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Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Today, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
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There was a 72 year old guru in my group. He'd...

There was a 72 year old guru in my group. He'd retired with 80% of his salary but no Social Security) at age 62, and then came back part-time as a contractor. He was so good that the scummy,...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Today, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 557
Posted By Autoputzer
I went part-time for the last four years I...

I went part-time for the last four years I worked. That made work a whole lot more tolerable. I was even thinking of staying a few more years past MRA. But, then the scummy, stupid a-hole came...
Forum: X3 G01 (2018 - current) Today, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By Autoputzer
At ~6k mile/year, leasing is less likely to be...

At ~6k mile/year, leasing is less likely to be the best way to go. A five or six year old car with 30k to 36k miles on it will hold its value well. Your biggest issue would be minimizing sunlight...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Today, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By Autoputzer
Yeah, I love Sansing BMW in Pensacola. I might...

Yeah, I love Sansing BMW in Pensacola. I might buy one more from them. Also, Sansing's previous service manager is now at the BMW store in Birmingham, AL. He's great.

But, it's those long...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 / F03 / F04 (2008 - 2015) Today, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 69
Posted By Autoputzer
Wheels are painted and clear coated, just like...

Wheels are painted and clear coated, just like the body of the car. So, they benefit from being waxed. There's no reason to use a paste wax, but if you do never use the same can of wax for the...
Forum: X3 G01 (2018 - current) Today, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By Autoputzer
You don't say where you live. Since you're...

You don't say where you live. Since you're thinking about front and rear heated seats, I'm going to assume that you live somewhere cold and that receives snow.

If my assumption is wrong and you...
Forum: X3 G01 (2018 - current) Today, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By Autoputzer
that bearded, distinguished looking fellow in...

that bearded, distinguished looking fellow in the posts above.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 557
Posted By Autoputzer
There's a saying that if you love your job, you...

There's a saying that if you love your job, you never work a day in your whole life. A big part of enjoying your job is being in control of your environment, where you can make it safe,...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 05:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 664
Posted By Autoputzer
You can't write off the lease as part of your job...

You can't write off the lease as part of your job or business.

Some retirees run the Interstates, visiting friends and relatives. But many, if not most, stick close to home most of the time. Low...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 01:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 664
Posted By Autoputzer
My 2014 535i is a few weeks short of six years...

My 2014 535i is a few weeks short of six years old with 65k miles. I couldn't take the OE Goodyear LS2 run-flats anymore, and sent them to the landfill with 7/32" of tread left on them. Real tires,...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 02-15-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 88
Posted By Autoputzer
Now, THAT'S Launch Control...

https://www.carscoops.com/2020/02/watch-woman-launch-bmw-m4-into-the-air-after-crashing-through-roundabout/
Forum: F87 M2 (2016 - current) 02-15-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By Autoputzer
On Frau Putzer's X3, the button on the end of the...

On Frau Putzer's X3, the button on the end of the turn signal scrolls the display on the bottom of the instrument cluster: miles/trip miles, nothing, compass, MPG.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-15-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 112,082
Posted By Autoputzer
The EU emissions/fuel economy test cycle has a...

The EU emissions/fuel economy test cycle has a warm start-up sequence, simulating going shopping and then coming back to your car. Keeping the engine warm helps with that test.
Forum: F87 M2 (2016 - current) 02-15-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By Autoputzer
Frau Putzer's in charge of all the iDrive stuff. ...

Frau Putzer's in charge of all the iDrive stuff. On her 2018, she iDrive-ed it to unlock all the doors. I think the latest iDrive was part of the mid-cycle refresh on the F22/23/87. So, start...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 02-14-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,212
Posted By Autoputzer
I had one passenger restraint malfunction message...

I had one passenger restraint malfunction message in Frau Putzer's G01 X3, but only once and it went away.

The car also had a driver's restraint malfunction message that stayed on. The first...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-14-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 557
Posted By Autoputzer
Check out the "Crossover" share of the market: ...

Check out the "Crossover" share of the market: 40%. We have one in the garage (X3) and maybe another one coming next year (Chevy Equinox beater). The other beater contender is a Chevy Spark. ...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 02-14-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 112
Posted By Autoputzer
44,000 Lexyota's recalled for engine block cracks

https://www.consumerreports.org/car-recalls-defects/toyota-lexus-recall-replace-engine-avalon-camry-rav4-es/?EXTKEY=AFLIP

Casting complex aluminum parts is tricky business. But, what's really...
Forum: F87 M2 (2016 - current) 02-14-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By Autoputzer
"The computer" is controlling the electric water...

"The computer" is controlling the electric water pump. So, it's constantly watching the coolant temperature, more so than the driver would.

I went through all three stages of overheating warnings...
Forum: F87 M2 (2016 - current) 02-14-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By Autoputzer
M's will warn you with a message when the cars...

M's will warn you with a message when the cars start to overheat. If you ignore it, it will first disable the air conditioner. If you still ignore it, it will lock the DCT into a very high gear...
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-14-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By Autoputzer
Your post doesn't show where you live. If you...

Your post doesn't show where you live. If you in an area that doesn't get snow, xDrive (all-wheel drive) adds about 200 pounds, reduces fuel economy about one to two MPG, and has the potential for...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-14-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 664
Posted By Autoputzer
You can look up the value of your X5 on KBB.com. ...

You can look up the value of your X5 on KBB.com. That's easier than running down to Carmax.

BMW FS is supposedly now offering to sell leased cars to the lessee directly for less than the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 02-14-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By Autoputzer
Yeah, having your pressure checked by a "tire...

Yeah, having your pressure checked by a "tire professional" was pretty funny. But, that was in the recommendations, not requirements.

There's a Discount Tires TV ad where some schmuck gets a...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 02-13-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,020
Posted By Autoputzer
There are eleven tire/wheel combinations on the...

There are eleven tire/wheel combinations on the M340i.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-13-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,293
Posted By Autoputzer
True 'dat, duck. I sold a twelve year old,...

True 'dat, duck.

I sold a twelve year old, 115k mile M3 on BMWCCA.org classified ads in less than twelve hours for slightly over KBB. It took that long because I posted iit at 8 p.m. and then...
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 / F20 1 Series (2008 - 2014) 02-13-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 347
Posted By Autoputzer
The plot thins... Pressure goes up or down...

The plot thins...

Pressure goes up or down roughly one PSI for every 10 degrees F, per the Ideal Gas Law.

It's getting warmer here in Floriduh. I actually had to bleed a half-PSI out of my...
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