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Forum: General BMW 04-04-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By S93D
The insurance company has one of the most loyal...

The insurance company has one of the most loyal followings, USAA.



A lawyer could make it a class action lawsuit and have me as the lead plaintiff. However, the lead plaintiff has a lot of...
Forum: General BMW 03-29-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By S93D
There is only one insurance company, mine. The...

There is only one insurance company, mine. The insurance company has a polite front but they are aggressive in that they refuse to negotiate and will only follow the valuation of their contractor,...
Forum: General BMW 03-29-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By S93D
I already have been told the value, the salvage...

I already have been told the value, the salvage value (cost I need to pay to keep the car), and I have the repair estimate. It is cheaper for the insurance company to fix the car but they want to...
Forum: General BMW 03-29-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By S93D
Have you ever fixed a car while the insurance company claim is open?

I presume I own the car, not the insurance company even though they can seize the car if it is totaled unless you pay them the salvage value.

The cost to repair the damage is high but the extent...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-23-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,966
Posted By S93D
To meet Top Tier standards, companies have to use...

To meet Top Tier standards, companies have to use about twice the amount of anti-deposit additives. Chevron uses the same concentration in all grades. In the U.S., Shell uses about 5 times the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-23-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By S93D
They claim they cannot accept ads beyond 150...

They claim they cannot accept ads beyond 150 miles away. I am not cherry picking.

I do see some cars in diverse areas of the U.S. with similar mileage, all $2000 more or $10-11k.

Locally, I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-23-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By S93D
Would you fix your car or accept low value as payment?

Bimmerfest has smart people that can give good advice. The car in question is not a BMW but let's use this example....

newer E46, say 2005, extremely well maintained, outstanding condition, low...
Forum: General BMW 03-21-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By S93D
I predict that it will wear them out about 8-12%...

I predict that it will wear them out about 8-12% based on a 12-15000 miles lifespan.
Forum: General BMW 03-21-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 265
Posted By S93D
Experience and advice on insurance claim when a totaled car is proposed

I want to fix my car, if possible.

Amount of damage: corner. Even a retired adjuster is surprised that it's totaled. Suspension untouched. Radiator untouched.
4 ads on cars.com for similar...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-12-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By S93D
Online, BMW North America recommends 5 oils only....

Online, BMW North America recommends 5 oils only. There are more approved oils but many of them are not sold in the U.S.

BMW High Performance Synthetic 5W-30
Mobil 1 0W-40 (not the other Mobil...
Forum: General BMW 03-11-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By S93D
If you have a garage, use a squeegee after...

If you have a garage, use a squeegee after parking when it has rained. Unlike many parts of the country, your windows will always be fairly clean! People in the Pacific Northwest should avoid black...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-21-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 834
Posted By S93D
Where to buy the cheapest, low quality tire?

I want to buy a full sized spare tire for another car. I want to buy the cheapest tire since the spare will probably never be used or just used for 30 miles. Anything like Linglong or Sunny tires...
Forum: General BMW 02-21-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 865
Posted By S93D
Please explain how this works. Does USAA need to...

Please explain how this works. Does USAA need to contact the dealer? They don't just send you a check after you've bought the car.
Forum: General BMW 02-03-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,083
Posted By S93D
I saw this online. 5. tray:...

I saw this online.

5. tray: http://www.blitzusa.com/products/oil/Oil%20Drains%20and%20Pans/podpgdt.htm

I also saw online reports of leaks from caps so I am inclined to get a pan like this....
...
Forum: General BMW 02-03-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,083
Posted By S93D
Best oil container for DIY oil change?

I have experimented with a number of ways to change oil.

1. line a box with a double layer of plastic bags. I did this many years ago. It is prone to spillage when bring it for disposal and...
Forum: General BMW 01-29-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By S93D
How to change the oil when it's constantly raining?

I think the answer is to wait until it stops. Sometimes the pavement is wet but the rain stops, but this is still messy.

Any better ideas?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-27-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 53,726
Posted By S93D
The new Michelin X-Ice Xi3 aren't bad at all. ...

The new Michelin X-Ice Xi3 aren't bad at all. Much better than the rumbly Bridgestone Blizzak WS50 and better than the WS60.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-27-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 53,726
Posted By S93D
Delaware does warrant snow tires. The ICBC, a...

Delaware does warrant snow tires. The ICBC, a car insurance company in British Columbia, where the weather is balmy in Vancouver, writes "all season tires are not designed to excel in any one...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-07-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By S93D
If it's that cheap, then it's time to look around...

If it's that cheap, then it's time to look around for a nice E36 to buy! Is it so cheap and easy to replace the radiator, hoses, and water pump in even the newer 3 series???? Somehow, I don't think...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-07-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By S93D
Thanks for the reassurance. Actually, I was...

Thanks for the reassurance. Actually, I was trying to predict on another car that is 8 years old and just asked here as E36's can be 20 years old. I always thought that replacing the radiator,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-07-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By S93D
When can an E36 no longer be a daily driver?

I know there are good specimens and bad ones. However, how long can a reasonably well taken care of car last as a daily driver? Is is roughly 20 years? I'd like to be able to get into the car and...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-07-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By S93D
The problem is your car is getting older. 20...

The problem is your car is getting older. 20 years ago, it was the cutting edge of mass market technology. Now 16-18" wheels are the standard even though too big is not better.

Tires, like the...
Forum: General BMW 01-06-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 554
Posted By S93D
Washing the bottom of the car?

While washing the car today, I initially sprayed it with water. It didn't get that much cleaner as expected but I was just moistening it before rubbing. That made me think that rinsing the bottom...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,713
Posted By S93D
Keep it. In general, you will save money by...

Keep it. In general, you will save money by keeping the car unless you have a particularly bad specimen. Why not keep the car until you start having problems?

Car warranties is just cost...
Forum: General BMW 12-12-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By S93D
rain repellant use on the side windows?

Any experiences using rain repellant, like Rain-X, Aquapel, or Invisible Glass, on the side windows? I don't want to use it on the windshield for fear of wiper chattering. I have a sample to use.
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