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Forum: General BMW Questions 08-15-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,830
Posted By JimD1
It is possible for brakes to not stop a car but...

It is possible for brakes to not stop a car but only if there is something wrong with the brakes. That something should not be hard for a service person to diagnose. It wouldn't have anything to do...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 08-08-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By JimD1
Blue ridge parkway is fun if you have the time. ...

Blue ridge parkway is fun if you have the time. It runs from western NC all the way up into Virginia. But there are entrances around Ashville you could use to go a few miles to say you did it. In...
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 08-08-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By JimD1
While the seat can go all the way back the angle...

While the seat can go all the way back the angle matters. You can't tilt it pretty far back AND move it all the way back. Depends on our angle, in other words, how far back it can go. I am 6'2"...
Forum: General BMW Questions 07-25-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,830
Posted By JimD1
I guess you need to find cars with gas pedals and...

I guess you need to find cars with gas pedals and brakes further apart. Or maybe just wear smaller shoes. Or maybe just admit it when you hit the wrong pedal.
Forum: General BMW Questions 07-11-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Posted By JimD1
I'm not retired yet but I am eligible. I plan to...

I'm not retired yet but I am eligible. I plan to keep my 2009 e88 as long as I can keep it running. Top down driving is a lot of fun. It has a back seat which is usable, at least for short trips. ...
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 06-09-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By JimD1
I'm not sure exactly what problem you are having...

I'm not sure exactly what problem you are having (mw? lw?) but my radio acts up sometimes. I've found that unbuckling the seatbelt briefly will cause it to work right. I have no idea why.
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-28-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,830
Posted By JimD1
What I said is absolutely fact. You can prove it...

What I said is absolutely fact. You can prove it in your driveway to your hearts content. You can go on the road and prove it too if there is no traffic. Motor Trend did a series of tests with...
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-27-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,830
Posted By JimD1
"Unintended Acceleration" is a term that means...

"Unintended Acceleration" is a term that means different things to different people. The extreme example is the claim that the driver was pushing the brake as hard as they could and the car just...
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-27-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,434
Posted By JimD1
I debadged because it was one of the few pieces...

I debadged because it was one of the few pieces of chrome on my AW e88. If you know bimmers, you would know what I drive anyway. In response to your points:

1. The n52 I wanted is under my...
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-12-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By JimD1
I've never given a car back or gotten rid of it...

I've never given a car back or gotten rid of it because it was wrecked. I've had to have cars repaired after wrecks, however. I've never felt unsafe in a car after it was repaired. As long as it...
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 04-18-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,565
Posted By JimD1
I've driven both and I disagree that the 135i is...

I've driven both and I disagree that the 135i is in a "completely different world". When I did PCD, they had no 128is so my son and I drove a 135i, hard. Later, I autocrossed my 128i on the same...
Forum: General BMW Questions 04-18-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By JimD1
BMWhat seems interesting but is much more than a...

BMWhat seems interesting but is much more than a code reader/clearer. Also more money. Torque was $5 when I bought it for my Samsung tablet. Works great. You can have virtual gauges, log data,...
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 04-10-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,565
Posted By JimD1
I like my e88 with sport package and n52. It is...

I like my e88 with sport package and n52. It is not the fastest car on the road but is pretty quick. I kind of like pulling past pickups who think they are fast. But I had a V8 SUV keep up with me...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 04-03-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,027
Posted By JimD1
The driving exercises for delivery are very tame...

The driving exercises for delivery are very tame compared to M school, I've done both. But you will get a little feel for the track at delivery which should help a little at M-school. PCD is to get...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 04-03-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,476
Posted By JimD1
Your route seems good but recognize that the Blue...

Your route seems good but recognize that the Blue Ridge Parkway has picture spots every few hundred yards in many sections. They really are good spots to stop and take a few shots. But it can add a...
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 03-14-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,281
Posted By JimD1
Get the windscreen. It makes it comfortable to...

Get the windscreen. It makes it comfortable to drive top down all the way to about 45 if it's sunny. We've been almost to 80 a couple times already in SC so I've had the top down. Best way to find...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 03-13-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,803
Posted By JimD1
BMW doesn't charge anything but you will have...

BMW doesn't charge anything but you will have some expenses. You need to get to Greenville and you need to buy gas and meals on the way home. But it is well worth it. The performance center is...
Forum: General BMW Questions 03-13-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,830
Posted By JimD1
I am confident that BMWs malfunction sometimes. ...

I am confident that BMWs malfunction sometimes. I also am confident that unintended acceleration is operator error. For every 1 time I might be wrong I'm going to be right about a million times or...
Forum: General BMW Questions 03-05-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By JimD1
No, it will not affect the warranty and yes I...

No, it will not affect the warranty and yes I painted my calipers. Magnuson Moss is a federal law that controls warranties in the U. S.. The only way to avoid paying for warranty repairs is if BMW...
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-26-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 692
Posted By JimD1
It isn't just the Trooper, CR also did a major...

It isn't just the Trooper, CR also did a major hatchet job on the Suzuki Samari. There were convinced it would tip over and when it didn't, they hired another test driver to test it differently than...
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-15-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,133
Posted By JimD1
Until very recently, a 328 would be the same n52...

Until very recently, a 328 would be the same n52 motor as a 330i has at a slightly lower state of tune. Difference in power is about 20hp. Not trivial but not huge either. There should be more...
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 02-12-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,176
Posted By JimD1
Mine has always been an electrical issue. Either...

Mine has always been an electrical issue. Either the little flip down piece in the trunk was not down or the trunk lid was not completely closed. Best to start with the little stuff. It will also...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-12-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 796
Posted By JimD1
This is a controversial subject. What isn't...

This is a controversial subject. What isn't controversial is that summer tires have quite low traction on any sort of frozen precipitation, snow or ice. You can find a video on tire rack's website...
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-07-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,340
Posted By JimD1
I used my 3/8 torque wrench the first time I...

I used my 3/8 torque wrench the first time I changed oil on the bimmer but haven't used it since. I use a 3/8 ratchet and do not try to prove how strong I am. I'll be surprised if I ever break the...
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-07-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,272
Posted By JimD1
I'm pretty sure this is the cable he bought. It...

I'm pretty sure this is the cable he bought. It is the one I have and works for me.

http://www.one-stop-electronics.com/shop/?dispatch=products.view&product_id=16
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