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Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 03-03-2006, 02:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,028
Posted By *Paul
BMW seem a lot more concerned about market...

BMW seem a lot more concerned about market placement in NA than other parts of the world.

Downunder (NZ), there is little market gameplaying and the whole range is available. One reason could...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 02-21-2006, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,782
Posted By *Paul
I would suggest driving it pretty hard when fully...

I would suggest driving it pretty hard when fully warmed up but avoid the higher rev's, say over 6000 for a while. It's the heavy throttle that pushes the rings against the cylinder walls, don't see...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-19-2006, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By *Paul
A wild shot, on some VW TDI's the MAF sensor...

A wild shot, on some VW TDI's the MAF sensor connector has a minor corrosion problem that can be corrected by adding some silicone dielectric grease to the pins. Just removing and replacing the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-26-2006, 11:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By *Paul
Ask a dealer to look it up. I entered that VIN...

Ask a dealer to look it up. I entered that VIN into www.realoem.com but it couldn't ID it for some reason.
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 01-26-2006, 10:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,783
Posted By *Paul
Perhaps there is either an independent BMW...

Perhaps there is either an independent BMW mechanic or an automotive engineering shop in Chch that could resolve the problem to your satisfaction for a lot less than the $15k or so you would loose on...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-26-2006, 10:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 398
Posted By *Paul
I don't see any conection to the overheating. ...

I don't see any conection to the overheating. Did you ask "the shop" why your car is now making this noise? Perhaps they lifted it incorrectly or damaged something in the drivetrain.
Perhaps this...
Forum: General BMW 01-16-2006, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By *Paul
The M30 (engine) has issues with cam lubrication...

The M30 (engine) has issues with cam lubrication screws loosening and causing faster cam wear.
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 12-26-2005, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,783
Posted By *Paul
Hey Colin, sorry to hear about your problems. ...

Hey Colin, sorry to hear about your problems. The local BMW dealer here in Napier/Hastings are a pack of idiots too. We haven't had any build issues with our '04 320D but the first time we took it...
Forum: General BMW 12-16-2005, 06:24 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,093
Posted By *Paul
I certainly agree - it's not about power at all! ...

I certainly agree - it's not about power at all! Perhaps you misunderstood my post or the one I was responding too.

I've read the hype too from bmwworld.com (that you seem to have quoted) but the...
Forum: General BMW 12-15-2005, 01:55 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,093
Posted By *Paul
RE: Valvetronic, I don't see how that is...

RE: Valvetronic, I don't see how that is responsible for better breathing, other than the minor help of removing the throttle body. We already know that it's not suited for high rpm's. Not that I...
Forum: General BMW 12-13-2005, 09:05 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 10,572
Posted By *Paul
That would be a neat trick given that torsional...

That would be a neat trick given that torsional vibrations from uneven firing have nothing to do with the mechanical balance issues solved with balance shafts!

There is little that can be done to...
Forum: General BMW 12-13-2005, 03:07 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,466
Posted By *Paul
Just saw this post, a similar thing happened to...

Just saw this post, a similar thing happened to me when I took my 2003 Golf into a SoCal dealer for a warranty repair at only 5000 miles. I had a bad feeling when I left my car there and sure enough...
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