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Forum: Performance Center Delivery 12-14-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By JimD1
I live in central SC and it will be a high of...

I live in central SC and it will be a high of about 60 F today and a low in the 30s. That is typical. But we do occasionally get snow that almost always melts within 24 hours. The "upstate" where...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 12-05-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 525
Posted By JimD1
I had a small paint nick that I didn't even see. ...

I had a small paint nick that I didn't even see. Willy, the delivery specialist, pointed it out and asked if I wanted it fixed. I waited about an hour and they fixed it.

It feels odd to pay...
Forum: General BMW 11-28-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By JimD1
It would be hard to prove your car didn't need...

It would be hard to prove your car didn't need the repairs previously performed. I think the best you can do is to find somebody else to take it to. I would look for an independent repair shop. ...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 11-17-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,222
Posted By JimD1
The plus side of the n54 is it has cast iron...

The plus side of the n54 is it has cast iron cylinder liners. The downside is the turbos. Hopefully they last. They also strain the head gasket. I like my n52 but I wonder about the aluminum...
Forum: General BMW 11-12-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,695
Posted By JimD1
I activate the throttle and the brake when...

I activate the throttle and the brake when downshifting (on purpose). I blip the throttle so the synchros in the transmission have less to do on the downshift. I do that while braking. BMW puts...
Forum: General BMW 11-10-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By JimD1
Are you sure the car is cutting power, could it...

Are you sure the car is cutting power, could it just be the tire is hooking up? If you want it to spin the tires easier, you could increase the inflation pressure to the maximum shown on the...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 11-06-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By JimD1
I live in the middle of SC and we had snow at the...

I live in the middle of SC and we had snow at the house Nov. 1, early in the morning. It hit the town we live in, Lexington, but not Columbia which is a bigger town we are next to. It was a typical...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 11-06-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By JimD1
The only things after lunch for us was the hot...

The only things after lunch for us was the hot laps and the delivery. They will definitely work with you. I believe they want to minimize the redelivery time sometimes anyway for ED participants to...
Forum: General BMW 10-30-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By JimD1
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Forum: General BMW 10-27-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By JimD1
If you have a smart phone or a tablet you can run...

If you have a smart phone or a tablet you can run "Torque" to do this. You also need a USB to Bluetooth adapter. Total cost about $30 in the U. S.. It will read and reset codes but also lets you...
Forum: General BMW 10-27-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By JimD1
I'd clean it and get the maintenance up to date. ...

I'd clean it and get the maintenance up to date. I wouldn't do any body repairs or mechanical repairs. Let the next owner do that. Your relative will take a hit on the price but the best bang for...
Forum: General BMW 10-27-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 703
Posted By JimD1
Many years ago I bought a dune buggy that...

Many years ago I bought a dune buggy that somebody had started but didn't finish. They bought the body, shortened the frame, bought the wheels and then gave up before finishing the electricals. I...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 10-25-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,219
Posted By JimD1
There are also inexpensive aftermarket add-ons...

There are also inexpensive aftermarket add-ons that will allow you to listen to music off your phone and hook you phone to the car. Belkin is one manufacturer. If you don't need the phone...
Forum: General BMW 10-25-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 703
Posted By JimD1
I6s have relatively long crankshafts which can...

I6s have relatively long crankshafts which can flex at high rpm if not adequately supported. Older American engines have simple bearing caps over the mains which don't stiffen things up. BMW joins...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 10-19-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,736
Posted By JimD1
AP007, The staff at the performance center...

AP007,

The staff at the performance center tries hard to make sure you have a good time. I am sure that they don't have the resources to schedule another full delivery but you could still ask if...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 10-18-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By JimD1
SC will almost certainly not be an issue for...

SC will almost certainly not be an issue for summer tires. I only use summer tires on mine here but I have a SUV I use in the rare freezing precipitation day. We had snow several times last year...
Forum: General BMW 10-11-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,695
Posted By JimD1
Do you think BMW might just have wanted to be...

Do you think BMW might just have wanted to be sure there wasn't an issue with your car? The part of your story that is fairly obviously not factual is that you depressed the brake and the car...
Forum: General BMW 10-11-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By JimD1
Here's a hitch for about $150. 2000 lbs with 200...

Here's a hitch for about $150. 2000 lbs with 200 tongue weight.

http://www.etrailer.com/hitch-2014_bmw_3%20Series.htm

There are a lot of people hauling jet skis, sometimes two, with 1 series...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 10-06-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,418
Posted By JimD1
You might try looking on realOEM for BMW part...

You might try looking on realOEM for BMW part numbers. I think the early 1 series in the U. S., like the 2008s, had under the hood insulation. I know my mid 2009 production e88 does not, however. ...
Forum: General BMW 10-06-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By JimD1
I carry a Viair 70P compressor as my first line...

I carry a Viair 70P compressor as my first line of defense. In over 40 years driving slow leaks is all I've had on car tires. To add a bit more margin, however, I also have a plugging kit in the...
Forum: General BMW 10-06-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By JimD1
OP also asked where to purchase. Walmart had...

OP also asked where to purchase. Walmart had Mobile 1 0-40W euro formula for less than $25/5 qt. Unfortunately their price for individual quarts is pretty steep so I bought two 5 qts the first time...
Forum: General BMW 09-30-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,021
Posted By JimD1
Very few cars will do a sub 4 second 0-60. The...

Very few cars will do a sub 4 second 0-60. The only BMWs would be race cars or possibly a M3 with the competition package. A 135i would be around 5 seconds, consistent with most M3s. With a chip,...
Forum: European Delivery 09-29-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,031
Posted By JimD1
I think there is some prep they have to do after...

I think there is some prep they have to do after shipping but still......
Forum: European Delivery 09-29-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 568
Posted By JimD1
Jan-Feb in SC is highs about 50 and lows around...

Jan-Feb in SC is highs about 50 and lows around freezing. We had snow about 3 times last year but it typically melts within 24 hours. Last year was unusual, we typically have no snow. A big snow...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 09-29-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,736
Posted By JimD1
There were 3 main exercises when we did it in...

There were 3 main exercises when we did it in 2009. You were split up so which you did first was a function of which group you were in. There is a very brief classroom visit and then you get to...
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