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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-15-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By dwlink
Assuming you upgraded from the standard xenons,...

Assuming you upgraded from the standard xenons, you'll likely need to re-code the FEM as the headlights being LEDs. Several apps out there which can do that for you. Check our the coding sub-forum
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-15-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By dwlink
Oil filter housing gasket is a known problem....

Oil filter housing gasket is a known problem. Very inexpensive DIY, albeit I'd give it a moderate difficult rating. There are many DIY videos out there, but the key take away is having a good quality...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-11-2020, 04:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,003
Posted By dwlink
#1 Used to use the bluetooth, but it's...

#1

Used to use the bluetooth, but it's become very unreliable in my car for audio. For whatever reason calls seems to generally work just fine, but when I play audio over bluetooth, the buttons on...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-09-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 798
Posted By dwlink
Just add $1k to the price of the car to swap out...

Just add $1k to the price of the car to swap out the front bumper cover and grilles with one of the aftermarket sets coming available. I imagine there will be several manufacturers making a proper...
Forum: Off-Topic 04-24-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1,179
Views: 41,512
Posted By dwlink
Keep in mind antibodies ~= immunity - still need...

Keep in mind antibodies ~= immunity - still need to connect that dot especially in regards to mutations.

Many unopened questions remain:

1. If we indeed had exposure at a large scale to SC2...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 04-20-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,410
Posted By dwlink
Yes - this is exactly right. Dealers are all...

Yes - this is exactly right. Dealers are all about financing incentives. Even if you can pay in cash play the game and pay it off early. The minuscule interest you'll pay is well offset by the...
Forum: Off-Topic 04-08-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,360
Posted By dwlink
The analogy I always make is that the amount of...

The analogy I always make is that the amount of reliable weather data since the last ice age is about as historical in length as 1 day in the stock market since the 1900s. So to make conclusions...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-07-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 773
Posted By dwlink
Speculating here a bit, but for those in warmer...

Speculating here a bit, but for those in warmer climates and as the summer season begins, why not just roll up the windows and let the car bake in direct sunlight for a day?

While not for...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-21-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By dwlink
The pre-LCI taillights use standard bulbs while...

The pre-LCI taillights use standard bulbs while the LCI taillights are LED. When I coded my car there were explicit booleans to tell the car what type of bulb it should be expecting for the...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-12-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By dwlink
Honestly, at 2% paying bi-weekly vs monthly on...

Honestly, at 2% paying bi-weekly vs monthly on loan with interest that accrues daily produces very little difference.

The interest per $10000 loaned at 2% when compounded daily over 30 days is:...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-01-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,103
Posted By dwlink
I had a similar issue with the low clearance...

I had a similar issue with the low clearance issues as well - nothing a few 2x6's can't fix if you just drive the front wheels up onto them to give yourself an extra 1.5" of clearance in the front.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-01-2020, 04:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,744
Posted By dwlink
The only parts I got from FCP Euro in the list...

The only parts I got from FCP Euro in the list above were the two front brake rotors. I upgraded from the standard rotors that come on the 435 with the M-sport package to basically the same rotors...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-31-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,744
Posted By dwlink
That's pretty good - the expenses on my 435GC...

That's pretty good - the expenses on my 435GC since warranty expiring at 50k including consumables up to my current mileage of 90k are:

1 Spark Plug Change (DIY): $50
1 Oil Filter Housing Gasket...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-22-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By dwlink
Amen - especially in the performance/high core...

Amen - especially in the performance/high core count segment. Heck they embarrassed the crap out of Intel causing them to drop prices by nearly 50% on many of their latest generation of processors...
Forum: Off-Topic 01-22-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By dwlink
Do you imagine most the employees using the...

Do you imagine most the employees using the on-prem server or would it just be a small subset?

If it's just a few folks, WS essentials should suffice.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-20-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By dwlink
This is basically the same laptop I bought to...

This is basically the same laptop I bought to code my F36. Works great - though I did have an issue with the hard drive unseating from the connector a couple times. Can't recall the exact model, but...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-07-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,009
Posted By dwlink
Those fluids are standard scope - at least the...

Those fluids are standard scope - at least the oil and brake fluid. I'm talking more about transmission and differential fluid - the things BMW considers to be "lifetime" fluids.
Forum: Off-Topic 01-03-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By dwlink
Yeah - spare your wallet the expense, the weight...

Yeah - spare your wallet the expense, the weight and lifetime power consumption savings would require a time horizon that is likely well beyond a reasonable service life of that laptop.

Another...
Forum: Off-Topic 01-03-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By dwlink
Also just a quick bit (yes, pun intended) of...

Also just a quick bit (yes, pun intended) of info:

screen savers are to traditional CRT monitors as is de-fragging to SSD/NVME storage

The concept behind defragging hard drives was basically...
Forum: Off-Topic 01-03-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By dwlink
Probably not - M.2 utilizes PCI Express to get...

Probably not - M.2 utilizes PCI Express to get the benefits of extremely low latency and scalability for computational parallelism on multi-core CPUs.

On the other hand your SSD probably...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-02-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,009
Posted By dwlink
I think it's a stretch to say BMW's customer...

I think it's a stretch to say BMW's customer service is going downhill. This is probably based more on the people and management by dealership. I've had great SAs and poor SAs. I've been supplied...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-18-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,216
Posted By dwlink
Vibrations in the 50-60 mph range are typically...

Vibrations in the 50-60 mph range are typically tire/wheel issues. While that speed range depends on a few other factors as it pertains to the suspension, typically the damped frequency of the struts...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-11-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By dwlink
I've had issues for a while now and I've about...

I've had issues for a while now and I've about given up on a long term remedy seeing as I've coded my car and don't want to go through any hassle if the dealer were ever to update the software -...
Forum: Off-Topic 12-07-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By dwlink
Assuming that's real, he'll be on stool softeners...

Assuming that's real, he'll be on stool softeners for a while...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-05-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,803
Posted By dwlink
Check the control arms?

Check the control arms?
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