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Forum: General BMW Today, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By JimD1
No, it will not affect the warranty and yes I...

No, it will not affect the warranty and yes I painted my calipers. Magnuson Moss is a federal law that controls warranties in the U. S.. The only way to avoid paying for warranty repairs is if BMW...
Forum: General BMW 02-26-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By JimD1
It isn't just the Trooper, CR also did a major...

It isn't just the Trooper, CR also did a major hatchet job on the Suzuki Samari. There were convinced it would tip over and when it didn't, they hired another test driver to test it differently than...
Forum: General BMW 02-15-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 838
Posted By JimD1
Until very recently, a 328 would be the same n52...

Until very recently, a 328 would be the same n52 motor as a 330i has at a slightly lower state of tune. Difference in power is about 20hp. Not trivial but not huge either. There should be more...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 02-12-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,368
Posted By JimD1
Mine has always been an electrical issue. Either...

Mine has always been an electrical issue. Either the little flip down piece in the trunk was not down or the trunk lid was not completely closed. Best to start with the little stuff. It will also...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-12-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By JimD1
This is a controversial subject. What isn't...

This is a controversial subject. What isn't controversial is that summer tires have quite low traction on any sort of frozen precipitation, snow or ice. You can find a video on tire rack's website...
Forum: General BMW 02-07-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,447
Posted By JimD1
I used my 3/8 torque wrench the first time I...

I used my 3/8 torque wrench the first time I changed oil on the bimmer but haven't used it since. I use a 3/8 ratchet and do not try to prove how strong I am. I'll be surprised if I ever break the...
Forum: General BMW 02-07-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By JimD1
I'm pretty sure this is the cable he bought. It...

I'm pretty sure this is the cable he bought. It is the one I have and works for me.

http://www.one-stop-electronics.com/shop/?dispatch=products.view&product_id=16
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 749
Posted By JimD1
Jet Driver, Do you know your alternator is...

Jet Driver,

Do you know your alternator is working? Do you see > 12.6V with the engine above idle speed? If you are, then something is wrong with the battery or possibly the car's charging logic...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 01-23-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,131
Posted By JimD1
If you don't have a lot of time I recommend I-26...

If you don't have a lot of time I recommend I-26 to 23 to 81 back to the DC area. It avoids the biggest cities and stays in the mountains which I find far more interesting. If we happen to have a...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 01-23-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,659
Posted By JimD1
I was single when I took delivery of my 128i in...

I was single when I took delivery of my 128i in 2009 and my son went with me. He had a great time. In addition to driving he took pictures and videos of me while I was driving. He was in his 20s. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 749
Posted By JimD1
The above discussion isn't bad but mis-states...

The above discussion isn't bad but mis-states battery voltage. The battery on its own does not put out over 12.6 volts. If you measure above that, the alternator is working. As he states, the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 749
Posted By JimD1
It is not hard to test for a parasitic drain. My...

It is not hard to test for a parasitic drain. My daughter's Toyota has one but it is on her radio circuit and she can't live without the radio. I don't want to re-run the circuit so she has to...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 01-09-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By JimD1
When the personal property tax is due is a...

When the personal property tax is due is a function of when the plate expires. You have to pay the personal property tax to get the sticker for the next year. If you are lucky, I was on my bimmer,...
Forum: General BMW 01-02-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 701
Posted By JimD1
The calibration process isn't really applicable...

The calibration process isn't really applicable any more. When speedometers worked by a gear on the transmission spinning a cable going up to the speedometer, you could change the gear in the...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 12-29-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 897
Posted By JimD1
You should look on RealOEM yourself but I noticed...

You should look on RealOEM yourself but I noticed a repair kit in a quick check:

Repair kit for headlight left and right 1 63116924482 $22.35

It doesn't say what is in the kit, however. I...
Forum: General BMW 12-23-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By JimD1
I think you will be satisfied. I have all three...

I think you will be satisfied. I have all three (1/2, 3/8 and 1/4). You use them based upon torque setting you need, not space considerations. Highest torque settings are 1/2 inch. Lowest are...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 12-14-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By JimD1
I live in central SC and it will be a high of...

I live in central SC and it will be a high of about 60 F today and a low in the 30s. That is typical. But we do occasionally get snow that almost always melts within 24 hours. The "upstate" where...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 12-05-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,112
Posted By JimD1
I had a small paint nick that I didn't even see. ...

I had a small paint nick that I didn't even see. Willy, the delivery specialist, pointed it out and asked if I wanted it fixed. I waited about an hour and they fixed it.

It feels odd to pay...
Forum: General BMW 11-28-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By JimD1
It would be hard to prove your car didn't need...

It would be hard to prove your car didn't need the repairs previously performed. I think the best you can do is to find somebody else to take it to. I would look for an independent repair shop. ...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 11-17-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,795
Posted By JimD1
The plus side of the n54 is it has cast iron...

The plus side of the n54 is it has cast iron cylinder liners. The downside is the turbos. Hopefully they last. They also strain the head gasket. I like my n52 but I wonder about the aluminum...
Forum: General BMW 11-12-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,120
Posted By JimD1
I activate the throttle and the brake when...

I activate the throttle and the brake when downshifting (on purpose). I blip the throttle so the synchros in the transmission have less to do on the downshift. I do that while braking. BMW puts...
Forum: General BMW 11-10-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By JimD1
Are you sure the car is cutting power, could it...

Are you sure the car is cutting power, could it just be the tire is hooking up? If you want it to spin the tires easier, you could increase the inflation pressure to the maximum shown on the...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 11-06-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By JimD1
I live in the middle of SC and we had snow at the...

I live in the middle of SC and we had snow at the house Nov. 1, early in the morning. It hit the town we live in, Lexington, but not Columbia which is a bigger town we are next to. It was a typical...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 11-06-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,001
Posted By JimD1
The only things after lunch for us was the hot...

The only things after lunch for us was the hot laps and the delivery. They will definitely work with you. I believe they want to minimize the redelivery time sometimes anyway for ED participants to...
Forum: General BMW 10-30-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By JimD1
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