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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-12-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1,867
Views: 305,894
Posted By alandf
FWIW I have 18" rims and am running Bridgestone...

FWIW I have 18" rims and am running Bridgestone run flats. I've had a few flats from nails and screws but no bubbles or broken rims. Pot holes in the northeast are wheel and tire destroyers for the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-28-2015, 01:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By alandf
Thanks Your 540i 6speed must be a awesome to...

Thanks

Your 540i 6speed must be a awesome to drive
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-27-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By alandf
Tech needed

I recently relocated from Pennsylvania to Northern California. What a change!
I need an independent BMW shop in San Rafael (Marin County). There are many shops here but I have no clue on how to...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-27-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By alandf
Tech recommendation needed

I recently relocated from Pennsylvania to Northern California. What a change!
I need an independent BMW shop in San Rafael (Marin County). There are many shops here but I have no clue on how to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-25-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By alandf
Recommendation needed

I recently relocated from Pennsylvania to Northern California. What a change!
I need an independent BMW shop in San Rafael (Marin County). There are many shops here but I have no clue on how to...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 174,225
Posted By alandf
As to the air circulation system, which you can...

As to the air circulation system, which you can also use in winter if in cold climates, I agree Do not enable it.You will surely have a dead battery!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-27-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1,867
Views: 305,894
Posted By alandf
+1 I have 18's on my 2012 535ix , lost two of...

+1 I have 18's on my 2012 535ix , lost two of them to nails on the road. But no bubbles or pothole failures.

BTW: the ride is awful-when they need replacement I will get "regular" tires and a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-13-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By alandf
Dealer re-programmed by holding the button....

Dealer re-programmed by holding the button. Asked, why it didn't work when I did it myself, I got the answer that you have to do it two or three times for it to 'take'.
Could have saved the trip and...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-13-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By alandf
Thanks I did the reset procedure,it worked...

Thanks
I did the reset procedure,it worked once. Then, the window didn't work at all. I'm taking it to the dealer today.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-12-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By alandf
Question Roof window tilt-Question=advice neede

My roof window slides open and closed, but I lost the tilt function. Is this something simple or do I have to kill a day at the dealer?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-06-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By alandf
Totally agree. If you disconnect the battery...

Totally agree.
If you disconnect the battery you will have to have the battery charging module reprogrammed for $$$ .

I wanted to install a 'kill' switch for the times I leave the vehicle unused...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-05-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,349
Posted By alandf
THIS THREAD IS NOT A HOAX!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a...

THIS THREAD IS NOT A HOAX!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have a look at the photos I posted.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-04-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,349
Posted By alandf
Photos from OP

So this is what I have to do with my Luxury car! BMW engineers should be ashamed.

Does BMW Corporate ever see or respond to any of these threads?

Click on thumbnail for bigger view
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-02-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,349
Posted By alandf
From the original poster

You have to admit that it is LUDICROUS that a $65K + vehicle needs to be plugged in every night. I was told by my SA that I have an unacceptable driving profile. He should have added that I need to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-02-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,349
Posted By alandf
Am I to infer that 2013 BMW's sold in Canada come...

Am I to infer that 2013 BMW's sold in Canada come stock with a battery charger? If this is the fact ,than it is like an admission of an inherent flaw by BMW!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-01-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,349
Posted By alandf
Outside the Box Idea for Battery Issues

The fact that the alternator only charges our batteries up to 80% and then shuts off, with the remaining 20% of charge being done by regenerative braking, generally keeps the battery undercharged.
...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-01-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,168
Posted By alandf
I would opt for the 535. I had a 2008 and 2011...

I would opt for the 535. I had a 2008 and 2011 528's ,both were six cylinder non turbo engines and very smooth. When my 2011 was totaled ( another story ) I went to replace it and found that you...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-08-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,899
Posted By alandf
Fine, I'll be the guy who brings up fuel pump...

Fine, I'll be the guy who brings up fuel pump cooling. The pump does need fuel in and around it to not overheat and fail.
Also, why take a chance on clogging injectors or fuel filters ?
These...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-02-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 1,867
Views: 305,894
Posted By alandf
Thumbs down Every letter and e-mail that I have written to...

Every letter and e-mail that I have written to BMW,whether about battery or tire issues have gotten the same response --NONE!!!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-01-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1,867
Views: 305,894
Posted By alandf
Is there an official corporate response from...

Is there an official corporate response from BMW?. They must know of these issues with RFT's. Is it possible they are just so elitist that they do not care about the purchasers?

Anyway, when my...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-29-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,007
Posted By alandf
+1

+1
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-28-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,007
Posted By alandf
My dealer recoded for me so that it stays at the...

My dealer recoded for me so that it stays at the last used setting-obviously OFF!!
Now if I could only get the orange light off I'd be even happier.
A really stupid feature.
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 03-27-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 693
Posted By alandf
Many thanks for the information,especially the...

Many thanks for the information,especially the pdf of the manual.I was looking for a more convenient or permanent method rather than having to open the hood and using the alligator clips....
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 03-24-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 693
Posted By alandf
A different battery charger question

I have the BMW charger that was made for them by Deltran. It is the one for AGM batteries.
There is conflicting information about connecting it right to the battery in the trunk as opposed to the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-24-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,971
Posted By alandf
Do it your self with clay, then Zaino

Do it your self with clay, then Zaino
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