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Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 06-12-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By BeemerGuy
I would suggest that if your car has an automatic...

I would suggest that if your car has an automatic transmission (I can't remember when the 35i went to DCT) that you change the fluid more often, like at 30K miles, maybe 40kms. It's cheap insurance...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 06-12-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By BeemerGuy
European cars really don't break down any more...

European cars really don't break down any more than anything else, if properly maintained. Maintenance costs are a bit higher, and part costs are also a bit higher. But the driving experience is...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 06-12-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By BeemerGuy
I use the Raleigh dealership, and it does seem to...

I use the Raleigh dealership, and it does seem to vary. Sometimes they'll see me tomorrow, other times it will be next month. I usually require a loaner, so I suspect that the loaner inventory has...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 06-10-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,899
Posted By BeemerGuy
Nice car, Randall! But that's not a beige...

Nice car, Randall! But that's not a beige interior, right? It looks more like Ivory (I think that's what BMW calls it). The pictures show it lighter than the icky beige. GLWS.

FWIW, I've had...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 06-05-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,899
Posted By BeemerGuy
Please children, settle down. Don't make me stop...

Please children, settle down. Don't make me stop the car!
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 06-01-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,899
Posted By BeemerGuy
I wonder how many 535s were sold with a MT. ...

I wonder how many 535s were sold with a MT. Probably 7 or so? :( BMW will make whatever we want, if we buy it. If we don't buy it, there's no point in making it. It costs a lot of money, because...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 06-01-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 970
Posted By BeemerGuy
You have a four hour commute? Holy smokes. ...

You have a four hour commute? Holy smokes.

The battery is already 6 years old, and BMWs require an awful lot of juice to do all the things that they do.

Two words: trickle charger. Any...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 06-01-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By BeemerGuy
Mine does the same thing. It was quite a...

Mine does the same thing. It was quite a surprise the first time. My last cabriolet was a Porsche 911, and it was a much more sophisticated operation. But then, it cost 3X more... :dunno:
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 06-01-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By BeemerGuy
Yes, N54 twin and N55 single.

Yes, N54 twin and N55 single.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-15-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,668
Posted By BeemerGuy
Important detail that either wasn't stated or I...

Important detail that either wasn't stated or I missed it reading earlier posts. If you hit something hard enough to bend a rim and break the shock, then it's incredibly likely that you damaged...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-15-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,262
Posted By BeemerGuy
+1 on this. I think people who are in a BMW...

+1 on this.

I think people who are in a BMW for the first time are the ones who generally don't like the seats. They are firmer than most other cars, especially American and Japanese cars. The...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 02-06-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By BeemerGuy
Glad to see that you got the car back, and that...

Glad to see that you got the car back, and that it's fixed! I have a few thoughts:

- The Hendrick warranty is good only at Hendrick if you are within xx miles (I think it's 45 or so) of a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-22-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By BeemerGuy
If you have enough money, you can do anything. ...

If you have enough money, you can do anything. I would suggest though, that it's not worth it. Lots of little parts, bits, motors, maybe even some wiring and computer programming.

However, if...
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 12-22-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,224
Posted By BeemerGuy
It's the MAF. Replace them both. It's...

It's the MAF. Replace them both.

It's always the MAF. ;)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-22-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,725
Posted By BeemerGuy
Congrats on the new car! BTW, a Beemer is a...

Congrats on the new car!

BTW, a Beemer is a motorcycle, and a Bimmer is a car.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-22-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By BeemerGuy
SA? Don't let your service advisor look at it,...

SA? Don't let your service advisor look at it, tell him or her that you want a real mechanic to look at it, listen for it, and fix it.

If something is rattling, that means that two or more...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-22-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,464
Posted By BeemerGuy
I think that earlier post of a 10% discount is a...

I think that earlier post of a 10% discount is a bit of a stretch. Dealers do need to make a profit to stay in business.

Neil is on the money, 5-7 over invoice is a fair price for everyone. I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-22-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,272
Posted By BeemerGuy
Heck yeah! I'd love to be able to get cloth...

Heck yeah! I'd love to be able to get cloth seats. And bring back my discount for a stick. I don't need power mirrors either, now that you mention it, just set it and forget it! I do like...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-16-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,836
Posted By BeemerGuy
Congrats on the happy ending! :) I'm glad to...

Congrats on the happy ending! :) I'm glad to see that you ordered your new car with the correct transmission; well done!
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 12-16-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By BeemerGuy
First of all, you know you gotta take it to a...

First of all, you know you gotta take it to a Hendrick dealer in order for the warranty to cover the repairs. Another good reason to carefully read the fine print before buying an extended warranty....
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 12-16-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 991
Posted By BeemerGuy
Really, the engine is the least of your problems....

Really, the engine is the least of your problems. It's all that other crap that goes bad and costs a fortune.

As others have said, it's about the maintenance. But to be fair, you could change...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 12-16-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By BeemerGuy
Nice to read that some folks actually enjoy their...

Nice to read that some folks actually enjoy their BMW despite a few (basically minor) issues. I'm curious why you did some things DIY but paid for others - such as oil change.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-14-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By BeemerGuy
I've been happy with the actual service received...

I've been happy with the actual service received from the dealership but they do tend to try to sell a lot of unnecessary work. Many good independent shops here in Raleigh.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-14-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By BeemerGuy
HPFP. Fuel pump failure will "turn off" the...

HPFP. Fuel pump failure will "turn off" the boost and set the CEL and, of course, put it into limp home mode.

Why does the oil have a lot of sludge in it? Don't you ever have it changed? I...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By BeemerGuy
Bob Shields down in Rock Hill is not far from you...

Bob Shields down in Rock Hill is not far from you and he's a great guy, great mechanic, and I'm sure he can help you out. Bavarian Auto Service.
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