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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 01:40 PM
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Posted By John in VA
How "lengthy" the CPO inspection process is can...

How "lengthy" the CPO inspection process is can vary. Since pad replacement & other services are condition-based, when the car tells them it's time for replacement/renewal you can have the dealer...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-05-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By John in VA
OP didn't mention wheels from/for a G-chassis,...

OP didn't mention wheels from/for a G-chassis, but you are correct about them being 5x112. You can go to realoem.com or bmwfans.info - both are online parts catalogs - to see wheel specs by model....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-04-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By John in VA
You can find the styles & specs at...

You can find the styles & specs at https://www.carsaddiction.com/en/wheels/bmw or http://www.bmwstylewheels.com/
Good luck!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-04-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By John in VA
Never for me at the local dealer.

Never for me at the local dealer.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-04-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By John in VA
Originally Posted by iLLstar 335i: "has been...

Originally Posted by iLLstar 335i:
"has been taken for service 2 times a year for oil chance for the last 7 years"



I read that to mean the oil has been changed 14 times over the car's 23k...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 07-30-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 245
Posted By John in VA
Try the coding section -...

Try the coding section - https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=175
Good luck!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-29-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 272
Posted By John in VA
Take a look at the online repair manual. Good...

Take a look at the online repair manual. Good luck! https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-27-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By John in VA
Most of the VIN decoders are pay services now,...

Most of the VIN decoders are pay services now, unfortunately. You might try taking the car and/or proof of ownership to a local dealer & have them check for you. Good luck!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-25-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By John in VA
Take a look at the online repair manual. Good...

Take a look at the online repair manual. Good luck! https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-22-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By John in VA
I wondered that, too. If the lights were first...

I wondered that, too. If the lights were first coming up to "initialize" normally, then dropping down (due to mechanical or electrical issues) they may appear dimmer.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 07-21-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By John in VA
This forum gets very little traffic - try the F3x...

This forum gets very little traffic - try the F3x section. Good luck!
https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=153
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-21-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By John in VA
Lug bolt is M14 X 1.25. BMW part # is...

Lug bolt is M14 X 1.25. BMW part # is 36-13-6-890-324 (Replaces: 36-13-6-774-896, 36-13-6-781-151).
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-20-2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By John in VA
The trim is anodized aluminum. I see the water...

The trim is anodized aluminum. I see the water spots, a common issue. The streaks look like leftover product - try white vinegar or isopropyl alcohol.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-19-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By John in VA
Unless you have huge hands & turn the wheel the...

Unless you have huge hands & turn the wheel the wrong way you can access the bulb from the wheel well. It's best to replace the bulbs as a pair. Good luck!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-17-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By John in VA
You might find a recommendation in the regional...

You might find a recommendation in the regional section - https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=76

https://www.bimmershops.com/ is another resource.

Good luck!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-16-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By John in VA
The one you're on (Bimmerfest)! I saved you the...

The one you're on (Bimmerfest)! I saved you the time & provided the info. Now find a local auto paint or body shop to mix up the color & clear in some spray cans & fire away. Good luck!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-16-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By John in VA
You can search the site for the formula/source of...

You can search the site for the formula/source of Ferric Grey. A local paint store can also shoot your wheel, & blend the color.
Reflex Silver A44/BMW WA44 MET
Ferric Grey II B55/BMW WB55 MET...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-16-2020, 04:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By John in VA
Are you sure you are not referring to the oil...

Are you sure you are not referring to the oil temperature gauge?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-14-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By John in VA
Many with leases will pull off the original tires...

Many with leases will pull off the original tires (and/or wheels) & go with non-run-flats during their ownership term. When it's time to turn in the car, the original set-up goes back on. There are...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-13-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By John in VA
But they have to work first! Sounds like the OP...

But they have to work first! Sounds like the OP has found the solution. Good work!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-10-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By John in VA
Yes, there seem to be new threads on this weekly...

Yes, there seem to be new threads on this weekly - take a look at them. The brand of full synthetic used isn't the major concern - consult your owners' manual re: proper grade.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-10-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By John in VA
Rim width and tire width are two closely related...

Rim width and tire width are two closely related sizes. Flexible tire sidewalls allow a single tire size to be mounted on a rim of various widths. There is a rim width range for every tire size, but...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-10-2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By John in VA
With the drain plug in place, if you remove the...

With the drain plug in place, if you remove the oil filter cap/filter the oil in the filter canister then drains into the oil pan. There is an o-ring on the filter cap assembly that keeps the oil in...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-09-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,316
Posted By John in VA
Tramlining, perhaps? Some tires are more prone...

Tramlining, perhaps? Some tires are more prone to it than others.
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=47
https://www.tireamerica.com/resource/what-is-tramlining...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-08-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By John in VA
Using https://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do,...

Using https://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do, input your VIN or car info & go to the Wheel section. There you'll find the different styles along with size & offset (ET in mm).

Your current wheel...
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