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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-02-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,253
Posted By flobey540
That'd explain why I didn't read about it until...

That'd explain why I didn't read about it until now...strange - everything else I've read on the internet has been 100% accurate.........
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-02-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,253
Posted By flobey540
Put the car in sport + then hold the traction...

Put the car in sport + then hold the traction control down untill dsc is completely off put the gear lever in sport mode hold on the gas and brake all the way down

Tried this and lit up the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-02-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,470
Posted By flobey540
CA540 - I came from a 2001 540 6-speed in...

CA540 - I came from a 2001 540 6-speed in February. The F10 550i is a much nicer vehicle, and obviously much quicker as well. All the latest tech, more comfort, etc., but I do sometimes miss my...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-28-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,755
Posted By flobey540
Primacys...meh

I have the Primacy's as well...don't love the harsh ride and plan to switch to PSS's when they wear out. The perspective has taken me a while - especially pulling into my garage as well. My wife...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-21-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,248
Posted By flobey540
lol!

lol!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-21-2012, 03:00 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,343
Posted By flobey540
Love, love, love this mod. Top of my list...

Love, love, love this mod. Top of my list...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-20-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 488
Views: 40,953
Posted By flobey540
Panerai Daylight with 5-6 different straps, a...

Panerai Daylight with 5-6 different straps, a Baume & Mercier Capeland I picked up on my honeymoon, and a Suunto Observer SS for the weekend.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-20-2012, 02:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,098
Posted By flobey540
Not sure this is accurate. A valet was able to...

Not sure this is accurate. A valet was able to park my car last week with my key accidentally in my pocket. He couldn't restart and retrieve my car until I gave my key back to him.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-20-2012, 01:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,248
Posted By flobey540
Thanks, gang...interesting to read the feedback....

Thanks, gang...interesting to read the feedback. Yes, the RPMs settle down - pretty much soon after the the video ends.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-19-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,248
Posted By flobey540
550i Startup noise

Hi Gang- Need your advice. My 550i sounds like crap on startup. I thought it would go away with break in, however it's no better, and with a lot of travel lately (currently in Germany) it's been...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-02-2012, 05:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,332
Posted By flobey540
These were the best instructions I could find -...

These were the best instructions I could find - and the ones I used to wire my V1. No issues whatsoever.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=515517
Forum: Cars - Private Party 03-02-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 937
Posted By flobey540
Good luck with your sale. I sold my 2001 540i...

Good luck with your sale. I sold my 2001 540i 6-Speed sport in December. Similar miles, black/tan for $8995.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-02-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,208
Posted By flobey540
That video was hilarious! Hilarious because...

That video was hilarious! Hilarious because that's basically what I likely sounded like at the same time. Don't worry, you're safe here and among friends. :)

But I must say your video reminded me...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-27-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,900
Posted By flobey540
8" rigid.

8" rigid.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-27-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,900
Posted By flobey540
3 child seats

Hi Morty-

We recently went with new, narrower car seats to make it easier to fit into the F10. The Radians are about 17" wide, a full 5" narrower than our last Graco model. From Driver side to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-24-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,779
Posted By flobey540
Sorry, but the F10 is way too bloated, IMHO....

Sorry, but the F10 is way too bloated, IMHO. Don't get me wrong, I love mine, but I hate the fact that it weighs so much more than the A6 that I considered. Tell me I'm looking at it wrong, but I'm...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-15-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,069
Posted By flobey540
I purchased mine the week after I picked up my...

I purchased mine the week after I picked up my car.

The only difference I could ascertain is that the Autohaus warranty will attempt to repair a wheel first, rather than outright replace it if...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-15-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,069
Posted By flobey540
I researched options including Discount Tire when...

I researched options including Discount Tire when I picked up my 550i. My car came with Michelin Primacy HPs. DT purchase price is $508/tire, and wanted $63/tire for Road hazard insurance - for just...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-06-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,993
Posted By flobey540
Smile Ultimate Cupholder

In the process of moving things over from my E39 to my new F10 550i I discovered my trusty and oh-so-useful Ultimate Cupholder fits very well....see the below pics.

YMMV, I have zero affiliation,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-04-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,442
Posted By flobey540
Agree jimfame - would love to have a track day!

Agree jimfame - would love to have a track day!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-04-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,442
Posted By flobey540
Talking It's here!!! Titanium Silver 550i

About 8 weeks from order to deliver in GA - didn't think that was too bad taking the holidays into account.

550i in Titanium Silver with Oyster/Black Dakota, Anthracite, M-Sport, Paddle shifters,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-24-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,940
Posted By flobey540
What's interesting to me is the new 2012 manual...

What's interesting to me is the new 2012 manual talks about fuel quality on page 264. At the bottom it mentions "BMW recommends BP fuels". Okay, got it.... However if you go to...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 07-26-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 644
Views: 640,502
Posted By flobey540
Best of luck to you tomorrow. I bought it from...

Best of luck to you tomorrow. I bought it from FCP Groton, replaced about 6 weeks ago.
Forum: 5 Series DIY 07-26-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 644
Views: 640,502
Posted By flobey540
Replaced FSU but still no luck

Hey Gang - hoping someone here can help me...I've replaced my FSU based on the OP's instructions (thank you!) on my E39 2001 540. Fixed my blower issues for a while. Now everytime I get in, it...
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