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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-30-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 50,577
Posted By B R A N D X
Worked like a charm. Thank you for taking the...

Worked like a charm. Thank you for taking the time to write such a comprehensive and clear DIY!

I have nothing to add after doing this myself other than to say take your time removing the OH...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-12-2011, 06:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,393
Posted By B R A N D X
Yes. Grinding noise at low speeds while...

Yes. Grinding noise at low speeds while turning....I believe only while turning left.

Pertinent spec' info: 10/10 production 550i / 8 spd auto / M Sport / DHP / ARS / Michelin Primacy HP Runflats...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-07-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,676
Posted By B R A N D X
Well at least this might explain why so many cars...

Well at least this might explain why so many cars on BMW lots have the Smart Phone Integration option. Before reading this I thought that was a pretty stupid box to check when ordering cars for...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-06-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,307
Posted By B R A N D X
In the past month we've purchased a 550i and a...

In the past month we've purchased a 550i and a 2011 E350 4Matic wagon. Obviously very different takes on higher-end German cars, but we love them both........possibly even equally.

The E350 Wagon...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-05-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,635
Posted By B R A N D X
I got the tow hook....other than...

I got the tow hook....other than that.....nada.....!!!:roundel:
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-04-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,443
Posted By B R A N D X
Before buying my 550i I test drove, overnight,...

Before buying my 550i I test drove, overnight, two cars with the same options. The first felt horrible steering wise; very sloppy and hard to keep straight. The second, which I purchased, felt...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-02-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,523
Posted By B R A N D X
I'm not disagreeing with you because I have zero...

I'm not disagreeing with you because I have zero knowledge in this area. I only have access to info that may very well be hype or propaganda.

However, here is another link directly to the Top Tier...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-02-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,523
Posted By B R A N D X
But isn't it the specific additives used by...

But isn't it the specific additives used by various gas companies that make a difference? Thus the "Top Tier" rating system. I think Shell V-Power is popular with higher-end and/or performance car...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-02-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,523
Posted By B R A N D X
+2

+2
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-30-2010, 10:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,759
Posted By B R A N D X
I have this feature. Two problems: First of...

I have this feature. Two problems:

First of all I miss the old solid "THUNK" of closing a BMW door manually.

Secondly, I have about decided that I'll never re-train my wife or my two kids not...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-30-2010, 05:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,621
Posted By B R A N D X
My first 5 was a 2002 525i. It had the Sport Pack...

My first 5 was a 2002 525i. It had the Sport Pack and was pretty loaded. It was a *lot* of car for me at the time, but after 6 months I knew I should have gone lighter on options and spent the money...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-27-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,107
Posted By B R A N D X
It came as part of the M Sport Package on my car...

It came as part of the M Sport Package on my car and goes very well with the Oyster/Black interior combo....nicely balances the black from the carpet and dash. As wessew says, the standard headliner...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-27-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 19,034
Posted By B R A N D X
I hate to break it to you, but aren't you, like...

I hate to break it to you, but aren't you, like me, actually in your 5th decade?!:confused:;)
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-27-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 19,034
Posted By B R A N D X
Getting older definitely ain't for whimps!:eeps: ...

Getting older definitely ain't for whimps!:eeps:

BMW's thought process might be that as a relatively small percentage of dedicated, old school 5-Series customers migrate to the 3-series or even...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-27-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,764
Posted By B R A N D X
Great Post!:thumbup:

Great Post!:thumbup:
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-27-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 19,034
Posted By B R A N D X
Whoa.....this thread has really brought out the...

Whoa.....this thread has really brought out the F10 haters and malcontents. Fair enough!

I've been driving and enjoying true sports cars as well as sportier sport sedans for quite a while and am...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-26-2010, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,764
Posted By B R A N D X
Actually I never had any mechanical issues at...

Actually I never had any mechanical issues at all. I ended up selling the car to a co-worker for his wife. With just under 100,000 miles currently on the odo it's only needed regularly scheduled...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-26-2010, 08:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,764
Posted By B R A N D X
Thanks for that!:thumbup: It never ceases to...

Thanks for that!:thumbup:

It never ceases to amaze me how little you'd have to pay for one of these marvels of automotive design.

This one is close to "perfect"! Paint looks great and the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-25-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,764
Posted By B R A N D X
I owned a 2002 525i Sport from 2002 through 2005....

I owned a 2002 525i Sport from 2002 through 2005. I greatly prefer the luxury of the F10, its modern amenities/gadgets and the huge power increase of the V8 turbo. For the most part I consider the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-23-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 41,264
Posted By B R A N D X
Oct. 2010 Build, no night vision.....I have the...

Oct. 2010 Build, no night vision.....I have the dot. I noticed it during the test drive, asked my CA about it and he had no idea.

Me thinks it's from the molding process for the Nav screen...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-23-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 379
Posted By B R A N D X
New 550i.....New Member.....

Hi All,

New 550i owner here just introducing myself! Looking forward to "meeting" all of you.
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