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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 11:58 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,526
Posted By Zeichen311
My first thought, re: goat on a tripod, was,...

My first thought, re: goat on a tripod, was, "That looks painful" (and surprising, because I thought you liked the goat).
My second thought, re: thread subject, was, "Evidently I am the only CtoC...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-23-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,078
Posted By Zeichen311
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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-23-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,858
Posted By Zeichen311
This. Beautifully stated. :rofl::rofl: Nice...

This. Beautifully stated.

:rofl::rofl: Nice BJ impression, p&g -- you've been practicing!
Forum: General BMW 04-23-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 786
Posted By Zeichen311
Impromptu five-generation M3 lineup

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What happens when you combine... A perfect Spring day The NJ Chapter of the BMW CCA, one of the most active chapters in...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-22-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By Zeichen311
No, it turns Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) on...

No, it turns Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) on and reduces Dynamic Stability Control (DSC). This mode lets you to get a little wheelspin and a little sideways but still attempts to save you if you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-21-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 168
Posted By Zeichen311
Regarding the airbag recall, yes. Regarding the...

Regarding the airbag recall, yes. Regarding the OP's problem with a less-than-forthright seller, n... well, there's the wiki, so I guess you're still right. :D
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-21-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 168
Posted By Zeichen311
There is a separate warning light for SRS faults...

There is a separate warning light for SRS faults (incl. airbags). The MIL ("service engine soon") is unrelated; it alerts you to problems with emission controls (including engine problems that may...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-21-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,502
Posted By Zeichen311
Point taken; you're right. I edited my post to...

Point taken; you're right. I edited my post to remove the unwarranted "warm body" crack. I stand by the rest of my assessment, though: If you call your customer service reps "Geniuses," you'd better...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-20-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 611
Posted By Zeichen311
Even this pattern can go right out the window on...

Even this pattern can go right out the window on modern BMWs. Recent iterations of DSC include a sub-function to simulate a limited-slip differential, by selectively braking the inside wheel when...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-20-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,799
Posted By Zeichen311
:yikes: :wow: :rofl: We have a "winner."...

:yikes: :wow: :rofl:

We have a "winner." :eeps:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-20-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,502
Posted By Zeichen311
Exactly. "BMW Genius" is a trendy marketing term...

Exactly. "BMW Genius" is a trendy marketing term (I suspect BMW is getting a little too chummy with Apple ;) ) but it implies you are talking to an expert. While they do perform a valuable...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-20-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By Zeichen311
Definitely, as Fast Bob said. It is effectively...

Definitely, as Fast Bob said. It is effectively impossible to determine whether a given 2000 or 2001 3er will have the steering feel you want, unless you drive it. First, not all models in that range...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-19-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,041
Posted By Zeichen311
:rofl: I finally realized what annoys me so...

:rofl:

I finally realized what annoys me so much about scissor-door conversions: The lower front corner of the door never looks right when it's open. Needs a swoopy profile there to work, and I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-17-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By Zeichen311
For what it's worth: BMW maintains paintless dent...

For what it's worth: BMW maintains paintless dent repair lines at the port facilities. A year or two ago, on a tour of the VDC, we saw them working on a hail-damaged 7er that was simply covered in...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-17-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,479
Posted By Zeichen311
Well, //M, your new handle doesn't roll off the...

Well, //M, your new handle doesn't roll off the tongue like the last but if you had to leave the fold, the Mustang was a good place to go. I have seen a few GTs on the road here and they look and...
Forum: European Delivery 04-14-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 856
Posted By Zeichen311
Looks like they had a blue one ready to go, in...

Looks like they had a blue one ready to go, in case you changed your mind at the last minute. ;)

Congrats on #3 - have a great trip!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-10-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 584
Posted By Zeichen311
Yes. Some components are strong in the directions...

Yes. Some components are strong in the directions they need to be and much less so in others. The suspension does not cope well with lateral impacts, in part because they are not normal. This is not...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-10-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,048
Posted By Zeichen311
Just to put this to bed: Seat-back nets have been...

Just to put this to bed: Seat-back nets have been standard on US-bound 3 Series since the E46 (1999), if not longer, except for a short period from mid-2010 through (IIRC) early 2012. During that...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-10-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,048
Posted By Zeichen311
:rofl: Points taken. I would still contend that...

:rofl:
Points taken. I would still contend that a monsoon is a useful test environment--but not for getting there!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-10-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,048
Posted By Zeichen311
Why would you let that stop you? There is much to...

Why would you let that stop you? There is much to discover in the rain, such as whether the tires are garbage, the presence of leaks ....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-10-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,048
Posted By Zeichen311
Yeah, yeah, go ahead, rub it in. :rofl: If you...

Yeah, yeah, go ahead, rub it in. :rofl: If you ever figure out how to convince the typical American car shopper that cheap leather is not a luxury appointment, I'll join you on the speaking tour to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-10-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By Zeichen311
+1 ... Every 7000-8000 miles (half the CBS...

+1 ... Every 7000-8000 miles (half the CBS interval) is more than sufficient in normal service. Unless you have a specific recommendation for such a short interval based on a used-oil analysis, you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-10-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By Zeichen311
Probably true but for my part, I can't be...

Probably true but for my part, I can't be bothered skimming video after video, trying to locate the skilled BMW technicians amidst eager hacks accustomed to wrenching on clapped-out Chevys. (You know...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-10-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 35,020
Posted By Zeichen311
Not for long! :rofl:

Not for long! :rofl:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-10-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 393
Posted By Zeichen311
+5! :mad: :mad: :mad: Dammit! All the good...

+5! :mad: :mad: :mad:
Dammit! All the good lines are already taken!

(I guess idol hands really are the Devil's tools.)
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