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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-21-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By Elk
^^^ Staggered on these cars is for bragging...

^^^
Staggered on these cars is for bragging rights only.

While narrower is definitely better for snow, it will not make any appreciable difference in your scenario of plowed streets.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-19-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By Elk
Has this been a common problem for you? :dunno:

Has this been a common problem for you? :dunno:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-19-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,059
Posted By Elk
To give you something to obsess over. It is...

To give you something to obsess over.

It is an exceedingly common design based on gearing, torque curve, etc.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-17-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,566
Posted By Elk
Great. Please stop with this and let the...

Great. Please stop with this and let the discussion go on with those topics interesting to the rest of the group.

You have already taken your shots. No one is impressed. Time to put on your...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-15-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,566
Posted By Elk
Well played! You forgot to include "And...

Well played!


You forgot to include "And charge your customers ridiculous amounts because you are selling iFashion."

(Many excellent points in your post, BTW.)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-14-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Elk
A perfect choice.

A perfect choice.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-14-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,566
Posted By Elk
You understand a bucket list is for things you...

You understand a bucket list is for things you want to do before you die - not things that make you want to die? :p
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-14-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Elk
Winter wheels can be inexpensive, look fine, are...

Winter wheels can be inexpensive, look fine, are easy to swap at home, and a little narrower tire is better in the snow so one can choose a more appropriate tire size (width) for the task.

It is...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-14-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,566
Posted By Elk
That Hyundai is hot! I understand why BMW...

That Hyundai is hot!

I understand why BMW copied it for the styling of the 4GC.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-13-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,566
Posted By Elk
Why the obsession with what others think? ...

Why the obsession with what others think?

It is your car. We expect you like it.

Others do not and are not in the least impressed. Do you like your car less when others do not?
Forum: General Automotive Forum 11-13-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 694
Posted By Elk
No one is suggesting to drive somnambulant. ...

No one is suggesting to drive somnambulant. Rather, forgot about the ignorant, selfish driver and do not let this person ruin your day.

Drive safely, thoughtfully and enjoy your trip. Or go...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 11-12-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 694
Posted By Elk
None of these minor issues should push anyone...

None of these minor issues should push anyone into a state of rage.

Turn on your radio and forget about it.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-09-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By Elk
If the headlights never go off automatically,...

If the headlights never go off automatically, there is a problem. But be aware that on bright, clear mornings the auto sensor leaves the headlights on - a well known quirk.

Also, be certain you...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-02-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,561
Posted By Elk
You can use the same routine for home and work:...

You can use the same routine for home and work: press the button twice. Lock the car if you choose.


I you would like, think of the double press as "stop engine, then turn off accessories." ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-28-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 837
Posted By Elk
And rear tires wear faster across the entire...

And rear tires wear faster across the entire tread on any moderately powerful RWD car as acceleration causes tire block slip (not talking burnouts here).

BMW's position against rotating tires...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-13-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By Elk
Yes, and once you see how small the parking pawl...

Yes, and once you see how small the parking pawl is in an AT you will not want to rely on it in any event.

It is just a little piece of metal with one end that slots into one of the spaces in a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-13-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 865
Posted By Elk
Surprisingly, the Snapshot dongle does not care...

Surprisingly, the Snapshot dongle does not care if you accelerate aggressively. It also does not know if you are speeding.

Insurance actuarial determinations are very sophisticated. They have...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-13-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By Elk
This sounds completely normal. There is a little...

This sounds completely normal. There is a little play in the transmission and driveline. Once this is taken up, the car stops moving.

If it bother s you, apply the parking brake prior to taking...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-18-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,130
Posted By Elk
Please tell us you are not serious. The...

Please tell us you are not serious.

The only difference is the position of the mix door determining the ratio of the cold/warm air which gets sent to the cabin. The car otherwise absolutely does...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-18-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 603
Posted By Elk
Do NOT look at her car. Ever.

Do NOT look at her car. Ever.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-18-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,445
Posted By Elk
Any bets on how long it will before someone...

Any bets on how long it will before someone brings up Hitler, Nazis and/or fascism?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-16-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,130
Posted By Elk
Why even bother to adjust the passenger side? ...

Why even bother to adjust the passenger side?

Why not just adjust the driver's side and let the car do its job? It will keep the side of the car which you are occupying at the temperature you...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-08-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,315
Posted By Elk
I like the tray. I will never use a cupholder so...

I like the tray. I will never use a cupholder so the tray keeps the space from being entirely wasted.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-30-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,300
Posted By Elk
A TPMS system is also mandated by the European...

A TPMS system is also mandated by the European Union since 2012, not just in the U.S. The nannies are everywhere. Unfortunately, they have a point as many consumers are idiots and do not monitor...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-30-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,552
Posted By Elk
A related motorcycle quirk: occasionally when the...

A related motorcycle quirk: occasionally when the sun is at the right angle a parabolic cross-sectional curve of a windshield can focus the sun to melt underlying plastic, such as part of the...
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