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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-12-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 781
Posted By Zeichen311
:tsk: No. Just...no. This is either alarmist...

:tsk: No. Just...no. This is either alarmist nonsense, poor deduction from lack of experience, or both. Frothing the oil is a real concern. Fracturing internal components by repeated "impacts" with...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-11-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By Zeichen311
No, you didn't. It's the placebo effect (a/k/a...

No, you didn't. It's the placebo effect (a/k/a your imagination).
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-10-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 781
Posted By Zeichen311
OP has an E46 330Ci so, yes, there is a dipstick....

OP has an E46 330Ci so, yes, there is a dipstick.

Did you check the oil level at the dipstick a few minutes after adding oil (or, ideally, a few minutes after shutting off the warmed-up engine)?...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-07-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 788
Posted By Zeichen311
Once again, you have managed to completely miss...

Once again, you have managed to completely miss my point. I see no reason to explain further so, I'm out.

Yep...should've listened to you. :banghead:
Forum: General BMW Questions 11-06-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By Zeichen311
Or, trade your BMW for one that uses captive...

Or, trade your BMW for one that uses captive screws in the underbody panels. You'll never misplace those.
:angel:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-06-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 788
Posted By Zeichen311
Fixed that for you--and I never said they were...

Fixed that for you--and I never said they were not a correct part. There was more than one OEM for spark plugs for the M54. All are "correct" parts. You had the misfortune to encounter three examples...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-06-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 788
Posted By Zeichen311
Oh, and as for this question:Because they can and...

Oh, and as for this question:Because they can and because it is still profitable to do so. You don't quit the game just because the competition is a little bit better.

If you're a kid selling...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-06-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 788
Posted By Zeichen311
Because none such are known. We're discussing...

Because none such are known. We're discussing near-hair-splitting differences in quality that only become evident over thousands of samples and millions of operational miles. No one is going to fund...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-05-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Zeichen311
Y-y-yeah, so let's see... 2007 328i (N52KP...

Y-y-yeah, so let's see...

2007 328i (N52KP engine) = Siemens MSV80 DME
2008 335i (N54 engine) = Siemens MSD80 or MSD81
Like the man said...good luck with that. Ain't gonna fly.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-02-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,979
Posted By Zeichen311
Heck = German for "rear", as in "rear-wheel...

Heck = German for "rear", as in "rear-wheel drive." ;)

As for the rest...nonsense. BMW brakes work just fine from 150mph. No smoke, no fade, no drama. Relatively speaking, they're a lot more...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-01-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,979
Posted By Zeichen311
Annual maintenance & repair costs on...

Annual maintenance & repair costs on post-warranty 3ers tend to average about $1,500–$2,000.
Per year.
Every year.
From now until the car leaves this earth.

Some years you'll spend more,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-01-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By Zeichen311
1. If your car has Bluetooth, visit this BMW site...

1. If your car has Bluetooth, visit this BMW site (https://www.bmw.com/en/footer/software-updates.html) to download the latest Bluetooth interface drivers available for your vehicle. Installation is...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-31-2019, 05:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By Zeichen311
The insurance carrier will only deduct salvage...

The insurance carrier will only deduct salvage value from the settlement if you elect to keep the car. So, you will end up with either little money and your car, or a few grand and no car.

Do not...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-29-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By Zeichen311
You might want to reconsider ditching those...

You might want to reconsider ditching those wheels. This post (https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=10494610&highlight=152#post10494610) explains why Style 152 is a bit special.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-29-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,993
Posted By Zeichen311
First, that's wrong, it blinks only when the car...

First, that's wrong, it blinks only when the car is locked with the engine off, i.e., when the alarm would be armed if present. The car's software is simply told the alarm hardware is installed (even...
Forum: European Delivery 10-29-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,054
Posted By Zeichen311
Well that's good news! Welcome back and best of...

Well that's good news! Welcome back and best of luck!

And that's even better news! I've met and worked with Jake on several occasions (Street Survival & CCA events)--he's Good People and truly...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-26-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By Zeichen311
The engraved numbers indicate the relative...

The engraved numbers indicate the relative distance each tumbler must be lifted by the key to allow the lock cylinder to turn. The order is specific to your key, so...no, we do not.

Try matching...
Forum: General BMW Questions 10-22-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Zeichen311
Nope. They've said in so many words...

Nope. They've said in so many words (https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/28/bmw-says-nein-to-android-auto/) that they simply don't want Android Auto in the car. BMW wants control of the in-car customer...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 10-18-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,258
Posted By Zeichen311
https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/g20-330i-xdrive...

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/g20-330i-xdrive-lim/1VndtCpGpN
Forum: General BMW Questions 10-01-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By Zeichen311
Yes. The fault memory will identify a...

Yes. The fault memory will identify a failed/failing sensor but iDrive does not report that information.
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 09-30-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By Zeichen311
Why do you need to know why? It is what it is but...

Why do you need to know why? It is what it is but you would like it to be different (as would I, FWIW). Register your complaint with BMW NA Customer Relations (1-800-831-1117). They will pass it up...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-29-2019, 04:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By Zeichen311
See attached.

See attached.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-28-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 965
Posted By Zeichen311
Yes, I did. The parts I installed didn't strike...

Yes, I did. The parts I installed didn't strike me as foam, more of a low-durometer solid material...but, I certainly didn't cut one open, so I guess it could be a high-density closed-cell foam of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-27-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By Zeichen311
35W is the correct lamp and AFAIK, you can't...

35W is the correct lamp and AFAIK, you can't reduce the voltage to the arc (nor should you). Your headlights are not aimed properly and/or the automatic leveling system is malfunctioning.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-27-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 965
Posted By Zeichen311
Yes. When new, that compound (and IIRC, it's not...

Yes. When new, that compound (and IIRC, it's not "foam") is somewhat more compliant than the black neoprene, but not dramatically so. The main advantage of the Monroe pieces is that they are more...
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