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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-18-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,449
Posted By Dave 20T
I know someone that ordered a BMW and was told by...

I know someone that ordered a BMW and was told by the dealer that they have a money back guarantee for cars (seems you can buy a new car and return it within a day or two) but that for this...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-17-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,970
Posted By Dave 20T
I completely understand this view and don't see...

I completely understand this view and don't see it as wrong. I have a >15 year old car that is clearly elderly. It also says in that car's manual to use premium but at least regular. Since the car...
Forum: European Delivery 03-17-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,320
Posted By Dave 20T
Thanks for the trip report. Brings back memories...

Thanks for the trip report. Brings back memories for me as well as shows me what I could have seen, but didn't (I didn't visit the same places but would have liked to)
Forum: European Delivery 03-17-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By Dave 20T
If you really want low costs, Harbor Freight...

If you really want low costs, Harbor Freight Tools has cheap versions in the U.S. Whether or not they meet German standards probably doesn't matter as you probably won't use them.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-17-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,970
Posted By Dave 20T
Proper tire pressure and not driving too fast...

Proper tire pressure and not driving too fast saves gas, too. The easiest way to slow down is to not drive fast then brake when in heavy traffic. In heavy traffic, it's impossible to drive...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-17-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,970
Posted By Dave 20T
...but if premium is 93, you can look at the fuel...

...but if premium is 93, you can look at the fuel gauge then pump half or a little more than half premium then 87 and save $30 per year. Over a decade, that would be $300.

In more and more areas,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-16-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,970
Posted By Dave 20T
The manual says at least 89 in the U.S. So use at...

The manual says at least 89 in the U.S. So use at least 89.

I use 92 but in the middle of winter, I might consider 89 if it is snowing and I'm driving it easy for the next 2-3 weeks. Octane...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-16-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 752
Posted By Dave 20T
Is too loose, like 80 or 90, dangerous? I know if...

Is too loose, like 80 or 90, dangerous? I know if it is really loose, it is but 80 is tight.
Forum: European Delivery 03-12-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,105
Posted By Dave 20T
I don't know about Germany but the US TSA website...

I don't know about Germany but the US TSA website mentions the size limit for scissors. Munich Airport did not object to my scissors in June 2013.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-04-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,120
Posted By Dave 20T
Someone told me that his friend with a Honda...

Someone told me that his friend with a Honda stole someone's wheel and tire and replaced it with his of the same design......evil. Wheel locks would probably stop this.

I got wheel locks from my...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-28-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,236
Posted By Dave 20T
80 years ago, Buicks were among the best cars on...

80 years ago, Buicks were among the best cars on the planet. That is main reason that Buicks are popular in the People's Republic of China (but not in the Republic of China on Taiwan).

Reputations...
Forum: European Delivery 02-19-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,114
Posted By Dave 20T
Will the planned Mexican BMW factory spell the end of European Delivery for some mode

I just saw that Mercedes Benz C class sedans are no longer offered as European Delivery. They are made in the U.S. and Germany.

BMW makes the 3 series in South Africa and Germany (also India,...
Forum: European Delivery 02-17-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,162
Posted By Dave 20T
It can be done, I believe. If you have luggage,...

It can be done, I believe. If you have luggage, check in four hours before departure time. Since you have no luggage, get your boarding pass early. Be at the drop off at least 30 minutes before...
Forum: European Delivery 02-11-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 595
Posted By Dave 20T
I brought a tire gauge. If you have time, fill...

I brought a tire gauge. If you have time, fill the tires to 40 psi when you return the car. That is the recommended tire pressure for transport by another European car company to minimize flat spots...
Forum: European Delivery 02-11-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 948
Posted By Dave 20T
My flight was delayed so I missed the factory...

My flight was delayed so I missed the factory tour. However, I've gotten trip reports from two people. If you want to make it three, I would be happy to hear about the factory tour.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-09-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,669
Posted By Dave 20T
No one temperature....My experience is that when...

No one temperature....My experience is that when it is raining and 38F, there is less grip. My guess is that grip starts to decline at 50F, starts to make a difference at 40F.

Many years ago,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-09-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By Dave 20T
1) Yes, more than the owner's manual 2) all of...

1) Yes, more than the owner's manual
2) all of the above
3) no
4) none, oil change every 7.500 miles. Oil monitor has always shown full.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-07-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By Dave 20T
For some BMWs, there is the wiper arm, which is...

For some BMWs, there is the wiper arm, which is never replace, a metal frame, and a rubber blade. Typically, one part (metal frame+rubber blade) is changed but BMW dealers just rip out the rubber...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-07-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,344
Posted By Dave 20T
I agree in part, disagree in part. Top Tier...

I agree in part, disagree in part.

Top Tier Gas requires ethanol. I disagree with that requirement. The requirements are in their website.

I do agree that a little more (not a massive amount)...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-07-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By Dave 20T
How are your replacement wiper blades from the dealer?

I am thinking of asking the dealer to change the wiper blades as part of free maintenance in the U.S. I heard that they only change the rubber blade but that is for standard blades, not beam blades....
Forum: Off-Topic 02-06-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By Dave 20T
In the news is that the vehicle was a new...

In the news is that the vehicle was a new Mercedes Benz ML350.
Forum: Off-Topic 02-05-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By Dave 20T
Importance of staying focused: Metro North (NYC) train collision with a Mercedes

The 49 year old woman driving a Mercedes SUV got caught when the barriers came down. It hit her roof. The man in the car behind her motioned her to back up. She got out of the car to inspect the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-04-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,344
Posted By Dave 20T
It used to be all Alaskan oil but that is no...

It used to be all Alaskan oil but that is no longer the case. Production in Alaska is way down. Environmentalists were able to include a provision in the law allowing the Trans-Alaska Pipeline to be...
Forum: European Delivery 02-01-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Dave 20T
Yes, it was in the trunk not stuck to the window....

Yes, it was in the trunk not stuck to the window. The price reflected European delivery. I think BMW made one up to make owners happy because the cars are considered used when they reach the U.S. so...
Forum: European Delivery 01-30-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By Dave 20T
I missed the tour because my Lufthansa flight was...

I missed the tour because my Lufthansa flight was late. I did have several people tell me about it and I saw pictures online. I can write an absentee trip report if desired. Maybe others can write a...
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