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Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-26-2017, 08:50 AM
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Posted By JohnRI
Hi Trey. I actually thought of the same thing...

Hi Trey. I actually thought of the same thing this morning but then had second thoughts. I'm not sure if the projector mechanism under the glass moves around (up/down) when adjusting the...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-26-2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,063
Posted By JohnRI
I appreciate your response. I think BMW took...

I appreciate your response. I think BMW took something that was intuitive and worked and made it complicated and less value. Here's my options and even though none of the depicted illustrations...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-26-2017, 05:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,063
Posted By JohnRI
Seeking Solution to Seriously Annoying HUD Speed Limit Sign

I'm reaching out to forum members for their input on whether I missed a solution to the problem in the owners manual or the Technical Manuals on Bimmerfest. For a car that is so sophisticated and...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-25-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By JohnRI
I believe it is in the camera settings. SA was...

I believe it is in the camera settings. SA was showing me the feature when I picked up the car on Monday. The purpose was to help guide you onto the track. It shows an overhead rendition of the...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-24-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,819
Posted By JohnRI
In my F10 I changed out the Goodyear Run Flats...

In my F10 I changed out the Goodyear Run Flats before I took deliver of the car with Michelin Pilot Sport NRF summer tires. I bought the flat fix kit but I always had a concern about traveling any...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-24-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,174
Posted By JohnRI
This is probably not the right thread to go into...

This is probably not the right thread to go into a a deep discussion on detailing. There are some good discussions in the detailing and care sections, however, for a brief answer it is very easy and...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-23-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,174
Posted By JohnRI
I appreciate everyone's nice comments on my new...

I appreciate everyone's nice comments on my new Mediterranean Blue M550. It's been in the garage since last night undergoing clay barring and Ceramic Sealing. I'm really glad I took delivery with...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-22-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,174
Posted By JohnRI
Thanks for your comment. Regarding the wheels, I...

Thanks for your comment. Regarding the wheels, I ordered the 760M wheels from getBMWparts.com and had my dealer install them on the car prior to delivery.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-22-2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,174
Posted By JohnRI
Took Delivery of M550 Today

Two days short of two months from order placement to receipt of my car. The most frustrating part of the wait was the sitting at the dock in Bremerhaven and the longer time for the Otello to dock in...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-21-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,686
Posted By JohnRI
Clay barring is actually quite easy and there are...

Clay barring is actually quite easy and there are YouTube videos galore. The secret is to spray plenty of the clay bar lube on paint and do a2x2 or 2x3' section at a time not letting the lube dry. ...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-20-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,686
Posted By JohnRI
Hi Quackbury. I used MarineTraffic app on phone,...

Hi Quackbury. I used MarineTraffic app on phone, iPad and also Mac. It uses the vessels MMSI number that is broadcast over the vessel AIS radio to track the ship. It is only good though when...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-20-2017, 05:46 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,686
Posted By JohnRI
My car arrived at the dealer late Friday and will...

My car arrived at the dealer late Friday and will pick up Monday evening. I'm taking delivery in the factory wrap as I don't want to chance it that dealer puts swirl marks in the paint. My 2011 550...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-18-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,686
Posted By JohnRI
That really is terrible. I would not only ask for...

That really is terrible. I would not only ask for same deal but a better one to compensate for the inconvenience, stress, etc. Go directly to the GM, not sales.

Did they give you a print out of...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-16-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,686
Posted By JohnRI
That's great news that both of you were contacted...

That's great news that both of you were contacted by your respective dealers today. I called my dealer today who said they were about to call me and let me know that the car was in NJ. They had the...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-15-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,686
Posted By JohnRI
Who coordinates the truck? Does the VDC arrange...

Who coordinates the truck? Does the VDC arrange for truck based upon dealer locations or does the dealer? I always assumed it was the VDC or BMWUSA. Thanks.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-15-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,686
Posted By JohnRI
Just spoke with the BMW Genius team and my car is...

Just spoke with the BMW Genius team and my car is scheduled for departure from VDC on Thursday and arrive at dealer on Friday. Hope this information is more accurate than the information they...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-13-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,105
Posted By JohnRI
I have always been of the opinion that mirrors...

I have always been of the opinion that mirrors are a functional necessity and not something you want to stand out and detract from the body style. I have a 2015 Corvette in addition to my F10 and...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-13-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,686
Posted By JohnRI
The W&W Website now shows that my car has been...

The W&W Website now shows that my car has been offloaded and delivered!! Hope all of your cars show the same. Next is to clear customs but probably not until beginning of the week. Appreciate...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-13-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,686
Posted By JohnRI
Have to check periodically to see if ship departs...

Have to check periodically to see if ship departs NJ this weekend. I'm sure W&W website won't update too quickly nor will BMW website.


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Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-12-2017, 04:57 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,686
Posted By JohnRI
Out of AIS range until later today. Depending...

Out of AIS range until later today. Depending upon how close to Cape Cod Otello passes we might see a position update as early as 5PM or might be as late as 9PM if route is further offshore. Port...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-11-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,391
Posted By JohnRI
Your car looks awesome. I am a big fan of...

Your car looks awesome. I am a big fan of Imperial Blue having it for over 6 years on my 2011 550. Wanted it again on my "on order" M550 but had to settle for Mediterranean Blue. Those wheels look...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-11-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,686
Posted By JohnRI
There's a tug alongside of Otello! Hopefully no...

There's a tug alongside of Otello! Hopefully no interim stops now.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-11-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,686
Posted By JohnRI
For what it is worth here is the Port schedule...

For what it is worth here is the Port schedule for Departures today:
Berth Vessel Vessel Port Agent ETA ETD
PIER 34
HALIFAX ALGOMA DARTMOUTH ALGOMA TANKERS LTD In Port
HALTERM TERMINAL...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-10-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,686
Posted By JohnRI
Might leave tonight around midnight our time. ...

Might leave tonight around midnight our time. Next ship waiting for that pier is due to dock at 1AM local time which is about midnight our time.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-10-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,686
Posted By JohnRI
Either that or they are in queue for dock space. ...

Either that or they are in queue for dock space. They had do wait to get into Halifax due to dock being occupied by another ship. There is another car carrier outside of Halifax doing same slow...
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