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Forum: Performance Center Delivery 03-21-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By BenF12400
Wow!

Wow!
Forum: General BMW 03-07-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By BenF12400
next time you leave it out in the winter try...

next time you leave it out in the winter try spraying silicone on the rubber around the doors.
Forum: General BMW 03-06-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By BenF12400
That's the one.

That's the one.
Forum: General BMW 03-06-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By BenF12400
BMW pen

Did anyone get a weird ballpoint pen/stylus in the mail from BMW recently? Not sure why I got it; thanking me for a 2012 purchase. Why send it now (not a leased vehicle ready to be returned). ...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-06-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By BenF12400
Why not order it in MD and do Performace Center...

Why not order it in MD and do Performace Center Delivery? - if you're not familiar with this check it out - about a 6-7 hour drive from the center to Maryland (at the part where we live). Or oder it...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-05-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,639
Posted By BenF12400
Don't expect much common sense from the IRS; we...

Don't expect much common sense from the IRS; we received a bill (including penalty and interest) last year from the IRS because we didn't report "income" from "XXXX529 College Fund" for my son. I...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-26-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,907
Posted By BenF12400
Years ago I went with my-then girlfriend who was...

Years ago I went with my-then girlfriend who was about to buy her first new car (a Dodge Omni) and trade in her old Plymouth. She had red/blond hair, freckles, looked very Irish (which she was). ...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-26-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,385
Posted By BenF12400
It rains that much in Arizona? Had an...

It rains that much in Arizona?
Had an aquaintance who worked for an Audi and BMW dealer - he would say they got rid of the lousy cars "and you'll find them in used car lots down South"
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-23-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By BenF12400
thanks - now to see if the dealer subscribes to...

thanks - now to see if the dealer subscribes to "flush every two years" or "flush only when the computer gives the OK"
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-23-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By BenF12400
Brake fluid flush - ?is this part of "free" maintenance

Have a 2013 X5 3.5i with 36,000 miles - due for "service" in about 900 miles. In looking at the maintanance manual , brake fluid service recommended at "2 years" or when the computer says so. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-18-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,035
Posted By BenF12400
Well, at least they got the wheels and tires nice...

Well, at least they got the wheels and tires nice and shiney.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-12-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 440
Posted By BenF12400
Not sure if this correlates to the X5, but my...

Not sure if this correlates to the X5, but my wife pulls a horse trailer with a 2007 Yukon Denali. The trailer repair guy told her to inflate tires to the max on them when trailering (in her case,...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 02-08-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By BenF12400
Not sure you can have 3 fobs; would be interested...

Not sure you can have 3 fobs; would be interested to know if it's ok. Dealer may have to program.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-03-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By BenF12400
Didn't know X5 had a hood open warning

Didn't know X5 had a hood open warning
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 01-27-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,093
Posted By BenF12400
For future reference - can you tell us which...

For future reference - can you tell us which dealer is forcing this ridiculous nitrogen fee on you? Or maybe just the initials of the dealership? I purchased a new BMW a few years ago in Maryland...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Region - DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV 01-25-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By BenF12400
FYI - I believe BMWexcluservice does restorations...

FYI - I believe BMWexcluservice does restorations on older BMWs and they seem to always have a few BMWs for sale (although they are technically a repair shop)
Forum: Mid Atlantic Region - DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV 01-25-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By BenF12400
There is an indie called BMWexcluservice in...

There is an indie called BMWexcluservice in Rockville - we have brought our BMWs there when warranty expires. Maybe you can call them and see if they will give an estimate over the phone for PPI. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-18-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By BenF12400
Thanks - actually looks easier than replacing...

Thanks - actually looks easier than replacing battery on old ipod - I think I recall having to use a tool to sort of crack the case.
I'm still wondering if I get the "correct" snap-in adapter an...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-17-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By BenF12400
The battery replacement sounds good; I have done...

The battery replacement sounds good; I have done it on older ipods myself but if I change the battery in the phone I think I will defer to someone with more expertise.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-17-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By BenF12400
iphone 5/iphone 6 compatbility

I have an iphone 4s which I purchased just before I got my 2013 X5 3.5 premium(with BMW apps) - vehicle purchased new May 2012 (picked up with PCD). I purchased the snap-in cradle from getBMW parts,...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 01-16-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,844
Posted By BenF12400
For future reference - my son drove up from...

For future reference - my son drove up from college in Georgia and met me for the PCD, was treated warmly, had a great time, got his free lunch and tour, and we both enjoyed the day. He took a photo...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-08-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,768
Posted By BenF12400
I have a 2013 X5 3.5i that still has the original...

I have a 2013 X5 3.5i that still has the original Contintental RTFs at 35,000 miles; tread still good. Not really terribly bothered by ride. For the past year I have been "planning ahead"...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 01-05-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 960
Posted By BenF12400
If you brought the vehicle in to have the "tires...

If you brought the vehicle in to have the "tires checked" and ONE was flat, they would probably tell you that all 4 had to be replaced; funny, when they caused the problem THEY only have to replace...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-26-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,301
Posted By BenF12400
My son bought some sort of device for mounting...

My son bought some sort of device for mounting his GPS - it's a little steel ball than sticks on the dash with velcro and has a holder that snaps on the ball - maybe magnetic. He got it online (he...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-08-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,590
Posted By BenF12400
Well, the damn thing is on our auto insurance...

Well, the damn thing is on our auto insurance policy.
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