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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-04-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 699
Posted By larrydrums
Wheel Alignment and Injector Clean at 27,000 Miles?

So I brought my 2012 F30 into the dealer for recall service yesterday (drain plug and some undercarriage treatment), and also a brake-fluid flush/replace. Service advisor recommended a wheel...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-11-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By larrydrums
thanks for the replies and I did find some other...

thanks for the replies and I did find some other threads on this site with similar feedback and advice. I do have a trickle charger and will use it. On one hand, it does feel strange to need to...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-10-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By larrydrums
"Charge Battery" warning light

The car: F30 delivered May 2012 with 22,000 miles, Chicagoland

it was -5 degrees this morning - car was not used all weekend, started normally in my garage, drove 35 miles to work (non-highway,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-21-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,896
Posted By larrydrums
+1, withing minutes after I got it home.

+1, withing minutes after I got it home.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-07-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,053
Posted By larrydrums
[QUOTE Side note - I was born and raised in...

[QUOTE Side note - I was born and raised in Naperville; graduated from Waubonsie Valley. Small world![/QUOTE]

So I was born in the Bronx (Throggs Neck section) and went to St Raymonds HS for Boys...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-07-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,053
Posted By larrydrums
I brought my car in at the one-year mark, with...

I brought my car in at the one-year mark, with 12000 miles, and BMW did the oil change. Due to the fact that the indicator stated "Service required in 4000 miles" and the fact that they do not...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-07-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,053
Posted By larrydrums
Yes, the service I described was at no cost to...

Yes, the service I described was at no cost to me, and they will do another oil change at 4000 miles from now, also on BMW. My service advisor explained that BMW does not recommend resetting that...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-07-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,053
Posted By larrydrums
My experience was the opposite... Just did first...

My experience was the opposite... Just did first service at 1 year anniversary - car has 12,000 miles, and service indicator states "service due in 4000 miles".... my service advisor said that they...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-27-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,612
Posted By larrydrums
I love detailing mine as well. I've learned alot...

I love detailing mine as well. I've learned alot from the Junkman on Youtube... I now always use a foam gun to soak the car - and the two-bucket system. Also use a cordless leaf blower to dry the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-20-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,433
Posted By larrydrums
When I had this issue it took them a couple of...

When I had this issue it took them a couple of days to run tests and review the results with BMW engineers in Germany .... so don't be surprised if the diagnosis takes a little longer than usual...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-19-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,433
Posted By larrydrums
I had this issue when my car was new... at 150...

I had this issue when my car was new... at 150 miles and on my way for a long weekend trip with my wife last Memorial Day weekend.... the transmission acted weird, and I got the 'drivetrain...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-09-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 831
Posted By larrydrums
its a 335. level was at min when I re-did the...

its a 335. level was at min when I re-did the measurement. quick trip to dealer - they topped it off, 15 mins and a free coffee and wash. all good.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-09-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,719
Posted By larrydrums
Not looking to debate but just share my...

Not looking to debate but just share my experience as the OP requested. I have a 9-month old 335i which now has 10,000 miles. Never turn off ASS and it is very smooth. It may have gotten a bit...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-09-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 831
Posted By larrydrums
Oil Low Indicator @10,000 miles

Last night while driving home from work, my 9-month old F30 with 10,000 miles displayed this message:

"Engine oil at minimum level. Please add one quart of oil..." or something to that effect.
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-30-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,172
Posted By larrydrums
I owned a G35 S 6MT for 5 years (May 2007 - May...

I owned a G35 S 6MT for 5 years (May 2007 - May 2012). At the time I bought it, I also looked at the 3 series and picked the G as it met my overall requirements better at that time. It was a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-22-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 956
Posted By larrydrums
Here are the steps: 1) go to...

Here are the steps:
1) go to www.google.com/maps
2) enter an address in the open area - do NOT click on 'get directions'
3) once your destination comes up, you will see three links - left side of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-22-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,788
Posted By larrydrums
This should be a standard part of the documented...

This should be a standard part of the documented procedure for this service and not something that varies based on the work habits of individual techs. I will mention this to my service advisor.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-22-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,788
Posted By larrydrums
Update - I had this work done yesterday. Note...

Update - I had this work done yesterday. Note to anyone who is going to get this done - make sure to save your profile prior to bringing car in. I am new to BMW - forgot about this ability - and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-20-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,788
Posted By larrydrums
Just called service to set up an appointment. ...

Just called service to set up an appointment. This recall is to re-program the front electronics module (FEM) to address intermittent issues. Advisor cited issues with wipers,
windows,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-19-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,788
Posted By larrydrums
335i Recall?

I just received an email informing me that there is a recall notice out on my car. I will call the dealership service department tomorrow but thought I'd throw this out here to ask if anyone has...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-14-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,049
Posted By larrydrums
Search for a thread under my username called...

Search for a thread under my username called "Drivetrain Malfunction". Net - my transmission failed at 100 miles on a brand new 2012 F30 this past May. BMW handled the situation very well. New...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-19-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,077
Posted By larrydrums
I am also in IL - Chicago area. My front plate...

I am also in IL - Chicago area. My front plate and bracket are in my trunk. Dealer gave me the option and I chose not to install. 6 months and 6000 miles (half on toll roads) and no issues. I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-15-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,018
Posted By larrydrums
This is exactly why I chose RWD and a separate...

This is exactly why I chose RWD and a separate winter tire/wheel set. I think a key consideration is the terrain where you drive most? Here in Chicagoland - it is mostly flat. My RWD Infiniti...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-29-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,497
Posted By larrydrums
forgot to mention - at the time I purchased from...

forgot to mention - at the time I purchased from Tire Rack, there was a rebate for certain products.... the Dunlop ROF were one - so I have an $80 rebate coming. Not sure of the end date - may have...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-29-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,497
Posted By larrydrums
Thanks to all for the replies and advice. Here...

Thanks to all for the replies and advice. Here is what I decided to do. Purchased a winter wheel/tire set from Tirerack which includes the Rial Salerno 17" with Dunlop Wintersport M3 Run Flats...
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