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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-12-2011, 12:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,605
Posted By Mr. Magic
My 2 cents: Matter of personal taste, but the...

My 2 cents:
Matter of personal taste, but the look of warm glow incandescent light is luxurious to many.
The LED's may be much more sensitive to battery voltage fluctuations. The LED's must be...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-04-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,824
Posted By Mr. Magic
Yesterday, I got my car back from getting the...

Yesterday, I got my car back from getting the windshield replaced. The seat had been moved around and forward - I tried to move it back, but it stopped right after clearing the B-pillar and did not...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-28-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,779
Posted By Mr. Magic
Aside from durability, you may slide around on...

Aside from durability, you may slide around on the slicker Nappa taking corners at speed, while Dakota holds you in the seat firm.

It's a personal preference and not much of a wrong choice here. ...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-26-2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,779
Posted By Mr. Magic
My F10 has Oyster Dakota and is velvety soft to...

My F10 has Oyster Dakota and is velvety soft to the light touch, but it's still firm yet easy to pinch. It's "grippy" and holds me well in the seat. It's overall a luxurious feel and I'm quite...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-26-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,775
Posted By Mr. Magic
On Oil: I am told by BMW they used to provide 1K...

On Oil: I am told by BMW they used to provide 1K mile break-in oil change service, but now they break-in the engine before it gets to car assembly, making the 1k change now unnecessary. This topic...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-26-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,775
Posted By Mr. Magic
Glad to hear these were helpful. The F10 went in...

Glad to hear these were helpful. The F10 went in for it's first scheduled service without any issues. I did change oil myself at 1k, but it went until 20k. This is likely my highway commute...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-25-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,775
Posted By Mr. Magic
I work in San Jose as well and commute in over 17...

I work in San Jose as well and commute in over 17 in my 535i F10. My old car was a 2001 330i.

The car you specified is quite similar to my 535i that I've driven for a year. We love Oyster/Black....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-18-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,582
Posted By Mr. Magic
I hope you get IAS with DHP+Sport Packages+Sport...

I hope you get IAS with DHP+Sport Packages+Sport tranny, I think you'll be quite happy, especially when you toggle Sport mode button -> the car really tightens up, suspension and steering, and...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-18-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,582
Posted By Mr. Magic
IAS on F10

The car hardly leans or feels "heavy" from a late curve apex or from making lane changes. It makes the car fell about 1000 pounds lighter in handling. I tested it extensively before ordering. BMW...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-18-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,582
Posted By Mr. Magic
1) After nearly 1 year, I can't live without it....

1) After nearly 1 year, I can't live without it. A car this large benefits greatly on curvy high speed (>40 mph) roads. My commute would not be comfortable without IAS - the level of control here...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,041
Posted By Mr. Magic
Thanks ICU, No, it makes no sense to turn it on...

Thanks ICU,
No, it makes no sense to turn it on with windows down. Turn the air conditioning compressor on (snowflake button) when you want cool air to come out the vents. If already cool, keep it...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,041
Posted By Mr. Magic
Search for a procedure to spray Lysol into the...

Search for a procedure to spray Lysol into the air intake to take out the smell on your 5-series. The coils in the air conditioner cooling coils are moist and grow mold after many years. It's...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-06-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,855
Posted By Mr. Magic
Wow - looks like a great car you configured! ...

Wow - looks like a great car you configured!

I like your steering analysis - I find it extremely precise (I have IAS also) and wonder how people ever felt it had any play in it.

Your peeves...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-05-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,924
Posted By Mr. Magic
Yup- agree the Xenons do a great job so the fog...

Yup- agree the Xenons do a great job so the fog lamps really do not help much.

I've only found them slightly helpful once - it was either in dense fog or during dark rain conditions (with...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-02-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,024
Posted By Mr. Magic
Sorry to hear about this jwtiger. I remember...

Sorry to hear about this jwtiger. I remember your car came over on same boat (Rhea Leader) as mine last year. I've got 20,000 miles now. Glad nobody hurt.

I had a white 330i hit by a dog that...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-24-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,982
Posted By Mr. Magic
No, not noticed it to be a problem. Did you try...

No, not noticed it to be a problem. Did you try to move the lever to the top (fastest) setting? Not the rotary switch which uses the rain sensor - that can vary the wipers with road speed - but use...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-19-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,717
Posted By Mr. Magic
I think it's the "long slit beneath the window...

I think it's the "long slit beneath the window screen". Turn on the fan full blast without the air filter and make sure it's not on re-circ. I'd say, from memory. 10-inches either side of the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-18-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,717
Posted By Mr. Magic
I think the air still flows over the coils even...

I think the air still flows over the coils even if the AC is off. I haven't seen any bypass in any diagrams, and it still drew for me A/C on or off so long as I had it set to outside air...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-18-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,717
Posted By Mr. Magic
Had a 2001 330i I owned for 10 years with 204k...

Had a 2001 330i I owned for 10 years with 204k miles, and it had musty smell coming out the vents. This was after I steam cleaned the inside and restored the leather so I could give the car to my...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-05-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,538
Posted By Mr. Magic
ED is a good vacation. I still think you have to...

ED is a good vacation. I still think you have to factor in cost of cash. You use BMW's cash while its in transit if you buy it regular (non-ED).
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-05-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,538
Posted By Mr. Magic
Sounds pretty good to me and well equipped. I...

Sounds pretty good to me and well equipped. I agree with the other poster, whomever had to unload it took a huge loss.

Euro delivery - I wouldn't use this as a benchmark. I think you...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-02-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,198
Posted By Mr. Magic
+1. I had some of same feeling until I test...

+1. I had some of same feeling until I test drove the Sport configuration. The 19" tires, DHP, Sport tranny, and increased throttle response turned the car into a different animal when you press...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-30-2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,985
Posted By Mr. Magic
204,000 miles. 2001 330i, Aug 2000...

204,000 miles.

2001 330i, Aug 2000 production to my spec. Original transmission, fluid changed at 120k. Fuel pump failed around 140k. Valve cover gasket started dripping oil onto exhaust...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-30-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,565
Posted By Mr. Magic
535i@10k miles. 25-26 mpg on commute which is...

535i@10k miles. 25-26 mpg on commute which is 90% highway driving. Sport mode 15% of the time. For a car with this size and power, I find the mpg numbers phenomenal.

Edit: 30 mpg on highway.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-28-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,333
Posted By Mr. Magic
If you have space (not in/around the city area),...

If you have space (not in/around the city area), then I'd go with 550i especially with a lease. Where I live, there isn't much space to open it up without running into someone or something, so I...
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