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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 628
Posted By JimD1
Jet Driver, Do you know your alternator is...

Jet Driver,

Do you know your alternator is working? Do you see > 12.6V with the engine above idle speed? If you are, then something is wrong with the battery or possibly the car's charging logic...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 01-23-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,885
Posted By JimD1
If you don't have a lot of time I recommend I-26...

If you don't have a lot of time I recommend I-26 to 23 to 81 back to the DC area. It avoids the biggest cities and stays in the mountains which I find far more interesting. If we happen to have a...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 01-23-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,284
Posted By JimD1
I was single when I took delivery of my 128i in...

I was single when I took delivery of my 128i in 2009 and my son went with me. He had a great time. In addition to driving he took pictures and videos of me while I was driving. He was in his 20s. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 628
Posted By JimD1
The above discussion isn't bad but mis-states...

The above discussion isn't bad but mis-states battery voltage. The battery on its own does not put out over 12.6 volts. If you measure above that, the alternator is working. As he states, the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 628
Posted By JimD1
It is not hard to test for a parasitic drain. My...

It is not hard to test for a parasitic drain. My daughter's Toyota has one but it is on her radio circuit and she can't live without the radio. I don't want to re-run the circuit so she has to...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 01-09-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By JimD1
When the personal property tax is due is a...

When the personal property tax is due is a function of when the plate expires. You have to pay the personal property tax to get the sticker for the next year. If you are lucky, I was on my bimmer,...
Forum: General BMW 01-02-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 683
Posted By JimD1
The calibration process isn't really applicable...

The calibration process isn't really applicable any more. When speedometers worked by a gear on the transmission spinning a cable going up to the speedometer, you could change the gear in the...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 12-29-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 850
Posted By JimD1
You should look on RealOEM yourself but I noticed...

You should look on RealOEM yourself but I noticed a repair kit in a quick check:

Repair kit for headlight left and right 1 63116924482 $22.35

It doesn't say what is in the kit, however. I...
Forum: General BMW 12-23-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By JimD1
I think you will be satisfied. I have all three...

I think you will be satisfied. I have all three (1/2, 3/8 and 1/4). You use them based upon torque setting you need, not space considerations. Highest torque settings are 1/2 inch. Lowest are...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 12-14-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By JimD1
I live in central SC and it will be a high of...

I live in central SC and it will be a high of about 60 F today and a low in the 30s. That is typical. But we do occasionally get snow that almost always melts within 24 hours. The "upstate" where...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 12-05-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By JimD1
I had a small paint nick that I didn't even see. ...

I had a small paint nick that I didn't even see. Willy, the delivery specialist, pointed it out and asked if I wanted it fixed. I waited about an hour and they fixed it.

It feels odd to pay...
Forum: General BMW 11-28-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By JimD1
It would be hard to prove your car didn't need...

It would be hard to prove your car didn't need the repairs previously performed. I think the best you can do is to find somebody else to take it to. I would look for an independent repair shop. ...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 11-17-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,654
Posted By JimD1
The plus side of the n54 is it has cast iron...

The plus side of the n54 is it has cast iron cylinder liners. The downside is the turbos. Hopefully they last. They also strain the head gasket. I like my n52 but I wonder about the aluminum...
Forum: General BMW 11-12-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,921
Posted By JimD1
I activate the throttle and the brake when...

I activate the throttle and the brake when downshifting (on purpose). I blip the throttle so the synchros in the transmission have less to do on the downshift. I do that while braking. BMW puts...
Forum: General BMW 11-10-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By JimD1
Are you sure the car is cutting power, could it...

Are you sure the car is cutting power, could it just be the tire is hooking up? If you want it to spin the tires easier, you could increase the inflation pressure to the maximum shown on the...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 11-06-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By JimD1
I live in the middle of SC and we had snow at the...

I live in the middle of SC and we had snow at the house Nov. 1, early in the morning. It hit the town we live in, Lexington, but not Columbia which is a bigger town we are next to. It was a typical...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 11-06-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By JimD1
The only things after lunch for us was the hot...

The only things after lunch for us was the hot laps and the delivery. They will definitely work with you. I believe they want to minimize the redelivery time sometimes anyway for ED participants to...
Forum: General BMW 10-30-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By JimD1
torque-bhp.com

torque-bhp.com
Forum: General BMW 10-27-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By JimD1
If you have a smart phone or a tablet you can run...

If you have a smart phone or a tablet you can run "Torque" to do this. You also need a USB to Bluetooth adapter. Total cost about $30 in the U. S.. It will read and reset codes but also lets you...
Forum: General BMW 10-27-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By JimD1
I'd clean it and get the maintenance up to date. ...

I'd clean it and get the maintenance up to date. I wouldn't do any body repairs or mechanical repairs. Let the next owner do that. Your relative will take a hit on the price but the best bang for...
Forum: General BMW 10-27-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 768
Posted By JimD1
Many years ago I bought a dune buggy that...

Many years ago I bought a dune buggy that somebody had started but didn't finish. They bought the body, shortened the frame, bought the wheels and then gave up before finishing the electricals. I...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 10-25-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,317
Posted By JimD1
There are also inexpensive aftermarket add-ons...

There are also inexpensive aftermarket add-ons that will allow you to listen to music off your phone and hook you phone to the car. Belkin is one manufacturer. If you don't need the phone...
Forum: General BMW 10-25-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 768
Posted By JimD1
I6s have relatively long crankshafts which can...

I6s have relatively long crankshafts which can flex at high rpm if not adequately supported. Older American engines have simple bearing caps over the mains which don't stiffen things up. BMW joins...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 10-19-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,960
Posted By JimD1
AP007, The staff at the performance center...

AP007,

The staff at the performance center tries hard to make sure you have a good time. I am sure that they don't have the resources to schedule another full delivery but you could still ask if...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 10-18-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 884
Posted By JimD1
SC will almost certainly not be an issue for...

SC will almost certainly not be an issue for summer tires. I only use summer tires on mine here but I have a SUV I use in the rare freezing precipitation day. We had snow several times last year...
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