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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-03-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,355
Posted By pjinca
2 things to consider before adding the "most...

2 things to consider before adding the "most power":
1) Stopping - as a friend who raced and built some of the highest HP Hondas of the import era told me: "no matter how much power you produce, at...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-03-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By pjinca
Those same issues continued for 2009 and any BMW...

Those same issues continued for 2009 and any BMW vehicle that had the N54 engine in it. The only good news with that is that BMW committed to extending the warranty on the HPFP through 120k miles
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-03-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By pjinca
There is exactly no difference between the 2008...

There is exactly no difference between the 2008 and 2009 E60 cars, except the iDrive controller. Both years are LCI cars, and have the exact same mechanicals.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-01-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By pjinca
Another IT professional here, and I hate the fact...

Another IT professional here, and I hate the fact that BMW seems to only want to integrate with iPhone. I hate apple products and I love my android devices. Yet, the connected apps for android suck...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-28-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,442
Posted By pjinca
You are DEFINITELY not the only one. As I said,...

You are DEFINITELY not the only one. As I said, if my beloved E60 550 hadn't been totaled by a drunk driver, I would still be enjoying it. In fact, as I remember, I had an E60 530 first. When it...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-26-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,870
Posted By pjinca
I am a fairly cheap owner as well, but I don't...

I am a fairly cheap owner as well, but I don't skimp on maintenance. Instead, I do all my own work, unless the dealer will do it for free (extended maintenance, warranty, and/or recall). Not sure...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-26-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,442
Posted By pjinca
Why not? I have had both, and the OP is correct....

Why not? I have had both, and the OP is correct. The E60 was much lighter, handled better, and he steering was fantastic. If it weren't for the fact that a drunk driver totaled my beloved E60 550, I...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-20-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,501
Posted By pjinca
1) No, the dealer is crazy if they truly believe...

1) No, the dealer is crazy if they truly believe in the "lifetime fluid" BS, the fluid should be changes prior to 100k miles (preferably before 75k to be safe IMHO)

2) No, the fluid doesn't cost...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-16-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 696
Posted By pjinca
That is weird, because you are correct, even if...

That is weird, because you are correct, even if the battery hasn't been registered the car should fire up and run normally. The registration helps the car determine the type of battery and age so...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-16-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By pjinca
^^^^Very true. Basically, no matter what you...

^^^^Very true. Basically, no matter what you drive - if someone really wants it they will take it, sad but true. You can do things to avoid break ins, like trying to never leave anything of value in...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-16-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By pjinca
Only things I have seen cause this many issues at...

Only things I have seen cause this many issues at once are:
1) Battery faulty
2) MPM faulty (usually due to moisture), MPM is located under the foam in the spare tire well in the car.
3) The...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-11-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By pjinca
I agree, I usually buy CPO 5ers and its...

I agree, I usually buy CPO 5ers and its surprising how little maintenance is done on cars out on lease. You definitely can save boatloads of cash doing work yourself. My last 3 5ers have cost me...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-11-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,143
Posted By pjinca
I still love carbon black, makes me miss my old...

I still love carbon black, makes me miss my old 550 so much.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-11-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 878
Posted By pjinca
I have bought fro getbmwparts.com and never had...

I have bought fro getbmwparts.com and never had an issue. I always worked with Evan (evan@tischer.com) and got good pricing and quick shipping. But then, my billing address and shipping address were...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-16-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,851
Posted By pjinca
Keep in mind, it's not just engine temp that...

Keep in mind, it's not just engine temp that needs to build. Our cars are not ready for thrashing until the trans and diff are up to temp as well, which takes a few minutes and can't be done while...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-15-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,381
Posted By pjinca
Correct me if I am wrong, but hasn't bmw been...

Correct me if I am wrong, but hasn't bmw been using the exact same 6 speed transmission since the E39? I know the E60 5 series used the exact same 6 speed manual that was found in the E39 M5, as did...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-14-2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By pjinca
Sure, this is the one I got: ...

Sure, this is the one I got:
https://www.amazon.com/Dewhel-License-Plate-Bracket-BMW/dp/B0198JH8SU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1481745000&sr=8-2&keywords=bmw+f10+license+plate+tow+hook
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-14-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By pjinca
I got my tow hook plate holder on Amazon for $24,...

I got my tow hook plate holder on Amazon for $24, it does cover the entire plate with the backing. I also like the fact that it has an adjustable angle for adjustment. That way it follows the lines...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-09-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 838
Posted By pjinca
Congrats, I don't think I will ever see 100k...

Congrats, I don't think I will ever see 100k while I am the owner of my car. I work from home and (just reported my mileage to the insurance today actually), in the last 6 months I have put 699...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-09-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,562
Posted By pjinca
I actually like it, it's got that DTM flavor...

I actually like it, it's got that DTM flavor without being too ricer. Granted, it wouldn't be something I would do to my car, but that doesn't mean it doesn't look good. I remember when I had my...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-15-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 992
Posted By pjinca
^^^^Excellent post. I agree completely, although...

^^^^Excellent post. I agree completely, although I am not a doctor, if your income suddenly increases use the extra to free yourself from debt first, including paying off the current car (if...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-04-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 989
Posted By pjinca
LOL, so there are 31 "fascist states"? Only 19...

LOL, so there are 31 "fascist states"? Only 19 states don't require a front plate, and at least 16 of those I wouldn't want too live no matter what they paid me. :thumbup:
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-02-2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 989
Posted By pjinca
I simply got a tow hook license plate holder, it...

I simply got a tow hook license plate holder, it looks better than the plate being in the center and I don't have any screw holes. That works for me, I just don't want the hassle of getting pulled...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-13-2016, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 695
Posted By pjinca
Honestly, there is no body (bumpers included)...

Honestly, there is no body (bumpers included) that look good on the F10 other than OEM M-SPort. There just isn't. As Ndinh pointed out, you can get a more aggressive diffuser, but really - stick to...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 10-13-2016, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,404
Posted By pjinca
Is it just me, or does the Merc look like a 4x4...

Is it just me, or does the Merc look like a 4x4 the way it sits so high? The G30 looks lower and sleeker. Granted, as a BMW guy I am biased, but still..................................
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