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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-01-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,487
Posted By floydarogers
This (turbo has less lag) is incorrect. A SC has...

This (turbo has less lag) is incorrect. A SC has much less lag, since the compressor is always running, while the turbo needs some amount of higher exhaust flow to spin up. Note that BMWs have...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-30-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By floydarogers
No BMW oem radio has had RCA outputs for 25...

No BMW oem radio has had RCA outputs for 25 years. BMW, especially the ones equipped with Logic 7/HK are especially difficult to deal with wrt amps and even aux inputs.

I believe that search (or...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-26-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By floydarogers
Try searching for InvisiHitch and ExecuHitch, and...

Try searching for InvisiHitch and ExecuHitch, and looking/searching in the Diesel sub-forum - there are at least two threads in there. Because of the presence of the DEF tanks, the diesels require...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-25-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By floydarogers
My current E90 has beige (and so did my previous...

My current E90 has beige (and so did my previous E46). Oyster is white, not beige or gray. I'm really not thinking Oyster will be very nice with Glacier Silver (my wife's 328d is GS) - as there...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-25-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By floydarogers
I think that James didn't notice you're asking...

I think that James didn't notice you're asking about the diesel. There are far fewer options available for us, especially for tuning.

Check in the diesel subforum: ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-25-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By floydarogers
Nice! That is as easy a filter change as I can...

Nice! That is as easy a filter change as I can imagine.

One quibble; there's probably a torque setting for re-tightening the filter cover. Certainly there's one for the oil filters (often...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-24-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,060
Posted By floydarogers
I've run over 98K with no need for CBU. And it's...

I've run over 98K with no need for CBU. And it's $1200 not $1500. And the 335i needs CBU also. As long as diesel costs less than 20% or so more than premium, the diesel wins eventually, due to the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-22-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 23,196
Posted By floydarogers
Lotsa miles! Although I haven't changed the...

Lotsa miles!

Although I haven't changed the oil on my wife's 328d, I've done a couple on my 335d and they were no different than my '01 330xi or my son's 335i. Don't think there are any...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-22-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,060
Posted By floydarogers
You haven't run the numbers. Mine paid off after...

You haven't run the numbers. Mine paid off after the 3rd year (above a 335i) - I save around $600/year on fuel costs (18K miles/year, 31mpg actual vs. son's 25mpg actual.) And that's before noting...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-22-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,060
Posted By floydarogers
My son drives a '07 335i Coupe. I drive a 2010...

My son drives a '07 335i Coupe. I drive a 2010 335d sedan. I get 5 mpg or better than him, in all comparable conditions. An n54 engine is quite good on mileage for an engine of it's size, but the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-19-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By floydarogers
+ People with fewer mods than you have...

+ People with fewer mods than you have experienced the pain of an engine replacement.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-19-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By floydarogers
I think you've just been extremely unlucky. IIRC...

I think you've just been extremely unlucky. IIRC there was a recall/campaign on early N54 coils - bad production run, but I don't remember seeing anything else.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-18-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By floydarogers
The car's Condition Based Service system will...

The car's Condition Based Service system will tell you when to change the oil. Assuming that many of the miles you drive are highway (for 18K), it may decide to go the whole year with only one...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-17-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,086
Posted By floydarogers
I believe that 335i Driver is referring to...

I believe that 335i Driver is referring to http://papers.sae.org/2007-01-4133/ paper. There have been other studies and discussions of this in other oil-change-interval threads, in this and other...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-16-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 579
Posted By floydarogers
Yes, it's a money grab. The driving...

Yes, it's a money grab.

The driving assistant package (in the USA, this is front/rear sensors and backup camera) is useful in keeping you from scraping the front - turn on the sensors when pulling...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-16-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By floydarogers
All recent BMWs use the ZF 8-speed automatic. ...

All recent BMWs use the ZF 8-speed automatic. The paddle shifters have no bearing on the matter.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-15-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By floydarogers
I'm virtually certain that the 'xi steering rack...

I'm virtually certain that the 'xi steering rack is unique to them. When the customer flareup about "too much boost" happened in 2001, BMW was not able to retro-fit the old rack to the 'xi cars. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-14-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By floydarogers
Even when locked, the car uses a bit of...

Even when locked, the car uses a bit of electricity to keep the key fob receivers active, and a few other things. This results in the battery voltage eventually dropping enough to re-activate the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-14-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,764
Posted By floydarogers
Pagid, not "ett".

Pagid, not "ett".
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-14-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By floydarogers
Evidently you missed the summary at the bottom...

Evidently you missed the summary at the bottom the ******** http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=430408

Short summary: fixed in 2010 no further problems. Older cars recalled.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-14-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By floydarogers
I presume the "228" above should be "328". The...

I presume the "228" above should be "328".
The later three cars (2006-8) are E9x cars (assuming they're sedans.) The 2002 is an E46 model. Many people like the E46 cars a bit more because they...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-11-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,297
Posted By floydarogers
My real estate partner was driving north up CA 1...

My real estate partner was driving north up CA 1 a few years ago, and they closed the road due to a forest fire south of Big Sur. They detoured the traffic up and over one of those roads to US 101...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-11-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,825
Posted By floydarogers
++ My wife really loves the CA - just puts the...

++ My wife really loves the CA - just puts the key fob in her purse and its all good.

My wife also likes the regular (non-sport) seats in her car better than the sport seats. Make sure she sits...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-11-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 540
Posted By floydarogers
No-one has mentioned replacing the diffs with...

No-one has mentioned replacing the diffs with higher ratio ones - but that's pretty expensive for a xDrive as building the front one is a custom job. Could be a $5000 job...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-11-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,764
Posted By floydarogers
True ceramic pads squeak like h#ll. The pads...

True ceramic pads squeak like h#ll. The pads they're talking about have ceramic particles in the pads, in place of metallic (or in the old days asbestos) particles. They are similar in every...
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