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Forum: General BMW 08-18-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By mr_bean
Having spent some time in China and having first...

Having spent some time in China and having first hand experience with their engineers and manufacturing plants, one of two things is of truth here (or probably both): The performance and MPG figures...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 08-18-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By mr_bean
I've driven many different BMWs with this and it...

I've driven many different BMWs with this and it drives me nuts. I immediately disable it as soon as I start the car. It's particularly annoying when the engine shuts off just as you're coming to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-02-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 792
Posted By mr_bean
OP, You've had three separate posts on this...

OP,
You've had three separate posts on this forum regarding the same lame subject with the same overall response from everyone. Quit your bitching' already. Own it.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-02-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By mr_bean
+1 There's something to be said about a...

+1
There's something to be said about a mechanical throttle. The M52TU was BMW's last great example of this.


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Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 07-30-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By mr_bean
This is a philosophical question. How do you...

This is a philosophical question. How do you define "better?"
Mahle are "better" because they are easier to maintain; just throw out the old one and pop in a new one.
K&N are "better" because they...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-22-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By mr_bean
No, I wouldn't recommend it. Putting a new shock...

No, I wouldn't recommend it. Putting a new shock that is stiffer on one axle without doing the same on the other axle will alter the handling drastically. In your case, specifically, it will cause...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-22-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By mr_bean
I haven't used a Bentley in a while, but my...

I haven't used a Bentley in a while, but my experience has been that they have the best repair information of any aftermarket manual. But I have had nothing but bad luck with their f'ed up licensing...
Forum: General BMW 07-18-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By mr_bean
For service and maintenance type things where you...

For service and maintenance type things where you want a BMW specialist try Vicari in Frenchtown. Very good but and worth the price.
For simple stuff like angle eyes try Auto Service Center in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-15-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By mr_bean
Specific to body roll: I noticed a big difference...

Specific to body roll: I noticed a big difference between my previous E46 and current E82 (which shares the same suspension as the E90) in which roll is much more pronounced when driving over...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-15-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By mr_bean
It was the adaptive steering that completely...

It was the adaptive steering that completely neutered the handling. I do believe it was optional on many E90s.

Bottom line, there's a myriad of reasons why the OP is disappointed. But it all boils...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-10-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By mr_bean
If the module is from a car that is the same...

If the module is from a car that is the same chassis with the same engine and transmission then reprogramming is not likely necessary but probably a good idea.
If any of the above is different then...
Forum: General BMW 07-09-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By mr_bean
Your reasoning is correct. Aftermarket...

Your reasoning is correct. Aftermarket "performance" intakes that draw hot air directly from the engine bay WILL decrease power. A proper cold air intake draws air that is actually cooler from...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 07-09-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 647
Posted By mr_bean
You are correct that with an auto it adjusts the...

You are correct that with an auto it adjusts the shift points. But regardless of the gearbox in the car, it also adjusts the responsiveness of the throttle.
Eco mode mutes much of the throttle...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-05-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By mr_bean
Resetting the brake fluid interval is a bit of a...

Resetting the brake fluid interval is a bit of a chicken dance; it's not as straight forward as holding down the BC button. Google it.
The oil service interval makes sense. I always thought it was...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-03-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 865
Posted By mr_bean
But I would have been first in the ditch . ....

But I would have been first in the ditch . . FTW!:thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-03-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 865
Posted By mr_bean
My E46 328i manual smoked ( not even close ) an...

My E46 328i manual smoked ( not even close ) an E46 330xi (can only assume it had an auto)
If the road was snowy it might have been a different story.


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-24-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By mr_bean
If you're going the INPA route, get the cable...

If you're going the INPA route, get the cable from onestopelectronics.com.
They're more expensive than the ebay cables but I've heard they're worth the money (bought one and haven't had any hardware...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 06-22-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,504
Posted By mr_bean
It's time for new rear brake pads

It's time for new rear brake pads
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-18-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 494
Posted By mr_bean
Hammer drills use an impacting/hammering action...

Hammer drills use an impacting/hammering action that drives the drill bit into the work piece. It' kinda like smacking the back end of a regular drill with a hammer while drilling. They work well...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-17-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 494
Posted By mr_bean
All of the above who say cordless impacts aren't...

All of the above who say cordless impacts aren't as good simply haven't used the right cordless impacts. As said above Ingersoll Rand makes a good air impact but their latest cordless impact matches...
Forum: General BMW 04-20-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By mr_bean
DI is a newer technology that has many advantages...

DI is a newer technology that has many advantages but still has some kinks to be work out.
When fuel injection was the new thing, it had the same problem.
It clearly has some advantages over the...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 04-20-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 797
Posted By mr_bean
No. Don't buy it. Sent from BimmerApp...

No. Don't buy it.


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Forum: General BMW 04-09-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By mr_bean
Have to disagree. Modern BMW mufflers are made...

Have to disagree. Modern BMW mufflers are made of high quality stainless steel and will outlast the life of the car.

Maybe MB is different?:dunno:
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 04-09-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,720
Posted By mr_bean
You are correct that drag is proportional to the...

You are correct that drag is proportional to the square of your speed, so you can expect really big increases in MPG by slowing down just a little bit.

Considering your 328, keep in mind that the...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 04-09-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 744
Posted By mr_bean
You have a timing chain, there is no belt. ...

You have a timing chain, there is no belt.
Stomping on the gas did not cause the failure, it just made the symptoms of your problem apparent enough for the computer to realize that a problem exists....
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