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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) Yesterday, 12:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By z06bigbird
Option: Almost nobody knows that you can buy a...

Option: Almost nobody knows that you can buy a new vehicle and (within about a year) contact Discount Tire and purchase their free replacement tire warranty for about 12 to 15% of the new tire...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 12:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By z06bigbird
There actually are situations where a car owner...

There actually are situations where a car owner changes things on a vehicle under warranty, and the change can invalidate the warranty.
Great example is as follows:

Daddy buys Junior a new vette....
Forum: Wheels and Tires 04-16-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By z06bigbird
I have pics of these wheels. How do I attach...

I have pics of these wheels. How do I attach pics here?

Thanks.
Mark
Forum: Wheels and Tires 04-15-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By z06bigbird
FS Selling four oem BMW 17 inch wheels for BMW X5. Fantastic shape.

I am selling four really nice oem BMW wheels for 2002 to 2006 X5. Hollander # is 59444; BMW style is: 130.

No dings; no dents, no damage. Condition is A+ for these wheels.

Selling price: $99...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 12-23-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 19,193
Posted By z06bigbird
Confucius once say: "What is worse than a BMW...

Confucius once say: "What is worse than a BMW dealership?"

Answer: A BMW customer.

Go to other forums to see attitude and behavioral differences among customers and dealers, e.g., Audi,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-19-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 221,914
Posted By z06bigbird
Sidewall bubbles are a function of several...

Sidewall bubbles are a function of several things:

1. The profile of the tire. The lower the profile, the greater the propensity for a failure. You can almost guarantee failures on 25 series...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-19-2012, 12:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,792
Posted By z06bigbird
Thoughts about trade in procedures with...

Thoughts about trade in procedures with theoretical values, etc:

1. MSRP was $60,000. Again these numbers are top of the head numbers.
2. Dealer paid $56,000 for new car.
3. Your car is...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-19-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,792
Posted By z06bigbird
At least two points. 1. Other poster...

At least two points.

1. Other poster talked about "diminished value." Some states allow that; some do not.
In Texas, the avg diminished value was about $400 approx 5 years ago.

2. In...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-18-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,048
Posted By z06bigbird
Well stated. "TOO CLOSE TO SIDEWALL" to be safe....

Well stated. "TOO CLOSE TO SIDEWALL" to be safe. (Tire flexes too much in various directions, and plug/patch will not continue to be a safe seal.) Failure likely occurs very very soon after a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-18-2012, 11:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 908
Posted By z06bigbird
Mixing green and red anti freeze will not do "too...

Mixing green and red anti freeze will not do "too much damage" to vehicle if you don't consider blown head gaskets "too much damage."
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-18-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 908
Posted By z06bigbird
On a relatively new vehicle, any dealership worth...

On a relatively new vehicle, any dealership worth its salt would top of the fluid, especially for a female. (She might have to show some leg, but ....) lol
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-18-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,090
Posted By z06bigbird
1. Many $300 to $400 tires (each) have a...

1. Many $300 to $400 tires (each) have a published road hazard warranty included with the tire. Car dealerships typically are not aware of this benefit.
2. If your tires are less than one year...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-18-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By z06bigbird
Gasoline and a match. One of the side effects is...

Gasoline and a match. One of the side effects is that you would most likely get an opportunity to graduate from Leavenworth.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-18-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By z06bigbird
So true.

So true.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-18-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By z06bigbird
1. These products are so good, they are cutting...

1. These products are so good, they are cutting the price twice. One more cut, and price could be about half of original.
2. Splice this product into your wiring system, and see if BMW tech...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-18-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,786
Posted By z06bigbird
Suggestion: Have your mechanic remove turbos...

Suggestion:

Have your mechanic remove turbos from your vehicle. Then he needs to install 2 of those condensors. That will add about 40 horsepower--much more than a turbo or a supercharger.
...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2012, 01:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,738
Posted By z06bigbird
Resolved problem: 1. Door and trunk locks...

Resolved problem:

1. Door and trunk locks are electromechanical. They do need electricity to work.
2. Battery pack on hot and cold wires under hood gave enough electricity allow keys to work....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 633
Posted By z06bigbird
Borrow a paper stretcher and run it in reverse.

Borrow a paper stretcher and run it in reverse.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-11-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,738
Posted By z06bigbird
Yes, sir. Blade keys will not open doors or...

Yes, sir. Blade keys will not open doors or trunk if battery is dead. The locks are electronically activated even when using a blade key.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-10-2012, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,738
Posted By z06bigbird
Dead battery; all doors, trunked locked; key will not open doors/trunk

2007 530 was parked for over 1 year.
1. Battery is completely dead. Buying new one from dealer.
2. Key will not open trunk or doors on car. Apparently, the locks are electronic, and absolutely...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-23-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 24,317
Posted By z06bigbird
wording in warranties

Please note the following:

If your warranty disallows audio repairs, it might also disallow nav, cameras, lane change radars, etc. Remember that your warr covers only what it specifies, not what...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-09-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By z06bigbird
Cure for vapor lock = wooden clothes pin on fuel...

Cure for vapor lock = wooden clothes pin on fuel line.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,661
Posted By z06bigbird
Warranties cover mechanical failure. That is...

Warranties cover mechanical failure. That is what manufacts live by. They do not cover noise--unless the dealer really loves you. Cure for squeaky brakes = extremely light coating of peanut butter...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,910
Posted By z06bigbird
1. "Cooler" next to radiator is a/c condensor. ...

1. "Cooler" next to radiator is a/c condensor.
2. Cooler under car is for beer.
3. Standard tranny does not have a cooler because tranny uses 90 wt oil. You would need a really powerful pump to...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,831
Posted By z06bigbird
Rules of the game: If you want to purchase a new...

Rules of the game: If you want to purchase a new transfer case on an AWD vehicle, install tires that have at least 1/8 of an inch difference between front and rear axles. Four wheel drive (a la...
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