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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 12:12 AM
Replies: 326
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BTW the first video of post#325 @48:30 talks...

BTW the first video of post#325 @48:30 talks about the differences of updated parts(presumably staring 3/2015) and the early N20's(the one in the video is 2012 and has 130k+ miles.

It can be seen...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 10:28 PM
Replies: 326
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Posted By namelessman
A poster on another forum said he was able to...

A poster on another forum said he was able to take photos from borescope proving the plastic tabs of N20 guard rails were broken, and BMWNA approved TC repair per 7 years/70000 miles ELW.

This...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 10:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 88
Posted By namelessman
Check out the [email protected]:00 to reset CBS message...

Check out the [email protected]:00 to reset CBS message after brake job.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSH5I5pX9Kk
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 08:41 PM
Replies: 326
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Posted By namelessman
After owning my N26 for almost 8 yrs, this...

After owning my N26 for almost 8 yrs, this N20/N26 TC job has to be the defining(and heroic?!?) DIY of the N20/N26 generation of owners. :)

The fcpeuro folks make these DIY videos :thumbup:, 2.5...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 06:38 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 30,948
Posted By namelessman
If failure does [email protected], then one strategy may...

If failure does [email protected], then one strategy may then be to fix out-of-pocket, and hoping the settlement will cover up to 100k miles and pay for all or part of the repair bill.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-08-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 11,412
Posted By namelessman
It looks like your future will include consulting...

It looks like your future will include consulting family and friends on car deals, which happen to be a tradition among festers on this sub-forum. :D
Forum: Off-Topic 08-08-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By namelessman
It is hard to consolidate points from the big 3...

It is hard to consolidate points from the big 3 (ThankYou, Ultimate, Membership), but some friends who really lived and breathed these actually got honeymoon paid for with points.

That 25% rebate...
Forum: Off-Topic 08-08-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By namelessman
So those are Citi Thank You points that do not go...

So those are Citi Thank You points that do not go away if Sears goes bust?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-07-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 30,948
Posted By namelessman
15 years/150000 miles would be a great compromise...

15 years/150000 miles would be a great compromise for most. :)
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-07-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,149
Posted By namelessman
There may also be cases that even bone stock and...

There may also be cases that even bone stock and good behavior from owner may not guarantee good faith from manufacturer.:cry:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-06-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 30,948
Posted By namelessman
Yes hopefully the settlement will push out the...

Yes hopefully the settlement will push out the decision till year 10(or wishfully 15?!?).

Honda had big issue with oil dilution with its latest 1.5L, so yes Honda is not as bulletproof as in the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-06-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 30,948
Posted By namelessman
What is on your short list of replacements? ...

What is on your short list of replacements?

Early this year a colleague got a Civic Type R 6MT and it was a fun nimble car with minimal torque steer, that can be my replacement if my N26 blows...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 08-06-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 128
Posted By namelessman
Is S55/N55 friction ring crank hub a design fault or not?

Some other festers mentioned SCH(spunk crank hub) issue in S55/N55 that can affect M3/M4/335i, so do festers think this is a deliberate design choice made by BMW engineers?

My understanding is...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-05-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,149
Posted By namelessman
Reading up on this N54/N55/S55 issue, it looks...

Reading up on this N54/N55/S55 issue, it looks like the ECU can pick up the timing change and trigger a drivetrain malfunction and shutdown the engine.

That is not bad compared to N20/N26 TC...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-05-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,149
Posted By namelessman
Wow single-bolted crank hub on high performance...

Wow single-bolted crank hub on high performance drivetrain ....

Your tuning experience and hiccups are quite common, it is not just pay-to-play, but somewhat pay-to-suffer too. :[

My N26 is...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-05-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,149
Posted By namelessman
What is SCH? Is that drivetrain malfunction? ...

What is SCH? Is that drivetrain malfunction?

Is Tesla/Porsche/Audi EV on your list of next performance upgrade?
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-05-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,149
Posted By namelessman
The 2017 and up MINI's have B38/B46 engines,...

The 2017 and up MINI's have B38/B46 engines, those are modular designs that are shared with B58 6-cylinder, so 3/4-cylinder ones have components(.e.g. TC and guards) that are also used for...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-05-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By namelessman
Yes the dancing light can't missed in the dark,...

Yes the dancing light can't missed in the dark, enjoy. :)

My US-spec has adaptive xenon, but the build sheet also has option S84, "variable light decoding", which basically turns off the coolest...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-05-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 30,948
Posted By namelessman
Other festers say latest BMW engines have better...

Other festers say latest BMW engines have better PCV design than the past, and carbon buildup is not as big an issue nowadays. Did ur mechanic say your engine needs walnut blasting?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-05-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By namelessman
The option codes for adaptive full LED light and...

The option codes for adaptive full LED light and auto high beam should be 552 and 5AC, so do check VIN decoder for those option codes.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-05-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By namelessman
Full spec adaptive is very cool when in action,...

Full spec adaptive is very cool when in action, check this out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Y3tkMD6Vew
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-05-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By namelessman
To OP, DoT does not approve full spec adaptive...

To OP, DoT does not approve full spec adaptive lighting in US, so anti dazzle and smart high beam are defeatured for US spec cars.

Is yours a Euro-spec of US-spec car?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-04-2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By namelessman
To OP, buying a BMW is no different than buying...

To OP, buying a BMW is no different than buying any other brand(although BMW sales people may make it feel otherwise), so the usual used car checklist applies. :)

Since the car is still under...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-04-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,149
Posted By namelessman
Touching ECU these days can be tricky, as the EWS...

Touching ECU these days can be tricky, as the EWS is matched to DME's ISN, so any mod can risk no start.

Also dealers have been diligent looking for mods, e.g. my F30 had false alarm triggers, the...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-04-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,149
Posted By namelessman
Since all these piggybacks are emission illegal...

Since all these piggybacks are emission illegal and no warranty, is $250 Dinan Sport a viable option within the group?
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