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Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 10-22-2007, 01:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,878
Posted By Bob Clevenger
Well, starting at the engine and working aft...

Well, starting at the engine and working aft there are a pair of catalytic converters, an exhaust crossover, a pair of resonators, and a pair of mufflers.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 10-22-2007, 12:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,878
Posted By Bob Clevenger
Yep, have pix of the original parts. There are...

Yep, have pix of the original parts. There are two of everything in the exhaust system except the X-pipe (or crossover or whatever you want to call it). I don't know anythingabout 645s. I just had...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 10-20-2007, 09:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,878
Posted By Bob Clevenger
My 650i coupe has 2.25" piping. I have replaced...

My 650i coupe has 2.25" piping.
I have replaced the stock centre piece with a simple X-pipe. That doesn't make much difference --- the stock piece is pretty much just an X-pipe itself.
I have...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 10-17-2007, 02:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 899
Posted By Bob Clevenger
Watching the display tells me that it is plenty...

Watching the display tells me that it is plenty responsive for the task.
The bloody beeping drives me up the wall!
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 10-16-2007, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 899
Posted By Bob Clevenger
Is there some way to make the PDC display on the...

Is there some way to make the PDC display on the LCD screen without the annoying beeping?
Forum: General BMW 10-01-2007, 02:07 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 121,763
Posted By Bob Clevenger
No.

No.
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-26-2007, 05:40 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 27,421
Posted By Bob Clevenger
I know they're all trending that way. Cars are...

I know they're all trending that way. Cars are becoming appliances that just take you to a destination without any involvement from the passenger (he or she is no longer a driver at that point) and...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-24-2007, 07:45 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 27,421
Posted By Bob Clevenger
You have listed missing options in a concise...

You have listed missing options in a concise manner. Here is my own take on this situation.

1. BMW doesn't make handbuilt cars to buyers' specifications (not even in the rest of the world (ROW),...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-23-2007, 05:11 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 27,421
Posted By Bob Clevenger
I don't think anyone at BMW has ever claimed that...

I don't think anyone at BMW has ever claimed that the 135 will be (or is) a sports car.
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-22-2007, 06:54 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 27,421
Posted By Bob Clevenger
Unless you are an extremely large 'creature' I...

Unless you are an extremely large 'creature' I see no reason why the 1er should have any lesser level of creature comfort than the 3er (or even my 6er for that matter).
Creature comfort /= size.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 09-22-2007, 04:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,194
Posted By Bob Clevenger
Uh, what is 'Moonstone' in plain English? Red,...

Uh, what is 'Moonstone' in plain English? Red, blue, green, sky-blue-pink...?
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 09-22-2007, 04:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,203
Posted By Bob Clevenger
If you want to feel TORQUE, try to get a ride in...

If you want to feel TORQUE, try to get a ride in an old MoPar with the 440 Six-Pack engine in it!
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-22-2007, 04:34 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 27,421
Posted By Bob Clevenger
There are more than one kind of automobile...

There are more than one kind of automobile enthusiasts. Many (too many!) years ago I wanted cars that were very much like what you describe --- relatively light with horsepower to burn and no options...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-18-2007, 01:55 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,155
Posted By Bob Clevenger
You have stated exactly why (IMHO) BMW is...

You have stated exactly why (IMHO) BMW is bringing out the 135i. There is a substantial number of people who really want a small (smaller than a 335i) high-performance car that is still more...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-18-2007, 01:30 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,338
Posted By Bob Clevenger
OK. That's at least an honest opinion.

OK. That's at least an honest opinion.
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-17-2007, 04:33 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,338
Posted By Bob Clevenger
True. and with those same few ducats in mods, the...

True. and with those same few ducats in mods, the 135i's handling should improve also.


Not all auto enthusiasts are the same. No matter how much you try to disparage them, there are auto...
Forum: General BMW 09-17-2007, 02:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,481
Posted By Bob Clevenger
Do not tow an automatic transmission equipped car...

Do not tow an automatic transmission equipped car with the drive wheels on the road. That's a good way to destroy your transmission.

As far as manual transmission equipped cars, towing them with...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-12-2007, 05:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,645
Posted By Bob Clevenger
I think we are speaking of acceleration in...

I think we are speaking of acceleration in different contexts here. I just don't think of the acceleration of the 323i (or even the 328) as being all that outstanding when compared to many cars that...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-12-2007, 04:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,002
Posted By Bob Clevenger
It wouldn't bother me at all, because it wouldn't...

It wouldn't bother me at all, because it wouldn't be on MY car. They could offer it with a 3-speed crashbox and I wouldn't care. I only care that they offer the option that I want. I don't give a...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-12-2007, 03:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,002
Posted By Bob Clevenger
So the decision would be: "If they want AWD, let...

So the decision would be: "If they want AWD, let 'em buy our competitors' products."
That's just not good business.

Oh, and for AzNMpower32, BMW is not making everything AWD; they are adding AWD...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-08-2007, 11:23 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,338
Posted By Bob Clevenger
Oh, I don't doubt that such data are used for...

Oh, I don't doubt that such data are used for market research and they are valuable for targeting products to markets. The stupidity I see is guys saying that they won't "be seen in a 'chick car'"...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-08-2007, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,748
Posted By Bob Clevenger
I'll use a bit of hyperbole here to try to make a...

I'll use a bit of hyperbole here to try to make a point.

Posit that we operate a large restaurant chain.
It is a fact that eating peanuts will kill a very few people.
But...
It is also a fact...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-06-2007, 11:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 866
Posted By Bob Clevenger
I installed the nav system into my E46. It was...

I installed the nav system into my E46. It was only about 5 or 6 lbs. more than the standard stereo that came out to make room for it. That's a fact, not an opinion.
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-05-2007, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 866
Posted By Bob Clevenger
The nav system adds about 5 or 6 lbs. over the...

The nav system adds about 5 or 6 lbs. over the standard stereo system.

It has NOTHING to do with track performance --- very few drivers get lost on tracks.

You are exactly as likely to get it...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-05-2007, 06:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,645
Posted By Bob Clevenger
Perhaps back in the "old days" BMW drivers...

Perhaps back in the "old days" BMW drivers bragged about "the subtle intangibles" because the acceleration times were embarrassing. Nowadays BMWs have both (at least in some models). YMMV.
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