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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 05:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 312
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Nitrous? ...

Nitrous?

http://www.ag.auburn.edu/users/parmega/articles/neon/

On a more serious note, out-of-the-box a 328i (the slowest BMW that was sold in the US) is still quicker than, maybe, 90% of the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-17-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,504
Posted By Bob Shiftright
The oil and filter were $62.89 (+ tax) from my...

The oil and filter were $62.89 (+ tax) from my BMW dealer. The microfilter was $42.11 and air filter $25.28.

I didn't do the brake fluid change myself -- I don't have a lift, and it's messy --...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-27-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 734
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Last weekend I changed the cabin air filter and...

Last weekend I changed the cabin air filter and sprayed an evaporator disinfectant called Frigi-Fresh into the evaporator. I had good luck with the product on a Porsche with an infected evaporator...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-26-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,573
Posted By Bob Shiftright
BMW has sold wagons here in the US for more than...

BMW has sold wagons here in the US for more than 20 years as E34s, E39s, E46s, E61s and E91s. We've shown BMW corporate what we want. They know full well the number of station wagons that they have...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-26-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Perspective, perspective...

Perspective, perspective...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-22-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 914
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Always hard wire my radar detectors ... and other...

Always hard wire my radar detectors ... and other electronic countermeasures ... but I've always used the cigar lighter circuit.

Admire the V1 center-rear headrest mount -- it's still on my "to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-21-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 734
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Thanks. I first thought the smell was more of...

Thanks. I first thought the smell was more of brake fluid -- but this evening it did smell sorta like Band-Aids. I know evaporator replacements are usually horrible jobs on Eurocars.

Is there...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-21-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 734
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I'm starting to get an odd chemical smell -- but...

I'm starting to get an odd chemical smell -- but the AC has worked fine.

What, in your expert opinion, is the typical symptom of a failing/failed E9x evaporator?

(In my prior failed...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-20-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I've owned mine for nearly 7 years and I think...

I've owned mine for nearly 7 years and I think the BMW falling apart variable is a linear function that begins the moment the car rolls off the assembly line. (Some have suggested that BMW has even...
Forum: Off-Topic 10-19-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,843
Posted By Bob Shiftright
No, that's not what I wrote. The new...

No, that's not what I wrote.

The new "pending" status of the guidelines is the "new and improved" website "help" from the CDC.

I have been complaining that the old, guidelines were inadequate...
Forum: Off-Topic 10-19-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 578
Posted By Bob Shiftright
If you drove from the Canadian border to NYC (New...

If you drove from the Canadian border to NYC (New York City) in 5 minutes, the cop must have given you a big break by writing you up for only 82.

(I'd just pay the fine and have the ticket...
Forum: Off-Topic 10-19-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,843
Posted By Bob Shiftright
They will be "blamed" so long as they are unable...

They will be "blamed" so long as they are unable to fix the problems.

CDC has at last revised "Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)" guidelines for Ebola caregivers from the earlier...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-15-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,940
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Air-cooled 911. The sound is like nothing else.

Air-cooled 911. The sound is like nothing else.
Forum: Off-Topic 10-15-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,843
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Ebola can, it seems, be spread by droplets but is...

Ebola can, it seems, be spread by droplets but is not generally considered to be an airborne disease.

The distinction is probably an academic one for doctors and nurses who are taking care of the...
Forum: Off-Topic 10-13-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,843
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Ebola Reston was definitely transmitted without...

Ebola Reston was definitely transmitted without direct contact.

The flu doesn't have a fatality rate of between 50% and 90%.



True that. Should be. The virus may remain active on surfaces...
Forum: Off-Topic 10-12-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,843
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Right, blame the nurse! There couldn't...

Right, blame the nurse!

There couldn't possibly be any flaws in the recommended Ebola hospital control protocols, because ... (?)

From the CDC regarding rate of spread in Liberia and Sierra...
Forum: Off-Topic 10-12-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,843
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Texas healthcare worker tests positive

http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/12/health/ebola/index.html
Forum: Off-Topic 10-11-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,843
Posted By Bob Shiftright
If the Ebola epidemic continues to spread, I'm...

If the Ebola epidemic continues to spread, I'm not sure that the primary impacted market would be real estate and I'm not sure that the impact would have to be a crash.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-11-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,398
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Are the F3x side airbags in the seats or in the...

Are the F3x side airbags in the seats or in the door panels? One issue with custom seat covers in the litigious USA is that seat side airbags require side seams on the seat back that will pop open...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-11-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,398
Posted By Bob Shiftright
PNs for Alcantara and cloth seat and headrest...

PNs for Alcantara and cloth seat and headrest covers and door panels are listed in the F3x online BMW parts catalogs. You can buy an Alcantara or cloth interior for your BMW. However, BMW won't...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-11-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I think this is (or was) an actual BMW factory...

I think this is (or was) an actual BMW factory option*.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=469303&d=1413027537


*Heckler & Koch MP5 (Maschinenpistole 5) usually not...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-10-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,398
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Any possibility of ordering the alcantara/cloth interior?

The E46 ZHP base interior was Alcantara, and the E46 M3 and E90 M3 were available with Alcantara/leather seats IIRC. But the last time I heard of someone successfully ordering a cloth interior on a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-08-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,211
Posted By Bob Shiftright
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nAx2jtr3K8 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nAx2jtr3K8

We have a couple of Odysseys, an '01 and an '05. My wife's DD is an '05 that she insists on keeping until the wheels fall off because she doesn't like...
Forum: Off-Topic 10-06-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 948
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Is that really the case? Why would one lose...

Is that really the case? Why would one lose anything as a retired doctor, dentist or lawyer? My assumption would be that a recently retired doctor has been successful enough during his/her career...
Forum: Off-Topic 10-05-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,843
Posted By Bob Shiftright
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?at...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=468142&d=1412508268

When I read "The Hot Zone" (many years ago), Ebola scared the willies out of me.

The history of the facility in...
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