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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-18-2015, 06:45 AM
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Posted By denniscasey
Request Information about Timing Chain on N63 Engine

Having read forum info about "customer care package" it seems issues are related to putting turbos in vee of V8 so things like hoses etc embrittle due to excessive heat. However, I would think the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-13-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,151
Posted By denniscasey
Thanks to all for these very informative answers...

Thanks to all for these very informative answers and pretty much what I was thinking. I was looking to the Porsche for a more "nimble" car than 550 which is why I first looked at Cayman S. Then...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-12-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,151
Posted By denniscasey
Driving Impressions BMW 550 and Porsche Carrera and Cayman

I really like my 2013 550ix as well as previous 2006 550i particularly for long driving trips. However, now retired I have been thinking about fun I had with sports cars years ago (MGA, XKE, Sunbeam...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-10-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 123,526
Posted By denniscasey
By the way, fuel injectors checked out fine and...

By the way, fuel injectors checked out fine and were not replaced (re my earlier Timing Chain post).
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-10-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 123,526
Posted By denniscasey
TIMING CHAIN QUESTION: Scheduled routine...

TIMING CHAIN QUESTION:
Scheduled routine maintenance and SA told me my car (2013 550ix, 16,000 miles) was part of "Customer Care Package" so I got on forum and have skimmed 46 pages but must have...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-14-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,511
Posted By denniscasey
Thank you all for helpful input. ...

Thank you all for helpful input.

Spyder1963--not having HUD when you said put acetate over "dashboard screen of HUD" did you mean put acetate over whatever projects info onto windshield?? I...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-13-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,511
Posted By denniscasey
Head-up Display: Question about polarizing optics and aftermarket options?

My preferred driving position for seat and steering wheel in 2013 550i xDrive puts the top of steering wheel right in line with top half of speedometer (can't see 40 to 80 mph speed range).
I don't...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-15-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By denniscasey
Another Question: Lane Departure Warning, Electric Steering?

I test drove several cars equipped with lane departure warning options so I have experienced the "buzzing vibration" (different from other vibrations you can get in steering wheel) you get in...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-15-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,859
Posted By denniscasey
I think you are right about ECO mode for 550's, I...

I think you are right about ECO mode for 550's, I don't "see" it anywhere in iDrive settings or in drive mode (rocker switch) selections.

Owner's manuals are also confusing when they don't...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-14-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,859
Posted By denniscasey
I tried pushing on rocker switch on Comfort end...

I tried pushing on rocker switch on Comfort end after starting car when it was in Comfort setting, but so far I can only get Comfort, Sport and Sport+. Right now ECO PRO is just curiosity on my part...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-13-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,859
Posted By denniscasey
Thank you. I'll give that a try tomorrow--I may...

Thank you. I'll give that a try tomorrow--I may have been pushing just on top (Sport) part of rocker switch. By the way among the few options I selected were M Sport Package and Sport Automatic...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-13-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,859
Posted By denniscasey
Question about ECO PRO driving mode

Reading the Quick Reference Guide for 2013 550 i xDrive, page 14 says "When the driving mode is changed to ECO PRO, SPORT or SPORT +, the style of the instrument display adjusts according to the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-07-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By denniscasey
Thank you for helpful advice including photos to...

Thank you for helpful advice including photos to show installation. Dennis
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-07-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By denniscasey
Need Advice Hooking up Battery Tender

For 2013 550i Xdrive, (taking delivery soon) what is the easiest location to hook up battery tender? I am thinking underhood instead of taking access panel off to get at battery in trunk. But since...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-21-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By denniscasey
Thank you for sharing your experience. Seems...

Thank you for sharing your experience. Seems like "satellite radio enabled" is not the same as "ready" so we pay the $350 to enable using it (and get one year subscription).
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-21-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By denniscasey
Question: Is There An Extra Cost for Satellite Radio on 550?

I am pricing a 550 i xdrive. BMW brochure and website says car is "satellite radio enabled" as a standard feature. However the dealer I am talking to says to actually use Sirrius radio you need to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-18-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By denniscasey
Question About Tire Replacements for AWD

In years past I owned several AWD "sports cars" like WRX, Evo, etc and no one ever said if I had a damaged tire I would need to replace all 4 tires (and I never had a problem). Now the BMW sales guys...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-18-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,410
Posted By denniscasey
Good thought, and I will look into that--one more...

Good thought, and I will look into that--one more option on the option tree.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-18-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,410
Posted By denniscasey
I did think part of the "different" feel with the...

I did think part of the "different" feel with the 2013's was due to AWD vs RWD, and although some of us know RWD with snow and ice rated snow tires stop and turn better than AWD with all weather...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-18-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,410
Posted By denniscasey
Today test drove 2013 535 ix with base suspension...

Today test drove 2013 535 ix with base suspension but 18 way comfort seats ( a requirement I have) and a very loaded 550 ix with Dynamic Handling Package among many other options. Both cars had two...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-17-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,047
Posted By denniscasey
I live and learn, thank you. One year ago I was...

I live and learn, thank you. One year ago I was offered $18,000 trade on a $38,000 2008 CPO 550i. So at least the car has given me another trouble free enjoyment year for $4000 (if I get $14,000...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-16-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,047
Posted By denniscasey
Thank you for sharing your experiences and...

Thank you for sharing your experiences and knowledge; good logical device. I have learned to watch for certain suspicious indicators and one of them is too low miles (like 5000 miles on a 2012)...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-16-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,410
Posted By denniscasey
Just looking at responsiveness, don't forget...

Just looking at responsiveness, don't forget Torque: 295 at 1500-5000rpm for 535 and 442 at 1750 to 4500 for 550.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-15-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,047
Posted By denniscasey
Question: Would you buy a "buyback?"

Exploring buying a 2011 or 2012 rather than new 2013 (hate that first year depreciation). Came across a BMW Dealer (verified he is actual dealer) who had very low mile 2011's. I called about them and...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-15-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,410
Posted By denniscasey
I agree based on my "build your own"...

I agree based on my "build your own" configurations on the BMW website.
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