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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-04-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,191
Posted By BashedBarrique
I sold my 2006 325i E90 sedan a few years back. I...

I sold my 2006 325i E90 sedan a few years back. I miss many many things about it.

I NEVER miss fumbling with a stupid stalk mounted button and waiting for a little LCD display dash graph that is...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-14-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By BashedBarrique
The word "knocking" is a scary one. Ticking is...

The word "knocking" is a scary one. Ticking is less scary.

Which describes it better? How about a recording of the sound?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-05-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By BashedBarrique
I ran 19 in model 230s on my 2006 325 i. No...

I ran 19 in model 230s on my 2006 325 i. No problems. Looked great, so I'm guessing 17 inchers would be a breeze.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-13-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 704
Posted By BashedBarrique
2006 (325i and 330i), 2007 thru 2011 (328i)

2006 (325i and 330i), 2007 thru 2011 (328i)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-20-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 8,217
Posted By BashedBarrique
Maybe the difference is that Americans kicked the...

Maybe the difference is that Americans kicked the British monarchy out at the end of a rifle over 240 years ago, while Canadians licked their boots until the British Parliament "granted" Canada full...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-19-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 8,217
Posted By BashedBarrique
Yes, that sounds great. I just hope that I won't...

Yes, that sounds great. I just hope that I won't trigger any oppressed, non-binary people of color when I enter cyber-space. I just need to shut up and listen.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-19-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 8,217
Posted By BashedBarrique
I understand where you're coming from hogwldfltr....

I understand where you're coming from hogwldfltr. I just turned 60 and I remember the day my dad had to turn in his car keys. I would prefer being chauffeured by a robot car to being completely...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-19-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 8,217
Posted By BashedBarrique
Yukoner, Buddy, we're all in this together....

Yukoner,

Buddy, we're all in this together. If the robot cars come to pass and they truly are as wonderful as you anticipate (delivering an instantaneous, super safe, driving utopia) I'll hang up...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-19-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 8,217
Posted By BashedBarrique
I'm no Luddite. I have no problem with...

I'm no Luddite. I have no problem with technologies that improve my life. I just don't see becoming a passive passenger in my own car, or one owned by the government or a big corporation, as...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-19-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 8,217
Posted By BashedBarrique
There is a little valve in the hydraulic line...

There is a little valve in the hydraulic line from the clutch master cylinder to the clutch slave. It is designed to delay clutch engagement to prevent rapid engagement of the gears that might cause...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-19-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 8,217
Posted By BashedBarrique
Even the NY Times reports that self-driving cars...

Even the NY Times reports that self-driving cars are not arriving any time soon.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/17/business/self-driving-autonomous-cars.html
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-19-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 8,217
Posted By BashedBarrique
Well, luckily for me, the infernal contraptions...

Well, luckily for me, the infernal contraptions are years off in the future. And I have been involved in exactly ZERO collisions that were my fault.

And, so far, these creepy robot cars have...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-19-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 8,217
Posted By BashedBarrique
I also HIGHLY recommend the "clutch delay valve...

I also HIGHLY recommend the "clutch delay valve delete" procedure. It is fairly simple and GREATLY improves the smoothness and precision of clutch engagement. Use the search feature to find posts on...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-19-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 8,217
Posted By BashedBarrique
Revving the engine to 3500-4000 rpm isn't hurting...

Revving the engine to 3500-4000 rpm isn't hurting the car. It may be wasting a bit of gas, (some fuel misers shift at even lower rpms to save gas) but it isn't hurting anything. Just don't "lug" the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-19-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 8,217
Posted By BashedBarrique
Pulling paddles or levers on automatics or DCTs...

Pulling paddles or levers on automatics or DCTs just sends a signal to a processor that initiates the process of a gear change. It's about as engaging as pushing a button. Advocates of these...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-17-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 8,217
Posted By BashedBarrique
Amen my cog swapping bother!

Amen my cog swapping bother!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-16-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 8,217
Posted By BashedBarrique
That is totally in line with what I said. If...

That is totally in line with what I said. If enough people buying the base models of the 3 series wanted manuals BMW would spend the money to design, build and certify them. As they do in the M...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-16-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,252
Posted By BashedBarrique
I actually purchased a Barrique Red 2006 325i...

I actually purchased a Barrique Red 2006 325i that was sitting in a salvage yard that had been "totaled". So I speak from experience.

Mine was only 5 years old at the time, and besides a bashed in...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-16-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 8,217
Posted By BashedBarrique
There is only one thing that matters to...

There is only one thing that matters to manufacturers about manual transmissions. Will people buy them? If enough people are willing to pay for cars with manual transmissions and they are unwilling...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-15-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 8,217
Posted By BashedBarrique
Also dams require huge amounts of concrete which...

Also dams require huge amounts of concrete which is very CO2 intensive and also the disruption to wild river systems.

The disruption of wild river systems I do worry about, the CO2? Not so much.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-14-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,252
Posted By BashedBarrique
https://media1.tenor.com/images/e119fa9d141dd26c05...

https://media1.tenor.com/images/e119fa9d141dd26c059937f4ca43f188/tenor.gif?itemid=3297837

Run away while you still can.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-12-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 8,217
Posted By BashedBarrique
YEC (Yukon Energy Corporation) generates the...

YEC (Yukon Energy Corporation) generates the great majority of it's electricity from hydro electric turbines. Environmentalists HATE hydro plants. So it depends on what you mean by "environmental...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-12-2019, 04:35 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 8,217
Posted By BashedBarrique
The local Lotus dealer, here in Indianapolis, has...

The local Lotus dealer, here in Indianapolis, has a 2010 Aston Martin V12 Vantage, with a 6 speed manual. God that thing is sexy! I may test drive it just to row through the gears and listen to that...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-11-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 8,217
Posted By BashedBarrique
I live in suburban Indianapolis (Carmel) and...

I live in suburban Indianapolis (Carmel) and commute from downtown, so I spend a fair amount of time in traffic. Except for our Mazda CX-5 our other three vehicles are manuals. I never even notice...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-11-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 8,217
Posted By BashedBarrique
Nah, I would buy an electric car if they were...

Nah, I would buy an electric car if they were cheap and all I needed to do was make a few short trips each day. I considered buying a Nissan Leaf for the wife when her Corolla got wrecked. She only...
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