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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-21-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,272
Posted By jmsent
192Kbs? You wish. Sounds about like 42kbs MP3...

192Kbs? You wish. Sounds about like 42kbs MP3 with an early codec. Terrible. I dropped my subscription mainly because of the poor sound quality.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-01-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 938
Posted By jmsent
And just to put this in perspective, what...

And just to put this in perspective, what percentage of oil level sensors have failed after 8+ yrs of these engines being on the market? I can't remember the last time I read about it on any BMW...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-01-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,651
Posted By jmsent
I had Sirius for 8 years and then finally...

I had Sirius for 8 years and then finally abandoned it. At its very best, the sound quality was lousy. At its worst, unlistenable.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-10-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,123
Posted By jmsent
I had at least 3 of 'em over the years. As I...

I had at least 3 of 'em over the years. As I recall, oil needed changing at 3000 miles, valve adjustments at 6000, points, plugs, condenser at 12000. Valve job at 50,000, cylinder bore and rings at...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-10-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 830
Posted By jmsent
Delaware is one of those places where people can...

Delaware is one of those places where people can try and get away with not buying winter rubber. The snow usually doesn't stick around for long, but the temps do get cold enough to render summer...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-02-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,612
Posted By jmsent
Correct. There's no comparison between an MP3 at...

Correct. There's no comparison between an MP3 at 320kbs and the digital compression being used by Sirius. The codecs and bitrates from satellite are based on late 1980's technology, and a comparison...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-01-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 966
Posted By jmsent
Probably would be very difficult to hear a...

Probably would be very difficult to hear a difference with 320K, but lower bitrates might be audible. 320K is hard to distinguish from lossless CD even in a home environment with high end equipment.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-12-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,961
Posted By jmsent
I'm pretty sure the 07 coupe only came with sport...

I'm pretty sure the 07 coupe only came with sport suspension. But sport package on these is something that drivers do want. Nicer wheel, much better seats, etc. Manual transmission IS a harder sell....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-05-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 19,783
Posted By jmsent
Usually an "LCI" wouldn't go so far as to change...

Usually an "LCI" wouldn't go so far as to change the chassis in any radical way. Though, they may have done some further development on the EPS. One can only hope.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-29-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By jmsent
I let my subscription lapse. I got tired of the ...

I let my subscription lapse. I got tired of the really poor sound quality, and while there's some good programming (e.g., Tom Petty's Buried Treasure on Deep Tracks) it isn't enough to justify the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-26-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 13,046
Posted By jmsent
I'm driving my 07 E92 335 w/sports and still a...

I'm driving my 07 E92 335 w/sports and still a happy camper. I suspect if I was confronted with the need for a new car purchase right now, it would be a 228i w/Msport or a GTI.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-21-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 12,924
Posted By jmsent
Yup. And a GTI is probably my next car. Can't...

Yup. And a GTI is probably my next car. Can't really justify a BMW anymore. Don't really care for the 2 series, and the F30 is just too big. They're still fine cars, just not for me.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 10-22-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,996
Posted By jmsent
So, will it be RWD? What platform will they use?...

So, will it be RWD? What platform will they use? Given that the only true RWD in this category is the BMW, there wouldn't seem much incentive to develop a smaller RWD platform for this cr. But,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-05-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 991
Posted By jmsent
That's just your obligatory bottom of the bumper...

That's just your obligatory bottom of the bumper initiation scrape. Welcome to the club! :thumbup: I wouldn't go whole hog on a repair there. It will happen again the minute you pull up to another...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-31-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By jmsent
No, it isn't a Camry. The IS350 is RWD,...

No, it isn't a Camry. The IS350 is RWD, longitudinal mounted V6. The Camry is FWD, transverse mounted I4 or V6. The V6's are very different as well. No fan of the IS myself, but let's at least be...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-17-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By jmsent
Bear in mind just changing the filter won't turn...

Bear in mind just changing the filter won't turn off that warning. You still have to reset the indicator. In fact, you don't have to change the filter at all to to turn off the warning, but it's a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-01-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,415
Posted By jmsent
Picking 2 random examples like you did isn't...

Picking 2 random examples like you did isn't proof of anything. Klipsch and Cerwin Vega had speakers in the 70's that surpassed 100dB @1w/1m, and there are speakers today that are in the low 80's....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-01-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,415
Posted By jmsent
As someone who spent his entire career in the...

As someone who spent his entire career in the industry on the technical side, here's my take..
Solid state audio electronics have improved a lot since the 70's. Just like everything else in the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-01-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,415
Posted By jmsent
Except that the system in the picture is powered...

Except that the system in the picture is powered by Marantz 9's which today are worth about $10000 each or more, where the 2505 is worth about $400. It's been a pretty long time since you've been...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 06-30-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,756
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: 682
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 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-14-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
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: 2,379
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 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-24-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,624
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 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-20-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,717
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...
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