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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-15-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,454
Posted By Sophisto
Yes, look up the info on the zf 8hp at zf.com I...

Yes, look up the info on the zf 8hp at zf.com
I had zf do mine paid 800 euro and my car drives like new.
Look for oil change kits.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-16-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,705
Posted By Sophisto
Anno 2017, on such a car, no 100% phone control...

Anno 2017, on such a car, no 100% phone control by the car.
It should be on the car screen with full control by the Idrive.
The cars IT software systems are not very sophisticated compaired to a...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 04-16-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By Sophisto
When in group B, be sure your fuel filter is in...

When in group B, be sure your fuel filter is in prestine order.
And keep a fuel pump fuse at hand.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 04-16-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By Sophisto
Berlin and Munich, those will be the hotspots for...

Berlin and Munich, those will be the hotspots for the bigger engined cars in Europe.
As with Audis or Mercedeses, 4 cylindre cars make up the big numbers.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 04-14-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By Sophisto
In Europe the 550 is a rarity, as are all V8...

In Europe the 550 is a rarity, as are all V8 engined cars.
Most 5 series are leased small engined cars, badged.
Debadging is done to not stand out in the crowd.
In Amsterdam nice cars are being...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 03-13-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By Sophisto
A recommendation without any reasoning made only...

A recommendation without any reasoning made only by bmw tire sellers.
Not any other information source I know of gives this same advice.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 03-13-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,504
Posted By Sophisto
Bigger wheels gives a higher weight, not a good...

Bigger wheels gives a higher weight, not a good thing performance wise.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 03-12-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 785
Posted By Sophisto
The car didn't need any trips for service other...

The car didn't need any trips for service other than scheduled services in six years with 110k miles.
It is a good car.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 03-12-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,168
Posted By Sophisto
No, I sat in a couple, but as I am not going to...

No, I sat in a couple, but as I am not going to buy one soon, I did not bother my sales friend for a test drive. If it will be a five series, it will be a G31 anyway, 540i, they are not yet around...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 03-12-2017, 12:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,168
Posted By Sophisto
There seems to be little to talk about. Six...

There seems to be little to talk about.
Six years ago design, weight, handling were topics that were discissed a lot.
I do not seem to have read a discussion about the better handling of the new...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 03-11-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,504
Posted By Sophisto
Michelin ssp 18.

Michelin ssp 18.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-10-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,018
Posted By Sophisto
Someone mentioned an e46 vert. Thats the car I...

Someone mentioned an e46 vert.
Thats the car I use for summer pleasure, rwd 330ci it is.
Should I be as happy in a 440i vert as I am in my 15 year old but in prestine condition love affair?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-09-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,018
Posted By Sophisto
Is there someone around for the answer to QB's...

Is there someone around for the answer to QB's question?
I am contemplating on a 440 vert RWD 704 with all the leather in the interior I might get as well.
So is there a reason to get another setup...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 03-08-2017, 12:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,867
Posted By Sophisto
Thanks to VW there is some negative sentiment in...

Thanks to VW there is some negative sentiment in Germany, you can pick up all kind of banning diesel cars news nowadays....
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 03-08-2017, 12:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,867
Posted By Sophisto
The main thing is the high torque that the six...

The main thing is the high torque that the six inline diesels will give the HP70 instead of the HP45 ZF that comes in the 540i.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-05-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,918
Posted By Sophisto
Or just buy a car and do a little TLC and even a...

Or just buy a car and do a little TLC and even a six year old BMW will be driving as a new and shiny car, for a much more avordable tco than the so loved three year period leasing. While the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-05-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By Sophisto
No, the engine is corque dry, so no gasket...

No, the engine is corque dry, so no gasket change. Also no fluids leaking or losses anywhere, all volumes stay at their marks. The miles are normally made on long highway trips on superbe diesel...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-05-2017, 12:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By Sophisto
Keeping the F11 a bit longer

My investment in november 2010 of 90k euro in a fully loaded F11 is depreciated in a value of around 25k euro. In a couple of months the G31 will be available. I like the F11 a lot, the only minor...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-03-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,918
Posted By Sophisto
Sirs, excuse me, you look like a bunch of...

Sirs, excuse me, you look like a bunch of accountants, instead of lovers of prestine middle class cars.
You want to own a fully loaded new German car?
Like a new five series BMW with all kinds of...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-02-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,918
Posted By Sophisto
Thumb rule; depreciation is $1000 per month until...

Thumb rule; depreciation is $1000 per month until you reach the $10.000 mark and then maintenance costs kick in at around $300 per month and the worth of your beloved fiver is what the fool is...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-01-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,746
Posted By Sophisto
On the front are stil the original springs, after...

On the front are stil the original springs, after a lot of reading I choose the B6 over the Konis. The car is much stiffer than before, I am happy with it and should have done it earlier, or taken...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-28-2017, 11:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,746
Posted By Sophisto
Switched to Bilstein B6 shockabsorbers, renewed...

Switched to Bilstein B6 shockabsorbers, renewed all the parts but the front springs. Car is on new air suspension aft as well while these are known to go.
Parts were a total of 800, labour...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-28-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By Sophisto
For parts; check realoem.com, the brakes service...

For parts; check realoem.com, the brakes service for your car under service and scope of repair work.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-28-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By Sophisto
http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=63489...

http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=634891
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-28-2017, 12:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By Sophisto
I did an DIY pads, sensors, rotors, fluid front...

I did an DIY pads, sensors, rotors, fluid front and back, premium (ATE) parts costed me just under 600 dollars.
Took me five hours on the floor, first time job, there is a good DIY guide on the...
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