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Forum: European Delivery 02-12-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 898
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, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 550
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, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
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, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 730
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, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
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, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
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, 10:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 942
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, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By dpritchett
+1 Definitely worth it.

+1 Definitely worth it.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-26-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,043
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, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By dpritchett
+1 sactoken's advice is spot on

+1 sactoken's advice is spot on
Forum: European Delivery 01-23-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,704
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, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
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....
Forum: European Delivery 01-20-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,214
Posted By dpritchett
I visited Berlin on my trip. Public transport is...

I visited Berlin on my trip. Public transport is the way to go as far as going into the city itself, but there are a number of things to see / do that are decent drives... eg., I visited Potsdam...
Forum: European Delivery 01-15-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,454
Posted By dpritchett
Norwegian Air has some great prices for flights...

Norwegian Air has some great prices for flights to Europe ... especially if you are close to one of the US airports they fly from (JFK, LAX, and Palm Beach, I believe)
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-15-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,746
Posted By dpritchett
3 !/2 years and 34k miles into my ownership, I...

3 !/2 years and 34k miles into my ownership, I just had the 1/2000 notice pop up on my car without any obvious reason.

When it was new-new, it said I needed rear brakes at about 6k miles - the...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 01-08-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 340
Posted By dpritchett
I personally went for option #2 on my 528i. It's...

I personally went for option #2 on my 528i. It's personal preference, but I think 18's are the sweet spot ... if the roads were great, the lower profiles 19 or 20's would make more sense. Also, I...
Forum: General BMW 12-29-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By dpritchett
That's got to be in the top 10 of great ED...

That's got to be in the top 10 of great ED experiences!
Forum: European Delivery 12-15-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,765
Posted By dpritchett
Now that is a great picture!

Now that is a great picture!
Forum: The Detail Department 12-12-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 896
Posted By dpritchett
I've used Zaino for many years, but started a...

I've used Zaino for many years, but started a move to Blackfire in 2014.
Forum: General BMW 12-12-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By dpritchett
BMWhat has an IOS app ... reads faults, allows...

BMWhat has an IOS app ... reads faults, allows you to reset codes, offers some coding on E models (but not for the F10 yet).
Forum: European Delivery 12-10-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 858
Posted By dpritchett
Think how much money they stand to get over the...

Think how much money they stand to get over the life a vehicle in the service department ...
Forum: European Delivery 12-08-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,656
Posted By dpritchett
We picked up a Saab 9000 in Gotenburg back in...

We picked up a Saab 9000 in Gotenburg back in 1988 when I was sationed in Germany (Military & Diplomat Sales, Bonn). They paid for the trip (me, wife, and 10 yr son) -- train to Kiel, the overnite...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-17-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 891
Posted By dpritchett
There is a TPMS-friendly Slime on the shelf now...

There is a TPMS-friendly Slime on the shelf now ... check the label when you buy. It's supposed to be easier to clean out.
Forum: European Delivery 11-15-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 887
Posted By dpritchett
I can't control time, but I still have clocks and...

I can't control time, but I still have clocks and calendars.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-04-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By dpritchett
The LS2 seems to be prone to sidewall bubbles...

The LS2 seems to be prone to sidewall bubbles and other tire issues. There are many threads here that deal with issues with that particular tire. I think the LS2 came on cars w/ 19" wheels ... the...
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