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Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) Yesterday, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By JimD1
I've driven both and I disagree that the 135i is...

I've driven both and I disagree that the 135i is in a "completely different world". When I did PCD, they had no 128is so my son and I drove a 135i, hard. Later, I autocrossed my 128i on the same...
Forum: General BMW Yesterday, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By JimD1
BMWhat seems interesting but is much more than a...

BMWhat seems interesting but is much more than a code reader/clearer. Also more money. Torque was $5 when I bought it for my Samsung tablet. Works great. You can have virtual gauges, log data,...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 04-10-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By JimD1
I like my e88 with sport package and n52. It is...

I like my e88 with sport package and n52. It is not the fastest car on the road but is pretty quick. I kind of like pulling past pickups who think they are fast. But I had a V8 SUV keep up with me...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 04-03-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By JimD1
The driving exercises for delivery are very tame...

The driving exercises for delivery are very tame compared to M school, I've done both. But you will get a little feel for the track at delivery which should help a little at M-school. PCD is to get...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 04-03-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 814
Posted By JimD1
Your route seems good but recognize that the Blue...

Your route seems good but recognize that the Blue Ridge Parkway has picture spots every few hundred yards in many sections. They really are good spots to stop and take a few shots. But it can add a...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 03-14-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,741
Posted By JimD1
Get the windscreen. It makes it comfortable to...

Get the windscreen. It makes it comfortable to drive top down all the way to about 45 if it's sunny. We've been almost to 80 a couple times already in SC so I've had the top down. Best way to find...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 03-13-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 874
Posted By JimD1
BMW doesn't charge anything but you will have...

BMW doesn't charge anything but you will have some expenses. You need to get to Greenville and you need to buy gas and meals on the way home. But it is well worth it. The performance center is...
Forum: General BMW 03-13-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,865
Posted By JimD1
I am confident that BMWs malfunction sometimes. ...

I am confident that BMWs malfunction sometimes. I also am confident that unintended acceleration is operator error. For every 1 time I might be wrong I'm going to be right about a million times or...
Forum: General BMW 03-05-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By JimD1
No, it will not affect the warranty and yes I...

No, it will not affect the warranty and yes I painted my calipers. Magnuson Moss is a federal law that controls warranties in the U. S.. The only way to avoid paying for warranty repairs is if BMW...
Forum: General BMW 02-26-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By JimD1
It isn't just the Trooper, CR also did a major...

It isn't just the Trooper, CR also did a major hatchet job on the Suzuki Samari. There were convinced it would tip over and when it didn't, they hired another test driver to test it differently than...
Forum: General BMW 02-15-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 982
Posted By JimD1
Until very recently, a 328 would be the same n52...

Until very recently, a 328 would be the same n52 motor as a 330i has at a slightly lower state of tune. Difference in power is about 20hp. Not trivial but not huge either. There should be more...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 02-12-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,705
Posted By JimD1
Mine has always been an electrical issue. Either...

Mine has always been an electrical issue. Either the little flip down piece in the trunk was not down or the trunk lid was not completely closed. Best to start with the little stuff. It will also...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-12-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By JimD1
This is a controversial subject. What isn't...

This is a controversial subject. What isn't controversial is that summer tires have quite low traction on any sort of frozen precipitation, snow or ice. You can find a video on tire rack's website...
Forum: General BMW 02-07-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,905
Posted By JimD1
I used my 3/8 torque wrench the first time I...

I used my 3/8 torque wrench the first time I changed oil on the bimmer but haven't used it since. I use a 3/8 ratchet and do not try to prove how strong I am. I'll be surprised if I ever break the...
Forum: General BMW 02-07-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 831
Posted By JimD1
I'm pretty sure this is the cable he bought. It...

I'm pretty sure this is the cable he bought. It is the one I have and works for me.

http://www.one-stop-electronics.com/shop/?dispatch=products.view&product_id=16
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 835
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, 03:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,356
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, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,956
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, 03:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 835
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, 05:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 835
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, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 923
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, 04:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 743
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, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 963
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, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
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, 06:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
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...
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