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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 07:05 PM
Replies: 54
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Posted By Michael Schott
Is there any difference in the fuel systems...

Is there any difference in the fuel systems between the US and Europe other than seals compatible with ethanol blended fuels for US cars?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 07:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,292
Posted By Michael Schott
Except you are not "sharing an idea" when the...

Except you are not "sharing an idea" when the thread title you composed says: "Guess why fuel pump issues are so common". You state it like a fact not an idea. And you have zero facts to back it up....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 06:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,292
Posted By Michael Schott
When you conflate issues out of proportion to...

When you conflate issues out of proportion to reality then you are doing a disservice and are being unfair IMO. It's not even close to being related to a marketing slogan.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 10:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,292
Posted By Michael Schott
I'm sorry but that's about as unsupported and...

I'm sorry but that's about as unsupported and anecdotal as you can get. When he or anyone can give me scientific evidence that Ethanol causes fuel pump issues in BMW's then I'll believe it. By the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 02:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,292
Posted By Michael Schott
It doesn't matter. Far more people read these...

It doesn't matter. Far more people read these forums than post here and what they read can become reality whether it's supportable by large enough sample size or not.

It all depends on how the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-27-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,292
Posted By Michael Schott
It's my take that the Internet is a powerful tool...

It's my take that the Internet is a powerful tool and those that choose to post have a responsibility to be fair and balanced.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-27-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,292
Posted By Michael Schott
Can you answer his question?

Can you answer his question?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-26-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,547
Posted By Michael Schott
Exactly the reason a 3 series is a luxury car....

Exactly the reason a 3 series is a luxury car. You pay for the BMW name, prestige and history. Nothing wrong with any of this but it's a luxury to do so when you can get a car with similar attributes...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-26-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,547
Posted By Michael Schott
We should talk more about the Clubman in context...

We should talk more about the Clubman in context with the GTI as a sporty alternative to the 3 series. There are 3 serious drawbacks to the Clubman.

1) Reliability: Mini reliability is terrible in...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-26-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,547
Posted By Michael Schott
They may compete for some people but they are in...

They may compete for some people but they are in a different class as far as size and price. That's the point. People compare when shopping all the time. You may look at both a 3 series and an SUV....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-25-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,547
Posted By Michael Schott
It's Schott not Scott. No big deal. As far as the...

It's Schott not Scott. No big deal. As far as the wheel hop off the line, you learn to adapt. In normal driving it's not an issue at all and Sport and up models not have mechanical LSD's standard. It...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-25-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,547
Posted By Michael Schott
All true except I'd point out that's it's easy to...

All true except I'd point out that's it's easy to negotiate significant discounts off the retail on GTI's. I'm talking 15-20% in some parts of the country.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-25-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,547
Posted By Michael Schott
I own a 2017 GTI so I know exactly how it drives...

I own a 2017 GTI so I know exactly how it drives and it's more fun to drive than any current 3 series save the M3. But that's not the point. They compete in different price and size categories and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-25-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,547
Posted By Michael Schott
It's a mistake to make a direct comparison with a...

It's a mistake to make a direct comparison with a GTI and 3 series. They live in different classes. The VW is more than a foot shorter and has a wheelbase about 8 inches shorter. It's based on an...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-25-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,547
Posted By Michael Schott
I hang out on GTI forums and there are stories of...

I hang out on GTI forums and there are stories of dealers now discounting R's.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-25-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 418
Posted By Michael Schott
Which M umbrella are you talking about? As others...

Which M umbrella are you talking about? As others said above these are not particularly high end products. You're paying for the branding.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-24-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 149,386
Posted By Michael Schott
That sounds like a squeaky belt to me. Why do you...

That sounds like a squeaky belt to me. Why do you think it's related to the stop/start system?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-24-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,547
Posted By Michael Schott
I don't know the OP's budget but keep in mind...

I don't know the OP's budget but keep in mind that he's looking at a 2013 F30 not a new car.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-23-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,547
Posted By Michael Schott
You really need to drive the F30 to see what YOU...

You really need to drive the F30 to see what YOU think. It's been 4 years since nice I've driven an E90 but my memories are of lovely steering, a taut chassis, fairly dull but well made interior and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-22-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By Michael Schott
Software updates are different than coding. If...

Software updates are different than coding. If you get an older car, maybe pre-2014 a dealer may be able to update to more recent software if this hasn't already been done. Coding is enabling...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-22-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By Michael Schott
The steering electronics the same on all models....

The steering electronics the same on all models. It doesn't matter if it's a Luxury or MSport configuration. Most of the changes over the years have been hardware related not software although in the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-18-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,165
Posted By Michael Schott
For you. Not the majority of folks. Most people...

For you. Not the majority of folks. Most people just don't care and are happy with the base suspension.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-17-2017, 05:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 823
Posted By Michael Schott
Body lean is caused by spring, shock and...

Body lean is caused by spring, shock and anti-roll bar tuning.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-17-2017, 02:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 823
Posted By Michael Schott
How do tires affect body roll?

How do tires affect body roll?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-16-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,786
Posted By Michael Schott
Is it broken down by series?

Is it broken down by series?
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