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Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 06-24-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By Bob of CC
Eco Pro

I have had my 640i Xdrive convertible for about 6 months. When I first picked up the car I tried out Eco Pro but decided not to use it not being a fan of the stop/start function. I can't see how if...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 06-05-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By Bob of CC
I spoke with the dealer and kept an eye on the...

I spoke with the dealer and kept an eye on the camera and dongle last evening and this morning and perhaps the malfunctioning dongle righted itself. Dealer advised retraction of the camera is both...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 06-04-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By Bob of CC
Rear view camera

After backing out of my driveway this morning the rear view camera did not retract behind the BMW dongle. A passing motorist advised me of the fact although he confused the dongle for a gas cap. ...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 04-28-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 784
Posted By Bob of CC
What techniques do you use to keep the engine bay...

What techniques do you use to keep the engine bay clean? I came back from a 300 mile drive to find road dust in the engine compartment that looked to be left over salt and sand from the NE winter. I...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 04-08-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,360
Posted By Bob of CC
Hear, Hear. I for the life of me cannot grasp...

Hear, Hear. I for the life of me cannot grasp the utility of Auto SS (ASS?) Whatever savings one achieves in fuel and reduced emissions (and it can't be significant) they are surely wiped out by...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 03-25-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,152
Posted By Bob of CC
Although it was a warm Saturday, we started out...

Although it was a warm Saturday, we started out early in the AM and drove with the top up. Same for driving home on Sunday, which was much cooler than on Saturday. When driving with the top down in...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 03-24-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,152
Posted By Bob of CC
30% is meaningful. But I have a brand new set of...

30% is meaningful. But I have a brand new set of run flats that I will leave on the car until its time for new tires. Actually I have a brand new set of 5 tires having to already replace one due to...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 03-24-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,152
Posted By Bob of CC
Tire noise

Over the weekend I took my first 100 mile + drive in my2014 640 xdrive convertible with now just over 1000 miles on the odometer. With my spouse in the car, my driving is restrained and so I did...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-24-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,154
Posted By Bob of CC
So I noticed over the weekend that our Volvo XC60...

So I noticed over the weekend that our Volvo XC60 powered tailgate (like most SUV tailgates) is opened using pistons on both sides of the tailgate, similar to those found in the 640i convertible. If...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-20-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,155
Posted By Bob of CC
I received a quote for 5 years of coverage for...

I received a quote for 5 years of coverage for road hazards, as defined, for $1899, but with a $5000 cap. Break even is about 4 tires. Replacing 4 tires and one or more wheels under the policy and...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-20-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,155
Posted By Bob of CC
Although I purchased wheel and tire insurance for...

Although I purchased wheel and tire insurance for my 06 650, I passed on purchasing the insurance for my 2014 6 series among other reasons due to the almost 4 fold increase in the cost, making my...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-18-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,413
Posted By Bob of CC
The back of the S Coupe reminds me of the rear of...

The back of the S Coupe reminds me of the rear of the Lincoln Mark VIII. Not necessarily a flattering comparison. Check it out.

http://www.markviii.org/LOD2/images_marks/96lsc_scott_white.jpg
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-12-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,154
Posted By Bob of CC
I viewed the video and noted that the arms...

I viewed the video and noted that the arms attached to the trunk lid on the 5 series differ from the 6 series convertible which uses pistons to hold up the decklid when opened. Therefore, the ...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-11-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,154
Posted By Bob of CC
So how do you close your trunk without a good...

So how do you close your trunk without a good slam, if you will?
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-11-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,154
Posted By Bob of CC
Trunk Lid Question

Having finally gotten acclimated to allowing the soft close doors do their thing, I am tired of having to slam the trunk lid closed. I use my trunk every day to store my large hard sided brief case...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-06-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By Bob of CC
Problem solved (I think). I carry a spare key in...

Problem solved (I think). I carry a spare key in my brief case, in case I have to leave my key with the parking lot attendant who then locks the keys up when the garage closes. So if I am working...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-05-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By Bob of CC
Good question. Same key fob.

Good question. Same key fob.
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-05-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By Bob of CC
Did this ever happen to you?

This morning I drove to work and found that my preset radio stations had changed as had my navigation map view (compared to the view I had on when driving home the night before). Also, the heads up...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-29-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,067
Posted By Bob of CC
I got the graph book even before I purchased the...

I got the graph book even before I purchased the new 6 series in late December and so I assumed it was sent just because I was already at 6 series owner.
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-28-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,067
Posted By Bob of CC
bjayfan's comment about my reference to the 2003...

bjayfan's comment about my reference to the 2003 335 caused me to look up my paperwork to find that my 3 series convertible was a 2002 330Ci model. As my first BMW it impressed me greatly and in...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-28-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,067
Posted By Bob of CC
Benefits of Ownership?

I think BMW is a great car company and so do many others judging by the premium BMW can charge. I just purchased my third BMW. My first was a 2003 335 convertible, my second a 2006 6 series...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-16-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By Bob of CC
As no one has written that they have experienced...

As no one has written that they have experienced the same issue, I have since addressed the question to my dealer. I will let you know what they advise.
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-14-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By Bob of CC
Water drainage

When my new 2014 640i convertible sits out in the rain and I open the driver side door water cascades down from the door sill like a short lived waterfall. The passenger side door when opened does...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-08-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By Bob of CC
Does anyone know if recoding iDrive would void...

Does anyone know if recoding iDrive would void any warranty protection?

Having just driven my Volvo XC60 with blind spot protection, I cannot understand the logic of only having the device alarm...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-06-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By Bob of CC
Thanks, but does anyone know how to accomplish...

Thanks, but does anyone know how to accomplish the reprogramming of the blind spot detection system. Does it have to be done at the dealership?
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