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Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 06-25-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By Bob of CC
The service manager wants me to come in to have...

The service manager wants me to come in to have his group look for any codes indicating the reason the flashers would come on without there being an obvious reason. I will update the post when I...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 06-24-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By Bob of CC
Uncommanded Emergency Flashers

The emergency flashers were on this morning but how long I know not except it did result in a warning being issued at start-up that I had experienced increased battery discharge. The warning symbol...
Forum: X4 F26 (2015 - Current) 06-10-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By Bob of CC
Our 2016 white 35i M sport edition is now just...

Our 2016 white 35i M sport edition is now just about 3 weeks old. Two road trips later have validated our decision to trade in the Volvo XC60 for the BMW.

Drive it in good health.
Forum: X4 F26 (2015 - Current) 06-04-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By Bob of CC
Interesting observation. Now that I think of it,...

Interesting observation. Now that I think of it, the rear view mirror is low in the field of vision. The X4 is being driven by my wife and she reported that without a rear window wiper, visibility...
Forum: X4 F26 (2015 - Current) 06-02-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By Bob of CC
New X4 Driver

I currently drive a 2014 640 convertible and before that a 2006 650 convertible. I love the way the 6 series drive and have for years. But our second car was a Volvo XC60 and even though it was...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 05-13-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By Bob of CC
Another BMW

I am currently driving a 2014 M Sport, 640 xdrive convertible that replaced my 2006 650 vert. My wife has been driving a Volvo XC60. We drive back and forth to our vacation home and after the most...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 11-02-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,467
Posted By Bob of CC
Thanks guys. But apart from the limits on the...

Thanks guys. But apart from the limits on the data as portrayed on the nav screen, has anyone noticed the traffic data drops out without command. Specifically if the traffic color coded roads do...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 11-01-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,467
Posted By Bob of CC
Real Time Traffic Information

I am approaching one year of ownership of my 640 xi convertible. So far so good.

Driving to work and back on congested DC streets (but fortunately not the infamous Beltway) I have starting using...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 10-02-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,251
Posted By Bob of CC
Thanks for the input. Since AT&T told me I may...

Thanks for the input. Since AT&T told me I may have to wait as long as 6 weeks for my new phone, I hope all of the obvious bugs are resolved by then.
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 10-02-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,251
Posted By Bob of CC
iPhone 6 Compatibility

Has anyone attempted to pair a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus to the 6 series and if so were you successful in doing so using Bluetooth?

In the past BMW has been slow to advise if a specific phone model...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 06-24-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By Bob of CC
Eco Pro

I have had my 640i Xdrive convertible for about 6 months. When I first picked up the car I tried out Eco Pro but decided not to use it not being a fan of the stop/start function. I can't see how if...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 06-05-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 751
Posted By Bob of CC
I spoke with the dealer and kept an eye on the...

I spoke with the dealer and kept an eye on the camera and dongle last evening and this morning and perhaps the malfunctioning dongle righted itself. Dealer advised retraction of the camera is both...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 06-04-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 751
Posted By Bob of CC
Rear view camera

After backing out of my driveway this morning the rear view camera did not retract behind the BMW dongle. A passing motorist advised me of the fact although he confused the dongle for a gas cap. ...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 04-28-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 982
Posted By Bob of CC
What techniques do you use to keep the engine bay...

What techniques do you use to keep the engine bay clean? I came back from a 300 mile drive to find road dust in the engine compartment that looked to be left over salt and sand from the NE winter. I...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 04-08-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,371
Posted By Bob of CC
Hear, Hear. I for the life of me cannot grasp...

Hear, Hear. I for the life of me cannot grasp the utility of Auto SS (ASS?) Whatever savings one achieves in fuel and reduced emissions (and it can't be significant) they are surely wiped out by...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 03-25-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,025
Posted By Bob of CC
Although it was a warm Saturday, we started out...

Although it was a warm Saturday, we started out early in the AM and drove with the top up. Same for driving home on Sunday, which was much cooler than on Saturday. When driving with the top down in...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 03-24-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,025
Posted By Bob of CC
30% is meaningful. But I have a brand new set of...

30% is meaningful. But I have a brand new set of run flats that I will leave on the car until its time for new tires. Actually I have a brand new set of 5 tires having to already replace one due to...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 03-24-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,025
Posted By Bob of CC
Tire noise

Over the weekend I took my first 100 mile + drive in my2014 640 xdrive convertible with now just over 1000 miles on the odometer. With my spouse in the car, my driving is restrained and so I did...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-24-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,331
Posted By Bob of CC
So I noticed over the weekend that our Volvo XC60...

So I noticed over the weekend that our Volvo XC60 powered tailgate (like most SUV tailgates) is opened using pistons on both sides of the tailgate, similar to those found in the 640i convertible. If...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-20-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,480
Posted By Bob of CC
I received a quote for 5 years of coverage for...

I received a quote for 5 years of coverage for road hazards, as defined, for $1899, but with a $5000 cap. Break even is about 4 tires. Replacing 4 tires and one or more wheels under the policy and...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-20-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,480
Posted By Bob of CC
Although I purchased wheel and tire insurance for...

Although I purchased wheel and tire insurance for my 06 650, I passed on purchasing the insurance for my 2014 6 series among other reasons due to the almost 4 fold increase in the cost, making my...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-18-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,677
Posted By Bob of CC
The back of the S Coupe reminds me of the rear of...

The back of the S Coupe reminds me of the rear of the Lincoln Mark VIII. Not necessarily a flattering comparison. Check it out.

http://www.markviii.org/LOD2/images_marks/96lsc_scott_white.jpg
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-12-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,331
Posted By Bob of CC
I viewed the video and noted that the arms...

I viewed the video and noted that the arms attached to the trunk lid on the 5 series differ from the 6 series convertible which uses pistons to hold up the decklid when opened. Therefore, the ...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-11-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,331
Posted By Bob of CC
So how do you close your trunk without a good...

So how do you close your trunk without a good slam, if you will?
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-11-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,331
Posted By Bob of CC
Trunk Lid Question

Having finally gotten acclimated to allowing the soft close doors do their thing, I am tired of having to slam the trunk lid closed. I use my trunk every day to store my large hard sided brief case...
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