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Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Today, 01:50 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,607
Posted By Autoputzer
The 36 month brake fluid change starts counting...

The 36 month brake fluid change starts counting when the car is made, not when it's bought. So, get that done during the initial lease period. Oil changes are 10k miles/12 months. So, you should...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Today, 09:03 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,607
Posted By Autoputzer
Just remember those fumes are chemically similar...

Just remember those fumes are chemically similar to estrogen... so... well you know...


New car smell = man boobs :eek:

When things are normal (not during a pandemic), I don't fight tooth and...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Today, 06:33 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,607
Posted By Autoputzer
That monkeyazzduck… he so funny. I prefer...

That monkeyazzduck… he so funny.

I prefer "Emir of Excel."

BMW FS's changed their credit card from Visa to MasterCard this year, and farmed it out to Elan Financial.

The old BMW FS Visa...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) Today, 12:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By Autoputzer
If you're buying a car off the lot, you should be...

If you're buying a car off the lot, you should be getting a huge discount, on the order of 10% off MSRP before incentives.

There's a sticky on the Ask-A-Dealer board about the details of leasing. ...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 11:31 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,607
Posted By Autoputzer
… can't beat that. Congratulations! That's...

… can't beat that. Congratulations!

That's about where I was (depreciation, maintenance, and capital costs) with a $73k MSRP 535i after six years and 66k miles. The Floriduh 6% sales tax and a...
Forum: General BMW Questions Yesterday, 11:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 288
Posted By Autoputzer
Some BMW dealers actually have reasonable prices...

Some BMW dealers actually have reasonable prices on tires, or are willing to install mail-order ties.

One of the secret metrics for BMW NA determining who gets the "Center of Excellence" award is...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) Yesterday, 11:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Autoputzer
I put some DWO6's on Frau Putzer's V6 Honda...

I put some DWO6's on Frau Putzer's V6 Honda Accord. They held up to her abuse much better than the Michelin MXM4 Primacy "green" tires. The green Michelin's started had huge chunks of rubber tear...
Forum: General BMW Questions Yesterday, 10:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By Autoputzer
My non-metallic 2007 Chevy Cobalt got corn holed...

My non-metallic 2007 Chevy Cobalt got corn holed in 2014 and had the rear bumper replaced. The new bumper is off, but it's off less than the OE bumper on the front.

The paint on bumpers have an...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) Yesterday, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Autoputzer
Save the OE tires. You're required to turn a...

Save the OE tires. You're required to turn a lease back in with similar tires (e.g. run-flats).

The benchmark is the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+.

Life's too short to spend it on lousy tires.
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Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 12:15 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,607
Posted By Autoputzer
Batteries are the 800 pound gorilla in the room...

Batteries are the 800 pound gorilla in the room when it comes to maintenance costs for any older hybrid. I don't know the answer for a 330e. I know what it was for a coworker's Accord Hybrid and...
Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By Autoputzer
Rumble at the Circle K

https://www.wjhg.com/content/news/Large-crowds-fights-reported-in-Panama-City-Beach-Sunday-night-570750541.html

My wise-ass friend assumed I was the cause of this, specifically me pumping gas...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 10:42 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,607
Posted By Autoputzer
BMW's usually don't start being an aggravation...

BMW's usually don't start being an aggravation until about 70k miles or so. For you, that'd be somewhere around 15 years. $2500 above private party is about where you'd be finding a used one on...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) Yesterday, 10:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 519
Posted By Autoputzer
Actually, people not returning phone calls or...

Actually, people not returning phone calls or answering texts and e-mails is annoying as Hell. That would get you in a lot of trouble where I worked. Professionals communicate by text and e-mail. ...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery Yesterday, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 101
Posted By Autoputzer
Nope. They spend that $995 on your ride from the...

Nope. They spend that $995 on your ride from the airport, hotel, meals, driving school, delivery, and museum tour.
Forum: General Automotive Forum Yesterday, 09:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,165
Posted By Autoputzer
Airbags were the darling of Joan Claybrook, the...

Airbags were the darling of Joan Claybrook, the director of NHTSA under the Carter Administration. The requirements for airbags early in the Regan administration. But, the insurance companies and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 04:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,411
Posted By Autoputzer
I'm getting a sense of deja vu all over again. ...

I'm getting a sense of deja vu all over again. This came up in another thread about two weeks ago.

Here's the theoretical rolling diameters for the M340i and M550i. The M340i's are close for...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-26-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,411
Posted By Autoputzer
Some of the OE staggered tire sizes are almost...

Some of the OE staggered tire sizes are almost exactly the same diameter front and rear. Some are off by about 3.5mm. Here's a blurb from TIS (the BMW tech' manual) posted by QuickSilver7
Forum: General Automotive Forum 05-26-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,165
Posted By Autoputzer
Some of the HOA board wants to have actual BoD...

Some of the HOA board wants to have actual BoD meetings again. I told them that if I'm going to risk catching the 'rona, it's going to be from Destiny the stripper, not from them.
Forum: General Automotive Forum 05-26-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,165
Posted By Autoputzer
It was winter time. I'm no NW Florida and it...

It was winter time. I'm no NW Florida and it gets cold here in the winter. Everybody's grass here is brown then.

The crazy rules included that you had to power wash the sidewalks and driveways...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-26-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 519
Posted By Autoputzer
Frau Putzer's G01 X3 had CEL's that would be...

Frau Putzer's G01 X3 had CEL's that would be around a few days and then go away. It ended up being the grill shutter thing. The diagnostics now are smart enough to see that a problem's gone away...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 05-26-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By Autoputzer
Our BMW's have 180 MPH speedometers, but they can...

Our BMW's have 180 MPH speedometers, but they can only go 130 MPH.

Actually, it's easy to meter mechanical power... if you can measure the flex in a driveshaft. This could be done with magnetic...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 05-26-2020, 05:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By Autoputzer
They're usually in the car business (car...

They're usually in the car business (car salesman, mechanic, body shop guy, etc.), and do flipping on the side.

A coworker was sort of a flipper. He'd buy the hard-copy Auto Trader when they...
Forum: X5 G05 (2018 - Current) 05-25-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 629
Posted By Autoputzer
Cancels out, either completely or partially.

Cancels out, either completely or partially.
Forum: X5 G05 (2018 - Current) 05-25-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 629
Posted By Autoputzer
Not everybody here has engineering, chemistry, or...

Not everybody here has engineering, chemistry, or physics degrees. A lot of those who don't fall for the nitrogen hoax.
Forum: F87 M2 (2016 - current) 05-25-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By Autoputzer
Tire Rack's and Discount Tire's websites show...

Tire Rack's and Discount Tire's websites show that your car takes a 245/35-19 in the front and 265/35-19 in the rear. The factor that affects ride quality is the height of the sidewalls. Going to...
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