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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-07-2016, 10:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,397
Posted By Errowen
Uh huh. That's no doubt why I mentioned narrower...

Uh huh. That's no doubt why I mentioned narrower tires in my post.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-07-2016, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By Errowen
The stock "top hi fi" audio system in the F10 is...

The stock "top hi fi" audio system in the F10 is so anemic I'm astonished you can detect any difference whatsoever. I certainly can't.
:dunno:
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-07-2016, 09:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,586
Posted By Errowen
My experience with my 2011 535i xdrive is quite...

My experience with my 2011 535i xdrive is quite different. I find that utterly tame and spirited driving don't result in big changes in gas mileage when averaged out over a tankfull - I wish they...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-07-2016, 09:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,397
Posted By Errowen
I drive my 535i xdrive in Ontario Canada,...

I drive my 535i xdrive in Ontario Canada, frequently in way too much snow. If, like me, you purchase a set of winter wheels for your snows, downsizing from 19's to 17's is a great idea.
Reducing...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-07-2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By Errowen
I think its intended as convenient spot parking...

I think its intended as convenient spot parking lot pass cards -- certainly works for them!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-08-2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,092
Posted By Errowen
H&R and Comfort

Since installing H&R Sport Lowering springs kit, I've found that the Comfort setting is the best sport driving mode for my 2011 535i.
May sound counter-intuitive, but the stiffer springs get rid...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-14-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,004
Posted By Errowen
Thanks for correction. According to ZF site, all...

Thanks for correction. According to ZF site, all F10 535i's from October 2011 forward were built with the 8HP45, which appears to have 450 Nm torque rating, not the 700 Nm's I posted earlier in this...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-14-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,004
Posted By Errowen
According to ZF, the 8HP is rated at 700...

According to ZF, the 8HP is rated at 700 newtonmetres, or 516 lb/ft.

So, lotsa room.

:thumbup:
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-14-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,004
Posted By Errowen
There's something mysterious about the...

There's something mysterious about the performance gains claimed in this thread. All the independent tests of intake filter upgrades I've looked at, including AFE, K&N and other major brands, show...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-13-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By Errowen
I haven't had this error, but maybe an ignorant...

I haven't had this error, but maybe an ignorant suggestion isn't out of order. The error message is not telling you the amp has failed: it is telling you that iDrive can't locate the sound files. ...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-09-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,004
Posted By Errowen
There can be no significant power gain from...

There can be no significant power gain from simply changing the mechanical bits -- the powertrain is electronically controlled from stem to stern, and you will have to modify the programming to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-23-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 717
Posted By Errowen
I think you got the right set-up if the OEM size...

I think you got the right set-up if the OEM size for the car is 19 inch wheels. Downsizing 2 inches for winters would be very unusual. The purposes of downsizing are to improve compliance -- more...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-03-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Posted By Errowen
This issue arose with my E60, and I tried...

This issue arose with my E60, and I tried everything imaginable to re-pair them. It was solved by deleting the phone from the car paired list, deleting the car from the phone paired list, and...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-30-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,151
Posted By Errowen
Comparing my 08 e60 535i with JB4 (sold to a...

Comparing my 08 e60 535i with JB4 (sold to a friend) to the 2011 F10 535i xDrive MSport which succeeded it, I agree with everything said in this thread except this statement. First, I think only...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-23-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By Errowen
"Pretty easy" relative to what? :rolleyes: ...

"Pretty easy" relative to what? :rolleyes:
Expect close to a half-day with 1 1/2 guys on the job. Driving the lock bolt out of the top wishbones -- a steel bolt through an aluminum casing,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-23-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,576
Posted By Errowen
Moving an Xdrive locked in Park

I think a lot of tow trucks carry GoJak wheel dollies or plastic skates that they can slide in under both sets of wheels. The car is pulled sideways out of a parking space on the dollies or skates,...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-22-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,266
Posted By Errowen
I realize this is an old thread, but it was the...

I realize this is an old thread, but it was the top search result when I Googled "BMW F10 alarm goes off when battery disconnected" so it may be useful to add some new info to it.
My understanding...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-11-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By Errowen
Thumbs down Favorite Gripes

A lot of people are probably considering purchasing a used F10 now that massive numbers are coming off four year leases. I thought it might be useful to make a list of the most common gripes or...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-11-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,710
Posted By Errowen
Amp upgrade necessary?

Depends on your target sound pressure levels!:yikes:

Following my earlier post on whether to upgrade the amp, I asked Bavarian Soundwerks that specific question. My OE amp is Top HiFi. Email...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-05-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By Errowen
It appears JBL has discontinued the MS-8. I am...

It appears JBL has discontinued the MS-8. I am interested in the JBL GTO804EZ 600W 4-Channel amp - would that be a suitable amp upgrade for the F10?:dunno:
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-05-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By Errowen
...OR do what tireshop installers do when a car...

...OR do what tireshop installers do when a car is dropped off for a tire change without the lock socket: find an old 12-point socket which is almost big enough and hammer it on until it is jammed,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-01-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By Errowen
BMW dealer refused to install the H&R springs --...

BMW dealer refused to install the H&R springs -- sent me to competition shop: "We do not install non-BMW parts."
(However, dealer previously installed Koni shocks which I supplied for my...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-31-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,710
Posted By Errowen
I have just installed the Bavarian Soundwerks...

I have just installed the Bavarian Soundwerks Stage 1 package. My 2011 F10 build spec was "Top HiFi" (to which I'd have to say, "Top of what -- the Volkswagen Polo parts bin?"). The BS Stage 1 is a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-29-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By Errowen
They hold down the interior mats -- the "T" is...

They hold down the interior mats -- the "T" is like a key: put it in one of the slots you'll find in the carpeting just in front of the seats and turn one quarter turn to lock it.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-21-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By Errowen
I was not told dealer installation is necessary.

I was not told dealer installation is necessary.
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