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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-29-2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,318
Posted By schnell525
I always run trunk-liners in my trunk. Very few...

I always run trunk-liners in my trunk. Very few trunk liners would be able to hold 5 gallons of water. Certainly BMW's OEM would not be able to. It's in the manual about water/fluid leaks. To the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-29-2015, 01:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By schnell525
I would say it's negligible. I put 18" snow's on...

I would say it's negligible. I put 18" snow's on vs. riding through with 19" 40 series IIRC.

The biggest things is not driving into snow that's too deep--goes with any car. If you high-center...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-28-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,065
Posted By schnell525
Einszett (1Z) Leather Cleaner/Protectant...

Einszett (1Z) Leather Cleaner/Protectant (Lederpflege) does an excellent 1 step job of cleaning and conditioning and leaving a pleasant scent. It is not greasy or shiny.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-26-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By schnell525
I can understand unloading a used BMW on a car...

I can understand unloading a used BMW on a car lot or lease return with used tires, but not with a car you're going to driving every day.

It's bad enough that new RFT tires for these cars have...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-20-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,300
Posted By schnell525
A good Euro Delivery service is positive--however...

A good Euro Delivery service is positive--however this is a process that's been designed to be a positive experience and it's someone's job to make it so.

You'll find the true level of performance...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-18-2015, 03:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,534
Posted By schnell525
Torkild, I'm glad to hear that you've had...

Torkild,

I'm glad to hear that you've had some good success in eliminating noises.... Noises and creaks are incredibly annoying--especially when it comes with a rather expensive car. Best of...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-16-2015, 02:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By schnell525
Prepared to be keel-hauled by pirates. You're...

Prepared to be keel-hauled by pirates. You're going to lose some bucks. It might not be too bad since it's a 3 series. If it was a 5, you'd really lose your shorts.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-06-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By schnell525
One thing to keep in mind, the companies do...

One thing to keep in mind, the companies do monitor fan sites...whether it's BMW like this one or Lexus, or Audi. The dealers and dealer staff too check out sites for their own interest, as well as...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-30-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By schnell525
The F10 is the wrong car to roll the dice on...

The F10 is the wrong car to roll the dice on given its complexities. I would not have one out of warranty. Even in warranty, BMW & its dealers have issues fixing them. That'll be on your dime...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-29-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 123,226
Posted By schnell525
Have people considering the 550 even read this...

Have people considering the 550 even read this thread?

These problems aren't a joke. Out of warranty these costs could cost you a significant part of the cost of a new lease, with a new car...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-19-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,534
Posted By schnell525
A couple things you can try: use a pressure...

A couple things you can try:

use a pressure washer and give each tire well a good washing. that may remove some grit that's built up. i found it helpful with mine after my long winters.

use...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-30-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By schnell525
Wasn't this part of the service bulletin/campaign...

Wasn't this part of the service bulletin/campaign for the N63 was to move to 5W-40? Given how hot this engine gets I always thought 5W-30 was thin.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-18-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,716
Posted By schnell525
The W212 MB needs a careful eye as well. Having...

The W212 MB needs a careful eye as well. Having had two W212 E350's and an 11 F10 535xi and a 12 550xi BMWs since 2010 I would be very careful of both models. However the MB's will have irritating...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-18-2015, 02:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By schnell525
I like the look--like the wheels. My only...

I like the look--like the wheels. My only concern, even i summer is the sidewalls and damage cause by potholes.

Looks great.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-18-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,716
Posted By schnell525
There's a reason why there are more than numerous...

There's a reason why there are more than numerous posts on this engine.

If you're lucky, go ahead--no one's holding you back. It's a great car when it works. I had questions whether mine could...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-14-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,433
Posted By schnell525
I would find a non-V8 F10. You must have a...

I would find a non-V8 F10. You must have a warranty with this engine. They cannot fix the ones in service now, that should tell you something.

Out of warranty, this car will be insanely...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 06-08-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 857
Posted By schnell525
500 bucks should be more than enough for a...

500 bucks should be more than enough for a deposit. If you're ordering a car that can be sold if cancelled, then I wouldn't worry too much....if you want Rhine Blue (made up) with Marzipan Red (made...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-08-2015, 02:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 867
Posted By schnell525
I would not add oil--and make an appointment with...

I would not add oil--and make an appointment with your dealer to let them deal with this. 2 qt. addition for a 2,600mi. car raises a lot of eyebrows. This engine should be listed, at least Porsche...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-08-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,234
Posted By schnell525
I've had 7 seven BMW's since 06. The latest...

I've had 7 seven BMW's since 06. The latest models I've had include an 11 535xi and 12 550xi. I couldn't recommend these cars as ones to hold outside of factory warranty, or extended warranty. If...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-08-2015, 02:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,234
Posted By schnell525
I've had 7 seven BMW's since 06. The latest...

I've had 7 seven BMW's since 06. The latest models I've had include an 11 535xi and 12 550xi. I couldn't recommend these cars as ones to hold outside of factory warranty, or extended warranty. If...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-06-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By schnell525
Um, do they realize that one leaking refrigerant...

Um, do they realize that one leaking refrigerant even in service needs to be contained under federal law....and two that it isn't normal for this to happen?

LOL...I'm sorry for the consumer to go...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 06-02-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,175
Posted By schnell525
Absolutely agree with ARD--I would not take...

Absolutely agree with ARD--I would not take delivery. When you sign a buyer's agreement, or some type of paperwork where you and the dealer agree to a transaction you,you can specifically state "Do...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-02-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,121
Posted By schnell525
Thumbs up Big 2nd. Plexus does a great job on the screen...

Big 2nd. Plexus does a great job on the screen and speedo cluster. I also use it on headlight and taillight lenses. Works well to clean up on exterior plastic, like on the plastic trim around the...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-29-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,175
Posted By schnell525
The cars are not pre-drilled at port. Because...

The cars are not pre-drilled at port. Because many dealers trade with others that have a state that does not require plates, from what I've been told the bumper is not drilled and license plate...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-23-2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,097
Posted By schnell525
Shop it.....my neighbor has an X5 diesel. The...

Shop it.....my neighbor has an X5 diesel. The local dealer was almost 400 bucks higher than her dealer in Florida where she winters at. Guess who got the deal?
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