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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 09:34 PM
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Posted By namelessman
There is rarely any forum complaint of purple...

There is rarely any forum complaint of purple spot on Dakota leather. My F30 also has black Dakota and it has been trouble free and care free for last 7 years.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 08:12 PM
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Posted By namelessman
Any picture of the purple spots?

Any picture of the purple spots?
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) Yesterday, 11:21 AM
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Views: 1,209
Posted By namelessman
Yes if paying for $60k/$70k cash for car can...

Yes if paying for $60k/$70k cash for car can empty out cash position then it will not be a good idea. In other words, if paying cash ends up to be so painful, then it will serve as a great deterrent...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 12-09-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,209
Posted By namelessman
My leaning(with no business writeoff) usually is...

My leaning(with no business writeoff) usually is cash buy, and extracting BMWFS incentives then payoff in a few months is still cash buy with extra interest paid.

A trusted CA said paying back...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 12-08-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,155
Posted By namelessman
Local dealers seldom touch AVPs. GSMs/GMs do...

Local dealers seldom touch AVPs. GSMs/GMs do monitor stair steps closely, and usually allocate parts of the stair steps as a piggy banks to close deals.

That's why the volume sales in dealers are...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 12-07-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By namelessman
My MY13 F30 was purchased with a $1000 TeamUSA...

My MY13 F30 was purchased with a $1000 TeamUSA OL, plus $750 loyalty, on a $500 below invoice deal, in Oct 2012(8 months since start of US F30 delivery).

My recollection is that most OLs state...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-06-2019, 12:56 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,095
Posted By namelessman
An observation was made on my N26 + 8AT in...

An observation was made on my N26 + 8AT in comfort mode, the rpm did oscillate between 2.5k to 4kpm in a fixed frequency with it quickly went up to 8th gear.

Having said that, my thought is that...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-05-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By namelessman
The threads in post#66 and 68 use the term...

The threads in post#66 and 68 use the term oscillation to refer to rpm moving up and down.

Crankshafts do rotate in one direction, but as it speeds up or slows down(in tandem with the shifts),...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-05-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,095
Posted By namelessman
Rpm oscillation caused by fast 8AT shifts is...

Rpm oscillation caused by fast 8AT shifts is seldom discussed in the context of N20/N26 timing chain issues, but it makes sense frequent and quick changes in rpm can yank the TC and guides back and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-05-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,095
Posted By namelessman
These E90 folks experience engine oscillation at...

These E90 folks experience engine oscillation at low rpm. Oscillation in this context seems to mean the rpm surges and drops, hence oscillates. This type of oscillation, or accelerate and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-05-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 351
Posted By namelessman
Can it be leaves/debris trapped around cowl ...

Can it be leaves/debris trapped around cowl panels at the bottom of windshield?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-05-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,095
Posted By namelessman
There is no technical analysis/data on ASS, but...

There is no technical analysis/data on ASS, but some attribute TC issue with frequent start, and ASS does contribute to that.

Do note the TC tensioner is spring loaded with engine off, and...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 12-05-2019, 02:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By namelessman
The utube video looks like a prank. :)

The utube video looks like a prank. :)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-05-2019, 01:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By namelessman
45000 kilometers in 1 to 2 years are lots of...

45000 kilometers in 1 to 2 years are lots of driving. :)

Carbon buildup usually is due to incomplete combustion, and low quality can be a contributing factor.

So is there good quality AKI89...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-04-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,095
Posted By namelessman
Yes anything on public forums is anecdotal. To...

Yes anything on public forums is anecdotal. To get some extra data points, there are online sites to get estimates.

E.g. typing in a local zip code in nada and selecting all options available...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-04-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,095
Posted By namelessman
There are other local festers that reported that...

There are other local festers that reported that their entire neighborhoods deflect from 3-series(and other makes + models) to Model 3, in a high volume group F market(and 3-series being high volume...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-04-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,095
Posted By namelessman
Selling is obviously a viable option, esp. if it...

Selling is obviously a viable option, esp. if it was bought at a good price. :)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-04-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,095
Posted By namelessman
Do note never ending defense can go either way,...

Do note never ending defense can go either way, so as suggested being cool headed is a good way to go. :)

Any possible defect regardless of failure % does have effect on market value, even a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-04-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,095
Posted By namelessman
Also out of those jobs, none of the dealer ones...

Also out of those jobs, none of the dealer ones had engine replacement, while one of the indy job was a swapped engine for $6k parts + labor.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-04-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,095
Posted By namelessman
Do check out the thread in post#10. There are...

Do check out the thread in post#10. There are more people posting about N20/N26 timing chain failures and blown motors than before as these engines accumulate miles. It is hard to gauge what is the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-04-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,095
Posted By namelessman
A coworker did sell a 2013 328i xDrive M-sport +...

A coworker did sell a 2013 328i xDrive M-sport + tech + HID with 75k miles around $14k last month. High mileage takes a toll, 126k miles probably still can fetch $9k to $10k private dependent on...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 12-03-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By namelessman
$500 seems a bit underwhelming .... $2000-$3000...

$500 seems a bit underwhelming .... $2000-$3000 will surely wake up everyone. :D
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-03-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,095
Posted By namelessman
Yes selling is one of my options too, but dealer...

Yes selling is one of my options too, but dealer foremen and trusted indies assured me that mine is A-OK, maybe they want me to spend $$$$$ to fix TC in the future. :D

Another consideration is,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-03-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,095
Posted By namelessman
N20 timing chain kit($500-ish) does include oil...

N20 timing chain kit($500-ish) does include oil pump chain assembly, but oil pump itself is separate cost(and extra labor).

Yes if oil pump is OK then there will be no need to replace, but some...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-03-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,095
Posted By namelessman
xDrive does put additional stress on engine(in...

xDrive does put additional stress on engine(in terms of rpm), so it is a risk factor for TC issues.

There are posts about transfer case issues, since mine is RWD so no much focus is put on those.
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