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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By chiefneil
Have the dealer check it out. Could be any number...

Have the dealer check it out. Could be any number of things, or nothing at all - might be an issue with your low-mileage driving pattern.

For peace of mind you might consider pickup up a portable...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 09:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 907
Posted By chiefneil
I wouldn't say that the dealer is trying to avoid...

I wouldn't say that the dealer is trying to avoid a warranty claim. They get paid for it just the same as if you paid the repair out of your own pocket, so it's in the dealer's interest to have stuff...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By chiefneil
A lot of different things can go wrong with an...

A lot of different things can go wrong with an AC. Our X5 needed new "ports" or some such thing to the tune of around $800. A recharge runs around $400-$500 (but should never be needed absent a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-26-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,052
Posted By chiefneil
Wow that's crazy! A mechanic buddy of mine...

Wow that's crazy! A mechanic buddy of mine changed the plugs in my E46 for me. I bought them for around $100 and it took him maybe 15-20 minutes to install. I was amazed at how quick and easy it was....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-26-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By chiefneil
If you didn't like the F30 base suspension then...

If you didn't like the F30 base suspension then you're not going to like the F32 base either.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-25-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,052
Posted By chiefneil
I'm probably not the best judge of that due to my...

I'm probably not the best judge of that due to my extreme climate. Rubber and plastic just gets destroyed by the heat here in Phoenix. In San Mateo (CA, I assume) that would be much less of a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-25-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,052
Posted By chiefneil
I self-insure. I must be up thousands of dollars...

I self-insure. I must be up thousands of dollars by now.

IME years 4-6, which extended maintenance/warranty usually covers, are pretty trouble-free. The car will tell you what to expect. If you're...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-21-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,496
Posted By chiefneil
I still love my EBII after three years. But then...

I still love my EBII after three years. But then our last 4 BMWs have all been blue, so maybe I'm not the best judge. I do generally prefer slightly darker, more intense blues though.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-20-2016, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 805
Posted By chiefneil
I had a set on my E46. They were fine for getting...

I had a set on my E46. They were fine for getting me to and from work; wet performance isn't a consideration for me here in Phoenix. At half the price of PS2's at the time (something like $110/tire...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-14-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,072
Posted By chiefneil
I'm not following how a cushion deactivates the...

I'm not following how a cushion deactivates the airbag. Did you mean it activates the airbag when nobody is sitting in the seat?

Or does the airbag really deactivate when a passenger is sitting...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-11-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,247
Posted By chiefneil
Bummer but they're not going to clear you with...

Bummer but they're not going to clear you with that crack. A couple of hard corners and it could easily spread across the entire windshield.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-11-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,247
Posted By chiefneil
Nope, I think you need a new windshield. That...

Nope, I think you need a new windshield. That crack is way too long. Even if it was repairable it's in your line of sight which is both annoying and a safety hazard.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-11-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,450
Posted By chiefneil
If you think they're crooks robbing you blind,...

If you think they're crooks robbing you blind, then self-insure. The OP could drop comprehensive and collision coverage (keep legally required liability) and put the money saved in the bank against a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-08-2016, 08:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,541
Posted By chiefneil
I kept my E46 for 12 years and my wife's X5 for...

I kept my E46 for 12 years and my wife's X5 for 10. I honestly couldn't tell you how anybody in our family, including me, closes the doors. Either way both the E46 and X5 looked perfectly fine when...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-07-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,541
Posted By chiefneil
Chuck Norris kicked a stuck door once. Now all...

Chuck Norris kicked a stuck door once. Now all doors open and close automatically for him.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-06-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,450
Posted By chiefneil
^^^ Also google "FHA redlining" where loans were...

^^^ Also google "FHA redlining" where loans were specifically denied to non-whites over the course of 34 years. Unofficial redlining still goes on today.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-06-2016, 03:21 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,450
Posted By chiefneil
If you can't figure out the difference for...

If you can't figure out the difference for yourself then nothing anyone says is going to enlighten you.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-06-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,450
Posted By chiefneil
Soon as you can get young males to stop crashing...

Soon as you can get young males to stop crashing at higher rates than everybody else, then I'm sure insurance companies will be receptive to your argument.

From the CDC:

"In 2013, 2,163 teens...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-03-2016, 11:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 703
Posted By chiefneil
Might be any number of things. I'd just let the...

Might be any number of things. I'd just let the dealer work through their diagnostics and see what they say.

Having a battery charger and portable jump-start battery are good things to have handy....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-03-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,161
Posted By chiefneil
I've also seen the warning, but IMHO the warning...

I've also seen the warning, but IMHO the warning should stay up and visible continuously rather than disappearing after a few minutes.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-29-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 14,155
Posted By chiefneil
If I had somebody to drive me around I'd get a...

If I had somebody to drive me around I'd get a Rolls or Bentley. But if I was driving I think the humongousness and massive weight would just give me anxiety and I'd end up calling an uber instead....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-29-2016, 08:46 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 14,155
Posted By chiefneil
I doubt anybody's ever argued that enthusiasts...

I doubt anybody's ever argued that enthusiasts aren't a very small fraction of modern BMW owners. BMW probably plans to continue drifting in the direction of MB and Lexus going forward. Nothing says...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-29-2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,250
Posted By chiefneil
^^ What he said. Police report trumps all. Plus...

^^ What he said. Police report trumps all. Plus presumably you took a lot of photos of the scene immediately after the accident.

If the other guy's insurance gives you any static, just call your...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-28-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 657
Posted By chiefneil
The egg crate stuff is basically fine-tuning the...

The egg crate stuff is basically fine-tuning the sound of a room. It's not really sound-deadening in the sense the OP is looking for.

Really the only thing for mid to low frequencies like a car...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-26-2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,576
Posted By chiefneil
Here's one of the threads detailing a permanent...

Here's one of the threads detailing a permanent fix that I referenced earlier. My dealer wouldn't apply the tape fix (they always just clean the seals), so I'll probably DIY the next time the squeaks...
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