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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 11:13 PM
Replies: 999
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Posted By John Davis
What do you think is the reason why they react...

What do you think is the reason why they react that way to BMWs and not to Mercedes Benzes or Audis or the other brands?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) Yesterday, 10:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By John Davis
I know this is an F10/F11 thread and my...

I know this is an F10/F11 thread and my windshield is much older, but I have the same problem, and I was wondering just this afternoon whether anything can be done about it.

Is it possible to...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 09:22 PM
Replies: 999
Views: 55,692
Posted By John Davis
I used to get the same response when I was...

I used to get the same response when I was driving my Jetta, even when I was doing 90 mph in the fast lane. The mere fact that I was driving a Jetta inspired many others to tailgate me, as if to say...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 327
Posted By John Davis
That clinches it: I'm moving to Alabama and...

That clinches it: I'm moving to Alabama and joining the anti-google guerrilla movement.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 01:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 327
Posted By John Davis
Seriously, it may one day come close to that: a...

Seriously, it may one day come close to that: a special license needed, restrictions on where and how often you can drive it, and so on. If we ever end up with lots of self-driving cars on the road,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 327
Posted By John Davis
Thanks! About those electrical gremlins: I take...

Thanks! About those electrical gremlins: I take it just replacing the ECU won't clear them up? I'm hoping the E46 is electronically simple enough to make its gremlins manageable, but maybe I'm...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 09:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 327
Posted By John Davis
Just out of curiosity, what makes some BMWs last...

Just out of curiosity, what makes some BMWs last for, say, half a million miles? I've seen a thread (can't find it now--seems to have been deleted) listing a handful of BMWs approaching 500,000...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 08:57 AM
Replies: 999
Views: 55,692
Posted By John Davis
Yes, BMWs (particularly 3 series) are as common...

Yes, BMWs (particularly 3 series) are as common as civics in southern california, but despite that, I do occasionally get some attitude from other people about my 10 year-old E46.

But you know,...
Forum: New Member Introductions Yesterday, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By John Davis
Welcome aboard!

Welcome aboard!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By John Davis
An indy mechanic who specializes in BMWs might...

An indy mechanic who specializes in BMWs might also be able to give you a good idea of what a reasonable purchase price would be, after doing the prepurchase inspection. Mine did.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 689
Posted By John Davis
If I lived in Germany and had access to the...

If I lived in Germany and had access to the autobahn I'd go for something taller than the 3.46, but now that I think about it, the 3.46 is about perfect in LA, where freeway traffic almost never gets...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 689
Posted By John Davis
Yeah, that's the one drawback to the 3.46: the...

Yeah, that's the one drawback to the 3.46: the engine has to work harder to get above 75 mph or so. It will do it, but I have to think about it, whereas with the 2.93 it just slid up there before I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 689
Posted By John Davis
I absolutely love it. First gear tends to be...

I absolutely love it. First gear tends to be something to get past asap, but sixth gear is truly useful now--I can even pass with it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 689
Posted By John Davis
LOL Soon, perhaps, soon! As soon as I finish...

LOL Soon, perhaps, soon! As soon as I finish digesting the cost of the new shocks I put in last month...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By John Davis
Just out of curiosity, does anyone know if the...

Just out of curiosity, does anyone know if the $6,195 for an Active Autowerke Stage 2 Supercharger Kit includes the installation cost, and if not, does anyone know what a typical installation cost...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 689
Posted By John Davis
I highly recommend the shorter rear differential...

I highly recommend the shorter rear differential I bought used (3.46 ratio) and the Pedalbox throttle booster, followed by the new software in distant third place--those three things have completely...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-19-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By John Davis
Hi Will, I think he charged me around $75 a...

Hi Will,

I think he charged me around $75 a rim, but my rims needed a lot of work and I wanted them repainted as well as the curb rash eliminated. According to most of the posts on yelp, $40-50...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-19-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By John Davis
That seems to be a common reaction to that style....

That seems to be a common reaction to that style. I found that when they are completely clean, the broad curved surfaces look very nice--they reflect the light very well.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-19-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By John Davis
Well, style M68 is one of the lighter rims BMW...

Well, style M68 is one of the lighter rims BMW uses, and that helps a bit in performance and handling. I believe they are stock on the 330ci, but don't hold me to that. I didn't care for the M68s...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-19-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By John Davis
Those are style M68 wheels. I have them on my...

Those are style M68 wheels. I have them on my 330ci as well. So far as I know they're stock on our cars.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By John Davis
This is supposed to be the Top Ten Mistakes in...

This is supposed to be the Top Ten Mistakes in car cleaning, not the Encyclopedia Automodiana of Car Detailing. He's hitting a few common mistakes for people who are new to this, and he does a good...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-19-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,080
Posted By John Davis
I just tried out the Bon Ami method for...

I just tried out the Bon Ami method for super-cleaning a windshield. (Below I re-posted Fast Bob's earlier post about it.) It works very nicely. My windshield was already pretty clean, but it now...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-17-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By John Davis
I'll leave the mechanical evaluation to other...

I'll leave the mechanical evaluation to other forum members more knowledgeable than I, but frankly, if you got a 2006 E90 330i and got the dealer to fix those issues, and all you had to give for it...
Forum: Off-Topic 07-16-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By John Davis
And what was the guy with the camera doing? Just...

And what was the guy with the camera doing? Just sitting there in his own car, not bothering to find out how badly the victim was injured?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-15-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,097
Posted By John Davis
Well, for whatever reason, the steering on the...

Well, for whatever reason, the steering on the 2008 Boxster and the 2008 M-Z4 both felt numb and disconnected to me; I didn't care for either one. I've driven some of the more recent BMWs since...
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