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Forum: X5 G05 (2018 - Current) Yesterday, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 491
Posted By luigi524td
My S9 in a Spigen case fits in the wireless...

My S9 in a Spigen case fits in the wireless charging bay of my 540xDrive with about 1/4" wiggle room ... Sooooooo when I just drop it on the charging bay it gets juiced up without fail. From time to...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 07-29-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,311
Posted By luigi524td
Exclamation Oem pirelli road hazard warranty

Pirelli has a road hazard warranty on it's OEM and replacement run flat tires. IF the damaged tire is worn beyond a certain limit the replacement tire AND dismount/remount costs will be prorated.
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Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 07-27-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,436
Posted By luigi524td
Exclamation AC in early G30 5'ers

My 540xDrive was delivered in March 2017 so it's a pretty early production model.

Before the fixes my dealer service center did I'd agree with your remarks about the AC "effectiveness". However,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-27-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By luigi524td
Comment on Auto-wipers: I have a friend who owns...

Comment on Auto-wipers: I have a friend who owns a very popular auto wash ... once a while back he remarked that it was so difficult to train and retrain his staff to turn OFF auto wipers as certain...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 07-24-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,242
Posted By luigi524td
G30 xDrive vs RWD

Welcome ... The G30 BMW 5 Series are very fine cars. Plenty of power and quiet drive. As for preference xDrive or RWD - until I bought my 530xDrive in 2006 all of my previous BMWs were RWD. With...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-22-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,894
Posted By luigi524td
Finding a low-mileage, regularly serviced BMW is...

Finding a low-mileage, regularly serviced BMW is rare indeed. IF you are also a low-mileage driver I'd recommend following the TIME-BASED services using fluids & parts - I prefer BMW-Spec stuff. Many...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-21-2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By luigi524td
Check that TPMS are actually installed in the...

Check that TPMS are actually installed in the wheels. IF the stems are "rubber" ... they are not. If steel/metal they should be. It's a 10 year old BMW - the TPMS batteries may be dead - it'd be time...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 07-17-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 788
Posted By luigi524td
Thanks ... I also use a Speigen case on my S9....

Thanks ... I also use a Speigen case on my S9. I'm going to chew on upgrading my phone (don't see the S20 doing anything special that makes buying another phone a necessity) while I decide about...
Forum: X5 G05 (2018 - Current) 07-17-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By luigi524td
Question "Other" real-world conditions

This is helpful info - thanks! That range meets about 80% of our day to day driving situations.

I am interested in another/additional real experience driving situations.
Specifically: One of...
Forum: X7 (2019 - Current) 07-04-2020, 05:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By luigi524td
Probably not the most "effective" way to spend...

Probably not the most "effective" way to spend nearly $3000. Unless your BMW dealer really "soaked" you for one oil service, wiper blades, Cabin air filters, and a FULL brake service (at both ends of...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 06-28-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 788
Posted By luigi524td
S20 vs S20+ vs S20 ULTRA

Thanks for the update! :thumbup:
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 06-28-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 788
Posted By luigi524td
Question S20 vs S20+ vs S20 ULTRA

bharm,

Thanks for your reply! :thumbup:

For sure the "Super-Sized" phones won't fit!! [S20+ & S20 Ultra]
Did you put a case on your S20? ...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 06-27-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By luigi524td
Home Depot and Lowes carries a good selection of...

Home Depot and Lowes carries a good selection of "Metric" bolts and screws - the license plate screws are "small". Bring one of yours in to match it up. I have black frames so I selected "hex head...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 06-27-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 788
Posted By luigi524td
Exclamation Samsung Cell Phones & Wireless Charging dock

The S20+ is quite a bit longer than the S20 and based on measurements provided by Samsung it's 6.34in ... My S9 is about 5.7in long with a "minimalist case. And the S9 barely has 1/4" of space left...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 06-26-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 788
Posted By luigi524td
Question Samsung S20 fit in wireless charging 'bay'

My S9, with a case, fits in my 540xDrive wireless charging bay with about 1/4 inch to spare. But the S20 is a tad longer.
Anyone using that phone and using wireless charging in a G30?
Forum: X5 G05 (2018 - Current) 06-26-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By luigi524td
I did a tour of the Spartanburg SC a few years...

I did a tour of the Spartanburg SC a few years ago. It was amazing. I don't know if BMW will resume offering the tours in the future but if they do and you're in the area or doing a pick-up there...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 06-23-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,625
Posted By luigi524td
That loaded up 540 sounds really nice - and the...

That loaded up 540 sounds really nice - and the ivory leather might require some additional preventative maintenance and care. I test drove several 4cyl versions of the 5 series BMW ... back to the...
Forum: X3 G01 (2018 - current) 06-22-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,616
Posted By luigi524td
Exclamation Pirelli tire warranty coverages

My BMW Dealer processed the warranty claim ... I'm sure "most" service managers know how to handle these warranty claims - I can't comment on those who don't know how or "conveniently" 'play dumb'...
Forum: X3 G01 (2018 - current) 06-20-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,616
Posted By luigi524td
Exclamation Another "example" ... Pirelli Road Hazard warranty

In the previous example the tire was relatively new ... only had car a few thousand miles and it was within the full replacement Pirelli Road Hazard coverage. Later, after I had driven the car about...
Forum: X3 G01 (2018 - current) 06-20-2020, 05:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,616
Posted By luigi524td
Exclamation Road hazard coverage WARRANTY Pirelli P7

I had a similar situation in the past ... my OEM Pirelli P7's were covered by the tire manufacturer's road hazard warranty. Sadly, MOST consumers and MANY many BMW dealers don't seem to be aware of...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 06-18-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By luigi524td
Based on your pictures it appears to be a...

Based on your pictures it appears to be a condition that requires a dealer inspection. I wouldn't fool with it least your service center find that any tinkering made it worse :-(

Sent from my...
Forum: X5 G05 (2018 - Current) 06-18-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By luigi524td
Exclamation xDrive45e is live on bmw.com

It's available today!

https://www.bmwusa.com/build-your-own.html#/studio/e7z95jmf/design
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-14-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By luigi524td
Question Connected Drive "Services"

In the past I've experienced loss of service ... not getting updates, the app (Android) wouldn't connect or refresh etc etc ... Then they would magically begin working. Seems wherever or whoever BMW...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 06-11-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 495
Posted By luigi524td
I did that once and it curled my hair ;-) ...

I did that once and it curled my hair ;-) Resumed battery testing with a VOM!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 06-11-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 495
Posted By luigi524td
Not unusual that a "new" button battery might be...

Not unusual that a "new" button battery might be 'dead' ... and be sure it wasn't upside down when you put it in the FOB. I've had BMW Key FOBs for my past 5-6 BMWs and the batteries seem to last...
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