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Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 08-18-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By JamesA
This needs to be moved to the forum for 2004 -...

This needs to be moved to the forum for 2004 - 2011 650 for you to get more expertise.

Having said that, I think you can replace the o-ring in lieu of the whole pump. My vacuum pump needed to...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 06-30-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By JamesA
I think Shake is the Johnny Appleseed of Techron,...

I think Shake is the Johnny Appleseed of Techron, but I'm happy to be an apprentice!

Living in Cali, I can't "upgrade" to any Dinan software unless I take it out to pass emissions every few...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 06-26-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By JamesA
I have been using a bottle of Chevron Techron...

I have been using a bottle of Chevron Techron every 4K miles or so and despite that, I have had the Drivetrain Malfunction problem that required all fuel injectors to be changed and the rough idle. ...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 06-24-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By JamesA
Thanks for the update. I edited my post above to...

Thanks for the update. I edited my post above to note that I think the car idles about 100 RPMs too low (not 500!). Mine also idles at about 650 and I think it should be 750-ish, but what do I know....
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 06-23-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By JamesA
I have a 2012 and I also feel like the car idles...

I have a 2012 and I also feel like the car idles maybe 100 RPMs too low. It is on my list of discussion points for my next trip to dealer so please keep us posted on how it all turns out. It's not...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 03-19-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,351
Posted By JamesA
It seems to me that a good compensation strategy...

It seems to me that a good compensation strategy for BMW would be to comp. you the extended warranty for 6 yrs / 100K miles. That way, you have additional peace of mind for a car that has not been...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-31-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,546
Posted By JamesA
Around here in Cali, the best octane we can get...

Around here in Cali, the best octane we can get is 91 (unless you want to go to the trouble of mixing standard premium 91 with 100 octane specialty racing gas like my Dad does). Of course he's...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-29-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,546
Posted By JamesA
Drivetrain Malfunction

2012 650 coupe with 15,800 on the ODO. Was driving with Wife to dinner, pulled the gear-shift to the right (DS mode or whatever they call it these days) and car immediately began to stutter. Got...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 12-11-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By JamesA
I have never had the wheel / tire insurance and I...

I have never had the wheel / tire insurance and I never take my car to the dealer for tire repair / replacement work. I take it to my trusted local guy who will work with me on options and not just...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 12-09-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,957
Posted By JamesA
Thanks Southern. I trust you understand the...

Thanks Southern. I trust you understand the manual (and anecdotal evidence) as well as anybody, so I'll stop by the gas station and put another 5 lbs in.

The tires have nitrogen as the fill...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 12-09-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,957
Posted By JamesA
It is cold for SoCal right now (temps drop to...

It is cold for SoCal right now (temps drop to 40ish in the early morning at my house).

Wife had car parked outside at mall for 5-6 hours yesterday (temperature was probably in the high 40's when...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 11-11-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,629
Posted By JamesA
I have the ivory and it is more bone than white...

I have the ivory and it is more bone than white in color.

Having said that, it is the first light interior I have had in years and it does show dirt / body oils, etc. more than I prefer. I have...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 10-31-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 799
Posted By JamesA
Agree that I have NEVER seen this. Have the...

Agree that I have NEVER seen this. Have the dealer demonstrate that this is "normal" by proving it to you on another 650 for sale on the lot........I always have my lights set to auto, but I have...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 09-26-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By JamesA
Lot's of info here about rattling and shifting...

Lot's of info here about rattling and shifting driver's seats on 2012 650's. See if you feel the seat slightly moving on corners in addition to the rattling and ask dealer to fix on next visit. ...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 09-12-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,874
Posted By JamesA
Please try to take some before / after pics of...

Please try to take some before / after pics of the upgrade. Same angles / lighting before / after would be awesome. I'm considering pushing the rears out 10-15mm myself and would love to see the...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 08-27-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 471
Posted By JamesA
HUD / Instrument Cluster Issue

No help needed, just wanted to add to the database of info here. 2012 650 Coupe with ~9K miles.

A couple of weeks ago, I noticed some blue-ish "static" lines on the HUD. They were hard to see...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 08-12-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,642
Posted By JamesA
Somebody is gonna need to step up and take on the...

Somebody is gonna need to step up and take on the challenge of being one of the guru's now that we are losing the F12 / F13 patriarch (a hearty compliment directed squarely at the whiz-kid).
...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 07-29-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,848
Posted By JamesA
Dunderhi- Thanks a bunch for posting this...

Dunderhi-

Thanks a bunch for posting this analysis. For someone to go out on their own dime (and time) and have this analysis done and selflessly post the results for all forum members to...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 06-24-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By JamesA
Sterling collision in Orange County. I think...

Sterling collision in Orange County. I think body shop is in Santa Ana off the 55. They are affiliated with Sterling BMW in Newport Beach and they have done flawless work on my BMWs in the past. ...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 06-18-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,216
Posted By JamesA
Agree with the above. The cooling is subtle but...

Agree with the above. The cooling is subtle but noticeable in about 5 minutes. Had a similar convo with Wife this weekend when she turned it on. She said "I can't feel anything?". So I turned on...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 06-10-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,543
Posted By JamesA
There is an excellent review of the 2012 650i...

There is an excellent review of the 2012 650i coupe and many pictures of vermillion red with ivory interior at The Truth About Cars Website. Alex Dykes did a very good review (including a short...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 04-11-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,674
Posted By JamesA
One more data point. I sat my Wife in the...

One more data point.

I sat my Wife in the car last weekend and told her it was likely the low oil level light would come on soon so she should not panic when it does. We checked the oil level...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 03-29-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,156
Posted By JamesA
18.6 in the last 1000 miles (just checked this...

18.6 in the last 1000 miles (just checked this a.m.). Mostly up and down PCH, which I would characterize as 50 / 50 city / hwy
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-19-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,308
Posted By JamesA
I think the free loaner decision is a dealer by...

I think the free loaner decision is a dealer by dealer perk...usually dependent on if you bought the car new from that dealer. That said, you absolutely should receive a loaner while they diagnose...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-19-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,558
Posted By JamesA
I say it is an aesthetic improvement to the car. ...

I say it is an aesthetic improvement to the car. Nice job (it took a lot of guts to pull the trigger, too). You now have a 1 of a kind car until somebody sees the work and copies you....:thumbup:
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