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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-01-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,705
Posted By dpritchett
Question -- I've seen a DIY for the front brakes...

Question -- I've seen a DIY for the front brakes on a 535 posted here. I've been lead to believe that a special device is required for the rears on an F10 due to the electronic parking brake.
Can...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-01-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,421
Posted By dpritchett
I just did a ~350 mile road trip yesterday in my...

I just did a ~350 mile road trip yesterday in my 2011 528i -- 31.5 mpg per iDrive, 30.8 per actual calculations.

Driving was on a secondary highway, speed limits between 55 to 70 depending on...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-27-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By dpritchett
We got about 10" here in central Virginia ......

We got about 10" here in central Virginia ... further north they got substantially more. Friday and Saturday were days to stay inside, but once it quit snowing on Saturday, they got the roads in good...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-15-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,448
Posted By dpritchett
This is what I've been thinking ... when you are...

This is what I've been thinking ... when you are the #1 luxury brand for a few years running, there is less need to sweeten the pot with extras like free maintenance.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-13-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By dpritchett
I've been considering doing the same, and have...

I've been considering doing the same, and have the same thoughts/questions you do .. let's hope we get some good feedback.
Forum: European Delivery 01-09-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 30,005
Posted By dpritchett
+1

+1
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-06-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By dpritchett
Like others have said, remember that it only...

Like others have said, remember that it only covers CBS-based maintenance. If your mileage/driving shows that you will get two or one brake services during the time, it's not a bad deal. Without the...
Forum: General BMW Questions 12-30-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By dpritchett
With varying degrees of sophistication, they all...

With varying degrees of sophistication, they all have calculated an economically sensible stocking level based on demand... lot's of oil filters, etc. none of more expensive parts that they never use...
Forum: Motorsports, Racing & Track 12-29-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By dpritchett
That is disappointing news.

That is disappointing news.
Forum: The Detail Department 12-19-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By dpritchett
I clean them when I switch from my winter...

I clean them when I switch from my winter wheels/tires to the all-seasons in the spring .. so yes I do.
Forum: Motorsports, Racing & Track 12-09-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By dpritchett
Sebring 2016

Does anyone know if there will be a BMW Car Corral at the Sebring 12 hr race in March?
Forum: General BMW Questions 11-23-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By dpritchett
If you are willing to drive to Lynchburg, Jay is...

If you are willing to drive to Lynchburg, Jay is very good. He's a former mechanic at BMW of Lynchburg and has ton's of experience.

Jays Auto Repair
1051 Duke Ln
Lynchburg, VA 24502...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-23-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,417
Posted By dpritchett
Coolant and / or power steering flush are not...

Coolant and / or power steering flush are not part of the free maintenance in the US.
Forum: European Delivery 11-23-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,790
Posted By dpritchett
I broke even as far as total outlay is concerned...

I broke even as far as total outlay is concerned ... but instead of driving the 3 miles to Lakeside Drive to pick up the car, I went to Munich and drove all over Germany and Austria for 10 days!
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 11-22-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,685
Posted By dpritchett
The magic number for summer tires seems to be...

The magic number for summer tires seems to be ~<45 degrees ... so depending on where in No. California you are, you are probably good, as long as you don't try to drive to Lake Tahoe, etc. during the...
Forum: General BMW Questions 11-10-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,496
Posted By dpritchett
I'm on #2, and am looking forward to another...

I'm on #2, and am looking forward to another European Delivery ~2018 .
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-10-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By dpritchett
I'm driving a 2011 528i w/ sport package. So far,...

I'm driving a 2011 528i w/ sport package. So far, I have been very happy with the Hankook's. They are non-run-flats, and seem much more quieter that the Continental RFTs. Also, the ride is smoother...
Forum: The Detail Department 11-09-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,068
Posted By dpritchett
It works fine, you just have to dump it out ......

It works fine, you just have to dump it out ... but I use the throw away bags - just using the vac on our cars, they don't fill up that fast and they aren't cost prhibitive or anything.
Forum: The Detail Department 11-07-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,068
Posted By dpritchett
http://www.autogeek.net/vacnbloporva.html

http://www.autogeek.net/vacnbloporva.html
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-06-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By dpritchett
Log in to Tirerack.com and do a search for your...

Log in to Tirerack.com and do a search for your car / tire size. etc. You can see all the rankings and reviews of numerous tires and make your own decision on which aspects are most important to you....
Forum: The Detail Department 11-05-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,068
Posted By dpritchett
I have a Metro Vac and really like it. Mine came...

I have a Metro Vac and really like it. Mine came on a little wheeled cart, so its easy to move around. The hose is long enough to reach anywhere in the car, And compared to my shop vac or the Oreck...
Forum: General BMW Questions 10-21-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Posted By dpritchett
Leaded/unleaded is totally different than regular...

Leaded/unleaded is totally different than regular vs. premium.

Back in the day, they continued to sell leaded fuel as unleaded was being integrated into the market. If you ran leaded fuel in your...
Forum: General BMW Questions 10-16-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By dpritchett
I'll take a shot ... some cars have issues,...

I'll take a shot ... some cars have issues, others don't ... but generally if maintenance cost is a huge factor, Toyota or Honda are probably better bets. In my personal experience though, my two...
Forum: General BMW Questions 10-06-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 88,145
Posted By dpritchett
I had to spend ~$180 to replace a lost key for my...

I had to spend ~$180 to replace a lost key for my wife's 2003 CRV two years ago. FOB/key purchased on-line -at a discount, and while I could program the fob myself- the key, which had an embedded...
Forum: European Delivery 09-28-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,265
Posted By dpritchett
You might as well just stay in Salzburg for your...

You might as well just stay in Salzburg for your visit to Berchesgarten. They are very close.

Eventually they will publish a calendar that shows when the tourist drive days are for 2016, but...
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