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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By John MS
You should have a pre-purchase inspection...

You should have a pre-purchase inspection performed by a trusted BMW mechanic.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 03:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By John MS
I am not sure there is an issue with a fixable...

I am not sure there is an issue with a fixable cause.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-30-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By John MS
I doubt that the standards for emissions are...

I doubt that the standards for emissions are relaxed after 3 years. Do you have an environmental authority reference for that?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-30-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By John MS
Every car made that uses an alternator or...

Every car made that uses an alternator or generator could be said to be using regenerative braking when one lets off the gas. Their description is somewhere between sloppy and deceptive. That said...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-30-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By John MS
Mine has had a slightly rough cold fast idle...

Mine has had a slightly rough cold fast idle since it was new. I've attributed it to combustion being inefficient until the chamber gets sufficiently hot. You may want to have a second mechanic or...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-30-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By John MS
I think you will find it will show charging...

I think you will find it will show charging whenever the gas pedal is released. Regardless of whether the battery is actually being charged by the alternator It's marketing hype to say a managed...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-30-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By John MS
I'm surprised your car did not come with an...

I'm surprised your car did not come with an alarm. Was it optional for the f33?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-30-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By John MS
Time to have the dealer sort it out. They should...

Time to have the dealer sort it out. They should have checked out that function before selling it cpo.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-27-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By John MS
This demon should speed on over to the correct...

This demon should speed on over to the correct forum for his BMW. Clogged fuel line, filter, injectors all possibilities.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-27-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By John MS
To be clear the left side brake light is out. ...

To be clear the left side brake light is out. Not the center brake light.
Does your car have led (light emitting diodes) or incandescent bulbs for left and right side brake lights??
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-27-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By John MS
+1 Those lights can make cars much more visible...

+1
Those lights can make cars much more visible in difficult lighting such as morning and afternoon, haze, etc.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-26-2020, 03:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By John MS
And you could appeal the dealer's decision with...

And you could appeal the dealer's decision with the importer BMW Canada.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-25-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 41,615
Posted By John MS
Just buy the part at a BMW dealer.

Just buy the part at a BMW dealer.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-25-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By John MS
The rust may be progressing from inside out. Are...

The rust may be progressing from inside out. Are your roads salted over winter? Unfortunately wheelwell rust is fairly common where it snows.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-23-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By John MS
My recommendation is to buy the newest car...

My recommendation is to buy the newest car possible to enjoy all the improvements. Ideally new.

And the n20 engine uses a timing chain. The guides may be problematic on engines up up the first...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-23-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By John MS
But you would be faced with driving before buying...

But you would be faced with driving before buying with either car. It might be worth spending the extra time to track down a couple. A Google search for 240i vs 340i returned some comparisons...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-23-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By John MS
You would get a much better feel by test driving...

You would get a much better feel by test driving each one. The 2 series would be my choice for a 1 or 2 person fun weekend car.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-22-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By John MS
Could the headlight alignment have been knocked...

Could the headlight alignment have been knocked off during the repairs?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-22-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By John MS
Look for reflective sun shades to put in the...

Look for reflective sun shades to put in the front and rear windows while the car is stationary. They reduce heat build-up a lot.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-22-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By John MS
Does your car have an eco pro or similar setting?...

Does your car have an eco pro or similar setting? If so turn it off.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-21-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 28,646
Posted By John MS
I would expect most dealers and repair shops to...

I would expect most dealers and repair shops to respond similarly. Storage costs money and there are liability issues. I was surprised that one dealer stored a car for 15 months. Possibly it was...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-20-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 28,646
Posted By John MS
Best for d2001d to store the car where it is...

Best for d2001d to store the car where it is located and wait for the final settlement. Hopefully it will allow otherwise serviceable cars like that one to be repaired.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-20-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By John MS
The error message seems to indicate that the nav...

The error message seems to indicate that the nav application was either switched off or was not installed. I don't see a way to switch it off through the idrive screen on my car. Can you confirm...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-20-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 28,646
Posted By John MS
Yes that makes sense. I asked because the...

Yes that makes sense. I asked because the settlement terms are unknown. I think the chances of getting either a recall or compensation for chain repairs is good. Damages for broken engines less...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-20-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By John MS
Before getting the credit card out check that the...

Before getting the credit card out check that the wiper arm is secured to the drive post. If that's tight then look for a fine buildup of road grime on the glass. Typically it will look like a...
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