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Forum: Performance Center Delivery 04-14-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By JimD1
Any dealer with a problem can call the...

Any dealer with a problem can call the performance center and they would walk them through it.
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 04-14-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 238
Posted By JimD1
Early 2009 convertibles are susceptible to...

Early 2009 convertibles are susceptible to getting holes on the sides due to improper folding. Mine did twice. There is a tsb for little plastic brackets to correct the folding. They pop rivet on....
Forum: General BMW 04-14-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By JimD1
Drive for a few years and then ask again. The...

Drive for a few years and then ask again. The easiest way for a young driver to wreck a car is to get overconfident. Drifting on dry pavement is also hard on cars and especially tires.

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Forum: General BMW 04-06-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By JimD1
It is possible to buy oversized pistons for BMWs...

It is possible to buy oversized pistons for BMWs n52 motor so I believe it is possible to overbore the motor, by about 1mm. The 2.5l is 82mm bore by 78.8 mm stroke. The 3l is 85x88mm. So you won't...
Forum: General BMW 03-13-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By JimD1
They can look at things and make notes but they...

They can look at things and make notes but they can only refuse coverage when your mod is the source of the issue.


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Forum: General BMW 03-13-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,264
Posted By JimD1
I have started using Race Track , a local cheaper...

I have started using Race Track , a local cheaper gas place . They go up only 15 cents for 89 octane when the others go up 20 cents . Works fine.


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Forum: European Delivery 03-04-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,736
Posted By JimD1
Last time I looked you could get a graph of...

Last time I looked you could get a graph of ticket costs on Kayak (to determine when to book).
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 03-04-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By JimD1
I believe your dealer can reserve a slot for your...

I believe your dealer can reserve a slot for your PCD in advance of the car's arrival and they should. It may not be a firm date until your car clears customs but if you don't get on the PC schedule...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 03-04-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,015
Posted By JimD1
I would not dispute that a sudden change in idle...

I would not dispute that a sudden change in idle might not cause a car to move unintentionally. But the issue of whether unintended acceleration is real has been tested and it is not. If you google...
Forum: General BMW 03-03-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By JimD1
Altima should be good and Nissan doesn't have the...

Altima should be good and Nissan doesn't have the reputation of a Honda or Toyota so it will be more reasonable. I would also think about a Suzuki or Hyundai if you can get a later model you can...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 02-28-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By JimD1
Hope it went well. A little Chilly today but no...

Hope it went well. A little Chilly today but no precipitation.
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 02-27-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,283
Posted By JimD1
Many check engine light conditions will reset...

Many check engine light conditions will reset eventually if the condition is corrected. But it may take several on-off cycles for the reset to occur. I am seldom that patient. I want the reset to...
Forum: General BMW 02-27-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By JimD1
When we did performance center delivery, we drove...

When we did performance center delivery, we drove back from the museum/plant tour in X5s and went over their little obstacle course. We stopped with two wheels on hills and they had us open and...
Forum: General BMW 02-27-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By JimD1
Correct (at least in principle, I didn't check...

Correct (at least in principle, I didn't check the math). Another piece of trivia for you. Pi is not 3.14. There is no precise was to represent Pi. It is 3.14 to 3 significant digits but it never...
Forum: General BMW 02-27-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,830
Posted By JimD1
Isn't the reason for controversy on this the...

Isn't the reason for controversy on this the desire of people to use "beamer" or "beemer" even though they recongize others consider it to be wrong? The need for justification is consistent with...
Forum: General BMW 02-27-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By JimD1
I don't have space for something that large. I...

I don't have space for something that large. I use a combination of a 1.5 inch thick "ramp" cut out of a 2x4 and a floor jack. I can't get the jack to the center lift point without the thin ramp. ...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 02-21-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By JimD1
I would take 81 any day. I-95 is boring with...

I would take 81 any day. I-95 is boring with poor scenary. I-81 goes through much prettier territory. If you have the time, the blue ridge parkway would be even better.
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 02-19-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By JimD1
By the time you get to NC heading north from the...

By the time you get to NC heading north from the PC you will be in the mountains. They actually start a few miles into SC. There are a couple state parks in SC that might be worth googling. Devils...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 02-19-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By JimD1
Congratulations! You will have fun. I live...

Congratulations! You will have fun. I live about 1.5 hours away from the PC in SC. We're over 70 today but will drop to about 65 for a high over the weekend. We got a very unusual two snowfalls...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 02-19-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,283
Posted By JimD1
I suggest you get an app called "Torque" that...

I suggest you get an app called "Torque" that will work on a phone or tablet. You will also need a OBDII to bluetooth adapter, available from Amazon. The adapter is about $25 and the program is $5...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 02-14-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 918
Posted By JimD1
You probably need to think about different tires...

You probably need to think about different tires or shoveling your driveway. I left my 128i with Pilot Supersports in the garage and took my SUV with all season tires today. Performance tires are...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 02-13-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By JimD1
The PCD is very well equipped with tools but I...

The PCD is very well equipped with tools but I don't know if they would swap the wheels and I am 100% sure they won't sell you any wheels. If you bought the wheels at your dealer and had them...
Forum: General BMW 02-12-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,584
Posted By JimD1
The first BMW I drove or rode in was a Bavarian. ...

The first BMW I drove or rode in was a Bavarian. We were moving his two cars, a 911C and the Bavarian. I mainly drove the Porsche because he prefered the BMW. What impressed me was the fact that...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 02-10-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By JimD1
The delivery specialist also pointed out a small...

The delivery specialist also pointed out a small nick in the paint that I didn't even see. Willy asked if I wanted it fixed and when I said yes, they did it in about an hour. I doubt most dealers...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 02-10-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,258
Posted By JimD1
I haven't driven this far but have driven >1000...

I haven't driven this far but have driven >1000 miles around a dozen times. I don't really like multiple days in the car in a row but would do it again if I had a good route and plan. To me that...
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