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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-15-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,620
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 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-15-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,057
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: 720
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: 411
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: 1,097
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 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-22-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,611
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 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-22-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
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 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-22-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,410
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 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-22-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,120
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 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-16-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,746
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: 720
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: 956
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: 551
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: 546
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: 642
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: 786
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.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 05-12-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 862
Posted By BeemerGuy
Some shops won't patch or plug tires due to...

Some shops won't patch or plug tires due to liability concerns. Yes, you can patch a run-flat.
Forum: General BMW 05-12-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By BeemerGuy
Never, never buy a car with a salvage title...

Never, never buy a car with a salvage title unless you have a clear understanding of what caused the salvage and you never plan to sell the car. Because no one else will want it.

Salvage values...
Forum: General BMW 05-12-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,439
Posted By BeemerGuy
I had a similar problem with a Porsche that I...

I had a similar problem with a Porsche that I bought directly from the second owner who had purchased it as CPO. When I went to the dealer to verify the warranty before buying it (in hindsight, you...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-21-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 958
Posted By BeemerGuy
I'm not going to suggest that you go to the...

I'm not going to suggest that you go to the dealer, but I do suggest that you find a good BMW specialist shop in your area, and pay the money to have the car properly diagnosed and repaired. The...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 06-01-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,332
Posted By BeemerGuy
I think this is totally incorrect. Now, I'm no...

I think this is totally incorrect. Now, I'm no E46 M3 expert, but I'm pretty darn sure that no E36 came with any kind of SMG, and I'm also pretty sure that the later E46 M3s came with a different...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 06-01-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,245
Posted By BeemerGuy
But you were speeding, right? You don't say what...

But you were speeding, right? You don't say what the speed limit was in that stretch of road.

I sympathize with your plight, especially with your son in the car. But if you break the law, you...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 06-01-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,812
Posted By BeemerGuy
VANOS? Oh hey, my BMW specialist once...

VANOS?

Oh hey, my BMW specialist once suggested that I use Chevron, but he cautioned that I shouldn't use it too often. Using too much cleaner can cause damage. That may not be the cause of your...
Forum: General BMW 04-24-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,439
Posted By BeemerGuy
So, is there an update to this predicament? ...

So, is there an update to this predicament?

Oh, and thanks to the OP for sharing this story. It's good information for all of us to know, especially when buying a used car of any kind. I too had...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 04-10-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,593
Posted By BeemerGuy
If your office is in your home, that makes it...

If your office is in your home, that makes it easy. Or you can just keep track of the mileage from home to work and reimburse the company or take it (the cost of personal use) as income.

Or you...
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