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Forum: The Detail Department 04-24-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,489
Posted By dpritchett
NOT correct - that is like saying that clothes...

NOT correct - that is like saying that clothes are bad for your skin after using soap.

Polishing is a step in the process - after polishing you need to apply a product that will protect the...
Forum: The Detail Department 04-19-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By dpritchett
Your car likely is not waxed at the dealer. It's...

Your car likely is not waxed at the dealer. It's shiny because its new.

It is a good idea to wax the car after buying it -- whether you read up and DIY or go to a professional detailer is up to...
Forum: General BMW 04-17-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By dpritchett
It's not ust BMW ... the full-sized spare tire is...

It's not ust BMW ... the full-sized spare tire is becoming rarer by the day. Mini-spares or no-spare with a compressor is the trend.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-13-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By dpritchett
There was a $5000 difference in base MSRP back in...

There was a $5000 difference in base MSRP back in 2011. You could also price out the options (remember, some things like the engine, xenon lights, etc. are inluded in the base price). I'd sort of...
Forum: European Delivery 04-07-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 700
Posted By dpritchett
I used American Express and VISA (no pin/chip)...

I used American Express and VISA (no pin/chip) and had no problems. DO notify the issuing institution so they don't block it for fraud! (Happened to me when I went to Florida in 2010).
Forum: The Detail Department 04-06-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By dpritchett
The smart move is to not let the dealer touch the...

The smart move is to not let the dealer touch the outside of the car ... DIY or go profesional. Check out this link for a good method: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqdEVtOPKAM
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-01-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 719
Posted By dpritchett
At my local dealer, you now have to request a...

At my local dealer, you now have to request a loaner at the time you make your appointment. Back in 2006, when I got my 3'er, it was just show up and they'd ask if I wanted a loaner -- it's gotten...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-27-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By dpritchett
Very strange indeed -- the mileage countdown for...

Very strange indeed -- the mileage countdown for my rear brakes (35k total on the car) has been stuck at 3100 miles for about the past 1200 miles I've driven. Up to that point it had started to...
Forum: European Delivery 03-23-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 590
Posted By dpritchett
Defintely check out Stenna. There might be a...

Defintely check out Stenna. There might be a ferry to Oslo from Kiel. MANY years ago, I bought a Saab when stationed in Germany, and part of the deal was the round-trip ferry Kiel to Gothenburg. Nice...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-23-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By dpritchett
Try a VW dealer ... I believe the coolant is the...

Try a VW dealer ... I believe the coolant is the same (blue).
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-12-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 939
Posted By dpritchett
I watched a Motorweek episode I had DVR'd last...

I watched a Motorweek episode I had DVR'd last night, and the Goss' Garage tip was to flush your brake fluid every two years due to moisture being absorbed into the fluid. He had a sample bottle...
Forum: General BMW 03-07-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By dpritchett
Definitely worth it: Great Magazine (worth the...

Definitely worth it: Great Magazine (worth the price by itself) ... several discounts, rebates offered on new car purchases, social activities, car corrals at various races.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-05-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By dpritchett
I was surprised that I got better mileage on...

I was surprised that I got better mileage on myF10 528i (no turbo) than on my
E90 325xi, but it was pretty consistent over the same route to and from work. Combined mileage for the 3 was about 22,...
Forum: European Delivery 02-12-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 975
Posted By dpritchett
I got a pass for the museum when I did the...

I got a pass for the museum when I did the paperwork. My delivery was at 1000, and I made the factory tour at 1130, and did the museum after a very decent lunch in the lounge.
Forum: European Delivery 02-12-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By dpritchett
Mine has a smaller yellow sticker in the door...

Mine has a smaller yellow sticker in the door with recommended pressures for high speed driving. Just me, but I thought the car felt 'squirmy' on the Autobahn, stopped at a gas station, inflated to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-10-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By dpritchett
+1 BUT the torque wrench is not the tool to be...

+1 BUT the torque wrench is not the tool to be removing the wheel bolts. Just use it to make sure they are properly tightened when putting them back.
Forum: European Delivery 02-09-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 835
Posted By dpritchett
This is a German site that I used on my ED ... I...

This is a German site that I used on my ED ... I was deliberately trying to avoid big chain hotels, and was very pleased with the accomodations I booked. As a bonus, I got to meet some very nice,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-09-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By dpritchett
Should be - yes, IMHO IS - no, its not covered...

Should be - yes, IMHO IS - no, its not covered by warranty. The retail BMW price for a nav update is pretty high, hence the attraction of the various gray market options.

If other manufacturers...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-09-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By dpritchett
How about a breaker bar with a 17mm socket?

How about a breaker bar with a 17mm socket?
Forum: General BMW 02-06-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,088
Posted By dpritchett
The "5er" is as close as I've ever gotten to...

The "5er" is as close as I've ever gotten to bestowing a name on a car.
Forum: General BMW 01-30-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By dpritchett
+1 Definitely worth it.

+1 Definitely worth it.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-26-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,212
Posted By dpritchett
I offer up the Parallel Parking Assist feature,...

I offer up the Parallel Parking Assist feature, which I have never used in a real life situation (I tested it in front of my house once just to see how it worked).
Forum: European Delivery 01-23-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By dpritchett
+1 sactoken's advice is spot on

+1 sactoken's advice is spot on
Forum: European Delivery 01-23-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,929
Posted By dpritchett
But there are any number of interesting things to...

But there are any number of interesting things to see or do within a short drive of Oberamergau ... mountains, castles, etc.
Forum: General BMW 01-23-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By dpritchett
I've been to the DC show a few times over the...

I've been to the DC show a few times over the past few years (I basically go every other year). In comparison to a big show like New York or Frankfurt (Germany) it's nothing, but it is worthwhile....
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