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Forum: General BMW Questions Yesterday, 05:33 PM
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BMW Vision ConnectedDrive ...

BMW Vision ConnectedDrive

https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=487315
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Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) Yesterday, 02:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 877
Posted By Autoputzer
If this ever comes to pass, there will likely...

If this ever comes to pass, there will likely also be a "buy" option, a one-time fee for the option to be activated for the life of the car.

How does the monkeyazzduck know I had a Chebby? I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 169
Posted By Autoputzer
Yes, $1000 repair bills are going to be the norm....

Yes, $1000 repair bills are going to be the norm. But, that's trivial compared to the depreciation on a new BMW under warranty. Most needed repairs are based on mileage. Depreciation is based...
Forum: X3 G01 (2018 - current) Yesterday, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By Autoputzer
There's an incremental process for fixing...

There's an incremental process for fixing demonically possessed BMW's. They first go down the list of "usual suspects." If that doesn't work, they will "PuMA" the car, meaning that the dealer...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) Yesterday, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By Autoputzer
Steering resistance varies strongly with tire...

Steering resistance varies strongly with tire pressure... more pressure, lighter feel. I could tell the difference in two PSI.

The <100 MPH pressures BMW spec's for the front axles are typically...
Forum: X7 (2019 - Current) 07-05-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By Autoputzer
http://www.insurance.ca.gov/01-consumers/105-type/...

http://www.insurance.ca.gov/01-consumers/105-type/95-guides/01-auto/auto101.cfm

It looks like $5k/$15k/$30k: $5k (property), $15k (injury or death/person), $30k (injury or death/accident).
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Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 07-05-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 877
Posted By Autoputzer
My E46 had all the sensors and code for the...

My E46 had all the sensors and code for the burglar alarm installed at the factory. But, to make it work I had to pay for the siren (1000+ 0% mark-up) and pay the dealer to turn on that section of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-05-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,168
Posted By Autoputzer
Hunter's a privately held company. I checked on...

Hunter's a privately held company. I checked on that months ago. I'm sitting on a pile of cash looking for 'rona virus proof investments, too.

This system is for the customer side of the service...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 07-05-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By Autoputzer
The base BMW audio systems are crap. The H-K's...

The base BMW audio systems are crap. The H-K's are noticeably better. That's not saying they're worth the extra $875. Our 2014 and 2018 BMW's with H-K's sound better than the H-K on my 2002 BMW....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-05-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,168
Posted By Autoputzer
Hah! That's the old fashioned way. The porter...

Hah! That's the old fashioned way. The porter or service writer has to attach those four reflectors.

Hunter's new system checks alignment's toe and camber remotely using LASER's as the cars...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-05-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,168
Posted By Autoputzer
The high resolution of the digital measurements...

The high resolution of the digital measurements allows me to see problems before "they see me."

My excess 0.27/32" of wear in the outer channels is not consequential, except for the fact that...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 07-05-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By Autoputzer
Here's a chart I got off the Interweb's a few...

Here's a chart I got off the Interweb's a few years ago. It's on the Interwebs, so it must be accurate. Right?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-05-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By Autoputzer
This sounds like a classic example of "If it...

This sounds like a classic example of "If it ain't broke, don't fix (break) it."

Pulling, ****-eyed steering wheel, or uneven wear would be a different story, though.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-05-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,168
Posted By Autoputzer
I had that problem with some Michelin Pilot...

I had that problem with some Michelin Pilot Sport's on an E46 M3. The rear 255's were still wearing more in the middle at ~30 PSI, where the front 225's were fine at the decal pressures. I went...
Forum: X7 (2019 - Current) 07-04-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By Autoputzer
It's a big waste of money. It's not an extended...

It's a big waste of money. It's not an extended warranty, it's just free routine maintenance. Brake life is highly dependent on your driving environment and your behavior.

My first BMW had...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 07-04-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By Autoputzer
Here's a link to a temporary spare. The alloy...

Here's a link to a temporary spare. The alloy rim is lighter, but more expensive. But, they're on sale. Don't forget a BMW jack, too.
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Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 07-03-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By Autoputzer
Yeah, I know. But, nobody knows how this will...

Yeah, I know. But, nobody knows how this will play out. All anybody knows now is that it's possible. I suspect there will still be a one-time buy option on stuff.

The bigger question is how...
Forum: X7 (2019 - Current) 07-03-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 962
Posted By Autoputzer
The more expensive BMW's tend to have higher...

The more expensive BMW's tend to have higher deprecation rates than less expensive BMW's. Sedans are deprecation at faster rates than SUV's.

Lease vs. buy depends on how long you feel...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 07-02-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By Autoputzer
He was supposed to be some great "mountain man,"...

He was supposed to be some great "mountain man," able to live off the land, bla, bla, bla... But, they caught him dumpster diving behind a grocery store.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 07-02-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By Autoputzer
You need to total by year, not by quarter. It'd...

You need to total by year, not by quarter. It'd be interesting to see annual sales, and how they varied with the platforms (E60, F10, G30). I did spreadsheets when I was working. A good...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 07-02-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By Autoputzer
The current generation X1, the X2, and the 2...

The current generation X1, the X2, and the 2 Series Gran Coupe are based on FWD architecture. On the 28i xDrive versions, torque is only sent to the rear wheels when wheel slip is detected. I'm...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 07-02-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By Autoputzer
We got xDrive because we're eventually moving to...

We got xDrive because we're eventually moving to the foothills of the Smoky's, and we'll be living on top of one of those hills. Charlotte doesn't get nearly as much snow. Going with sDrive (RWD)...
Forum: X3 G01 (2018 - current) 07-02-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By Autoputzer
Didn't you have a sunroof leak? I remember the...

Didn't you have a sunroof leak? I remember the GIF of the drip coming through the microphone cover in the headliner.

Yeah, trading in a BMW after two yeas is brutal.
Forum: X3 G01 (2018 - current) 07-02-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By Autoputzer
$0... still under warranty.

$0... still under warranty.
Forum: X3 G01 (2018 - current) 07-02-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By Autoputzer
Some early X3's had sunroof leaks, because a...

Some early X3's had sunroof leaks, because a train tube was pinched by insulation.

Our 2018 had a chafed wire in the steering column, giving an airbag warning light. It also had a passenger...
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