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Forum: X3 G01 (2018 - current) Yesterday, 06:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,418
Posted By Autoputzer
Yeah, there's a drop. But, it's only about 2",...

Yeah, there's a drop. But, it's only about 2", which would cause me to believe that the folded seats would be higher than on an X3 without a spare tire. The back seats aren't flat when folded,...
Forum: X3 G01 (2018 - current) Yesterday, 06:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,418
Posted By Autoputzer
Yeah, there's one on the right side too. ...

Yeah, there's one on the right side too.

Actually that raised floor with the spare tire makes it easier to get things out. You can slide objects so that the edge is hanging over the raised floor,...
Forum: X3 G01 (2018 - current) Yesterday, 05:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,418
Posted By Autoputzer
The cargo area height with a spare tire is about...

The cargo area height with a spare tire is about 25.5" at the hatch hinges, and about 28.5" at the center.

The spare-tire version has front tie downs, same as the no-spare-tire version. The door...
Forum: X3 G01 (2018 - current) Yesterday, 04:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,418
Posted By Autoputzer
Actually, my picture of the non-spare-tire floor...

Actually, my picture of the non-spare-tire floor above (Post #14) shows one of the forward tie-down's doors.
Forum: X3 G01 (2018 - current) Yesterday, 04:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,418
Posted By Autoputzer
My phone's camera's not working, combination of a...

My phone's camera's not working, combination of a dark garage, dark interior, and tinted glass. But yeah, you get forward tie-downs with the spare tire. They're under little doors that fit flush...
Forum: General Automotive Forum Yesterday, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 79
Posted By Autoputzer
Land Rover Defender knock-off will ahve BMW engines

https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enthusiasts/the-new-ineos-grenadier-4-4-rides-to-the-rescue-of-land-rover-defender-fans/ar-BB16dy6u?ocid=spartan-dhp-feeds

Land Rover's bringing out a new Defender....
Forum: X2 F39 (2017 - current) Yesterday, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By Autoputzer
The low fuel warnings on our two BMW's have...

The low fuel warnings on our two BMW's have vastly different meanings. In my 535i, "----" remaining miles means that I have about 1.5 gallons left in the tank. But, on Frau Putzer's X3, "---"...
Forum: 7 Series - G11 / G12 (2016 - current) Yesterday, 07:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,684
Posted By Autoputzer
I had an uncle live to 103. He retired from the...

I had an uncle live to 103. He retired from the navy after WWII at age 38, collecting his O-3E pension for 65 years. After the navy, he decided he always wanted to be a cowboy. So, he bought a...
Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 05:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 692
Posted By Autoputzer
Yeah, 80,000 feet. I learned to welcome...

Yeah, 80,000 feet.

I learned to welcome input from everybody. But, at the end of the day the person in charge has to make the decisions. I was a 30-something engineer in charge of a shop full of...
Forum: X2 F39 (2017 - current) 06-30-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By Autoputzer
BMW's in the US are tuned to run as advertised on...

BMW's in the US are tuned to run as advertised on 91 AKI. Premium in most of the country is 93 AKI. In California and some high-altitude counties, it's 91 AKI. If you know how much fuel the next...
Forum: X2 F39 (2017 - current) 06-30-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By Autoputzer
BMW's have big fuel tanks. Also, BMW's come...

BMW's have big fuel tanks. Also, BMW's come with a wide variety of engines. The gas tanks have to be big enough to provided reasonable range between fill-ups for the largest engine available in...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 06-29-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By Autoputzer
Particulate filter for the hose. Tap water has...

Particulate filter for the hose. Tap water has sand in it, especially if you live in a "sand state" (FL, TX, AZ, NM, NV, CA, HI, etc.) My toilet tanks are full of sand at the bottom.
...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 06-29-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,370
Posted By Autoputzer
LCI = Let's correct it.

LCI = Let's correct it.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 06-29-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By Autoputzer
It's probably the (lack of) quality of the new...

It's probably the (lack of) quality of the new tires. The PSS's are a good as it gets. Nexens…. not so much. Even mixing old and new good tires can cause problem. I had an M3 that when...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 06-29-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By Autoputzer
Middle wear is a sign of over-inflation. ...

Middle wear is a sign of over-inflation. Misalignment can make the car feel twitchy. Brand new tire don't have all their grip in the first few hundred miles, because of lubricant used to keep...
Forum: 7 Series - G11 / G12 (2016 - current) 06-29-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,684
Posted By Autoputzer
Spreadsheets are math, and math is the natural...

Spreadsheets are math, and math is the natural enemy of bull****. I've done the math, and I'm not willing to pay $25k to have the latest version of iDrive.

A friend of mine makes over $100k...
Forum: 7 Series - G11 / G12 (2016 - current) 06-29-2020, 05:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,684
Posted By Autoputzer
I look up the KBB values of my cars on the...

I look up the KBB values of my cars on the anniversaries of their purchases. From that, I get accurate annual deprecation data. I also track what I spend in maintenance. Here's my depreciation...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-28-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By Autoputzer
I don't lease BMW's (yet). But, those who do say...

I don't lease BMW's (yet). But, those who do say that BMW FS may send you a discounted buy-out offer. Back in the day, you could shop around to different dealerships to see what they'd sell you...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-28-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By Autoputzer
Congratulations. Manual 5's are coveted,...

Congratulations. Manual 5's are coveted, especially the old V8's.

I have one of the last manual 535i's built. I have six people on the waiting list for it, when the time comes.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-28-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,781
Posted By Autoputzer
You can measure fuel consumption at idle by...

You can measure fuel consumption at idle by resetting the MPG and trip odometer at fill-up. From the MPG and trip miles, you can calculate the amount of fuel used since fill-up. Then measure the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-28-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By Autoputzer
Here's another vote for the Michelin PS A/S 3+'s....

Here's another vote for the Michelin PS A/S 3+'s. I put some DWS06's on Frau Putzer's Honda and they needed a lot more pressure that Michelin's to wear evenly than the two sets of Michelin's...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-28-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By Autoputzer
I'm sorry for your loss. Ten years is the...

I'm sorry for your loss.

Ten years is the most optimistic age, and that's with the tires being in a climate controlled warehouse before being actually used for a maximum of six years. Yeah,...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 06-27-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By Autoputzer
I finally got the hang of drifting at the last...

I finally got the hang of drifting at the last Advanced M School I went to. I did almost two continuous laps of VIR's less than perfect skid pad. The skid pat at Spartanburg is perfect: smooth...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-27-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By Autoputzer
1. BMW's closed the loophole where you can...

1. BMW's closed the loophole where you can negotiate with dealers to buy you car after you turn it in. BMW will punish dealers who sell you or a family member the car for less than BMW allows. BMW...
Forum: X5 G05 (2018 - Current) 06-26-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By Autoputzer
Uncle Dougie's being clever again. He can't help...

Uncle Dougie's being clever again. He can't help it, with his 160 IQ.

Several months ago Uncle Dougie proclaimed that BMW's don't get wheel alignments at the factory. He got his feewings...
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