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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 454
Posted By Dave 20T
What does Blackstone oil analysis tell about...

What does Blackstone oil analysis tell about these parameters. I sent one in after 10,000 miles and it was fine.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 05:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By Dave 20T
The glass itself has a DOT code on it.

The glass itself has a DOT code on it.
Forum: General Automotive Forum Yesterday, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By Dave 20T
As the car gets older, retrofitting parts from...

As the car gets older, retrofitting parts from modern cars becomes more and more difficult.

The 1980-1991 Saab 900 was based on the 1967 Saab 99 so there were some parts that you could put in a...
Forum: BMW News Yesterday, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Posted By Dave 20T
I am not impressed with the buyer. The car looks...

I am not impressed with the buyer. The car looks like a modified Rolls Royce Wraith, which costs roughly $300,000.

The buyer got a one-off car that probably hasn't been crash tested. The glass...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 12:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 454
Posted By Dave 20T
Most of us don't really know what the factory...

Most of us don't really know what the factory fill is. Maybe a break-in formula, maybe Shell sourced BMW LL-04, maybe Shell sourced BMW LL-01 for US and Canadian cars, including European delivery or...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-28-2017, 10:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 454
Posted By Dave 20T
What are the consequences for using BMW LL-04 oil?

In Germany, drivers of BMWs with gasoline engines probably use motor oil with the BMW LL-04 specification. I just looked up the website of ATU, an auto parts chain store. It has a parts locator and...
Forum: European Delivery 05-28-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By Dave 20T
I disagree slightly. Munich is a fairly easy city...

I disagree slightly. Munich is a fairly easy city to drive compared to some European cities but parking is easier outside of downtown. I would consider staying in downtown then take my luggage to the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-28-2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 26,113
Posted By Dave 20T
Let's face it, the F30 is almost a Chevy Malibu...

Let's face it, the F30 is almost a Chevy Malibu or Ford Fusion :p , just a little better suspension and image. The days are over where one company has a turbo, four wheel disc brakes, fuel...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-28-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By Dave 20T
F30 side glass is from Fuyao, Changchun, Jilin, ...

F30 side glass is from Fuyao, Changchun, Jilin, People's Republic of China. That company has a Dayton, Ohio factory making glass for US companies, VW, and Toyota.

Pickington windshield from...
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-28-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 465
Posted By Dave 20T
Maybe I am not crazy! :rofl: So maybe...

Maybe I am not crazy! :rofl:



So maybe a new tire wears differently in the first 1 mm?

Finding a tire shop to shave a tire may be difficult in Norway. It is rare in the U.S.
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-28-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 465
Posted By Dave 20T
I do not envy Norwegians who buy cars. The...

I do not envy Norwegians who buy cars. The cheapest car (and not a BMW) is more expensive than the most expensive BMW costs in the U.S.

I suspect that BMW in Norway will say that tire wear varies...
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-28-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By Dave 20T
It is supposed to be lifetime but I don't believe...

It is supposed to be lifetime but I don't believe it. My personal change interval is 40,000-60,000 miles. You may change it if you wish or wait another year or so.
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-28-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 465
Posted By Dave 20T
You and I may have made a discovery. I suspect...

You and I may have made a discovery. I suspect that tire wear is faster when the tire is first used.

I measured the tread when my car was new. My tread gauge has intervals of 1/32" which is...
Forum: European Delivery 05-28-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,438
Posted By Dave 20T
I was nearly 3 years late in posting. :thumbdwn: ...

I was nearly 3 years late in posting. :thumbdwn:

But, eventually, there were photos posted here. (compliance photos) :thumbup:
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-28-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 465
Posted By Dave 20T
The 2mm advice is correct. Subaru does not...

The 2mm advice is correct. Subaru does not recommend only 1 new tire if the other tires are worn more than 2/32 inch (1.6 mm).

It is possible that there are no places in all of Oslo that will...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-28-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 623
Posted By Dave 20T
This is a very personal decision but I would keep...

This is a very personal decision but I would keep the car at least another year, maybe even 2-3.

The next 3 series sold in the U.S. may be made in Mexico, if that is important to you. BMW is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-27-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,797
Posted By Dave 20T
Careful! BMW Twin Power Turbo 5W-30 is...

Careful!
BMW Twin Power Turbo 5W-30 is sometimes the wrong oil. I thought it was always the wrong oil but I looked further.

**BMW Twin Power Turbo 5W-30 (ACEA A3/B4, API SN, BMW LL-01) part...
Forum: Tools and Miscellaneous 05-27-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By Dave 20T
It is offered merely as a service to help others....

It is offered merely as a service to help others. :thumbup: Any reasonable offer will be accepted. It doesn't have to be $350,000 :rofl: per quart.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-27-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,797
Posted By Dave 20T
In the U.S. market: **Castrol Edge 0W-40...

In the U.S. market:

**Castrol Edge 0W-40 (ACEA A3/B4 API SN/CF, BMW LL-01) Autozone and other retailers
**Total Quartz 9000 Energy 0W-40 (ACEA A3/B4, API SN/CF, BMW LL-01) limited Michigan...
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-27-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 451
Posted By Dave 20T
Comment about carrying a new full sized runflat...

Comment about carrying a new full sized runflat tire mounted on a new BMW wheel, bagged and strapped in the trunk.


There are reports of major tire damage, not a small leak or nail in a runflat....
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-26-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 451
Posted By Dave 20T
The F30 (3 series) doesn't have a spare or a...

The F30 (3 series) doesn't have a spare or a spare tire well. The earlier 3 series (E90) doesn't have a spare tire but I don't know if they have a spare tire well, only think they don't have one....
Forum: European Delivery 05-24-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By Dave 20T
I have never driven that fast. Maximum was 125...

I have never driven that fast. Maximum was 125 mph on another trip in Germany. The difference in required skill to drive at 125 is more than 100 mph. I would imagine that 155 mph requires even more...
Forum: European Delivery 05-23-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By Dave 20T
Car's birthday!

I just saw that today is my car's Augsgangsdatum or manufacture date, May 23, 2013!

Happy Birthday!

I didn't take delivery until June 1.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-23-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By Dave 20T
I already have the X3. It has been in near...

I already have the X3. It has been in near storage for the past 4 years, driven only about one day for 60 miles every one to two weeks. Eventually, it will come out of storage and become a daily...
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-23-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By Dave 20T
I bought a new BMW wheel and a new run flat tire...

I bought a new BMW wheel and a new run flat tire so my spare is superb. A cheaper way would be to buy an aftermarket wheel, such as from sponsor Tire Rack, and a new tire. I bought ratchet strap to...
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