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Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-15-2017, 02:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By schnell525
I doubt it.....for any N63 engined car, the...

I doubt it.....for any N63 engined car, the crooks know that it could throw a CEL and go into limp mode at any time. It's risky enough being a thief, but not being able to rely on your conquest to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-15-2017, 01:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By schnell525
The car must be in gear at all times while...

The car must be in gear at all times while traveling, at least to my state's law. If you are driving (coasting) in a car in neutral you are not in control of the car, as you must engage "drive"...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-15-2017, 01:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By schnell525
New or old? Take them out of the car and scrub...

New or old? Take them out of the car and scrub them with a medium bristle brush, and with a good detergent, like Dawn. If new, I don't think it would make much of a difference, except take some of...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-15-2017, 01:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,116
Posted By schnell525
I had a 2011 535xi that has significant wandering...

I had a 2011 535xi that has significant wandering issues. The car would pull to the right, or to left at highway speeds (not dependent on the crown of the road). At lower speeds 40-60 mph it...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-14-2017, 02:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 809
Posted By schnell525
Firstly, you should check and see if there any...

Firstly, you should check and see if there any manufacturer extended warranties on your N54's 335's failed components. You should call BMW and have them run the VIN in case of warranties available...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-09-2017, 01:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 945
Posted By schnell525
I very well agree with you, however BMW batteries...

I very well agree with you, however BMW batteries in the F10 would discharge year round in both hot and cold weather. After seeing others go through having their batteries die out of nowhere, It...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-07-2017, 03:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 945
Posted By schnell525
That is nuts. A 2016 should not need a new...

That is nuts. A 2016 should not need a new battery replacement due to low mileage. That's what warranties are for, and it would seem there's a defect in the electrical system, and or the battery is...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-07-2017, 02:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,141
Posted By schnell525
I think you should try to negotiate a new 440ix...

I think you should try to negotiate a new 440ix at a couple dealers just to see how much of a savings your are getting leasing a service loaner. The value of the service loaner realistically is that...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-01-2017, 01:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By schnell525
You'll never get a dealership to agree on a tire...

You'll never get a dealership to agree on a tire & wheel problem without a fight. They are working to deny any warranty claims.

That's where a good independent warranty shops come in with their...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-18-2017, 02:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,292
Posted By schnell525
It would depend on what type of experience you've...

It would depend on what type of experience you've have had with our BMW. It's easy that even one claim could cost 1,200 or even 4,000 bucks. but no matter when the claim is accumulated, most like...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-26-2017, 04:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By schnell525
before pulling anything off try treating with a...

before pulling anything off try treating with a leather conditioner. it may help without going in removing trim, which is a major PITA. i used 1Z Lederpflege (leather protection) but even Lexol...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-25-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By schnell525
Just to confirm, where your leather wraps behind...

Just to confirm, where your leather wraps behind the seat power seat controls, you're getting a squeak? This is an easily fix. Put on a pair of decent rubber gloves to protect your hand. it's...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-10-2017, 05:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,087
Posted By schnell525
BMW's will have a distinct leather smell....and...

BMW's will have a distinct leather smell....and the smell of their cockpits (lol) is pleasant--if you're getting a new BMW, it will smell like a new car.

Mercedes Benz, unless it has a leather...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-10-2017, 04:49 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,208
Posted By schnell525
Ah, BMW is going the way of Land Rover with...

Ah, BMW is going the way of Land Rover with tiered leasing. BMWFS subvented there cars to a large degree compared to Audi. MB subvents their leases heavily. BMW stopped doing so, significantly in...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-07-2017, 11:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,753
Posted By schnell525
with how low the M-package is, and even 5 series...

with how low the M-package is, and even 5 series cars are without an M-Sport body package, the chances are high that damage will happen again. I'd go with a repair and respray with discussing time...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-07-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,055
Posted By schnell525
This is an extremely common problem, which I...

This is an extremely common problem, which I first encountered on my new 11 535xi w on a couple months after delivery. I was told it was a Chinese-sourced part. It's a quality issue that has...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-07-2017, 10:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,175
Posted By schnell525
I've used P21S Auto-Wash Degreaser/multi-purpose...

I've used P21S Auto-Wash Degreaser/multi-purpose cleaner (citrus based) on many of my car's engine and engine bays including BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and Porsche. I dilute the concentrate with 50%...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-06-2017, 04:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By schnell525
Repair costs can be rather high, as the F10 with...

Repair costs can be rather high, as the F10 with the V8 has been problematic BMW. If you think you can self-insure repair costs of the car, well that's up to you. There is no way I would buy a used...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 01-25-2017, 04:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,498
Posted By schnell525
It's a used car--there's nothing great about it. ...

It's a used car--there's nothing great about it. It's been used on demo rides and probably as a service loaners. I don't know why people think these cars are special. I remember having a BMW 330xi...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-26-2016, 02:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By schnell525
My 12 N63 550xi had this odd tick, and it would...

My 12 N63 550xi had this odd tick, and it would occur audible in the car driving around 1,200 rpm. It was not an injector. It occurred after the car had a major drivetrain malfunction where the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-26-2016, 02:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,567
Posted By schnell525
Thank you everyone for posting. Fuel leaks are...

Thank you everyone for posting. Fuel leaks are no joke!

It's very said that the F10 has had so many problems, and adding this to the list. It's a great car, when there's nothing wrong with it. ...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-18-2016, 11:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 923
Posted By schnell525
I wouldn't use anything more than an ultra-fine...

I wouldn't use anything more than an ultra-fine polish by someone like Menzerna. I'd rather use something Like Plexus, a polish that works on all types of surfaces that does not scratch (apply with...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-18-2016, 11:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By schnell525
look at your owner's manual and see if it helps. ...

look at your owner's manual and see if it helps. i asked my dealer and they recommended 34 PSI all-around on my 550xi. They didn't recommend higher pressure as it made the ride deteriorate even...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-18-2016, 11:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By schnell525
make sure there isn't an alternator issue and...

make sure there isn't an alternator issue and there are no open service campaigns or actions that would cause an issue.

as other's have said--you've had a good run on the battery, time to replace...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-18-2016, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By schnell525
There is a significant design issue with the...

There is a significant design issue with the F10's tracking. I ran into problems with my new 2011 535xi with very low miles....under 2,000 when I noticed a pulled to the left. The car needed...
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