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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) Yesterday, 10:28 AM
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Posted By schnell525
N63's do have a common valvetrain/VANOS tick,...

N63's do have a common valvetrain/VANOS tick, however not like mine. It developed AFTER the drivetrain malfunction.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) Yesterday, 01:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 508
Posted By schnell525
I'd visit an AutoZone and buy quart of 5W-30...

I'd visit an AutoZone and buy quart of 5W-30 Castrol Syntec and add about 1/2 qt. and see what happens as suggested.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) Yesterday, 01:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By schnell525
send it to a shop that can redo the wheels. ...

send it to a shop that can redo the wheels. that's the only answer. or go spend several thousand for new wheels and use the current ones for winter. given your locale, probably not the best thing...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) Yesterday, 01:26 AM
Replies: 1,225
Views: 89,445
Posted By schnell525
Interesting. My very low mileage 12 550xi...

Interesting. My very low mileage 12 550xi developed a very distinctive "tick" after it experienced a drivetrain malfunction light. The engine ran so rough, it is impossible that aspects of that...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-25-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By schnell525
I wouldn't take anything from "it was a...

I wouldn't take anything from "it was a salesman's car" or it was a little old lady....etc. So what, they don't care. They drive it like any other car. They get it washed at the dealer, and just...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-22-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 742
Posted By schnell525
you can get an estimate by taking kbb online...

you can get an estimate by taking kbb online values at average condition and subtract 3-4k from there to get a ballpark. you need to sit town with the used car manager to get a value. wear your...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 04-14-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,998
Posted By schnell525
Ridiculous treatment of the customer. There is...

Ridiculous treatment of the customer. There is nothing they can hide behind as using your car as a shuttle. It was in for service/diagnostic work and that's it. It is your private passenger...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-14-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,461
Posted By schnell525
Dealers do not do high end detail work (look at...

Dealers do not do high end detail work (look at Phil's detailersdomain.com). These guys do a real detail.

The dealers pressure was the car. Hose it down, use a brush. I've even seen a dealer...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-09-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,026
Posted By schnell525
Agree, stay away from the 550. 2013+ 535 is...

Agree, stay away from the 550. 2013+ 535 is probably your best bet for performance and reliability. Do you homework on the car you pick out.

If you go for a 550, it has to be a 2014...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-09-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By schnell525
If you feel like it's pulling, don't concede. ...

If you feel like it's pulling, don't concede. The F10 does pull. My 2011 535 pulled to the right--requiring constant correction. The "fix" was to rotate the struts and adjust the mounts,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-06-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By schnell525
I think BMW has entered into an entirely new form...

I think BMW has entered into an entirely new form of "Fuzzy Math" with the F10. I don't think it's worth to keep and F10 past warranty.

Read above post from n1das. These cars are not the BMW of...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-04-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 1,225
Views: 89,445
Posted By schnell525
Sadly, I do not think BMW has a solution to this...

Sadly, I do not think BMW has a solution to this nightmare at the moment--or will not in the near future. To maintain it out of warranty would be insane....one part replacement after another.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-01-2015, 02:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 580
Posted By schnell525
You really should ask yourself is the 11 550...

You really should ask yourself is the 11 550 capable for the type of conditions that you're going to run in to? Big HP isn't going to help in traffic, outside of torque when you want to move out. ...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-27-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By schnell525
I would avoid any F10 N63 engined 550's unless it...

I would avoid any F10 N63 engined 550's unless it was a 2014 with a N63TU. I would aim for a 535 N55 engined car--however they have seen their own set of issues with engine malfunctions. One thing...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-26-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By schnell525
Shop the cars around and get some values. If you...

Shop the cars around and get some values. If you are going to a competing dealer, see what they can offer. Yes, I'd use Carmax.

Don't be a afraid to shop and split up deals.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-15-2015, 02:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,102
Posted By schnell525
I'd suggest it--shop your car around. If you...

I'd suggest it--shop your car around. If you have an XYZ car and you're trading with an XYZ dealer and they lowball you, shop it to others. You'd be surprised at the lists that sales people have of...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-14-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 939
Posted By schnell525
Quite standard among German makes....BMW,...

Quite standard among German makes....BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Porsche for a 2 year frequency. Especially if you have a car that you put in storage like a Porsche for several months out of the year.
...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 02-27-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 873
Posted By schnell525
Your service manager should be open and willing...

Your service manager should be open and willing to answer any customer questions. If you have a problem with your car where the problems is significant involving repair, safety, and employee issues...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 02-23-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 873
Posted By schnell525
Why is this such a difficult question to reply to...

Why is this such a difficult question to reply to BMW and others , since 1/16/15 when posted?

Dealers I've worked with including Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche (and even Jeep) were happy to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-21-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,200
Posted By schnell525
5K incentive may indeed be attractive to some...

5K incentive may indeed be attractive to some leases during a point in their lease. If Mannheim numbers are decent (which they have been low for the last year on trades on a 550) and you could get...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-15-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,200
Posted By schnell525
550ix, I am glad you enjoy the 550...I as well...

550ix, I am glad you enjoy the 550...I as well enjoy the 550 as it has some impressive characteristics, unfortunately some of us have experienced some very sub-par experiences with the car.

You've...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-14-2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,200
Posted By schnell525
Even to add, if BMW knew these problems existed...

Even to add, if BMW knew these problems existed and would show in cars as they age. What about the customer that doesn't drive much and puts on around 5,500 miles a years. Yes they are paying for...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-13-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,200
Posted By schnell525
550ix...you look at this as a rather simple...

550ix...you look at this as a rather simple issue--for whim, etc. You do not know the case by case basis how customers have been treated. If a customer was denied service and repair at a point, and...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-07-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 1,225
Views: 89,445
Posted By schnell525
This becomes more and more interesting by the...

This becomes more and more interesting by the day. The N63 should be under a recall as the car can die while driving. I remember limping my N63 550xi into the dealer with it sputtering and shaking...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-27-2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 1,225
Views: 89,445
Posted By schnell525
Pax5, Thanks for responding. I agree with...

Pax5,

Thanks for responding. I agree with you--this is a rather frustrating issue given the price of the car it's issues. I've always been a fan of BMW, but through my entire process with...
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