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Forum: General BMW Questions 02-10-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,496
Posted By Semi-Retired
It'll give you somethin' to mess around with for...

It'll give you somethin' to mess around with for a while for sure.I'm still wondering just how the fob reached that far if the car was in your drive outside and fob was in you pocket inside. On my...
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-10-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,496
Posted By Semi-Retired
You can go directly to car,y.com and enter your...

You can go directly to car,y.com and enter your exact model to see the programmable features for your model before purchasing the Carly OBDII adapter or Carly app.
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-10-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,496
Posted By Semi-Retired
See my post directly above yours.

See my post directly above yours.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-14-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,205
Posted By Semi-Retired
Just a little FYI for those with flat tire issues...

Just a little FYI for those with flat tire issues such as this. I discovered, quite by accident, that the place to go for tire repairs such as this is Discount Tire, if you're lucky enough to have...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - 2017) 12-11-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,323
Posted By Semi-Retired
It is not normal for the suspension to be...

It is not normal for the suspension to be overfilled and then have to release air like that. I almost never hear my compressor working except in one spot at the end of my drive when I turn in off the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-03-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,923
Posted By Semi-Retired
Yes, I'm quite familiar with adjusting tire...

Yes, I'm quite familiar with adjusting tire pressures on cold tires after spending 31 years trucking, where the rubber gets seriously warm when running at highway speeds and grossing 79-80k lb. I...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-03-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,923
Posted By Semi-Retired
Interesting, but I still wonder about the...

Interesting, but I still wonder about the accuracy of the tpms sensors. You have piqued my curiosity regarding the pressure gauges however. I have 3 digital gauges. The one that is also the air...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-03-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,923
Posted By Semi-Retired
What concerns me more than a low pressure...

What concerns me more than a low pressure warning, as all that's needed to check them is to call it up on the iDrive, is just how accurate the tpms units actually are. I use a tire air chuck with an...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-15-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,283
Posted By Semi-Retired
Yes, but apparently there are those who still...

Yes, but apparently there are those who still don't believe it, thus the need for this video to (hopefully) open their eyes to the damage that the wrong octane can cause before we see posts of them...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-14-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,283
Posted By Semi-Retired
For anyone interested, here's an interesting...

For anyone interested, here's an interesting explanation regarding the various octane ratings of gasoline and the effects of using the improper octane. Chris fix puts it into terms that anyone can...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - 2017) 08-13-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,688
Posted By Semi-Retired
It's entirely possible that the parking pawl has...

It's entirely possible that the parking pawl has broken. Used to happen a lot back in the day to people who never used the parking brakes when parking on slopes, or who were not fully stopped before...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - 2017) 08-13-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,703
Posted By Semi-Retired
I have an F07 (535i xDrive GT) that I bought used...

I have an F07 (535i xDrive GT) that I bought used in May of last year. It had some codes and trouble lights glowing when I brought it home. One of the first investments I made was in purchasing the...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - 2017) 08-13-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,799
Posted By Semi-Retired
Here's an idea. Ditch the run flats as I did and...

Here's an idea. Ditch the run flats as I did and just join AAA. My '14 535i GT xDrive had the Michelin rf's on it when I bought it used that were nearing the end of their useful life (still had a...
Forum: The Detail Department 08-01-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,264
Posted By Semi-Retired
Lucas Slick Mist. Cost is a lot less than most of...

Lucas Slick Mist. Cost is a lot less than most of the other purported Hi-Tech sealants. Extremely easy to use, and it's like Rain-Xing your entire car, but doesn't do damage to paint or plastics like...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - 2017) 07-28-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,250
Posted By Semi-Retired
I purchased and installed one like the first one...

I purchased and installed one like the first one on my GT. Paid a bit over $70 for it shipped from Lithuania. I was primarily after the switch to enable the rear fogs. As I have the self leveling...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - 2017) 07-24-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,323
Posted By Semi-Retired
Sounds to me as if the dealer is just wanting you...

Sounds to me as if the dealer is just wanting you to give them carte blanche to drain your bank account by just throwing new parts at the problem until something finally works. If they are not...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - 2017) 07-02-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,323
Posted By Semi-Retired
The sudden loss of air is odd, given that when...

The sudden loss of air is odd, given that when the code appeared previously the suspension was still up. First thing I'd be checking is that leveling valve behind the right real wheel. You might just...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - 2017) 07-02-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,323
Posted By Semi-Retired
The first suspension component to check (and...

The first suspension component to check (and easiest to replace) would be the leveling control, which is located inside of the right rear wheel on the frame, just ahead of the axle. As this seems to...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - 2017) 07-01-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,323
Posted By Semi-Retired
Should the warning mysteriously re-appear, there...

Should the warning mysteriously re-appear, there might possibly be an intermittent break in the wiring. The Carly adapter and app will most likely narrow down the system having the issue as it did...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - 2017) 07-01-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,323
Posted By Semi-Retired
I had the same warning and was finally able to...

I had the same warning and was finally able to trace down the problem causing it by myself. Turned out that a rodent of some sort (thinking it's one of the pita chipmunks around here) had decide to...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - 2017) 06-25-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,931
Posted By Semi-Retired
Large hatch versus the small, non power trunk...

Large hatch versus the small, non power trunk hatch.
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - 2017) 06-25-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,250
Posted By Semi-Retired
As soon as I discovered that my GT had the rear...

As soon as I discovered that my GT had the rear fogs, but not the switch to activate them, I jumped on ebay, found one in Lithuania, dickered with the seller just a bit, and got it for $72 shipped....
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - 2017) 06-25-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,931
Posted By Semi-Retired
Coded my tailgate with the Carly app. Closes with...

Coded my tailgate with the Carly app. Closes with the tailgate, footwell. and foot sensor switch now. As a matter of fact, my foot sensor has even been known to open the tailgate while I am washing...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-16-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,213
Posted By Semi-Retired
I refer to crashes like that (notice that I did...

I refer to crashes like that (notice that I did not say accident) as driving under the influence of stupidity. Odds are that he (or she) was screwing around with their phone as that is the most...
Forum: General BMW Questions 04-06-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By Semi-Retired
Three years and 30k miles difference, so the next...

Three years and 30k miles difference, so the next question is overall condition, and how long you intend to keep the car. Also check for any trouble codes. Make sure everything works as it should....
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