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Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) Today, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1
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Hybrids don't buy you much in highway driving. ...

Hybrids don't buy you much in highway driving. That's because the advantage of a hybrid is recovering kinetic energy when braking and converting it into electrical energy (charging the battery). If...
Forum: General BMW Questions Today, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By Autoputzer
The BMW recommended pressures are selected for...

The BMW recommended pressures are selected for ride quality and to maintain adhesion with the pavement when encountering discontinuities (big word for "bumps").

I used a high-resolution digital...
Forum: X5 G05 (2018 - Current) Today, 02:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 515
Posted By Autoputzer
Sorry... type. "...lack of a spare tire." As...

Sorry... type. "...lack of a spare tire." As jadnashuanh said, the volume under the cargo floor is taken up with batteries on the 45e. You also loose the option for spare tire if you get the 3rd...
Forum: Off-Topic Today, 09:36 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,402
Posted By Autoputzer
A college friend of mine always wanted to be a...

A college friend of mine always wanted to be a slumlord. He had the highest paying job offer in his BSME class, and it was in a small town in the mountains of Virginia. He wife was a high earner,...
Forum: Off-Topic Today, 08:29 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,402
Posted By Autoputzer
Not if your tenants can't pay the rent because of...

Not if your tenants can't pay the rent because of the 'rona virus. In the U.S. there's a moratorium on evictions from residential property. If you evict a commercial tenant, you're still not going...
Forum: X5 G05 (2018 - Current) Today, 07:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 515
Posted By Autoputzer
BMW's changed their minds on tire rotation...

BMW's changed their minds on tire rotation several times: don't, side-to-side only, front-to-back only, and "consult a BMW center."

Many BMW's have staggered set-ups, rear tires and wheels larger...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) Today, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By Autoputzer
Frau Putzer's 2006 V6 Honda Accord didn't need...

Frau Putzer's 2006 V6 Honda Accord didn't need top-offs before 8k mile oil changes with 5W-20 synthetic. We sold it at 147k miles. That's why I'm not worried using the BMW recommended 0W-20 in...
Forum: X3 G01 (2018 - current) Today, 07:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,973
Posted By Autoputzer
Good garages make good neighbors. I spend...

Good garages make good neighbors. I spend $1600/year to keep m $2,000 Chevy Cobalt in a rented u-stor-it garage.. money well spent.

Granny Putzer had big two-car garage (10' wide doors). After...
Forum: X5 G05 (2018 - Current) Today, 03:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 515
Posted By Autoputzer
One gotcha will bet hte last of a spare tire with...

One gotcha will bet hte last of a spare tire with the 45e. Spare tires are optional on the other versions of the X5. X5's come with run-flat tires, which can produce a rough ride, they wear out...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) Today, 03:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By Autoputzer
There's a million threads on this. BMW's...

There's a million threads on this.

BMW's increased the requirements on on from when your car was built. Later versions of our cars require BMW Long Life 01 (LL-01) oil. LL-01 is better than...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) Today, 03:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By Autoputzer
The DOT 4 fluid BMW uses is resistant to heat,...

The DOT 4 fluid BMW uses is resistant to heat, but absorbs water. The maintenance schedule is for the first change three years after the car is manufactured, and then every two years after than. ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 200
Posted By Autoputzer
Since it's a road trip car, #1 or #4. You...

Since it's a road trip car, #1 or #4.

You might think about the expansion tank, belts, and belt tensioner, too. With that mileage and that age, it's just a matter of time. I'm planning to do...
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 / F20 1 Series (2008 - 2014) Yesterday, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By Autoputzer
Look at the N20/N26 timing chain issue. (It's...

Look at the N20/N26 timing chain issue. (It's bad news.)
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - 2017) Yesterday, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By Autoputzer
Steam is normal at start-up, even in the summer...

Steam is normal at start-up, even in the summer if the humidity is high... e.g. here in Floriduh. You should be able to tell the difference. Steam disappears. Smoke will only dissipate, spreading...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By Autoputzer
There's been a few posts here of the early...

There's been a few posts here of the early N20/N26's self-destructing right before or right after the 7/70k extended warranty expires. So, yeah, you're driving a time bomb. If it does let go, the...
Forum: X3 G01 (2018 - current) Yesterday, 11:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,973
Posted By Autoputzer
i normally keep a beater. It made more sense...

i normally keep a beater. It made more sense when I was working (lots of business trips and letting a car bake in Floriduh's intense sunlight all day during the week). I get a special deal on GM...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By Autoputzer
I get asked for my driver's license and insurance...

I get asked for my driver's license and insurance card if I'm getting a loaner.
Forum: X3 G01 (2018 - current) Yesterday, 09:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,973
Posted By Autoputzer
I always factory order my new cars, and then I...

I always factory order my new cars, and then I keep them a looooong time. The last two cars we sold were over twelve years old. The one before that was ten years old. I still have a 13 year old...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) Yesterday, 09:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 709
Posted By Autoputzer
I've been dealing with Sansing BMW in Pensacola,...

I've been dealing with Sansing BMW in Pensacola, FL for 19 years, and I've been real happy.

The wipers stopped working on my ten year old E46 M3. The BMW diagnostic equipment said it was a bad...
Forum: X3 G01 (2018 - current) Yesterday, 12:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By Autoputzer
History always repeats itself... or at lease it...

History always repeats itself... or at lease it rhymes.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-03-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By Autoputzer
Since it was your first time, maybe he wanted to...

Since it was your first time, maybe he wanted to get the correct ownership info (legal owner, address, tag #) for their database. Did you buy the car there?

If you're not familiar with BMW"s, the...
Forum: X3 G01 (2018 - current) 08-03-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,973
Posted By Autoputzer
I just got an e-mail from BMW NA that there' a...

I just got an e-mail from BMW NA that there' a $3k incentive on 2020 X3's, X5's, and 2 Series Gran Coupes delivered before August 31st. The deal includes 0.9% financing for 60 months.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-03-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 498
Posted By Autoputzer
The Meguiar's rep' CONFIRMED what was listed in...

The Meguiar's rep' CONFIRMED what was listed in the link in your post. Isn't it past your nap time? Missing your nappy-nap makes you grumpy.

I've found the Meguiar's rep's to be very helpful. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-03-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 498
Posted By Autoputzer
Meguiar's website lists it as being only for...

Meguiar's website lists it as being only for "shine" and "protect," not "cleaning." But, their rep' did confirm that it has some clay in it. :eek:
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 08-03-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 709
Posted By Autoputzer
"Recommended" means it's their opinion. An...

"Recommended" means it's their opinion. An opinion, by definition, cannot be a lie.

Crooked? Yes. But, the reason there are so many crooked characters in the auto sales and service business is...
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