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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 06-06-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2,087
Views: 446,374
Posted By Rusty34
We bring some of it on ourselves. The coolant and...

We bring some of it on ourselves. The coolant and oil supply lines are exposed and in close proximity to the extreme radiant heat from the turbochargers as are all the rubber PCV hoses and no one...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-10-2019, 04:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By Rusty34
Get a couple feet of automotive rubber vacuum...

Get a couple feet of automotive rubber vacuum hose and hold one end up to and in your ear and probe around the engine with the other end while it's running. You'll zero in on the source of the noise...
Forum: F90 M5 (2018 - current) 01-27-2019, 12:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,182
Posted By Rusty34
I have that problem... I like Alpine White with...

I have that problem... I like Alpine White with black and have had folks tell me they don't like that.
Forum: F90 M5 (2018 - current) 01-27-2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,182
Posted By Rusty34
Awesome Jeff!!! I'm in the process of deciding...

Awesome Jeff!!! I'm in the process of deciding about a new F90 Competition right now and your's has the look I want too.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-23-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By Rusty34
I hear you loud and clear (frown face on)!

I hear you loud and clear (frown face on)!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-23-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By Rusty34
I sure hope your location is the USA! We need...

I sure hope your location is the USA! We need more of you innovators here to help jump-start our country and get it working again!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-23-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By Rusty34
You sir are a very clever wise old owl! Many...

You sir are a very clever wise old owl! Many thanks for sharing several of your savvy work-arounds with us. Every hand here should be up in support! :thumbup:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-22-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By Rusty34
I'm currently looking for an E46 M3 which has the...

I'm currently looking for an E46 M3 which has the S version of this engine known as S54. I've been studying up on the 2002 - 2006 M5 so I can do my homework first and I read a lot about the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-21-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,081
Posted By Rusty34
What does the S54 need to reach those levels?? ...

What does the S54 need to reach those levels??

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Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 01-19-2019, 05:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,795
Posted By Rusty34
Your damage exceeds the capability of toothpaste...

Your damage exceeds the capability of toothpaste as an effective method. You can try repairing it but you'll have to study it and decide on what measures you will take to your approach. First order...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-13-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By Rusty34
... which is every time you have them apart...

... which is every time you have them apart replacing pads. Stock BMW pads are hard on the rotors because OEM rotors are soft so by the time the pads are worn out, the rotors are practically down to...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-12-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By Rusty34
You could be right but I was told the rotors are...

You could be right but I was told the rotors are designed to be consumed as are the pads which might be why BMW requires their replacement at the time pads are replaced. I know on our old 07 550i the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-12-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By Rusty34
Anybody know if the silver dust from ceramic pads...

Anybody know if the silver dust from ceramic pads create the same problem on black wheels? The OEM pads are certainly a dust problem though I do like their stopping power.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-12-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By Rusty34
100% agree, also not fun stopped at a lite uphill...

100% agree, also not fun stopped at a lite uphill on Mainstreet and someone on the phone just pulled right up and stopped on your back bumper.

The automatics are definitely better in congested...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-12-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By Rusty34
Are you equipped and prepared to pull the engine...

Are you equipped and prepared to pull the engine out? The value could turn out to be how much gas is currently in the tank without more to go on. Can you look up any previous history and tell us what...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-12-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,081
Posted By Rusty34
Good M3's run the gamut from low miles Interlagos...

Good M3's run the gamut from low miles Interlagos Blue 06 with Competition Pkg to SMG equipped Convertibles and everything in-between. Personally I would probably go with a Convertible with SMG to...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 01-12-2019, 04:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,317
Posted By Rusty34
Op, you joined here expecting to be the smartest...

Op, you joined here expecting to be the smartest guy in the room but should you decide one day to move away from mom and dad and strike out on your own you may wish you'd kept your M3. That is if you...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 01-11-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By Rusty34
Once a crack is present it will continue to grow...

Once a crack is present it will continue to grow unless preventive measures are taken. Alloy wheels are not made from the highest purity aluminum which means there is an acceptable level of...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - 2018) 01-11-2019, 05:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,263
Posted By Rusty34
We've not seen many complaints on the later...

We've not seen many complaints on the later N63TU's. I don't think it fair to judge them along with the earlier troublesome version. The V8 transforms the car into something entirely different than...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 01-11-2019, 02:26 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,457
Posted By Rusty34
Your words were much more eloquently chosen than...

Your words were much more eloquently chosen than mine. This is the problem most dealers have in their service departments too.

But they have little choice... when you have competition and roll 90...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-11-2019, 02:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,008
Posted By Rusty34
Carfax reports are not very reliable. They do...

Carfax reports are not very reliable. They do record some service records but not all so view that as an incomplete report. I would be very concerned about the front end damage history and the...
Forum: 7 Series - G11 / G12 (2016 - current) 01-10-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,648
Posted By Rusty34
The M-Sport is nice looking so why not an M7?

The M-Sport is nice looking so why not an M7?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-10-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,008
Posted By Rusty34
N20 engine, lots of reading about it on the...

N20 engine, lots of reading about it on the Internet. The early ones chewed up timing chain guides and committed suicide. BMW did correct the issue in later models but there is some question about...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-10-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By Rusty34
Good! The next order of business is to look...

Good! The next order of business is to look through the service records to be sure all the recommended scheduled maintenance was done on time, what type of owner complains are recorded there and the...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 01-09-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,457
Posted By Rusty34
Or Hendrick

Or Hendrick
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