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Forum: General BMW Yesterday, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By Dave 20T
I have a lesser opinion of an owner if I see...

I have a lesser opinion of an owner if I see their BMW at a stoplight and they are using a different brand of tires on the front as the rear or if they use tire brands, like Sunny or Primewell. There...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-21-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 515
Posted By Dave 20T
The E83 X3 2004-2010 allows you on demand oil...

The E83 X3 2004-2010 allows you on demand oil level checks even while driving.

I don't think the F30 has an on-board lab that checks oil condition. I think the CBS is algorithm based, calculating...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-21-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 515
Posted By Dave 20T
You must be Munich sitting in your tall four...

You must be Munich sitting in your tall four cylinder building, ha ha! The oil reading process takes several minutes. The engine must be warm. Most red lights are not that long. A call can cause you...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-20-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 515
Posted By Dave 20T
oil level reading can't be done if phone rings

I wish there was an oil dipstick. The oil level can't be checked until the engine is warm, not stepping on the clutch and, recently learned, it terminates if someone calls you if Bluetooth is...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-20-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,043
Posted By Dave 20T
European spec aspheric drivers mirror.....very...

European spec aspheric drivers mirror.....very nice. ECS Tuning, a sponsor, has it though I got mine in Germany.

The dealers badge is a regional habit. It's much less common on the West Coast and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-19-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By Dave 20T
Sumitomo is not so much an off brand. Maybe...

Sumitomo is not so much an off brand. Maybe second tier as far as familiarity. I would tend to avoid really off brands like Primewell, MRF, etc.

Barum is a Czech brand that I've seen on cars....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-19-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By Dave 20T
It would be a bigger insult if they wrote "For MY...

It would be a bigger insult if they wrote "For MY 2014, the brake fluid change interval is 2 years, except in the United States and Canada, where it is every 3 years while free scheduled maintenance...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-19-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,242
Posted By Dave 20T
Every seems to be giving silentbob the silent...

Every seems to be giving silentbob the silent treatment! Answers?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-19-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By Dave 20T
Check your owner's manual and/or service pamphlet...

Check your owner's manual and/or service pamphlet in the owner's manual case. My 2013 F30 says 2 years.

The correct interval varies.
Every few days or weeks: if you use the car on the track...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-19-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By Dave 20T
Different answers

Q. Is 50 stands for the width? If yes can I go bigger width like 55 or 60?
A. 50 stands for the aspect ratio, which is a measure of height. The height is 50% of the width. Usually, people do not go...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-17-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,608
Posted By Dave 20T
I also use Chevron gas and generally don't mix...

I also use Chevron gas and generally don't mix brands. However, at least once a year, when the tank is low, I will fill up with Shell and use Shell for several consecutive tanks......maybe the V...
Forum: European Delivery 05-17-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By Dave 20T
Did you buy the car at Autowest BMW in Richmond? ...

Did you buy the car at Autowest BMW in Richmond?

At the risk of making the BMW Welt mad at me :D, consider asking them to call for you. At worst, use your phone if long distance charges are a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-17-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,013
Posted By Dave 20T
By now, it's clear that there are almost as many...

By now, it's clear that there are almost as many opinions as options....

What if there was a 320i sports and austerity version......
No power windows or mirrors, no inside trunk release (like in...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-16-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By Dave 20T
You can buy the whole mirror or mirror glass. I...

You can buy the whole mirror or mirror glass. I would be surprised if you can only buy some small metal parts inside.

Does the mirror say "objects are closer than they appear" or similar warning?...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-16-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,013
Posted By Dave 20T
I spent a little more and got the optional wood...

I spent a little more and got the optional wood trim. It makes the car look nice inside.

I'd get performance tires. I didn't so I am suffering until the tires wear out.

I also got an alarm. I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-16-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,006
Posted By Dave 20T
I trust run flats to some degree so goo in a can...

I trust run flats to some degree so goo in a can doesn't offer much more, in my opinion. The next step would be a compact spare but I got a full sized spare, a new run flat on a new BMW wheel. A...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-16-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By Dave 20T
Use it while you can. Soon, when you finally get...

Use it while you can. Soon, when you finally get there, you will be limp.

:rofl:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-13-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 888
Posted By Dave 20T
I've only changed spark plugs twice (two...

I've only changed spark plugs twice (two different cars, one time). It was easy. If you just use finger strength, you won't break anything. I trust myself. For easy tasks, my workmanship is often...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-11-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By Dave 20T
Also consider buying a new wheel and keeping that...

Also consider buying a new wheel and keeping that as a full sized spare. If you don't want a full sized spare, there are people who want one. I even bought a new BMW wheel and a new run flat tire as...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-11-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,852
Posted By Dave 20T
Very true. I caught my insurance company...

Very true.

I caught my insurance company cheating when determining the cars value. What they do is predetermine the value then pad the data to fit the figure. In Washington state, they are...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-10-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By Dave 20T
He may be asking about if the car warranty is...

He may be asking about if the car warranty is voided. If they can blame a problem on the wheels, it might void a claim for that part but I don't think they can blame a water pump failure or...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-10-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By Dave 20T
Most people don't maintain the coolant. The...

Most people don't maintain the coolant. The factory recommendation is lifetime or when work is done. If there is debris, draining the coolant probably won't solve it completely because the debris...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-10-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By Dave 20T
Consider cheap microfiber cloths from the dollar...

Consider cheap microfiber cloths from the dollar store, at least, for the first part of cleaning. I first clean the bulk of dirt with a slightly damp (not wet) cloth before applying any kind of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-10-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,137
Posted By Dave 20T
Anybody get a manual transmission to be economical?

Anyone get a manual transmission in order to be economical?

I get it for the following reasons:

1. Shifts when I desire. Automatics sometimes don't upshift fast enough and sometimes downshift...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-10-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 852
Posted By Dave 20T
Added balance..... Those black wheels are...

Added balance.....

Those black wheels are not ugly. Chrome wheels are ugly.

I might consider those black wheels for snow tires, but not for most of the year.
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