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Forum: European Delivery Yesterday, 08:22 PM
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Posted By Dave 20T
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=826902

See post #2, an Agip gas station at the airport with a car wash. That post is from February 2015.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By Dave 20T
In India, the roads are bad. The standard tire...

In India, the roads are bad. The standard tire size is 225/55R16 for the F30 (225/50R17 for the Sport Line). In addition, they have a India-only spacer so that the car rides a little higher. It is...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 06:33 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,436
Posted By Dave 20T
In some European countries, lots of women drive...

In some European countries, lots of women drive manuals. Also sorry for the presumption because a spouse can be male.

I saw a Belgian film on DVD which where a man and his son see a 3 series BMW...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 07-31-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By Dave 20T
Reasonable advice. Subaru's recommendation is not...

Reasonable advice. Subaru's recommendation is not more than 2/32" or 2 mm difference. Fortunately, Tire Rack does offer tire shaving. I'd shave a tire to 7/32". If the tire has 6 or less, I'd...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-31-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By Dave 20T
Your country, Australia, has the best....

Your country, Australia, has the best. Attractive, subdued, nice shape (European shaped but smaller).
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-31-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By Dave 20T
That's not all you saw....that's James Bond's...

That's not all you saw....that's James Bond's colleague, secret agent 0038. Good thing you weren't hit by the specially fitted laser!

That car shows that, even though many of us like the European...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-31-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,436
Posted By Dave 20T
I find that in everyday city driving, I drive...

I find that in everyday city driving, I drive more economically with a manual. With an automatic, the temptation is too great to floor it and step on the brakes.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-30-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By Dave 20T
Is there a BMW F30 repair manual?

Haynes and Bentley publish them for cars, including BMW. Any guides for the F30?

Some car companies have or had CD's with repair information. Any for BMW?

There's probably a subscription...
Forum: European Delivery 07-30-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 824
Posted By Dave 20T
Wikipedia has some evil people and also some...

Wikipedia has some evil people and also some errors. I wouldn't cite it. I can also change Wikipedia to whatever I want. I have spotted what seems like an intentional error that has persisted for...
Forum: European Delivery 07-30-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 824
Posted By Dave 20T
I think it may not be possible, just as a moon...

I think it may not be possible, just as a moon launch was possible in 1969 but is no longer possible.

In the 1980's, there were companies that imported and modified cars referred to as gray market...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-29-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 862
Posted By Dave 20T
Oh, that's what I forgot to do at the autocross...

Oh, that's what I forgot to do at the autocross at the Ultimate Driving Experience carnival. Yes, it was like a carnival! I forgot to try drifting!

I did read that later that day, someone lost...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-29-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By Dave 20T
Thanks! With European Delivery, the port makes up...

Thanks! With European Delivery, the port makes up a Monroney sticker but the MSRP is different from the U.S. MSRP. The current MSRP in British Columbia is C$35,990. Back in 2013, C$1=1 or even...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-29-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By Dave 20T
2013 320i MSRP?

Anyone know the 2013 retail price for a 320i in the US? I didn't get the usual sticker. Online reports conflict. 32550? 33475? 32995?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-29-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By Dave 20T
This is an interesting thread. Keep this going!...

This is an interesting thread. Keep this going! To summarize, it seems like various improvements can be made:

1. increase tire pressure from 32 to 35 or 36 (John MS and namelessman)
2. change...
Forum: European Delivery 07-29-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 824
Posted By Dave 20T
There is a cheaper way. Import the car without...

There is a cheaper way. Import the car without modification. I think you have a year to export it out of the U.S. or have it destroyed. Cars that are 15 years old can be imported into Canada...
Forum: European Delivery 07-28-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 541
Posted By Dave 20T
I was there for only a few days so I just printed...

I was there for only a few days so I just printed some sketchy maps to certain museums or stores that I wanted to visit. That and my phone's map function, which I checked with hotel wifi to minimize...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-28-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,146
Posted By Dave 20T
I keep mine in the center armrest compartment (in...

I keep mine in the center armrest compartment (in a case) and another pair in the glove compartment. Other passengers keep theirs in two of the door compartments wrapped in white, thin, spongy...
Forum: General BMW 07-27-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By Dave 20T
If one is really concerned about covering their...

If one is really concerned about covering their car, perhaps cover the car except the back end, exposing the license plate and rear of the car?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-27-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By Dave 20T
I was afraid to do this modification because it...

I was afraid to do this modification because it gets rid of the keyhole, eliminating a fail safe. Alternatives that I have seen include a plastic, painted cover that sticks into the keyhole and a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-27-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,057
Posted By Dave 20T
Salem, Oregon has or used to have a sponsor, Jim...

Salem, Oregon has or used to have a sponsor, Jim Mannheimer of BMW of Salem. No non-sense guy.

I have met some sales reps that seemed like snake oil but have usually found good ones. One good one...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-26-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 437
Posted By Dave 20T
Good advice. Also consider measuring air pressure...

Good advice. Also consider measuring air pressure before driving. Note how much under they are then measure them after driving to the pump and add the original deficit. You might add a little more...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-26-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By Dave 20T
I just went to one in the Seattle area. ...

I just went to one in the Seattle area.

There's an exhibition area with refreshments, nuts, and M and M's. On exhibit is a early 1980's 320i, current i8 that allows you to sit inside, Olympic...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-26-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By Dave 20T
Unless one is doing something dangerous, I favor...

Unless one is doing something dangerous, I favor doing whatever you want. Black wheels, chrome wheels, stock wheels, bright colored wheels, etc. With decals, anythings. Ads, politics, souvenirs,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-25-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,155
Posted By Dave 20T
I know of another car that water seeped into the...

I know of another car that water seeped into the trunk through no fault of the owner. The seals leaked. In another car, the air conditioning drain was clogged making the passenger compartment wet.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-24-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By Dave 20T
brake fluid change and jacking vehicle

Planning to change brake fluid myself. Can you access the drain without removing the wheels? If you have to remove the wheels is a jack (type that you pump up and has a metal rod to pump) strong...
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