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Forum: General BMW Questions 09-13-2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,183
Posted By dpritchett
When we bought my wife's 2003 Honda CRV back in...

When we bought my wife's 2003 Honda CRV back in the day, the F&I Manager pushed me so hard on their extended warranty that they almost lost the sale.

My point is that it's additional profit for...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-12-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By dpritchett
It can be any number of things ... if you search...

It can be any number of things ... if you search the forums you will see it's come up a lot (my experience from 2013 included). In my case they replaced the gas pedal, the DME and did a software...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 08-30-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By dpritchett
You're in NY, so prices are higher, but I had my...

You're in NY, so prices are higher, but I had my right rear door replaced and rear quarter panel repaired earlier this year for ~$3500 (after a deer decided to try to run through my car). If there is...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 08-23-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By dpritchett
Coolant/Antifreeze - 1 Gallon 100% strength -...

Coolant/Antifreeze - 1 Gallon
100% strength - dilute to a 50:50 ratio with distilled water
Mfg Part #
82141467704
ECS Part #
ES#196290
Brand
Genuine BMW
Forum: European Delivery 08-15-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By dpritchett
A drive along the Rhine and the Mosel are both...

A drive along the Rhine and the Mosel are both worthy trips. You are not far from the Nurburg Ring either.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-28-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By dpritchett
2011 528i - High Speed Brake System?

Since my son and I have done 4-wheel brake jobs on two of his cars (Acura TL and Honda CRV) and armed with a great 535i DIY here, I'm leaning heavily towards doing the front brakes on my 2011 528i...
Forum: The Detail Department 07-26-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By dpritchett
I've used this: BLACKFIRE Crystal Coat Paint...

I've used this:

BLACKFIRE Crystal Coat Paint Coating Kit (http://www.blackfirewax.com/blackfire-paint-coating-kit.html#.V5eUPEsrKmU)

On the 5'er (which is space gray), I just did the front and...
Forum: The Detail Department 07-25-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By dpritchett
It looks great. If you haven't picked up on it in...

It looks great. If you haven't picked up on it in your reading, be extra careful when you wash,(check out the two bucket method, etc.) because black cars show swirls and micro-scratches easily
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-22-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,265
Posted By dpritchett
How did they get to the OBD port? Break a window...

How did they get to the OBD port? Break a window or were they able to connect remotely from outside the car?

For our USA readers, I found this comment in a 2012 article on extremetech.com:

This...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-21-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 967
Posted By dpritchett
Mine has been reset several times now.

Mine has been reset several times now.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-15-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By dpritchett
It must be some obscure glitch in BMW's software....

It must be some obscure glitch in BMW's software. My rear brake indicator also stuck at 3100 miles ... the dealer reset it a year ago and it went up to 27k. I've driven ~10,000 miles since then, and...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-09-2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,013
Posted By dpritchett
Magic does happen ... Wednesday of this week...

Magic does happen ...

Wednesday of this week I hit the button on mine and it went up, and there it stayed. I searched and found this thread and some other info on the internet, none of which was...
Forum: European Delivery 07-05-2016, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 610
Posted By dpritchett
I commend two of the suggestions made above .....

I commend two of the suggestions made above .. the salt mines and the boat ride to the island with the church - also you are close to Salzburg, which is worth a visit
Forum: European Delivery 06-29-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By dpritchett
+1 I didn't go to university, but drove thru...

+1 I didn't go to university, but drove thru Marburg multiple times going between my base in Buren and Giessen were there were larger Army facilities. Beautiful countryside, very nice town.
Forum: European Delivery 06-27-2016, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By dpritchett
Saalburg, a reconstruced Roman fort, is not too...

Saalburg, a reconstruced Roman fort, is not too far away. It's in Bad Honmburg ... http://www.saalburgmuseum.de/
During the summer, they always have some sort of historical reenactment going on.
Forum: European Delivery 06-23-2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 920
Posted By dpritchett
As you can see, its individual preference. What I...

As you can see, its individual preference. What I did was arrive, got a sandwich in the airport (8am local, but well past lunch according to my stomach) ... took the S-Bahn to my hotel which was...
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-23-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 24,664
Posted By dpritchett
I just sent in my 2016 survey to CR. You DO tell...

I just sent in my 2016 survey to CR. You DO tell them what model and year of car you are reporting on, and they do distinguish between maintenance (think oil changes, new tires, state safety...
Forum: The Detail Department 05-20-2016, 09:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,276
Posted By dpritchett
Here's another vote for Sonax Full Effect Wheel...

Here's another vote for Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner.

BUT, once you use it, if you wash the wheel with regular car wash soap using a regular sponge or a designated brush like Wheel Woolies...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-18-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By dpritchett
In my personal experience (YMMV), I ran...

In my personal experience (YMMV), I ran non-ethanol gas in my wife's old Honda CRV(regular 87) and my 325xi(premium 91) for several months, and only saw a small (1-2%) increase in mileage ... not...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-13-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By dpritchett
Ditto.

Ditto.
Forum: European Delivery 05-02-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,875
Posted By dpritchett
I'm counting down towards #2 in 2018 (2nd year of...

I'm counting down towards #2 in 2018 (2nd year of the G30?) ... and there is a whole continent to explore ... two weeks is barely a pinprick on the surface of possibilities.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-27-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By dpritchett
If you're required to have rft's on the car when...

If you're required to have rft's on the car when you turn it in at lease-end, just store them and have them remounted when that time comes.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-22-2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,865
Posted By dpritchett
Much quieter and better ride comfort -- running...

Much quieter and better ride comfort -- running over a manhole cover or a small pothole (it happens sometimes) is not the bone jarring experience it was with the rfts.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 03-31-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,999
Posted By dpritchett
At my local dealership, the loaner policy has...

At my local dealership, the loaner policy has gotten progressively tighter thru the years... back in 2006 it was 'would you like a loaner today?"; then it went to if one is available and your...
Forum: General BMW Questions 03-23-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 24,664
Posted By dpritchett
Funny - look at my signature and you will see...

Funny - look at my signature and you will see I've owned two of the cars on the list and wouldn't consider either one to be a clunker.

I did have one big issue on the 5er - the dreaded engine /...
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