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Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 06-30-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,155
Posted By jmsent
You can always fall back on that old saying about...

You can always fall back on that old saying about a broken clock..... Hope this re-inverts your life.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-19-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 470
Posted By jmsent
I hate runflats, and the Bridgestones RE050 looks...

I hate runflats, and the Bridgestones RE050 looks to be the only one made in those sizes. I think those are terrible tires. There aren't a lot of choices in the size combination. I agree with the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-14-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By jmsent
Everybody seems to be giving the exact opposite...

Everybody seems to be giving the exact opposite suggestion that is necessary to solve the problem. The OP is complaining that the volume goes down as he drives. Of course that's not what's happening....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-25-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,071
Posted By jmsent
The JBL system in the Toyota is made by the same...

The JBL system in the Toyota is made by the same company that made the HK system in the BMW. These are all Harman Automotive systems and they just use different trade names depending on the car...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-24-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,183
Posted By jmsent
I believe you would just pull back on the shift...

I believe you would just pull back on the shift lever which means it would switch to manual and stay in first gear.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-20-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,997
Posted By jmsent
I had an '85 900 Turbo. (nearly the same as the...

I had an '85 900 Turbo. (nearly the same as the '81 as SAAB never changed anything) It was a piece of junk. Worst MT ever (well maybe a Yugo was even worse), unreliable, and loaded with rattles and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-19-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,378
Posted By jmsent
He probably said "ZF". And he's right that...

He probably said "ZF". And he's right that they're generally more reliable than the GM auto trannys that came with a lot of BMW's. But they can still fail. I needed service on mine after only 45K mi....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-16-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,427
Posted By jmsent
Excellent synopsis. There's no magical "high...

Excellent synopsis. There's no magical "high resolution" version of Sirius lurking out there that BMW is denying to its customers. It's a mediocre sounding source under the best conditions. Sometimes...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-17-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 858
Posted By jmsent
I cannot imagine that being correct. Which review...

I cannot imagine that being correct. Which review did you read?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-14-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,668
Posted By jmsent
Tradition is a strong driving factor here, and I...

Tradition is a strong driving factor here, and I don't think you'll see a change anytime soon.
Let's face it. The visibility of the red gauges is plenty adequate for the purpose of driving a car....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-21-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,280
Posted By jmsent
I don't think performance run flats have any less...

I don't think performance run flats have any less rolling resistance than non-run flats. My gas mileage changed little when I switched. Run flats are stiff because they have stiff side walls. Can't...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-03-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,983
Posted By jmsent
My brother has a Camry hybrid (in refrigerator...

My brother has a Camry hybrid (in refrigerator white). It's a totally boring vehicle, but it gets 42mpg. He loves it, and I wouldn't be caught dead in the thing.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-01-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,706
Posted By jmsent
Please take this someplace else. I come here to...

Please take this someplace else. I come here to get away from that crap.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-28-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,217
Posted By jmsent
It seems inevitable: anytime you point out the...

It seems inevitable: anytime you point out the lack of MT availability in any given car, the thread will automatically veer into the same old tired back and forth about AT vs MT. It's like...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 10-26-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,761
Posted By jmsent
Just my .02, but does anybody else think the CLA...

Just my .02, but does anybody else think the CLA interior looks awfully busy? There's buttons everywhere, and the those dash vents look hideous. Seat adjustments up on the door may appeal to some,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-08-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,959
Posted By jmsent
If I was near a dealer, I'd get it in and have it...

If I was near a dealer, I'd get it in and have it checked out, for peace of mind if nothing else. You've got a lot of miles ahead of you.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-06-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,540
Posted By jmsent
If you think the ZHP was bad, you should have...

If you think the ZHP was bad, you should have tried living with an E46 M3 as a DD. All the complaints about the E9x sport suspension being too "harsh" become utterly laughable, after you've spent a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-20-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By jmsent
Not quite correct. For non-compressed CD sound...

Not quite correct. For non-compressed CD sound the bitrate would be 1411 kb/s (16 bits x 44,100 Hz sampling rate x2) 320 kb/s could work with MP3 or AAC compression schemes and can produce sound...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-19-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,017
Posted By jmsent
The quality of bluetooth streaming is all over...

The quality of bluetooth streaming is all over the map. I never use it, because in my own experience it usually doesn't sound good. I'm not sure which protocol BMW uses, meaning it may be that your...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-05-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 923
Posted By jmsent
Thanks for the clarifications and the great...

Thanks for the clarifications and the great video. So, by the "weak when starting" comment, you mean slow cranking of the starter? That may indeed be an indication of either a discharged battery.....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-04-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 923
Posted By jmsent
As you hopefully can understand, the descriptions...

As you hopefully can understand, the descriptions you are giving here are pretty vague, and make it hard to suggest anything as a fix. First off, I doubt the cable is the cause of the problems your...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-19-2013, 04:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,782
Posted By jmsent
Bose has no contract with BMW for their audio...

Bose has no contract with BMW for their audio systems, so it's either a kludge or someone is just mind f**king with you and glued a couple Bose labels to your HK speakers.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-01-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,783
Posted By jmsent
I agree with this. Leatherette doesn't need break...

I agree with this. Leatherette doesn't need break in the way leather does. You've got two different seat materials with different feels, and two cars with different butt time. I also wonder if the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-19-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,366
Posted By jmsent
Thing is, the engine isn't new. It's the same...

Thing is, the engine isn't new. It's the same engine that's been in the E9x since 2010. From what I see, the kind of problems you are having are virtually non existent on the N55 motor.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-31-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,982
Posted By jmsent
Every last M3 up to mid 2003 was also recalled to...

Every last M3 up to mid 2003 was also recalled to have its con rod bearings replaced.
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