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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-27-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By dpritchett
Very strange indeed -- the mileage countdown for...

Very strange indeed -- the mileage countdown for my rear brakes (35k total on the car) has been stuck at 3100 miles for about the past 1200 miles I've driven. Up to that point it had started to...
Forum: European Delivery 03-23-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By dpritchett
Defintely check out Stenna. There might be a...

Defintely check out Stenna. There might be a ferry to Oslo from Kiel. MANY years ago, I bought a Saab when stationed in Germany, and part of the deal was the round-trip ferry Kiel to Gothenburg. Nice...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-23-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By dpritchett
Try a VW dealer ... I believe the coolant is the...

Try a VW dealer ... I believe the coolant is the same (blue).
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-12-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 892
Posted By dpritchett
I watched a Motorweek episode I had DVR'd last...

I watched a Motorweek episode I had DVR'd last night, and the Goss' Garage tip was to flush your brake fluid every two years due to moisture being absorbed into the fluid. He had a sample bottle...
Forum: General BMW 03-07-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By dpritchett
Definitely worth it: Great Magazine (worth the...

Definitely worth it: Great Magazine (worth the price by itself) ... several discounts, rebates offered on new car purchases, social activities, car corrals at various races.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-05-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 410
Posted By dpritchett
I was surprised that I got better mileage on...

I was surprised that I got better mileage on myF10 528i (no turbo) than on my
E90 325xi, but it was pretty consistent over the same route to and from work. Combined mileage for the 3 was about 22,...
Forum: European Delivery 02-12-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 967
Posted By dpritchett
I got a pass for the museum when I did the...

I got a pass for the museum when I did the paperwork. My delivery was at 1000, and I made the factory tour at 1130, and did the museum after a very decent lunch in the lounge.
Forum: European Delivery 02-12-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By dpritchett
Mine has a smaller yellow sticker in the door...

Mine has a smaller yellow sticker in the door with recommended pressures for high speed driving. Just me, but I thought the car felt 'squirmy' on the Autobahn, stopped at a gas station, inflated to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-10-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By dpritchett
+1 BUT the torque wrench is not the tool to be...

+1 BUT the torque wrench is not the tool to be removing the wheel bolts. Just use it to make sure they are properly tightened when putting them back.
Forum: European Delivery 02-09-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 797
Posted By dpritchett
This is a German site that I used on my ED ... I...

This is a German site that I used on my ED ... I was deliberately trying to avoid big chain hotels, and was very pleased with the accomodations I booked. As a bonus, I got to meet some very nice,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-09-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By dpritchett
Should be - yes, IMHO IS - no, its not covered...

Should be - yes, IMHO IS - no, its not covered by warranty. The retail BMW price for a nav update is pretty high, hence the attraction of the various gray market options.

If other manufacturers...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-09-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By dpritchett
How about a breaker bar with a 17mm socket?

How about a breaker bar with a 17mm socket?
Forum: General BMW 02-06-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,032
Posted By dpritchett
The "5er" is as close as I've ever gotten to...

The "5er" is as close as I've ever gotten to bestowing a name on a car.
Forum: General BMW 01-30-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By dpritchett
+1 Definitely worth it.

+1 Definitely worth it.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-26-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,129
Posted By dpritchett
I offer up the Parallel Parking Assist feature,...

I offer up the Parallel Parking Assist feature, which I have never used in a real life situation (I tested it in front of my house once just to see how it worked).
Forum: European Delivery 01-23-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By dpritchett
+1 sactoken's advice is spot on

+1 sactoken's advice is spot on
Forum: European Delivery 01-23-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,868
Posted By dpritchett
But there are any number of interesting things to...

But there are any number of interesting things to see or do within a short drive of Oberamergau ... mountains, castles, etc.
Forum: General BMW 01-23-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By dpritchett
I've been to the DC show a few times over the...

I've been to the DC show a few times over the past few years (I basically go every other year). In comparison to a big show like New York or Frankfurt (Germany) it's nothing, but it is worthwhile....
Forum: European Delivery 01-20-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,280
Posted By dpritchett
I visited Berlin on my trip. Public transport is...

I visited Berlin on my trip. Public transport is the way to go as far as going into the city itself, but there are a number of things to see / do that are decent drives... eg., I visited Potsdam...
Forum: European Delivery 01-15-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,565
Posted By dpritchett
Norwegian Air has some great prices for flights...

Norwegian Air has some great prices for flights to Europe ... especially if you are close to one of the US airports they fly from (JFK, LAX, and Palm Beach, I believe)
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-15-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,423
Posted By dpritchett
3 !/2 years and 34k miles into my ownership, I...

3 !/2 years and 34k miles into my ownership, I just had the 1/2000 notice pop up on my car without any obvious reason.

When it was new-new, it said I needed rear brakes at about 6k miles - the...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 01-08-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By dpritchett
I personally went for option #2 on my 528i. It's...

I personally went for option #2 on my 528i. It's personal preference, but I think 18's are the sweet spot ... if the roads were great, the lower profiles 19 or 20's would make more sense. Also, I...
Forum: General BMW 12-29-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By dpritchett
That's got to be in the top 10 of great ED...

That's got to be in the top 10 of great ED experiences!
Forum: European Delivery 12-15-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,873
Posted By dpritchett
Now that is a great picture!

Now that is a great picture!
Forum: The Detail Department 12-12-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 962
Posted By dpritchett
I've used Zaino for many years, but started a...

I've used Zaino for many years, but started a move to Blackfire in 2014.
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