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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Autoputzer
The G20's got some weird styling characteristics....

The G20's got some weird styling characteristics. I don't like the side vents on the bumpers. I really don't like the flare along the sides of the car that takes a ~135 degree turn behind the...
Forum: Off-Topic Today, 04:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By Autoputzer
Reading the restrictions on these Citi-Sears...

Reading the restrictions on these Citi-Sears rebates is like taking an IQ test. They pack a lot of information into as few words as possible. Screwing the credit card companies is one of my...
Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By Autoputzer
My 25X bonus points on utilities has some...

My 25X bonus points on utilities has some catches:

I get the 25X on up to $360/month. So, the total rebates (3 months of $360 x 0.25) is $270.

The qualifying utility purchases have to be for...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 601
Posted By Autoputzer
My records for tire mileage are: 79k miles...

My records for tire mileage are:

79k miles (Frau Putzer's Honda Accord)
74k miles (Chevy Silverado 1500)
70k miles (VW Rabbit)
70k miles (VW Rabbit)
68k miles (Nissan Sentra SE-R)
64k miles...
Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 07:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By Autoputzer
Yeah. Mine's a "Platinum" one, though. I'm...

Yeah. Mine's a "Platinum" one, though. I'm hoping to achiever Plutonium status next year.

There's something about me that drives them crazy and causes them to offer these crazy deals. I've had...
Forum: X3 G01 (2018 - current) 08-09-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By Autoputzer
Most leases are three years. Often a 36 month...

Most leases are three years. Often a 36 month lease is cheaper than a 42 month lease. But, they were available for a short a term as two years. I think the minimum now is 30 months (2.5 years). ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-08-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 601
Posted By Autoputzer
General Tire used to have an advertising...

General Tire used to have an advertising jingle..."Sooner or later, you'll own General's." I always considered that a threat. General Tire is now owned by the German Continental. So, they got...
Forum: Off-Topic 08-08-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By Autoputzer
With all these Citi Sears MasterCard scams, I'll...

With all these Citi Sears MasterCard scams, I'll be way past $2k this year in total rebates.

I don't travel much, and when I do I prefer to do it by car.
Forum: Off-Topic 08-08-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By Autoputzer
Redeemable for a bunch of different gift cards,...

Redeemable for a bunch of different gift cards, and maybe cash too but at a discount. I get CVS gift card to pay for my med's.

https://www.thankyou.com//gcLanding.htm#
Forum: Off-Topic 08-08-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By Autoputzer
The latest craziness from Citi Sears MasterCard...

The latest craziness from Citi Sears MasterCard is 25% rebates on payment for utilities (electricity, water, gas, cable TV, and garbage service) of $100 or more from now through October 31st.
...
Forum: General BMW Questions 08-08-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By Autoputzer
Ideal Gas Law: PV = mRT Tires and the air...

Ideal Gas Law: PV = mRT

Tires and the air in them heat up when driving, about 30 degrees F or about 17 degrees C. The volume (V) inside the tire is the same, so the pressure (P) goes up as the...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 08-08-2020, 05:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By Autoputzer
The 2020 530e is the same base MSRP as the 530i. ...

The 2020 530e is the same base MSRP as the 530i.

The catch is that the 530e doesn't offer non-run-flat tires or a spare tires. Replacing my 2014 535i is still a few years off. But, the last...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-07-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By Autoputzer
The Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+'s are probably...

The Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+'s are probably skewed more toward performance. The Continental DWS06's are probably skewed more toward dealing with snow. I had some DWS06's on Frau Putzer's...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-07-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By Autoputzer
Stick with the original sized. Not doing so is...

Stick with the original sized. Not doing so is asking for trouble. You may or may not have run-flats. Plenty of manufacturers make matching tires in those sizes. Plug your car's info into...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 08-07-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By Autoputzer
BMW AG's product liability attorneys love...

BMW AG's product liability attorneys love staggered set-ups. I read somewhere they were the ones first pushing them back in the 1990's. Wider rear tires bias the car toward understeer. Juries...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 08-07-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By Autoputzer
You can't rotate them front to back. You...

You can't rotate them front to back.

You might not be able to find winter tires in the correct size.

Wider tires hurt yon, not help you, in the snow.

There might be a slight mismatch in...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-07-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By Autoputzer
Costco's pretty ethical when it comes to stuff...

Costco's pretty ethical when it comes to stuff like that, unlike Walmart/Sam's Club. But, I paid $0.50/quart for Pennzoil Platinum synthetic with their last rebate offer, and if it wasn't for the...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-07-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By Autoputzer
I thought something didn't sound right here. ...

I thought something didn't sound right here.

You probably have a staggered set-up, meaning that the rear tires and wheels are wider than the front ones. For an F22/F23's, the staggered set-up is...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 08-07-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By Autoputzer
Plug it into KBB.com. It will give you the...

Plug it into KBB.com. It will give you the trade-in, private party, and retail prices. The high mileage will hurt you. The Dinan stuff might also hurt you.

I sold my E46 M3 on BMWCCA.org's...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-07-2020, 04:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By Autoputzer
That would increase you rolling diameter by about...

That would increase you rolling diameter by about an inch, from 24.75" to 25.72". Possible problems would be rubbing and confusing the traction and stability control software. It would definitely...
Forum: The Detail Department 08-06-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By Autoputzer
Start with cleaner wax, e.g. Meguiar's in the...

Start with cleaner wax, e.g. Meguiar's in the maroon bottle. That will probably do it. If not go up in power to a "final cut" or "Plexiglass polish, or maybe a tar remover. You always start out...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 08-06-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By Autoputzer
Here's a screenshot of my trip computer of one of...

Here's a screenshot of my trip computer of one of my runs to Sam's Club, 14 miles away in Frau Putzer's non-hybrid X3 xDrive 30i. It was at the height of the lockdown-smackdown, so traffic was...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-06-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By Autoputzer
There was a student at my college who looked like...

There was a student at my college who looked like Norm. Every time he'd come into the student dining hall, everybody (100+ people) would yell "Norm!."
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-06-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By Autoputzer
The PS A/S 3+ is being replaced by the PS A/S 4...

The PS A/S 3+ is being replaced by the PS A/S 4 in North America, with "with 4% better dry braking, 5% better wet braking and 10% more snow traction."
...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-05-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By Autoputzer
The first stint being three years is supposedly...

The first stint being three years is supposedly because of the humidity is better controlled at the factory than it is at dealerships' service areas. But yeah, whoever decided to stretch the first...
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