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Forum: Ask-A-Dealer Today, 06:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,703
Posted By BenF12400
For future reference - can you tell us which...

For future reference - can you tell us which dealer is forcing this ridiculous nitrogen fee on you? Or maybe just the initials of the dealership? I purchased a new BMW a few years ago in Maryland...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Region - DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV 01-25-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By BenF12400
FYI - I believe BMWexcluservice does restorations...

FYI - I believe BMWexcluservice does restorations on older BMWs and they seem to always have a few BMWs for sale (although they are technically a repair shop)
Forum: Mid Atlantic Region - DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV 01-25-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By BenF12400
There is an indie called BMWexcluservice in...

There is an indie called BMWexcluservice in Rockville - we have brought our BMWs there when warranty expires. Maybe you can call them and see if they will give an estimate over the phone for PPI. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-18-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By BenF12400
Thanks - actually looks easier than replacing...

Thanks - actually looks easier than replacing battery on old ipod - I think I recall having to use a tool to sort of crack the case.
I'm still wondering if I get the "correct" snap-in adapter an...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-17-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By BenF12400
The battery replacement sounds good; I have done...

The battery replacement sounds good; I have done it on older ipods myself but if I change the battery in the phone I think I will defer to someone with more expertise.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-17-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By BenF12400
iphone 5/iphone 6 compatbility

I have an iphone 4s which I purchased just before I got my 2013 X5 3.5 premium(with BMW apps) - vehicle purchased new May 2012 (picked up with PCD). I purchased the snap-in cradle from getBMW parts,...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 01-16-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,251
Posted By BenF12400
For future reference - my son drove up from...

For future reference - my son drove up from college in Georgia and met me for the PCD, was treated warmly, had a great time, got his free lunch and tour, and we both enjoyed the day. He took a photo...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-08-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,375
Posted By BenF12400
I have a 2013 X5 3.5i that still has the original...

I have a 2013 X5 3.5i that still has the original Contintental RTFs at 35,000 miles; tread still good. Not really terribly bothered by ride. For the past year I have been "planning ahead"...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 01-05-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By BenF12400
If you brought the vehicle in to have the "tires...

If you brought the vehicle in to have the "tires checked" and ONE was flat, they would probably tell you that all 4 had to be replaced; funny, when they caused the problem THEY only have to replace...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-26-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,069
Posted By BenF12400
My son bought some sort of device for mounting...

My son bought some sort of device for mounting his GPS - it's a little steel ball than sticks on the dash with velcro and has a holder that snaps on the ball - maybe magnetic. He got it online (he...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-08-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,494
Posted By BenF12400
Well, the damn thing is on our auto insurance...

Well, the damn thing is on our auto insurance policy.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-08-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,494
Posted By BenF12400
2007 GMC Yukon Denali (tows horse trailer on...

2007 GMC Yukon Denali (tows horse trailer on occasion)
2006 X3 - purchased CPO for son several years ago
2010 528x - purchased used by wife
2008 Lexus RX350 - handed down to daughter
Kingston...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-08-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,563
Posted By BenF12400
On their website, the Saint-Gobain-Sekurit...

On their website, the Saint-Gobain-Sekurit company shows where it is located - it's all over the world, so their glass can be manufactured literally on any continent. I wonder if some people think...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-07-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,563
Posted By BenF12400
Are there a variety of glass manufacturers that...

Are there a variety of glass manufacturers that BMW (or for that matter, any auto maker) uses? Like, with say, airbags? Maybe the OEMs are made in Asia.
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 12-07-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By BenF12400
They demo your vehicle in a showroom setting. At...

They demo your vehicle in a showroom setting. At least for the ones built in S.C. I'm pretty sure they are more than a little careful that it's perfect. If not they will make it right. PCD was...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-07-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,563
Posted By BenF12400
Who actually makes the windshield glass for BMW?

Who actually makes the windshield glass for BMW?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-04-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By BenF12400
loversretreat - did you just get that vehicle? ...

loversretreat - did you just get that vehicle? If not, that warning, if it's the 37 degree warning, should have popped up most of last winter in the Virginia area - you should hear a ding, then the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-21-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By BenF12400
RFT question - no, not that one

For those who have the RFT's and have gotten flats while driving or TPM warnings, have you noticed that something was "wrong" or felt the change? I was wondering this because earlier this week the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-15-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By BenF12400
Have a 2013 X5 - no third row - ordered the spare...

Have a 2013 X5 - no third row - ordered the spare tire "set" with the vehicle at $150 - came with jack - I think dealers charge about $350 for the same thing. Spare fits under the cover behind the...
Forum: General BMW 11-04-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,820
Posted By BenF12400
I am no tax expert but I had been under the...

I am no tax expert but I had been under the impression that driving from home to one's primary place of work and back was not tax-deductable, but driving from one's work to another "office" or...
Forum: General BMW 11-03-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,820
Posted By BenF12400
Dealers love leasing - customer has to eventually...

Dealers love leasing - customer has to eventually go back to the dealer, hence possible/probable new lease or sale.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-20-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,518
Posted By BenF12400
Well, from Maryland to Georgia IS downhill if you...

Well, from Maryland to Georgia IS downhill if you look at a map (facetious font on).
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-19-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,518
Posted By BenF12400
Sorry - no pic because I reset trip gauge as soon...

Sorry - no pic because I reset trip gauge as soon as I got home - I refilled the tank. Usually after a long trip the distance to empty on my X5 approaches 600 miles (580) for what it's worth. The...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-16-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 230
Posted By BenF12400
Replacement tires for X5

Currently have a 2013 X5 premium (gas) with Contintental 255/50R19107H RFT, 33000 miles. I do have a factory spare. Starting to get road noise and harsher ride, thinking of changing to Michelin...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-15-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,866
Posted By BenF12400
FYI - there is some sort of problem with the IOS...

FYI - there is some sort of problem with the IOS 8 new update and bluetooth - my 4S started dialing a number randomly, when I tried to call a number from my Idrive it would ring twice, person would...
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