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Forum: European Delivery 03-30-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 653
Posted By Stevarino
Thanks for the input. I am going to put the...

Thanks for the input. I am going to put the Ferrari tour at the top of my "to do list".
Forum: European Delivery 03-30-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 653
Posted By Stevarino
I love factory tours.

My ratings:

1. Best factory tour is the Porsche Zuffenhausen tour. Up close and personal. Almost made me want to buy a Porsche-but I already made that mistake once.

2. Regensburg and...
Forum: European Delivery 03-25-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By Stevarino
Great tour

Leipzig plant tour was very interesting and very different from other plant tours I have taken because this was a tour of only the i3 and i8 part of the factory. The i3 and i8 part of the factory...
Forum: European Delivery 03-15-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By Stevarino
Thanks

Thanks for the heads up.

I will be taking a taxi from downtown. I will fine tune the directions and load the entrance in my GPS so I don't get taken for a "Manhattan taxi ride".
Forum: European Delivery 03-15-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By Stevarino
Leipzig i8 Factory Tour

Heading to Germany tomorrow. (No ED) I have reserved a space on the Leipzig Plant tour of i8 assembly on Wednesday, March 18. I saw a show on TV about the i8 factory and was impressed. Looking...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-25-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 500
Posted By Stevarino
Storage

I travel overseas for 4-6 weeks at a time. My cars are in a garage. Before I go:

I fill the fuel tank, add some stabilizer, do an oil and filter change, disconnect the battery, and wrap the...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 11-06-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,833
Posted By Stevarino
Good For You

DRAX,

Closing out my files. Best of luck to you.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-20-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By Stevarino
Disconnect battery

One year ago, I left my cars for about two months. (2008 335i/2014 X-3). I searched for advice, called the dealer etc. I, like you, cannot use a trickle charger because I live in a condominium and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-27-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By Stevarino
Normal

235 degrees is exactly my cars oil temp when cruising. (2008 335i)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-25-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,158
Posted By Stevarino
BMW drops Castrol

I see BMW is switching to Shell Oil starting January 1, 2015. If this has anything to do with the prevention of intake manifold fouling on the direct injection engines, I will switch now.

Looks...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-05-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,071
Posted By Stevarino
My guess

My guess is that the tire pressure will increase. How much, I don't know but my guess is just a few pounds.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-05-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 865
Posted By Stevarino
Recommended "Indy" Shop

Having trouble finding a list of recommended "Indy" shops where I live. I could not find a list at the BMW CCA website. Does anyone know where I can find such a list.

Thanks.
(I tried search and...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-11-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 487
Posted By Stevarino
Collision warning question

I have had my 2014 X-3 for 5 months. It is equipped with the collision avoidance sensor that is supposed to alert you to a potential collision. In 5 months of driving it has not beeped once. In...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-07-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By Stevarino
Michelin super sport summer tires

It is too cold to use these tires for the next few days. The car is grounded!


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Forum: General BMW 11-22-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 587
Views: 40,851
Posted By Stevarino
PM Please

Me too.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-31-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,058
Posted By Stevarino
After action report-Battery storage

Just got back from vacation. Gone for 35 days. (45 days were planned. Vacation cut short due to fires west of Sydney, Australia.)

Before leaving:

1. Pumped tires up to 60 psi.
2. Changed...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-13-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,058
Posted By Stevarino
New AGM battery- Disconnect for vacation?

Since I cannot use a battery tender where I park, I intend to disconnect both batteries.
Thanks for the inputs.


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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-12-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,518
Posted By Stevarino
Selling the D - Suggestions on Pricing

Just sold my 2011 335d in July. It was fully loaded, mint condition, with just under 20,000 trouble free miles. Ten months left on warranty. Carmax offered me $32,000. Dealer matched the Carmax...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-10-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,489
Posted By Stevarino
Well said. My sentiments exactly. There are...

Well said. My sentiments exactly.

There are two kinds of BMWs, those that are still covered by warranty and those that are no longer covered by warranty. If BMW wants to help with a problem that...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-10-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,489
Posted By Stevarino
2006 330i Blown Engine EVERYONE SHOULD READ

I think your experience with the Infiniti transmission was like winning the lottery. It is not going to happen every time. The BMW you own is out of warranty by three years. That is about 1,000...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-06-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,058
Posted By Stevarino
New AGM battery- Disconnect for vacation?

My 2008 I know has a trunk key. I will look at the X3 today to see if it has a key opening. The transport mode idea I am still researching.

Thanks for the inputs.


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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-03-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By Stevarino
One more thought and the real reason I did not...

One more thought and the real reason I did not buy the extended warranty when my factory warranty was close to expiration. I do my own oil changes on the car and all of the other routine stuff. I...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-03-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By Stevarino
I agree. I have never purchased an extended...

I agree. I have never purchased an extended warrantee but the one time I came close, I waited until the factory warranty was about to expire before I made my decision. I cannot see any tactical...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-02-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,058
Posted By Stevarino
Another option is to code the car for transport...

Another option is to code the car for transport mode which disabled all convenience features and reduces sleep times of various modules within the car. It also limits engine speed and the key fob...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-02-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,058
Posted By Stevarino
When I get back a dead battery is not a problem. ...

When I get back a dead battery is not a problem.

I have a jump start battery that I can use if the car battery is dead.

I am just trying to figure out what is best for the car and the battery.
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