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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-13-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By dkreidel
We have about 9K miles on our '16 550xi, and...

We have about 9K miles on our '16 550xi, and changed the oil at 5K miles. The oil was down 1/2 qt at 5K miles, so no need to add. Still shows full at 9kmiles (4K since oil change)

...and we drive...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-05-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 944
Posted By dkreidel
Yep, contact their Custom Critical business unit.

Yep, contact their Custom Critical business unit.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-04-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 944
Posted By dkreidel
I've used Intercity and Reliable, but the last...

I've used Intercity and Reliable, but the last move I checked with Fedex and they beat both of them by almost $300. Fedex has a separate group that only moves cars, and they did a great job - as did...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-18-2017, 12:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,066
Posted By dkreidel
$250; $200 for the wheels and $50 for the TPMS...

$250; $200 for the wheels and $50 for the TPMS sensors. Cheap! You pay for shipping from 59860... or I might bring them to CA if you aren't in a big hurry; just got back from China today.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-17-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,066
Posted By dkreidel
The Mrs finally got our road plowed out and took...

The Mrs finally got our road plowed out and took a few pics - this is the style we have from our dearly departed '13 X5 35i. 9x19 square with OEM TPMS, no rubber. As you can see, she did slightly...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-12-2017, 02:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By dkreidel
I'm 99% certain the center bores are different.

I'm 99% certain the center bores are different.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-11-2017, 03:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,066
Posted By dkreidel
I'll ask her nicely to run up to the shop and...

I'll ask her nicely to run up to the shop and take a few pics, as I wont be back in the US until Monday.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-07-2017, 06:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 983
Posted By dkreidel
Drive car and use brakes aggressively - the goal...

Drive car and use brakes aggressively - the goal is to get the rotor and wheels hot. Spray PB Blaster on the studs (no lug "nuts" on modern BMW's) and allow the PB Blaster to soak in overnight - try...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-06-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,066
Posted By dkreidel
Well, I'm in Shenzhen right now but we have a set...

Well, I'm in Shenzhen right now but we have a set of stock OEM 9x19 that came on the wife's '13 X5 35i with 2013 TPMS - but we no longer own an E70. I'd hoped to use them as the winters for the 550i,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-03-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By dkreidel
The OEM windshield was about $850 with an...

The OEM windshield was about $850 with an additional $450 for installation and HUD alignment.

Eyes are fine now, thank you! I was a passenger and doing e-mail, or I would have had my sunglasses...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-02-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 971
Posted By dkreidel
18" square with Nokian Hakkapelita R2's. Couldn't...

18" square with Nokian Hakkapelita R2's. Couldn't be happier and we have really snotty weather in NW Montana. In April I'll put the stock 19" square set with Conti DWS 06 rubber. The caliper to wheel...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-02-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By dkreidel
Replacement windshield

We picked up a big rock or ?? over Christmas during our drive 1,300 mile to see family. It initially made a spider crack with 4" legs, but by time we drove another 30 miles to our destination some...
Forum: European Delivery 12-31-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,021
Posted By dkreidel
This is a good plan. I've done two ED's where we...

This is a good plan. I've done two ED's where we spent time in the Loire Valley - once from Paris to Nante, down through Biarritz and then through Spain...and once the reverse dropping the car in...
Forum: European Delivery 12-29-2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,310
Posted By dkreidel
I have had ED cars delivered to non-selling...

I have had ED cars delivered to non-selling dealers 4 times: 3X with BMW and a Porsche 997 TT that was purchased in Bellingham WA and delivered to the dealer in Newport Beach CA.

I've paid zero,...
Forum: European Delivery 12-17-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 432
Posted By dkreidel
Simple; ask to see a copy of the dealer ED build...

Simple; ask to see a copy of the dealer ED build sheet; it shows the ED invoice.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-15-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,295
Posted By dkreidel
No ballast required. Gas weighs 6#/gal so keep...

No ballast required. Gas weighs 6#/gal so keep the tank full if you want to weigh it down. Our 550xi with Dinan S2 and Nokian Hakkapelita R2's is quite a snow machine :rofl:
Forum: European Delivery 12-03-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,310
Posted By dkreidel
Beautiful car; congratulations! I've done highly...

Beautiful car; congratulations! I've done highly customized BMW and Porsche ED's, and there is nothing like seeing your car that had existed only in your mind's eye for months in advance.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-30-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,104
Posted By dkreidel
I've had F10 550i and 550xi. The RWD version is...

I've had F10 550i and 550xi. The RWD version is more nimble, but the AWD xi is more planted at speed - like 180>250kph

Our 550xi is now in snowy Montana, so we don't really have a choice for...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-28-2016, 09:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,381
Posted By dkreidel
Ding, ding, ding - we have a winner! Two new...

Ding, ding, ding - we have a winner! Two new tires on the passenger side but not on the driver's side? I won't say never replace single tires on a driven axle, but there are lots of caveats about the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-25-2016, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By dkreidel
^^^ This. I just went through this on our 550xi...

^^^ This. I just went through this on our 550xi and found the clearances in the front are unlike non X-drive F10's. You need the exact same size tire and the same offsets as your stock set.

I put...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 11-02-2016, 06:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,896
Posted By dkreidel
Where did I say I read it? I heard Ludwig...

Where did I say I read it? I heard Ludwig Willisch speak, but if you want more information you can Google recent NA trade rag interviews.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 11-01-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,896
Posted By dkreidel
The President of BMWNA has publicly stated that...

The President of BMWNA has publicly stated that they will not chase sales in Nov/Dec this year, as NA is "letting" Mercedes take the sales crown this year - while BMW NA focuses on margins.
...
Forum: European Delivery 10-31-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,281
Posted By dkreidel
Both my 997 C2S and 997 TT had a +$2,500...

Both my 997 C2S and 997 TT had a +$2,500 surcharge over US pricing for ED. VW/Porsche has since seen the error of their ways and no longer applies a surcharge for ED - but no discount. My friends at...
Forum: European Delivery 10-29-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,281
Posted By dkreidel
Bull****. I've been talking to two PNW dealers...

Bull****. I've been talking to two PNW dealers who will do ~ 11% off US MSRP for a '17 4 series on ED. If I wait for the inevitable BMW Holiday push it will be closer to 14-15 % off US MSRP. I have...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 10-28-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By dkreidel
NA has adopted several new policies in...

NA has adopted several new policies in communication with retail buyers; no more hopping over the fences :angel:

AG > NA > BMW Center > Retail Customer
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