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Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 08-24-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By texgeekboy
I believe seansherida is in Houston, and offers...

I believe seansherida is in Houston, and offers coding services. I got with him once to do my '09 before it was totaled. I may still get with him to do the '14 instead of making it a DIY.
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 08-23-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By texgeekboy
Extreme Shaking When Checking Oil Level

It has.just over 15K. It's a 2014 and I bought it new in October, 2013.

I should say that I check the level at least once a month and this hadn't happened before. Also, when the check was...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 08-22-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By texgeekboy
Extreme Shaking When Checking Oil Level

It was a hot day in Houston today. I don't think it broke into triple digits, but it was close. It was 6 PM and I took my wife to get an MRI on her wrist. We were way early for the appointment. I...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 08-19-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By texgeekboy
I'm hesitant to mess up something I paid big...

I'm hesitant to mess up something I paid big bucks for :eeps:

That being said, I've looked into this for a long time (I had an '09 750, now I have a '14), and I'm sure I can. It never hurts to...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 08-19-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By texgeekboy
I'm a 30+ years software professional, and I've...

I'm a 30+ years software professional, and I've been hesitant to do this. I'll be following this thread to see your progress. Is your German any good?
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 08-18-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By texgeekboy
It is very good marketing. My family and I buy...

It is very good marketing. My family and I buy all our tires there, including the run flats for the 7. Many, perhaps most of the people I talk to in the neighborhood go to Discount Tire.
...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 08-12-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By texgeekboy
From a talk with my insurance agent, things end...

From a talk with my insurance agent, things end up on carfax if the insurance company issues a check to the repair shop. I don't know what would happen if you pay for it out of your own pocket. I'm...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 08-03-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By texgeekboy
If you want to get rid of that, try something...

If you want to get rid of that, try something called 'Disconnect'. A local news channel had a feature story on it as a way to increase privacy. It is way more than that. It pretty much eliminates...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 07-27-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By texgeekboy
I got a longacre gauge, which was quite a bit...

I got a longacre gauge, which was quite a bit more. What I like about it, versus say a standard pen-type gauge, is the ease for connecting the end of the gauge to the tire valve stem. I have banana...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 07-24-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 745
Posted By texgeekboy
Regarding the diesel, my wife drives very few...

Regarding the diesel, my wife drives very few miles, around 500 or less per month. Fuel costs aren't a big factor, and the costs in Houston for fuel are always lower than the national average.
...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 07-23-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By texgeekboy
I agree with Ram. Except for when I got crunched...

I agree with Ram. Except for when I got crunched by a Suburban, I've never needed another wheel. Tires, that's another story. I declined the wheel/tire policy when I bought the 7 in '14 since I...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 07-23-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 745
Posted By texgeekboy
Thanks for the latest posts. My wife is not a...

Thanks for the latest posts. My wife is not a rally car driver by any stretch, but I'm loathe to get anything under 6 cylinders, "You don't need the speed until you do". I don't think she'd like...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 07-22-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 745
Posted By texgeekboy
Thanks for the comments, all. The points that...

Thanks for the comments, all. The points that you've brought up are quite interesting. My wife is not a tech fanatic, although she understands it well and uses it to the level she wants. So, the...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 07-22-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 745
Posted By texgeekboy
Well, the jag dealer is next to the Audi dealer. ...

Well, the jag dealer is next to the Audi dealer. My general opinion of jags from people I know that have owned them is that they start out nice, but can't go the distance.
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 07-22-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 745
Posted By texgeekboy
Thanks kimg, we hadn't considered that. The...

Thanks kimg, we hadn't considered that. The BMW/Audi/Mercedes/Lexus are all clustered together not too far from our house. We'll probably swing in there during our tests.
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 07-22-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 745
Posted By texgeekboy
I appreciate the comments from all. The one from...

I appreciate the comments from all. The one from Leslierc about the 535 feeling smaller and the A6 bigger was particularly useful. My wife wants a car about the size of her Volvo, but definitely...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 07-21-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 745
Posted By texgeekboy
OT - BMW 535 or Audi A6?

My wife wants to trade in her 10 year old Volvo S80 T6 (a nice car still, but dated), and wants either a 5 or an A6. I don't know the Audi A6 designation off the top of my head, but we'd get the one...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 07-07-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By texgeekboy
I have no idea what that does, would you...

I have no idea what that does, would you elaborate please?
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 07-07-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,479
Posted By texgeekboy
I've used it with no problems many times since my...

I've used it with no problems many times since my post above on 4/30.
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 07-06-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 49,597
Views: 543,366
Posted By texgeekboy
I think the old wives tail is they're not...

I think the old wives tail is they're not supposed to eat ham. From what I can tell, it's more like the common wisdom for people, don't eat too much fat. It could lead to pancreatitis.
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 07-05-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By texgeekboy
Okay, perhaps not a lie in the truest technical...

Okay, perhaps not a lie in the truest technical sense. However, in that case they made a statement which they weren't sure of solely to woo a potential buyer. That's not good either.
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 07-05-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By texgeekboy
So, the bit from the dealer about being 'too new...

So, the bit from the dealer about being 'too new for CPO status' was essentially a lie. Not a good way to start a relationship.
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 07-04-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By texgeekboy
If you have access to another BMW dealer, I'd see...

If you have access to another BMW dealer, I'd see if I could get verification of that. It seems a bit strange.
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 07-04-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By texgeekboy
The car looks to have the features I would want. ...

The car looks to have the features I would want. Try to get a deal on extended warranty/maintenance as well. If the tires are original, at 22K miles you'll probably have to buy a new set in another...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 06-30-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,317
Posted By texgeekboy
OT = Off Topic CHL = Concealed Handgun License ...

OT = Off Topic
CHL = Concealed Handgun License

I agree fully about avoiding confrontation. That's the way to go. And, people are strange.
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