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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 09:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 284
Posted By Dave 20T
I find that in everyday city driving, I drive...

I find that in everyday city driving, I drive more economically with a manual. With an automatic, the temptation is too great to floor it and step on the brakes.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By Dave 20T
Is there a BMW F30 repair manual?

Haynes and Bentley publish them for cars, including BMW. Any guides for the F30?

Some car companies have or had CD's with repair information. Any for BMW?

There's probably a subscription...
Forum: European Delivery Yesterday, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 790
Posted By Dave 20T
Wikipedia has some evil people and also some...

Wikipedia has some evil people and also some errors. I wouldn't cite it. I can also change Wikipedia to whatever I want. I have spotted what seems like an intentional error that has persisted for...
Forum: European Delivery Yesterday, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 790
Posted By Dave 20T
I think it may not be possible, just as a moon...

I think it may not be possible, just as a moon launch was possible in 1969 but is no longer possible.

In the 1980's, there were companies that imported and modified cars referred to as gray market...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-29-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 808
Posted By Dave 20T
Oh, that's what I forgot to do at the autocross...

Oh, that's what I forgot to do at the autocross at the Ultimate Driving Experience carnival. Yes, it was like a carnival! I forgot to try drifting!

I did read that later that day, someone lost...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-29-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By Dave 20T
Thanks! With European Delivery, the port makes up...

Thanks! With European Delivery, the port makes up a Monroney sticker but the MSRP is different from the U.S. MSRP. The current MSRP in British Columbia is C$35,990. Back in 2013, C$1=1 or even...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-29-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By Dave 20T
2013 320i MSRP?

Anyone know the 2013 retail price for a 320i in the US? I didn't get the usual sticker. Online reports conflict. 32550? 33475? 32995?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-29-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By Dave 20T
This is an interesting thread. Keep this going!...

This is an interesting thread. Keep this going! To summarize, it seems like various improvements can be made:

1. increase tire pressure from 32 to 35 or 36 (John MS and namelessman)
2. change...
Forum: European Delivery 07-29-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 790
Posted By Dave 20T
There is a cheaper way. Import the car without...

There is a cheaper way. Import the car without modification. I think you have a year to export it out of the U.S. or have it destroyed. Cars that are 15 years old can be imported into Canada...
Forum: European Delivery 07-28-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By Dave 20T
I was there for only a few days so I just printed...

I was there for only a few days so I just printed some sketchy maps to certain museums or stores that I wanted to visit. That and my phone's map function, which I checked with hotel wifi to minimize...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-28-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,079
Posted By Dave 20T
I keep mine in the center armrest compartment (in...

I keep mine in the center armrest compartment (in a case) and another pair in the glove compartment. Other passengers keep theirs in two of the door compartments wrapped in white, thin, spongy...
Forum: General BMW 07-27-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By Dave 20T
If one is really concerned about covering their...

If one is really concerned about covering their car, perhaps cover the car except the back end, exposing the license plate and rear of the car?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-27-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By Dave 20T
I was afraid to do this modification because it...

I was afraid to do this modification because it gets rid of the keyhole, eliminating a fail safe. Alternatives that I have seen include a plastic, painted cover that sticks into the keyhole and a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-27-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,043
Posted By Dave 20T
Salem, Oregon has or used to have a sponsor, Jim...

Salem, Oregon has or used to have a sponsor, Jim Mannheimer of BMW of Salem. No non-sense guy.

I have met some sales reps that seemed like snake oil but have usually found good ones. One good one...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-26-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By Dave 20T
Good advice. Also consider measuring air pressure...

Good advice. Also consider measuring air pressure before driving. Note how much under they are then measure them after driving to the pump and add the original deficit. You might add a little more...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-26-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By Dave 20T
I just went to one in the Seattle area. ...

I just went to one in the Seattle area.

There's an exhibition area with refreshments, nuts, and M and M's. On exhibit is a early 1980's 320i, current i8 that allows you to sit inside, Olympic...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-26-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By Dave 20T
Unless one is doing something dangerous, I favor...

Unless one is doing something dangerous, I favor doing whatever you want. Black wheels, chrome wheels, stock wheels, bright colored wheels, etc. With decals, anythings. Ads, politics, souvenirs,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-25-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,137
Posted By Dave 20T
I know of another car that water seeped into the...

I know of another car that water seeped into the trunk through no fault of the owner. The seals leaked. In another car, the air conditioning drain was clogged making the passenger compartment wet.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-24-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By Dave 20T
brake fluid change and jacking vehicle

Planning to change brake fluid myself. Can you access the drain without removing the wheels? If you have to remove the wheels is a jack (type that you pump up and has a metal rod to pump) strong...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-23-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By Dave 20T
Oops? I changed the oil in my F30 at 1800 miles...

Oops? I changed the oil in my F30 at 1800 miles based on the Saab recommendation from the 1980's to change it at 1000 miles.

My CBS was reading so that the oil change would be about 15500 miles....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,499
Posted By Dave 20T
Very true. There is a nice feeling to have a new...

Very true. There is a nice feeling to have a new car. It only becomes competitive with a used car if you keep the new car for quite a few years. I'm uncertain how much better a new car that's kept in...
Forum: European Delivery 07-22-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,236
Posted By Dave 20T
I was an exception, getting the lowly 320i. The...

I was an exception, getting the lowly 320i. The person turning in their car at Loginout ahead of me had a X1, also an exception!

My delivery specialist did comment that quite a few people order...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-20-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By Dave 20T
Silly question, what happens if you never change...

Silly question, what happens if you never change the front or rear differential fluid and never change the fluid in the transfer case?

Do you think you can get to 150,000 miles not changing these...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-20-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,499
Posted By Dave 20T
Therefore, it shows that getting a new car is...

Therefore, it shows that getting a new car is rarely justified in terms of money saved.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-19-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,499
Posted By Dave 20T
Objectively, by cost only and not convenience,...

Objectively, by cost only and not convenience, when should you sell a car?

I thought it might be when you think that a year's worth of repair costs are greater than the loss in value of a new car....
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