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Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 12-22-2007, 11:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,196
Posted By DaveChapin
Looks like the Turbo V8 in the X6 is for real: ...

Looks like the Turbo V8 in the X6 is for real:

http://www.caranddriver.com/autoshows/14421/official-photos-info-2009-bmw-x6.html?al=124?al=124

"new twin-turbo, direct-injection, 4.4-liter V-8...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-12-2007, 12:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,222
Posted By DaveChapin
I've used mine quite a bit lately... it's just so...

I've used mine quite a bit lately... it's just so fun to use. Did my first conference call on the thing today. Trying to get all my landline voice mail on it next. Best voice-mail / answering...
Forum: Off-Topic 07-04-2007, 02:11 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 7,014
Posted By DaveChapin
L2TP by itself isn't confidential, but when...

L2TP by itself isn't confidential, but when combined with IPsec it is. iPhone supports that:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305723

Plus, you can connect to your IMAP server on...
Forum: Off-Topic 07-03-2007, 01:22 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 7,014
Posted By DaveChapin
I have to challenge this bit about the...

I have to challenge this bit about the "horrendous phone".

Perhaps you are equating Cingular coverage quality in your area to the "phone"?

But I have to say this is the easiest to use phone by...
Forum: Off-Topic 07-03-2007, 12:25 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 7,014
Posted By DaveChapin
I have to challenge this. The iPhone has a...

I have to challenge this. The iPhone has a built-in VPN client (L2TP and PPTP) that works over WiFi or Edge. That combined with an IT department that does not have its head up its ass means you can...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 07-02-2007, 11:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,250
Posted By DaveChapin
First on iPod Integration I have the BMW...

First on iPod Integration

I have the BMW dealer-installed iPod kit (for 650i). The one that replaces the CD changer. This is the one that does NOT use the AUX jack (have one of those too), but...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 06-16-2007, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By DaveChapin
The B6

Too bad we don't have the option to get this in the States.

http://www.alpina-automobiles.com/downloads/testberichte/en1147094522ALPINAB6Coupe.pdf...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 05-19-2007, 03:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 837
Posted By DaveChapin
BTW, $550 is exactly what my dealership charged...

BTW, $550 is exactly what my dealership charged to replace my rear RF. Punctured with a screw. So I guess they are consistent.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 05-03-2007, 10:02 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,912
Posted By DaveChapin
Yes, I have observed this too. However treatment...

Yes, I have observed this too. However treatment of Podcasts is different. The system DOES remember where I left off. I'll bet audiobooks are the same way. Important and welcome.



Boot-up...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 04-19-2007, 09:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,661
Posted By DaveChapin
Maybe the best looking sedan ever

Well at least to me:
http://www.roadandtrack.com/article.asp?section_id=15&article_id=5215

This is the BMW Concept for a new 7-series stable-mate (or maybe the next 7 series?) that would compete...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 03-29-2007, 04:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,848
Posted By DaveChapin
I got a 25 update last week up from 20.something....

I got a 25 update last week up from 20.something. I think 20.2.

1) It's hard to say if the UI speed is faster yet. Speed of navigating through the menus has always been scattershot. Sometimes as...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 03-19-2007, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 795
Posted By DaveChapin
I believe there is plenty of CPU power available...

I believe there is plenty of CPU power available at this point for embedded systems. These companies just aren't using it or don't know how to use it.

Auto companies need to get serious about...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 03-18-2007, 11:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 795
Posted By DaveChapin
My First Year with iDrive

It was about this time last year that I took delivery of the 650i (actually exactly 8 days ago this month to the day). And it has been wonderful... except for one thing. While waiting for my first...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 03-18-2007, 10:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 775
Posted By DaveChapin
For a driver-only design, the cupholder is...

For a driver-only design, the cupholder is WONDERFUL. It's the best drink hugging holder I have ever had on a car. It looks slick; and has the nifty spring loaded bit keeping a drink snug even if...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 03-18-2007, 07:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 775
Posted By DaveChapin
I believe it was a sensor problem but it also...

I believe it was a sensor problem but it also might have been software related. Unfortinately, at the moment I can't find the dealer receipt document to be sure.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 03-18-2007, 01:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 775
Posted By DaveChapin
CR Auto Ratings and the 650

The 2007 Annual Auto Issue of Consumer Reports is out (April); and they have some nice things to say about the 6 Series. They mentioned the 650 and 645 last year but did not have enough data for...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 01-02-2007, 12:44 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,415
Posted By DaveChapin
Ah what a fun question... Sports Car:...

Ah what a fun question...

Sports Car: Ferrari 599 $250k
SUV: BMW X5 4.8i: $60k
Daily Driver: Bentley Continental FlyingSpur: $190k
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 12-25-2006, 11:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,848
Posted By DaveChapin
Extra lighting? Lighting for what? Working on...

Extra lighting? Lighting for what? Working on the car in the garage? :rofl: I've never serviced a car in my life. Kind of a shame actually given my degree was in Mech. Engineering.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 12-24-2006, 11:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,848
Posted By DaveChapin
Well, it's not a question of trust but of...

Well, it's not a question of trust but of convenience and precision.

- It's so tight, the PDC is at its closest alarm setting when parked in the right spot so the margin for error is small (and...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 12-23-2006, 11:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,848
Posted By DaveChapin
New Crib for 650i

The following two pics show what the 650i's home looked like shortly after I first brought her home. Garage had no storage other than stacking crap on top of itself, and leaning items against the...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 10-10-2006, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,179
Posted By DaveChapin
That's about what I was charged too.

That's about what I was charged too.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 10-02-2006, 11:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,018
Posted By DaveChapin
Well, maybe... that is maybe until the new M3...

Well, maybe... that is maybe until the new M3 comes out. That sucker is supposed to have 400 ponies according to Car & Driver:
http://www.caranddriver.com/carnews/11535/spied-2008-bmw-m3.html
...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 09-29-2006, 09:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,397
Posted By DaveChapin
The first chart is % of Penn highway users that...

The first chart is % of Penn highway users that don't wear seat-belts: 21%. The 2nd is the % of Penn Highway fatalities that occurred to people that weren't wearing seat-belts: 61%.

Having both...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 09-25-2006, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 786
Posted By DaveChapin
My experience is that the iPod MOST integration...

My experience is that the iPod MOST integration is worth it. Blows the CD changer functionality away. Playlists (dozens of these) and Podcasts work great. Apple Lossless versions of ripped AIFF (by...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 09-16-2006, 12:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,482
Posted By DaveChapin
I had my dealer install it. Was a bit of a risk...

I had my dealer install it. Was a bit of a risk since I was the first one at this dealership to do so. It took them longer than expected, but I must say it works and works well for my purposes. I...
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