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Forum: E70 X5 M and E71 X6 M (2010 - 2015) Today, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Autoputzer
F15's offered a spare tire as an option. So, you...

F15's offered a spare tire as an option. So, you can surf through parts trees and find a spare tire, rim, jack, storage kit. etc.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) Today, 11:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,150
Posted By Autoputzer
Any 15 year old car can be a PIA, even if it's...

Any 15 year old car can be a PIA, even if it's just little stuff. After a point, BMW dealerships stop stocking parts for cars. They can still get them, but it takes a day (from a US warehouse) or...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) Yesterday, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By Autoputzer
If you were getting a new one, I'd say lease. ...

If you were getting a new one, I'd say lease. 20k miles/year is about the threshold were leasing actually makes sense.

Buying a three or four year old garage bunny is a good move, as long as...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) Yesterday, 01:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 339
Posted By Autoputzer
The early 2014's with M Sport Package didn't even...

The early 2014's with M Sport Package didn't even have the sport suspension (option code 704). 704 was added starting with September 2013 production on M Sport Package cars without DHP. DHP and 704...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) Yesterday, 11:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 339
Posted By Autoputzer
Mine has Sport + and Comfort +. They're part of...

Mine has Sport + and Comfort +. They're part of the Dynamic Handling Package (MSRP: $3500), which includes adjustable shocks and active anti-roll.

https://youtu.be/A0Y4SIlDSIM
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) Yesterday, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By Autoputzer
The smaller diameter rear tires makes the...

The smaller diameter rear tires makes the computer think that the rear tires are slipping. So, the computer takes over and limits power.

A co-worker bought a demonically possessed, used Corvette...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) Yesterday, 12:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By Autoputzer
A conical tire (one sidewall taller than the...

A conical tire (one sidewall taller than the other) will definitely cause pulling. I had that with some OE Dunlop's back in the early 1990's. It happens when the tire's on the front.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 12:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By Autoputzer
Ideally.

Ideally.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 12:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By Autoputzer
All my tires leak between a half-PSI and one PSI...

All my tires leak between a half-PSI and one PSI every two to three weeks. In the fall, with steadily falling temperatures, the pressure goes down even faster. In the spring, with steadily...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 12-09-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,232
Posted By Autoputzer
High interest. BMW FS's interest rates can be...

High interest. BMW FS's interest rates can be hit and miss. I wander into 1.9% for 60 months. So, I'm dragging out paying off the car for... 60 months.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-09-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 435
Posted By Autoputzer
The BMW LL-01 5W-30 is still a little thicker...

The BMW LL-01 5W-30 is still a little thicker (has higher viscosity) than the BMW LL-01FE 0W-30 at operating temperature. The LL-01 is almost a 5W-40. But, since the high-temperature viscosity is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-09-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By Autoputzer
There's probably a maintenance schedule somewhere...

There's probably a maintenance schedule somewhere that says every fifth oil change, which would be every 60k miles. That what it says my 2014 535i (same engine as your X5).

One of the reasons to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-09-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,150
Posted By Autoputzer
I took some software and hardware classes at...

I took some software and hardware classes at night at the local state college. I make a point of never parking a BMW at a college, because of vandalism. I'd always take my beater to class.
Forum: Wheels and Tires 12-09-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 72
Posted By Autoputzer
Tire Rack... ...

Tire Rack...
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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-09-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 435
Posted By Autoputzer
On F10's the temperature gauge is the oil...

On F10's the temperature gauge is the oil temperature, not the coolant temperature.

My 535i's oil temperature is always below 250F. But, it gets closer to 250F at interstate speeds. My old...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-08-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 984
Posted By Autoputzer
Yeah, they're great... until you're at a car show...

Yeah, they're great... until you're at a car show with the hood open, the wind lifts the hood disengaging the prop, the hood blows open more that 100% hitting the body between the engine compartment...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-08-2019, 01:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 435
Posted By Autoputzer
This. MPG's shown on the window sticker of a...

This.

MPG's shown on the window sticker of a car are always integers. But, when governments calculate the car company's CAFE or CO2 emissions, they use real numbers (with decimal points). Those...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-08-2019, 01:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,150
Posted By Autoputzer
I imagine repair costs for a 100k+ mile M-B...

I imagine repair costs for a 100k+ mile M-B wouldn't be any better than a 100k+ miles BMW.

The BMW N55 engine is generally a happy engine. They don't carbon up like the N54's did. The only...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-08-2019, 01:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,843
Posted By Autoputzer
If the car's in gear and your foot is not on the...

If the car's in gear and your foot is not on the gas, the alternator will engage and charge the battery. Like compression braking (in gear), this adds some deceleration force. If you have a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-08-2019, 12:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,150
Posted By Autoputzer
Repair costs on a 100k+ mile BMW can be...

Repair costs on a 100k+ mile BMW can be horrendous, even more so for a car with xDrive. I plan on selling my BMW's the morning after the sixth digit in the odometer appears as a "1."

I kept my...
Forum: X4 F26 (2015 - Current) 12-08-2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,802
Posted By Autoputzer
The M Sport differential in in the back, and it...

The M Sport differential in in the back, and it keeps the rear wheels spinning at roughly the same speed. With an "open" differential, the wheel with less traction will slip on the pavement first,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-07-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 435
Posted By Autoputzer
I duh know. Frau Putzer's V6 Honda was fine...

I duh know. Frau Putzer's V6 Honda was fine after 147k miles on 5W-20, mostly Mobil 1 Extended Performance. At 140k miles, it still got the same highway fuel economy as when it had 40k miles, and...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 12-07-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 694
Posted By Autoputzer
I'm an old geezer. Even the Corolla SE's ricey...

I'm an old geezer. Even the Corolla SE's ricey styling is annoying to me. But, modern M cars' ricey styling is also annoying to me. I don't even like M Sport Packages on non-M BMW's. I'm hoping...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-07-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 435
Posted By Autoputzer
I recall reading that the upgraded engine...

I recall reading that the upgraded engine production started in January 2015. But, it might take a few weeks for an engine to make it to the final assembly plant. If your car was built in January...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-07-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 435
Posted By Autoputzer
It'd be a big deal if you regularly go 130 MPH...

It'd be a big deal if you regularly go 130 MPH through Death Valley. Putting around SF, maybe not. Frau Putzer's 2018 X3 uses 0W-20 oil. I'm not worried about that.

My 535i with 63k miles on...
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