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Forum: General BMW Yesterday, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
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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, 01:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 753
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, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
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, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 446
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...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-29-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 259
Posted By JimD1
My wife and I take trips in my 1 series...

My wife and I take trips in my 1 series convertible about once a year, possibly a bit more. We can take a week's luggage but end up using the back seat too. I don't have the luggage to measure...
Forum: General BMW 09-29-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By JimD1
I would avoid the turbo motor for multiple...

I would avoid the turbo motor for multiple reasons including reliability. With a NA engine, I think the 3 series has a good chance to be reliable but repairs will be more if it is not. A 328i would...
Forum: General BMW 09-29-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 350
Posted By JimD1
I don't know if the OP is really a 16 year old...

I don't know if the OP is really a 16 year old male wanting a M3 or is someone having fun, looking for responses. I will assume it's legit but I wonder. In addition to a vehicles cost, you have to...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 09-28-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 446
Posted By JimD1
You also get an excellent delivery of your...

You also get an excellent delivery of your bimmer. Mine had a very small nick that I didn't even see. They offered to fix it and I let them. It took about an hour but they did a nice job. ...
Forum: General BMW 09-24-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By JimD1
I would also call your states car registration...

I would also call your states car registration people and ask them what you need to have to register the car in your state. You wouldn't want to have to go back. They may also be able to give you a...
Forum: General BMW 09-24-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By JimD1
If you go back far enough, the number, like 325,...

If you go back far enough, the number, like 325, was about the displacement of the motor (2.5 liters). But then BMW started using detuned 3 liters in the 325. My 128i convertible is a 3 liter...
Forum: General BMW 09-23-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By JimD1
Different engine but neither my wife or I have...

Different engine but neither my wife or I have had to add oil to our n52s. Most engines leak more than they burn. If you burn oil, there will be black residue on the plugs. It is also reportedly...
Forum: General BMW 09-22-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By JimD1
In 1984 I purchased a Dodge Aspen wagon from a...

In 1984 I purchased a Dodge Aspen wagon from a "little old lady" who drove it a few miles a week to go to church and buy groceries. It seemed to be in good shape. A couple years later it failed an...
Forum: General BMW 09-21-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By JimD1
It only gets down around freezing here most...

It only gets down around freezing here most winter nights. We got to 15 degrees a few times last year. I drove on my PSS tires a few times a week - like I do in the summer. I never drove in snow...
Forum: General BMW 09-16-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By JimD1
Torque also gives you a little explanation but it...

Torque also gives you a little explanation but it may not be BMW specific. It looks like this one on a BMW means Diagnostic Modult Tank Leakage. Other threads indicate there is some kind of pump...
Forum: General BMW 09-16-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,633
Posted By JimD1
I agree. But also remember that if you car is...

I agree. But also remember that if you car is accelerating hard and/or at high speed, you cannot gently apply the brakes and solve the problem. One of the Toyota motorists was a cop or something...
Forum: General BMW 09-16-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,633
Posted By JimD1
It may also be significant to note that at least...

It may also be significant to note that at least our 1 series cars (my wife and I both have e88s) are designed to reduce the risk of mat issues. The gas pedal is mounted to the floor so nothing can...
Forum: General BMW 09-14-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,633
Posted By JimD1
small as in zero? NASA could not find a single...

small as in zero? NASA could not find a single car that could overcome it's brakes and become unmanageable. Brief surges from malfunctions was the most they could find. Mats can trap gas pedals...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-12-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 828
Posted By JimD1
seems like you need to check for codes. Torque,...

seems like you need to check for codes. Torque, a phone app, and a OBD II to bluetooth adapter (together about $30) can do this. In the U. S. Advance Auto Parts will also read codes for free.
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-12-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 765
Posted By JimD1
I believe the X1 was available in Valencia Orange...

I believe the X1 was available in Valencia Orange for at least it's initial year. I remember seeing one in that color at the BMW Performance Center, before they were officially launched.
Forum: General BMW 09-12-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,633
Posted By JimD1
X5, Your issue would be explained if there...

X5,

Your issue would be explained if there is some electrical connection between your brake pedal and the wires coming out of the accelerator pedal. The brakes are not electrically activated but...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-11-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,076
Posted By JimD1
I wouldn't worry too much about engine life. Oil...

I wouldn't worry too much about engine life. Oil drains pretty gradually from an engine and it should be pretty well lubricated when restarted after being off for a minute or so. It will not wear...
Forum: General BMW 09-11-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,633
Posted By JimD1
The only thing unusual about the Audi 5000 is it...

The only thing unusual about the Audi 5000 is it had the brake and accelerator pedals closer together than most cars. My bimmer has it's brake and accelerator closer than my other vehicle, a Suzuki...
Forum: General BMW 09-08-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By JimD1
I don't know if undercoating has helped cars at...

I don't know if undercoating has helped cars at all for at least the last 10 years. In addition to all the sealing and coating steps BMW uses, they also use steel in the body that doesn't corode as...
Forum: European Delivery 09-04-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 545
Posted By JimD1
Isn't there a driving game for the computer that...

Isn't there a driving game for the computer that has the ring as one of the options?
Forum: General BMW 09-04-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By JimD1
My standard is to avoid anybody who comes to me...

My standard is to avoid anybody who comes to me trying to convince me I need to buy from them. At most, I take contact information for when I decide I need what they are selling. I never buy from...
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