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Forum: The Detail Department 01-07-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,287
Posted By martyl
I too have black sapphire and the points about...

I too have black sapphire and the points about the two bucket method and sealants are right on. You'll need to do more than that though. If you want black to keep looking good you have focus on...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-29-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 969
Posted By martyl
F30 Audio Issues

Over the last couple of weeks I have noticed that the sound in my non-HK audio has degraded. Specifically, the highs have been reduced notably. Has anyone else experienced this? I'm within warranty...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 09-10-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By martyl
I agree. They do look great. Good luck.

I agree. They do look great. Good luck.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 09-10-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By martyl
Wider rear tires on street cars are primarily for...

Wider rear tires on street cars are primarily for looks. They actually make your car understeer more. Not something that is desirable. There are some interesting articles on the web on this topic if...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 09-10-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By martyl
Thanks for the replies. I did not articulate my...

Thanks for the replies. I did not articulate my first email well. I know that RFT and winter tires are unrelated issues. What I decided to do was ditch the RFT since they were getting close to...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 08-09-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By martyl
Two sets of tires

If I change my tires on my F30 335 RWD to non RFT, is it really necessary to get new wheels for the winter set? It seems that's the standard approach. What if I stick with RFTs? Thanks for the advice.
Forum: European Delivery 06-30-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By martyl
German law mandates all season tires as in the...

German law mandates all season tires as in the winter months but not snow tires. I've driven all over Europe in November and I think you'll be fine with all season tires.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-26-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,357
Posted By martyl
Exactly. And they are heavier and hence do not...

Exactly. And they are heavier and hence do not make the car handle better. The only reason to get 19s as well as staggered tires is appearance. In the urban area where I live, 19s are noticeably more...
Forum: European Delivery 06-23-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By martyl
We went from Munich to Lake Como and then to...

We went from Munich to Lake Como and then to Lyon. If you are a foodie, Lyon is the culinary capital of France. We went to Paris after that but dropped the car off first. I would not drive in Paris....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-11-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 21,129
Posted By martyl
I'll never forget what an experienced service...

I'll never forget what an experienced service advisor said to me: "BMW uses it's customers as guinea pigs". I may want the new engine at some point, but with BMW's history there is no way I would buy...
Forum: European Delivery 06-01-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By martyl
Exactly. Summer tires get hard and lose traction...

Exactly. Summer tires get hard and lose traction at the kind of temps you're going to have in October in Germany and Switzerland. I did my last ED in October and I wouldn't drive with summer tires at...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-29-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,799
Posted By martyl
What's interesting about putting the car in sport...

What's interesting about putting the car in sport (as I often do), is that the steering "feels" heavier but doesn't necessarily have more feel IMO. I've read many reviews, including a recent review...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-27-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By martyl
I leave my rack on during biking season. Taking...

I leave my rack on during biking season. Taking it on and off runs the risk of scratching the paint. You can see what the rack looks like on the BMW site under accessories. It works well. Trunk racks...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-18-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,390
Posted By martyl
Because it's not a collision. It would fall under...

Because it's not a collision. It would fall under "comprehensive" like a rock chip on a windshield. I would explore that option.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-24-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,897
Posted By martyl
Totally agree. I have a 335i and I love it. But...

Totally agree. I have a 335i and I love it. But after driving it on the Autobahn, I just don't know what I would do with an M3 in this country as much as I love it. The trips with your wife are a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-10-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,883
Posted By martyl
I have 2014 335 and it's not rough at all at...

I have 2014 335 and it's not rough at all at idle. Sometimes at idle I can hardly tell it's running. You might want to get that checked out.
Forum: European Delivery 01-20-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,643
Posted By martyl
I've been to Amsterdam, Lake Constance and...

I've been to Amsterdam, Lake Constance and Rothenburg. Those are all great places. Amsterdam is beautiful city and great if you like art with the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum that feature the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-08-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By martyl
I did some research on Beyern a few years back...

I did some research on Beyern a few years back and from what I read they tend to be very heavy. That's not something I want in a wheel. Don't remember the source of the information.
Forum: European Delivery 11-08-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,218
Posted By martyl
I'd go to Lake Como anytime of year but of course...

I'd go to Lake Como anytime of year but of course it's nicer in warm weather. I was there in late October last year and still loved it. I wouldn't want to spend my first time Europe in a car. Your GF...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-21-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,490
Posted By martyl
You've received some good advice on the finance...

You've received some good advice on the finance side so I have nothing to add to that. I assume you've driven all of these cars. If not, I would advise you did. I have a 335 sport. I was all set on...
Forum: European Delivery 09-10-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,582
Posted By martyl
Driving in Italy is fine. If you go to the small...

Driving in Italy is fine. If you go to the small towns around Como, then you'll need to be careful on some of the narrow streets and parking spaces. Generally, driving in Europe is a hell of lot...
Forum: European Delivery 09-10-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,041
Posted By martyl
One doesn't go to Europe for the weather, unless...

One doesn't go to Europe for the weather, unless you want to be on the water etc. It's like Ireland; who cares when you go, the weather is not why you go. The good thing about November is that there...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-09-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,047
Posted By martyl
Thanks for the responses. I was very doubtful...

Thanks for the responses. I was very doubtful about.



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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-08-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,047
Posted By martyl
Trunk Space

I'm playing in a golf event this month and wanted to take my 335 and wind it out on the back country roads. I'll be with my brother in laws so they'll be four of us. Has anyone tried fitting four...
Forum: European Delivery 08-28-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 988
Posted By martyl
I have been to Europe many times for 8 days and I...

I have been to Europe many times for 8 days and I think you're fine. You'll get over the jet lag soon. It's different for everyone. For me, it's worse coming back. Your trip looks good. You're not...
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