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Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-27-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By plien69
Added a 4th video: Launch in Sport+ mode in same...

Added a 4th video: Launch in Sport+ mode in same location as videos #1 and #3.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-25-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By plien69
As far as I know, the requirements for LC are: ...

As far as I know, the requirements for LC are:

1. DTC active
2. Transmission in Sport shift mode
3. Engine warmed up
4. Steering wheel straight
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-25-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By plien69
M235i Launch Control Videos

Some LC vids I made a week or two ago:

In Comfort:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-xe9jWgtng

In Sport+ with wheelspin off line:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvsN6k9aZXQ

In Comfort:...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 06-23-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By plien69
When a ship is away from shore out in the open...

When a ship is away from shore out in the open sea, tracking becomes less reliable. You can try the SailWX site:
http://www.sailwx.info/shiptrack/search.phtml

SailWX relies on ships' *voluntary*...
Forum: NY / NJ / CT 12-03-2008, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By plien69
:) It reminds me of "Communist Re-Education...

:) It reminds me of "Communist Re-Education Camp."
Forum: NY / NJ / CT 12-03-2008, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By plien69
Driver Retraining Programs

I have to go to Driver Retraining class. :rolleyes:

My choices are:

1. National traffic Safety Institute
2. A Better Connecticut Driver
3. National Safety Council


Does anyone...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 11-24-2008, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 612
Posted By plien69
Here are some pics: ...

Here are some pics:
http://flickr.com/photos/lien/3058132670/sizes/l/
http://flickr.com/photos/lien/3058134000/sizes/l/
http://flickr.com/photos/lien/3058135406/sizes/l/...
Forum: NY / NJ / CT 11-22-2008, 09:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 614
Posted By plien69
FS: (4) 17" ASA JH3 Wheels for E46 M3

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=327703
Forum: Wheels and Tires 11-22-2008, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 612
Posted By plien69
FS: (4) 17" ASA JH3 Wheels for E46 M3

A set of (4) 17"x7.5" ASA JH3 with offsets to fit E46 (2002-2006) M3. 2 wheels are offset ET20, 2 wheels are offset ET40. Used 2 seasons, excellent condition, no curb rash, just needs light cleaning....
Forum: General BMW 11-01-2008, 07:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,029
Posted By plien69
I think the new xDrive (and sDrive) nomenclature...

I think the new xDrive (and sDrive) nomenclature -- e.g. xDrive35, or sDrive50 -- is designed to get away from the traditional displacement-related naming scheme. With BMW moving more into...
Forum: NY / NJ / CT 09-23-2008, 10:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,216
Posted By plien69
I'll second a recommendation for Don Doria at...

I'll second a recommendation for Don Doria at Darien. I've bought from him twice, and was a pleasure to deal with both times.

I'll follow up with props to my SA, Jeff Grkinich, who has always...
Forum: Off-Topic 08-13-2008, 08:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,315
Posted By plien69
We give Max, our 4 month old, Tri-Vi-Sol. At...

We give Max, our 4 month old, Tri-Vi-Sol. At first he didn't like it, and would spit it out (or barf it up a short while later). Eventually, I guess he got used to the taste. For Max, one quick...
Forum: General BMW 08-11-2008, 12:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,068
Posted By plien69
The Ferrari 599 uses major suspension components...

The Ferrari 599 uses major suspension components from Delphi, a company spun off from GM 10 years ago.
Forum: Off-Topic 07-09-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,333
Posted By plien69
20-30 years ago, it common for gas stations to...

20-30 years ago, it common for gas stations to charge more when a credit card was used. Then they phased it out as just a cost of doing business.

Now, with the price of gas climbing ever higher,...
Forum: General BMW 07-07-2008, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By plien69
I don't think BMW uses Variable Cylinder...

I don't think BMW uses Variable Cylinder Management in any of their engines.
Forum: General BMW 07-03-2008, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By plien69
Every car for sale in the US has to go through a...

Every car for sale in the US has to go through a complete Federalization program (crash testing, 50-state emissions certification, etc.), which costs major time and money.

It's not as simple as...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 06-18-2008, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,352
Posted By plien69
I think you answered your own question. :)...

I think you answered your own question. :) :thumbup:
Forum: European Delivery 06-17-2008, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By plien69
I'm thinking charades. :rofl:

I'm thinking charades. :rofl:
Forum: Off-Topic 06-17-2008, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 714
Posted By plien69
And on Father's Day, no less. It's just...

And on Father's Day, no less. It's just incomprehensible. Hurting a baby goes against every instinct one has as a human being. It is literally inhuman. Every single time I read a story like this, I...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 06-17-2008, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,462
Posted By plien69
Just looking at a map of the 2 stations, the...

Just looking at a map of the 2 stations, the Greenville one is closer to the hotel.

I would call the Greenville Marriott and just ask them if they will do a BMW pick-up from the Greenville Amtrak...
Forum: General BMW 06-16-2008, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 546
Posted By plien69
For the next couple of weeks, it's Tom Purves. ...

For the next couple of weeks, it's Tom Purves.

After July 1, it'll be Jim O'Donnell.
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 06-12-2008, 11:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,067
Posted By plien69
Cornering attitude is quite neutral, turn-in is...

Cornering attitude is quite neutral, turn-in is relatively crisp, and it rotates around quickly.

Where you encounter understeer is at the limits of adhesion. It is mainly due, I believe, to the...
Forum: Off-Topic 06-11-2008, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 857
Posted By plien69
The guy is simply awesome: Oscar winner, race car...

The guy is simply awesome: Oscar winner, race car driver, race team owner, sustainable food restaurant owner, food company (Newman's Own) has donated $200+ million to charity, personal donation of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 06-09-2008, 09:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,700
Posted By plien69
It's not like an automatic transmission at all. ...

It's not like an automatic transmission at all. About the only thing in common with a classic auto is that it does not have a clutch pedal.

Yes, you'll be able to get moving with an SMG, and...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 06-05-2008, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 807
Posted By plien69
This is what I wrote to someone in a PM,...

This is what I wrote to someone in a PM, comparing the 135i and the E46 M3:
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