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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-28-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,901
Posted By Gilgorm
I see nothing wrong with the "M" license plate...

I see nothing wrong with the "M" license plate frame. That doesn't indicate a 'poser' to me.
I use the clear dealer plate but turn it around so the bottom of it is a solid black line and the dealer...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-25-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By Gilgorm
You could have a fault. This is the first car...

You could have a fault.
This is the first car I've owned where I hear a faint click(single) when the heated seat is turned on. I only notice it with the drivers seat, not the passengers. Perhaps...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-19-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,233
Posted By Gilgorm
OP Put on good snow tires. Practice how they...

OP
Put on good snow tires.
Practice how they feel in an empty lot.
Have fun.
Be careful on curves and braking just like you would on super slick wet roads.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-16-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,757
Posted By Gilgorm
Keep the 5. Get a set of winter tires and you'll...

Keep the 5. Get a set of winter tires and you'll be good to go. Make no mistake, our cars can be driven 12 months a year with the right shoes.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-07-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,085
Posted By Gilgorm
I use ECO PRO a lot but the car always restarts...

I use ECO PRO a lot but the car always restarts in Comfort only. I don't have Comfort+.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-05-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,267
Posted By Gilgorm
+1 on having a dealer check his system. I...

+1 on having a dealer check his system.

I bought a 2A/15A/100A charger when I first noticed this issue in my car. I have received the message a few times. I've since used the charger less than...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-05-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,267
Posted By Gilgorm
+1 This must be dealer specific. My 2012 was...

+1 This must be dealer specific. My 2012 was sold by Parkview BMW which also owns BMW Toronto and it didn't come with a charger.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-02-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,152
Posted By Gilgorm
+1 With all the engineering that goes into...

+1

With all the engineering that goes into our cars, I doubt that driving in Sport all the time would harm the car. Drive in whatever mode you want.
BMW wouldn't be in business very long if its...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-29-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By Gilgorm
OP. I would suggest that most cars need more...

OP. I would suggest that most cars need more pressure in the rear tires. Not significant but different. The dealer that suggested 2.2/2.3 was under-inflating your tires.
Just as a reference, my...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-28-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By Gilgorm
Sorry. Absolutely right that only the Passenger...

Sorry. Absolutely right that only the Passenger mirror tilts down. However, for some strange reason in BMW land it only tilts down when the mirror switch is in the Drivers position. Completely...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-20-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By Gilgorm
I don't mind the sensitivity of turning...

I don't mind the sensitivity of turning headlights on in low, bright sunlight. If driving into the sun then the tails are on, so people following you can see you. Cars coming toward you can see you...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-14-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By Gilgorm
In these severe once-in-a-while conditions try...

In these severe once-in-a-while conditions try using Hill Descent Control. I've used it on gravel hills to great success. It controls the car better than a human.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-14-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By Gilgorm
First off, do you have the Automatic Trunk? I do...

First off, do you have the Automatic Trunk? I do and this usually happens if I hold the button a bit too long. In my case, I have to pull the trunk up since a second push does nothing. There are...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-12-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By Gilgorm
My retired E60 was in a severe accident. When I...

My retired E60 was in a severe accident. When I picked the car up this problem was identical to yours. I showed the foreman. He took the car in the back and came out 10 minutes later. All was...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-01-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,093
Posted By Gilgorm
You really have a choice between a marginal car...

You really have a choice between a marginal car in bad weather to a tank in bad weather. The winters don't just help with acceleration but also handling. An all-season is really a three season...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-01-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,219
Posted By Gilgorm
With car manufacturers trying to squeeze more...

With car manufacturers trying to squeeze more mileage out of their cars, is it possible that wind tunnel testing has revealed that less air entering the front end produces better (albeit marginal)...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-27-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,364
Posted By Gilgorm
I've never driven a Subie. However, I have never...

I've never driven a Subie. However, I have never been stuck in my F10 either. Her biggest challenge may be the snow depth and the width of the winter tires you got. Narrower tires work best in...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-27-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,076
Posted By Gilgorm
Maybe BMW should hire some of VW 'geniuses' to...

Maybe BMW should hire some of VW 'geniuses' to get around these problems.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-22-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By Gilgorm
I called GoodYear Canada and was told absolutely...

I called GoodYear Canada and was told absolutely no way if it was OEM. It was never clear if I bought the tire myself. They also had no recommendation of a GY dealer to get a new replacement tire. ...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-22-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By Gilgorm
Are you sure you would want this? I frequently...

Are you sure you would want this? I frequently drive through a short tunnel. My headlights come on and moments later the dash goes orange, which is appropriate. As I exit the tunnel the orange is...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-18-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,610
Posted By Gilgorm
Correct about the switch to turn off the lights. ...

Correct about the switch to turn off the lights.
But assuming the car ignition is off, the lights and the green dash light go off as soon as the drivers door is opened.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-18-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,801
Posted By Gilgorm
OP, its not just intent but the truth. I checked...

OP, its not just intent but the truth. I checked my car which I have owned from new. As I stated my inside rails have no covers.
Since you got the parts then some MYs may have them OR the dealer...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-17-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,691
Posted By Gilgorm
I have banged out dents like this in steel. I...

I have banged out dents like this in steel. I have used a small "persuader" (small 3-5 lb sledge hammer) and a small wood block to avoid damaging the metal any further. Failing that a rubber hammer...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-14-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,801
Posted By Gilgorm
I've owned my car (2012) for three years. It...

I've owned my car (2012) for three years. It looks like the OP car except the small centre piece on the drivers side is missing but the overall plastic piece is there. I can see the bottom of the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-11-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,054
Posted By Gilgorm
I have the 18" Dunlop SP Winter Sport run-flats...

I have the 18" Dunlop SP Winter Sport run-flats on my 535i X-drive. They have turned the car into a tank over three winters and noise levels are no different than my GY LS2s.
I have also had...
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