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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Mark K
I personally do not see anything wrong with that...

I personally do not see anything wrong with that strategy. After all, drive off amount + 36xNmonthly = total money out. Very easy to compare.

Can you do better than best offer from a local...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 06:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 690
Posted By Mark K
What's with Canadians and convertibles? Man ......

What's with Canadians and convertibles? Man ... not even Russians and vodka, I'm tellin' ya! :)

In any case, at least your husband was smarter than most Canadians - he first fixed the weather,...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) Yesterday, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By Mark K
Yeah, what Leslierc said ^, I wouldn't trust it...

Yeah, what Leslierc said ^, I wouldn't trust it past two weeks without any help. Make sure you actually make the car shut down completely (resort to user manual to find shut down procedure).
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 10:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 973
Posted By Mark K
Everybody is trying to be rational and weigh this...

Everybody is trying to be rational and weigh this and that consideration ... but, completely rationally, even with what is on the market RIGHT NOW (not much, admittedly), I do not see a reason to...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) Yesterday, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By Mark K
:thumbup: Now, not because it is Safelite...

:thumbup:

Now, not because it is Safelite (I'd do it if it went to the dealer, too), take pictures BEFORE you take the car in. Of the rubber weatherstrips around, of the logo on OEM glass and of...
Forum: European Delivery Yesterday, 06:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By Mark K
OK, I am really trying to say this thing without...

OK, I am really trying to say this thing without bragging ... OK?

I do track weekends 5-6 times a year now. You are encouraged to "taste" as many tracks as possible because you are risking to...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 07-28-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By Mark K
If it can help, BMW dealer isn't the only place...

If it can help, BMW dealer isn't the only place that will install original BMW OEM glass. I had mine replaced at barely 10,000 miles on the car at Safelite with OEM glass. Did you try to ask them by...
Forum: European Delivery 07-28-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,163
Posted By Mark K
You guys are full of it. There is no way in hell...

You guys are full of it. There is no way in hell people (or economy itself, for that matter) can survive without using pickup trucks and SUVs. Yeah, I have seen guys dragging a itty bitty Harbor...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-28-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,117
Posted By Mark K
I don't know. Putting a spare tire there would be...

I don't know. Putting a spare tire there would be a good start. Spare tires don't give a damn if they get wet ...
Forum: European Delivery 07-27-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By Mark K
Yes, hype. Bragging rights. Stickers. T-shirts....

Yes, hype. Bragging rights. Stickers. T-shirts. Hats.

Again, "If driving on a racetrack is what you are after ..." was important. Don't get me wrong, I plan on going. I even plan on doing a lap or...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-27-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 792
Posted By Mark K
It was linked to oil changes, I believe. Or...

It was linked to oil changes, I believe. Or 100,000 miles? Could be wrong. In any case, I did it at 48,000 miles according to "old school" maintenance intervals.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-27-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 623
Posted By Mark K
Who knows? Mistake? Coded wrongly by someone? It...

Who knows? Mistake? Coded wrongly by someone? It obviously IS capable of that ... so why not try it? It takes all of 5 seconds ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-27-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By Mark K
If memory serves, mostly cosmetic - the most...

If memory serves, mostly cosmetic - the most obvious one would be 19" wheels standard. Or was that only on 335is? Can't really remember ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-27-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 623
Posted By Mark K
I agree with you that $50,000 car should not act...

I agree with you that $50,000 car should not act based on temperature. However, all 3 German cars we owned acted when cold. Never left me stranded when cold, but you can certainly say they did NOT...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-27-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 792
Posted By Mark K
Leaking oil casing gasket : $800 (EDIT: sorry,...

Leaking oil casing gasket : $800 (EDIT: sorry, forgot it was bundled with one injector replacement as well)

Fuel pump and fuel pressure sensor : $1,100

VANOS kablamo: $2,600 (estimate by SA...
Forum: European Delivery 07-27-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By Mark K
Hmmmm ... let me see ... one is current FIA...

Hmmmm ... let me see ... one is current FIA approved F1 track (read : top, everything a racetrack should be from asphalt quality to safety on it) the other one is where even brass-balled F1 champs...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-26-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,494
Posted By Mark K
Thanks for the nice review. One thing, however, I...

Thanks for the nice review. One thing, however, I must ask :



Being myself one of those snotty drivers ... If you live and drive in Germany, why would you reach for beverage in your car? I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-26-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,791
Posted By Mark K
Did you consider using the car you currently...

Did you consider using the car you currently drive (whatever that is, as long as it is not SUV, pickup truck or minivan) and sign up for HPDE? If nothing else, it will make you enjoy PCD a lot more...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-26-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 792
Posted By Mark K
You can count on average repair to be in the...

You can count on average repair to be in the neighborhood of $1,500 - $1,700. If you can find 2 years/50,000 miles CPO-like insurance for max $2,000, then I would lean towards getting it. $4,000 you...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-26-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,988
Posted By Mark K
And where would one go look for such professional...

And where would one go look for such professional service for that purpose?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-24-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By Mark K
You definitely have sport seats, therefore you...

You definitely have sport seats, therefore you have a car with either ZSP or ZMP.

Mesh thing can be easily changed as a difference between US/Canada market, but seats are the same.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-24-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 708
Posted By Mark K
Diesel. Wagon. Spare tire. MT if you want it....

Diesel. Wagon. Spare tire. MT if you want it. Starts at $24.5 k

http://www.vw.com/builder/tab/trim/model/golf-sportwagen/

Why are you even bothering with BMW?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-24-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By Mark K
For E90, finding out if you have ZSP is extremely...

For E90, finding out if you have ZSP is extremely easy. That generation had sport seats only if you ordered ZSP or ZMP. If unsure, sport seats have inflatable side bolsters with a switch that is on...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-24-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 623
Posted By Mark K
OP, just for giggles ... since you can make it...

OP, just for giggles ... since you can make it die on clue when you want with procedure described, indulge me and, when you release the clutch in neutral after it dies, do not do anything else but...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-23-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,284
Posted By Mark K
So ... now it makes sense. I guess some people...

So ... now it makes sense. I guess some people figured out to make some money by ordering BMW as US Forces only to sell it the next day to a German and split the profit. I would be very surprised to...
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