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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 07:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,654
Posted By MikeTerp
I think we will see no more than a 10% power bump...

I think we will see no more than a 10% power bump on either the B48 or B58 engines, but they should be a little more efficient (1-2mpg). The big plus with both of them is that it puts BMW on the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-20-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,225
Posted By MikeTerp
After a lifetime of manual transmissions, I drove...

After a lifetime of manual transmissions, I drove an F30 (328i) today. Given the other comments on this thread, maybe it was just this car, but I found the shifter WAY TOO notchy and coarse. My E39...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-29-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By MikeTerp
There are a zillion posts on this topic already....

There are a zillion posts on this topic already. Most Bimmerphiles DO NOT like the electronic dipstick, me included. The accuracy of the computer generated oil level is suspect. Several have posted...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-26-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By MikeTerp
Except for the mileage, you sound like you want...

Except for the mileage, you sound like you want MY 2007 E90! It has been utterly bullet proof through 120K miles. True, I have way over-maintained it (have all service records), but it has rewarded...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-21-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 11,051
Posted By MikeTerp
Baloney. Every auto mag has said that the E90...

Baloney. Every auto mag has said that the E90 was superior to the F30 in performance, especially handling. You come across as very small minded by going out of your way to insult all the E90 owners...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-27-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,666
Posted By MikeTerp
[QUOTE=sr5959;8663575]Hi guys, my lease is up...

[QUOTE=sr5959;8663575]Hi guys, my lease is up soon (Feb 15), so I am looking at options for the new one.

IMercedes C300 4-Matic - Interior is also more cramped than F30's. I will consider this...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-17-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,697
Posted By MikeTerp
[QUOTE=f30jojo;8649583]I've had my 13 320i since...

[QUOTE=f30jojo;8649583]I've had my 13 320i since last June. I currently live in germany but will be movong back stateside in December.
IN GERMANY the 320i is a bit underpowered for my taste. It...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-17-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,307
Posted By MikeTerp
Well, supposedly, the N20 is going to be replaced...

Well, supposedly, the N20 is going to be replaced by the B48 engine when BMW does the 3 series refresh for MY 2016, although I recall reading something that this may be delayed for a year. I am sure...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-14-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,145
Posted By MikeTerp
LOL. This reminds me of the goat ropers driving...

LOL. This reminds me of the goat ropers driving jacked-up pickups when I lived in Colorado. Yep, they could probably go faster than the two-wheelers, but they sure could not stop any faster, as many...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-14-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,228
Posted By MikeTerp
B48?

Is the B48 still a go for the refresh? Thought I read somewhere that it was delayed a year?? Anyone have the latest info?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-07-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,781
Posted By MikeTerp
I just hope the new 5er does not "grow" in...

I just hope the new 5er does not "grow" in length, but does lose significant weight. This car could use a 200kg diet to say the least.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-14-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,257
Posted By MikeTerp
Truthfully, would you (and most others on this...

Truthfully, would you (and most others on this board) rather have the electronic dipstick, or a real one where you could see and touch the oil in your engine and be assured that you had the correct...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-13-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,735
Posted By MikeTerp
Well, with so many BMWs being leased these days,...

Well, with so many BMWs being leased these days, you can imagine that most of those "owners" do little more than whatever the I-drive calls for. That said, if you actually "own" your car and do oil...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-13-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,257
Posted By MikeTerp
The punch line of this thread should be: BMW...

The punch line of this thread should be: BMW needs to put a REAL dipstick back in its engines. I have an 2007 E90/N52 with 110K on the clock. I have always done oil changes myself at least every...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-18-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,554
Posted By MikeTerp
THIS is one of the biggest problems. You just...

THIS is one of the biggest problems. You just cannot count on getting a RFT, ANY RFT, if you are out in the middle of nowhere (or for that matter in many places) let alone one that matches your...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-18-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,330
Posted By MikeTerp
And they say that today's generation are less and...

And they say that today's generation are less and less interested in cars and driving because they are so distracted with wireless gadgets and the like. Could be true.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-13-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,779
Posted By MikeTerp
Fell apart? Did you abuse it? Maintain it? I...

Fell apart? Did you abuse it? Maintain it? I have nearly 111K MILES on my E90 and it has been absolutely bullet-proof so far. I do change oil twice as often as the computer calls for, but...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-02-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 940
Posted By MikeTerp
This thread is truly LOL worthy. The BMW...

This thread is truly LOL worthy. The BMW computer oil level sensor is a totally unnecessary joke. I change my own oil on my 07 E90 328. At first, I would always put in seven quarts as stated....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-23-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,745
Posted By MikeTerp
I have 107K on my 07 E90 328 - bullet proof so...

I have 107K on my 07 E90 328 - bullet proof so far. I do change oil at least twice as often as called for and have changed all other fluids at least twice, plus all other maintenance, but this has...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-11-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,234
Posted By MikeTerp
This has always been my worry with turbos. They...

This has always been my worry with turbos. They generate a ton of heat and yet BMW as (until recently) gone to very long oil change intervals. I had two audi turbos with no problems, but I sold...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-12-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,996
Posted By MikeTerp
Warranty work is like Medicare - fee for service....

Warranty work is like Medicare - fee for service. The dealers rip off Corporate BMW which in turn results in higher prices for customers and stories like we have read in this thread.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-12-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,293
Posted By MikeTerp
This must be the 100th thread dealing with RFTs. ...

This must be the 100th thread dealing with RFTs. They have improved a lot since they first came out, but most people still don't like them. Ride is usually described as worse, they are more...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-12-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,089
Posted By MikeTerp
105K+ with no problems. Just normal maintenance...

105K+ with no problems. Just normal maintenance (now I DO maintain the car more than called for in factory specs - more frequent oil changes, fluid changes, etc) but otherwise, excellent.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-05-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 16,742
Posted By MikeTerp
I think that issues from these long oil changes...

I think that issues from these long oil changes are coming home to roost and the manufacturers are worrying about warranty claims. I changed my oil initially in my 07 E90/328 at 3K miles and then...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-20-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,112
Posted By MikeTerp
[QUOTE=chiefneil;7779612]I think it's strange...

[QUOTE=chiefneil;7779612]I think it's strange that BMW has been the only one championing runflats. If they were so great we'd see other manufacturers embracing them by now. But BMW is clearly...
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