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Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 02-21-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,769
Posted By maybebmw
May I also recommend that if you are getting new...

May I also recommend that if you are getting new rims (as additional to the factory rims) you set up nice summer rubber for the new rims, and keep good all-season or winter rubber for the factory. ...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 02-21-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,273
Posted By maybebmw
I had this EXACT same issue. I drive an auto...

I had this EXACT same issue. I drive an auto 128i with 66k miles, and thought it was the torque converter. Fortunately, it was an engine misfire. When that happens, if it does it bad enough, the...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 02-21-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,634
Posted By maybebmw
Question, when you open or close the door, does...

Question, when you open or close the door, does the window nudge down slightly? It sounds like the electric window gear is slipping. Does it make the noise when you lower or raise the windows?
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 02-21-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,783
Posted By maybebmw
Mine doesn't have autofold. I just get out and...

Mine doesn't have autofold. I just get out and force them folded by hand. Don't forget to unfold them when you drive away.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-15-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,357
Posted By maybebmw
I'm having the same issue with an auto trans 128,...

I'm having the same issue with an auto trans 128, '11 with 65k miles. When cold, it bucks hard, almost like the rear wheels are slipping bad, but they aren't. 1st to 2nd, and 2nd to 3rd do it when...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 12-06-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,690
Posted By maybebmw
Yeah, no argument here on the Fiat 128. It...

Yeah, no argument here on the Fiat 128. It didn't even have a tach, if I remember correctly, you just shifted when it ran out of what little steam it had. Died horribly of self disgust at 70k...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 12-06-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,701
Posted By maybebmw
Be certain you actually have a leak, first. Wipe...

Be certain you actually have a leak, first. Wipe down the area around the heads. It could just be that the service department splashed a little oil around upon refilling (it's happened twice to...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 12-06-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,631
Posted By maybebmw
When I bought new winter tire/wheel setup for my...

When I bought new winter tire/wheel setup for my '11 128i, it came with TPMS, and it needed to know if it were pre 9/10 (Sept. 2010) or not. I think there was a change to some settings in that time...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 12-06-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,690
Posted By maybebmw
Current '11 128 '05 Audi A4 '97 Saturn SC2 ...

Current '11 128
'05 Audi A4
'97 Saturn SC2
'88 Chevy Cavalier coupe
'86 Alfa Romeo GTV6
'79 FIAT 128
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 12-02-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,199
Posted By maybebmw
Different tires on different wheels

I may have to post this in the tire section, but I'll try here first, being most are 1-series owners...

Driving a 128i with sport package. As most of you know, it has 225 rears and 205 fronts. ...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 12-02-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,642
Posted By maybebmw
Summer tires aren't just bad in snow and slush,...

Summer tires aren't just bad in snow and slush, but also in colder temps (below 45 degrees). So, when it's 40 and raining, you will have markedly decreased performance, increased stopping distance,...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 12-02-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,161
Posted By maybebmw
And my winter tires are 16" 205's, and they clear...

And my winter tires are 16" 205's, and they clear the brakes okay. You should be good provided your offset is okay.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 12-02-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 548
Posted By maybebmw
How to repair a non-puncture

Inspecting my winter tires before install, and found a 3/8 inch screw in one of the treads. It's about 1/2 inch from the roll over onto the sidewall (not on the sidewall, but on the tread part). It...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 11-17-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,420
Posted By maybebmw
It's the iPod. I've just recently been having...

It's the iPod. I've just recently been having the exact same problem. It never happened last year, even in the most bitter cold, yet it has happened several times in the past month. I have mine...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 11-17-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,232
Posted By maybebmw
Here's a link to your owner's manual: ...

Here's a link to your owner's manual:
http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Content/Owner/OwnersManualVideos.aspx?enc=DEqeqlC5gY9y07RQ1T/Va7dNPO0ebdnaBFmWWF4haV0=

Also, be warned, when it's really hot...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 11-17-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,093
Posted By maybebmw
Had the same issue

Purchased a 1-series new just over a year ago. Came from an Audi with amazing lighting. The 128 has xenon headlights and it's beam fell a solid 30% shorter than on the Audi. I told the dealership...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 04-16-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,455
Posted By maybebmw
For poops and grins, I just clicked on every...

For poops and grins, I just clicked on every option I have on my car, and the price came out exactly the same as I paid last September. I guess it's because I got the auto (I know, I'm not proud of...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 04-16-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 961
Posted By maybebmw
Thanks for the clarification from both of you. I...

Thanks for the clarification from both of you. I think my worry was that the second set of left side tread has a "shape" to it. So, if looking at the picture, moving the tire in one direction (up)...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 04-07-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 961
Posted By maybebmw
I guess I should have noted that they are...

I guess I should have noted that they are asymmetric tires. As such, flipping the tire around will be equally problematic. The pumping effect of the tread design will pump water in the wrong...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 04-07-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,650
Posted By maybebmw
That's an interesting comparo, but frankly, I see...

That's an interesting comparo, but frankly, I see where it's coming from. I routinely cross shop sedans and coupes.

1M is small, pretty light, great power and torque, sports tuning all around....
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 04-07-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,569
Posted By maybebmw
M1 is a smallish, powerful, purpose-built car. ...

M1 is a smallish, powerful, purpose-built car. Very quick, very nimble, and about $50k new.
328 (coupe, I assume), has considerably less power, more weight, and is a die-hard grand tourer. Still...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 04-07-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 961
Posted By maybebmw
Right side tires mounted on left rims

128i, staggered setup, Goodyear NCT5 grand touring summer:
I purchased my car new from the factory back in October '10. Drove about 3500 miles on the tires she came with, then swapped to winters. ...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 03-18-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,136
Posted By maybebmw
I too went with the automatic over the manual in...

I too went with the automatic over the manual in a 128. I tested the manual, and it was sublime. Really a wonderful piece of kit. And it makes the car much quicker, too. So, you may be asking,...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 02-24-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,029
Posted By maybebmw
Mine has the auto. I'm not proud of the fact...

Mine has the auto. I'm not proud of the fact that I ordered an auto in a BMW, but it was a necessary evil as my body ages ungracefully. I've had no problems at all with downshifts in the auto, but...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 02-19-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,569
Posted By maybebmw
Maybe I should start a new thread for this one,...

Maybe I should start a new thread for this one, but my slushbox auto rolls backwards on a hill when I release the brake. Is that normal?
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