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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 07:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 842
Posted By Dave 20T
Every car has a price. Whether the decrease in...

Every car has a price. Whether the decrease in value is more than it is being discounted depends on your own personal feelings. I agree that the battery is the weak link. They may claim thar it is ok...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-26-2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By Dave 20T
There's only limited means to change one's knee...

There's only limited means to change one's knee position but I was able to move my knee a little more than an inch further away by not having the seat so high and the seat a fraction of an inch back....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-26-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By Dave 20T
Recommended driving position

I noticed that my knees are very close to the hollow sounding plastic shroud under the steering wheel near the steering wheel adjustment. There may be a significant knee injury risk if there is a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-25-2016, 10:01 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 83,271
Posted By Dave 20T
I take care of a relative's X3 that is more than...

I take care of a relative's X3 that is more than 8 year old (in Seattle, like you). It has fewer than 25,000 miles. It is used primarily on weekends. At that rate, it won't hit 150,000 miles until...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-25-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 988
Posted By Dave 20T
I thought of an explanation! The GC I drove was...

I thought of an explanation! The GC I drove was x-Drive. Maybe that is what made it soft? I like the GC hatchback but wish it were not electric.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-25-2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 988
Posted By Dave 20T
I disagree. Not having driven the current model 5...

I disagree. Not having driven the current model 5 series, my opinion is based on the 340i versus 440i GC.

The GC looks sporty. However, I believe the 340i is more fun to drive, albeit not much...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-25-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By Dave 20T
Don't worry too much because you cannot see your...

Don't worry too much because you cannot see your own car when you drive.

There are LED (technically not light bulbs) that have a H7 base so some people replace the bulb with an LED. I do not know...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 09-25-2016, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By Dave 20T
If discovered, the untrue statement could be...

If discovered, the untrue statement could be grounds for dismissal and can even be used as an excuse because they simply don't like you.

I do not know whether amending your answer would be the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-25-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By Dave 20T
How one drives can make a big difference. I...

How one drives can make a big difference.

I would like to know how long the brake pads last and if the front or rears needed changing first. Sometimes, the rear pads are of a different material...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-24-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,330
Posted By Dave 20T
Same here. I am a refugee from Saab. AWD is...

Same here.

I am a refugee from Saab. AWD is fairly recent. Before then, Saabs were among the best winter cars and one of the few winter weather sports sedans.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-24-2016, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By Dave 20T
Top right, click on it (desktop version). No such...

Top right, click on it (desktop version). No such tab on the mobile version.
Forum: General BMW Questions 09-24-2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 751
Posted By Dave 20T
If you end up paying, ask for the tire. It can be...

If you end up paying, ask for the tire. It can be repaired and used as a full sized spare. Given a choice between a flat and an emergency spare to drive 15 miles, I would choose the spare with a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-24-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By Dave 20T
People have even converted front wheel drive cars...

People have even converted front wheel drive cars to rear wheel drive so changing the wing mirrors is theoretically very possible. The expense might lead one to try only for the passenger side.
...
Forum: General BMW Questions 09-22-2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By Dave 20T
I suppose that many people eyeball their tires or...

I suppose that many people eyeball their tires or use a penny. I bought a tire tread depth gauge about 10 years ago. It doesn't wear out with the way I use it, which is 2-5 times a year at most.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-22-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By Dave 20T
Top Secret :D Ask Ed Snowden. He probably...

Top Secret :D

Ask Ed Snowden. He probably knows. :rofl:
Forum: General Automotive Forum 09-22-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By Dave 20T
If that color scheme were available, would you...

If that color scheme were available, would you buy it? Frozen (matte) colors, I wouldn't but that I might.

Yellow cars are not common but if BMWs came in bright yellow, I might get that.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-22-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By Dave 20T
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Forum: General Automotive Forum 09-22-2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By Dave 20T
I like the Nokian name for winter tires and...

I like the Nokian name for winter tires and Dunlop for summers. Even though Dunlop is no longer an independent British company, I do like the name. Pirellis are also liked.

In the past, I've had...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 09-22-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By Dave 20T
To refresh your memory, here are some tire...

To refresh your memory, here are some tire brands. I've seen these in real life on cars.

Bridgestone
Continental
Dunlop
Goodyear
Hankook
Kumho
Michelin
Nokian
Forum: General Automotive Forum 09-22-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By Dave 20T
Favorite brands of tires?

Do you have a favorite brand of tires? I don't but do like certain brands.

Poll attached. Multiple selections allowed. Poll is limited to 12 by the website design.
Forum: General BMW Questions 09-22-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By Dave 20T
I have a complicated algorithm. A. Is the...

I have a complicated algorithm.

A. Is the tire subjected to higher ozone or the car is parked outside where there is harsh sunlight or near tropical weather?

Yes: change tires after 6-7 years...
Forum: General BMW Questions 09-22-2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By Dave 20T
When do you buy new tires?

Poll attached. Comments welcomed.
Forum: General BMW Questions 09-22-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 878
Posted By Dave 20T
In the mid-1990's, I used to change the oil every...

In the mid-1990's, I used to change the oil every 90 days or 2,000 miles, whichever came first. One time, due to being away for a month or so, the car only had 900 miles before the oil was changed...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-22-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,211
Posted By Dave 20T
After not liking run flats and even buying a full...

After not liking run flats and even buying a full sized spare on a new BMW wheel, I have begun to accept the benefits of RF tires. My feeling is that owners should have run flats unless they opt for...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-21-2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By Dave 20T
My 2013 320i specifies spark plugs at 60,000...

My 2013 320i specifies spark plugs at 60,000 miles. If you want, you can do it earlier but I don't think you will get much benefit. I might do it at 50,000 miles and a new air filter sooner than...
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