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Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 02-21-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,084
Posted By dpritchett
Pharding gives excellent advice. Do your homework...

Pharding gives excellent advice. Do your homework in advance! You will be asked a question like "How much are you looking to pay?" If you answer, you can be sure the price is not going lower -- hence...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-16-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,464
Posted By dpritchett
I see my May 2011 production 528i is included ......

I see my May 2011 production 528i is included ... the .pdf has a sample letter which is dated Feb. 2017 giving all the details, so I'm going to be on the look-out for my actual letter.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-13-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By dpritchett
Are you actually having to put air into the tire?...

Are you actually having to put air into the tire? If not, its probably the TPMS. If yes, and there is not issue with the tire, it could be the valve stem or possibly a hairline crack in the wheel,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-10-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,310
Posted By dpritchett
My local dealer has had two changes in ownership...

My local dealer has had two changes in ownership since I bought my first BMW ... each time the loaner policy has gotten more restrictive ... at first, they asked if you wanted one - then it went to...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 02-08-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,913
Posted By dpritchett
I drove a service loaner 2016 528i recently -- my...

I drove a service loaner 2016 528i recently -- my comparison point is my naturally aspirated 6 cyl. 2011 528i... and I would say that the 4 cyl turbo provides all the power most people would need for...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 02-06-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 869
Posted By dpritchett
I saw a 530i x-drive with the M-sport package on...

I saw a 530i x-drive with the M-sport package on my local dealers lot yesterday (the only G30 they had, btw)
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-03-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By dpritchett
+1 As a point of comparison, in 5 1/2 years I've...

+1 As a point of comparison, in 5 1/2 years I've only had to replace the batteries once.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-23-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By dpritchett
You can always ask / negotiate with your SA ......

You can always ask / negotiate with your SA ... as for the brakes, that sensor seems to be pretty unreliable -- if they measured the thickness of the rotors, they could have determined that you don't...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-20-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By dpritchett
I have an app on my phone (Repair Pal) that...

I have an app on my phone (Repair Pal) that estimates cost for repairs.. I'm also driving a 2011 528i, and it's been pretty accurate for my location. That said, wow, they really want some money from...
Forum: General BMW Questions 01-18-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By dpritchett
Legally speaking, I suppose you are right. But in...

Legally speaking, I suppose you are right. But in the sense that you are protecting yourself from a possible future negative expense, it is insurance. From my perspective, all insurance is really a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-22-2016, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 876
Posted By dpritchett
Intermittent faults are the evil demons of car...

Intermittent faults are the evil demons of car repair.

I had the chassis stabilization error, the drivetrain malfunction and a cruise control error all together back in 2013 while I was on a trip...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-30-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By dpritchett
Smile Speech to Text Humor

:)Anyone for an Oxicodone Sensor?
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 11-30-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,078
Posted By dpritchett
If you ever anticipate replacing runflats, having...

If you ever anticipate replacing runflats, having the mini-spare and jack as OEM eliminates the need to find/purchase an after market set up.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-14-2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,226
Posted By dpritchett
I have the same wheels for my winter tire set-up....

I have the same wheels for my winter tire set-up.

With all season tires (which I'm assuming you have on an x-drive model) you can go deeper into cold weather before switching, since you're not as...
Forum: BMW News 09-29-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By dpritchett
So, this must mean the G30 5 series will make...

So, this must mean the G30 5 series will make it's debut in Detroit in early 2017?
Forum: General BMW Questions 09-13-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,960
Posted By dpritchett
When we bought my wife's 2003 Honda CRV back in...

When we bought my wife's 2003 Honda CRV back in the day, the F&I Manager pushed me so hard on their extended warranty that they almost lost the sale.

My point is that it's additional profit for...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-12-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 794
Posted By dpritchett
It can be any number of things ... if you search...

It can be any number of things ... if you search the forums you will see it's come up a lot (my experience from 2013 included). In my case they replaced the gas pedal, the DME and did a software...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 08-30-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By dpritchett
You're in NY, so prices are higher, but I had my...

You're in NY, so prices are higher, but I had my right rear door replaced and rear quarter panel repaired earlier this year for ~$3500 (after a deer decided to try to run through my car). If there is...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 08-23-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By dpritchett
Coolant/Antifreeze - 1 Gallon 100% strength -...

Coolant/Antifreeze - 1 Gallon
100% strength - dilute to a 50:50 ratio with distilled water
Mfg Part #
82141467704
ECS Part #
ES#196290
Brand
Genuine BMW
Forum: European Delivery 08-15-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By dpritchett
A drive along the Rhine and the Mosel are both...

A drive along the Rhine and the Mosel are both worthy trips. You are not far from the Nurburg Ring either.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-28-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By dpritchett
2011 528i - High Speed Brake System?

Since my son and I have done 4-wheel brake jobs on two of his cars (Acura TL and Honda CRV) and armed with a great 535i DIY here, I'm leaning heavily towards doing the front brakes on my 2011 528i...
Forum: The Detail Department 07-26-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,233
Posted By dpritchett
I've used this: BLACKFIRE Crystal Coat Paint...

I've used this:

BLACKFIRE Crystal Coat Paint Coating Kit (http://www.blackfirewax.com/blackfire-paint-coating-kit.html#.V5eUPEsrKmU)

On the 5'er (which is space gray), I just did the front and...
Forum: The Detail Department 07-25-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By dpritchett
It looks great. If you haven't picked up on it in...

It looks great. If you haven't picked up on it in your reading, be extra careful when you wash,(check out the two bucket method, etc.) because black cars show swirls and micro-scratches easily
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-22-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,442
Posted By dpritchett
How did they get to the OBD port? Break a window...

How did they get to the OBD port? Break a window or were they able to connect remotely from outside the car?

For our USA readers, I found this comment in a 2012 article on extremetech.com:

This...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-21-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,141
Posted By dpritchett
Mine has been reset several times now.

Mine has been reset several times now.
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