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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-12-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 258
Posted By Bob Shiftright
It's expensive from BMW, but there is always...

It's expensive from BMW, but there is always Fleabay. The OP's car is 5 years old now.

The paper-thin veneer on mine began to crack after I removed the cover multiple times. I paid $65 for an...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-11-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,549
Posted By Bob Shiftright
The manual transmission does help -- but only...

The manual transmission does help -- but only with those of us who want a manual transmission car! Unfortunately, maybe 90% of those who want a "luxury compact car" don't want to/don't know how to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-09-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 789
Posted By Bob Shiftright
The bugs should naturally multiply as time...

The bugs should naturally multiply as time passes. They'll only be exterminated when the car goes to the crusher.

I haven't had major problems in that the sense that the car only once left me...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-07-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Google "Wunibald Kamm". The shape reduces...

Google "Wunibald Kamm".

The shape reduces drag. Your car is faster than it would be without the wagon's rear aerodynamics.

But dirtier.

What to do? I dunno. It's physics. I keep a bucket...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-01-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,126
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I don't drive my car all that much and can...

I don't drive my car all that much and can testify that the E9x is very power hungry, even while it's "sleeping". I've concluded that the "normal" driving BMW speaks of must be a 30 minute commute...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-28-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By Bob Shiftright
One thing to look at/pay attention to might be...

One thing to look at/pay attention to might be the battery. The E9x is very power hungry even while it's asleep. I don't put very many miles on my car, so I use a trickle charger.

(Like most...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 11-28-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,488
Posted By Bob Shiftright
The M535i was introduced in 1979, 5 years prior to the first M5

Whatever BMW may do, it's doing it to maximize shareholder wealth. This is marketing, not religion. If I were to purchase an M235i, it would be because I thought it would be fun to drive, not because...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-23-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Very. And I would not have purchased the car...

Very. And I would not have purchased the car without ZSP. (It's a station wagon, though.)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-23-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 524
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: 2,813
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: 819
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 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-26-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,688
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: 333
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Perspective, perspective...

Perspective, perspective...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-22-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,006
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: 819
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: 819
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: 453
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: 187
Views: 6,473
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: 592
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: 187
Views: 6,473
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 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-15-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,107
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: 187
Views: 6,473
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: 187
Views: 6,473
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: 187
Views: 6,473
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: 187
Views: 6,473
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Texas healthcare worker tests positive

http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/12/health/ebola/index.html
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