Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 999
Search took 2.82 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: floydarogers
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-21-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By floydarogers
On the labor; here in the USA/CA (might be same...

On the labor; here in the USA/CA (might be same in EU), they charge by a predefined "labor unit", and they're usually in quarter-hour increments. 48 euro is probably 1/2 hour, not too unusual a...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-20-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,144
Posted By floydarogers
There are, what, 250M cars in the USA? There are...

There are, what, 250M cars in the USA? There are fewer than 10K 335d. The accident rate is around 4% (I looked it up - 10M accidents), so 4% of the 10K = 400 (or fewer) 335d per year being in...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-20-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,011
Posted By floydarogers
My wife just filled up here 328xd in Woodinville,...

My wife just filled up here 328xd in Woodinville, WA for $2.29 at the Costco there.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-20-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Posted By floydarogers
Coils are not a "known issue". Spark plugs in an...

Coils are not a "known issue". Spark plugs in an N52 are a 100K mile item.
Coils do fail, but not in batches and usually not before 100K miles. It's a waste of money (and resources) to replace...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-19-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 554
Posted By floydarogers
"X" as in an algebraic X - ie, substitute any...

"X" as in an algebraic X - ie, substitute any system you're interested in.

xDrive is clearly better than the older system in the E46 330xi/325xi that had a fixed split. But it's not as good as...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-19-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 554
Posted By floydarogers
That simplistic view - "100% is better than 70%"...

That simplistic view - "100% is better than 70%" - has lead you to an incorrect or at least incomplete conclusion. For instance, SHAWD can over-drive the outside wheel to enhance cornering (a...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-19-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,144
Posted By floydarogers
I think that's a bad assumption. Much more...

I think that's a bad assumption. Much more likely it was traded in at a non-BMW dealer that decided they didn't want to be bothered and put it in the auction.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-19-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,011
Posted By floydarogers
Article came out late last week: ...

Article came out late last week:

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/energy/article/Diesel-is-on-the-road-to-lower-prices-6009770.php#/0

Diesel does have a slightly higher federal tax on...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-14-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By floydarogers
Buy a Bentley manual.

Buy a Bentley manual.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-13-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By floydarogers
328xi Wagon: - EPA:17/20/26 actual? - Best...

328xi Wagon:
- EPA:17/20/26 actual?
- Best MPG on long road trips? 30+
- Clearly just more room
- More unique
- Engine is harder to tune (or less responsive to tuning vs 335)essentially no...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-13-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,507
Posted By floydarogers
Prices in the Seattle area are similar, although...

Prices in the Seattle area are similar, although outlying areas are less. Makes sense - Portland fuels are coming from the same refineries, just going down the pipeline further.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-13-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 948
Posted By floydarogers
FYI, the DPF/Oxydation cat on my 335d is a $2500...

FYI, the DPF/Oxydation cat on my 335d is a $2500 item - the one on the 328d is probably less. They're expected to last around 150K miles, perhaps more. The SCR cat (and attached exhaust system) is...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-13-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By floydarogers
AFAIK, all inline six cylinder engines have a...

AFAIK, all inline six cylinder engines have a zungfolde of 1-5-3-6-2-4, with number 1 being the front one.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-08-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By floydarogers
A year ago, I almost died on Chinook Pass, plowed...

A year ago, I almost died on Chinook Pass, plowed road with patches of snow/ice in my 335d with PS2 ZP sport package.

Well, not actually, but it was VERY VERY scary. Get them off now.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-08-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 577
Posted By floydarogers
My 2010 335d had chip repairs done (by...

My 2010 335d had chip repairs done (by professional) a couple years ago, on my insurance's dime.
This last summer, got a ding upper left. When they were putting on the injection thingy - it's...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-08-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 948
Posted By floydarogers
That is not my experience - our Highlander was...

That is not my experience - our Highlander was just as expensive to maintain as any of our BMWs. The service intervals are closer together, the timing belt is expensive, water pump failed, etc. My...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-08-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,981
Posted By floydarogers
We bought our used Boxster from a guy in...

We bought our used Boxster from a guy in Sacramento - I flew down, checked it out and drove it back. At least there are a bunch of convertibles down in the Bay area - IIRC I used 95041 and set a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-06-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By floydarogers
That's what I said (actually I said more than...

That's what I said (actually I said more than that). Notice the article "a" before "CA". If I meant CA, the article would have been absent.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-06-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,144
Posted By floydarogers
Not just whoever it is... I believe I've also...

Not just whoever it is... I believe I've also posted regarding use of WOT - after all I do have the pedant label... :D
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-06-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,769
Posted By floydarogers
I presume your statement is at least somewhat...

I presume your statement is at least somewhat sarcastic. :) If you've been following the threads (here and on e90post) of DPF and EGR removal, getting the ECU/SES sorted has been much more a problem...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-06-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By floydarogers
Probably out of luck - I believe you have to...

Probably out of luck - I believe you have to purchase and reside in a CA state...:( Definitely check, though.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-06-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By floydarogers
Probably pretty hard - new dashboard required,...

Probably pretty hard - new dashboard required, and that's difficult work to do.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-05-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 701
Posted By floydarogers
So sweet! I love red/terra interiors.

So sweet! I love red/terra interiors.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-05-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By floydarogers
I agree. I have the Alpine upgrade...

I agree.



I have the Alpine upgrade in my 2010 335d here in the US - 2010 models had the basic sound system. It brings the sound - at least in the front seats - to very close to HK/Logic 7...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-05-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,529
Posted By floydarogers
Whether you pay cash, borrow, or lease, you are...

Whether you pay cash, borrow, or lease, you are paying for a depreciating asset - make no mistake. The real question as noted is the opportunity cost of the money you spend to get into a car. ...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 999

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms