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Forum: General BMW Questions Yesterday, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 330
Posted By dpritchett
The new G30 5'er has a space-saver spare as an...

The new G30 5'er has a space-saver spare as an option; it was not an option in 2011 when I purchased my 528i (F10).
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-18-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By dpritchett
I think it's just that the sport display's are...

I think it's just that the sport display's are just not that accurate. I can see them thanks to coding and I get torque well beyond what the car is rated for / remotely possible of actually doing.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-03-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By dpritchett
Just confirming the answer you already got - yes...

Just confirming the answer you already got - yes to using the same wheels, and yes to the mobility kit (and/or space saver spare). I switched over at 28k miles and have driven 30k on my non-run flats...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-26-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,158
Posted By dpritchett
As you can see, the Drivetrain Malfunction...

As you can see, the Drivetrain Malfunction warning can be caused by any # of things.

I've experienced it twice ... back in 2013 (when I was still under warranty!) - they replaced the gas pedal...
Forum: European Delivery 04-20-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By dpritchett
She's not been a Ring Taxi driver for a few years...

She's not been a Ring Taxi driver for a few years now ... Top Gear is not the reason.

My guess, purely speculative, is that it probably has to do with the crashes and resulting bad publicity along...
Forum: General BMW Questions 03-27-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By dpritchett
Both brands are "Top Tier Gas' (...

Both brands are "Top Tier Gas' ( http://www.toptiergas.com )so your cleaning and protection should be pretty similar.
Forum: The Detail Department 03-24-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,525
Posted By dpritchett
I use a leaf blower for the front and back...

I use a leaf blower for the front and back bumpers, door jams and wheels...places where water collects.
A trick I use for the rest of the car is to take the nozzle off the hose and wet down the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-16-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By dpritchett
I had my battery replaced last summer and did not...

I had my battery replaced last summer and did not lose any coding or pre-sets. I can't give the technical explanation for that. On the other hand, a software update is likely to wipe out any coding...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 03-14-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By dpritchett
+1

+1
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-02-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,918
Posted By dpritchett
While there is variance considering condition,...

While there is variance considering condition, mileage and popularity of different vehicles, generally I think you can expect around 60% of the new car value to be gone after 5 years. Some do better,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-02-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By dpritchett
For REPAIRS I've spent ~$900 to have the ignition...

For REPAIRS I've spent ~$900 to have the ignition coils replaced in the 21 months I've been out of warranty. So far the math is working in my favor -- keep your fingers crossed for me that nothing...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-28-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By dpritchett
In my personal experience (albeit limited) KBB,...

In my personal experience (albeit limited) KBB, Edmunds, etc. are all a little on the high side when it comes to estimating what a dealer will offer in trade.
Forum: European Delivery 02-27-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,037
Posted By dpritchett
I got a speed camera ticket on a non-ED trip in...

I got a speed camera ticket on a non-ED trip in 2009. The rental company charged me (a very memorable amount ~17.76 euro) to provide the authorities my US address, but I never received a ticket. I...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 02-21-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,893
Posted By dpritchett
Pharding gives excellent advice. Do your homework...

Pharding gives excellent advice. Do your homework in advance! You will be asked a question like "How much are you looking to pay?" If you answer, you can be sure the price is not going lower -- hence...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-16-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,129
Posted By dpritchett
I see my May 2011 production 528i is included ......

I see my May 2011 production 528i is included ... the .pdf has a sample letter which is dated Feb. 2017 giving all the details, so I'm going to be on the look-out for my actual letter.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-13-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By dpritchett
Are you actually having to put air into the tire?...

Are you actually having to put air into the tire? If not, its probably the TPMS. If yes, and there is not issue with the tire, it could be the valve stem or possibly a hairline crack in the wheel,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-10-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,511
Posted By dpritchett
My local dealer has had two changes in ownership...

My local dealer has had two changes in ownership since I bought my first BMW ... each time the loaner policy has gotten more restrictive ... at first, they asked if you wanted one - then it went to...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 02-08-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,533
Posted By dpritchett
I drove a service loaner 2016 528i recently -- my...

I drove a service loaner 2016 528i recently -- my comparison point is my naturally aspirated 6 cyl. 2011 528i... and I would say that the 4 cyl turbo provides all the power most people would need for...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 02-06-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,036
Posted By dpritchett
I saw a 530i x-drive with the M-sport package on...

I saw a 530i x-drive with the M-sport package on my local dealers lot yesterday (the only G30 they had, btw)
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-03-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 696
Posted By dpritchett
+1 As a point of comparison, in 5 1/2 years I've...

+1 As a point of comparison, in 5 1/2 years I've only had to replace the batteries once.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-23-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By dpritchett
You can always ask / negotiate with your SA ......

You can always ask / negotiate with your SA ... as for the brakes, that sensor seems to be pretty unreliable -- if they measured the thickness of the rotors, they could have determined that you don't...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-20-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By dpritchett
I have an app on my phone (Repair Pal) that...

I have an app on my phone (Repair Pal) that estimates cost for repairs.. I'm also driving a 2011 528i, and it's been pretty accurate for my location. That said, wow, they really want some money from...
Forum: General BMW Questions 01-18-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By dpritchett
Legally speaking, I suppose you are right. But in...

Legally speaking, I suppose you are right. But in the sense that you are protecting yourself from a possible future negative expense, it is insurance. From my perspective, all insurance is really a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-22-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,624
Posted By dpritchett
Intermittent faults are the evil demons of car...

Intermittent faults are the evil demons of car repair.

I had the chassis stabilization error, the drivetrain malfunction and a cruise control error all together back in 2013 while I was on a trip...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-30-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By dpritchett
Smile Speech to Text Humor

:)Anyone for an Oxicodone Sensor?
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