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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-11-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,130
Posted By Glaird
Whoa whoa whoa! Is this vehicle truly an...

Whoa whoa whoa!

Is this vehicle truly an X drive (meaning all wheel drive) or 4 wheel drive (meaning the front wheels sometimes are engaged and sometimes not)?
Second, I believe, although...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 01-24-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,708
Posted By Glaird
When I successfully sued several automotive...

When I successfully sued several automotive related firms, the county DA (asked to be left unnamed) guided me through this process. I was just a young kid, being taken advantage of, at the time, so...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 01-24-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,708
Posted By Glaird
Having effectively used small claims court, one...

Having effectively used small claims court, one must specifically sue a corporate executive, listed in the articles/corporation documents filed with the State of CA. That is/was easily obtained by...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-14-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,217
Posted By Glaird
Gives a whole new connotation to IED.

Gives a whole new connotation to IED.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-14-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,185
Posted By Glaird
This is likely NOT BS to sell you a new tire. If...

This is likely NOT BS to sell you a new tire. If the screw was robust and twisted/bent while driving instead of wearing down slowly, not unlike normal tread blocks, you most certainly elongated the...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 01-14-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,472
Posted By Glaird
Agreed, I would guess it is all part of the...

Agreed, I would guess it is all part of the iDrive settings. My F10 acts like it is possessed. Despite my not changing any initial settings, sometimes exit lighting stays on, sometimes not. Sometimes...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-14-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,217
Posted By Glaird
IMHO, electric cars, are a political fad, that...

IMHO, electric cars, are a political fad, that will pass. (Not talking about hybrids.) From elementary high school physics, electric cars cause far more pollution of the atmosphere with carbon based...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-26-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,286
Posted By Glaird
I once owned a manual transmission economy car,...

I once owned a manual transmission economy car, with the brake pedal standing much further up from the floor, then the gas pedal. Thus, causing the same problem. I got a piece of 1" wood, cut to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-26-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,084
Posted By Glaird
Doug Huffman has identified the only 2...

Doug Huffman has identified the only 2 possibilities, assuming all that happen was:
1) You took the car to the tire store, where they installed the correct size tires.
2) They inflated the tires.
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-19-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,333
Posted By Glaird
I suppose the same principle would apply to any...

I suppose the same principle would apply to any metallic content pads, resting against a polished disk. Rust is rust is rust.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-19-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,333
Posted By Glaird
It is not at all uncommon, should brake disks...

It is not at all uncommon, should brake disks and/or pads be wet, when set by the parking brake mechanism, to stick with surface rust. I have had it happen on just about every vehicle I have owned....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-12-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,116
Posted By Glaird
Autoputzer partially answered the most serious...

Autoputzer partially answered the most serious original question; "Can overfilling oil damage an engine?".
To which he replied, that churning of oil, by the crank (my addition to what is happening)...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-12-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,245
Posted By Glaird
Having the education to understand what is...

Having the education to understand what is happening chemically in your tank/combustion chamber, and the intuitive understanding of your arithmetic, I have only 2 concerns, besides the imprecise...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 11-05-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,708
Posted By Glaird
Been there, done that. This is a dealer issue....

Been there, done that. This is a dealer issue. Hire an attorney to consult, but you file in small claims court, to recover the $2K and/or the 6WB (throw in every other legitimate costs you can think...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 10-29-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,756
Posted By Glaird
We have a F10 550 & F36 440 Gran Coupe. Depending...

We have a F10 550 & F36 440 Gran Coupe. Depending on how nimble your rear seat passengers are, the back seat might be adequate. i.e. children or young adults for short trips.
Based on Dinan's...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 10-22-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,737
Posted By Glaird
My experience, 1.5M mies, has demonstrated that...

My experience, 1.5M mies, has demonstrated that every car is different in accuracy. However, I have long ago, developed an Excel spreadsheet, in increments of miles per hour, from 0 to 200, and...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 09-17-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,719
Posted By Glaird
You are reminding me of a not so pleasant...

You are reminding me of a not so pleasant anecdote, with my 1985 Mustang. We traveled between Phoenix & Las Vegas, mid day, August. The outside temp was ~110-115. Ford cut costs, by not supplying a...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - 2018) 09-17-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,811
Posted By Glaird
Coming from 55 years of car experience, this...

Coming from 55 years of car experience, this reminds me of the social proverb; "A penny wise and a pound foolish.". The cost of BMW spec oil alone, is ~$10/qt. Of which, you car takes 9.5 qts. Figure...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 09-10-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,719
Posted By Glaird
I forgot to mention that we have tinted both...

I forgot to mention that we have tinted both cars, because whomever is on the sun side of the car, would get roasted. I'm told it is due to NY state regs, that all cars are shipped w/o any tint at...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,300
Posted By Glaird
Caveat Emptor: You can abuse a car terribly, by...

Caveat Emptor: You can abuse a car terribly, by driving like the proverbial "old lady who only use the car on Sundays".
Things you can never know, without knowing the owner personally:
1) Did...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 09-10-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,719
Posted By Glaird
I'm not going to bother with the string of...

I'm not going to bother with the string of threads.
I have an F10 550 & 2019 440. Both so called 'auto' A/C systems stink. My old 1977 Ford, with the single lever that went from blue to red, worked...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-10-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,815
Posted By Glaird
If I were going to save these, or any...

If I were going to save these, or any pre-polished (abused) plastic headlamps, use Plexiglas Cleaner. I use to be able to find it in auto stores. It quite literally dissolves the top layer of plastic...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 08-27-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,972
Posted By Glaird
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Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 08-06-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,206
Posted By Glaird
I'm going to give a blanket answer (for which I'm...

I'm going to give a blanket answer (for which I'm sure there are exceptions); yes. Especially high optioned late year BMW's. And many operation reminders can be reset by watching YouTube videos. But,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-28-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By Glaird
I'm actually facing this very issue. I'm going to...

I'm actually facing this very issue. I'm going to demand the dealer do the replacement; because, last year the mechanic who performed the all encompassing 3 digit inspection, did not properly tighten...
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