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Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) Today, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By FredoinSF
Not doable, at least at this stage. Will...

Not doable, at least at this stage. Will probably come from aftermarket at some point.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) Today, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By FredoinSF
Doesn't do it for me. Tried it. I still...

Doesn't do it for me. Tried it.

I still have a car with BMW diamond key in the fleet. When I take key out the car is off and I walk away without locking it.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By FredoinSF
Wow, in 35 or so years of driving, I've never...

Wow, in 35 or so years of driving, I've never gotten more than mid 30k miles out of any tire.
Have several that did not make it past 20k especially on the 650. That car eats rear tires, but it's...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By FredoinSF
I think the reason you are not getting a lot of...

I think the reason you are not getting a lot of hits is that people who recently returned leases are no longer driving an F30. Sorry I can't really help, I have never leased.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 223
Posted By FredoinSF
+1 on the battery. The battery manufacture date...

+1 on the battery. The battery manufacture date should be somewhere on it so it's not that difficult to figure out how old it is.

If new battery does not do the trick there is a grounding strap...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 08-07-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By FredoinSF
NGK plugs. Sent from my iPad using...

NGK plugs.


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Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-07-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By FredoinSF
The issue is that with older models you could...

The issue is that with older models you could park in your garage, push the start stop button 2x, and youíd be done.
Or you could push it once and when you opened the car door the car would be...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-07-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By FredoinSF
What changed? Someone who works on bmw iDrive...

What changed? Someone who works on bmw iDrive features and was cheated on took away the feature.


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Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-07-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By FredoinSF
We contacted Jon when we ordered the 4 series. ...

We contacted Jon when we ordered the 4 series. We did euro delivery on that car so it was a Ďwho has the lowest all in cost?í game. Actually at the time we were looking at a 2 series but the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-07-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By FredoinSF
Itís a bit of a mess, huh? Sucks when you damage...

Itís a bit of a mess, huh? Sucks when you damage someone elseís car.
What are you buying / leasing next? If another BMW use return customer as bargaining chip for anything they may ding you for. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-07-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By FredoinSF
I like wine. Red wine. Itís that French passport...

I like wine. Red wine. Itís that French passport I keep holding on to. No fridge needed. Not knocking beer, just providing options.

Iím also about as gay as the day is long so no wife and no...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-07-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By FredoinSF
I want to thank you as well for closing the loop....

I want to thank you as well for closing the loop. So few do it, yet thatís how these forums provide value.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-07-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By FredoinSF
Best advice if you want to stick to E46. I...

Best advice if you want to stick to E46.
I would add the E9n 335i to that list. Or E60 535i. They are now dirt cheap. Way cheaper than E46 M3. Plus that you can easily tune for more power also...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-06-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By FredoinSF
There is a lengthy thread on this topic, you...

There is a lengthy thread on this topic, you might want to search for it. It's a new 'feature'. Sometimes everything will shut off which seems to be when more than one door is opened, but I gave up...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-06-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By FredoinSF
There is a belt driving various bolt on...

There is a belt driving various bolt on components (alternator, compressor, etc...) but the engine internals are chain driven. The timing chain is theoretically maintenance free.

That being...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-06-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By FredoinSF
Yes, These are the CA tax rules. When buying...

Yes, These are the CA tax rules. When buying from a dealer, CA will get its tax $$$. Splitting my time between NV and CA, but officially being a NV resident, whenever we buy a car from a dealer in...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 08-05-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By FredoinSF
Glad you found a seemingly trustworthy shop...

Glad you found a seemingly trustworthy shop before your back was up against the wall. Hope they get it all buttoned up for you.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-05-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By FredoinSF
Brake fluid is hydrophilic, meaning it absorbs...

Brake fluid is hydrophilic, meaning it absorbs moisture. Nothing to do with BMW specifically, it's just one of the properties of brake fluid. The risk of brake fluid that has absorbed moisture is a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-05-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By FredoinSF
It will fit. I have a friend who fits her bike...

It will fit. I have a friend who fits her bike in hers. The front wheel may have to be turned rather than flat. Or maybe she takes the front wheel off which should be no big deal for any cyclist...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-05-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By FredoinSF
CPO vehicles have minimums for wear items such as...

CPO vehicles have minimums for wear items such as tires and brake pads. Sounds like yours does not meet the minimum. Did you not get the CPO inspection document when you bought the car? It should...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-04-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By FredoinSF
The 540i is a great car, you won't be...

The 540i is a great car, you won't be disappointed.

Tires / oil / brakes are like politics. So many entrenched opinions. Will dissect your post and try to respond without bias, I'm sure others...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-03-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By FredoinSF
Eleven years is a good run. When it's time to...

Eleven years is a good run. When it's time to move on you know it. I made the same bittersweet move a few months back and the X5d will also be one of the cars I most fondly remember.
Congrats on...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-03-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,070
Posted By FredoinSF
Tesla's is better, quite a bit better. That...

Tesla's is better, quite a bit better. That being said, both are driving aids and the human behind the wheel still has to be on task and drive the car.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-03-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By FredoinSF
Is the car on its original battery perhaps? A...

Is the car on its original battery perhaps? A failing battery will result in all sorts of crazy codes and behavior. If yes I would start with a new battery that is properly charged, reset all...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-03-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By FredoinSF
Sounds like a great find. Congratulations. ...

Sounds like a great find. Congratulations.

If it is your first BMW, search for Mike Miller Lifetime BMW Maintenance or similar, read the white paper, form you own opinion and plan as to how you...
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