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Forum: General Automotive Forum Today, 04:14 PM
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It is true that BMWNA never discloses the exact...

It is true that BMWNA never discloses the exact failure, and according to online part numbers the timing chain itself does not have updates, except for chain tensioner, and oil chain + drive.

At...
Forum: General Automotive Forum Today, 03:57 PM
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Posted By namelessman
Breaking news, BMWNA and plaintiffs are asking...

Breaking news, BMWNA and plaintiffs are asking for 2 weeks extra time for the N20/N26 TC class action settlement conference.

The reason cited is: "The parties are nearing completion of a final...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 03:38 PM
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Posted By namelessman
Wow, that's great news! :thumbup: So is it a...

Wow, that's great news! :thumbup:

So is it a recall, or 10-years/150000 miles, or 15 years/150000 miles(at least for PZEV)? :)
Forum: General Automotive Forum Today, 01:19 PM
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Posted By namelessman
Munro Model Y teardown E10: Rear door manual...

Munro Model Y teardown E10: Rear door manual lever(or lack of!)

In E10, Munro answered my question if Model Y adds per rear door child lock switch, and mechanical door open lever, and the answer...
Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 08:16 PM
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Posted By namelessman
So Stanford and UCSF have been receiving...

So Stanford and UCSF have been receiving airlifted COVID-19 patients from Imperial County, which is right next to San Diego.

it is puzzling why those patients are not transported to San Diego,...
Forum: General Automotive Forum Yesterday, 01:36 PM
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Posted By namelessman
After going through less than 1/4th of Model Y...

After going through less than 1/4th of Model Y teardown, my impression is that Tesla is improving, but still misses basics that are bread and butter of other premium(or even econo) brands.

E.g....
Forum: General Automotive Forum Yesterday, 01:18 PM
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Posted By namelessman
Ah MCU fails under "Parts, Body and Paint Repair...

Ah MCU fails under "Parts, Body and Paint Repair Limited Warranty", it starts from the purchase date of the (replacement) parts, so this is after first 4 years/50k miles of new car warranty.

For...
Forum: General Automotive Forum Yesterday, 12:54 PM
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Posted By namelessman
BMW replacement part within first 4 yrs/50k miles...

BMW replacement part within first 4 yrs/50k miles is covered until end of new car warranty, is that how Tesla works too?

It seems the wordings means if MCUs fail in, say, 1-yr/10k miles, the...
Forum: General Automotive Forum Yesterday, 12:34 PM
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Posted By namelessman
Is that a 6MT E60 550i with V8 N/A engine? 2010...

Is that a 6MT E60 550i with V8 N/A engine? 2010 was E60's last model year, which supposedly is the most reliable for any BMW models, and with most goodies! :thumbup:

What mileage and how much are...
Forum: General Automotive Forum Yesterday, 09:57 AM
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Posted By namelessman
Munro Model Y teardown E9: So Munro dug into...

Munro Model Y teardown E9:

So Munro dug into the frunk hood issue, and discovered that the hood hinges, and the lock latch unit, were adjusted(based on witness marks) possibly due to the frunk...
Forum: General Automotive Forum Yesterday, 09:41 AM
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Posted By namelessman
An inquisitive Tesla owner made a video about why...

An inquisitive Tesla owner made a video about why ICEs have long way to go.

It is a nice summary of the pros and cons discussed in the last 4100+ posts on this thread. :D

And a followup video...
Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1,138
Views: 39,399
Posted By namelessman
Local officials appear to be using live ICU...

Local officials appear to be using live ICU capacities, instead of fear mongering infection numbers, to drive lockdown/curfew/no-elective-procedure decisions, and local surge capacities replace field...
Forum: Off-Topic 07-04-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 1,138
Views: 39,399
Posted By namelessman
Another interesting perspective is that,...

Another interesting perspective is that, currently the US price tag for coronavirus is $17k per person ($6T/350 million people).

Have countries like HK, South Korea, Taiwan, and other countries...
Forum: Off-Topic 07-04-2020, 10:05 PM
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Views: 39,399
Posted By namelessman
The answer to your question is presented by...

The answer to your question is presented by countries that have minimal infections AND no lockdown, e.g. HK, South Korea, Taiwan.

How can these little guys achieve something that the richest and...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-04-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4,126
Views: 197,267
Posted By namelessman
Munro Model Y teardown E8: Munro's right,...

Munro Model Y teardown E8:

Munro's right, gap consistency(and in my mind symmetry) projects quality, and for now Tesla is still working on this category.

So plastic upper arm + screws are what...
Forum: Off-Topic 07-04-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1,138
Views: 39,399
Posted By namelessman
The irony is that, while some defy public health...

The irony is that, while some defy public health measures and continue with big parties and gatherings without masks nor social distancing, not all of them get to see another day.

And the rest of...
Forum: Off-Topic 07-04-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1,138
Views: 39,399
Posted By namelessman
This is 4-day old news, as of June 30 rom...

This is 4-day old news, as of June 30 rom Houston:

1294 of 1330 base level ICU beds occupied, 1/3 with COVID-19.
Phase 2 surge capacity 373
Phase 3 surge capacity 504

So there was extra...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-03-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4,126
Views: 197,267
Posted By namelessman
The old E39 has expensive parts, brake pads +...

The old E39 has expensive parts, brake pads + rotors + labor per axle $500, but it was changed after 90k miles, so it was not too bad. E39/E46 are famous for cooling system issues, so $1k+ for an...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-03-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4,126
Views: 197,267
Posted By namelessman
That sounds like honest, positive, owner's...

That sounds like honest, positive, owner's experience. :)

My first BMW was E39 bought new, for 12 years and 100k miles. No ESC, and total out of pocket repair + maintenance + tires was $7k.
...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-03-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4,126
Views: 197,267
Posted By namelessman
Munro Model Y tear down E7: Wow Munro said...

Munro Model Y tear down E7:

Wow Munro said "uber strong", so Model Y has much improved front sheet metal and SORB design than Model 3, that by itself should be an incentive to trade in Model 3 for...
Forum: Off-Topic 07-03-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,138
Views: 39,399
Posted By namelessman
This quote is too deep to comprehend for mere...

This quote is too deep to comprehend for mere mortals. ;p

As far as testing, now Fauci is talking about "herd testing", namely, swabs from a group of people will be lumped into one assay(?), and...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-03-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4,126
Views: 197,267
Posted By namelessman
How is your experience owning those 8 BMW's...

How is your experience owning those 8 BMW's 30-40k to 100k? Any expensive out-of-pocket expense?
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-03-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4,126
Views: 197,267
Posted By namelessman
The robot arms just need to make one or two extra...

The robot arms just need to make one or two extra passes, but [email protected] said no. :(

And if someone does take the time to dissemble frunk panel and is not happy with missing paint job, make...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-03-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4,126
Views: 197,267
Posted By namelessman
8 BMW's in 15 years all leases?

8 BMW's in 15 years all leases?
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-03-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4,126
Views: 197,267
Posted By namelessman
Just before lockdown a previous colleague picked...

Just before lockdown a previous colleague picked me up in his 911 GTS heading to reunion lunch, and that was a great shotgun experience. :thumbup:

In contrast, the Model 3 rides to group lunch...
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