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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-18-2019, 05:53 AM
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Posted By Desertnate
So true. I've never heard anyone who was happy...

So true. I've never heard anyone who was happy with the results after Maaco. My parents had a car repainted by them ages ago and it was a disaster.

If you don't do your own touch up work with...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-16-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By Desertnate
My goal is at least 8~9 years. Longer if I can...

My goal is at least 8~9 years. Longer if I can manage or odd circumstances dictate a change. It's not uncommon to have cars in my driveway with over 100K miles. My wife's last car was sold with...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-10-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By Desertnate
Great looking car, congrats! Just curious,...

Great looking car, congrats!

Just curious, why did you go with an AWD car when you live in Florida?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-09-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Desertnate
Mine is very touchy as well when it comes to the...

Mine is very touchy as well when it comes to the location. If you're not dead-on it won't work. Another frustration I've found is the delay. There is at least a second, if not two delay. I'm...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-28-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By Desertnate
When I owned a Subaru there were plenty of...

When I owned a Subaru there were plenty of warnings about mis-matched tires, but that was to preserve the differenctials, not the CV joints.

I can see a tire mis-match between axles causing a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-28-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 439
Posted By Desertnate
The Supercharger network is continually growing,...

The Supercharger network is continually growing, but for me I could very easily take a day trip of sight seeing and wine tasting with my wife and run out of range in a Tesla. You get away from major...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-19-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By Desertnate
What color is your car? I'm not a fan of...

What color is your car?

I'm not a fan of chrome on any cars built after 1970, but that's just me. I think the decision would go beyond the wheels. Do you have the "chrome" around the kidney...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-14-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By Desertnate
What options are on the car? From what I...

What options are on the car? From what I understand the higher temperature pads used on the M Sport brakes will squeak a little as you describe. I believe it's a common event with performance brake...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-13-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By Desertnate
This is what I'm finding. Google Maps for...

This is what I'm finding.

Google Maps for me shows fairly current status of traffic and obstructions like wrecks and construction and adjusts routes and/or provides alternatives.

My BMW...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-06-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By Desertnate
Agree. Typically I do use them for local tips to...

Agree. Typically I do use them for local tips to unfamiliar locations and leave the onboard GPS to track progress on long range trips, but since the car was new to me I figured I'd test things out. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-06-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By Desertnate
Agree. Typically I do use them for local tips to...

Agree. Typically I do use them for local tips to unfamiliar locations and leave the onboard GPS to track progress on long range trips, but since the car was new to me I figured I'd test things out. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-02-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By Desertnate
Thanks for the info everyone. I believe I...

Thanks for the info everyone. I believe I already have everything set up properly to get the traffic updates because I see the colored routes based on traffic load. In the example I gave it was...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-02-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,128
Posted By Desertnate
I'm not seeing any visible damage in that...

I'm not seeing any visible damage in that picture, but trying to diganose what is going on over the internet is really hard to do.

You can hit the area with whatever wax or sealant you use and see...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-01-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By Desertnate
On a related note, is the real time traffic info...

On a related note, is the real time traffic info supposed to actually do anything other than put the colored areas on the map?

My CPO F32 has a year left of the service, and when plotting a route...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-31-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,562
Posted By Desertnate
I have exhast soot build up in the tailpipes on...

I have exhast soot build up in the tailpipes on both sides, so I am quite confident the left side does open under the conditions already mentioned.
Forum: European Delivery 07-26-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 979
Posted By Desertnate
Sorry for all the reference to the Netherlands. ...

Sorry for all the reference to the Netherlands. I don't know why I had that specific country in mind. Probably due a similar post I commented on.

Interesting to hear about the different port...
Forum: European Delivery 07-22-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 979
Posted By Desertnate
Many years ago I shipped my E46 to the UK when I...

Many years ago I shipped my E46 to the UK when I was stationed there for three years. My shipping experience was a little different, but while each country has it's own laws regarding vehicle...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-17-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 686
Posted By Desertnate
I grew up in the Denver area and this...

I grew up in the Denver area and this conversation brings back fond memories.

I remember driving in the mountians with friends of family and we'd start smelling the distinctive odor of overheated...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-17-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 866
Posted By Desertnate
That is how I understand it as well. The type of...

That is how I understand it as well. The type of vehicles used by dealerships is up to them as well. When I owned my first BMW and lived in the UK. Most of their loaners were Mini's!

This...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-12-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,560
Posted By Desertnate
The vehicle I leased wasn't a BMW, but I was...

The vehicle I leased wasn't a BMW, but I was referring to the milage allowance. I couldn't think of the correct term at that time.

I too knew exactly how much the additional mileage would cost...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-09-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,560
Posted By Desertnate
I agree. In my area, BMW's aren't very common...

I agree. In my area, BMW's aren't very common and new ones even less so. The new ones are always minimal spec with the smaller engine due to the cost of even the lease. I'd be somewhere in that...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-08-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,560
Posted By Desertnate
Agree others have caught up and actually exceeded...

Agree others have caught up and actually exceeded in some areas.

As for being a "belly button" car, I think it really depends on location. They are far more common on the coasts. Where I'm...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-08-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,892
Posted By Desertnate
As a point of reference, the manual in my 2016...

As a point of reference, the manual in my 2016 435 only states using at least 91 octane. There is no reference to using companies who comply with the Top Tier fuel standards.

For me, using Top...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-03-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By Desertnate
Beyond the questionable fit of the drivetrain,...

Beyond the questionable fit of the drivetrain, you'll only get the power of an ///M car and none of the other upgrades which make an M4 a great vehicle. The suspension, body bracing to increase...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-01-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,128
Posted By Desertnate
Yes, I am. I came to Bimmerfest back in 2002...

Yes, I am. I came to Bimmerfest back in 2002 when things at Roadfly started turning ugly and suddenly realized most of the people I interacted with there had already made the move. I was a bit...
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