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Forum: European Delivery 07-31-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,607
Posted By Mark K
Let's say that it will be a good advice. As soon...

Let's say that it will be a good advice. As soon as we convince BMWNA that European Delivery needs to restart :)
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 07-28-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 638
Posted By Mark K
Not all conventional tires are the same....

Not all conventional tires are the same. Michelins are notoriously soft - resulting in otherwordly grip in warm weather, excellent comfort (sound and damping) and quite a bit of slip angle (mushy...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 07-28-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By Mark K
Two points. First, that mileage is not...

Two points.

First, that mileage is not right. Believe me, I had my E92 with similar engine (N55) from 31 mpg (Interstate on cruise control) down to 8.6 mpg (in the crackhouse, a.k.a. "race...
Forum: General BMW Questions 07-28-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Posted By Mark K
There is. I always said and am still saying that...

There is. I always said and am still saying that I am not rich enough to buy a used Porsche. Not with my car mechanic skills. But you are still correct and that was a good advice.
Forum: General BMW Questions 07-28-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By Mark K
First and foremost, check with the authorities...

First and foremost, check with the authorities that are registering your vehicle to be used in your country. I cannot say what is your country of residence, but in most EU countries you cannot use...
Forum: General BMW Questions 07-19-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By Mark K
No. TDI was 2013 MkVI, GTI is 2017 MkVII. ...

No. TDI was 2013 MkVI, GTI is 2017 MkVII.

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Forum: General BMW Questions 07-16-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By Mark K
I cannot comment on BMW, but I had 2013 VW Golf...

I cannot comment on BMW, but I had 2013 VW Golf TDI 2.0 and I now have 2017 VW Golf GTI.

TDI was built in Wolfsburg, GErmany while GTI was built in Toluca, Mexico. GTI is at least three times...
Forum: F87 M2 (2016 - current) 07-15-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 408
Posted By Mark K
Please don't hate me ... Did you...

Please don't hate me ...



Did you consider modding the driver? NOTHING on this planet will give you more speed for $5,000 than 5 weekends spent on the racetrack with instructor in the right...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-15-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By Mark K
I have two cars, one 4 years old with 38,000...

I have two cars, one 4 years old with 38,000 miles and one 3 1/2 years old with 38,000 miles. The 4 years old car has 14 new tires to its name, the slightly younger one has 4, but very soon to be 8 -...
Forum: European Delivery 07-15-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,655
Posted By Mark K
Thank you for kind words, Jonathan. It...

Thank you for kind words, Jonathan.


It was a bad experience trying to get your relative admitted to a permanent care facility from 5,000 miles away and on the phone. Not the least of the...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 07-10-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,052
Posted By Mark K
Thank you. I already went way OT in a very...

Thank you.

I already went way OT in a very interesting thread. To properly elaborate will take pages. I tried to be short. One more time.

If you live in Wisconsin, can't be bothered to spend...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-08-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 706
Posted By Mark K
Unfortunately, yes on all accounts. Exhaust...

Unfortunately, yes on all accounts. Exhaust gasses, instead of going out under good pressure are going into turbocharger and are spooling it to push more air into intake. Truly, it is like playing...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 07-08-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,052
Posted By Mark K
Anything that promotes laziness, ineptness and...

Anything that promotes laziness, ineptness and ignorance is by default bad. I understand perfectly quack's explanations and analogies and they all hold water. Except for one thing. Let me explain ......
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 07-08-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By Mark K
I told you all many times ... Maybe the world...

I told you all many times ... Maybe the world would have been better place without Bill Gates (Windows 95) and Steve Jobs (iPhone and apps concept).

I know I am an old curmudgeon, but I am...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-08-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 706
Posted By Mark K
If you have a friend with a trumpet, have him...

If you have a friend with a trumpet, have him play into a garbage bag on which you have cut a hole. Then let him play without garbage bag. It will be 100% clear. Garbage bag is the turbo. Or just...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-07-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By Mark K
I was never accused of being fast or talented,...

I was never accused of being fast or talented, but my bank account can more than testify on my experience :) Unfortunately.

To your main question : it depends :) Seriously, it will depend on what...
Forum: European Delivery 07-07-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,655
Posted By Mark K
Guys, just to tell you ... now is the time to sit...

Guys, just to tell you ... now is the time to sit home and amass great fortune by not spending even a penny - especially so on travelling. Just. Don't. Do. It.

I went 200 miles south to the...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 06-16-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,104
Posted By Mark K
HugH, let me just add to what I said in the...

HugH,
let me just add to what I said in the post above. Very briefly.

1. I believe I bought my last ICE grocery getter. For grocery getting duties (for A to B drives, if you wish) there is no...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 06-16-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,836
Posted By Mark K
No dog in this race for me, but I agree with...

No dog in this race for me, but I agree with Steve above. I know our wealth in general exploded in the last 3 decades, but when I spend $80,000 on something, I will continue to expect to get exactly...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 06-16-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By Mark K
What if ... RWD, 704 suspension and go-flat...

What if ...

RWD, 704 suspension and go-flat tires (Michelin Pilot Sport 4S) equals the ride of X-drive with adaptive suspension and RFT? Which one would you pick? I know which I would pick ... :D...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 06-16-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,104
Posted By Mark K
I was not going to step in with slight OT, but...

I was not going to step in with slight OT, but seeing that you all already went there, here it is.



Any nation ready to spend 5+ trillion dollars in order to get a license to be lazy, inept and...
Forum: General BMW Questions 06-12-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By Mark K
I really have no idea how that works in FL, but I...

I really have no idea how that works in FL, but I can tell you what I did long time ago when I didn't have the money to get a DL (in Europe, that is easily over $1,500.00) and needed a...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 06-12-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,912
Posted By Mark K
You received a ton of good information here, I...

You received a ton of good information here, I just have one more thing to add. In case this was already posted, my apologies and move on.

When you DO get tires from Tirerack, they will offer you...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-12-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 832
Posted By Mark K
I have no idea what is happening inside the BMW,...

I have no idea what is happening inside the BMW, but whatever it is, the results are not so good from my perspective.

Here is to hope that ///M division will become separate company with its own...
Forum: European Delivery 06-12-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By Mark K
Frankly, I am afraid that I have to say that I...

Frankly, I am afraid that I have to say that I was right. I used to say, in the last 5-8 years, that the best perk of retirement will be never having to board another not-private plane ever again -...
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