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Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 11-02-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,196
Posted By Bob of CC
Thanks guys. But apart from the limits on the...

Thanks guys. But apart from the limits on the data as portrayed on the nav screen, has anyone noticed the traffic data drops out without command. Specifically if the traffic color coded roads do...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 11-01-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,196
Posted By Bob of CC
Real Time Traffic Information

I am approaching one year of ownership of my 640 xi convertible. So far so good.

Driving to work and back on congested DC streets (but fortunately not the infamous Beltway) I have starting using...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 10-02-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,027
Posted By Bob of CC
Thanks for the input. Since AT&T told me I may...

Thanks for the input. Since AT&T told me I may have to wait as long as 6 weeks for my new phone, I hope all of the obvious bugs are resolved by then.
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 10-02-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,027
Posted By Bob of CC
iPhone 6 Compatibility

Has anyone attempted to pair a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus to the 6 series and if so were you successful in doing so using Bluetooth?

In the past BMW has been slow to advise if a specific phone model...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 06-24-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
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, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 693
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, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 693
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, 09:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 933
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, 08:08 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,986
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, 10:43 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,744
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, 01:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,744
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, 10:16 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,744
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, 08:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,275
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, 03:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,342
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, 07:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,342
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, 07:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,797
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, 07:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,275
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, 11:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,275
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, 09:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,275
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, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
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, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By Bob of CC
Good question. Same key fob.

Good question. Same key fob.
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-05-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
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, 08:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,150
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, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,150
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, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,150
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...
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