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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 08:27 PM
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Views: 69
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Camber tends to wear a tire conically. The wear...

Camber tends to wear a tire conically. The wear on the three circumferential channels shown seems pretty even. That wear seems concentrated on the edge, suggesting it's cause by toe-in instead of...
Forum: General Automotive Forum Yesterday, 06:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 37
Posted By Autoputzer
Krispy-Kreme brakes

https://www.thedrive.com/news/32153/are-parody-branded-brake-calipers-the-next-big-thing
Forum: X3 G01 (2018 - current) Yesterday, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 358
Posted By Autoputzer
There's a guy on the G30 (current 5 Series) who...

There's a guy on the G30 (current 5 Series) who commutes between coasts. His LA car was a six year old 328i with less than 10k miles on it. He was replacing it with a G30. He was trying to sell...
Forum: General Automotive Forum Yesterday, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 124
Posted By Autoputzer
They're not part of the American culture. Young...

They're not part of the American culture. Young American males want Camaros, Mustangs, and big pick-up trucks. Hit Billy Bob with $7/gallon gasoline for a few years and he'll learn to like those...
Forum: General Automotive Forum Yesterday, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 124
Posted By Autoputzer
Ford's also pretty much done in Europe. They're...

Ford's also pretty much done in Europe. They're going to concentrate on commercial vehicles there. The current Camaro was actually designed in Australia.

Part of what killed GM in Australia is...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 695
Posted By Autoputzer
There was a 72 year old guru in my group. He'd...

There was a 72 year old guru in my group. He'd retired with 80% of his salary (but no Social Security) at age 62, and then came back part-time as a contractor. He was so good that the scummy,...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 10:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 695
Posted By Autoputzer
I went part-time for the last four years I...

I went part-time for the last four years I worked. That made work a whole lot more tolerable. I was even thinking of staying a few more years past MRA. But, then the scummy, stupid a-hole came...
Forum: X3 G01 (2018 - current) Yesterday, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 358
Posted By Autoputzer
At ~6k mile/year, leasing is less likely to be...

At ~6k mile/year, leasing is less likely to be the best way to go. A five or six year old car with 30k to 36k miles on it will hold its value well. Your biggest issue would be minimizing sunlight...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By Autoputzer
Yeah, I love Sansing BMW in Pensacola. I might...

Yeah, I love Sansing BMW in Pensacola. I might buy one more from them. Also, Sansing's previous service manager is now at the BMW store in Birmingham, AL. He's great.

But, it's those long...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 / F03 / F04 (2008 - 2015) Yesterday, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 103
Posted By Autoputzer
Wheels are painted and clear coated, just like...

Wheels are painted and clear coated, just like the body of the car. So, they benefit from being waxed. There's no reason to use a paste wax, but if you do never use the same can of wax for the...
Forum: X3 G01 (2018 - current) Yesterday, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 358
Posted By Autoputzer
You don't say where you live. Since you're...

You don't say where you live. Since you're thinking about front and rear heated seats, I'm going to assume that you live somewhere cold and that receives snow.

If my assumption is wrong and you...
Forum: X3 G01 (2018 - current) Yesterday, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 358
Posted By Autoputzer
that bearded, distinguished looking fellow in...

that bearded, distinguished looking fellow in the posts above.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-16-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 695
Posted By Autoputzer
There's a saying that if you love your job, you...

There's a saying that if you love your job, you never work a day in your whole life. A big part of enjoying your job is being in control of your environment, where you can make it safe,...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-16-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 682
Posted By Autoputzer
You can't write off the lease as part of your job...

You can't write off the lease as part of your job or business.

Some retirees run the Interstates, visiting friends and relatives. But many, if not most, stick close to home most of the time. Low...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-16-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 682
Posted By Autoputzer
My 2014 535i is a few weeks short of six years...

My 2014 535i is a few weeks short of six years old with 65k miles. I couldn't take the OE Goodyear LS2 run-flats anymore, and sent them to the landfill with 7/32" of tread left on them. Real tires,...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 02-15-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 98
Posted By Autoputzer
Now, THAT'S Launch Control...

https://www.carscoops.com/2020/02/watch-woman-launch-bmw-m4-into-the-air-after-crashing-through-roundabout/
Forum: F87 M2 (2016 - current) 02-15-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By Autoputzer
On Frau Putzer's X3, the button on the end of the...

On Frau Putzer's X3, the button on the end of the turn signal scrolls the display on the bottom of the instrument cluster: miles/trip miles, nothing, compass, MPG.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-15-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 112,135
Posted By Autoputzer
The EU emissions/fuel economy test cycle has a...

The EU emissions/fuel economy test cycle has a warm start-up sequence, simulating going shopping and then coming back to your car. Keeping the engine warm helps with that test.
Forum: F87 M2 (2016 - current) 02-15-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By Autoputzer
Frau Putzer's in charge of all the iDrive stuff. ...

Frau Putzer's in charge of all the iDrive stuff. On her 2018, she iDrive-ed it to unlock all the doors. I think the latest iDrive was part of the mid-cycle refresh on the F22/23/87. So, start...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 02-14-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,221
Posted By Autoputzer
I had one passenger restraint malfunction message...

I had one passenger restraint malfunction message in Frau Putzer's G01 X3, but only once and it went away.

The car also had a driver's restraint malfunction message that stayed on. The first...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-14-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 695
Posted By Autoputzer
Check out the "Crossover" share of the market: ...

Check out the "Crossover" share of the market: 40%. We have one in the garage (X3) and maybe another one coming next year (Chevy Equinox beater). The other beater contender is a Chevy Spark. ...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 02-14-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 117
Posted By Autoputzer
44,000 Lexyota's recalled for engine block cracks

https://www.consumerreports.org/car-recalls-defects/toyota-lexus-recall-replace-engine-avalon-camry-rav4-es/?EXTKEY=AFLIP

Casting complex aluminum parts is tricky business. But, what's really...
Forum: F87 M2 (2016 - current) 02-14-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By Autoputzer
"The computer" is controlling the electric water...

"The computer" is controlling the electric water pump. So, it's constantly watching the coolant temperature, more so than the driver would.

I went through all three stages of overheating warnings...
Forum: F87 M2 (2016 - current) 02-14-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By Autoputzer
M's will warn you with a message when the cars...

M's will warn you with a message when the cars start to overheat. If you ignore it, it will first disable the air conditioner. If you still ignore it, it will lock the DCT into a very high gear...
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-14-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By Autoputzer
Your post doesn't show where you live. If you...

Your post doesn't show where you live. If you in an area that doesn't get snow, xDrive (all-wheel drive) adds about 200 pounds, reduces fuel economy about one to two MPG, and has the potential for...
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