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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-10-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By John MS
One of those new frictionless pulleys?

One of those new frictionless pulleys?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-10-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 401
Posted By John MS
I'm a member of the buy and hold club too. Yes...

I'm a member of the buy and hold club too. Yes everyone has their own priorities. However there have been so many similar threads that I don't think the true cost of such a swap gets much...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-08-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By John MS
The message was likely triggered by coolant...

The message was likely triggered by coolant temperature. Maybe the electric water pump is failing. Or something else related to the cooling system. The gauge measures oil temperature.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-07-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 401
Posted By John MS
You probably have a 6 year low down loan on the...

You probably have a 6 year low down loan on the BMW. I'm not seeing the financial sense in trading cars and wrapping loan balance into a new loan for what is probably a longer term.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-04-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By John MS
Price the cars on Edmunds for your area.

Price the cars on Edmunds for your area.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-03-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By John MS
Glad the seatbelt message was resolved. ...

Glad the seatbelt message was resolved. Regarding deflation and support not working be sure to check the fuse(s) first. And to help with the drying be sure to use AC with the heat on.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-30-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,095
Posted By John MS
You have to find a BMW mechanic to read rhe...

You have to find a BMW mechanic to read rhe codes and diagnose the cause. That mechanic can be at a dealer or independent shop. With all the BMW's on the road in NYC surely there is someone in the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-28-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By John MS
Yes, dry out the car. First soak up as much...

Yes, dry out the car. First soak up as much water as possible from the floor. Then set a fan inside to circulate air with the windows down. If you still get that message check the fuses.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-27-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By John MS
Have you located the fuse box? If not consult...

Have you located the fuse box? If not consult the owners manual for your E92.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-15-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By John MS
No repairs > $1.5k on a 5 year old car with 77k...

No repairs > $1.5k on a 5 year old car with 77k miles. I expect that brakes, suspension, etc., will need some work before the car hits 200k. Cheaper than buying new. It would not make any...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-13-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,347
Posted By John MS
About 2 years ago one run flat tire picked up a...

About 2 years ago one run flat tire picked up a nail which caused a slow leak. It was plugged with no problems since. At 77k miles I'm still on the original run flats with only 1 repair. Great...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-12-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By John MS
If you turn the system off does warm air continue...

If you turn the system off does warm air continue to come in as you drive?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-11-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,219
Posted By John MS
+1 The o.p. still comes across as putting price...

+1
The o.p. still comes across as putting price first and giving lip service to due diligence. He should consider a pre purchase inspection.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-08-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 865
Posted By John MS
$10k is in line with online price estimates for...

$10k is in line with online price estimates for that car if it is well above average condition and needs only minor cosmetic work and general repair. The clutch, brakes and tires should be in good...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-05-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By John MS
Could the replacement starter be bad? Is it...

Could the replacement starter be bad? Is it rebuilt?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-03-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By John MS
Drive it for a few weeks and check.

Drive it for a few weeks and check.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-03-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 819
Posted By John MS
I believe BMW sells brighter bulbs that have a...

I believe BMW sells brighter bulbs that have a longer life. Check with your dealer.
I tried Sylvania Silverstars in another car and they too were short lived. The generate a lot more heat, so much...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-29-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By John MS
The language setting may be defaulting to the...

The language setting may be defaulting to the market it was intended for. There may be a setting that has to be re-coded to override a default. Ask on the Coding forum here on Bimmerfest....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-27-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By John MS
The awd transfer case has been troublesome for a...

The awd transfer case has been troublesome for a few owners on this forum. My experience sending three kids to school was that well made non-complex cars worked best. The BMW should be fine but I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-27-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By John MS
I have a 2014 328i with 77k miles and no...

I have a 2014 328i with 77k miles and no problems. A few pre 2016 cars have had timing chain problems. Most have not. Do you absolutely need awd? If not skip it and save some money and repair...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-27-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By John MS
Q: Why are key fob's being sold for ridiculously...

Q: Why are key fob's being sold for ridiculously low prices when they don't work?
A: To make money. The fobs appeal to those who have not done their homework and consider price above all else.
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-12-2019, 03:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 623
Posted By John MS
Check the convertible top operation thoroughly. ...

Check the convertible top operation thoroughly. Run it through several cycles.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-08-2019, 02:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,916
Posted By John MS
A well designed scissors jack should not get...

A well designed scissors jack should not get extremely hot when lifting. I would be concerned about jamming or sudden failure.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-08-2019, 02:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By John MS
You may be moving your foot too quickly. Works...

You may be moving your foot too quickly. Works for my.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-05-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By John MS
Q: What do people do when they discover the car...

Q: What do people do when they discover the car does not have a block heater?
A: Install one. An engine heater can be placed in the block, radiator hose or drain plug. Is it cold enough to need...
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