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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-13-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By ExGMan
I have used a battery maintainer called an...

I have used a battery maintainer called an Optimate-6 on BMWs I've owned. At present, I put the battery maintainer to use any time I expect the 2015 535d is going to be idle for three days or more. I...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-16-2016, 06:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 464
Posted By ExGMan
Burning 530d from Sweden

In case anyone had not seen this, there is a thread on the F10 forum about a 530d in Sweden starting on fire spontaneously. Video and photos attached:...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-14-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,715
Posted By ExGMan
You might try running the last seven digits of...

You might try running the last seven digits of your VIN here: http://www.bmwusa.com/standard/content/owner/safetyrecalls.aspx?mobileoverride=true
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-13-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,715
Posted By ExGMan
Without knowing the exact particulars of your...

Without knowing the exact particulars of your situation, it strikes me that BMW NA is stepping up for a car that was purchased at a BMW Center, maintained at a BMW Center, was over the OEM warranty...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-11-2016, 06:33 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 29,560
Posted By ExGMan
Diesel Prices in Southern NJ

I was just in southern NJ. I bought Shell diesel for $1.77.9/gallon in Cherry Hill. I then drove over to Philadelphia and passed two stations in Camden (Speedway, & Shell) selling diesel for...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-29-2016, 06:29 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 29,560
Posted By ExGMan
Newton, MA Diesel Price

Sunoco station has Diesel for $1.89.9 today (cash price). 300 feet away BP Station has it for $195.9 cash/credit.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-29-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By ExGMan
If your battery was not installed at a BMW...

If your battery was not installed at a BMW Center, then it needs to go to a Center and go through what BMW calls "registration." If it was installed at a Center, then take it back in speak to the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-25-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,311
Posted By ExGMan
I learned the hard way that a modern BMW which is...

I learned the hard way that a modern BMW which is not driven for a period (usually about 4 days or so or more) will slowly draw the battery down until it's discharged. If I'm leaving my 535dx for...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-23-2016, 07:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,366
Posted By ExGMan
I'm wondering why you're changing the oil in a...

I'm wondering why you're changing the oil in a 2015 BMW. Isn't it still covered by BMW maintenance? Maybe you're the second owner and the BMW maintenance didn't transfer?:dunno:
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-20-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By ExGMan
I think this is the one you want (Link to Turner...

I think this is the one you want (Link to Turner Motorsport): http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-210888-bmw-5w-30-twinpower-turbo-longlife-synthetic-oil.aspx
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-19-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,324
Posted By ExGMan
My OEM mats contain the ice, snow and salt just...

My OEM mats contain the ice, snow and salt just fine, and wear like iron. They have a great velcro-type system for anchoring them to the floor.

I had WeatherTech mats in a P/U truck years ago,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-18-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,929
Posted By ExGMan
I have history of driving a 2007 530xi during...

I have history of driving a 2007 530xi during seven winters in Eastern MA. My experience was that the car had enough ground clearance to do some remarkable things in terms of traction and movement as...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-18-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By ExGMan
You could take a look at the various pieces...

You could take a look at the various pieces offered via RealOem. See your car's parts here: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/partgrp?id=FR73-USA-12-2010-F10-BMW-535i&mg=51
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-18-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,348
Posted By ExGMan
PM sent jabbarjd...

PM sent jabbarjd...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-18-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,928
Posted By ExGMan
Other than the car losing power, what are the...

Other than the car losing power, what are the car's instruments saying about the situation...e.g. SES light on, other status messages?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-18-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,348
Posted By ExGMan
I'm trying to understand the facts. You bought...

I'm trying to understand the facts. You bought the CPO F10 with 464M black wheels. You observed that the finish on the wheels had eroded some, and asked to have the wheels repainted. The dealer...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-18-2016, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 444
Posted By ExGMan
You may have to pay to replace the DPF instead of...

You may have to pay to replace the DPF instead of removing it. Looks like you've got some pretty tight diesel regulations in Sweden which reflect the European Union regs:...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-14-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By ExGMan
Thanks for all the replies. Turns out it was not...

Thanks for all the replies. Turns out it was not the $2800 piece (Diesel Particulate Filter), but a Diesel Particulate Sensor (Part #13 62 8 582 025) which seems to have a price of $125. Of course,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-12-2016, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By ExGMan
Intermittent Check Engine Light -2015 535dx

I just heard from the dealer that an intermittently-appearing check engine light on my 2015 535d X-Drive is due to a bad "Diesel Particulate Filter." I looked up the cost of the part and it's not...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-08-2016, 03:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,373
Posted By ExGMan
Boston Diesel Experience

I have been running a 2015 535d X-Drive for a year in Boston. Cost of fuel has been dropping steadily during the year I've had the car. I try to use so-called "Top Tier" stations for fuel (BP and...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-08-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 29,560
Posted By ExGMan
Boston Diesel Prices 1/8/2015

1/8/2015 - Boston (MA) area diesel: $1.99/gallon at a BP station in Newton, MA, and $1.99/gallon at a Sunoco station 400 feet away from the BP. Price was cash at Sunoco.

Regular unleaded at both...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-03-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 902
Posted By ExGMan
Another Perspective on Diesel

There was a lengthy, but negative article in the NYTimes today (1/3/2015) about diesel. It was an "Opinion" piece, not a news piece. Here is a link to the article: http://nyti.ms/1OArja3
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-15-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 652
Posted By ExGMan
The BMW policy has been to replace brake pads and...

The BMW policy has been to replace brake pads and brake discs at different times AFAIK. If the on-board computer is telling them to do the pads or the discs they'll do them at whatever mileage it...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-15-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By ExGMan
Looks great!

Looks great!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-15-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By ExGMan
Sounds like $5000 worth of damage to me...

Sounds like $5000 worth of damage to me (including the new airbags). Aluminum body parts, and pieces of the frame will all have to be replaced. Maybe could be a total?

No injuries to your daughter...
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