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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-21-2016, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By bikenski
If you've blown out 12 tires on your current car,...

If you've blown out 12 tires on your current car, it's obvious your local roads are not conducive to 19" wheels. If you're going to run the factory wheels year-round, 18" would be the better way to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-21-2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By bikenski
Yes, my frustration stems from the fact that...

Yes, my frustration stems from the fact that there is no min/max line, nor any other visible way to check the coolant level on my car. Not sure if all 550s are this way, or just certain...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-19-2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By bikenski
Apparently BMW really does expect us to bring our...

Apparently BMW really does expect us to bring our vehicles to the dealer to have the coolant level checked. From the owners manual:

"If there is no Min. and Max. mark in the filler neck of the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-18-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,668
Posted By bikenski
Even the 550 lags a bit when floored from a...

Even the 550 lags a bit when floored from a complete stop. Highly unlikely that turning off auto hold would make any difference.

I've always chalked up the split second of slowness to a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-18-2016, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By bikenski
No Way to Check Coolant Level on N63tu 550i xDrive?

When I first took delivery of my car I complained that there doesn't appear to be a way to check the coolant level, and was surprised that there wasn't an uproar in the forum along the lines of when...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-27-2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By bikenski
Updating my own thread since I was finally able...

Updating my own thread since I was finally able to get the email integration partially working.

After completely removing my corporate email account from Samsung Mail on the phone, then setting it...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-09-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By bikenski
Good to hear that at least two of you have the...

Good to hear that at least two of you have the email integration working, so it's not a hardware incompatibility issue. Not sure what could possibly be blocking mine from working though. I've been...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-08-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,126
Posted By bikenski
This thread has some pictures of European tire...

This thread has some pictures of European tire pressure stickers from F10s. You'll have to convert to psi to be useful on this side of the pond.
...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-08-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By bikenski
Galaxy S7 Edge - Email in BMW Office?

A couple of weeks ago I finally retired my trusty BlackBerry Q10 and upgraded to a shiny new Galaxy S7 Edge. Loving most things about the new phone, except I can't get emails to appear on the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-06-2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,728
Posted By bikenski
There was a bad batch of screens in certain...

There was a bad batch of screens in certain 2014s. If the manufacture date of your display fits into the problematic range, the dealer should replace it.

No problems at all with my display since...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-27-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,746
Posted By bikenski
The N63tu 550 is a beast in a straight line with...

The N63tu 550 is a beast in a straight line with your foot planted on the floor, but otherwise isn't particularly fun to drive. The steering lacks natural feel, the suspension is floaty-boaty, and...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-13-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 16,251
Posted By bikenski
Yep, shame on us for not realizing that BMW...

Yep, shame on us for not realizing that BMW shifted focus so drastically in such a short period of time. I had also read the negative feedback prior to ordering, but thought it was exaggerated. ...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-12-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 16,251
Posted By bikenski
Fully agree with the OP here. The F10 is the...

Fully agree with the OP here. The F10 is the best Cadillac DeVille / Lincoln Town Car to ever roll down the road. Smooth, quiet, and solid, but not an iota of sportiness to it, and certainly does...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-09-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By bikenski
Congratulations on saving $5k out of pocket,...

Congratulations on saving $5k out of pocket, $100/month, and getting 2k extra miles per year over your original deal. Enjoy the new car!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-07-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,389
Posted By bikenski
One thing to keep in mind is that you have to add...

One thing to keep in mind is that you have to add the Executive Package or spring for the B&O to avoid the base audio system. You can add Harman Kardon as a standalone option on a 528 or 535, but...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-23-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By bikenski
The dealership may want a deposit when placing a...

The dealership may want a deposit when placing a Euro Delivery order, but the actual funding for the lease shouldn't be collected until the paperwork is signed and the lease is executed.

This has...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-16-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,490
Posted By bikenski
Not surprised. Glad I have a TT V8 to enjoy for a...

Not surprised. Glad I have a TT V8 to enjoy for a few more years!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-06-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,757
Posted By bikenski
You'll almost certainly need to have the screen...

You'll almost certainly need to have the screen replaced to fix the problem for good. Just had mine replaced a few weeks ago for the same issue. Here's a thread about the problem:
...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-01-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,663
Posted By bikenski
The HK Audio and HUD / Extended Content...

The HK Audio and HUD / Extended Content Instrument Cluster are the only things in the Executive Package that I would miss if my car didn't have them. The ceramic controls and motorized doors & trunk...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-01-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,663
Posted By bikenski
Nope, HK is available as a standalone option on...

Nope, HK is available as a standalone option on the 528 and 535, but not on the 550. For upgraded audio on the 550 you either have to add the Executive Package (which includes the HK) or pay big $...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-01-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,663
Posted By bikenski
Keep in mind there's no way to get Harman Kardon...

Keep in mind there's no way to get Harman Kardon audio on the 550 unless you order the Executive Package. If you listen to music at anything above background level volume, the base system will be a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-11-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 813
Posted By bikenski
Not sure what selling price and money factor the...

Not sure what selling price and money factor the dealer is using to come up with those numbers, but $1000+/month seems really high to me. Residual @ 58% should be $45,947.60, and you should be...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-11-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,366
Posted By bikenski
Just a hunch, but the small pool of people...

Just a hunch, but the small pool of people looking for manual transmission cars are probably also looking for sport package. More pictures & details will definitely help you out regardless. Good...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-19-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,592
Posted By bikenski
2014 & 2015 550s have the N63Tu engine, which...

2014 & 2015 550s have the N63Tu engine, which adds Valvetronic and does have higher EPA ratings. I don't know why a 2013 would be any different than a 2011 or 2012 though. Same engine &...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-19-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,214
Posted By bikenski
The meter maids in Boulder have a long history of...

The meter maids in Boulder have a long history of handing out tickets for things other than not keeping the meter fed. One of my coworkers received a ticket years ago for parking with a "For Sale"...
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