a choice between the two years I...

If you have a choice between the two years I would tend to go for the 2012 as well. Some 2011 problems were ironed out by 2012 and, depending on mileage, there may be more warranty left on the 2012....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-13-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By Gilgorm
While I like the black/white contrast you are...

While I like the black/white contrast you are looking for, the black will look dirty the second after you wash it. If hiding dirt is your objective black isn't the answer IMO.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-12-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,597
Posted By Gilgorm
On the BMW Canada (bmw.ca) website the...

On the BMW Canada (bmw.ca) website the configurator for 2014 535Xi shows Black Nappa as a component of the Modern Line. It doesn't mention stitching and looks like the Black Dakota with the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-12-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By Gilgorm
Glad you got it back the way you want for...

Glad you got it back the way you want for extremely minimal cost.

I once had a MB that was caught in a severe hail storm and had at least 40 dents as a result. I watched a dent removal specialist...
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