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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) Yesterday, 11:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 797
Posted By dpritchett
Until you trip a sensor, the iDrive is just an...

Until you trip a sensor, the iDrive is just an estimate. +1

I'm just past the 4-yr mark in June (36.5k miles at the time). My CBS/iDrive for the rear brakes hit 3100 miles in February and stayed...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-31-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,003
Posted By dpritchett
A possible strategy I've had success with - at...

A possible strategy I've had success with - at least as far as service goes is - is to give the 10's but then email the SA with my complaints.

The all 10's is pretty ridiculous though -- and it's...
Forum: General BMW Questions 08-26-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 826
Posted By dpritchett
When my independently well-off/dual income Army...

When my independently well-off/dual income Army Buddy was driving a new 5 series in 1987 that cost over $30k while my new VW Vanagon cost 12k, I thought of BMW as a luxury brand.
Forum: European Delivery 08-22-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,656
Posted By dpritchett
If the closure dates are just over one month, it...

If the closure dates are just over one month, it can't be a major renovation. The time-frame allows for some interior tweaking ...
Forum: General BMW Questions 08-21-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By dpritchett
Check out my thread on DME Replacement

Here is my experience:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=714204&highlight=dme
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-17-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By dpritchett
I ran a K&N filter on my old 3'er ... the dealer...

I ran a K&N filter on my old 3'er ... the dealer offered to clean it for me. They had the kits in stock.
Forum: European Delivery 08-16-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,025
Posted By dpritchett
Shared Experience

+1 to paraphrase Rick in Casablanca,... "we'll always have Munich, and the Nurburgring, and the Rhine Valley and Berlin."
Forum: The Detail Department 08-16-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By dpritchett
It's hard to tell based on the pictures ... but...

It's hard to tell based on the pictures ... but its possible the clear coat is going and you're are starting to see the black paint underneath turn. The desert is hard on cars. Sun, extreme heat,...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 08-09-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By dpritchett
Necessary - no. Winter tires can be mounted on...

Necessary - no. Winter tires can be mounted on your existing wheels. BUT -that said - its much easier just to put the winter tires on a less expensive set of wheels and change them each season rather...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-05-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By dpritchett
I've ordered from them a few times, and my...

I've ordered from them a few times, and my experience has always been positive.
Forum: European Delivery 08-02-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,955
Posted By dpritchett
The first time I went into the former East...

The first time I went into the former East Germany (Eisenach, home of the Wartburg), I made it a point to stop at the McDonald's -- it felt like a cold war victory lap.l
Forum: European Delivery 07-30-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By dpritchett
touristenfahrten -- even tour buses drive the...

touristenfahrten -- even tour buses drive the Nordscheife -- You can stay to the right and drive within your capabilities ... people will pass you on the left... (like the autobahn). You may not set...
Forum: The Detail Department 07-30-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 992
Posted By dpritchett
Prep -- besides washing (your method is ok)...

Prep -- besides washing (your method is ok) probably equals claying the car and using some sort of polish (machine or hand application) before applying the sealant.

Zaino still recommends a ONE...
Forum: The Detail Department 07-27-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 992
Posted By dpritchett
Basic -- do two things .. first do an internet...

Basic -- do two things .. first do an internet search on the two-bucket wash method, and adopt that for washing your car (like a doctor, first do no harm). After that I'd recommend going with an...
Forum: European Delivery 07-27-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By dpritchett
Agree ... the Nordschleife is unlike a regular...

Agree ... the Nordschleife is unlike a regular track, but how often do you get to drive on a F1 track? Also, check out the Hockenheim ring on their website. They used to offer track time there as...
Forum: General BMW Questions 07-23-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By dpritchett
What a bust - Team USA No-Drive Event

I was registered and confirmed for the event at BMW of Lynchburg today. I’ve done these driving events previously and am familiar with the process – I don’t know where the people that were supposed...
Forum: European Delivery 07-20-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By dpritchett
In-service date for the car (not sure about...

In-service date for the car (not sure about Sirius/XM) is your delivery date at the Welt.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-20-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By dpritchett
The SA at my local dealer recommends a coolant...

The SA at my local dealer recommends a coolant flush and power steering fluid change at four years. I did a coolant and power steering fluid change in my 3er at the four year mark, and just did the...
Forum: General BMW Questions 07-15-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By dpritchett
The Beltronics Sti Magnum is supposed to be...

The Beltronics Sti Magnum is supposed to be invisible to radar detector detectors ....

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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-10-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,005
Posted By dpritchett
In real life -- the wheel that you turn to get...

In real life -- the wheel that you turn to get the stylus tip raised is hard to turn and does a poor job of holding it in position.
Forum: General BMW Questions 07-09-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,712
Posted By dpritchett
Along with the HUD, I suppose we need to get rid...

Along with the HUD, I suppose we need to get rid of i-drive/radios/entertainment systems as well, since they distract. And if we allow passengers at all, they must be silent while they are in the...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 07-07-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,059
Posted By dpritchett
You're not that far from needing new tires (with...

You're not that far from needing new tires (with 5mm tread left), but at least replace both tires on the same axle.
Forum: The Detail Department 07-04-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,216
Posted By dpritchett
I just cleaned the 5er and my wife's CRV's...

I just cleaned the 5er and my wife's CRV's interior ... I have both the Gummi Pflege and he Vinyl & Rubber Cleaner and checked the listed ingredients of both. The difference is that the GP has...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 06-29-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,227
Posted By dpritchett
And wheels for winter tires are generally smaller...

And wheels for winter tires are generally smaller and cheaper that what we run in the other seasons, so it may not run what the finance manager is thinking it will.
Forum: European Delivery 06-23-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,611
Posted By dpritchett
Two stories: in Cologne in 2009, I was approached...

Two stories: in Cologne in 2009, I was approached by a beggar (in a suit - worn and a little dirty, but a suit nonetheless) asking for money. I thought I would dodge him by playing ignorant and...
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