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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-13-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By Kestas
I tend to keep my cars a long time. It wouldn't...

I tend to keep my cars a long time. It wouldn't be unusual to have this car until 200K. The two cars previously owned before this one went to 200K.

I don't disable to save on the starter. Where...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-11-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By Kestas
Don't use my auto start/stop 2015 320i

Can I expect my starter to last a lot longer since I don't use the auto start/stop feature?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-11-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By Kestas
I removed mine and placed it on the garage shelf....

I removed mine and placed it on the garage shelf. It's only for decoration with some sound insulating properties. I took it off so the engine can shed heat, which is a problem with modern cars. I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-13-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 413
Posted By Kestas
Looking back, there are a number of things that...

Looking back, there are a number of things that may have happened. I used gravity fill, so the hood was open for the funnel. This may have precluded putting it in gear. Then the fill tube may have...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-13-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 413
Posted By Kestas
That's unfortunate. I didn't experience this...

That's unfortunate. I didn't experience this with my short test drive. I'll keep it in mind.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-13-2020, 05:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 413
Posted By Kestas
I went super cheap on this fluid change. I did...

I went super cheap on this fluid change. I did not replace the oil pan bolts. They are made of steel - not aluminum - and came out fine. I used antiseize on the threads. I did not replace the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-12-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 413
Posted By Kestas
The car has 40K on it. The fluid came out mildly...

The car has 40K on it. The fluid came out mildly dark. I found no chunks in the pan or magnets, just a thin layer of the finest sludge. The manufacturer did a good job of putting together a clean...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-12-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 413
Posted By Kestas
Success. I tilted the car a whole 10 inches. It...

Success. I tilted the car a whole 10 inches. It took another quart, maybe less, depending on how you judge drippage and clingage losses. So 5 qts out, and 4 to 4.5 qts in. Took the car for a test...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-12-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 413
Posted By Kestas
Okay I ran the engine during refill and it still...

Okay I ran the engine during refill and it still wouldn't take on more fluid. How much should I tilt the car? I already have the passenger side propped up 6 inches. If anything, the fluid is on...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-11-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 413
Posted By Kestas
Trouble refilling trans fluid in ZF8.

It's a 2015 320i with the ZF8 transmission. I drained 5 qts, but I can only get 3-1/2 qts back in. I tried starting the car to put it through the gears but it immediately resets to Park, probably...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-11-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By Kestas
I keep a log on every car I've ever owned. It's...

I keep a log on every car I've ever owned. It's not elaborate, and never longer than three pages for an old car. I list all maintenance and repairs done to the car, such as fluid and filter...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-11-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,198
Posted By Kestas
I don't think you could get a singular answer to...

I don't think you could get a singular answer to your question. For one you have to establish the rate of leakage. The rate may go up during driving. And the rate can change if the screw shifts in...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-01-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,552
Posted By Kestas
Dry them of what?... during a 20 second wipe...

Dry them of what?... during a 20 second wipe down? They aren't made from human skin.

Remember that they use methanol for windshield washing.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-31-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,127
Posted By Kestas
I seriously doubt the 10% fuel savings gain. At...

I seriously doubt the 10% fuel savings gain. At the very least this suggests your engine is shut off 10 % of the time during your commute. These savings could only be realised in the most horrible...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-27-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,127
Posted By Kestas
It's from a good comprehensive article I recently...

It's from a good comprehensive article I recently read.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-27-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,127
Posted By Kestas
The big impetus for the start/stop feature is the...

The big impetus for the start/stop feature is the manufacturer's quest to improve CAFE numbers. At the same time they can put a good spin on this feature.

Start/stop makes sense in areas with...
Forum: Site Sponsors & Bimmerfest Group Buys 12-22-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,779
Posted By Kestas
I've heard slight toe-in helps preload the wheel...

I've heard slight toe-in helps preload the wheel bearings. I imagine if zero toe was set, any clearance in the wheel bearings would cause unstable straught-ahead driving and tire out the driver.
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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-22-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 675
Posted By Kestas
I find the OP's question laughable in face of the...

I find the OP's question laughable in face of the fact that most people and the industry in general are going through great strides in increasing visibility at night. They are even developing smart...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-25-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,010
Posted By Kestas
I don't think the problem lies with BMW. ...

I don't think the problem lies with BMW. Automotive components nowadays aren't made any more robust than needed for the application. If you reengineer a car, you need to accept the consequences. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-29-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,208
Posted By Kestas
Mechanical things never fix themselves, so you'll...

Mechanical things never fix themselves, so you'll want this fixed.

At the same time, you want the problem to present itself to the mechanic. The worst thing for a mechanic to diagnose is an...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-11-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,728
Posted By Kestas
Where do you live? In SE Michigan the roads are...

Where do you live? In SE Michigan the roads are littered with construction debris and metal scrap.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-11-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,728
Posted By Kestas
A month after I set my car up with a spare, I...

A month after I set my car up with a spare, I caught a nail in a tire!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-11-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By Kestas
Are the pads beveled? This could entrap debris...

Are the pads beveled? This could entrap debris that would cause scoring.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-11-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,728
Posted By Kestas
I shopped around and bought a used matching rim...

I shopped around and bought a used matching rim for $150, and a used matching tire for $50... a lot cheaper than the $350 minispare. It also gives me an immediate full sized tire in the event I hit...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-07-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By Kestas
I went through the same issue. I've never seen a...

I went through the same issue. I've never seen a recommendation (besides BMW) on this site for which minispare would fit our vehicle. I bought a matching rim and went with a full sized spare.
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