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Forum: General BMW Yesterday, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By JimD1
In 1984 I purchased a Dodge Aspen wagon from a...

In 1984 I purchased a Dodge Aspen wagon from a "little old lady" who drove it a few miles a week to go to church and buy groceries. It seemed to be in good shape. A couple years later it failed an...
Forum: General BMW 09-21-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By JimD1
It only gets down around freezing here most...

It only gets down around freezing here most winter nights. We got to 15 degrees a few times last year. I drove on my PSS tires a few times a week - like I do in the summer. I never drove in snow...
Forum: General BMW 09-16-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By JimD1
Torque also gives you a little explanation but it...

Torque also gives you a little explanation but it may not be BMW specific. It looks like this one on a BMW means Diagnostic Modult Tank Leakage. Other threads indicate there is some kind of pump...
Forum: General BMW 09-16-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,507
Posted By JimD1
I agree. But also remember that if you car is...

I agree. But also remember that if you car is accelerating hard and/or at high speed, you cannot gently apply the brakes and solve the problem. One of the Toyota motorists was a cop or something...
Forum: General BMW 09-16-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,507
Posted By JimD1
It may also be significant to note that at least...

It may also be significant to note that at least our 1 series cars (my wife and I both have e88s) are designed to reduce the risk of mat issues. The gas pedal is mounted to the floor so nothing can...
Forum: General BMW 09-14-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,507
Posted By JimD1
small as in zero? NASA could not find a single...

small as in zero? NASA could not find a single car that could overcome it's brakes and become unmanageable. Brief surges from malfunctions was the most they could find. Mats can trap gas pedals...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-12-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By JimD1
seems like you need to check for codes. Torque,...

seems like you need to check for codes. Torque, a phone app, and a OBD II to bluetooth adapter (together about $30) can do this. In the U. S. Advance Auto Parts will also read codes for free.
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-12-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By JimD1
I believe the X1 was available in Valencia Orange...

I believe the X1 was available in Valencia Orange for at least it's initial year. I remember seeing one in that color at the BMW Performance Center, before they were officially launched.
Forum: General BMW 09-12-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,507
Posted By JimD1
X5, Your issue would be explained if there...

X5,

Your issue would be explained if there is some electrical connection between your brake pedal and the wires coming out of the accelerator pedal. The brakes are not electrically activated but...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-11-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By JimD1
I wouldn't worry too much about engine life. Oil...

I wouldn't worry too much about engine life. Oil drains pretty gradually from an engine and it should be pretty well lubricated when restarted after being off for a minute or so. It will not wear...
Forum: General BMW 09-11-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,507
Posted By JimD1
The only thing unusual about the Audi 5000 is it...

The only thing unusual about the Audi 5000 is it had the brake and accelerator pedals closer together than most cars. My bimmer has it's brake and accelerator closer than my other vehicle, a Suzuki...
Forum: General BMW 09-08-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By JimD1
I don't know if undercoating has helped cars at...

I don't know if undercoating has helped cars at all for at least the last 10 years. In addition to all the sealing and coating steps BMW uses, they also use steel in the body that doesn't corode as...
Forum: European Delivery 09-04-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By JimD1
Isn't there a driving game for the computer that...

Isn't there a driving game for the computer that has the ring as one of the options?
Forum: General BMW 09-04-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By JimD1
My standard is to avoid anybody who comes to me...

My standard is to avoid anybody who comes to me trying to convince me I need to buy from them. At most, I take contact information for when I decide I need what they are selling. I never buy from...
Forum: European Delivery 09-02-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 833
Posted By JimD1
My bimmer is not an M car but I got my best deal...

My bimmer is not an M car but I got my best deal from the internet desk of the dealer closest to me. All I did was email them my spec and ask for their best price. I'm not sure they could handle a...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 09-02-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By JimD1
I like the south end of the Blue Ridge Parkway...

I like the south end of the Blue Ridge Parkway best. More tunnels and more turns. It gets more and more boring up through NC and then Virginia. But it is all preferable to an interstate, of course.
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 09-01-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By JimD1
Is the tunnel from the Blue Ridge Parkway?

Is the tunnel from the Blue Ridge Parkway?
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 08-30-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By JimD1
I bought a few pictures after our first trip. ...

I bought a few pictures after our first trip. There are police along the dragon but I've never heard of anybody being stopped before. There are sections that are so tight you can't really do the...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 08-28-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By JimD1
Back in 2009 after I got my 128i vert, my son and...

Back in 2009 after I got my 128i vert, my son and I drove up from Columbia, SC to drive the Dragon. I had less than 2000 miles on the car at that time, it was our first road trip. He plotted us a...
Forum: General BMW 08-14-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By JimD1
I haven't used it in awhile and have never used...

I haven't used it in awhile and have never used the "freeze frame" function. What does it do?
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 08-07-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By JimD1
K&N tests their filters for both pressure drop...

K&N tests their filters for both pressure drop and capture efficiency. They capture well over 90 percent of the dust that they are exposed to. They don't capture the most of all filters, however,...
Forum: General BMW 08-03-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By JimD1
No pictures but I debadged mine. I have a alpine...

No pictures but I debadged mine. I have a alpine white 128i convertible. My trim is shadowline (kind of black) and I didn't care for the shiny chrome numbers. The numbers are held on by two sided...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 08-02-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By JimD1
On the other hand, the K&N is a lifetime filter. ...

On the other hand, the K&N is a lifetime filter. If you learn to clean and oil it, it will work well and last the life of the vehicle. I understand slightly more dirt may get into the engine but I...
Forum: General BMW 07-31-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By JimD1
I like the looks of the new Corvette. They are...

I like the looks of the new Corvette. They are trying to cover a range of the competiton with different models. The base model kind of competes with a M3. They are similar in price and roughly...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 07-20-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 963
Posted By JimD1
Comes up 22.66 at Walmart for me today. Filter...

Comes up 22.66 at Walmart for me today. Filter is less than $10 at Amazon but you need to buy something else to get free shipping. If you do that, you pay about $55 the first time and less than $35...
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