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Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) Yesterday, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By mecodoug
It is on top in the right rear. You need to pop...

It is on top in the right rear. You need to pop off the engine cover I think (I do on my B58).
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 02-20-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By mecodoug
The iDrive version of the 230/240 is the same as...

The iDrive version of the 230/240 is the same as the recent 7 series and is quite a bit different than the 228/235. I'm sure you can play around at the dealer to see the differences. I know compared...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-20-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By mecodoug
I had a bad alternator in my 2006 330i E90 under...

I had a bad alternator in my 2006 330i E90 under warranty. The dealer said it was the battery (previous owner had installed non-oem and probably did not register it) but I made a deal that if I was...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 02-14-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 14,459
Posted By mecodoug
My car came on the Theben back in November (the...

My car came on the Theben back in November (the NJ stop, right after England and Nova Scotia) I have not been tracking her but I assume mine was the previous trip from Bremerhaven. I'm surprised at...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 02-12-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By mecodoug
I know others have had a tank fitting leak but I...

I know others have had a tank fitting leak but I have had to replace my headlight washer nozzles, one at about 80K and one a few weeks ago at 110K. The symptom was fluid puddling under the corner.
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Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 02-07-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 918
Posted By mecodoug
While I am not considering modifications to stock...

While I am not considering modifications to stock performance, I'll be curious about your impressions and any any tests you perform before/after.

Did Dinan provide you with charts specific to...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 02-04-2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By mecodoug
Short review at 6 months

I've had the 240i for six months now, though I've only been driving it for 4 months due to the ED delivery time. I have not had a single issue of any kind but only have 4K miles so far. I am very...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 02-03-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By mecodoug
Yes, I checked mine this morning and it was...

Yes, I checked mine this morning and it was closed for several minutes. I don't have any issues with the design, though I suppose there is some chance the flap will get stuck at some point.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 02-02-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By mecodoug
Are you sure the M240 ever closes one off? This...

Are you sure the M240 ever closes one off? This morning when my car was warming up I saw smoke on both sides.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-28-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By mecodoug
I had an '06 330, and I liked the L7 system so I...

I had an '06 330, and I liked the L7 system so I never pulled the trigger on an upgrade. If I had, it would only have been speaker upgrades. Check out bavsound.com for plug and play speaker upgrades....
Forum: F87 M2 (2016 - current) 01-27-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 783
Posted By mecodoug
On my E90 I got a 90 degree bracket so I only...

On my E90 I got a 90 degree bracket so I only drilled the underside of the bumper.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 01-26-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 991
Posted By mecodoug
I agree with the insane cost of options that in...

I agree with the insane cost of options that in most cases cost a small fraction of what they charge.

I have Carplay, and in my opinion it is not worth it in the 230i/M240i implementation, even...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 01-25-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,088
Posted By mecodoug
Wow, that is a weird gremlin. I have had zero...

Wow, that is a weird gremlin. I have had zero issues in 3500 miles on my 240 but I do not have the high tech safety option, just the basic one with the back-up camera and PDC. It sounds like your...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 01-21-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 692
Posted By mecodoug
Thanks for posting this - it will make it much...

Thanks for posting this - it will make it much easier for me if one of mine fails! Interesting that the ballast is integrated into the lamp.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 01-20-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 692
Posted By mecodoug
Also, my understanding of the way they do...

Also, my understanding of the way they do low/high beams is the lamp has constant output, but there is some kind of cover that moves up for highs. IIRC reading about this when I had my first E90.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 01-20-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 692
Posted By mecodoug
I don't have the answer but I cringed when I saw...

I don't have the answer but I cringed when I saw that quote.

I always hated the halogens on my 2012 F-150, so for a holiday present to myself I bought an HID retrofit kit and installed them...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 01-20-2017, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By mecodoug
Great explanation Zooks. Apples and Oranges....

Great explanation Zooks. Apples and Oranges. There is also a weight difference.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 01-17-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By mecodoug
I'm not sure the CPO warranty would be impacted...

I'm not sure the CPO warranty would be impacted by an indy brake job. For sure I hope it would not mean if you did your own brake job they could deny a blown transmission claim.:dunno:

That said,...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 01-17-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By mecodoug
Assuming you are not planning on doing brakes...

Assuming you are not planning on doing brakes yourself, there is no reason not to use a qualified indy. The last time I did my brakes (all around on my 335d) I was able to get performance parts...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 01-15-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 931
Posted By mecodoug
I'd suggest you sell the 17's. Many of us up...

I'd suggest you sell the 17's. Many of us up north run them with our winter tires. I was pleased that the wheels I originally bought for my '06 330i and used for years on my '11 335d do fit the M240i...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-15-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By mecodoug
I think there may have been a recall on the...

I think there may have been a recall on the steering column, though for the life of me I cant remember if it was my '06 330i or my '11 335d that it was for. I think it was the '06 and it was taken...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 01-08-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 682
Posted By mecodoug
After reading the B58 technical reference, it...

After reading the B58 technical reference, it appears BMW has made some design changes that should significantly reduce CBU. The jury is clearly still out, but I'm not going to fix something that as...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 01-06-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,028
Posted By mecodoug
I thought I read a while back that there is no...

I thought I read a while back that there is no longer a relationship between BMW and Dinan in terms of warranty coverage, but Dinan provides its own warranty.

Am I wrong about that?
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 01-06-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,028
Posted By mecodoug
I do not think the car can apply additional power...

I do not think the car can apply additional power and torque without a LSD. Also, I'd be worried about the stress on the engine and drive train assuming some components may not be designed for more...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 01-05-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By mecodoug
$32K sounds pretty good, but with the 2017 model...

$32K sounds pretty good, but with the 2017 model year out since August that 2015 is now 2 years old. Check the used car value, I bet its under $30K. I'd try to get a better price.
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