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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-16-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By gkr778
Here is a photo of where to find the vertical aim...

Here is a photo of where to find the vertical aim adjustment screw for the headlamps (right side when facing the front of the car):
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-13-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,410
Posted By gkr778
Thanks for the museum recommendations,...

Thanks for the museum recommendations, captainaudio and namelessman. I look forward to visiting those someday, and perhaps seeing a vehicle with "three on the tree" in person!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-13-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,410
Posted By gkr778
captainaudio is a consummate automotive...

captainaudio is a consummate automotive historian! It's fun reading details about motoring terms like "three on the tree" and "crashbox" I've heard over the years, but never personally experienced....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-12-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 651
Posted By gkr778
:thumbup: for that very practical stance. I...

:thumbup: for that very practical stance.
I don't know what the corresponding figure would be for the U.S. snowbelt, but it wouldn't surprise me if the number was even worse there.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-12-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,410
Posted By gkr778
This reminds me of an BMW advert from the late...

This reminds me of an BMW advert from the late 1990s:

http://home.comcast.net/~troy805/dance.jpg
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-12-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,410
Posted By gkr778
Thanks for the explanations about "crashbox",...

Thanks for the explanations about "crashbox", captainaudio. Very interesting info.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-12-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,410
Posted By gkr778
You and your mother in law are far more skilled...

You and your mother in law are far more skilled drivers than I am, as it took me well over a week to understand and apply various techniques associated with operating a passenger car manual...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-12-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,410
Posted By gkr778
I remember my first driving instructor mentioning...

I remember my first driving instructor mentioning that term in a class session. He said that it's synonym for sliding mesh manual gearbox used in some antique cars and trucks, or something similar to...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-11-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 651
Posted By gkr778
:banghead: :tsk:

:banghead: :tsk:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-11-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 651
Posted By gkr778
Yet according to a survey done by Bridgestone in...

Yet according to a survey done by Bridgestone in September and October 2014, nearly three in five Canadians (58 percent) excluding Quebec have installed or plan to install winter tires this season,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-11-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 682
Posted By gkr778
Conditions for Automatic Start/Stop (MSA)...

Conditions for Automatic Start/Stop (MSA) (http://prodcds.bmwuniversity.com/library/bmw/Technician/Technical%20Training%202011/ST1112%20Automatic%20Start-Stop/Automatic%20Start-Stop.pdf)

The...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-11-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,410
Posted By gkr778
Does ZF 8HP employ a fluid coupling to amplify...

Does ZF 8HP employ a fluid coupling to amplify and transmit torque from the prime mover to the load? Yes it does. Thus, it's a slushbox.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-11-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,410
Posted By gkr778
I look forward to direct drive propulsion...

I look forward to direct drive propulsion systems, such as wheel hub electric motors. They represent the antithesis of a slushbox! :thumbup:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-11-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 651
Posted By gkr778
Canadians may not find the benefits of winter...

Canadians may not find the benefits of winter tires and parkas compared to all-season tires and sweaters, respectively, to be a surprise. But many folks in the USA do, especially regarding winter...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-11-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,410
Posted By gkr778
Wow, that's a significant delta! :yikes: Did...

Wow, that's a significant delta! :yikes:

Did the driver who tested the MT version not know how to shift properly?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-11-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,781
Posted By gkr778
Probably because the F30 that iluv328i...

Probably because the F30 that iluv328i photographed is not a U.S. or Canadian spec car. Note the "Sport Line" badging on the front fender, the aspect ratio of the front license plate bracket, and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-11-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,208
Posted By gkr778
The automatic rev match feature is limited to M3...

The automatic rev match feature is limited to M3 and M4 in the 3 and 4 Series lineup.

Rev matched downshifts in regular F3x cars with MT are executed solely at the driver's discretion, so it's up...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-10-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,208
Posted By gkr778
Take rate for the excellent 7-speed manual...

Take rate for the excellent 7-speed manual transmission in C7 Corvette was 40% in mid 2014....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-10-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,208
Posted By gkr778
If the next generation 5-Series follows the trend...

If the next generation 5-Series follows the trend seen with the F10, unfortunately manual transmission will be nonexistent on U.S. market cars. :cry:

A used E60 535i 6MT is looking better all the...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 12-10-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By gkr778
Congratulations jcpca356! i8 is an excellent...

Congratulations jcpca356! i8 is an excellent addition to your stable, and the photos are excellent as well! :thumbup:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-10-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,137
Posted By gkr778
:thumbup: Always great to hear about a positive...

:thumbup:
Always great to hear about a positive outcome in a scenario like this. Even though I picked up my F30 from BMW of Silver Spring and was very satisfied with the experience, everything I've...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-10-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,393
Posted By gkr778
+1 Sometimes it seems the apologists for these...

+1
Sometimes it seems the apologists for these flaws in BMW F3x are more dumb and mindless than the flaws themselves.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-10-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,093
Posted By gkr778
The reason is validation that owners of diesel...

The reason is validation that owners of diesel passenger cars seem to need regarding their vehicle purchase, not necessarily technical merits of the diesel powertrain alone.

All other diesel...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-09-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,017
Posted By gkr778
Taxes, regulations, and local market conditions...

Taxes, regulations, and local market conditions for motor fuels all play a role.

Regarding the first item: In Indiana, excise, sales and other taxes on gasoline tabulate to $0.3935 per gallon....
Forum: General Automotive Forum 12-09-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By gkr778
People that are way smarter than those who...

People that are way smarter than those who purchase BMW F10s.
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