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Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 09-17-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By FaRKle!
I was referring to 328dxs since that's what the...

I was referring to 328dxs since that's what the discussion is about. Next time I'll write "US 328dxs didn't get them."
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 09-17-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By FaRKle!
Maybe I'm mis-interpreting the part you're...

Maybe I'm mis-interpreting the part you're referring to.

I was referring to part #27 in the below diagram on the metal plate.
https://www.realoem.com/bmw/images/diag_ac49.jpg

On the soft...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 09-17-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By FaRKle!
US cars didn't get a cover that covers the oil...

US cars didn't get a cover that covers the oil drain plug on the under-body shielding.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 09-17-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 628
Posted By FaRKle!
Wow, that's fantastic! From the stories I've...

Wow, that's fantastic!

From the stories I've heard about BMW SLO (cringe-worthy) they need a quality person like you badly!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-10-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By FaRKle!
You can put lower springs on the adaptive...

You can put lower springs on the adaptive suspension. You'll probably want to get shorter bump stops though (grab a set of the F8x M3/4 ones).
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 08-29-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 819
Posted By FaRKle!
Yes they do modify the EGR behavior, but it's not...

Yes they do modify the EGR behavior, but it's not necessarily for more power. They also don't support full deletes like all the other tuners do. While you're not wrong that deleting all emissions...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 08-27-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 819
Posted By FaRKle!
The problem with those tuners is they don't...

The problem with those tuners is they don't really know the system as well as they think they do. They do things "the old way" but haven't dove deep enough to see why those techniques are silly on...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 08-27-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 819
Posted By FaRKle!
There are certain communities of BMW diesel...

There are certain communities of BMW diesel owners that I would classify as "diesel bros." Their first response to anybody getting a diesel is "delete it!" Beware of these guys because their...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-15-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 895
Posted By FaRKle!
You can use a slow charger to get the battery up...

You can use a slow charger to get the battery up to full charge, and then it should last while flashing or coding no problem.

I just use a cheap Harbor Freight Viking charger...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 08-12-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By FaRKle!
I haven't heard anything bad reliability-wise...

I haven't heard anything bad reliability-wise about the X3 28d. Unlike the cars, the X3 has an ATC 45L transfer case, which to my knowledge hasn't seen the same failure modes as the Pre-LCI ATC 35Ls....
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 07-18-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,150
Posted By FaRKle!
Around me the stations I fill up at are...

Around me the stations I fill up at are $3.79-$3.85/gal (76, Valero, and a couple of high diesel traffic Indy stations) right now. The Exxon synergy stations are $3.94-$4.09. A 16oz squeeze bottle of...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 07-18-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,150
Posted By FaRKle!
So there's really only benefit if your injectors...

So there's really only benefit if your injectors are already fouled. If you already use additives that should prevent fouling or a new-ish engine then you won't really see any improvement.

Makes...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-15-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 656
Posted By FaRKle!
Not true. The xDrive Adaptive M suspension is...

Not true. The xDrive Adaptive M suspension is "sportier" than the base xDrive suspension. The springs are firmer than base suspension for 4cyl xDrive cars (~20% front and ~14% rear). It brings the...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-01-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3,511
Views: 154,346
Posted By FaRKle!
I know plenty in the Bay Area... One works at...

I know plenty in the Bay Area... One works at Google and is still living at home with his parents.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 07-01-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,889
Posted By FaRKle!
The transfer case output flange on pre-LCI cars...

The transfer case output flange on pre-LCI cars is susceptible to wear from vibration due to having a metal giubo which doesn't dampen vibration from the engine as well as a mostly rubber one....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-10-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By FaRKle!
Ground clearance on xDrive is 5.7". You can use...

Ground clearance on xDrive is 5.7". You can use coil spring boosters/spring rubbers to increase the spring rate and height.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-13-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By FaRKle!
That is a rare combo. The interior looks awesome!...

That is a rare combo. The interior looks awesome!

If you want to see what all the BMW Individual program items are you can plug the last 7 of the VIN into one of the numerous BMW VIN decoders...
Forum: Bimmerfest 2019 California 05-07-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,097
Posted By FaRKle!
A good amount of people stay at the couple of...

A good amount of people stay at the couple of hotels just across the street (north) of Ontario Mills mall.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-07-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By FaRKle!
There's a cut out in the lower splash cover to...

There's a cut out in the lower splash cover to see the jack point. No need to remove the cover.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-18-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By FaRKle!
ZF recommends transmission fluid replacement (not...

ZF recommends transmission fluid replacement (not flush, but drain and fill) between 80-100k km (50-60k mi). I had mine replaced at 45.5k mi and the viscosity had gone out of spec according to the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-15-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By FaRKle!
Just use the diff. That's how I used to raise my...

Just use the diff. That's how I used to raise my F31 from the rear to put jack stands on both sides before I got a QuickJack.
Forum: Bimmerfest 2019 California 04-02-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,336
Posted By FaRKle!
Yup, you can join at any point.

Yup, you can join at any point.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 03-29-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,115
Posted By FaRKle!
Have you checked your SCR control unit? It should...

Have you checked your SCR control unit? It should be above the battery...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-18-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,139
Posted By FaRKle!
What does your alignment sheet say they aligned...

What does your alignment sheet say they aligned the car to?

Only time I've ever experienced "squirreliness" was having 0 toe.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-15-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,362
Posted By FaRKle!
I didn't notice any difference in feel from the...

I didn't notice any difference in feel from the engine when mine started to go. Probably because it wasn't a total failure.
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