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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Today, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By floydarogers
The difference is only about 2% bigger. I'm...

The difference is only about 2% bigger. I'm running 225/45R18 as winter wheels (on my E90) when 225/40R18 is the OEM (front) size; there is no problem.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Today, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By floydarogers
I would think (but I'm not an expert) that that...

I would think (but I'm not an expert) that that will work. 245 is about as wide as the front will hold. The main problem people have is putting anything at 275+ on the rears - usually rubs the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Today, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 198
Posted By floydarogers
It's just like on any gas BMW engine - easy and...

It's just like on any gas BMW engine - easy and drip-free (if you're careful removing the oil filter.) The low-saps LL-04 oil is quite a bit harder to find, however. Be sure it says low-saps,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Today, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By floydarogers
The general rule is 1% or less. 2% is pretty...

The general rule is 1% or less. 2% is pretty much a sure guarantee that the DSC will be complaining.

And I'm not sure that the rears won't rub on the shock/springs with that offset.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By floydarogers
No, they're go-flats (with TPMS). I have AAA if...

No, they're go-flats (with TPMS). I have AAA if needed.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By floydarogers
Thinner doesn't float so much. Tirerack's winter...

Thinner doesn't float so much. Tirerack's winter tire articles talk about this if you want a more authoritative voice.

I use 225/45R18 on all 4.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By floydarogers
Couple thoughts (but I've never owned VWs) 1) ...

Couple thoughts (but I've never owned VWs)
1) An E46, while a very nice car (I owned a 2001 330xi for 8 years/145K) is now an old car. When old cars have problems, they're likely to be more...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-28-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 198
Posted By floydarogers
$100-$125. Hard to get it done for less than...

$100-$125. Hard to get it done for less than $80, since the oil and filter cost that much. Anything over $125 is rip-off IMO.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-28-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,778
Posted By floydarogers
Check the diesel sub-forum; seems to me there are...

Check the diesel sub-forum; seems to me there are a few discussions there. But I can't remember anyone complaining in CA or AK about problems starting x5d or 335d.

Note that there is a fuel...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-27-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,347
Posted By floydarogers
Actually, they recognize that and have added the...

Actually, they recognize that and have added the 228i with track package and M235i (which comes only in a msport/sport? trim). Gotta want a coupe, however.:thumbdwn:
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-26-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By floydarogers
An alternator only sucks about 1 hp, which isn't...

An alternator only sucks about 1 hp, which isn't enough to hold back a car very much. The brakes definitely are used to slow the car if regeneration isn't able to keep it within 1-2 mph of the set...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-24-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By floydarogers
(From my 2001 manual) TIRE ROTATION Between...

(From my 2001 manual)
TIRE ROTATION
Between the axles
The tread wear patterns at the front end
differ from those at the rear the actual
patterns will vary according to individual
driving...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-24-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By floydarogers
BMW doesn't recommend tire rotation. If you...

BMW doesn't recommend tire rotation.

If you decide to do it anyway, do it at 6K-7.5K mile intervals.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-23-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By floydarogers
We're not all jerks, it seems

Proof that there is at least one BMW driver that is not a jerk!

Daily Rant and Rave (Seattle Times.)

RAVE To the guy in the sporty BMW who kept honking and pointing until I finally stopped my...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-21-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 343
Posted By floydarogers
Bad mileage is almost always the fault of the...

Bad mileage is almost always the fault of the driver. City driving is so random that it's useless to compare it.

Get out onto a level rural freeway, and set the cruise control at 60 (or 70) and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-18-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,816
Posted By floydarogers
You sort of answered your own question: people...

You sort of answered your own question: people are buying the 320i BECAUSE it's the same price as an accord/camry/sonata. The badge (and near-luxury of the 3-series) is the reason people are buying...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-17-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 785
Posted By floydarogers
Prices are relatively constant, although later in...

Prices are relatively constant, although later in the winter (February/March) there are closeouts. However, most manufacturers make only enough for their projected demand. This has in the past...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-16-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By floydarogers
The cost of the cleaning prescribed by the SIB is...

The cost of the cleaning prescribed by the SIB is around $1200-$1500.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-16-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By floydarogers
It was a question that, unfortunately,...

It was a question that, unfortunately, demonstrated your lack of understanding about basic things.

In fact, a lip/ducktail don't generate downforce (you need a wing - usually a big one) to do...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-16-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,002
Posted By floydarogers
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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-14-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By floydarogers
Yes and no. The stud and hub are the same,...

Yes and no. The stud and hub are the same, however the offsets are different so some care must be used (E46 generally around 45mm, E9x around 34 mm)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-13-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By floydarogers
++ As a supporting example, Ecotune in...

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As a supporting example, Ecotune in Scotland (diesel tuner) won't sell it's M57 tune to anyone that has removed the DPF (or at least any DP than theirs, which has features to let their tune...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-12-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By floydarogers
Why would they replace the O2 sensor, when it's...

Why would they replace the O2 sensor, when it's the NOx sensor involved?

FYI: there are two NOx sensors - pre and post SCR cat. They're kind of pricey - $150 each - but not as pricey as the SCR...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-11-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,911
Posted By floydarogers
I bought my E46 and E90 custom; you only pay for...

I bought my E46 and E90 custom; you only pay for what you want. My wife just bought a car off the lot - had to pay for premium package rather than just beige leather. Silver with black interior...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-11-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By floydarogers
My 2010 LCI is "Sand Beige". The current F30 are...

My 2010 LCI is "Sand Beige". The current F30 are "Venetian Beige"; not sure if it was a change late in the E9x models.

I wonder if some of the differences you've seen are Sensatec vs. Leather?
...
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