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Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 06-29-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By Stevej2001
An aside. Mexico is in North America.

An aside. Mexico is in North America.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-22-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By Stevej2001
I can say with no fear of contradiction that...

I can say with no fear of contradiction that where I live in the Central Valley of California is warmer than Alberta. Thanks for the advice.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-22-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By Stevej2001
It could be but I live in a warm climate where...

It could be but I live in a warm climate where batteries (even oems) last a long time. Also, why didn't the battery tender keep things alive and show a fully charged state? I just got that VANOS bolt...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-22-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By Stevej2001
Strange Message re Battery

I just got back from a 2 wk vacation. Given what I've learned on this board, I connected my battery tender (BMW branded but I think it's deltran). Upon my return the car started right up but I got a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-18-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By Stevej2001
Not with my '11 f10

Not with my '11 f10
Forum: General Automotive Forum 05-23-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By Stevej2001
The current accord hybrid has a 15 year battery...

The current accord hybrid has a 15 year battery warranty, and it is claimed by various reviews that it really gets in the mid 40's on the freeway. My 525i gets 20 or so in town and 29 on the road....
Forum: General Automotive Forum 05-23-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By Stevej2001
Am I nuts?

I love my '11 535i but as it approaches being off warranty, I'm wondering if I want to pay for all the maintenece and repair costs. It's fully paid for.

I'm being seduced by a Honda Accord Hybrid....
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-06-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By Stevej2001
Quick question re BMW extended warranty

As my F10 approaches the end of it's factory warranty I'm considering purchasing the extended warranty. I have 44,800 or so on the odo now. I remember reading that it had to be pruchased prior to 45k...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-23-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 386
Posted By Stevej2001
better yet-- are you using the latch system?

better yet-- are you using the latch system?
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 04-10-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 776
Posted By Stevej2001
BMW USA Extended Warranty

I'm approaching the end of my F10's warranty and want to consider the extended warranty. I want to get an idea of what is covered, deductibles, etc. I've looked at the BMW USA website and can't find...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-03-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By Stevej2001
thanks! That worked.

thanks! That worked.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-02-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By Stevej2001
Top View Camera Error

I couldn't find anything about this searching the forum. Yesterday my f10 started warning of a top view camera error. That's strange because it seems to be workiing fine. All 3 cameras are sending...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-03-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,336
Posted By Stevej2001
I've been using skypark for years (inside) and...

I've been using skypark for years (inside) and have never had a problem there.
Forum: General BMW 11-14-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By Stevej2001
My answer is BOTH. I've got the topview camera...

My answer is BOTH. I've got the topview camera and the sensors. I'd never want to back up waiting for a sound. The camera is absolutely necessary to see where you are, etc. But, the sensors tell you...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-03-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By Stevej2001
More Computer Hijinks

last month my car suddenly thought it need new rear brakes. Reprogramming the computer stopped that for a while, but then the issue recurred and the dealer replaced the pads. Nothing more on that...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-24-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By Stevej2001
Hmmm... so the computer must be screwed up. A...

Hmmm... so the computer must be screwed up. A followup question: do BMW brake pads have those noisemakers to warn you they're about worn out?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-24-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By Stevej2001
Weird Rear Brake Pad issue

About 2 months ago my '11 535i showed 29k miles left on my rear brake pads. I'm at 35k miles. Suddenly it went to 1300 miles.

The dealer took a look and said the pads were fine and were nowhere...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-24-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By Stevej2001
the little engine block... that's it. Thanks for...

the little engine block... that's it. Thanks for the info. It's going to the shop on Thursday
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-23-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By Stevej2001
It figures...

I was driving today when my check engine light came on. It wasn't a loose gas cap. The car functioned perfectly but perhaps the MPG is down a bit.

So why did this happen today in my 2 1/2 year old...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 06-19-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By Stevej2001
I'm looking for an extended warranty, not...

I'm looking for an extended warranty, not extended service. Thanks to all for your advice!
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 06-18-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By Stevej2001
Extended Warranty Questions

I just sent off the check to pay off my '11 535i. It's not yet too close to 50k nor 4 years, but I want to ask some questions about the extended warranty...

1) can it be purchased up to 50k miles...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-18-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,281
Posted By Stevej2001
FWIW, I've got imperial blue and while it is...

FWIW, I've got imperial blue and while it is likely to show some dirt, folks are always commenting on how good it looks. Of course they're unlikely to tell me they hate it.

I think many (including...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-09-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,689
Posted By Stevej2001
My Maui Jims wrap around the shifter. When I put...

My Maui Jims wrap around the shifter. When I put them on I put my regular glasses in one of the cupholders.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-03-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,510
Posted By Stevej2001
I've no regrets about having a 535-- but, I never...

I've no regrets about having a 535-- but, I never drove a 550. No point in giving me ideas on this.

The 535 is the most powerful car I've ever had. The only V-8 I've ever owned was in a Suburban,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-01-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By Stevej2001
Join the BMWCCA if you haven't already. Email...

Join the BMWCCA if you haven't already. Email Mike Miller (they guy who does the tech talk column in the club magazine Roundel). He'll send you his suggestions on keeping a BMW running long term.
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