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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 06-23-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,063
Posted By fmalloy
Stevens Creek BMW in the Bay Area. It is...

Stevens Creek BMW in the Bay Area.

It is resolved - since they replaced the A/C compressor and expansion valve, the car has been quiet.

I had to fight with two dealers to 1) admit there is an...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-05-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,095
Posted By fmalloy
Resolved, after much arguing. The cause was...

Resolved, after much arguing.

The cause was a faulty A/C compressor and expansion valve. After replacement, the car is quiet.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-05-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,063
Posted By fmalloy
Ok, it's finally resolved. After arguing...

Ok, it's finally resolved.

After arguing with the dealer about it not being "normal" they finally came to the conclusion that it is indeed a faulty A/C compressor and expansion valve. They...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-16-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,095
Posted By fmalloy
Well, looks like there'll be a fight. I...

Well, looks like there'll be a fight.

I found a video that shows the exact problem I have:

https://youtu.be/cHcI4FmyNQ8

I emailed the person, and he said it was a defective A/C compressor...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-15-2016, 07:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,063
Posted By fmalloy
Thanks for your reply - it helps. However,...

Thanks for your reply - it helps.

However, I'm not letting it drop easily. To me, a car should not make a screeching sound like that cycling for hours on end while completely shut down. If this...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-15-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,063
Posted By fmalloy
Any idea how I can fight this? This is a...

Any idea how I can fight this?

This is a warranty repair, and I'm sure they are looking to get out of fixing it. I'll bet if it was out of warranty they'd be happy to fix it at a big cost.

Can...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-15-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,173
Posted By fmalloy
I believe you, and it's been proven here (and by...

I believe you, and it's been proven here (and by others) by measuring the current draw. Thanks for the confirmation.

It's sad that a service rep for a prominent BMW dealership is misinformed like...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-15-2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,063
Posted By fmalloy
Well, today I found out the dealer says something...

Well, today I found out the dealer says something different:

"This is the design of this component. It is the high pressure fuel pump purge valve.. When the system cools down it releases...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-15-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,063
Posted By fmalloy
Emailed the person who posted the video above,...

Emailed the person who posted the video above, and asked if he had a resolution. Here's his fast response:

"The shop foreman was finally able to recreate it back in October and they diagnosed it...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-15-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,063
Posted By fmalloy
What bugs me is that it's like a metallic...

What bugs me is that it's like a metallic screeching, like metal on metal. It does not sound good...

I hope they find the cause today...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-15-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,095
Posted By fmalloy
After all this time, I took it to a second dealer...

After all this time, I took it to a second dealer yesterday.

Will post the result...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-15-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,095
Posted By fmalloy
That is *exactly* what it is doing, thank you! ...

That is *exactly* what it is doing, thank you!

It's now at a second dealer since yesterday, and I'm not taking "normal" as an answer.

Will post the resolution...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-15-2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,063
Posted By fmalloy
I have the exact same noise on a 2013 535i. ...

I have the exact same noise on a 2013 535i.

It's been to one dealer so far, and they gave me some explanation about the A/C system equalizing pressure. I'm not buying it - you should hear it on...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-15-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,173
Posted By fmalloy
FWIW, I just took a 2013 535i to the dealer...

FWIW, I just took a 2013 535i to the dealer yesterday and the service rep told me you have to lock the car for it to sleep.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-07-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,095
Posted By fmalloy
Strange Sound

My 2013 535i is making a strange noise. What's weird is it only happens after the car is shut off and parked, and after it has been driven for a while especially in hot weather. It's a little steam...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-06-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 21,386
Posted By fmalloy
There are issues with the maps, but I'd rather...

There are issues with the maps, but I'd rather deal with that than the many other problems with the BMW nav.

Also, Waze does not use Apple's maps. And there are other iPhone navigation apps that...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-06-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 21,386
Posted By fmalloy
This is what I saw on the very first day I...

This is what I saw on the very first day I received my 2013 535i - refuses to do a recalculation and just kept pushing me to go where it wanted me to go. For me, BTW, it was on the 5 around Santa...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-05-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,052
Posted By fmalloy
Sorry about that! Not that I actually care about...

Sorry about that! Not that I actually care about this feature, I just wanted to understand how it worked. I read the story about the guy who locked the thief in his car until the cops came, and I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-05-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,052
Posted By fmalloy
2013 535i. Can't get this "double locking" to...

2013 535i. Can't get this "double locking" to work. Did this - locked my wife inside using the remote from the outside. Supposedly, she wouldn't be able to use the unlock button or pull the door...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-03-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,902
Posted By fmalloy
Charging iPhone via USB?

2013 535i...

I have the hard-drive navigation option and the USB connector in the center console. I want to use it primarily to charge the iPhone, however on page 159 of the Owner's Manual it...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-27-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 21,386
Posted By fmalloy
Ah ok. I will keep an eye out for this kind of...

Ah ok. I will keep an eye out for this kind of thing. It happened on the 5 freeway in Orange County and there are tons of these road complexities as the freeways are quite complicated there. But, I...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-27-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 21,386
Posted By fmalloy
Hi wildvlad, That's interesting...can you...

Hi wildvlad,

That's interesting...can you clarify further what these "auxiliary lines" are, and what you mean by "line breakdown" at the bottom of the display?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-26-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 21,386
Posted By fmalloy
Thank you Chuck, that is an excellent suggestion....

Thank you Chuck, that is an excellent suggestion. :thumbup:
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-26-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 21,386
Posted By fmalloy
Thanks Chuck. Yes, I want the voice instructions...

Thanks Chuck. Yes, I want the voice instructions but when I'm on the same freeway for 400 miles I don't need to constantly hear "bear right" and "bear left" when all I'm doing is staying on the same...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-26-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 21,386
Posted By fmalloy
Hello, New 2013 535i owner here. First BMW. ...

Hello,

New 2013 535i owner here. First BMW.

Was very disappointed with the nav. I assumed (incorrectly) that when you pay this much for an auto, the nav would be equal to or better what I have...
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