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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 08:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By floydarogers
Problem is you have to be extremely soft on the...

Problem is you have to be extremely soft on the throttle, especially in lower gears. Even starting in 2nd by default is sporty at times.

And snow tires, while needed on snow/ice, aren't really...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By floydarogers
This is not an accurate description (hence...

This is not an accurate description (hence TTure's admonishment to RTFM.) I might note that the manual describes how to do what you want; don't be lazy there's a lot in there.

1) Hitting the DTC...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-27-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By floydarogers
Offset for E9x/F3x is around 34mm/36mm, while E46...

Offset for E9x/F3x is around 34mm/36mm, while E46 is 46mm or so. Wheels are going to stick out 10 mm, tires might rub (probably not, but you need to check especially front.)
Bore and bolt pattern...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-27-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,606
Posted By floydarogers
Even though a supercharger takes hp to run, it...

Even though a supercharger takes hp to run, it "creates" positive hp, so engineers are willing to make that tradeoff. A PS pump always takes hp, and it really seems to be in the 1-5 hp range (load...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-27-2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,606
Posted By floydarogers
The main contribution that EPS makes is that the...

The main contribution that EPS makes is that the hydraulic pump is not running all the time, with a parasitic 1-2 hp drain on the engine. This is significant when you consider that a car takes...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-26-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By floydarogers
No, not really. The SULEV cars have only slight...

No, not really. The SULEV cars have only slight differences from the non-sulev. The gas tank and radiator are way more expensive, but warranted til 150K miles (along with all the other emissions...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-26-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 276
Posted By floydarogers
A clutch isn't particularly hard, but it's hard. ...

A clutch isn't particularly hard, but it's hard.
1) It's way easier on a lift than with all four corners on jack-stands
2) You need to remove the exhaust and driveshaft.
3) Do NOT take the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-26-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By floydarogers
Haven't heard of either of them. JBD and...

Haven't heard of either of them. JBD and RaceChip along with a couple others seem to be most popular (by far). There are a couple others: DTUK ... Have you searched this forum well? they're all...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-25-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 842
Posted By floydarogers
You people are so funny. :rofl: It's a car, not...

You people are so funny. :rofl: It's a car, not a baby. Wash it; I've used cloth carwashes for over 35 years on my BMW, which I keep for up to 20 years. They looked better at the end of their life...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-25-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By floydarogers
OEM wheels from the dealer are somewhere beyond...

OEM wheels from the dealer are somewhere beyond $300 each.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-24-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By floydarogers
You're wrong about being able to compare. Here...

You're wrong about being able to compare. Here is a key statement from the wikipedia article on mp3: "An MP3 file that is created using the setting of 128 kbit/s will result in a file that is about...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-24-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,259
Posted By floydarogers
IIRC, it's a couple bucks.

IIRC, it's a couple bucks.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-24-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By floydarogers
A staggared set with overall diameters won't...

A staggared set with overall diameters won't cause problems. You can factory order xDrive BMWs with staggared wheels/tires, no problems. tirerack.com shows you standard staggared sizes, if you ask...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-24-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By floydarogers
+ The "break-away" feature prevents...

+ The "break-away" feature prevents damage.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-24-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By floydarogers
Hmmm. I would have thought it a bit higher. 1...

Hmmm. I would have thought it a bit higher.
1 cd = 75 minutes, and 737 MB of data. That's at 24kb/s, so obviously MP3 or whatever will be less... but I would have thought 1/4 not 1/10. Tells you...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-23-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By floydarogers
That isn't normal, and is against the advice of...

That isn't normal, and is against the advice of most tire companies. Check tire rack: http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/tech/techpage.jsp?techid=52

You should return and have them swapped back.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-23-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By floydarogers
A little sarcastic comment

Don't you guys know? Adding a sub and amp will cause the "Battery Discharge" condition to happen the instant you turn on the stereo and start sucking electrons? What are you thinking? :rofl:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-23-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By floydarogers
There are three times as many 328i sold than...

There are three times as many 328i sold than 335i, so it's entirely normal.

People forget that the N52 has more parts than an N54, and that most of the problems are common things like cooling...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-22-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,002
Posted By floydarogers
All BMW automatic transmissions from E9x on...

All BMW automatic transmissions from E9x on rev-match downshifts. (Maybe even longer.)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By floydarogers
Way down near the bottom of Forum Jump, just...

Way down near the bottom of Forum Jump, just above the Classifieds.
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=&f=154
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-21-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 628
Posted By floydarogers
Ordinarily I would ask you if you're located in...

Ordinarily I would ask you if you're located in UK - the "s" on the end being indicative of a European model designation. But your signature has Russel Wilson, a Seahawk from Seattle. Maybe you're...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-21-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By floydarogers
That will set off the CEL unless you get it...

That will set off the CEL unless you get it "tuned out". It's part of the emissions system on F3x cars, while it wasn't on earlier models.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By floydarogers
See diesel subforum.

See diesel subforum.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 443
Posted By floydarogers
Valvetrain tapping due to poorly...

Valvetrain tapping due to poorly designed/manufactered lifters; Google for SIB 11 09 07
Also: http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=320299
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 443
Posted By floydarogers
There weren't really any first-year problems with...

There weren't really any first-year problems with the E9x. The 2007 328i actually had some, but not the '06 models. Only thing "wrong" with the '06 325i was that it was kind of under-powered...
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