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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By namelessman
Do note starting MY2014, F30 OCI was changed to 1...

Do note starting MY2014, F30 OCI was changed to 1 year/10k miles(from 2 years/15k miles), so BMWAG indicates that the oil property cannot last 15k miles in F30 engines.
Forum: General Automotive Forum Today, 08:34 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,587
Posted By namelessman
If BMW can definitively say timing chain...

If BMW can definitively say timing chain tensioner can fix the problem, it will a $60 DIY or $150 indy fix. The issue is that even if tensioner is fixed, there can be existing damage to plastic...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 229
Posted By namelessman
If it is a BMWFS lease then GAP is included. ...

If it is a BMWFS lease then GAP is included. Also if any down payment on the lease will not be refunded by insurance.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 08:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 654
Posted By namelessman
There are test strips and meters that can test...

There are test strips and meters that can test health of brake fluid and coolant, but it is true such monitoring and testing can be implemented onboard by manufacturer.

The engine oil already has...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 120
Posted By namelessman
Yours is model year 2002 but realoem shows u the...

Yours is model year 2002 but realoem shows u the correct part# per VIN(it says "Up to" 9/2002, which includes 9/2001 build date). Make sure u get the rubber seals too(15 total).
Forum: General Automotive Forum Yesterday, 03:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,587
Posted By namelessman
Correct, and consumers/customers really need to...

Correct, and consumers/customers really need to be honest with themselves in order to keep these manufacturers accountable and honest.

And it is not just Tesla or BMW, e.g. owners got hit by...
Forum: General Automotive Forum Yesterday, 02:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,587
Posted By namelessman
If F30 timing chain issue is caught early, it is...

If F30 timing chain issue is caught early, it is parts(timing chains, guide rails, oil chain assembly, tensioner, no oil pump) + labor around $1600-$2000 total at local trusted indies. It may not be...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 196
Posted By namelessman
Yes that is correct. At times my car also has...

Yes that is correct. At times my car also has similar marks as picture in post#1, and they may be tree saps and such, and rubbing alcohol works better than just water on those.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 196
Posted By namelessman
Rubbing alcohol may work on those.

Rubbing alcohol may work on those.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 12:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 654
Posted By namelessman
Does E90 require changing oil pan too? In F30 the...

Does E90 require changing oil pan too? In F30 the magnets/filters are embedded in the oil pan, so the whole service kit is $150-$280 dependent if ZF fluid or not.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 654
Posted By namelessman
What is your game plan with ZF 8AT? 100k miles...

What is your game plan with ZF 8AT? 100k miles or lifetime till transmission dies? Apparently there are E90/E90 with ZF [email protected] and original factory fluid and still kicking fine.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 11:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 654
Posted By namelessman
My layman data is that fresh 50/50 BMW coolant +...

My layman data is that fresh 50/50 BMW coolant + distilled water is around pH 8-8.5. When pH reaches 7 the coolant can turn acidic(and start corroding parts), and is no longer "fresh".

Mine...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 654
Posted By namelessman
My thinking is that fresh fluid can help with...

My thinking is that fresh fluid can help with longevity with expensive components like electric water pump, yes/no?
Forum: General Automotive Forum Yesterday, 09:59 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,587
Posted By namelessman
There are different types of flashes with...

There are different types of flashes with different endurance but in general flash does wear out with lots of writes/storing data, so the failure frequency/rate is 100% when the spec'ed number of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 09:50 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 27,340
Posted By namelessman
Thanks for feedback.:thumbup: This is first time...

Thanks for feedback.:thumbup: This is first time gas pedal is mentioned for TC failure, maybe the ECU can detect camshaft timing issue an shut down engine preemptively to avoid further engine damage.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-17-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 27,340
Posted By namelessman
Wow just in time repair! :thumbup: The video...

Wow just in time repair! :thumbup: The video sounds like droning(somewhat noisy background?), so is there a high pitch whining starting in July? How many miles from first warning(a lots of noises)...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 10-17-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,587
Posted By namelessman
My 2013 F30 iDrive hardware+software still works...

My 2013 F30 iDrive hardware+software still works even it cannot be upgraded.

But this Tesla flash memory wearing out means system down, it is a much bigger problem than no upgrade.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-17-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 300
Posted By namelessman
Koni FSD used to work great for E39 530i, not...

Koni FSD used to work great for E39 530i, not sure about 540i though.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-17-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By namelessman
For 320i/328i 6MT, the direct is 4th gear, while...

For 320i/328i 6MT, the direct is 4th gear, while 5th and 6th are overdrive. That leaves only 2 gears to play with between 1st and drive ....

The 335i 6MT does have direct at 5th gear.
Forum: General Automotive Forum 10-17-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3,711
Views: 164,769
Posted By namelessman
Let's assume fixed environment with same temp,...

Let's assume fixed environment with same temp, humidity, wind speed, elevation change, same driver, etc, etc.

How does reduced constant Wh/km infer reduced battery capacity and/or reduced range?
Forum: General Automotive Forum 10-17-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3,711
Views: 164,769
Posted By namelessman
These utube posts and measurements are hard to...

These utube posts and measurements are hard to interpret as they are not in control group, e.g. same temp, same distance, same wind, same humidity, same lead foot intensity. :)

Basically a robot...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-17-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By namelessman
My old 2001 E39 now is with 2nd owner and 200k...

My old 2001 E39 now is with 2nd owner and 200k miles. Alternator, fuel pump, heater hoses are all still factory parts.

NorCal weather is mild so there is no rust, and paint still looks great...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-17-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By namelessman
Congrats on the MY16 320i! One nagging issue...

Congrats on the MY16 320i!

One nagging issue with N20/N26 engine is the timing chain, but yours is safe as it is manufactured after 2/2015.

How many miles are on the car?

With still 1 year...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-17-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By namelessman
Since the trunk fuse box was exposed and heavy...

Since the trunk fuse box was exposed and heavy objects were carried in trunk, do check if any of the fuses are popped out or something like that.
Forum: General Automotive Forum 10-17-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,587
Posted By namelessman
Wow this is unexpected. Now is there some way to...

Wow this is unexpected. Now is there some way to find out if my non-tech(no Nav) F30 has such flash memory for logging?!?:yikes:
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