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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-13-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 36
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Posted By m6pwr
The "normal operating temp" you should be most...

The "normal operating temp" you should be most concerned with is oil temp insofar as knowing when you can start to ask for full performance from the engine. Cold oil doesn't do a good job of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-26-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,174
Posted By m6pwr
Perhaps not. The aftermarket "old fashioned"...

Perhaps not. The aftermarket "old fashioned" break-in oils on Amazon.com retail for about the same price (around $8 per qt, some lower) as the BMW High Performance 5w30 - - and substantially less...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-26-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,174
Posted By m6pwr
Based on my experience owning a e92 M3: Some of...

Based on my experience owning a e92 M3: Some of the metallurgy in that engine is quite different, and more suited to extreme use. The cylinders (actually the block) are aluminum impregnated with...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-23-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,174
Posted By m6pwr
Here's an exhaustive (and exhausting) thread on...

Here's an exhaustive (and exhausting) thread on this very topic, on this forum, and only about a month ago - http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=800141.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-22-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By m6pwr
You can check here: ...

You can check here: http://www.bmwusa.com/standard/content/owner/safetyrecalls.aspx?mobileoverride=true
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-15-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By m6pwr
Rolling back the odometer is a Federal crime.

Rolling back the odometer is a Federal crime.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-13-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,563
Posted By m6pwr
I remember back in '94 when the e36 M3 first came...

I remember back in '94 when the e36 M3 first came out, BMW announced that it would not sell it in the US. They felt there would be too narrow a market for the M3 in the US to justify the cost of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-13-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,563
Posted By m6pwr
You're right. Thanks for pointing that out. ...

You're right. Thanks for pointing that out.

OP soledoc if you're still hanging around, perhaps the best advice in this thread is from RobertA: Find a dealer CA (salesperson) with some experience...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-12-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,563
Posted By m6pwr
I believe that the seat part of the side...

I believe that the seat part of the side protection airbags are in the seat base, not in the bolsters (see...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-12-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,563
Posted By m6pwr
The airbags are not in the seat or seat bolsters....

The airbags are not in the seat or seat bolsters. The only way the seat (and I mean the part that your fan fan rests on) could negatively affect operation of the airbags is if it were made of some...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-11-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,563
Posted By m6pwr
Well, we really got down into he weeds on this...

Well, we really got down into he weeds on this one. But, in defense of the Gumment, I'm sure it's not Federal safety regulations that are stopping BMW from meeting your desire to get alcantara. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-10-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,563
Posted By m6pwr
Which says: "What I can tell you is that when I...

Which says: "What I can tell you is that when I was doing the Individual interior build for my M3 I wanted Cinnamon Nappa leather (E46 M3 leather color) instead of the Individual Novillo leather...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-10-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,563
Posted By m6pwr
Touchy, touchy! Lavalamp425 said so. ...

Touchy, touchy! Lavalamp425 said so.

Anyway, to be a little clearer, the alcantara on my zhp was in the side bolsters, not on the seat that cradles the bumpus.

But there's a lot that I don't...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-10-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,563
Posted By m6pwr
I had alcantara seats on a '05 BMW 330i zhp, and...

I had alcantara seats on a '05 BMW 330i zhp, and an alcantara covered steering wheel; it was standard on those cars. I fail to see how alcantara would have any conflict with or impact on Federal...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-03-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,233
Posted By m6pwr
Beden1: You're not the first to make that...

Beden1: You're not the first to make that observation, and it's true, lately I've been changing BMW's faster than I change underwear. But I've done enough oem oil change intervals with uoa's on...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-03-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,233
Posted By m6pwr
Good advice! Go to Blackstone labs and start...

Good advice! Go to Blackstone labs and start doing uoa's (used oil analyses) on your bimmer. And post your uoa's on this forum so we can all learn.

Better yet, add the BITOG oil forum (Bob Is...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-02-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,233
Posted By m6pwr
Chiefneill, you put it perfectly. I should know...

Chiefneill, you put it perfectly. I should know better than to get involved in these oil discussions. They sometimes become so emotionally charged. It's like talking about politics or religion. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-02-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,233
Posted By m6pwr
As I tried to show by referencing industry...

As I tried to show by referencing industry studies, much of the "junk" that gets into motor oil, particularly wear metals, builds up during the first 3000 mi of use while the anti-wear films are...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-01-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,233
Posted By m6pwr
Yeah, I think a "technical discussion" would be a...

Yeah, I think a "technical discussion" would be a good idea. Re their arbitrary oci's ask them to show you the specific data that supports their learned advice. Ask them to show you specific uoa's....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-01-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,233
Posted By m6pwr
I'm not there yet but plan on taking my f30 335...

I'm not there yet but plan on taking my f30 335 to the oci indicated by the cbs computer, which is probably going to be around 11,000+ mi. I'll do a uoa and post it here. I expect it will show the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-20-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By m6pwr
I've tried them all and Dr Colorchip is far and...

I've tried them all and Dr Colorchip is far and away the best. Depending on the paint color, it gives better color matching than the factory touch-up paint. Figure that one out. Unless the chip is...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-17-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By m6pwr
The MPPK includes a modified intake -...

The MPPK includes a modified intake - https://www.getbmwparts.com/partlocator/index.cfm?action=AccessoryCatalog&siteid=214672&catalogid=4462&categoryid=183174&subcat1=183175&startrow=26.

Don't...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-15-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By m6pwr
Just curious - what is a good source for a fix on...

Just curious - what is a good source for a fix on the wholesale price the dealer would pay to BMWFS?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-10-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By m6pwr
Yes, I said '14 (2014) f30's. The dealers are...

Yes, I said '14 (2014) f30's. The dealers are getting "money in the trunk" to help them discount the leftovers and the buyers get a healthy incentive from BMW NA (see bmwusa.com, click on Shopping...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-10-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By m6pwr
FWIW, I had a 328d and it's a great BMW on so...

FWIW, I had a 328d and it's a great BMW on so many levels. Sometimes wish I never sold it. If you can find a '14 328d optioned the way you like it, I think you should be able to get around 15% off...
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