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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 06:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,127
Posted By BeemerGuy
Congrats on the happy ending! :) I'm glad to...

Congrats on the happy ending! :) I'm glad to see that you ordered your new car with the correct transmission; well done!
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By BeemerGuy
First of all, you know you gotta take it to a...

First of all, you know you gotta take it to a Hendrick dealer in order for the warranty to cover the repairs. Another good reason to carefully read the fine print before buying an extended warranty....
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By BeemerGuy
Really, the engine is the least of your problems....

Really, the engine is the least of your problems. It's all that other crap that goes bad and costs a fortune.

As others have said, it's about the maintenance. But to be fair, you could change...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By BeemerGuy
Nice to read that some folks actually enjoy their...

Nice to read that some folks actually enjoy their BMW despite a few (basically minor) issues. I'm curious why you did some things DIY but paid for others - such as oil change.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-14-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By BeemerGuy
I've been happy with the actual service received...

I've been happy with the actual service received from the dealership but they do tend to try to sell a lot of unnecessary work. Many good independent shops here in Raleigh.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-14-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By BeemerGuy
HPFP. Fuel pump failure will "turn off" the...

HPFP. Fuel pump failure will "turn off" the boost and set the CEL and, of course, put it into limp home mode.

Why does the oil have a lot of sludge in it? Don't you ever have it changed? I...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 11-14-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By BeemerGuy
Bob Shields down in Rock Hill is not far from you...

Bob Shields down in Rock Hill is not far from you and he's a great guy, great mechanic, and I'm sure he can help you out. Bavarian Auto Service.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 05-12-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By BeemerGuy
Some shops won't patch or plug tires due to...

Some shops won't patch or plug tires due to liability concerns. Yes, you can patch a run-flat.
Forum: General BMW 05-12-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By BeemerGuy
Never, never buy a car with a salvage title...

Never, never buy a car with a salvage title unless you have a clear understanding of what caused the salvage and you never plan to sell the car. Because no one else will want it.

Salvage values...
Forum: General BMW 05-12-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,991
Posted By BeemerGuy
I had a similar problem with a Porsche that I...

I had a similar problem with a Porsche that I bought directly from the second owner who had purchased it as CPO. When I went to the dealer to verify the warranty before buying it (in hindsight, you...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-21-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 854
Posted By BeemerGuy
I'm not going to suggest that you go to the...

I'm not going to suggest that you go to the dealer, but I do suggest that you find a good BMW specialist shop in your area, and pay the money to have the car properly diagnosed and repaired. The...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 06-01-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,227
Posted By BeemerGuy
I think this is totally incorrect. Now, I'm no...

I think this is totally incorrect. Now, I'm no E46 M3 expert, but I'm pretty darn sure that no E36 came with any kind of SMG, and I'm also pretty sure that the later E46 M3s came with a different...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 06-01-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,152
Posted By BeemerGuy
But you were speeding, right? You don't say what...

But you were speeding, right? You don't say what the speed limit was in that stretch of road.

I sympathize with your plight, especially with your son in the car. But if you break the law, you...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 06-01-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,357
Posted By BeemerGuy
VANOS? Oh hey, my BMW specialist once...

VANOS?

Oh hey, my BMW specialist once suggested that I use Chevron, but he cautioned that I shouldn't use it too often. Using too much cleaner can cause damage. That may not be the cause of your...
Forum: General BMW 04-24-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,991
Posted By BeemerGuy
So, is there an update to this predicament? ...

So, is there an update to this predicament?

Oh, and thanks to the OP for sharing this story. It's good information for all of us to know, especially when buying a used car of any kind. I too had...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 04-10-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,352
Posted By BeemerGuy
If your office is in your home, that makes it...

If your office is in your home, that makes it easy. Or you can just keep track of the mileage from home to work and reimburse the company or take it (the cost of personal use) as income.

Or you...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 05-19-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 607
Views: 173,175
Posted By BeemerGuy
Best case, use VDORepair. They did mine for me,...

Best case, use VDORepair. They did mine for me, quick turnaround, excellent work, and unlike the BMW replacement which will fail just like it did before, they offer a lifetime warranty.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,959
Posted By BeemerGuy
I agree with Dennis, especially his last point. ...

I agree with Dennis, especially his last point. Your "average" E39 M5 is falling in price as the average car gets older with more mileage. So many 2nd and 3rd owners of these cars can't afford to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 745
Posted By BeemerGuy
The car sounds good, the owner sounds like...

The car sounds good, the owner sounds like someone who maintained it properly and records are always a plus. I'd not worry too much about the VANOS although if it did go out it is major bucks. I'm...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-04-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,228
Posted By BeemerGuy
Cars are for driving, not someplace to sit while...

Cars are for driving, not someplace to sit while you eat your lunch.
Forum: Interior 03-27-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 570
Posted By BeemerGuy
Adios.

Adios.
Forum: Interior 03-21-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 570
Posted By BeemerGuy
Forum: Wheels and Tires 11-24-2010, 05:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By BeemerGuy
Pre-holiday bump. Offers?

Pre-holiday bump. Offers?
Forum: Wheels and Tires 11-20-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By BeemerGuy
FS: BMW mini spare

I bought this from Tischer BMW as part of their spare tire kit; I believe that the part number for the wheel is 36 11 0 308 889. They show it as $275 plus $50 for shipping unmounted. I bought this...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-07-2010, 06:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,240
Posted By BeemerGuy
DXK makes some good points. The E60 M5...

DXK makes some good points.

The E60 M5 never did well in depreciation because many people consider the E39 M5 to be a superior car (more low-end torque, early SMG issues with the E60, looks,...
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