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Forum: The Detail Department 07-26-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
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, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
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, 01:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,585
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, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By dpritchett
Mine has been reset several times now.

Mine has been reset several times now.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-15-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By dpritchett
It must be some obscure glitch in BMW's software....

It must be some obscure glitch in BMW's software. My rear brake indicator also stuck at 3100 miles ... the dealer reset it a year ago and it went up to 27k. I've driven ~10,000 miles since then, and...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-09-2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,698
Posted By dpritchett
Magic does happen ... Wednesday of this week...

Magic does happen ...

Wednesday of this week I hit the button on mine and it went up, and there it stayed. I searched and found this thread and some other info on the internet, none of which was...
Forum: European Delivery 07-05-2016, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 539
Posted By dpritchett
I commend two of the suggestions made above .....

I commend two of the suggestions made above .. the salt mines and the boat ride to the island with the church - also you are close to Salzburg, which is worth a visit
Forum: European Delivery 06-29-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By dpritchett
+1 I didn't go to university, but drove thru...

+1 I didn't go to university, but drove thru Marburg multiple times going between my base in Buren and Giessen were there were larger Army facilities. Beautiful countryside, very nice town.
Forum: European Delivery 06-27-2016, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By dpritchett
Saalburg, a reconstruced Roman fort, is not too...

Saalburg, a reconstruced Roman fort, is not too far away. It's in Bad Honmburg ... http://www.saalburgmuseum.de/
During the summer, they always have some sort of historical reenactment going on.
Forum: European Delivery 06-23-2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 845
Posted By dpritchett
As you can see, its individual preference. What I...

As you can see, its individual preference. What I did was arrive, got a sandwich in the airport (8am local, but well past lunch according to my stomach) ... took the S-Bahn to my hotel which was...
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-23-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 14,984
Posted By dpritchett
I just sent in my 2016 survey to CR. You DO tell...

I just sent in my 2016 survey to CR. You DO tell them what model and year of car you are reporting on, and they do distinguish between maintenance (think oil changes, new tires, state safety...
Forum: The Detail Department 05-20-2016, 09:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,511
Posted By dpritchett
Here's another vote for Sonax Full Effect Wheel...

Here's another vote for Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner.

BUT, once you use it, if you wash the wheel with regular car wash soap using a regular sponge or a designated brush like Wheel Woolies...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-18-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By dpritchett
In my personal experience (YMMV), I ran...

In my personal experience (YMMV), I ran non-ethanol gas in my wife's old Honda CRV(regular 87) and my 325xi(premium 91) for several months, and only saw a small (1-2%) increase in mileage ... not...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-13-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By dpritchett
Ditto.

Ditto.
Forum: European Delivery 05-02-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,783
Posted By dpritchett
I'm counting down towards #2 in 2018 (2nd year of...

I'm counting down towards #2 in 2018 (2nd year of the G30?) ... and there is a whole continent to explore ... two weeks is barely a pinprick on the surface of possibilities.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-27-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By dpritchett
If you're required to have rft's on the car when...

If you're required to have rft's on the car when you turn it in at lease-end, just store them and have them remounted when that time comes.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-22-2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,754
Posted By dpritchett
Much quieter and better ride comfort -- running...

Much quieter and better ride comfort -- running over a manhole cover or a small pothole (it happens sometimes) is not the bone jarring experience it was with the rfts.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 03-31-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,942
Posted By dpritchett
At my local dealership, the loaner policy has...

At my local dealership, the loaner policy has gotten progressively tighter thru the years... back in 2006 it was 'would you like a loaner today?"; then it went to if one is available and your...
Forum: General BMW Questions 03-23-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 14,984
Posted By dpritchett
Funny - look at my signature and you will see...

Funny - look at my signature and you will see I've owned two of the cars on the list and wouldn't consider either one to be a clunker.

I did have one big issue on the 5er - the dreaded engine /...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-14-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By dpritchett
Same for me - I wanted the non-turbo engine. I...

Same for me - I wanted the non-turbo engine. I drove a 535i and realized the extra horsepower would only serve to get me into trouble.

The 3.0 6 has more than enough power -- cruising over 110...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-09-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By dpritchett
I think unless you are getting brakes done during...

I think unless you are getting brakes done during the extended maintenance (not to be confused with warranty) period, it is a money losing proposition.
Forum: General BMW Questions 03-08-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 886
Posted By dpritchett
+1 I got mine from ECS, but they are great to...

+1 I got mine from ECS, but they are great to have when I change to/from my winter tires.
Forum: European Delivery 03-07-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,564
Posted By dpritchett
I visited Berlin on my ED - stayed for 3 days....

I visited Berlin on my ED - stayed for 3 days. Like most big cities, the recommendation is to park and use public transportation vs. actually driving in the city. I stayed at a small Pension in...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-23-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 894
Posted By dpritchett
+1

+1
Forum: General Automotive Forum 02-19-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,813
Posted By dpritchett
It looks like it will fill the void left open...

It looks like it will fill the void left open when Toyota discontinued the FJ Cruiser
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