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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-05-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By jmsent
That's just your obligatory bottom of the bumper...

That's just your obligatory bottom of the bumper initiation scrape. Welcome to the club! :thumbup: I wouldn't go whole hog on a repair there. It will happen again the minute you pull up to another...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-31-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By jmsent
No, it isn't a Camry. The IS350 is RWD,...

No, it isn't a Camry. The IS350 is RWD, longitudinal mounted V6. The Camry is FWD, transverse mounted I4 or V6. The V6's are very different as well. No fan of the IS myself, but let's at least be...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-17-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By jmsent
Bear in mind just changing the filter won't turn...

Bear in mind just changing the filter won't turn off that warning. You still have to reset the indicator. In fact, you don't have to change the filter at all to to turn off the warning, but it's a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-01-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,727
Posted By jmsent
Picking 2 random examples like you did isn't...

Picking 2 random examples like you did isn't proof of anything. Klipsch and Cerwin Vega had speakers in the 70's that surpassed 100dB @1w/1m, and there are speakers today that are in the low 80's....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-01-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,727
Posted By jmsent
As someone who spent his entire career in the...

As someone who spent his entire career in the industry on the technical side, here's my take..
Solid state audio electronics have improved a lot since the 70's. Just like everything else in the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-01-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,727
Posted By jmsent
Except that the system in the picture is powered...

Except that the system in the picture is powered by Marantz 9's which today are worth about $10000 each or more, where the 2505 is worth about $400. It's been a pretty long time since you've been...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 06-30-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,539
Posted By jmsent
You can always fall back on that old saying about...

You can always fall back on that old saying about a broken clock..... Hope this re-inverts your life.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-19-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 505
Posted By jmsent
I hate runflats, and the Bridgestones RE050 looks...

I hate runflats, and the Bridgestones RE050 looks to be the only one made in those sizes. I think those are terrible tires. There aren't a lot of choices in the size combination. I agree with the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-14-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By jmsent
Everybody seems to be giving the exact opposite...

Everybody seems to be giving the exact opposite suggestion that is necessary to solve the problem. The OP is complaining that the volume goes down as he drives. Of course that's not what's happening....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-25-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,140
Posted By jmsent
The JBL system in the Toyota is made by the same...

The JBL system in the Toyota is made by the same company that made the HK system in the BMW. These are all Harman Automotive systems and they just use different trade names depending on the car...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-24-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,251
Posted By jmsent
I believe you would just pull back on the shift...

I believe you would just pull back on the shift lever which means it would switch to manual and stay in first gear.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-20-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,375
Posted By jmsent
I had an '85 900 Turbo. (nearly the same as the...

I had an '85 900 Turbo. (nearly the same as the '81 as SAAB never changed anything) It was a piece of junk. Worst MT ever (well maybe a Yugo was even worse), unreliable, and loaded with rattles and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-19-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,417
Posted By jmsent
He probably said "ZF". And he's right that...

He probably said "ZF". And he's right that they're generally more reliable than the GM auto trannys that came with a lot of BMW's. But they can still fail. I needed service on mine after only 45K mi....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-16-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,595
Posted By jmsent
Excellent synopsis. There's no magical "high...

Excellent synopsis. There's no magical "high resolution" version of Sirius lurking out there that BMW is denying to its customers. It's a mediocre sounding source under the best conditions. Sometimes...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-17-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 902
Posted By jmsent
I cannot imagine that being correct. Which review...

I cannot imagine that being correct. Which review did you read?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-14-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,861
Posted By jmsent
Tradition is a strong driving factor here, and I...

Tradition is a strong driving factor here, and I don't think you'll see a change anytime soon.
Let's face it. The visibility of the red gauges is plenty adequate for the purpose of driving a car....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-21-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,346
Posted By jmsent
I don't think performance run flats have any less...

I don't think performance run flats have any less rolling resistance than non-run flats. My gas mileage changed little when I switched. Run flats are stiff because they have stiff side walls. Can't...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-03-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,011
Posted By jmsent
My brother has a Camry hybrid (in refrigerator...

My brother has a Camry hybrid (in refrigerator white). It's a totally boring vehicle, but it gets 42mpg. He loves it, and I wouldn't be caught dead in the thing.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-01-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,755
Posted By jmsent
Please take this someplace else. I come here to...

Please take this someplace else. I come here to get away from that crap.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-28-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,253
Posted By jmsent
It seems inevitable: anytime you point out the...

It seems inevitable: anytime you point out the lack of MT availability in any given car, the thread will automatically veer into the same old tired back and forth about AT vs MT. It's like...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 10-26-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,882
Posted By jmsent
Just my .02, but does anybody else think the CLA...

Just my .02, but does anybody else think the CLA interior looks awfully busy? There's buttons everywhere, and the those dash vents look hideous. Seat adjustments up on the door may appeal to some,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-08-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,985
Posted By jmsent
If I was near a dealer, I'd get it in and have it...

If I was near a dealer, I'd get it in and have it checked out, for peace of mind if nothing else. You've got a lot of miles ahead of you.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-06-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,591
Posted By jmsent
If you think the ZHP was bad, you should have...

If you think the ZHP was bad, you should have tried living with an E46 M3 as a DD. All the complaints about the E9x sport suspension being too "harsh" become utterly laughable, after you've spent a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-20-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 885
Posted By jmsent
Not quite correct. For non-compressed CD sound...

Not quite correct. For non-compressed CD sound the bitrate would be 1411 kb/s (16 bits x 44,100 Hz sampling rate x2) 320 kb/s could work with MP3 or AAC compression schemes and can produce sound...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-19-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,380
Posted By jmsent
The quality of bluetooth streaming is all over...

The quality of bluetooth streaming is all over the map. I never use it, because in my own experience it usually doesn't sound good. I'm not sure which protocol BMW uses, meaning it may be that your...
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