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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-01-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By ghpup
My feeling is I will always find some sort of...

My feeling is I will always find some sort of feature in another BMW to envy or lust after. I too purchased the 535d xDrive we have because it was diesel. I honestly didn't care about much else...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-26-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,516
Posted By ghpup
While prices fluctuate, part of the reason diesel...

While prices fluctuate, part of the reason diesel has been more expensive has been a demand/supply issue. With more diesel vehicles coming to the market that is changing and may be longer term than...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-23-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,516
Posted By ghpup
As you can see, I don't necessarily have the most...

As you can see, I don't necessarily have the most modern garage residents. I can say that I know the 535d X-Drive is quicker than my '00 ///M Roadster and it gets better mileage. I don't get to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-01-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By ghpup
You're going to receive a variety of responses I...

You're going to receive a variety of responses I suspect. From the "replace them all" category to "don't worry about it". Personally, I will always replace both tires on any single axle so that...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-01-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,183
Posted By ghpup
While I agree with what many of these posters...

While I agree with what many of these posters have said, I believe their responses are based upon their keeping their vehicles maintained and serviced. If you haven't had the vehicle serviced for a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-01-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,464
Posted By ghpup
I'm surprised you found unpatrolled space, though...

I'm surprised you found unpatrolled space, though I've found parts of I84 to be just fine in both ID and OR. OR is a little dicey though, but my Valentine1 helped tons....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-01-2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,034
Posted By ghpup
Careful in that the dealer may claim that taking...

Careful in that the dealer may claim that taking up a slot on the shop floor limits them from having someone else's car in there to bill towards. This may be a classic opportunity cost argument of...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-18-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,151
Posted By ghpup
+1, but I keep the split screen on whatever my...

+1, but I keep the split screen on whatever my current entertainment selection may be (radio, media, SIRIUS, etc.).
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-18-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,690
Posted By ghpup
You've been lucky, yes. I've had two flats with...

You've been lucky, yes. I've had two flats with my ///M Roadster (no spare by design). Each time the sidewall has been cut.

We have AAA so I called for a flatbed both times. Each time I am...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-07-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,843
Posted By ghpup
My first set of Michelin PS only did 14k,...

My first set of Michelin PS only did 14k, but...I'm in the ///M. The most I've ever got on a set of high performance tires has been about 18K, but then with the offset I can't rotate them....I'm...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-05-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,151
Posted By ghpup
finally!

finally!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-29-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,098
Posted By ghpup
I recently sold my 2000 e39 528 Sport/Premium...

I recently sold my 2000 e39 528 Sport/Premium Package car with 95K on it through Craigslist in less than a week after acquiring a '14 F10 535xd. I did this in the middle of January with snow on the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-28-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By ghpup
I think the last poster explained the...

I think the last poster explained the technicality. I've only ever different tire pressure for front and rear on BMWs. We're now on our fourth (2 5ers, 1 M///Roadster and an X3) with each having a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-08-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By ghpup
For anyone who drives on to 17 Mile Drive in...

For anyone who drives on to 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach, CA, the maps will always take you down 17 Mile Drive even if you want to take the fastest way to one of the courses....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-03-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 814
Posted By ghpup
This is not necessarily an F10 5er issue. I have...

This is not necessarily an F10 5er issue. I have an E83 X3 and cannot place my backpack with PC on it without the Seatbelt Alarm being activated. When I asked the dealer I was told it was normal...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-05-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 527
Posted By ghpup
BTW...if in fact both engines are 3.0L (and I'm...

BTW...if in fact both engines are 3.0L (and I'm not doubting anyone), where does the "35"
suffix come from. BMW hosing us.???[/QUOTE]

BMW made this change to differentiate between the normally...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-26-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,287
Posted By ghpup
I use the BMW OEM windblock, but I don't believe...

I use the BMW OEM windblock, but I don't believe their available any longer. I like it the best as it is mesh with zippers for when you put the top up to drive so it doesn't impede the view. If...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-19-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,468
Posted By ghpup
We purchased our '14 535xD New Years Eve Day in...

We purchased our '14 535xD New Years Eve Day in Portland, OR and then drove it back to SW Idaho ~450 miles. Bought it over the phone without a test drive. I wasn't sure what to expect and had a bit...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-22-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 750
Posted By ghpup
As I am accustomed to my ///MRoadster, my...

As I am accustomed to my ///MRoadster, my reference to 3800 RPM is the press you back in your seat response. For my driving in the 'traffic' I have here, sport mode is more than adequate. Meaning I...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-21-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 750
Posted By ghpup
Robert, I've actually been pretty impressed with...

Robert, I've actually been pretty impressed with throttle response in 'sport mode' given my experience with bimmers. That said it has to get to around 3800 RPM.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-21-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By ghpup
I'm 6'4, though not quite as heavy and I fit in...

I'm 6'4, though not quite as heavy and I fit in both cars very comfortably. Note my X3 is an '07. While I haven't driven one I have looked at and actually think the '12 X3 is a bigger vehicle. I...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-21-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,573
Posted By ghpup
Hello All, For those with issues and those...

Hello All,

For those with issues and those who find it hard to believe that the app is useful, please note I would love to be able to find out how useful it might be. My issue is that the app is...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-15-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By ghpup
You may have a local independent shop...

You may have a local independent shop specializing in BMWs who will scan it for free. Mine does, though not at the end of the work day as they are tremendously busy from 3:00 - 6:00 PM. If you're a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By ghpup
As mentioned by the previous poster, this can be...

As mentioned by the previous poster, this can be the ABS unit. Our '00 528 had this occur and we needed a new ABS unit. Sometimes the unit can be rebuilt, but sometimes not. The car can be driven...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-21-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By ghpup
While I'm not in Canada, I am in snow country USA...

While I'm not in Canada, I am in snow country USA (though many might argue that SW Idaho doesn't get that much snow). I have a '07 that does not have the trany issue and I like the way it drives in...
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