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Forum: Off-Topic 06-04-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,002
Posted By Proofrock
For a single bottle in the $500 to $1,000 range,l...

For a single bottle in the $500 to $1,000 range,l I second the Bordeaux recommendation.
Forum: General Automotive Forum 05-30-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,924
Posted By Proofrock
Watching the video I come to the conclusion that...

Watching the video I come to the conclusion that both sides are clearly wrong. The pickup driver's actions are crazy and inexcusable; however, the riders passed the truck in a double yellow zone...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-15-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,913
Posted By Proofrock
On my vehicle you certainly do have to...

On my vehicle you certainly do have to "continuously pull" the release handle, trust me.

I fully understand that your description is how the cable is supposedto work. On my particular vehicle,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-14-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,913
Posted By Proofrock
BMWNA routinely takes the position that if the...

BMWNA routinely takes the position that if the top motor fails because of corrosion, ie because of water exposure, it is not covered under the CPO warranty. Of course, the vast majority of top motor...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-13-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,913
Posted By Proofrock
Yes, I had the same issue. I own an '06, which...

Yes, I had the same issue. I own an '06, which recently had the motor fail. When attempting to raise my top manually, I learned that the red loop needed to be continually pulled outward while the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-26-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,924
Posted By Proofrock
Yes, but it specifies convertible top electronics...

Yes, but it specifies convertible top electronics as a covered item: "Not Covered: ... convertible top (all components except electronics)..." Since the top motor could conceivably be...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-23-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,924
Posted By Proofrock
Z4 top motor covered by extended warranty?

So with warmer weather finally here, my 2006 z4 top motor seems to be failing. The top goes down fine, but the motor struggles to raise it up. Occasionally the motor will close the top, but usually...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 09-15-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,857
Posted By Proofrock
I presume you are looking for service experience....

I presume you are looking for service experience. I have used Devon Hill for the past 10 years for service and have been generally satisfied. My neighbor takes his cars to Ottos and claims their...
Forum: Off-Topic 07-24-2010, 06:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,193
Posted By Proofrock
I have the Onkyo TX-SR608 and love it. I've used...

I have the Onkyo TX-SR608 and love it. I've used it for about a year and really have had a positive experience. HDMI switching works well, the amp has ample power for my needs, and it decodes...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-12-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,266
Posted By Proofrock
Do everything you can to earn the best grades...

Do everything you can to earn the best grades possible. Earn a position on law review. Your life will be much easier when you begin applying for summer associate positions. Good grades and law...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-25-2010, 05:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,764
Posted By Proofrock
Can't say if it's normal or not, but my 3.0si...

Can't say if it's normal or not, but my 3.0si makes the exact same sound under the same conditions (light acceleration but not in park or neutral). There was a long thread not long ago about a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-09-2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,079
Posted By Proofrock
It really depends on what is causing the...

It really depends on what is causing the streaking. I have used Ragg Top products and 303 products on my top, which shows wear from the previous owner storing the top while wet. I find that the 303...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-08-2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,079
Posted By Proofrock
Pictures would help the diagnosis. Do the...

Pictures would help the diagnosis. Do the streaks appear shinier than the rest of the fabric? If so, they could be wear to the top caused by storing the top while wet.
Forum: Off-Topic 10-22-2009, 07:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 678
Posted By Proofrock
A word of warning...many, many people are...

A word of warning...many, many people are complaining about unbearable "buzzing" from the 2009 Samsung plasmas. I am also looking at new plasmas, and was settled on the Samsung b860, until I did...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-03-2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By Proofrock
You make a valid point, in that by the time I...

You make a valid point, in that by the time I return from my trip I might only be 500-1000 miles beyond the recommended service. However, I don't really want to exceed the service interval and would...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-03-2009, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By Proofrock
Sounds like I'll have to change it myself before...

Sounds like I'll have to change it myself before the trip then, unfortunately. Thanks for your reply.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-03-2009, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By Proofrock
Do dealers have discretion when to service under maintenance plan

I have been advised by my service department that they can only service a vehicle under the BMW maintenance plan if the service indicator is showing 1,000 miles or less.

I am within 1,800 miles...
Forum: Off-Topic 08-11-2009, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,130
Posted By Proofrock
I'm no electrician, but I bought a house with...

I'm no electrician, but I bought a house with ungrounded outlets and did some research on the issue.

It is my understanding that it is a code violation to install a grounded (3-prong) outlet on an...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 07-30-2009, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 318,371
Posted By Proofrock
Tom- I spoke with Dice Electronics today. ...

Tom-

I spoke with Dice Electronics today. They indicated that the problem is with the DICE firmware and as of this date there is no solution. He said I can either hold on to the unit and hope...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 07-28-2009, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 318,371
Posted By Proofrock
Unfortunately, changing the dip switches does not...

Unfortunately, changing the dip switches does not seem to improve the issue. I still experience dropouts where the system will switch back to FM, and the DICE unit fails to initialize most of the...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 07-27-2009, 06:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 754
Posted By Proofrock
Question for EAS (or anyone else) re: DICE Silverline problem

I am experiencing difficulty with my newly installed Dice Silverline in my 2006 z4 3.0si (no Nav).

The main issue I experience is that 75% of the time after I start the car, when I press “Mode”...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-02-2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,006
Posted By Proofrock
My experience in the Philadelphia area has been...

My experience in the Philadelphia area has been that most local dealerships have higher prices and are less willing to negotiate than dealerships in other areas of the country. Honestly, I think if...
Forum: Off-Topic 11-07-2007, 03:55 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 7,410
Posted By Proofrock
Agreed that Cloudy Bay is a good Sauvignon Blanc....

Agreed that Cloudy Bay is a good Sauvignon Blanc. I find that it's not that rare in PA and NJ anymore. The winery produces around 60,000 cases each year and I would bet that you will find it more...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-03-2006, 08:16 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,816
Posted By Proofrock
Interesting post. I probably had a similar...

Interesting post. I probably had a similar impression on my first drive in the E90, but have since changed my opinion drastically.

I traded an E46 330i, which I owned and drove daily for five...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-01-2006, 03:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,468
Posted By Proofrock
Just ask your dealer to swap it. They shouldn't...

Just ask your dealer to swap it. They shouldn't give you a problem and can contact BMWNA if necessary. My experience with BMW is that they are pretty helpful in addressing issues like this. I...
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