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Forum: General BMW 05-05-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Virginia Bill
This thread is an excellent place to start your...

This thread is an excellent place to start your research: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=731460.
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 05-01-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By Virginia Bill
Well, the conventional wisdom for breaking in...

Well, the conventional wisdom for breaking in engine, transmission, and differential is to avoid sustained running at the same rpm so the rings will seat properly. Unfortunately, long-distance...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 04-29-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By Virginia Bill
"Plan A is to drive that afternoon from Greer to...

"Plan A is to drive that afternoon from Greer to Oxford, MS, to visit a friend. We'll drive down to Natchez and back the next day. Then the following day, I'll drive up to Memphis, over to Nashville,...
Forum: General BMW 04-29-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By Virginia Bill
Sorry for your problems. The steps suggested so...

Sorry for your problems. The steps suggested so far -- BMWNA, BBB -- are sensible, but I doubt they'll lead to a satisfactory resolution. *IF* the facts are as you represent them, then employees at...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-14-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By Virginia Bill
Welcome to the forum. I've had my Maldives...

Welcome to the forum. I've had my Maldives Blue/tan roadster for six years and am still very happy with it.
Forum: General BMW 03-02-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By Virginia Bill
Sounds like a troll but I'll bite. No, you should...

Sounds like a troll but I'll bite. No, you should not put that heavy engine into your e30; it will screw up the balanced weight distribution which is fundamental to BMW handling.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-10-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By Virginia Bill
You have to do Nashville to "Natchez Trace...

You have to do Nashville to "Natchez Trace Parkway." The northern end of the Trace takes off from highway 100, a few miles southwest of Nashville.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-09-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By Virginia Bill
Excellent use of the day. The Trace is one of my...

Excellent use of the day. The Trace is one of my all-time favorite roads -- 400+ miles with no stop signs, no trucks, very light traffic, pleasant scenery. We usually drive it both ways on our annual...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-09-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By Virginia Bill
I've used Crown BMW (Richmond) a couple of times...

I've used Crown BMW (Richmond) a couple of times and found their service excellent. The service advisors are polite, attentive, and knowledgeable, and the work in the shop has been excellent.

My...
Forum: General BMW 01-30-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By Virginia Bill
Yes; well worth the annual cost: magazine, local...

Yes; well worth the annual cost: magazine, local chapter events, national events, discounts (at some dealers), rebates on new (and CPO) cars, and assorted other discounts on rental cars, hotels, etc....
Forum: European Delivery 01-13-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By Virginia Bill
What about doing the Britain/Ireland in the BMW...

What about doing the Britain/Ireland in the BMW first, dropping it off for shipment home, then going to Man and using the Ducati on-island?
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 01-13-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,470
Posted By Virginia Bill
29 is two lanes each way, usually with a grass...

29 is two lanes each way, usually with a grass median separating north and southbound. You would find some congestion around Charlottesville, but otherwise traffic is usually light.

I would...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-04-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By Virginia Bill
Pass. You should be able to find a cleaner,...

Pass. You should be able to find a cleaner, lower-mileage example without much trouble.
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 06-15-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 900
Posted By Virginia Bill
Check out the Appalachian Crafts Center on the...

Check out the Appalachian Crafts Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway just north of Asheville. That plus Biltmore would pretty much fill up your day.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-13-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By Virginia Bill
Yes, loaner rules are dealer specific, so buy...

Yes, loaner rules are dealer specific, so buy where you please (esp. for PCD) and choose your service dealer according to your personal convenience. When you call to schedule a service appointment,...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Region - DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV 04-12-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By Virginia Bill
There's a touchless car wash in Fredericksburg...

There's a touchless car wash in Fredericksburg (http://www.keystonecoffeeandautospa.com/index-2.html), but that's a long way to go for a wash job. You have to pay extra for interior vacuum, but they...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 04-07-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,470
Posted By Virginia Bill
For D. C. I'd do 85/29. The 29 part is quite...

For D. C. I'd do 85/29. The 29 part is quite pleasant -- decent scenery and usually light traffic. It's slower than 85/95 (unless you find a tie-up on 95, which happens a lot) but not as boring. 81...
Forum: General BMW 04-07-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By Virginia Bill
The 5 series wagon. One of my cars is now another...

The 5 series wagon. One of my cars is now another brand because they stopped imported the 5 wagon.
Forum: General BMW 03-24-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By Virginia Bill
My Z4, built in the U. S., is now nine years old...

My Z4, built in the U. S., is now nine years old and in fine shape. But anecdotes, good or bad, can't answer this question. Only reliable statistics on repairs could provide an accurate answer, and I...
Forum: General BMW 01-07-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Posted By Virginia Bill
Do as the previous poster suggested. Here's a...

Do as the previous poster suggested. Here's a helpful website: http://www.carlemon.com/lemon/PA_LemonGuide.html.

Don't panic, don't run to the dealer with threats, don't hire a lawyer. The Pa....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-23-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,378
Posted By Virginia Bill
I've had my Z4 for five years, still on run...

I've had my Z4 for five years, still on run flats. No tire catastrophes. My most recent flat was three cars (and about fifteen years) back. With the Z4 I did pick up a staple last year, which gave me...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-21-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Z4 Roadster (E85) Rejoice, fellow Z bros!
Views: 561
Posted By Virginia Bill
It's his weekend car. The Batmobile is for work.

It's his weekend car. The Batmobile is for work.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-16-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,807
Posted By Virginia Bill
Yep, I wave (at Z3s and Z4s). About 40% wave...

Yep, I wave (at Z3s and Z4s). About 40% wave back. Waving is, of course, easier with the top down, and mine is down as much as possible. But I have noticed that many other convertible drivers keep...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-16-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,321
Posted By Virginia Bill
The predicted highway fuel mileage of this model,...

The predicted highway fuel mileage of this model, printed on the Monroney sticker, is 43 mpg. It's perfectly reasonable for OP to use that figure to estimate the results he will get. Of course, the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-01-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 27
Z4 Roadster (E85) Blind Spots
Views: 1,966
Posted By Virginia Bill
71 here. I've had my Z4 for three years. Best car...

71 here. I've had my Z4 for three years. Best car I've ever owned. It came with the little round convex helper mirrors installed by the previous owner; they work very well. The blind spots caused by...
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