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Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 04-07-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By Bethesda E39
TPMS system was down from the moment I installed...

TPMS system was down from the moment I installed this set in November, so I was checking pressures manually (knowing it was the last season for these snow tires before replacement). All 4 tires...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 04-06-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By Bethesda E39
Winter wheels destroyed by a pothole - PICTURES!

This is unbelievable! :yikes:

Back in January, I was on a long road trip from my home town, Winnipeg, Canada, to the Washington, DC area.
My 2013 128i was equipped with my usual winter setup:...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-10-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By Bethesda E39
can't comment on Sat Radio, but whenever I drive...

can't comment on Sat Radio, but whenever I drive into DC with my GPS active, it constantly loses reception and recalculates my route. DC is the ONLY place where this happens with regularity.
Forum: Off-Topic 06-08-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 746
Posted By Bethesda E39
recommendations??

recommendations??
Forum: Off-Topic 06-08-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 746
Posted By Bethesda E39
I'm looking into that as we speak.

I'm looking into that as we speak.
Forum: Off-Topic 06-08-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 746
Posted By Bethesda E39
Exclamation Road rage incident - NEED ADVICE ASAP!!!

Hey everyone!

I need some advice ASAP regarding an incident that happened to me lat last night:

I was on my way home, and a younger guy in a Mitsubishi Eclipse tried an extremely dangerous move...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 06-05-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 854
Posted By Bethesda E39
the volume level of the "gong" as it's called,...

the volume level of the "gong" as it's called, can be adjusted through the radio menu...just scroll past the bass/treble/fader/S-vol and you'll see it.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-20-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,127
Posted By Bethesda E39
How does a financial institution care about visa...

How does a financial institution care about visa status?
I have been on renewable 1-year TN visas (NAFTA), for 4 years and I'm approacking year 3 on an employer-sponsored H1-B.

In 7 years, I have...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 05-18-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 677
Posted By Bethesda E39
Question 128i Lease - opinions on these numbers??

Hey everyone,

I just ordered my new 2013 128i for a 3 year/45,000mi lease, and I wanted your opinions on this deal:

2013 128i Coupe
The only selected options are:
-6MT
-Moonroof
-Heated...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 08-17-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,545
Posted By Bethesda E39
Yep. '11 128i with 26,000 mi. Same as the...

Yep. '11 128i with 26,000 mi.
Same as the picture above a couple of weeks ago...horizontal lines were broken up randomly (just started car; over 100 degrees outside).

Next time I'll snap a...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 07-05-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,811
Posted By Bethesda E39
I thought I'd add my 2 cents here... I have...

I thought I'd add my 2 cents here...

I have a 128i (non-sport), which came with OEM "all season" Goodyear RFTs. They are USELESS in snow. And I'm talking about 1-2" of light snow in Maryland....
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 01-25-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,378
Posted By Bethesda E39
Warning: a lot of 3rd party warranties are scams....

Warning: a lot of 3rd party warranties are scams. Be aware of this.
I bought into a warranty through Tier One (who had an excellent BBB rating) only to discover shady business practices.
They...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 11-14-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,379
Posted By Bethesda E39
I bought 17" Hankook Ventus V4 to replace my...

I bought 17" Hankook Ventus V4 to replace my stock 128i RFTs,and couldn't be happier. $450 for all 4, including install.
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 11-14-2011, 05:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,074
Posted By Bethesda E39
Question Can my car handle a road trip to one of the the coldest places on Earth!

Hey everyone,

I have a 2011 128i with 15K miles.

Loving the car so far, and I'm planning a road trip this Christmas to Winnipeg, Canada (about an hour north of the ND/MN border)...where the...
Forum: The Detail Department 08-31-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,478
Posted By Bethesda E39
Here's what I have been doing on my 1 year old...

Here's what I have been doing on my 1 year old (red) 128i:

Do the usual Dawn wash, clay bar, sealant, wax every few months (I use Meguiar's Gold Class).

Between waxes, I wash the car 1-2 times...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 08-31-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,173
Posted By Bethesda E39
This is another reason I don't mind leasing. ...

This is another reason I don't mind leasing.

Lemme guess: the car that hit you was a Toyota...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 04-14-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,671
Posted By Bethesda E39
:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-10-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,063
Posted By Bethesda E39
Glad I could help! :thumbup: Yeah; I'm...

Glad I could help! :thumbup:

Yeah; I'm paying top dollar, but I'll tell you what: I save boatloads of money when I lease vs. buy. This is because I don't DIY, and I'm an absolute perfectionist...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-10-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,063
Posted By Bethesda E39
Fair enough. I was checking in because I was...

Fair enough.
I was checking in because I was feeling a bit nostalgic after seeing my old 5 still on the used car lot (I drive past it on my way home from work).

RE: Leasing. I moved to DC from...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-09-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,063
Posted By Bethesda E39
No. I'm leasing. This was a smart move for...

No. I'm leasing.

This was a smart move for me, because I don't have the time, tools, or experience to DIY, and as we all know, if you leave all repairs / maintenance up to the Stealer, you can go...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-09-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,063
Posted By Bethesda E39
In the past 6 months, I spent: $0.00 ...

In the past 6 months, I spent:

$0.00
...and I'm LOVING my 2011 128i.

Ditching my money pit 525iA (MY 2003, 90K mi, $6,000 in repairs needed), was my BEST move EVER!!!!!!

FYI:
The...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 03-01-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,671
Posted By Bethesda E39
I noticed you went in on the 10th of the month. ...

I noticed you went in on the 10th of the month.
That might be your problem.

I regularly test drive cars, and I've found that if you go right at the end of the month, they get pretty aggressive to...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 02-24-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,933
Posted By Bethesda E39
...or slow down from 40 to 10 to make a turn, and...

...or slow down from 40 to 10 to make a turn, and then speed up again....without moving out of 3rd gear.

Awesomely flexible powerband, and a bloody riot to drive!

Like my own private race car...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 02-24-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,933
Posted By Bethesda E39
Just thought I'd add my 2 cents: I bought a...

Just thought I'd add my 2 cents:

I bought a bare-bones 2011 128i with 6MT (only options: moonroof and heated seats), and have owned it for 6 months now.
For the money (mine was $31,500, but I'm...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-15-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By Bethesda E39
Try Silverstar by Sylvania ($50/pr). They're...

Try Silverstar by Sylvania ($50/pr).
They're very bright, and not nearly as yellow as stock halogen bulbs. Downside: they don't last very long because they operate at such a high temperature.

I'm...
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