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Forum: General BMW 08-14-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By JimD1
I haven't used it in awhile and have never used...

I haven't used it in awhile and have never used the "freeze frame" function. What does it do?
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 08-07-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By JimD1
K&N tests their filters for both pressure drop...

K&N tests their filters for both pressure drop and capture efficiency. They capture well over 90 percent of the dust that they are exposed to. They don't capture the most of all filters, however,...
Forum: General BMW 08-03-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By JimD1
No pictures but I debadged mine. I have a alpine...

No pictures but I debadged mine. I have a alpine white 128i convertible. My trim is shadowline (kind of black) and I didn't care for the shiny chrome numbers. The numbers are held on by two sided...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 08-02-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By JimD1
On the other hand, the K&N is a lifetime filter. ...

On the other hand, the K&N is a lifetime filter. If you learn to clean and oil it, it will work well and last the life of the vehicle. I understand slightly more dirt may get into the engine but I...
Forum: General BMW 07-31-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By JimD1
I like the looks of the new Corvette. They are...

I like the looks of the new Corvette. They are trying to cover a range of the competiton with different models. The base model kind of competes with a M3. They are similar in price and roughly...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 07-20-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 889
Posted By JimD1
Comes up 22.66 at Walmart for me today. Filter...

Comes up 22.66 at Walmart for me today. Filter is less than $10 at Amazon but you need to buy something else to get free shipping. If you do that, you pay about $55 the first time and less than $35...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 07-19-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 889
Posted By JimD1
I use Mobil 0-40W from Walmart. I buy it in the...

I use Mobil 0-40W from Walmart. I buy it in the 5 qt containers which are less than $25 each. I get Mann filters from Amazon. Much cheaper than oil change kits from Tischer which I've also used.
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Forum: General BMW 07-15-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By JimD1
It seems like the answer is yes. My bimmer is...

It seems like the answer is yes. My bimmer is only the second vehicle I've owned with alloy (non steel) wheels. The other one is a Suzuki SUV with a full sized spare. It has gone through a couple...
Forum: General BMW 07-13-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By JimD1
My compressor is a Viair 70P. It is too big to...

My compressor is a Viair 70P. It is too big to go under the floor but came with a nice little bag that fits in the depression on the right side of the trunk nicely. There is room in the bag for a...
Forum: General BMW 07-12-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By JimD1
I don't carry a jack but it could also be handy...

I don't carry a jack but it could also be handy if you get a flat. With a jack, you can remove the wheel (if you also have a lug nut wrench) so it can be repaired. I just carry a compressor and...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 07-06-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By JimD1
Might be in the tank. I would try looking at the...

Might be in the tank. I would try looking at the diagrams on RealOEM.
Forum: General BMW 07-05-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 15,547
Posted By JimD1
Consumer Reports has done several hatchet jobs on...

Consumer Reports has done several hatchet jobs on cars they did not like. Read the story on the Suzuki Samauri. They had to use multiple drivers and a lane change maneuver no other vehicle was...
Forum: General BMW 07-04-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 15,547
Posted By JimD1
Consumers Reports is a credible source of data on...

Consumers Reports is a credible source of data on appliances, which they test, but not cars. The issues with their so-called testing of cars are well documented. Try searching for "Consumer...
Forum: General BMW 07-04-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By JimD1
If you see the driver in a store or something...

If you see the driver in a store or something then talking to them is safe. While you are both in your vehicles, there are too many bad things that can happen to try and talk to them. I think it...
Forum: European Delivery 06-26-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,180
Posted By JimD1
My late wife and I carried a duffel for dirty...

My late wife and I carried a duffel for dirty clothes years ago when we visited England for a week. We got stopped at check in on the way home and they wanted that whole bag hand searched. I took...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 06-26-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,314
Posted By JimD1
I reocmmend carrying a compresser and possibly a...

I reocmmend carrying a compresser and possibly a plugging kit and dumping the run flats at the first opportunity. They aren't snow tires but when my run flats were worn out I switch to Michelin PSS...
Forum: General BMW 06-24-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 665
Posted By JimD1
If you hit an animal you are not under any legal...

If you hit an animal you are not under any legal obligation to do anything, I believe, but if it is somebodys pet and/or isn't dead, then I think you have an ethical obligation to try and minimize...
Forum: European Delivery 06-21-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By JimD1
We've been talking but are not real close to...

We've been talking but are not real close to replacing my 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara. We both want a X3 if we go BMW but we are spending money fixing up the new-to-us lake house so the old Zuk will do...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 06-21-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By JimD1
It is delivered to you inside the building which...

It is delivered to you inside the building which is nice this time of year in SC. Then they open the wall up and you (or they) drive it outside so you can leave. Mine was delivered in the front...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 06-21-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,104
Posted By JimD1
I get mid to upper 20s in my e88. The car...

I get mid to upper 20s in my e88. The car computer says 27 point something. I think my calculations show about 1 mpg less. I don't do anything really special. I drive about 5 over but I don't...
Forum: General BMW 06-16-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By JimD1
I don't think the service reminder has anything...

I don't think the service reminder has anything to do with the oil level indication. It is possible to burn a quart in 3000 miles but it is also possible that the oil level sensor is the issue. I...
Forum: General BMW 06-16-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By JimD1
I don't know how involved you want to be in...

I don't know how involved you want to be in figuring this out but I would put an application called "Torque" on my phone (or a tablet) and get a OBDII to Bluetooth adapter to drive it. That would...
Forum: European Delivery 06-15-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,180
Posted By JimD1
I haven't packed for two weeks but routinely pack...

I haven't packed for two weeks but routinely pack for a week in a rolling bag I can carry on the airplane. The secret is to figure out what you will wear each day and pack that. For a cruise of a...
Forum: General BMW 06-15-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By JimD1
I don't know what software that video is about...

I don't know what software that video is about but it isn't NCSExpert or INPA, the codes I have used. I haven't coded a battery but I've looked at the information a b m w c o d I n g . c o m and it...
Forum: General BMW 06-12-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By JimD1
The SUV is definitely better suited to hauling. ...

The SUV is definitely better suited to hauling. I have a SUV and use it for that so I don't need a hitch on my 128 vert. I would tow with the vert if it was my only vehicle. But I would not use a...
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