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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-30-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By FredoinSF
Love FCP Euro. Their site is so much easier to...

Love FCP Euro. Their site is so much easier to navigate than others it seems and I like the idea of the lifetime replacement thing on some of the wear parts. Only used it once in many years and who...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-29-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By FredoinSF
Iíd look at the tires first. Whatís it riding...

Iíd look at the tires first. Whatís it riding on? How many miles on them?


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Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 06-22-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,189
Posted By FredoinSF
Thanks for the tip! Will have to try that on the...

Thanks for the tip! Will have to try that on the next long drive. The car has pretty much been mothballed for weeks in favor of the convertibles but I can't wait to try it out.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-22-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By FredoinSF
BMW had two tiers of bluetooth. Tier 1 was voice...

BMW had two tiers of bluetooth. Tier 1 was voice only, tier 2 voice + audio streaming. Tier 2 was an option and it sounds like your car does not have it.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-22-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By FredoinSF
Have a 540i and it is awesome. To this point...

Have a 540i and it is awesome. To this point there are few if any reports of issues but it is still relatively new. Time will tell if it will suffer from many major common problems, hopefully not.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-22-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By FredoinSF
Yes, when the water pump stops pumping.

Yes, when the water pump stops pumping.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-18-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By FredoinSF
A lot to cover here, but will try to keep it...

A lot to cover here, but will try to keep it concise.

1. The engine in the 440i is the B58. It's a newish motor launched in 2016 but so far it has proven to be trouble free. The BMW engines have...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 06-17-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By FredoinSF
I break things down into three categories: ...

I break things down into three categories:
Maintenance which consists of fluids, filters, plugs, belts
Wear items which are brakes, batteries, wiper blades, tires, suspension parts
Repair items...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 06-16-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By FredoinSF
Thanks for adding the must haves. You are...

Thanks for adding the must haves. You are looking for a fairly well equipped CPO car so you are going to be on the top end of the price range for year and miles.

I am not sure where you are...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 06-16-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,545
Posted By FredoinSF
Sorry I hot a nerve, but reality is, having been...

Sorry I hot a nerve, but reality is, having been on these forums and observing the lifecycle of a platform because I've bought cars new and kept them for many years (18 years for the E46, 11 for the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-16-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By FredoinSF
Congrats. I like the interior color. Definitely...

Congrats. I like the interior color. Definitely not vanilla.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 06-15-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By FredoinSF
When should I buy?

While Iím busy dusting my crystal ball, would you mind defining must have attributes such as CPO, branded title, max miles, must have equipment, where you live, local or ok to ship/travel?


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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-15-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By FredoinSF
Look at both and decide for yourself??? Iíve...

Look at both and decide for yourself???

Iíve had vinyl in all three MINIís and never lost a wink of sleep over it. In a bmw I want leather. But thatís my opinion which, unless I start making...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-15-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By FredoinSF
Valve cover gasket and oil filter housing gasket...

Valve cover gasket and oil filter housing gasket leaks have been common for more than 20 years. No change from bmw. Ironically all in the name of the environment because of the gasket material.
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-15-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By FredoinSF
^^^ this Sent from my iPad using...

^^^ this


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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-12-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By FredoinSF
Congrats. Looks nice. Since youíre into...

Congrats. Looks nice.
Since youíre into proper maintenance google Mile Miller lifetime bmw maintenance, read, apply what makes sense to you.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-12-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By FredoinSF
In addition to what other have suggested, basic...

In addition to what other have suggested, basic maintenance will help. Things like a clean air filter and having the proper spark plugs will help. If you have a roof rack, remove it.

That being...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-12-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By FredoinSF
Not sure how many miles on the car and what if...

Not sure how many miles on the car and what if anything was ever replaced but only way to know for sure it to have a look see, squeeze this and that, and move to and fro. If it's all original and...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 06-11-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,804
Posted By FredoinSF
Congrats. Will be a beautiful car. I wouldnít...

Congrats. Will be a beautiful car. I wouldnít be able to sleep.

Iím starting to wonder if soft close doors are now standard.


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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-11-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By FredoinSF
130k Miles in 2013 F30 N26

Yes it is, but the G30 540i with B58 is spectacular and with 2017ís coming back from lease and the 2021 LCI around the corner, they are dropping like stones in price.


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Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 06-11-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 14,804
Posted By FredoinSF
Question to all the folks who have converted or...

Question to all the folks who have converted or strongly thinking of converting to all electric power.
Are you leasing or did you buy? At this point I'm thinking lease, mostly because the of how...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-11-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By FredoinSF
^^^^ This. Or if you are a BMW CCA member...

^^^^ This.

Or if you are a BMW CCA member reach out to local chapter to see if someone can do it for you. I would do it for someone.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-11-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 771
Posted By FredoinSF
That is simply hideous.

That is simply hideous.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-11-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By FredoinSF
Not sure where you are located but this is mostly...

Not sure where you are located but this is mostly north American based forum and if you're looking at a 430d we did not get that powertrain in the F3n series. The only diesel we got is a 428d which...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-11-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By FredoinSF
Have to admit the fix with BFH is kind of funny. ...

Have to admit the fix with BFH is kind of funny. Wonder what the BMW engineers writing repair procedures would think. LOL.
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