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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) Today, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By radarguy
It's not the width of the tire that counts, but...

It's not the width of the tire that counts, but the rolling circumference. You want one revolution of each tire to equal the same distance. BMW selects their 18, 19, and 20 inch tires on the 535 so...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) Today, 05:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By radarguy
People have put 245/45/19" tires on the car with...

People have put 245/45/19" tires on the car with no clearance problems and less than a 5% change in odometer and speedometer reading. All four tires on an X-drive must be the same size.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) Today, 05:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By radarguy
I have to agree that it's almost impossible to...

I have to agree that it's almost impossible to identify which fuse affects a device. I think this is because most devices are no longer wired directly, but are controlled through a buss structure...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-29-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,181
Posted By radarguy
Just making sure.

Just making sure.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-29-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,181
Posted By radarguy
IMO Comfort Rear Seats 4FF Running Boards...

IMO

Comfort Rear Seats 4FF
Running Boards Deletion ZAB
Space-saver spare 300
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-28-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By radarguy
See this thread...

See this thread (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8391963#post8391963). It will cost you less than $100.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-28-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By radarguy
Since the OP states that the car has 64,000 miles...

Since the OP states that the car has 64,000 miles on it I would imagine that the maintenance agreement expired long ago.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-28-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By radarguy
There is a synthetic oil spec in the owner's...

There is a synthetic oil spec in the owner's manual (available online or on your i-Drive), but the easiest and safest thing is to buy the oil along with the filter at a BMW dealer. 100% synthetic...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-28-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 1,711
Views: 208,647
Posted By radarguy
You should have no problems with the 17" or for...

You should have no problems with the 17" or for that matter the 18" tires. It's the 19" that are the problem. After market insurance is available,
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-27-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By radarguy
I would check CarFax to see if there is any...

I would check CarFax to see if there is any maintenance info there. There may not be because the dealer didn't bother to enter it, so I won't worry about it. Unless you know for sure when the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-24-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,404
Posted By radarguy
The website shows "ready to fix" for my VIN. I...

The website shows "ready to fix" for my VIN. I made an appointment. The SA said that they are just getting the parts and instructions in I received the first letter a month+ ago and no second...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-23-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,404
Posted By radarguy
Sounds like BS to me if you received the first...

Sounds like BS to me if you received the first letter. Check here (http://www.bmwusa.com/standard/content/owner/safetyrecalls_new.aspx?mobileoverride=true) to find out directly from BMW. It may not...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-22-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By radarguy
Active is a gentle massage motion of the...

Active is a gentle massage motion of the horizontal seating surface. Very useful to increase circulation to the lower extremities on long trips. I'm disappointed to see it go.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-22-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By radarguy
You should have no problem with the 4-Zone...

You should have no problem with the 4-Zone because BMW NA has approved it for many. It's up to your CA if they want to take the trouble to ask and apparently many of them don't.

IMO the tires...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-22-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,469
Posted By radarguy
BMW of Manhattan is owned by BMW NA. FWIW, I've...

BMW of Manhattan is owned by BMW NA. FWIW, I've never had a hold on my CC at two different BMW dealers in Connecticut. My daughter deals with BMW in Manhattan, but doesn't get loaners since they...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-21-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,228
Posted By radarguy
Two things that I can think of. The battery was...

Two things that I can think of. The battery was fully discharged if it was sitting for 10 months. This is not a good thing for lead acid batteries. I'm not sure what it means for the GEL cell...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-19-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By radarguy
If you have a cooperative CA it is worth a try if...

If you have a cooperative CA it is worth a try if it is already available on another X-5 line or in another country on the X-5 and it doesn't violate any laws in your country. From what I've read on...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-17-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 869
Posted By radarguy
While I don't consider myself an expert, I would...

While I don't consider myself an expert, I would say that any laser detector or jammer that does not have a sensor on the front of the car near the grill or on the rear near the license plate is...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-17-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 869
Posted By radarguy
Consider the Passport MAX. It has a built in GPS...

Consider the Passport MAX. It has a built in GPS that virtually eliminates local false alarms after detecting the same signal in the same place on three occasions. It also has a downloadable...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-16-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,785
Posted By radarguy
ckm1515 Can you PM the dealer name. Thanks. So...

ckm1515 Can you PM the dealer name. Thanks. So far I've only seen MSRP here in CT.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-13-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By radarguy
I think you asked about maintenance, not...

I think you asked about maintenance, not reliability. Oil changes are $100 once a year, brakes are $800-$1000 or so per axle. The BMW RF tires are $400 each or so.

Reliability on my January...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-12-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 840
Posted By radarguy
I assume that you are no longer covered under the...

I assume that you are no longer covered under the 4/50,000 warranty which would pay for it.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-06-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By radarguy
2015 Website Anomalies

The 2015 5 series website was activated today. A few anomalies jumped out, some of which are important to me. The 2015 brochure available on the website lists the Modern Line as available whereas...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-03-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By radarguy
You'll get plenty of arguments on this forum...

You'll get plenty of arguments on this forum about the "ultimate driving experience". Personally, I think it's OK, but short of ultimate. Roll, is a question of how you drive it. It's fine for...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-03-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By radarguy
Assuming that nothing is obvious such as tread...

Assuming that nothing is obvious such as tread depth, slashes or bubbles the best way is to go to an independent tire shop and get a second opinion on tire condition. BTW, bubbles can appear on the...
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