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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-20-2019, 02:48 PM
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Views: 123
Posted By KWStandard
It's about time now. ZF (the trans....

It's about time now. ZF (the trans. manufacturer) says 4 years/80,000 miles if I remember correctly. You can get the parts at a number of places, but I got mine at FCP Euro. The pan/filter is a...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 08-20-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 24,849
Posted By KWStandard
Mine is a highway queen 328d. 150K miles and...

Mine is a highway queen 328d. 150K miles and just checked via Carly - Soot:11.95 g, Ash mass is 5.25 g. Seems abnormally low, but she's on the highway all the time...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-20-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By KWStandard
As crazy as it sounds, I just replaced the rear...

As crazy as it sounds, I just replaced the rear brakes on my 328d at 142K miles, but they could have gone another 20K at that burn rate. Fronts still have a long ways to go. I'm still shocked they...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-20-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 453
Posted By KWStandard
Pay attention to the option packages on the cars...

Pay attention to the option packages on the cars you look at. Generally, the resale on these cars does not proportionally correspond to the value of the options/packages on the car. In other words,...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-02-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By KWStandard
Then the people that use orange, pink, purple, or...

Then the people that use orange, pink, purple, or green washer fluid would complain about preferential treatment for blue windshield washer fluid. <img...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-30-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By KWStandard
Here

Here
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-22-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By KWStandard
Transaxle is more of an issue on the 3-series...

Transaxle is more of an issue on the 3-series X-drives, not the X5. If you change the transaxle fluid every 50k miles or so, (it is servicable) you don't have much to worry about.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 02-10-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,106
Posted By KWStandard
I'm on my 8th new BMW, 3 of them V8's including...

I'm on my 8th new BMW, 3 of them V8's including my current 2018 M550i. Never had any real issues with any of them - and zero engine related issues. I now have 33K miles on the M550i & zero problems....
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 10-02-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,139
Posted By KWStandard
IAS is totally worth it. The car drives much...

IAS is totally worth it. The car drives much smaller than it is & steering response is quite noticeable.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 09-26-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 802
Posted By KWStandard
Positive BMW oil consumption view...

There are so many comments on these forums about excessive oil consumption in our cars, but that has not been my experience. I have had 8 new BMW's since 1999, and have not had to add a single drop...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 09-22-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,466
Posted By KWStandard
ZDB Active Driving Assistant Plus Active...

ZDB Active Driving Assistant Plus

Active Driving Assistant Plus includes
Active Cruise Control w/Stop & Go,
Active Lane Keeping Assistant w/
side collision avoidance, Traffic Jam
Assistant,...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 09-22-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,039
Posted By KWStandard
Just went in for oil service and had the "recall"...

Just went in for oil service and had the "recall" performed. Just software, no parts. I checked Nav & Satellite before leaving the dealership after the comments here - everything works as it...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 09-20-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,084
Posted By KWStandard
My M550 was built at Dingolfing according to the...

My M550 was built at Dingolfing according to the VIN.[/QUOTE]

Mine too.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 09-19-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By KWStandard
I don't know if you are driving in Sport or...

I don't know if you are driving in Sport or Comfort mode, but it's usually a lot less noticeable in Comfort...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 09-19-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,812
Posted By KWStandard
In addition to giving it the "once-over", spend...

In addition to giving it the "once-over", spend an extra 30 minutes getting someone at the dealership that knows what they are doing (and that is not always your sales person!) to go over all of the...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 09-19-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By KWStandard
It's normal - the transmission downshifts...

It's normal - the transmission downshifts automatically when you reduce speed so you're always in the right gear (ideal torque-range) when resuming speed - as opposed to having to downshift and waste...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 09-19-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By KWStandard
Welcome to the club! You're going to enjoy that...

Welcome to the club! You're going to enjoy that car. Speaking of club, if you join the BMWCCA within 15 days of purchase, and get a 3 (or more) year membership, you'll get a $1,000 rebate check...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 09-16-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,542
Posted By KWStandard
10 weeks for me (about 6 months ago) but if you...

10 weeks for me (about 6 months ago) but if you just turned it in, the hurricane may cause a delay - The BMWCCA office is in Spartanburg SC...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 09-16-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,443
Posted By KWStandard
Don't discount the OE 20" Run Flats on the M550i....

Don't discount the OE 20" Run Flats on the M550i. I have the Goodyear F1 Asymmetric's on mine and they are very good. (I can't speak to the Pirelli's, but I've never heard of an M550i that was...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 09-14-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,737
Posted By KWStandard
The letter from BMW posted in the initial comment...

The letter from BMW posted in the initial comment in this thread indicated the availability issue was only with the 530 & 540 - specifically. I would assume that the limited supply was being...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 09-08-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,895
Posted By KWStandard
They are actually painted by naked Bavarian wood...

They are actually painted by naked Bavarian wood nymphs, singing wagner while they blow through tiny straws, utilizing the venturi effect to apply plaint mixed by bridge trolls.[/QUOTE]

Ok...... ...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 09-08-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,895
Posted By KWStandard
Individual paints are applied by a human, not a...

Individual paints are applied by a human, not a robot. The car is moved to the other assembly building and painted off the main line. This from my dealer when I bought my '14 535i Individual. ...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 09-06-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,737
Posted By KWStandard
So, the change in availability is only for...

So, the change in availability is only for 530/540??? (According to the OP's pic)
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 09-06-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By KWStandard
My order took right at 8 weeks from order to...

My order took right at 8 weeks from order to delivery. I do not have individual paint, though. Everything I have seen shows that single item can add 3 months to the order...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-06-2018, 04:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By KWStandard
You did pull the hood release lever *twice*,...

You did pull the hood release lever *twice*, right?
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