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Forum: BMW News Articles and Announcements 06-19-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,765
Posted By rdollie
Arrgghhhh...nothing for Seattle again...

Arrgghhhh...nothing for Seattle again...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 06-19-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,559
Posted By rdollie
FWIW, I stopped by Stevens Creek BMW in San Jose,...

FWIW, I stopped by Stevens Creek BMW in San Jose, CA last night to see if I can spot the new M3/M4. I didn't but I did see quite a few lonely i3s looking for owners...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 09-28-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By rdollie
Yes, I'm one of them. I run on 19" Michelin PSS ...

Yes, I'm one of them. I run on 19" Michelin PSS including heavy rain, light snow/ice, and I throw the Thule K-Summits on the tires for any unexpected heavy snow/ice (and don't use the M when there's...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 09-27-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By rdollie
I think you're going to need a different car...or...

I think you're going to need a different car...or invent a new tire. Closest for your needs is probably going to be something from the Nokian Hakkapeliitta but I have no idea as I just have chains...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 11-21-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,652
Posted By rdollie
I just tried my aftermarket cable ($10 new on...

I just tried my aftermarket cable ($10 new on eBay) and it works fine with the lightning adapter - charges and shares information with the car like it did with my iPhone 4.
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 11-07-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,654
Posted By rdollie
I'm much the same way. I've bought 8 premium...

I'm much the same way. I've bought 8 premium Euro cars in the past 18 years and usually dumped them just before factory warranty expired (kept one up to 70,000 with extended warranty.) That said,...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 11-06-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,654
Posted By rdollie
100k miles with proper maintenance isn't a lot of...

100k miles with proper maintenance isn't a lot of miles on ANY modern car these days. As others have said though, maintenance and especially surprise repairs will be more expensive on the M3. If...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 10-04-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,183
Posted By rdollie
Yes, I just bought a set of 19" Michelin Super...

Yes, I just bought a set of 19" Michelin Super Sports for $11xx at Costco and that includes mounting, balance, nitrogen, road hazard. If you go through a dealer I bet you would be out the better...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 08-09-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,827
Posted By rdollie
Wow, awesome. I recall paying a few bucks to...

Wow, awesome. I recall paying a few bucks to some other online service for the same information last year.
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 08-09-2012, 01:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,808
Posted By rdollie
Neither the fact that the M3 is RWD or high power...

Neither the fact that the M3 is RWD or high power have any bearing on hydroplaning. Our wide tires however can make it easier to hydroplane as you increase speed.
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 08-07-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,200
Posted By rdollie
No, actually I wasn't aware of that. I've bought...

No, actually I wasn't aware of that. I've bought about 7-8 European cars/SUVs in the past 15 years or so and all but the M3 (my only BMW) had a rear fog light. They all had the blanks for fog...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 08-06-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,200
Posted By rdollie
Even if the harness is there, I'm curious as to...

Even if the harness is there, I'm curious as to where you're going to hang the fog lights?

Also, a bit curious on the rear fog mod. Hopefully you wired up just the driver's side fog and not both...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 07-09-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,607
Posted By rdollie
I hope you guys are kidding about the...

I hope you guys are kidding about the hyrdrocarbon emissions from the dipstick!?! Dipsticks have a rubber seal that prevents this potentially miniscule emission. A lifetime of dipstick emission...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 07-05-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,607
Posted By rdollie
leejak, I almost hate to tell you but that's a...

leejak, I almost hate to tell you but that's a normal and acceptable oil level in my experience. Whether you chose to return there or not is your call but you might want to apologize first if you do....
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 06-29-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,607
Posted By rdollie
By "complicated" he means the sophisticated...

By "complicated" he means the sophisticated engine doesn't have a dipstick! It's like filling your gas tank at an ancient pump before pumps read back pressure to prevent overfills - you just pump it...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 06-29-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,607
Posted By rdollie
It's frustrating but I wouldn't change dealers...

It's frustrating but I wouldn't change dealers necessarily unless you have another who is conveniently close. I'd just talk to your SA and ask for a recommendation for a Sr. Technician and ask them...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 06-29-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,415
Posted By rdollie
Very sure. I've used RockAuto for a few years...

Very sure. I've used RockAuto for a few years now because they consistently have the lowest prices, ship via USPS Priority mail, and even give repeat customers a discount code you can use to save a...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 06-29-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,415
Posted By rdollie
Yes, that $1185 price I mentioned is for front...

Yes, that $1185 price I mentioned is for front and rear OEM Centric cross-drilled rotors.
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 06-29-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,415
Posted By rdollie
Just did a quick search at RockAuto and found: ...

Just did a quick search at RockAuto and found:

A set of front and rear Akebono ceramic pads will cost $147 and rotors are all over the place but a set for cross-drilled 'high performance' rotors...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-21-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 29,502
Posted By rdollie
Hard to tell when you are and aren't serious so...

Hard to tell when you are and aren't serious so keep that in perspective with this reply...

If you are serious I suggest you move out of SoCal ASAP. I can't tell you where the 'real world' is...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-19-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 29,502
Posted By rdollie
Sorry I respectfully disagree. Only the young /...

Sorry I respectfully disagree. Only the young / nouveau would look at a BMW as something to attain. At 43 years of age I'm not old but I'm old enough to remember when the average e36 had a very...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-19-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 29,502
Posted By rdollie
Here, let me help... Any brand with a...

Here, let me help...

Any brand with a worldwide daily production number that includes a comma IS NOT a luxury BRAND (they might have luxurious models/trim lines) but true luxury isn't made in high...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 06-11-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,821
Posted By rdollie
I wouldn't have a concern buying a car on eBay. ...

I wouldn't have a concern buying a car on eBay. I would have a concern buying ANY car without a qualified inspection (in my case I'd only buy it from a BMW dealer and I'd ask them to do the one to...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 06-08-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,494
Posted By rdollie
Do you already have an e9x M3? If so the only...

Do you already have an e9x M3? If so the only appreciable difference might be the Comp Package on the '13 but unless you're going to the track it just wouldn't be worth getting out of a current e9x...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 06-06-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,902
Posted By rdollie
I always drive with the suspension at max and...

I always drive with the suspension at max and traction/yaw control a minimum I feel safe for conditions. This means more often than not 'M' button on for advance sport suspension, D5 tranny. ...
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