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Forum: European Delivery Yesterday, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 268
Posted By dpritchett
Hotel Reservation Service: ...

Hotel Reservation Service:

http://www.hrs.de/web3/
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) Yesterday, 01:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,958
Posted By dpritchett
BMW has always offered more models in Europe than...

BMW has always offered more models in Europe than in the USA. A plethora of product lines ties in nicely to the newly announced 'BMW genius' strategy where customers order cars at the dealership...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-10-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,010
Posted By dpritchett
Reminds me of the time I got a 335i as a loaner...

Reminds me of the time I got a 335i as a loaner and got a warning about the acceleration from the SA ... some woman had had a near collision and blamed the dealership for not warning her about the...
Forum: The Detail Department 04-08-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By dpritchett
+1 on the 1Z Cockpit Premium

+1 on the 1Z Cockpit Premium
Forum: European Delivery 04-07-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By dpritchett
That's my vote. Use the voucher to get some...

That's my vote. Use the voucher to get some snacks for the drive to wherever you go once you leave the Welt.
Forum: European Delivery 04-07-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,600
Posted By dpritchett
Limited options ... I stuck to 100 mph <4500 rpms...

Limited options ... I stuck to 100 mph <4500 rpms for the first few hundred miles (alpine roads, not much autobahn, except heading south from Munich to Garmisch). At the end of my ED trip, I got up...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-07-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 812
Posted By dpritchett
It depends on your risk tolerance ... generally...

It depends on your risk tolerance ... generally you're better off taking the dollar equivalent and setting it aside to pay for repairs yourself ... but if something major breaks, the warranty will...
Forum: Motorsports, Racing & Track 04-03-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 641
Posted By dpritchett
I think you are right ... if they adjust the fuel...

I think you are right ... if they adjust the fuel flow to allow greater rpms, it will improve the sound.

At Malaysia last week, the NBC Sports crew seems to think the TV crews can improve the...
Forum: European Delivery 04-02-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 652
Posted By dpritchett
If you ever watch The Amazing Race on CBS -...

If you ever watch The Amazing Race on CBS - every season they go somewhere where they have to drive a car with a manual transmission - and there will be at least one team that is totally clueless...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-02-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By dpritchett
This matches my experience ... if its not part of...

This matches my experience ... if its not part of the scheduled free maintenance, they won't do anything. When my 325xi passed warranty end in July 2010, they wouldn't do the cabin filter change that...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-01-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By dpritchett
If you search, you'll see its not an uncommon...

If you search, you'll see its not an uncommon occurrence in the F10 ... the most likely cause seems to be one or more bad injectors, but it could be most anything in the drivetrain systems loop. In...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 03-26-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By dpritchett
Most sources I've seen say that summer tires drop...

Most sources I've seen say that summer tires drop off in performance below 45 degrees, even on dry surfaces. The rubber gets harder as it gets colder, and eventually you can end up driving on hockey...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-20-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By dpritchett
There is a donut spare available for the F10...

There is a donut spare available for the F10 (Bimmerzone.com -- BMW 5 Series F10 525 535 550 Spare Tire Kit (Emergency Space Saver)
SKU: BIM-SST-F10-KIT) which gives you about 50 miles of driving...
Forum: General BMW 03-18-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,264
Posted By dpritchett
Interestingly enough, Costco is now a Top Tier...

Interestingly enough, Costco is now a Top Tier gasoline... one of the 24 TT brands in the US.
Forum: European Delivery 03-18-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 983
Posted By dpritchett
The lounge where they send you to wait is FULLY...

The lounge where they send you to wait is FULLY stocked ... typically your hotel will also have something for breakfast, but you can eat to your hearts content all-day long at die Welt.

Yes, they...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-16-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By dpritchett
Value Service is just decent pricing on a few...

Value Service is just decent pricing on a few things like oil changes and brakes for older BMWs



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Forum: BMW News Articles and Announcements 03-14-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,485
Posted By dpritchett
I would be happy just to have the clock update...

I would be happy just to have the clock update the time automatically like my cell phone does.
Forum: General BMW 03-04-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 965
Posted By dpritchett
Until at least a few days ago, the Crimea and...

Until at least a few days ago, the Crimea and Chernobyl were part of Ukraine, not Russia.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-03-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By dpritchett
Lots of threads on this -- for most people it...

Lots of threads on this -- for most people it seems to be injectors that are bad, although it can be any number of things that show up as a drive train malfunction. In my case, they had to replace...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-28-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By dpritchett
You can also play thru Bluetooth -- the...

You can also play thru Bluetooth -- the instructions are in the manual you can access from idrive in the car.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-27-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,416
Posted By dpritchett
+1 My thoughts exactly ... I hit 137 mph on the...

+1 My thoughts exactly ... I hit 137 mph on the Autobahn on my ED trip, and for any sort of normal driving my 2011 528i has plenty of power. I figured the extra hp in the 535 would only serve to get...
Forum: European Delivery 02-25-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By dpritchett
Same for me ... I was in a rental in Cologne and...

Same for me ... I was in a rental in Cologne and the speed for the tunnel dropped from 100 kmh to 80, and I did not. I got flashed -- the rental company charged me a memorable 17.76 euro to provide...
Forum: General BMW 02-25-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By dpritchett
I think you might be stuck with the dealer ... ...

I think you might be stuck with the dealer ... and I would expect it to be an expensive proposition.

I just had to replace a key/key fob on my wife's Honda, and while there were non-dealer...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-24-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,474
Posted By dpritchett
Sorry, but I can't resist interjecting my story...

Sorry, but I can't resist interjecting my story here.

Back in 2011, my son and I went to the Petite LeMans race at Road Atlanta, using the BMW Car Corral. Once the race was over, we went to my...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-23-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,474
Posted By dpritchett
No dipstick ... You can check thru I-Drive or the...

No dipstick ... You can check thru I-Drive or the computer you access thru the stalk on the steering column. Your car does have to be warmed up before either will show a reading.


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