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Forum: Great Lakes Region - IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI 11-13-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 95
Posted By rclarke
Trustworth Dealers/Repair Shops near Bensenville, IL?

I'm from Texas and have been a BMW owner for years; and have a relative who just picked up his first BMW (Z4 Coupe) and lives in the Bensenville area. As he's new to the scene, he's not familiar...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-27-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By rclarke
I did a little more investigation on this and it...

I did a little more investigation on this and it appears that the screws used to fasten the rear plate holder were only tightened about half-way, which led to the loose fit. I then checked the front...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-26-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By rclarke
Plastic License Plate Fasteners?

A bit of background: I've got a 2013 328i that I've had for about 2 years.

This afternoon, I pulled a bag out of the trunk and when I closed the trunk lid, one side of the rear license plate...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-11-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,245
Posted By rclarke
Manual or Auto? And which mode were you in? ...

Manual or Auto? And which mode were you in? Eco-Pro mode is great for saving gas, but can feel a bit laggy. You might try switch the car into sport mode.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-01-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,497
Posted By rclarke
Only if we can bask in the glow of the greatness...

Only if we can bask in the glow of the greatness that is BJ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-28-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,037
Posted By rclarke
Went though the same process with my wife. My...

Went though the same process with my wife. My advice? Take her to a dealer and let her drive the sport-line. The sport-seats, which are only available in that line, sold my wife instantly.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-27-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,083
Posted By rclarke
I went through the same decision process. If you...

I went through the same decision process. If you looking closely at the options for each line, you should notice that with a couple of minor exceptions, the differences are all styling-related and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-27-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,380
Posted By rclarke
fogg box FTW! A friend of mine helped me install...

fogg box FTW! A friend of mine helped me install one on my '97 Z3 many years ago; and it worked like a charm. It's probably the best bang for the buck in terms of upgrades for your Z...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-26-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 851
Posted By rclarke
Just an update on this... I mentioned this to...

Just an update on this... I mentioned this to the service rep when I stopped by to have my license plates installed. He immediately acknowledged the issue and suggested that we schedule a time so I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-25-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 851
Posted By rclarke
Dead pixel on Dash Display?

So...I've had my 328i about 3 weeks; and when I fired up the car this morning, I noticed that the display now has a dead pixel.

Does BMW have a dead-pixel policy? Since it's still quite new,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-23-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,211
Posted By rclarke
I wouldn't. Back in the 90's, I and a bunch of...

I wouldn't. Back in the 90's, I and a bunch of other enthusiasts were pretty focused on tweaking our Z3s; and the general consensus was that the K&N did little to improve performance.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-19-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,392
Posted By rclarke
Do it...you won't regret it. I like mine more...

Do it...you won't regret it. I like mine more now than I did when I was just considering it...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-18-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,346
Posted By rclarke
For giggles, I measured fuel consumption during a...

For giggles, I measured fuel consumption during a 20 mile portion of my highway commute this morning. In eco-pro mode, I averaged 40.3 mpg at a speed of 65.8 mph. At this speed, I was was pacing...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-16-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,346
Posted By rclarke
It's a function of speed. I've notice above...

It's a function of speed. I've notice above 70-75, you won't see much, if any, gain. however during my daily commutes that average between 60-65, I typically see a 10% or so improvement over my ~30...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-16-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,346
Posted By rclarke
Try laying off sport-mode for a half-tank or so...

Try laying off sport-mode for a half-tank or so and see how your fuel economy improves.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-15-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,346
Posted By rclarke
What mode do you have car in? When I switch over...

What mode do you have car in? When I switch over the sport-mode, I notice that fuel economy drops pretty quickly...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-14-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,346
Posted By rclarke
So far, I've burned about 1/2 a tank of gas and...

So far, I've burned about 1/2 a tank of gas and have averaged about 29 MPG...this is for a 328 sport-line
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-12-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 21,443
Posted By rclarke
For me, the end to end process from production...

For me, the end to end process from production start to delivery was about 6-7 weeks. This included 7-10 days on the tail-end to truck the car from the port in Georgia to my dealer so they could...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-30-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 892
Posted By rclarke
I don't know if you've considered this or not,...

I don't know if you've considered this or not, but the 328i has two types of seats available. During the test drive, my wife and I both decided that we preferred the sport seats; and that the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-26-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,397
Posted By rclarke
Yup. Mine is due for delivery late this week;...

Yup. Mine is due for delivery late this week; and I thought it would be affected by this issue. However, my CA has been able to confirm that's not the case.

Giggity.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-26-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,397
Posted By rclarke
In terms of reliability, I've actually had really...

In terms of reliability, I've actually had really good success with my BMWs. I kept the first one for just over 10 years and the second one is now just over 5 years old. Other than a water pump...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-24-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,315
Posted By rclarke
Are there any alternatives? At one point in...

Are there any alternatives? At one point in time, I believe a 3rd party had created a license plate mount that screwed into the tow hook receptacle...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-23-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,944
Posted By rclarke
BJ, I don't think ED can be...

BJ,

I don't think ED can be disabled...Instead, just dress your ride up with a few of these:

http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/2/0/0/11d/5/AAAAAmBjos4AAAAAAR1ZUg.jpg?v=1216270195000

I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-22-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,477
Posted By rclarke
Just push on the button through your blue jeans...

Just push on the button through your blue jeans or pants. Admittedly, you may look like you're pleasuring yourself, but it's a small price to pay for not actually having to put your hands in your...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-20-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,947
Posted By rclarke
Does BMW Assist/Enhanced Bluetooth also use the...

Does BMW Assist/Enhanced Bluetooth also use the Combox (Media)?
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