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Forum: Off-Topic Today, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 73
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Here in Floriduh, grocery stores sell bags of...

Here in Floriduh, grocery stores sell bags of fall leaves. We're moving north next year. I'm looking forward to having falls again. I'm not looking forward to having winter again, though.
Forum: Off-Topic Today, 06:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 219
Posted By Autoputzer
All the grasses in Floriduh are vines: St....

All the grasses in Floriduh are vines: St. Augustine, Zoysia, or Centipede Grass. If the stuff gets growing well, it can stall a power mower. There's no way to cut it with a non-powered mower. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 06:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 221
Posted By Autoputzer
Anytime you polish away paint damage, you should...

Anytime you polish away paint damage, you should start with the mildest product and then work up as necessary. The first thing to try is a cleaner wax. If you have a good coat of wax on the car,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) Yesterday, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By Autoputzer
You have to remove and disassemble the half-shaft...

You have to remove and disassemble the half-shaft to properly replace the boot(s). If the boot's torn, it's usually too late. A lot of the grease is gone, replaced with sand. The other side will...
Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 219
Posted By Autoputzer
I like gasoline-powered implements of...

I like gasoline-powered implements of destruction. The trick is to buy commercial grade... or Honda, use synthetic oil and fresh (<30 days), non-ethanol gasoline. Drain and run everything dry of...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 10-17-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By Autoputzer
I spent the first half of my life in southeastern...

I spent the first half of my life in southeastern Virginia. There was one truly small-town Ford dealership there, Riggens Ford in Poquoson, Virginia. They currently have a whopping 14 new Fords...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 10-17-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By Autoputzer
First of all, you're in southern California. ...

First of all, you're in southern California. You're 20 years ahead of much of the rest of the country, and that's not necessarily a good thing. Southern California is an expensive place to live....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-17-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,590
Posted By Autoputzer
That monkeyazzduck….. he so funny. He...

That monkeyazzduck….. he so funny. He also has strange tastes in calendars... I'm just sayin'.

Frau Putzer's 2018 X3 does have some cool gadgets that my 2014 535i doesn't have. But,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-16-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By Autoputzer
Look up the value of the car on KBB.com. It's...

Look up the value of the car on KBB.com. It's probably in the high $20k's to low $30k's. $15k in damage is well below the 80% of KBB threshold, and they probably don't owe you a luxury rental car...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-16-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By Autoputzer
These systems tend to real low as they get older....

These systems tend to real low as they get older. I've taken one BMW to 115k miles and another to currently 61k miles. The first one had both a low oil warning light and a dipstick. Toward the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-16-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By Autoputzer
These systems tend to real low as they get older....

These systems tend to real low as they get older. I've taken one BMW to 115k miles and another to currently 61k miles. The first one had both a low oil warning light and a dipstick. Toward the...
Forum: General BMW Questions 10-16-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By Autoputzer
Here's my buddy Ray's garage shower curtain. He...

Here's my buddy Ray's garage shower curtain. He got it to seal off "his" two bays of the garage since the air conditioner has a hard time cooling down all three bays.

Also, here's Ray's Quick...
Forum: General BMW Questions 10-16-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By Autoputzer
My garage faces southwest. So, washing a car...

My garage faces southwest. So, washing a car in the afternoon is a non-starter. After sundown, the bugs would carry me off. I've started washing my cars early in the morning. One of the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-15-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,942
Posted By Autoputzer
74k miles is early for a transfer case. ...

74k miles is early for a transfer case. Frequent driving in low-traction conditions wears out a transfer case early, as does mismatched tire tread depths.

There are extended warranty winners and...
Forum: General BMW Questions 10-15-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By Autoputzer
Not all BMW dealers overcharge for tire work. ...

Not all BMW dealers overcharge for tire work. The BMW dealership I use charges $25 to install a tire, and they are willing to install mail-order tires.
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-15-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 148
Posted By Autoputzer
You can have a puncture repaired if it is between...

You can have a puncture repaired if it is between the inner and outer circumferential channels. The only proper way to repair a puncture is with a plug-patch system.

The nail might not have...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 10-15-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By Autoputzer
New engines can burn oil more before the rings...

New engines can burn oil more before the rings seat (wear down to form to the cylinder walls).

Also, the electronic oil level measurement systems can be inaccurate. They also have limited...
Forum: General BMW Questions 10-14-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By Autoputzer
ShopBMWUSA.com has winter tire and wheel...

ShopBMWUSA.com has winter tire and wheel packages, and oddly (for BMW) they're reasonably priced. They're usually a smaller diameter wheel than what comes on cars with an M Sport Package, which...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-14-2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,590
Posted By Autoputzer
The only under-hood problem I had in 115k miles...

The only under-hood problem I had in 115k miles was an ignition coil at 110k miles.

I use my cars for road trip, and the road trips are usually "schedule-critical." I was on one of those...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-13-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,253
Posted By Autoputzer
On average, extended warranties (or any insurance...

On average, extended warranties (or any insurance polies) are a losing proposition. It they weren't the companies would lose money selling them. But, insurance is a necessary evil to protect you...
Forum: Off-Topic 10-13-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By Autoputzer
It wasn't demographics where I lived that was the...

It wasn't demographics where I lived that was the problem. Blacks, Whites, Asians, Hispanics, Arabs were all living peacefully together. The problem was my drug dealing neighbor and the and drug...
Forum: Off-Topic 10-13-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By Autoputzer
The problem wasn't demographics were I lived, it...

The problem wasn't demographics were I lived, it was drug dealers and drug addicts. Having my cars messed with was also an issue.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-11-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,942
Posted By Autoputzer
They've all come and gone more than once. I make...

They've all come and gone more than once. I make a point to exercise them frequently. The driver's window in the important one. It was out for months, then back on for almost two years, now back...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-11-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,942
Posted By Autoputzer
The left-rear power window started working again,...

The left-rear power window started working again, yesterday. Before that, the right-front was the only one working, and all four motors have already been replaced once before.
Forum: X2 F39 (2017 - current) 10-10-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,459
Posted By Autoputzer
Actually, that's pretty common to not offer...

Actually, that's pretty common to not offer winter tires in the larger wheel diameters.

There's a 18", all-season, non-run-flat option on the 28i X2 models.

Look on ShopBMWUSA.com. They sell...
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