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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 08:26 AM
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Posted By John MS
If you mean the bottom of the transmission no...

If you mean the bottom of the transmission no don't do that. Chances are it is something along the exhaust system.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By John MS
If cold air comes out this morning that means ice...

If cold air comes out this morning that means ice had formed on the evaporator and blocked the flow of air. If it works today then the fix may be as simple as changing settings. Try is setting the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By John MS
If you shut the engine off and leave the car for...

If you shut the engine off and leave the car for several hours does the conditioned air come out the vents for a while?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 08:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,061
Posted By John MS
It's worth emphasizing that most BMW owners don't...

It's worth emphasizing that most BMW owners don't bother with adaptive suspension. Most likely because the standard suspension is very good and more than sufficient for most drivers. And possibly...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By John MS
The service advisor was guessing and giving you...

The service advisor was guessing and giving you bad information.
Best source for information about upcoming brake fluid and other service is the idrive screen in your car. Or call a different...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By John MS
I think the aftermarket emblems that were...

I think the aftermarket emblems that were mentioned by John in Va are the best choice. Easy to apply and reasonably priced.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 03:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,758
Posted By John MS
Do you remember which options were switched?

Do you remember which options were switched?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 03:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By John MS
A BMW dealer would be my choice if the emblem is...

A BMW dealer would be my choice if the emblem is removable.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-06-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 482
Posted By John MS
I rarely promote car leasing over owning. It...

I rarely promote car leasing over owning. It might work for someone who really wanted the thrill of driving an Alfa for 3 years. Pay the price, have fun and let Alfa take care of the repairs. Only...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-05-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By John MS
That said I would work from the battery forward....

That said I would work from the battery forward. Check connections for a good solid, clean electrical connection. Also look at cable and wire for solid insulation, intermittent shorts, breaks. And...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-05-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By John MS
You may want to ask your question in the forum...

You may want to ask your question in the forum for your model BMW. This is for 3 series from 2012 forward.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-05-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 482
Posted By John MS
Suggest that you base your decision to buy on...

Suggest that you base your decision to buy on driving both cars the way you plan to use them. Road tests are a starting point. They are an opinion that may be influenced by commercial...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-05-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By John MS
Have you priced BMW parts? I believe BMW offers...

Have you priced BMW parts? I believe BMW offers a long life pad.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-05-2020, 04:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By John MS
Standard brakes should provide more than enough...

Standard brakes should provide more than enough stopping for your situation. Please give some specifics about how they are coming up short.

Just painting the calipers will make a visible change...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-04-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 795
Posted By John MS
In the race to make 25 minutes be sure to not...

In the race to make 25 minutes be sure to not overtighten the drain plug or filter housing. Slowing down to do it right has worked.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-04-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By John MS
It may be the trans or something else. Include...

It may be the trans or something else. Include that with checking out the timing chain with a BMW mechanic.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-03-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By John MS
The ticking sound is likely the normal clatter...

The ticking sound is likely the normal clatter from direct fuel injection.
Timing chain and guide has been a problem for a small number of owners. What you may want to do is have a good BMW...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-01-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By John MS
Strongly suggest you have a good local BMW...

Strongly suggest you have a good local BMW mechanic analyze the codes. FWIW I have had good luck with AutoScandia and BMW Alexandria.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-30-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By John MS
I wonder if there is a poor connection, abraded...

I wonder if there is a poor connection, abraded wire, bad ground, etc.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-29-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By John MS
Are readings slow to change? Or something else?

Are readings slow to change? Or something else?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-28-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By John MS
I have yet to encounter the profiling mentioned...

I have yet to encounter the profiling mentioned above. The way one drives is far more likely to draw disapproving looks and negative comments than the brand name. I agree about run flat tires. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-28-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By John MS
Get a price from your dealer. Then set that...

Get a price from your dealer. Then set that money aside now or in 12 monthly deposits into a bank account. In the unlikely event you have significant covered repairs in the 6th year just tap into...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-27-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By John MS
Nice car for what I assume is a rising12th...

Nice car for what I assume is a rising12th grader. It will work just fine for college too. I would walk her through the various status screens. Most important would be upcoming service information...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-27-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By John MS
Does the smell go away after running the engine? ...

Does the smell go away after running the engine?
If not then the cat is dying. Does your car have to pass an emissions test to be registered?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-27-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By John MS
1. Buying at the lease end has the distinct...

1. Buying at the lease end has the distinct advantage of getting a used car that you are familiar with. No surprises. Just be sure to compare the price to similar cpo vehicles.

Continuing to...
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