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Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - current) 07-17-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 799
Posted By johnnyc51
Unless you've exceeded the 4yr/50k mile window,...

Unless you've exceeded the 4yr/50k mile window, your pads and rotors are covered under the maintenance plan.
Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - current) 04-20-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,966
Posted By johnnyc51
Uhhh, would we all be safe in assuming that...

Uhhh, would we all be safe in assuming that you've gone into I-drive and adjusted the brightness and contrast for the camera?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-23-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,381
Posted By johnnyc51
Thumbs up Goodyear Does an Excellence Solid

Realize there is a sticky re this issue, but found out some info that I didn't want to get lost in the 730+ posts.

Doing the monthly tire pressure checks last Sunday and discovered a bubble on the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-11-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,428
Posted By johnnyc51
Test drove a MY '11 prior to ordering a 2012 to...

Test drove a MY '11 prior to ordering a 2012 to replace wife's current '06 X3 and was surprised, when we traded seats, that the HUD disappeared entirely with my polarized sunglasses. Lifted them up...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-26-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,586
Posted By johnnyc51
I had considered going this route on the last 5...

I had considered going this route on the last 5 series until an acquaintance at work, with the same car, had the M aero stuff installed after the fact. He did both the front and rear, using the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-28-2010, 08:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,829
Posted By johnnyc51
So, the front end completely changes from struts...

So, the front end completely changes from struts to double wishbone; the sport pkg tires go from high performance summer to grand touring summer, but the change in driving dynamics, or feel, seems to...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 09-16-2010, 07:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,155
Posted By johnnyc51
First: Holy s@&t!! What a nightmare. Second:...

First: Holy s@&t!! What a nightmare.

Second: +1 on the third party inspection. Was a CarFax run?

Third: I would think that this is not necessarily a failure of the BMW inspection process...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 09-09-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 909
Posted By johnnyc51
I just purchased a 7yr/100K extended warranty for...

I just purchased a 7yr/100K extended warranty for my F10 535. I believe that this is the current max; there is more info on the BMW USA website under the "Owners" section. Look under Ultimate...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-02-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,100
Posted By johnnyc51
Thanks for the guidance, though the 2nd link...

Thanks for the guidance, though the 2nd link seems to go to a beta version of BMW Routes (which is exactly what I was hoping for), except it seems to be Euro only. From the web site:

In which...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-02-2010, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,100
Posted By johnnyc51
I wouldn't think that the manufacturer of the...

I wouldn't think that the manufacturer of the entertainment/nav system would necessarily determine the final interface, other than possible hardware limitations it may have. I thought that would be...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-01-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,100
Posted By johnnyc51
Question Why No Computer to Nav Hard-drive Link?

First let me say that I'm not an I-drive hater. While the last rendition in the E60 still wasn't the greatest, it was at least usable. I still wish it had a better search function for the i-pod...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-31-2010, 05:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,899
Posted By johnnyc51
First let me state that I do agree with your...

First let me state that I do agree with your desire, and right, to send a message to BP. If we are going to talk "mom and pop" businesses, the gulf coast is covered with them and they are all being...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-31-2010, 05:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,544
Posted By johnnyc51
There might be a slight problem with it not being...

There might be a slight problem with it not being an exact match as we are talking real wood here. My wife got a wood selector knob for her X3 that has light poplar wood (she thought the aluminum...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-30-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,899
Posted By johnnyc51
Getting back to your original question, Top Tier...

Getting back to your original question, Top Tier or the BMW recommended BP?

BMW entered a R&D "partnership" with BP back in 1999 to research/address emmisions and engine efficiencies. They also...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-29-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,845
Posted By johnnyc51
This is great news as the IIHS had listed the...

This is great news as the IIHS had listed the 2008-10 E60s as only marginal for driver's side impact. It was actually listed as Poor for protecting the torso (ribs and internal organs) in their side...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-29-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,859
Posted By johnnyc51
As it appears that you're in Cali, it will be a...

As it appears that you're in Cali, it will be a sad day when you have to mount the front license plate on this beauty.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-19-2010, 12:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,345
Posted By johnnyc51
Alex: You can find a wealth of information...

Alex:
You can find a wealth of information regarding these programs on the BMW USA home page; look under the "Owners" section for BMW Ultimate Protection. It has explanations for both the GAP and...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-13-2010, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,425
Posted By johnnyc51
Ah yes, the month where an entire continent goes...

Ah yes, the month where an entire continent goes on vacation. Seems like th numbers are realistic. Bummer.

I wonder what happens to any Euro deliveries in August? Do they even have them? Or does...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-12-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,425
Posted By johnnyc51
75 to 90 days......really??

Finally threw in the towel on the E60 535 (the 5th and latest trip to the shop for the Engine Malfunction thing...was via flat bed) and pulled the trigger for an F10 535 last Friday. While it wasn't...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-15-2010, 08:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,980
Posted By johnnyc51
Improved Interior?

Does anybody have any info regarding all the allusions to the interior upgrades? We have come to truly love the multi-contour seats on our '08 535 and were wondering if they may be available in the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-02-2009, 06:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,763
Posted By johnnyc51
The front plate also provides a "consistent",...

The front plate also provides a "consistent", flat reflective surface for radar and particularly lasers. That's the "secret" reason LEOs push for front plates.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-02-2009, 06:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,629
Posted By johnnyc51
From Tirerack Tech for non-RFT: A punctured...

From Tirerack Tech for non-RFT:

A punctured speed rated tire brings with it additional considerations. While some tire manufacturers "allow" a tire to retain its speed rating if a specified...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-05-2009, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,297
Posted By johnnyc51
Luckily I've had no glass issues with the 535,...

Luckily I've had no glass issues with the 535, butI had the windshield in my '03 330i replaced by the dealer ($900+), which is why I added a glass rider to my insurance policy. There are two things...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-28-2009, 09:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,374
Posted By johnnyc51
Staggered tires/wheels also provide a simple...

Staggered tires/wheels also provide a simple "early warning" system. In most situations, your front end will start to push out (understeer) before your a$$ end comes around (oversteer).

Get on...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-27-2009, 03:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 855
Posted By johnnyc51
My dealer (Sandia BMW in Albuquerque) had a new...

My dealer (Sandia BMW in Albuquerque) had a new building built 8-10 years ago and they actually had strategically placed electrical outlets installed in the floor so they don't have to run extension...
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