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Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 04-01-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 806
Views: 52,462
Posted By gassy
From day one I've been changing oil every 5,000...

From day one I've been changing oil every 5,000 miles, paying for the interim, non-covered changes out-of-pocket, and my guess is that they just replaced a bunch of non-defective parts when they did...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 03-29-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 806
Views: 52,462
Posted By gassy
They had the car 3 days. As for the battery, the...

They had the car 3 days. As for the battery, the original one for this 2011 vehicle, I've had several battery discharge messages throughout the winter, solved each time by an overnight charge with a...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 03-28-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 806
Views: 52,462
Posted By gassy
I, too, just got my car back and they did...

I, too, just got my car back and they did everything except the timing chain and the battery. No gift bag worth $50. No loaner of equal value (got a 320 which left me with a backache!). So far...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 02-22-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 806
Posted By gassy
I'm getting the same message as above, but the...

I'm getting the same message as above, but the battery is 4 1/2 years of age. What can I expect to pay for a replacement battery and programming?
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 02-09-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 806
Views: 52,462
Posted By gassy
After watching that and based on my experience...

After watching that and based on my experience with local BMW technicians at my dealership, there's no way I will voluntarily let my perfectly functional vehicle undergo that! They can't even get an...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 02-08-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 806
Views: 52,462
Posted By gassy
Are these N63s getting the work done de facto, or...

Are these N63s getting the work done de facto, or is there a test that they must fail in order to get the work done? My SA, when asked by me why I hadn't been contacted by them for the (non) recall,...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 02-02-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By gassy
As a service to anyone who might in the future...

As a service to anyone who might in the future need to replace the glass in their side mirror, it is a simple 1 minute job! My local dealer wanted $345 for the part and $90 in labor to install it. ...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 01-27-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By gassy
The side view mirror has both auto dimming and...

The side view mirror has both auto dimming and heated features, and costs about $350 to replace. I just don't want to be gouged on service to have it installed if it's as easy as on an ordinary...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 01-26-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By gassy
Replace glass on sideview mirror

Has anyone ever replaced just the glass mirror on their side view mirror? Is it as simple as scraping off the old broken glass, disconnecting the electrical harness and gluing a new mirror in place?...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 11-15-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 990
Posted By gassy
My SA asked me one time, "126 MPH? Really? ...

My SA asked me one time, "126 MPH? Really? Where did you accomplish that here in _________?" I told him that to the best of my knowledge I have never broken any traffic laws. And I never inhaled. ...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 11-15-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By gassy
+1 :thumbup:

+1 :thumbup:
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 07-27-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By gassy
For short distances having mis-matched wheel size...

For short distances having mis-matched wheel size isn't going to cause harm. Look at all the vehicles that are supplied with mini spares- if it were harmful to the suspension or steering I doubt...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 04-06-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,571
Posted By gassy
If you have to ask, should you really be ordering...

If you have to ask, should you really be ordering one?! And, seriously, wouldn't your insurance agency be the best place to ask this question?
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 03-30-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 812
Posted By gassy
Good suggestions- thanks. WTF are guibos? ...

Good suggestions- thanks. WTF are guibos? Bueler? Bueler?
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 03-30-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 812
Posted By gassy
Warranty ending soon- what service can I get dealer to do?

Once again time over distance has worked against me. My 2011 750i will no longer be covered by manufacturer's warranty or inclusive service contract after July, but I only have a shade over 33K...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 02-27-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,140
Posted By gassy
You all must be a lot less paranoid than I,...

You all must be a lot less paranoid than I, because given the current political climate in this country which is akin to the last days of the Weimar Republic, the last thing I would do if I owned any...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 02-25-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 852
Posted By gassy
I run 38 rear/36 front on Conti Extreme Contacts...

I run 38 rear/36 front on Conti Extreme Contacts non-RFTs. This is the best compromise between ride and tread wear for me.
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 02-25-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By gassy
I have 33,000 miles on my 2011 750i. Added oil...

I have 33,000 miles on my 2011 750i. Added oil one time between oil changes. Not a universal issue, clearly.
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 02-18-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,479
Posted By gassy
I'm sure many of you've heard the expression,...

I'm sure many of you've heard the expression, "s**t flows downhill; responsibility flows uphill." Whenever I have a serious issue or deficiency with service I contact the owner of the dealership. ...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 02-06-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,420
Posted By gassy
Just wait. Karma has a way of pissing in the...

Just wait. Karma has a way of pissing in the face of those who diss it.
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 01-28-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,958
Posted By gassy
I am in the exact same situation, minus driving...

I am in the exact same situation, minus driving clients around. I have had a run of 7 series sedans since 2001, and now that I'm getting on in years (ripe old age of 54), I'm thinking "M". I will...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 01-21-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By gassy
The best deal with any extended warranty comes...

The best deal with any extended warranty comes from buying early into the car's life (they want part of their insured period to fall while the car is still under manufacturer's warranty) and to...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 01-19-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By gassy
I have had Mercury on 2 7-ers. The previous car...

I have had Mercury on 2 7-ers. The previous car I owned, a 2004 745i, required post-warranty service for 2 minor issues while I owned it, both paid without problems. I sold it to a friend who had...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 12-30-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,769
Posted By gassy
For me it's until 1 day before the extended...

For me it's until 1 day before the extended warranty expires! Too expensive to own a 7 without warranty coverage!
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 11-16-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By gassy
I have had very good results with Mercury with my...

I have had very good results with Mercury with my previous 745. I bought it for my current 750 but have yet to use it. Still covered by factory warranty. The person I sold the 745 has had $7500 in...
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