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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 06:42 AM
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Posted By John MS
The ticking sound is likely the normal clatter...

The ticking sound is likely the normal clatter from direct fuel injection.
Timing chain and guide has been a problem for a small number of owners. What you may want to do is have a good BMW...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-01-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By John MS
Strongly suggest you have a good local BMW...

Strongly suggest you have a good local BMW mechanic analyze the codes. FWIW I have had good luck with AutoScandia and BMW Alexandria.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-30-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By John MS
I wonder if there is a poor connection, abraded...

I wonder if there is a poor connection, abraded wire, bad ground, etc.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-29-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By John MS
Are readings slow to change? Or something else?

Are readings slow to change? Or something else?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-28-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By John MS
I have yet to encounter the profiling mentioned...

I have yet to encounter the profiling mentioned above. The way one drives is far more likely to draw disapproving looks and negative comments than the brand name. I agree about run flat tires. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-28-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By John MS
Get a price from your dealer. Then set that...

Get a price from your dealer. Then set that money aside now or in 12 monthly deposits into a bank account. In the unlikely event you have significant covered repairs in the 6th year just tap into...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-27-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By John MS
Nice car for what I assume is a rising12th...

Nice car for what I assume is a rising12th grader. It will work just fine for college too. I would walk her through the various status screens. Most important would be upcoming service information...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-27-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By John MS
Does the smell go away after running the engine? ...

Does the smell go away after running the engine?
If not then the cat is dying. Does your car have to pass an emissions test to be registered?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-27-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By John MS
1. Buying at the lease end has the distinct...

1. Buying at the lease end has the distinct advantage of getting a used car that you are familiar with. No surprises. Just be sure to compare the price to similar cpo vehicles.

Continuing to...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-24-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By John MS
Any model car can have a head gasket failure....

Any model car can have a head gasket failure. Most do not fail. Over the 6 years you have owned the car has it ever overheated? Gone low on coolant?

You could have it checked by another BMW...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-24-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By John MS
Cars are remarkable for the similarity of many...

Cars are remarkable for the similarity of many components, regardless of whether it is European, Korean, American or Japanese brand. Wheel bearings, tires, cv joints , brake rotors and pads are all...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-22-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By John MS
You need someone with experience to look over any...

You need someone with experience to look over any used car before purchase. The problems in that 550i would have been spotted by a good BMW mechanic doing a pre-purchase inspection. A 2012 328i...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-22-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By John MS
It's a feature designed by BMW to get components...

It's a feature designed by BMW to get components up to an efficient temperature. Solution is to either drive the car or wait for a moment.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-17-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By John MS
Buzzing could be a fan. Either ac or engine.

Buzzing could be a fan. Either ac or engine.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-17-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By John MS
Good all weather floor mats. Better speakers.

Good all weather floor mats.
Better speakers.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-17-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By John MS
Water damage?

Water damage?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-16-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By John MS
Auto stop start can make a difference in heavy...

Auto stop start can make a difference in heavy traffic. That said it was put to sleep on my 2014 328i shortly after September 2014. After 85k miles the original battery is still working fine.
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-15-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By John MS
It looks and feels like what it is. No big deal...

It looks and feels like what it is. No big deal as long as you don't expect it to be comparable to leather.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-15-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By John MS
That's my understanding as well. It's likely...

That's my understanding as well. It's likely looking at rpms and gas pedal to estimate output for a stock engine.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-15-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By John MS
I had a similar experience with my 2014 328i...

I had a similar experience with my 2014 328i within 4 months of buying it new. A system update cured it.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-15-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By John MS
Best way for you to determine a realistic value...

Best way for you to determine a realistic value for that car is to leverage your knowledge of it's condition. A site like Edmunds will allow you to value the car considering it's condition, options,...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 06-13-2020, 03:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By John MS
A third caption for those that have experienced...

A third caption for those that have experienced no problems could show the magnitude.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-12-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By John MS
The chain problem and BMW's response is not new...

The chain problem and BMW's response is not new news. Please search and read through many prior threads. Including pending litigation.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-11-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By John MS
Can you get your money back? If not then pay to...

Can you get your money back? If not then pay to get the suspension fixed.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-10-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By John MS
You were looking for a BMW "comfort" seat and...

You were looking for a BMW "comfort" seat and expressed concern about height in your other post. That seat type is not familiar to me. Now you are looking for a sport seat. I think you need to ...
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