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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-05-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By artec540
LED headlights on an F30?

First, I can't find LED headlights listed as options on any of the F series 3 cars...even Xenons are options.

Secondly, I live in the midwest, so maybe the sun is higher or lower at any given...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-30-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 568
Posted By artec540
That certainly would explain it....thank you!

That certainly would explain it....thank you!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-27-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 568
Posted By artec540
3 series GT

My 328GT is hurt. In addition to the F30,31,32 and 33, there is also the F34, the GT. As far as I can tell it's mechanically exactly the same as other 328s, though for some reason I'm told it has a 5...
Forum: General BMW 03-19-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 156
Posted By artec540
Wide angle mirrors

I recently posted asking if anyone knew a source for wide-angle door mirrors. There were several answers, for which I thank you, but none of them could help.
I asked my dealer's parts department to...
Forum: General BMW 02-27-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By artec540
You're really asking for a comparison between two...

You're really asking for a comparison between two individual cars of which no-one here can possibly have any knowledge. Neither BMW nor M-B have high reliability scores with Consumers' Union but . by...
Forum: General BMW 02-27-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By artec540
Euro wide-angle mirrors

To Dave 20T,
Thanks for the suggestion....I'll try them.
Forum: General BMW 02-27-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By artec540
Wide-angle Euro door mirrors

My recent BMWs have all been European delivery and while I was in Europe collecting them I've always bought a pair of European wide-angle door mirrors to use after the car was shipped back to the US....
Forum: Wheels and Tires 10-27-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By artec540
Offsets

I asked for answers and questions by e-mail, so it was just chance that I looked!

The offset for the front wheels is 45mm and for the rears, 50mm.

I don't know what TIA means....are they your...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 10-27-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By artec540
VMR V710 wheels for 1 series coupe

For sale is a complete set of four VMR 710 wheels the correct sizes (18 x 8.5 and 18 x 9.5) for a BMW 1 series coupe or convertible. The front wheels have original equipment Bridgestone runflat tires...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 10-27-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 757
Posted By artec540
Clogged plastic inlet manifolds

I hear stories of plastic inlet manifolds on the 3-litre turbo engines getting clogged with "crud" after mileages of 60,000 or so. I'm told it's true of both the earlier twin-turbo and the later,...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 07-02-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,761
Posted By artec540
One big factor in the difference in prices is...

One big factor in the difference in prices is whether the wheel is cast or forged. Another is whether the wheel is in one piece, two pieces or three pieces. A third factor is the material from which...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 07-02-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,171
Posted By artec540
I have a 135i with non-run-flat tires. But rather...

I have a 135i with non-run-flat tires. But rather than fill up the trunk with a spare wheel and tire that doesn't have its own home, I carry the tire inflator and bottle of sealant that came with my...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 02-18-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,450
Posted By artec540
Wide-angle mirrors

As far as I know, all BMWs sold in Germany come with wide-angle mirrors, whether they are heated, self-dimming or plain, tinted or clear. US market cars, courtesy of NHTSA, come with flat mirrors on...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 02-09-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,827
Posted By artec540
Such a help!

Such a help!
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 02-07-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,827
Posted By artec540
It wasn't that I didn't trust it.... I don't even...

It wasn't that I didn't trust it.... I don't even know what a confgurator is, but I clicked on the link you posted, and then on "Configurator", only to get a message saying that "this page uses a 32...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 02-06-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,827
Posted By artec540
This is not by any means, my first ED! Until the...

This is not by any means, my first ED! Until the 135 I mentioned, my dealer had me convinced that the European delivery price was not negotiable. I found that it was negotiable partly by having...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 02-05-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,827
Posted By artec540
Wholesale prices

Last time I did a European delivery on a 1 series, my negotiations were greatly helped by having access to a wholesale price list from Bimmerfest. I've printed off the Retail pricelist, which is...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 02-17-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,564
Posted By artec540
7th to 4th

The extraordinary thing about the shift speed is that when I kicked it down in 7th at 50 or 60 mph, it down- shifted to 4th and it apparently took no longer than a shift from 7th to 6th. There's no...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 02-12-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 14,095
Posted By artec540
I couldn't be more delighted to learn that the...

I couldn't be more delighted to learn that the double clutch box can now be ordered on the 135. That's.where I'll be heading when my 335 lease is up!
Forum: General BMW 02-12-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,285
Posted By artec540
Grammar/ spelling

There's nothin wrong with writing " ...... there are problems.....", though I entirely agree with all you write.
My favorite hate is apostrophes in plurals, for example "...... your post's are full...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 02-10-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 14,095
Posted By artec540
Limited max

Don't you think the reason why the maximum speed of the 1 M is no greater than that of the 135 is that both are electronically limited to 155 mph. As far as I know, all BMW's max speeds are limited...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-14-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 386
Posted By artec540
Speed reading from navigation system

One of the features that I found particularly useful in a number of Garmins I've used in a variety of different cars is a current speed reading. My present car, a 2011 335, has navigation and so far...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-14-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 681
Posted By artec540
While, obviously, I don't know how badly your...

While, obviously, I don't know how badly your wheels are damaged, there are many alloy wheel repairers who can deal with bent rims. I would suggest looking on line for "alloy wheel repair" and/or...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-03-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,891
Posted By artec540
Twin scroll, not twin turbo

The blurb at the top of the E9X forum says the 335 has a twin turbo. As I'm sure everyone here knows, the 2011 models have a twin scroll single turbo engine with valvetronic valve gear. How Mr BMW...
Forum: European Delivery 03-02-2010, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,284
Posted By artec540
Judging by recent return delivery times, I think...

Judging by recent return delivery times, I think you'll be very lucky to see your new car back in the US in less than about 6 weeks. My last ED car took over two months to get here, but that included...
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