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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-20-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 924
Posted By BGBMW
True, without knowing the specs over the full rpm...

True, without knowing the specs over the full rpm range, peak power can't be calculated correctly since it is the function of rpm .. hence power will continue to climb even if torque starts to drop...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-20-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 924
Posted By BGBMW
328/320 HP calculations

I initiated a related conversation earlier this morning based on the fact that a 320i xdrive intrigued me with the rate of accelleration .. So I got cuirous .. and now geeky:

HP calculations based...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-20-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,020
Posted By BGBMW
Please enlighten me about the Poverty Package :-)...

Please enlighten me about the Poverty Package :-) Anyway, thank you everyone for your thoughts.. Question: does the 320xi sports package include the shift paddles on the steering wheel? I really...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-20-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,020
Posted By BGBMW
320i!! Few thoughts

Few questions for the community, but first a brief background: I got into an inadvertent expressway entry ramp race with a 320i xdrive (Ill refer to it as xi to make it simpler). In short,...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 12-06-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 336
Posted By BGBMW
Need to relace 1 OEM 135i rear wheel

I just found out that I have a cracked rear rim on my 135i. These are the original 5 spoke that came with the car in 2008. Is anyone selling either a set or an individual wheel for any reason??
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 11-13-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 918
Posted By BGBMW
Chicago land: Head gasket repair?

My wife's 2004 X3 3.0 (120K miles) is starting to consume coolant, no leaks that I noticed and is starting to run a bit rough at times on idle. I suppose those are signs of a head gasket issue. BMW...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 05-19-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 862
Posted By BGBMW
HID Replacement on an X3?

It appears my earliery submission didn't post. could anyone please point me to a procedure for replacing the HID "bulb" on a 2004 X3 3.0? I didn't find much through a search. Thank you in...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 05-19-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,032
Posted By BGBMW
X3 xenon light replacement procedure

I searched this forum but can't seem to find a thread for a specific procedure to change a xenon "bulb" on an x3. That said, as you can conclude, I'd like to know how to replace the xenon light that...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 02-08-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,698
Posted By BGBMW
Paint correction / Body shop Chicago

I need a recommendation for someone who does good paint correction / a body shop in the Chicago land area.
I went through a car wash to get rid of all accumulated salt. The pre soak system didn't...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 02-02-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,224
Posted By BGBMW
Baby seat on the front?

Just wondering, is it possible/permissible to have a rear-facing baby seat on the front passenger side with airbag turned off?
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 11-12-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,298
Posted By BGBMW
BMW Extended Warranty?

Did anyone buy the extended BMW warranty, not the maintenance package, for the 135i? I got quotes from a few Chicago land dealerships and prices vary significantly! What should be the approximate...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 11-08-2010, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,738
Posted By BGBMW
Continental DWS

I am thinking about all season non runflats for my stock 18" wheels, more precisely, the Continental DWS. I searched the forums about these tires, but there is a lot of talk bouncing between DWS and...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 11-04-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,304
Posted By BGBMW
Thank you! I recently spoke with a Tirerack rep...

Thank you! I recently spoke with a Tirerack rep and he asserted that it will rub?!?! That may be due to "liability" concerns. I also noticed that most non run flat tire overall nominal diameters...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 11-02-2010, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,304
Posted By BGBMW
255/35/18 in the rear?

Anyone put 255/35/18 size in the rear on the OEM rims? I'm just wondering if that dimension will rub? I searched the forums but I didn't find concrete answers as many "plus" sizes are also...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 02-14-2009, 11:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 919
Posted By BGBMW
wind and road noise through left window

I have a 135i with ~10K miles. Recently I noticed road and wind buffeting noise from the rear left section of the driver door.....as if the window is slightly open. The issue is pronounced when...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 12-05-2008, 02:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 293
Posted By BGBMW
FS: 1997 Ti in Chicago

~137K miles, Silver, automatic, leatherette, aftermarked CD head unit, needs new tires and thermostat. Otherwise it is a very good car. My wife baught it @65K miles and maintained it very...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics 11-20-2008, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By BGBMW
Wow Thanks! How can I set a bit rate for...

Wow Thanks! How can I set a bit rate for recording mp3s? I did the same thing.....put some files on an 8gig stick and connected it but thought that the audio quality was a bit lower than the same...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics 11-03-2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By BGBMW
iPod vs. memory stick

When connected through the BMW iPod / USB interface, is the audio quality of an mp3 file better when replayed from an iPod / "music cell phone" or something equivalent than from a memory stick?
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 10-01-2008, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By BGBMW
I don't have a music phone yet, which is why I'm...

I don't have a music phone yet, which is why I'm asking. I'm wondering if the interface is optimised only for the "i" devices and their software?? I may be using the Nokia 5310
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 10-01-2008, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By BGBMW
telephone / music player interface

will the iPOD/usb interface work with mp3 capable telephones?
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-30-2008, 01:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 505
Posted By BGBMW
MP3 and video

I am not sure whether the audio quality is degraded when I play mp3s from a memory stick through the USB interface vs. when I listen to the same files over the computer?? Does anyone do that as...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-30-2008, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,504
Posted By BGBMW
I paid for a ~1500 mile oil change. I will...

I paid for a ~1500 mile oil change. I will change it @ 8000 miles, then 15K, then every 7.5K miles ..... the in between ones being at my own expense.
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 09-09-2008, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 959
Posted By BGBMW
Well, this car is waaaaay out of warranty! :-) ...

Well, this car is waaaaay out of warranty! :-) 140K miles and chugging along! I would like to reach at least 200K with a bit of maintenance effort. Anyway, any idea how hard it is to replace the...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 09-09-2008, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 959
Posted By BGBMW
Temp drops on highway

E36 318ti: When driven on highway at colder temperatures, the engine temp drops to min on indicator + loss of heating function. Everything is normal in everyday driving or on warm days. Possible...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 06-19-2008, 06:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By BGBMW
Congratulations and welcome to the forum! I'm...

Congratulations and welcome to the forum! I'm glad you like it and believe me, you will like it more over time, these cars are addictive!
Now, for the ones who feel they need to be smart...
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