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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-08-2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,085
Posted By jmsent
It may well be that Acura, like Honda, cuts the...

It may well be that Acura, like Honda, cuts the rotors right on the car. They suggested this on my wife's CRV with 100kmi on the original rotors with a charge of $700. I took the car to my indy who...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-01-2016, 06:33 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,561
Posted By jmsent
Perhaps that's partially because when your speedo...

Perhaps that's partially because when your speedo says you're going 80, you're actually going about 76?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-22-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,898
Posted By jmsent
I don't think it's quite as communicative as my...

I don't think it's quite as communicative as my E92, but it isn't numb either. Effort is definitely lighter, but it builds linearly and there's no dead spot on center. You can also firm it up in...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-22-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,890
Posted By jmsent
Oh good! Two pumps to go bad! Those of us who...

Oh good! Two pumps to go bad! Those of us who have owned BMW's with the mechanical pumps will net be encouraged.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-22-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,898
Posted By jmsent
I bought a GTI Autobahn with performance package...

I bought a GTI Autobahn with performance package and dynamic chassis control (adjustable suspension), and Xenons (much better than BMW's). It's a whole lot of car for the money, around 33k after the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-10-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,260
Posted By jmsent
Reread above. It's on the list.

Reread above. It's on the list.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-10-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,260
Posted By jmsent
I just did a test drive of a GTI today. Very...

I just did a test drive of a GTI today. Very nice. Lacks the refinement of my 335i, of course, and is a bit loud at low speeds, but those are minor complaints. Excellent powertrain, really tossable....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-21-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,214
Posted By jmsent
192Kbs? You wish. Sounds about like 42kbs MP3...

192Kbs? You wish. Sounds about like 42kbs MP3 with an early codec. Terrible. I dropped my subscription mainly because of the poor sound quality.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-01-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,336
Posted By jmsent
And just to put this in perspective, what...

And just to put this in perspective, what percentage of oil level sensors have failed after 8+ yrs of these engines being on the market? I can't remember the last time I read about it on any BMW...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-01-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,790
Posted By jmsent
I had Sirius for 8 years and then finally...

I had Sirius for 8 years and then finally abandoned it. At its very best, the sound quality was lousy. At its worst, unlistenable.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-10-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,639
Posted By jmsent
I had at least 3 of 'em over the years. As I...

I had at least 3 of 'em over the years. As I recall, oil needed changing at 3000 miles, valve adjustments at 6000, points, plugs, condenser at 12000. Valve job at 50,000, cylinder bore and rings at...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-10-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,146
Posted By jmsent
Delaware is one of those places where people can...

Delaware is one of those places where people can try and get away with not buying winter rubber. The snow usually doesn't stick around for long, but the temps do get cold enough to render summer...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-02-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,567
Posted By jmsent
Correct. There's no comparison between an MP3 at...

Correct. There's no comparison between an MP3 at 320kbs and the digital compression being used by Sirius. The codecs and bitrates from satellite are based on late 1980's technology, and a comparison...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-01-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,943
Posted By jmsent
Probably would be very difficult to hear a...

Probably would be very difficult to hear a difference with 320K, but lower bitrates might be audible. 320K is hard to distinguish from lossless CD even in a home environment with high end equipment.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-12-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,438
Posted By jmsent
I'm pretty sure the 07 coupe only came with sport...

I'm pretty sure the 07 coupe only came with sport suspension. But sport package on these is something that drivers do want. Nicer wheel, much better seats, etc. Manual transmission IS a harder sell....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-05-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 31,414
Posted By jmsent
Usually an "LCI" wouldn't go so far as to change...

Usually an "LCI" wouldn't go so far as to change the chassis in any radical way. Though, they may have done some further development on the EPS. One can only hope.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-29-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 929
Posted By jmsent
I let my subscription lapse. I got tired of the ...

I let my subscription lapse. I got tired of the really poor sound quality, and while there's some good programming (e.g., Tom Petty's Buried Treasure on Deep Tracks) it isn't enough to justify the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-26-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 15,953
Posted By jmsent
I'm driving my 07 E92 335 w/sports and still a...

I'm driving my 07 E92 335 w/sports and still a happy camper. I suspect if I was confronted with the need for a new car purchase right now, it would be a 228i w/Msport or a GTI.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-21-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,434
Posted By jmsent
Yup. And a GTI is probably my next car. Can't...

Yup. And a GTI is probably my next car. Can't really justify a BMW anymore. Don't really care for the 2 series, and the F30 is just too big. They're still fine cars, just not for me.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 10-22-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 14,162
Posted By jmsent
So, will it be RWD? What platform will they use?...

So, will it be RWD? What platform will they use? Given that the only true RWD in this category is the BMW, there wouldn't seem much incentive to develop a smaller RWD platform for this cr. But,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-05-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,433
Posted By jmsent
That's just your obligatory bottom of the bumper...

That's just your obligatory bottom of the bumper initiation scrape. Welcome to the club! :thumbup: I wouldn't go whole hog on a repair there. It will happen again the minute you pull up to another...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-31-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By jmsent
No, it isn't a Camry. The IS350 is RWD,...

No, it isn't a Camry. The IS350 is RWD, longitudinal mounted V6. The Camry is FWD, transverse mounted I4 or V6. The V6's are very different as well. No fan of the IS myself, but let's at least be...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-17-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By jmsent
Bear in mind just changing the filter won't turn...

Bear in mind just changing the filter won't turn off that warning. You still have to reset the indicator. In fact, you don't have to change the filter at all to to turn off the warning, but it's a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-01-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,023
Posted By jmsent
Picking 2 random examples like you did isn't...

Picking 2 random examples like you did isn't proof of anything. Klipsch and Cerwin Vega had speakers in the 70's that surpassed 100dB @1w/1m, and there are speakers today that are in the low 80's....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-01-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,023
Posted By jmsent
As someone who spent his entire career in the...

As someone who spent his entire career in the industry on the technical side, here's my take..
Solid state audio electronics have improved a lot since the 70's. Just like everything else in the...
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