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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 12:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,085
Posted By Mark K
Yeah, I browsed around and it seems to be that...

Yeah, I browsed around and it seems to be that 240V/40A is the best compromise right now. You can still fully charge 85kWh Tesla normally during the night. Yeah, 240V/80A would be awesome but it also...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By Mark K
All true, but it seems to me that OP is saying...

All true, but it seems to me that OP is saying that the air coming out of the vents has no business being this cold when AC is switched off. My guess they have mid-80s in South Carolina right now...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 08:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,085
Posted By Mark K
Interestingly, I just needed to redo breaker...

Interestingly, I just needed to redo breaker panel in my house anyway and decided to prep it for electric car charging. Now I need to read through various Tesla/Leaf forums to see Volts/Ampers I'll...
Forum: General BMW Yesterday, 07:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By Mark K
+100 Not sure about "few months" though...

+100

Not sure about "few months" though since Ford did it in late 2006 (I think). I believe big rats left the ship loooong time before Sept 2008 so two months before might not have been enough.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-21-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 592
Posted By Mark K
The biggest lesson here: do not lend your BMW to...

The biggest lesson here: do not lend your BMW to anyone who will treat it with "it's just a car". They might be just a car, but in so many cases they require you to know what you are doing and will...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-21-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,201
Posted By Mark K
So, what you are saying is we will continue to...

So, what you are saying is we will continue to throw salt into the ocean (aka pi*ss away public money) on roads without improving average speed it takes from A to B because there are some people who...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-20-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 155
Posted By Mark K
Need help with brakes

Please see thread I started in this forum http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=766633

I know there are a lot of people here who track their E9x cars and they might not read...
Forum: Motorsports, Racing & Track 04-20-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 149
Posted By Mark K
Brake pads help needed

I just bought on Tirerack and had BMW dealership install Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads. I also replaced OEM rotors with new ones (OEM). The reason I bought these Hawk pads was that the car in the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-20-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By Mark K
Only way to go where? Wheel and tire repair shop?...

Only way to go where? Wheel and tire repair shop? How are the roads in Ireland?

If you want best dynamics and both driving and hooning setup - 17" X 7.5" on all 4 corners with 225/45 R17 tires.
...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 04-18-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By Mark K
I'm 6' 3" but only 33" inseam. Which means very...

I'm 6' 3" but only 33" inseam. Which means very long torso and that's where I get screwed. I think you will be fine but if you think you will consider doing HPDE in that car, test with the helmet. It...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 04-18-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By Mark K
I accept donations for my efforts ... :p ;) ...

I accept donations for my efforts ... :p

;)



I currently have E92 with mandatory moonroof and I tried to sit in 228i with moonroof 5 days ago. It is identical headroom. Driving on the street...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 04-17-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By Mark K
When did THAT happen?!

Guys, who can confirm that moonroof was NOT deletable option on M235i when ordering guides came out last December? Or am I insane?

If above is the truth, when did BMW USA decide to change the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-17-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By Mark K
Which is triple strange, because in the cities...

Which is triple strange, because in the cities there is a HUGE number of taxpayers per mile of the road and yet they have worst roads. What gives?

Anyhow, my point is about unsecured cargo and how...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-17-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,201
Posted By Mark K
Well, it is more then obvious how much discordant...

Well, it is more then obvious how much discordant the issue of speed limits is in otherwise very harmonic society, such as ours. So, I vote we get rid of the speed limits! :bigpimp:

On a serious...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-17-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 806
Posted By Mark K
+1 The car in the picture must go comes...

+1

The car in the picture must go comes October. It would go next week if I didn't already spend ungodly amount of money to prep it for the summer tracking season.

The reason? I cannot seem to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-17-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 659
Posted By Mark K
You do not have to ask anybody anything. Go to...

You do not have to ask anybody anything. Go to www.tirerack.com and search for "certified installers". Put in your zip code and click on any of them - it will tell you exactly the machinery they use...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-17-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,542
Posted By Mark K
Look, in a very perverse way, it's not like...

Look, in a very perverse way, it's not like Europeans REALLY have all that much choice either. You won't see basically any 335i cars or 550i cars that are not ED plate, american forces plate or...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-17-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 886
Posted By Mark K
:) I will second the serious advice to...

:)

I will second the serious advice to change brake fluid - and that's it. Believe me, your tires will fly a surrender flag way before your suspension even realizes you are on a racetrack :)

If...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-17-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,427
Posted By Mark K
OK, now that the emotions have petered out, let's...

OK, now that the emotions have petered out, let's talk rationally.

OP, I hope you already got the answer to your questions, but just in case you didn't ...

I own two daily drivers powered by...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-16-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By Mark K
Guys, I really do not want to be nasty or...

Guys, I really do not want to be nasty or anything, but I am so sick and tired of this 3rd world BS being allowed on our roads. I just came back from Europe 2 weeks ago and I'm appalled at what we...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-16-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,542
Posted By Mark K
Believe me, especially so with M5, if you park M5...

Believe me, especially so with M5, if you park M5 and any other F10 next to each other in same color (say, AW) then ask random people to tell you if they are looking at two different cars ... even...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-13-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,367
Posted By Mark K
OP, you are actually lucky. My car went in for...

OP, you are actually lucky. My car went in for routine spring prep for tracking season last Monday. It's still there.

My frustration is not with what the car needs, but with not being able to find...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-13-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,103
Posted By Mark K
You guys said more or less everything (useful and...

You guys said more or less everything (useful and facetious) there is to say about that OP.

Now, I would like to add something

IF (you have 550i)
IF (you cannot accelerate fast enough)...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-11-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By Mark K
Nice choice, congrats. Can't say anything...

Nice choice, congrats.

Can't say anything about incentives, but you don't want to be in Europe in July/August. I suggest first two weeks of September for a beautiful experience of ANY part of...
Forum: General BMW 04-11-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By Mark K
In quite a few posts on E9x forum I stated that...

In quite a few posts on E9x forum I stated that buying a used and without warranty N55 E9x 3 series for a daily driver means also that you have at least $5,000 of immediately available disposable...
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