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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-27-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,537
Posted By Bob Shiftright
That makes particular sense for an MX-5 that...

That makes particular sense for an MX-5 that could be parked in a garage over the most nasty winter months. If it's parked for a long time, the odds that the parking brake might freeze are probably...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-25-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 641
Posted By Bob Shiftright
How about, "Buying a BMW is a much more frugal...

How about, "Buying a BMW is a much more frugal decision than maintaining a young girl friend, maintaining a drug habit, or buying a time share"?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-21-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 522
Posted By Bob Shiftright
The wheel locating pin is a multi-use tool --...

The wheel locating pin is a multi-use tool -- also used as a handle for the spark plug wrench. But that's what it's sold as. http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E36-M3-S52_3.2L/ES184551/

It's in an E36...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-21-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I never park in spaces with concrete bumpers, but...

I never park in spaces with concrete bumpers, but I've still bottomed out in my driveway.

Not as bad as the OP's photos but enough to get out the touch-up paint.

The cars don't have too much...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-19-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 522
Posted By Bob Shiftright
:thumbup: on the pin (which I think used to be...

:thumbup: on the pin (which I think used to be included in the tool kits in BMW's stone-age past) since each runflat seems to weigh almost as much as a go-flat plus a spare. Lining up all the holes...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-19-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 522
Posted By Bob Shiftright
On mine it's on the left side bolted in above the...

On mine it's on the left side bolted in above the stereo amplifier. There is nothing above the battery except for a couple flimsy covers.

Where BMW hides the E90 tools seems to depend on the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-19-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 522
Posted By Bob Shiftright
It won't have a jack, (or space for a jack -- no...

It won't have a jack, (or space for a jack -- no spare tire, no need for a jack!), but E90s are supposed have a rudimentary emergency tool kit. IIRC, it's bolted to the trunk floor, so it is strange...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-14-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,742
Posted By Bob Shiftright
http://www.app.com/story/money/business/consumer/p...

http://www.app.com/story/money/business/consumer/press-on-your-side/2015/03/10/pothole-claims/24718901/
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-10-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 954
Posted By Bob Shiftright
How To shift your BMW from reverse to forward,...

How To shift your BMW from reverse to forward, without stopping ... in German ...

http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/02/23/bmw2er-video-shows-rockford-turn-m235i/
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-08-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Because German engineering is associated with...

Because German engineering is associated with unnecessary complexity?

The Germans lost two World Wars.

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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-07-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By Bob Shiftright
BMW Headrest Taxidermy

I have a previous generation E91, and I've never looked at the rear headrests on the F3x. But since BMW has been making some parts much the same since the Neue Klasse (1962- ) (and they have been...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-06-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,189
Posted By Bob Shiftright
How long should one keep their F30?

Should?

Until the paint wears off.

Or until it becomes too unreliable. ("Too unreliable" is subjective.)

Or until there have been advances in automobile technology. A 1991 Volvo 240 had a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-05-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 881
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Do you need to drive in DC? Based on my...

Do you need to drive in DC?

Based on my experiences with DC city snow removal (many years ago) unless you have access to a tracked vehicle, you could have some problems.

After one storm,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-25-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 3,983
Posted By Bob Shiftright
For almost completely uninvolved commuting,...

For almost completely uninvolved commuting, telecommuting is about 671,000,000 MPH faster than any BMW built today.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-25-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 3,983
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I doubt I average even your speed. Traffic...

I doubt I average even your speed.

Traffic is awful here -- but if it's awful with a manual transmission it's just as awful with an automatic. Traffic is as much of an argument against buying a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-24-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By Bob Shiftright
A "model year" might span months or years. ...

A "model year" might span months or years.

Or even decades. I thought a car's model year was pretty much what the car's manufacturer says it was.

http://www.shelbyamerican.com/index.asp
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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-23-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,552
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Both are luxury goods. Buy whatever you want and...

Both are luxury goods. Buy whatever you want and can afford.

Ancient history now, but this reminds me...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 502
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I had a front strut (Bilstein) collapse on...

I had a front strut (Bilstein) collapse on another car once.

The suspension fell enough to score the tire on the side that failed but IIRC both sides appeared lower.

As others have said, get...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 3,983
Posted By Bob Shiftright
$4,840. Faster on a track. Less fun...

$4,840.

Faster on a track.

Less fun (for me) on a street. Since I'll never take a car out on a track, my choice would be easy.

Not just the GT3 -- it looks like all turbos are also PDK...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,308
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Ummmmm. There are some who think that each and...

Ummmmm. There are some who think that each and every BMW already has a dipstick between the steering wheel and the front seat.

I'm not sure it affectionate.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 3,983
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Plenty of $100,000 cars available with 6MTs and...

Plenty of $100,000 cars available with 6MTs and 7MTs!

http://www.porsche.com/usa/aboutporsche/porschecarsnorthamerica/
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 3,983
Posted By Bob Shiftright
We have both, and plan to have both, but not...

We have both, and plan to have both, but not because of traffic. I commuted into NYC and DC in old SAABs -- which had some of the notchiest manual transmissions around. NYC and DC traffic was awful,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 3,983
Posted By Bob Shiftright
The March 2015 issue of Road and Track that...

The March 2015 issue of Road and Track that arrived in my mailbox yesterday features a comparison test of the 2015 Chevrolet SS 6-speed with a 2003 BMW E39 M5 6-speed. (MSRP for the SS is $46740 --...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-20-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 3,983
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Hopefully, the door was open?

Hopefully, the door was open?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-20-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 3,983
Posted By Bob Shiftright
That's a problem? A F10 manual pops out of...

That's a problem?

A F10 manual pops out of the BMW CPO finder so they must exist.

I'm more surprised that only half of M3s sold are stick. You can not purchase a Honda Civic Si with without a...
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