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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By jparnes1
Looking good!

Looking good!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-25-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 676
Posted By jparnes1
Yeah I get your perspective, some folks gotta...

Yeah I get your perspective, some folks gotta have that new car smell :). But let's look at my recent purchase. 2016 340, 10k miles, 15 months old. In my view, this car is practically brand new. I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-25-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 676
Posted By jparnes1
I think just the opposite. If you need a new car...

I think just the opposite. If you need a new car but have time to search, buying a 1-2 year old car under 20K miles is a no brainer. The car is basically brand new and you saved about 25% in...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 05-23-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By jparnes1
BMW finally got a good part for this problem in...

BMW finally got a good part for this problem in the 2011 models, so your HPFP failure is a fluke. But in any case, this part is covered by an extended warranty to 10 years/120K miles, if I'm not...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 05-23-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,904
Posted By jparnes1
2012 Z4 upgraded for free out of warranty and...

2012 Z4 upgraded for free out of warranty and original owner.


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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-23-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By jparnes1
The sensors are pretty easy to break. They have...

The sensors are pretty easy to break. They have to be removed when you change the pads, so it's good to have some replacements if needed. Also, your pads should be no less than 3mm thick. At 16k I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-22-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By jparnes1
Yeah that's not going to happen if you're pads...

Yeah that's not going to happen if you're pads are thicker than 3 mm, no matter what your display says. They'll just do a reset
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-22-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By jparnes1
Check your pad thickness - should be greater than...

Check your pad thickness - should be greater than 3mm. If so, just reset your service indicator on your idrive/dashboard. There's plenty on line on how to do this.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-22-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By jparnes1
If the scratch is in the clear, not through the...

If the scratch is in the clear, not through the clear, then you can safely remove the scratch and still have clear beneath it. This should be very possible if you have just swirls, which are...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-22-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By jparnes1
Yes, always use the least aggressive compound you...

Yes, always use the least aggressive compound you need to get the job done. But remember, you're removing a microscopically amount of clear and this car has probably never been polished before....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-22-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By jparnes1
I would cut right to the chase and replace the...

I would cut right to the chase and replace the pins and bushings. They're cheap. It's the only way to be sure you'll get even pad wear.


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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-22-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By jparnes1
This is completely correct. You can reuse clay as...

This is completely correct. You can reuse clay as long as you periodically fold the dirty part in. Use copious amounts of spray. If your clay drags, you're not using enough liquid. OP sounds like...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-20-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By jparnes1
^^^you need a new jack. And while you're at it,...

^^^you need a new jack. And while you're at it, get a low profile jack in case you ever want to raise the car at the center jack point under the engine.


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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-16-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By jparnes1
BMWNA monitors these forums so hopefully someone...

BMWNA monitors these forums so hopefully someone over there will see this.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-16-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By jparnes1
[QUOTE=BavarianSceptic;10160219]Thanks @jparnes1...

[QUOTE=BavarianSceptic;10160219]Thanks @jparnes1 I have 94k miles on it so warranty ended a while ago. Engine wouldn't start now so they believe it cooked

This forum isn't the place to get answers...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-16-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By jparnes1
If you pulled over immediately after the warning,...

If you pulled over immediately after the warning, I find it hard to understand how the engine could have been damaged such that a new engine is needed. Did you bring it to Bmw? Is it still under...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 05-14-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By jparnes1
FYI Mike Phillips has excellent video tutorials...

FYI Mike Phillips has excellent video tutorials on www.autogeek.com.


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Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 05-14-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By jparnes1
Without seeing the damage it's hard to tell what...

Without seeing the damage it's hard to tell what needs to be done. Is the scratch all the way through the paint (is there a white line in the depth of the scratch)? Buffing won't help this; you need...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-11-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By jparnes1
There's only 2 things that could leak in that...

There's only 2 things that could leak in that area of your car: brake fluid and diff oil and that's not brake fluid. You probably have a leaking diff seal. But whatever it is if the tech can find it...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-09-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By jparnes1
Pagid, Textar and Jurid are all OE suppliers for...

Pagid, Textar and Jurid are all OE suppliers for BMW brake pads.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-09-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By jparnes1
Video - New Brakes Bedding In Process

The package insert in the brake pad box says not to bed the pads in.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-05-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By jparnes1
Bear in mind that BMW brake pads do not get...

Bear in mind that BMW brake pads do not get broken in, as per the install directions.


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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-05-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By jparnes1
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;)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-05-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By jparnes1
I wrote up a DIY for my ZSCCA car club. It...

I wrote up a DIY for my ZSCCA car club. It includes pad replacement, but you can just check out the rotor section. No need to disassemble the calipers; just unbolt them and make sure you hang them...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 05-05-2017, 05:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By jparnes1
Been at it all night.....still searching..... ...

Been at it all night.....still searching.....


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