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Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 02-06-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,468
Posted By mickkassem
Good article. Interesting about the software...

Good article. Interesting about the software update. I am pretty sure they did not do it the first time (one year) when I had the oil changed. I am up for a second oil change in March and will...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 02-05-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,468
Posted By mickkassem
I spoke to a fellow at RedLine. He didn't offer...

I spoke to a fellow at RedLine. He didn't offer much hope for his product to clean the inlet valve but did say that some of it does survive the combustion process and would thus come back through...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 02-03-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,468
Posted By mickkassem
If both valves have an overlapping time that they...

If both valves have an overlapping time that they are open, do you know if a product like Techron may have any opportunity to clean during the overlap. I have not had much luck finding info about...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 01-15-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,468
Posted By mickkassem
I have been reading more on direct injection and...

I have been reading more on direct injection and found this YouTube video to be helpful. The part that was most interesting is the mention of Audi and BMW not having a problem in their more recent...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 01-14-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,468
Posted By mickkassem
Additive

Let me throw this out to someone who understands the mechanics and chemistry of what is happening in a direct injection engine. If one uses Top Tier gasoline, BP, Shell, Costco, etc and perhaps ads...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 01-12-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,468
Posted By mickkassem
Direct Injection

I read an article about direct injection could cause carbon buildup on valves. It said that BMW had issued a dealer bulletin (maybe the wrong word) regarding recommendation on gas and cleaner. No...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 11-14-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,897
Posted By mickkassem
We live in Asheville NC so we do have some...

We live in Asheville NC so we do have some mountains and hills but consistently get around 32 mpg for a mix of around town and interstate/four lane driving. I do use the engine off in a few places...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 10-07-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By mickkassem
What did you find out?

What did you find out?
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 08-11-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 879
Posted By mickkassem
I did not get the SS protector for the bumper as...

I did not get the SS protector for the bumper as the fellow says it only fits the 12 and 12 model X1. I did the one inside the rear storage area. Going to send link to both.

Search for the...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 08-10-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 879
Posted By mickkassem
eBay. Bought the SS protector that fits just...

eBay. Bought the SS protector that fits just inside the tailgate and it was a perfect fit.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 08-04-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,835
Posted By mickkassem
M Sport

We ordered the M Sport and love the ride. Of course our previous cars were a MINI Cooper S and a third generation RX-7. We recently drove a 4 series and honestly thought the ride was too Buick-y. ...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 08-04-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,343
Posted By mickkassem
X1 Sales Declining

We see where the X1 sales are down for July and for the year compared to 2013. Do you think it is because the X1 as we know it will be soon discontinued? or is it getting less popular? We always...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 07-30-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By mickkassem
Soapy water

Did you try mixing up some kitchen dishwashing liquid in water and pouring it around the valve stem and even perhaps the rim. If you can easily remove the wheel and tire from the car, check it...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 07-30-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 879
Posted By mickkassem
X1 Rear Bumpers

Might there be a parts guy out there that would know if the 2014 X1 M Sport rear bumper is the same as the equivalent 2013 X1 M Sport rear bumper. Trying to order a bumper protector but am being told...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 07-01-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,680
Posted By mickkassem
Dealer Relationship

We bought our BMW from an out of town dealer who gave us a very good price. I did not shop that price with our local dealer because I didn't think it was fair to the out of town dealer and it...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 06-11-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,575
Posted By mickkassem
Rental

Will his insurance at least give you a rental? I wish I could give you some advice but it would have only been from my own experience in the past. Just don't sign off on anything until you are...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 05-14-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,614
Posted By mickkassem
And activation is what BMW is selling for $300? ...

And activation is what BMW is selling for $300? They said they would receive a number that is then programmed into the radio. Seems pretty high at total of $540 just to get it ready to receive SAT.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 05-11-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,614
Posted By mickkassem
Sirius XM Radio

Received a free trial letter from SiriusXM radio that listed a radio id number. Since I don't have SAT radio, is the the radio number that the BMW dealer would program into the computer or radio to...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 05-03-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,266
Posted By mickkassem
Cost of electricity for a full charge

If you plug in a discharged i3 with 110 or 220, how many kwh would you use to fully charge? Assume 11 cents per kwh to get a dollar amount. I heard some very low costs today that are hard to...
Forum: General BMW 04-14-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,027
Posted By mickkassem
Ordered and should be here by the end of the...

Ordered and should be here by the end of the week. They are made in the UK from what I can tell from the UK site. We bought them for the X1. Will post some pics once installed.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 04-10-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 986
Posted By mickkassem
Same here. Will post some pics when they arrive...

Same here. Will post some pics when they arrive and I get them installed.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 04-10-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 986
Posted By mickkassem
Privacy Shades Passenger + Rear

I have checked for our BMW and there is a factory set of shades retailing for $400 but discounted some online. I have also found European made Privacy Shades PS on eBay for $118 including shipping. ...
Forum: General BMW 04-10-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,027
Posted By mickkassem
Passenger and rear window sunshades

I have checked for our BMW and there is a factory set of shades retailing for $400 but discounted some online. I have also found European made Privacy Shades PS on eBay for $118 including shipping. ...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 04-05-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,440
Posted By mickkassem
I also have no problems with rattles. We live in...

I also have no problems with rattles. We live in Asheville NC and the roads are pretty good here also. It might rattle if we were on bad roads but nothing here at all.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 04-04-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 992
Posted By mickkassem
There were apparently two camshafts that were...

There were apparently two camshafts that were installed in the four cylinder. The tech can view the end of the cam using a mirror (back of engine) to determine which cam was factory installed. I...
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