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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 01:29 PM
Replies: 70
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Posted By Elk
Diesel tractors also have cats. And most of the...

Diesel tractors also have cats. And most of the EPA enforcement actions last year were against diesel truck performance shops pulling cats, etc.


Actually, it is a negligible difference. :) ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 11:00 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,757
Posted By Elk
No. Federal law preempts state/local...

No.

Federal law preempts state/local regulations on this issue. Cats must be left in place.

In addition, there is no exception for "it complies with emissions requirements;" the cat must...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 549
Posted By Elk
The brakes look fine and the rust is normal. ...

The brakes look fine and the rust is normal.

The pads you need to look at however are on the inside. These wear the quickest as they are the ones actually pushed on by the caliper pistons.

The...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-18-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,757
Posted By Elk
This remains the case and is why I am surprised...

This remains the case and is why I am surprised the dealer will touch the project.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-17-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,757
Posted By Elk
It is also illegal under Federal law, and illegal...

It is also illegal under Federal law, and illegal for any shop to do the work with major repercussions if they are caught.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-11-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,445
Posted By Elk
Exactly. And the E90, while certainly pleasant...

Exactly. And the E90, while certainly pleasant looking, is similarly conservative.

The advantage, of course, is that at ten years old a 3-series does do not look much more dated than when...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-11-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,445
Posted By Elk
The F30 was staid and conservative when...

The F30 was staid and conservative when introduced. I stated this at the time. Five years later, this is even more true.

The vast majority of BMW owners want cautious styling, and tolerate...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-23-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,516
Posted By Elk
Exactly. Only dedicated snows provide the...

Exactly. Only dedicated snows provide the improved braking and cornering needed when driving in snow and ice.

I strongly prefer RWD even here in Minnesota, but understand others like AWD.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-07-2016, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 959
Posted By Elk
As stated, it is an easy, satisfying job. You do...

As stated, it is an easy, satisfying job. You do need new wire sensors, but they are not expensive.

The jack points accept a little puck like jacking thingee. They are available on-line. This...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-07-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,052
Posted By Elk
Makes perfect sense to me.

Makes perfect sense to me.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-07-2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 976
Posted By Elk
If you drive in a fashion which results in uneven...

If you drive in a fashion which results in uneven wear, rotate them to obtain the maximum life of the set of tires. For example, if you corner hard in long sweepers, the fronts will wear. If you...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-27-2016, 10:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,426
Posted By Elk
Check the website.

Check the website.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-06-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By Elk
While black is one of the hardest colors to...

While black is one of the hardest colors to match, any competent shop can do it.

I had my black sapphire car repaired with perfect results (someone backed into the front bumper at a parking lot)....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-06-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,882
Posted By Elk
Yes. By far the best performance cars for the...

Yes. By far the best performance cars for the money.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-03-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,155
Posted By Elk
The Jaguar XE easily out handles the 3/4 series. ...

The Jaguar XE easily out handles the 3/4 series. Steering feel is also better and the transmission is much better tuned for sportier driving. The supercharged engine is also superior to BMW's...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-10-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,341
Posted By Elk
Of course not. But it should be off-set by an...

Of course not. But it should be off-set by an appropriate discount for buying what is an essence a used car. As with all things leasing, there are trade-offs.

Leasing is all about the lessee...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-10-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,443
Posted By Elk
How have you convinced yourself that an...

How have you convinced yourself that an aftermarket product offered by a third-party is that which BMW uses? They may very well offer a product better than OEM to replace that which is in the car...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-06-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,443
Posted By Elk
And leather - note the OP's question number...

And leather - note the OP's question number three.

There are many "leather conditioners" which work well on vinyl and other plastics. This is, of course, because so many automotive "leathers"...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-04-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,443
Posted By Elk
Unfortunately this is untrue. Dakota leather...

Unfortunately this is untrue.

Dakota leather is not natural leather, other than in a very limited sense and is far from high quality. It is thermoplastic/polyurethane covered split hide (the layer...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-04-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,443
Posted By Elk
The "leather" is heavily plastic coated...

The "leather" is heavily plastic coated inexpensive hide. While the foundation is leather, it is modest quality and you do not touch leather, you feel plastic.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-04-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By Elk
Mine squeaks a little as well, bit not nearly as...

Mine squeaks a little as well, bit not nearly as bad as yours. I assume it is the rubbery trim around the column which rubbing. Teflon spray lubricant may take care of it.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-03-2016, 08:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,730
Posted By Elk
CarMax may sell any car they would like, BMWs of...

CarMax may sell any car they would like, BMWs of any year and condition included.

There are anecdotal stories BMW dealerships have been told by BMW corporate not to sell cars subject to the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-25-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,107
Posted By Elk
Because BMW has an obsession with doing things...

Because BMW has an obsession with doing things twice, like pulling the door handle twice to get out.

Obsessing over this however is as silly as complaining there is no a sync for the driver and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-22-2016, 06:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,604
Posted By Elk
That is merely a car assembled in Germany. ...

That is merely a car assembled in Germany.

So the X3 is not a German vehicle, but rather a U.S. vehicle as it is assembled in BMW's Spartanburg plant in South Carolina?


Do you have any...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-21-2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,604
Posted By Elk
Fun data points. Thanks!

Fun data points.

Thanks!
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