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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-18-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By sodoi18
Given a choice does Elite gets you anything more?...

Given a choice does Elite gets you anything more?
Looks like one is better of with regular CPO and not fall for the "Elite" word trap from BMW.

Why are these packages designed to be so ambiguous...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-18-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By sodoi18
Traditional CPO vs Elite CPO

Is there any difference between regular CPO and Elite CPO - In terms of actual coverage.

I know that CPO is 2yr/50k miles and Elite is 1yr/25k miles. Is this the only difference?

In other words...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-16-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 88,296
Posted By sodoi18
Map Updates

Could you please PM me too
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-15-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By sodoi18
What package is needed to have this option. Is it...

What package is needed to have this option. Is it BMW Apps. Will it work with a 2012 535xi - what should i have to make it work.

Considering to buy a used 2012 535xi CPO

Thanks
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-12-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 158
Posted By sodoi18
2013 528xi or 2012 535xi M Sport

Please help me make a decision here.

Looking at CPO Loaner 2013 528xi with 15k miles - CPO Warranty till 4/2019
and
CPO 2012 535xi M Sport with 42k miles - CPO Warranty till 11/2017

1. Are...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-10-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By sodoi18
Summary: Avoid 2011 535xi with production date...

Summary:
Avoid 2011 535xi with production date before April 2011

What about the 2012 528xi? - which production dates to avoid
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-10-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By sodoi18
2012 528xi or 2011 535xi

All:

I am considering getting a CPO of either 2012 528xi or 2011 535xi
I would appreciate your general opinions and recommendations on the concerns below

1. How much has 535xi updated/revised...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-14-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 601
Posted By sodoi18
To Buy Used (Which year and model) or Lease New - Any 7

Guys:

I am confused and not sure on this. A part of me pushes me to lease a new under warranty car and have fun.

The other option is to buy a used may be a certified. With any of 7 series I am...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-04-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,191
Posted By sodoi18
Best Used 7 Series to Buy

Hi Folks:

I am in the market to get a used 7 series to replace my 2004 530i which got totalled recently - looking for no earlier than 2000 model.

From a quick overview it seems the 3rd...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-30-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 782
Posted By sodoi18
New Tires and Spark Plugs Replacement

2004 530i with almost 100k miles and out of any warranty and maintenance plan. Need to replace the tires and install new spark plugs.

1. Can I get the Tires Installation at common places like...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-20-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,522
Posted By sodoi18
Very good point. I have noted this always happens...

Very good point. I have noted this always happens after over night.
Could be a condensation related error. Does this require sensor replacement?

I will certainly check the oil level and may top...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-19-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,522
Posted By sodoi18
Oil below minimum message

2004 530i I have had issue with this message in past where infactthe oil was low but could not agree as the car was asking for more oil just after 3000 miles at max.

It was fixed as some kind of...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-01-2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,514
Posted By sodoi18
Spark Plugs replacement at 100k

How important is to replace the spark plugs at 100k as the car indicates.
On 2004 530i currently at 96.5k. Everything seems be OK for now.

Its not the spark plug cost which is prohibitive..its...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-17-2010, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,113
Posted By sodoi18
Door Dings/Dents - Self Fixing

Is it possible to do this self?
I have two very small dings on the driver side doors. I think they may have been due to somebody parking too close to my car and then opening the door to hit my...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-30-2010, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By sodoi18
How do you reset the FTM? I guess its a walk...

How do you reset the FTM?
I guess its a walk through on idrive once the tires are installed.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-29-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By sodoi18
Still not sure

Still not clear If I can go ahead and get it installed at a tire center.
The local BMW dealer SA said its OK but I seriously doubt her understanding... of course from past experience.

It seems to...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-29-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By sodoi18
New Wheels and Tires Installation

On my 2004 530i I got two OEM wheels and OEM tires. My local dealership is very busy and next available date is almost 15 days away.

1. Is it OK if i get the wheels and tires installed some where...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By sodoi18
Yes

Yes
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By sodoi18
Recently did the alignment and balancing

Recently did the alignment and balancing
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By sodoi18
Is This Normal - Steering Wheel Rotation

On my 2004 530i after a recent replacement of steering wheel I feel i have to rotate the wheel more than normal to make a turn...its as if I have to make more rotation than would normally needed to...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2010, 08:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 685
Posted By sodoi18
Engine/Car Vibration Above 70 mph

Hi All:

Recently my 2004 530i car came back from dealership with replaced coil for a cylinder and some new gaskets for oil etc. I have about 90k miles.

Issue:

The car is shaking very...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2010, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,621
Posted By sodoi18
New Tires - Please Suggest

2004 530 i came with OEM ContiTouringContact CV95 17"

I recently replaced the rear one's with the OEM as above. Not really happy with the traction particularly now during winter snow time..DSC...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-27-2009, 09:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 503
Posted By sodoi18
Engine Idel Vibration and Delayed Dashboard Indicator Needle movements

Approximately 89k miles 2004 530 still under 6yr 100k warranty. I got car back after recent accident repair ( headlight replacement, steering wheel replacement due to air bag explosion in accident,...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-10-2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By sodoi18
Question Had an accident

All:

My wife got into an accident last Friday...she is doing OK..walked out of the car without scratch...air bag went off.....Car sustained mostly frontal damage with passenger side bearing the...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 10-06-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 771
Posted By sodoi18
Exactly same problem

2004 530i, 88k miles

Dealer said it is starter problem. Car is at dealership..hope to pick up soon.
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