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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-27-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 599
Posted By pointandgo
Then 80 BMW engineers must have been wrong. :tsk:

Then 80 BMW engineers must have been wrong. :tsk:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-24-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By pointandgo
My 'modus operandi' with the E39 and E46 M3 was...

My 'modus operandi' with the E39 and E46 M3 was to do all scheduled maintenance, wash and wax them regularly...and beat the hell out of them at frequent BMW CCA driving schools. :D

All this while...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-22-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,022
Posted By pointandgo
As we've seen in here, putting liquids in your...

As we've seen in here, putting liquids in your trunk that may spill (electronics beneath the trunk floor boards) is NOT a good idea. You won't get any sympathy from BMW and it may cost thousands of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-22-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1,052
Views: 58,040
Posted By pointandgo
Budget? What's that? But I tend to agree...my...

Budget? What's that? But I tend to agree...my goal was that each successive BMW...the last four cars... would have to cost less than the last one. I've achieved that goal although it's going to be...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-22-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,022
Posted By pointandgo
That's what I do. :dunno:

That's what I do. :dunno:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-22-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By pointandgo
Somewhat confusing post. A TPMS can't be...

Somewhat confusing post. A TPMS can't be 'deactivated' to my knowledge...they go into a 'sleep mode' when your wheels aren't turning.

A BMW compatible TPMS (and a TPMS appropriate for YOUR car)...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-21-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 878
Posted By pointandgo
As the last desperate attempt to point you in the...

As the last desperate attempt to point you in the right direction...watch this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WpNsa3bFhU&src_vid=MeCcWnPOp9I&feature=iv&annotation_id=annotation_4410

Your BMW...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-21-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 891
Posted By pointandgo
Forgot...metallic paint is an 'up charge.' It...

Forgot...metallic paint is an 'up charge.' It 'pays' to look so good! :thumbup: On the other hand I'm thrilled with my glacier white after a long period of black cars (sorry, I haven't changed my...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-21-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 841
Posted By pointandgo
If you want to go 'DIY' this should be a simple...

If you want to go 'DIY' this should be a simple matter of disassembling your dashboard...the 'culprit' is in there somewhere...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2553/4030114285_c13c92bf16_b.jpg
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-21-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By pointandgo
The most recent Consumer Reports winter tire test...

The most recent Consumer Reports winter tire test RECOMMENDED:

1. X-Ice Xi3 62 points
2. X-Ice Xi2 62 points
3. Hankook i-cert evo 60 points
4. Pirelli Winter 210 Scottozero Series II...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-21-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By pointandgo
Looks fantastic! My only question is how will...

Looks fantastic! My only question is how will your car insurance treat this in a collision? Just as a precaution I'd ask them.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-21-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 891
Posted By pointandgo
Noted. I've noticed that L.A.'s large Asian...

Noted. I've noticed that L.A.'s large Asian population (large customers of BMW) seems to prefer white (same as my current car). White is also the largely preferred color in both Japan and Korea as...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-21-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1,052
Views: 58,040
Posted By pointandgo
This enduring thread has always had a narcissist...

This enduring thread has always had a narcissist flavor to it, but I'll chime in anyway. :D

People are somewhat jaded here in L.A. and they usually don't go around complimenting or 'noticing'...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-21-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By pointandgo
I'm impressed. On my next trip to the mountains...

I'm impressed. On my next trip to the mountains I won't forget to engage EcoPro! :mad: I only managed 27 mpg without it on a 600+ mile r/t.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-21-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 891
Posted By pointandgo
Congratulations! I don't see that many late...

Congratulations! I don't see that many late model silver BMWs around L.A. If I had that choice for my most recent acquisition I would have grabbed it immediately! :thumbup:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-21-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,418
Posted By pointandgo
Yes, mine was the VANOS system...major failure...

Yes, mine was the VANOS system...major failure and in the shop for a week...at 86 miles on the odo. Did you beat me (mileage)? :D On the other hand I had a fully equipped 5-series for the week...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-19-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By pointandgo
Same thing happened to me with my E90 at low...

Same thing happened to me with my E90 at low miles (5K IIRC)...same response from the service adviser.

My comment: Wait a minute...this is a closed system...where is the coolant disappearing...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-18-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By pointandgo
Tires made in the 90s would have included a...

Tires made in the 90s would have included a 'decade' triangle as you noted. This mark doesn't have one, thus it's quite ancient. ;)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-17-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By pointandgo
Will they be exactly 7 years old? :tsk: ...

Will they be exactly 7 years old? :tsk:

NOBODY (Internet) is going to 'cherry pick' tires for you according to the manufacturing date. Go ahead...try to order according to the tire's...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-17-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By pointandgo
B'Stone '3G' may be an advancement to their prior...

B'Stone '3G' may be an advancement to their prior generation, I agree, but their "new" DriveGuard RF announced here in the U.S. seems to be more marketing hype as I see no merit over the 3G tire. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-17-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By pointandgo
Hmm... One observation by Tire Rack: ...

Hmm...

One observation by Tire Rack:

Another very important point is the unseen damage that occurs when using the run-flat tire's ability to drive without air pressure. You can't simply fix...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-14-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 878
Posted By pointandgo
And what exactly is a "pass" on the road force...

And what exactly is a "pass" on the road force test? Did you document that? I have the SIBs for Ford, GM, Toyota, Lexus, Hyundai, Chrysler, Land Rover, etc. for THEIR "radial force variation (RFV)...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-14-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 878
Posted By pointandgo
Go for it. In about 1,400 miles your BMW dealer...

Go for it. In about 1,400 miles your BMW dealer will blow you off. The cost of an alignment...re-balancing is NOT insignificant as you well know. If it is a tire 'fault' it may require tire...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-14-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 32,869
Posted By pointandgo
Not sure how to attach a vid. All I can say is...

Not sure how to attach a vid. All I can say is that you're certainly smart for documenting the 'faults' that your dealer says don't exist. On top of that you brought your car in (documented) and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-14-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By pointandgo
:thumbup: There are examples on the Internet...

:thumbup:

There are examples on the Internet of PDR working pretty well on a body 'crease'...no harm in having it checked out by a local PDR expert.
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