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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 10:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 751
Posted By floydarogers
I go back even further: E12 530i and E24 320i. ...

I go back even further: E12 530i and E24 320i. The 320i had a semi-trailing arm rear suspension (as did the famed E30) that made for sporty driving indeed: snap oversteer when the outside wheel...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 09:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 945
Posted By floydarogers
For the OP: the Car and Driver test of the 2015...

For the OP: the Car and Driver test of the 2015 435xi (and for the discerning, note that it sticks laterally at 0.87g)

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2015-bmw-435i-xdrive-test-review
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 07:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 945
Posted By floydarogers
Car & Driver and Road & Track, even Consumer...

Car & Driver and Road & Track, even Consumer Reports, all test for it. It's a valid metric to compare car handling characteristics.

And fighter jets have virtually nil lateral g-forces (they...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 07:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 945
Posted By floydarogers
That's mostly a product of the tires the car is...

That's mostly a product of the tires the car is shod with.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-25-2016, 08:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By floydarogers
Never had a problem. They're at least as good as...

Never had a problem. They're at least as good as Discount Tire or Firestone or whoever. I believe a couple people have had problems, but you can have problems anywhere.

They seem to have become...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-25-2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 945
Posted By floydarogers
It hasn't changed AFAIK. I don't know what you...

It hasn't changed AFAIK. I don't know what you mean by "g's", btw.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-24-2016, 10:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 945
Posted By floydarogers
The engine is completely new - different block...

The engine is completely new - different block and head. More standard HP and torque.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-24-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 945
Posted By floydarogers
Chasing performance numbers is not very telling...

Chasing performance numbers is not very telling when it comes to car choice. First, the driver makes more difference than the car, and second, there's always a faster/quicker car out there.

Buy...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-23-2016, 11:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By floydarogers
18" wheels would be offset 36, 18x8 front 18x8.5...

18" wheels would be offset 36, 18x8 front 18x8.5 rear. Bolt pattern is 5x120mm. Don't know what the center bore is - 60mm or so? 245/40 is not a standard size - front 225/40R18 rear 255/35R18. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-23-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,397
Posted By floydarogers
Although not a wagon, our 328xd sedan has no...

Although not a wagon, our 328xd sedan has no trouble with steep roads. I believe that, going over I90/Snoqualmie Pass, it only had to downshift to 7th on the North Bend hill to maintain it's 75mph...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-21-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 522
Posted By floydarogers
If both cars were sedans, both are F30. The...

If both cars were sedans, both are F30. The engine choice has no affect on interior size; so it's possibly you were comparing an older E90 with a newer F30. If there is a "special edition", it's a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By floydarogers
Just go down to the local Les Schwab tires,...

Just go down to the local Les Schwab tires, Discount tires, Big O, Firestone, Goodyear tire stores; they'll have one and it will probably be free or less than you will pay online. PepBoys or...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-21-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 35,977
Posted By floydarogers
Do you mean the mid-80's 524d ? The LL-04 oils...

Do you mean the mid-80's 524d ? The LL-04 oils are for 2009 and later diesels in the USA/CA. And current ones (F30 328d), too.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-21-2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By floydarogers
Hmmm. Not just you; don't know what up with...

Hmmm. Not just you; don't know what up with that.
Another try?:
http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1088501
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-19-2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By floydarogers
100K miles is when the first set of repairs kicks...

100K miles is when the first set of repairs kicks in. Or it has been in the past.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-19-2016, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By floydarogers
Never heard of a fuel tank having to be replaced...

Never heard of a fuel tank having to be replaced before, so it's not a flag.

X5d seems to have been pretty reliable; 80K is nothing. 10K miles is an oil change; fuel filter every 3 oil changes. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-19-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By floydarogers
Don't forget that, because you and the car are in...

Don't forget that, because you and the car are in CA, the CA emissions warranty covers most engine stuff until 7/70K.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-19-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,706
Posted By floydarogers
15 gallons.

15 gallons.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-18-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 40,034
Posted By floydarogers
As mentioned, probably can't be plugged or...

As mentioned, probably can't be plugged or patched, as it's probably impacting the sidewall.

You have enough tread left, just buy a single new one - don't let the retailer try to sell you 2 or 4.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-18-2016, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By floydarogers
Love wifes that drive! (Mine does, too!)

Love wifes that drive! (Mine does, too!)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-17-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 968
Posted By floydarogers
There has been a recent thread (not sure which...

There has been a recent thread (not sure which forum) noting better coatings and such for piston wrist pins.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-17-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 968
Posted By floydarogers
The starter and engine are beefed up to handle...

The starter and engine are beefed up to handle the extra wear.

It's supposed to save between 3%-11% or so; most estimates around 5%. Once you get used to it, it's not a bother unless you're...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-17-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By floydarogers
Diesel tuning options - compilation

Although it's specifically for the N57, it's an interesting compilation, for those looking for tunes.
http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho....php?t=1088501

Thanks to Matt Bianco - this was posted...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-16-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By floydarogers
A well-maintained BMW is extremely unlikely to...

A well-maintained BMW is extremely unlikely to leave you by the side of the road. However, "well-maintained" means a cooling system that is periodically refreshed, and various other items.

$7K is...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-16-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By floydarogers
Did you replace the valve stem when changing...

Did you replace the valve stem when changing tires?

If you did, most likely a bent or cracked wheel. The bend may prevent a good seal on the bead, and as for a crack... never going to hold air.
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