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Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-31-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 735
Posted By Stevarino
Thanks for the inputs

OK. I think I get the feel for how the end of lease inspection is going to go down.

I'm thinking I am in good shape because I take real good care of my cars (garaged and waxed).

So plan "A" is...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-30-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 735
Posted By Stevarino
Lease question

As soon as the 2017 440i convertible with the new B-58 engine is available (March 2016), I plan on ordering one for ED. Remembering all the fun I had with my 2008 335i with the then new N-54 and its...
Forum: European Delivery 07-18-2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By Stevarino
My Oktoberfest ED Delivery Planning Thread

Wednesday looks busy. The MB museum and the Porsche museum, then a 2 or 3 hr. drive up to Nurburgring (no traffic or construction) then a couple of laps? Long day. (The Porsche FACTORY tour is one of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-11-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 21,340
Posted By Stevarino
The cheap ones won't work.

The cheap ones won't work.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-23-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,487
Posted By Stevarino
I actually preferred the suction method but it's...

I actually preferred the suction method but it's been a while since I owned a car with a dipstick.
It's quicker since you don't have to fool with the drain plug, ramps, lifts, jacks, etc.
Plus, my...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-23-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,487
Posted By Stevarino
Yes

When I had a garage and owned cars with dipsticks I used the suction method routinely. It works fine. Drive the car to get the oil warmed up and all the bad stuff in circulation. Suck the oil out...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-05-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,404
Posted By Stevarino
How is that working out for you?

How is that working out for you?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-05-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,404
Posted By Stevarino
Hud

I have gotten so used to it I plan on getting it on all future cars.

The part I like best is when you see a cop and you don't know/forgot what the speed limit is. Now I just look at the HUD and it...
Forum: European Delivery 03-30-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By Stevarino
Thanks for the input. I am going to put the...

Thanks for the input. I am going to put the Ferrari tour at the top of my "to do list".
Forum: European Delivery 03-30-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By Stevarino
I love factory tours.

My ratings:

1. Best factory tour is the Porsche Zuffenhausen tour. Up close and personal. Almost made me want to buy a Porsche-but I already made that mistake once.

2. Regensburg and...
Forum: European Delivery 03-25-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By Stevarino
Great tour

Leipzig plant tour was very interesting and very different from other plant tours I have taken because this was a tour of only the i3 and i8 part of the factory. The i3 and i8 part of the factory...
Forum: European Delivery 03-15-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By Stevarino
Thanks

Thanks for the heads up.

I will be taking a taxi from downtown. I will fine tune the directions and load the entrance in my GPS so I don't get taken for a "Manhattan taxi ride".
Forum: European Delivery 03-15-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By Stevarino
Leipzig i8 Factory Tour

Heading to Germany tomorrow. (No ED) I have reserved a space on the Leipzig Plant tour of i8 assembly on Wednesday, March 18. I saw a show on TV about the i8 factory and was impressed. Looking...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-25-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 615
Posted By Stevarino
Storage

I travel overseas for 4-6 weeks at a time. My cars are in a garage. Before I go:

I fill the fuel tank, add some stabilizer, do an oil and filter change, disconnect the battery, and wrap the...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 11-06-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,058
Posted By Stevarino
Good For You

DRAX,

Closing out my files. Best of luck to you.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-20-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By Stevarino
Disconnect battery

One year ago, I left my cars for about two months. (2008 335i/2014 X-3). I searched for advice, called the dealer etc. I, like you, cannot use a trickle charger because I live in a condominium and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-27-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By Stevarino
Normal

235 degrees is exactly my cars oil temp when cruising. (2008 335i)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-25-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,256
Posted By Stevarino
BMW drops Castrol

I see BMW is switching to Shell Oil starting January 1, 2015. If this has anything to do with the prevention of intake manifold fouling on the direct injection engines, I will switch now.

Looks...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-05-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,255
Posted By Stevarino
My guess

My guess is that the tire pressure will increase. How much, I don't know but my guess is just a few pounds.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-05-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 916
Posted By Stevarino
Recommended "Indy" Shop

Having trouble finding a list of recommended "Indy" shops where I live. I could not find a list at the BMW CCA website. Does anyone know where I can find such a list.

Thanks.
(I tried search and...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-11-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 563
Posted By Stevarino
Collision warning question

I have had my 2014 X-3 for 5 months. It is equipped with the collision avoidance sensor that is supposed to alert you to a potential collision. In 5 months of driving it has not beeped once. In...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-07-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By Stevarino
Michelin super sport summer tires

It is too cold to use these tires for the next few days. The car is grounded!


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Forum: General BMW 11-22-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 591
Views: 43,641
Posted By Stevarino
PM Please

Me too.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-31-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,151
Posted By Stevarino
After action report-Battery storage

Just got back from vacation. Gone for 35 days. (45 days were planned. Vacation cut short due to fires west of Sydney, Australia.)

Before leaving:

1. Pumped tires up to 60 psi.
2. Changed...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-13-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,151
Posted By Stevarino
New AGM battery- Disconnect for vacation?

Since I cannot use a battery tender where I park, I intend to disconnect both batteries.
Thanks for the inputs.


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