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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 07:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,301
Posted By dmatre
Flat land = no credit. Walking uphill both ways...

Flat land = no credit. Walking uphill both ways is the only way to earn extra credit in this game...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By dmatre
My worst nightmare

Things that seem important when you're young, seem silly and irrelevant when you're older.

Leave the car outside, wash/wax as needed to maintain your sanity.

No car trumps family. I dare say...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-05-2016, 05:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,301
Posted By dmatre
If you want a true sports car, get a Porsche. ...

If you want a true sports car, get a Porsche. BMW doesn't build them anymore. (See Mototrend/C&D/R&T reviews of F8X models)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-17-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By dmatre
In a word: yes, but be sure you want what you'll...

In a word: yes, but be sure you want what you'll be getting.

With B6, the ride will be great at highway speeds and in hard corners; but it will rattle your teeth in stop/go on less-than-perfect...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-10-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By dmatre
That would be my bet.

That would be my bet.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-04-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 635
Posted By dmatre
Keep in mind that if you reset ASS while driving...

Keep in mind that if you reset ASS while driving with your wife's key, then her key would retain the new setting.

No offense, but I think you're off track looking at humidity. First: BMWs are...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-03-2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 635
Posted By dmatre
Easy to test: leave your key at home, take your...

Easy to test: leave your key at home, take your wife for a ride.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-03-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 635
Posted By dmatre
Did you use your second key that day? Everything...

Did you use your second key that day? Everything you mention is a setting saved in the key. Different keys can have different setting saved.
Forum: The Detail Department 01-03-2016, 06:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By dmatre
Wax on top of coating?

Depending on the coating, adding shine with a wax is questionable. Durability won't be improved either.

I've done our SUV (stays outside 24/7) with Opti-Coat 2.0 about 5 years ago, and it's still...
Forum: The Detail Department 01-02-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By dmatre
Oil drips from the doors?

It is not uncommon. It is the rust-proofing sprayed inside the doors. What you see is an amber-colored seepage, correct? You will likely find it at the leading edge of the hood as well.

You can...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-02-2016, 07:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 943
Posted By dmatre
'88 Chevy Astro and '87 Mercedes 300TD...

'88 Chevy Astro and '87 Mercedes 300TD (turbodiesel wagon). First was a company car, 2nd one I'm wishing I still had.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-01-2016, 04:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By dmatre
Jeep. BMW isn't meant for that type of terrain.

Jeep. BMW isn't meant for that type of terrain.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-31-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By dmatre
If you are going to be in snow country more than...

If you are going to be in snow country more than a few years, then a second set of wheels is the better option.

If you buy a jack, you can switch from winter to summer & back in about 20 minutes. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-27-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By dmatre
Makes perfect sense. E9x is VERY voltage...

Makes perfect sense. E9x is VERY voltage sensitive. Now that your battery is back up to charge, no more problems.
Forum: The Detail Department 12-24-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 821
Posted By dmatre
Almost any polish will remove whatever wax...

Almost any polish will remove whatever wax remains. If you want to be absolutely sure, wipe each panel down with isopropyl alcohol after polishing, before applying your new wax/sealant.

As one...
Forum: The Detail Department 12-20-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 821
Posted By dmatre
100% correct. If you get Meg's or Menzerna (or...

100% correct. If you get Meg's or Menzerna (or any other proper polish), learning to work it will give excellent results.

Hard to tell with the white spots. If your fingernail catches (drops...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-20-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,395
Posted By dmatre
Wrong. Sport + enables one to get up close to...

Wrong. Sport + enables one to get up close to (and maybe look over) the edge. It does NOT repeal the laws of physics. If it did, we would have no fun reading the hundreds of "Wrecked my car, how...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-19-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By dmatre
BMW E9x is not a boat. Door seals are to keep...

BMW E9x is not a boat. Door seals are to keep falling water out - not rising water. Car will sink.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-10-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,794
Posted By dmatre
The only way to answer your question is to check...

The only way to answer your question is to check the car after the first wash. If he did a crap job and then covered it up with a glaze, then you'll see the damage after the first wash (when the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-08-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By dmatre
E90 328XI shock replacement

Don't mix/match shocks - you'll hate it.

The rears are relatively easy to DIY. Consider mail-ordering a set of 4, do the rears yourself, then pay a shop to do the fronts only.

For sure,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-07-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By dmatre
Recommendations: Michelin Pilot Sport A/S3 or...

Recommendations:
Michelin Pilot Sport A/S3 or Conti DWS06.

Both have good feel, good traction, and long wear.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-06-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,073
Posted By dmatre
Actually, there are several reasons BMW goes with...

Actually, there are several reasons BMW goes with run flats:
- lower cost versus adding a spare, jack & tool kit
- reduced weight versus spare, jack & tool kit (better fuel economy)
-...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-06-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,374
Posted By dmatre
Interesting. Your words say "unacceptable" while...

Interesting. Your words say "unacceptable" while your purchase of the car says otherwise. This is why BMW continues in the direction that they are headed.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-05-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 22,202
Posted By dmatre
Do NOt Buy A BMW Diesel Engine Car Without Understanding this Risk

I've got no specific help to offer, but one avenue that COULD help would be to join BMWCCA. Any member with an issue can contact an ombudsman, who can help to go between the member and dealer/BMW...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-05-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,073
Posted By dmatre
2016 328i Sport

In a way, you are correct, but not in the way you think....

To 'tune' a suspension for harsh run flats, engineers use softer bushings (even fluid-filled) to mask the stiffness of the sidewalls. ...
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