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Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 03-20-2020, 01:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By luigi524td
Exclamation CHOICES - some are BAD ... others are WORSE!

You lucked out this time - I hope it's a lesson learned that dealing with today's auto technology is best left to the professionals. Avoid the hacks!
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 03-16-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By luigi524td
DEAD BATTERY - Door locks require very little...

DEAD BATTERY - Door locks require very little "juice" to operate ... Not so the rest of the car!
Search the forum ... tons of posts.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,855
Posted By luigi524td
When it's time to "re-Tire"

A less expensive alternative for you might be a set of quality "take-offs". As you probably have read some BMW buyers swap out their OEM tires for something bigger, wider, stickier, etc etc etc ......
Forum: X3 G01 (2018 - current) 03-13-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By luigi524td
Exclamation Traffic & Weather feed to your BMW

The annual subscription to Sirius (XM) is separate from data/info your BMW receives for traffic and weather. {Yes - haggle annually to get the best XM prices ... watch our for giving your credit card...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-10-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 157
Posted By luigi524td
Exclamation BMW Credit Card > BMW Financial Services hands it off to ELAN Financial Service

Anyone had any hiccups with the hand-off this past month?
I have!
IF you haven't checked your account very recently I strongly recommend you do so!
:mad:
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 03-10-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 682
Posted By luigi524td
It's possible that someone left the trunk/boot...

It's possible that someone left the trunk/boot open during a rainstorm or when they washed the car before delivery.
I don't know that "lemon laws" apply in the UK but certainly there are consumer...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-08-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 750
Posted By luigi524td
My best "guess" - and it's not a definitive...

My best "guess" - and it's not a definitive answer since I can't/don't represent BMW in this matter - is that if a product "defect" appears, even if after a car's warranty has expired, companies...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-08-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 750
Posted By luigi524td
Exclamation Suspension / Frame failure (WELD JOINT)?

BEFORE HAVING ANYONE RE-WELD that suspension/frame part here's what I would do ...
even on a 2013 BMW, I'd have a BMW Service Center inspect that part to determine if there was ANY possibility of a...
Forum: X5 G05 (2018 - Current) 03-06-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By luigi524td
Best one I've seen yet -and I've been looking at...

Best one I've seen yet -and I've been looking at YouTubes about the X5 Hybrid for a year!
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 03-06-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,766
Posted By luigi524td
IMHO tire "cupping" is often suspension-related....

IMHO tire "cupping" is often suspension-related. I strongly suggest a thorough inspection at your BMW Service Center to determine if there are unusual issues (wear or damage) with struts, suspension...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 03-03-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,121
Posted By luigi524td
I neglected to note that I also have 28,000 miles...

I neglected to note that I also have 28,000 miles - a mix of country roads, suburban streets, and highway travels. The 6cyl pulls strongly and delivers very good economy - e.g. recent 350 miles RT to...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 03-01-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,121
Posted By luigi524td
March 27, 2017: I bought an "early production"...

March 27, 2017: I bought an "early production" G30 / 540xDrive. Most things about it are terrific - especially engine & drivetrain; very responsive and unbelievable fuel economy. iDrive features are...
Forum: X1 F48 (2016 - current) 02-28-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By luigi524td
Brake pad / Rotor longevity is very dependent on...

Brake pad / Rotor longevity is very dependent on driving pattern/style and less so on "miles driven" ... 6500 miles racing up to stop signs and red lights before slamming on brakes could prove more...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-28-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By luigi524td
I suggest you check the tire manufacturer's...

I suggest you check the tire manufacturer's website for the tire dimensions. I suspect the most accurate way to compare any variance in dimension is to mount each on a wheel of same dimensions and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-19-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By luigi524td
Metric fasteners etc

Don't know where you're located ... in the USA Lowes & Home Depot have a good selection of metric machine screws and fasteners. I bought "hex head" black stainless screws that matched my flat black...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 02-17-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By luigi524td
No problem here in the USA. Last year I had...

No problem here in the USA.

Last year I had to reset passwords for my Connected app and the drivers app by REMOVING any "special" characters ... Apparently it doesn't like # $ or ! In the...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 02-13-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 785
Posted By luigi524td
Nice config ... noticing that LED Fog Lights are...

Nice config ... noticing that LED Fog Lights are NOT included in the Lighting Pkg and are ONLY avail in the MSport package.
Disappointing - I find the LED Fogs are very helpful illuminating the...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 02-12-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By luigi524td
'2017 540xDrive - Here in the USA I'm...

'2017 540xDrive - Here in the USA

I'm pretty sure the Connected app "only" locks (alarm not armed) ... unlock works fine too.
Forum: X1 F48 (2016 - current) 02-12-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 695
Posted By luigi524td
Red face Tread wear

You didn't provide tire model number - not all P7's are created equal. RFT is a probable. In any case I suggest you investigate Pirelli's tread wear warranty. The P7 UHP Summer RFTs on my spouse's...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 / F03 / F04 (2008 - 2015) 02-09-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 565
Posted By luigi524td
Yikes that hurts :-( Hope everyone on-board...

Yikes that hurts :-(
Hope everyone on-board was OK.
Guess it'll make your hunt for a newer one easier though it's a rough was to have to start.
How's your back and neck feel?!?!? Those soft...
Forum: 7 Series - G11 / G12 (2016 - current) 02-09-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,406
Posted By luigi524td
Hmmmm

That's a tough question - I have had one or two I didn't care for ... I'd have to say my go-to fav have been Glenlivet and Glenfiddich. Even their 12 yr olds are good.

However, with the proper...
Forum: X3 G01 (2018 - current) 02-09-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By luigi524td
Exclamation Garage door opener issues >> CHECK OPENER WIRING CONNECTIONS!

LED's = That's been known to be issue ... something about RF interference. Thought it to be the problem with my Chamberlain opener and my G30. Fiddled with recoding and replacing bulbs - still...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-09-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By luigi524td
Main battery (not FOB battery) issues (pending...

Main battery (not FOB battery) issues (pending failure) may be a problem. However, as I recall (search the forum for more details) merely checking battery voltage with a VOM may not be the most...
Forum: 7 Series - G11 / G12 (2016 - current) 02-09-2020, 06:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,406
Posted By luigi524td
Pretty :-) However will you post a picture...

Pretty :-)
However will you post a picture of you, seated in the rear lounge, wearing an appropriate smoking jacket sipping a proper single malt beverage ;-)
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-08-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By luigi524td
Typical situation when the BMWs battery is on the...

Typical situation when the BMWs battery is on the way out ... and the first warning about battery discharge was the tip-off!
'Modern' BMWs are very very sensitive to battery condition. Any idea how...
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