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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 09:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 873
Posted By Zeichen311
+1 to this but it's a safe bet that your (OP)...

+1 to this but it's a safe bet that your (OP) actual speed was closer to 125mph than 140mph.

BMW are well-known for applying a conservative calibration to their speedometers, to ensure compliance...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By Zeichen311
The original, only Cannonball Run had a point to...

The original, only Cannonball Run had a point to make. This was not the point. Enough already with these bozos. :thumbdwn:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 172
Posted By Zeichen311
Topaz blue? I hate you just a little bit. ;) When...

Topaz blue? I hate you just a little bit. ;) When shopping for mine, I had to pass on a topaz-blue-over-grey coupe, just gorgeous, that was a little too much of a train wreck for me to pay the asking...
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-25-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By Zeichen311
Doubtful, since you did not identify the vehicle....

Doubtful, since you did not identify the vehicle. :dunno:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-22-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By Zeichen311
Sedan to coupe? No, it will not fit.

Sedan to coupe? No, it will not fit.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-21-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,613
Posted By Zeichen311
Not to mention the added tedium of locking an...

Not to mention the added tedium of locking an unpowered car that has only one external, mechanical door lock..and then we're back to the problem of getting in the trunk, to reconnect the negative...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-21-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By Zeichen311
Extremely well. +1! Learn this well, and...

Extremely well. +1!

Learn this well, and tell all your friends: Headlight systems are designed for safety first, style a distant second. The lamp itself and its color temperature are part of the...
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-19-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By Zeichen311
Not so fast, there. ;) A 430i with the sport...

Not so fast, there. ;) A 430i with the sport suspension will handle better than a 440i without, which brings into play the question "fast in corners or fast in a straight line"?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-19-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By Zeichen311
It is not a difficult job and well worth the...

It is not a difficult job and well worth the effort...just take your time. Did mine a few weeks ago.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-18-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By Zeichen311
Power steering cap looks a little grubby. Eh,...

Power steering cap looks a little grubby. Eh, maybe it's just the photo.

:angel:

(Normal people don't understand. We do.)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-18-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Posted By Zeichen311
You're in Austin so I'll go out on a limb and...

You're in Austin so I'll go out on a limb and guess you've never tripped the ice-warning gong while the audio was cranked up (if ever). The gong volume is adaptive--it cannot be drowned out by the...
Forum: European Delivery 05-18-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,973
Posted By Zeichen311
That's true for most enthusiasts-v.-the-masses...

That's true for most enthusiasts-v.-the-masses decisions (manual transmissions, anyone?) but ED cuts across both groups. You don't lose sales to soccer moms by offering ED; conversely, you don't gain...
Forum: European Delivery 05-18-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,973
Posted By Zeichen311
Don't tell us - tell BMW NA. The only thing that...

Don't tell us - tell BMW NA. The only thing that will reverse this decision is the certain knowledge that it will hurt sales. Losing repeat customers altogether--and the grassroots marketing that...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-16-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,013
Posted By Zeichen311
"In before the lock."

"In before the lock."
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-16-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Posted By Zeichen311
He's talking about limiting out-of-phase...

He's talking about limiting out-of-phase reflections that might reduce the output level. Which still doesn't make a lot of sense because the "back" of the driver is inside the enclosure. :dunno:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-15-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,613
Posted By Zeichen311
...oops. :D

...oops.

:D
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-15-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,613
Posted By Zeichen311
:bustingup OMG, George. Has it been that long...

:bustingup
OMG, George. Has it been that long since you flew anywhere?

No one in their right mind would go to that trouble before a flight, not to mention lug the required equipment along. Doubly...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-15-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,613
Posted By Zeichen311
That should never be a problem as long as you...

That should never be a problem as long as you have a good run to the airport sufficient to recharge the battery. However, addressing your question #2: When you retrieve your luggage from the trunk,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-14-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,013
Posted By Zeichen311
Baaaaaaa! : popcorn: If only BJ were here...

Baaaaaaa!
: popcorn:

If only BJ were here for this! By now he'd have regaled us with a dozen tales of how BMW status and style have sustained him through this crisis. From Ermenegildo Zegna...
Forum: European Delivery 05-13-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,973
Posted By Zeichen311
May 18. Handover appointments are available...

May 18. Handover appointments are available through September but the reservation paperwork has to be submitted by this coming Monday.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-13-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 705
Posted By Zeichen311
edycol pretty well nailed it: 2011 is the...

edycol pretty well nailed it: 2011 is the twilight of naturally-aspirated engines and hydraulic-assist steering; much of the character arising from those technologies is now difficult to match in...
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-13-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By Zeichen311
+1. But.... If you're handy with a...

+1. But....

If you're handy with a dual-action (DA) buffer you can try to polish the damaged area to remove some of the haze. The paint is, literally, sandblasted there so most of what you see is...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-12-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,640
Posted By Zeichen311
:rofl: Nope, it can be done...as evidence I...

:rofl:
Nope, it can be done...as evidence I humbly refer you to my "Back in the day" photo album here on the 'Fest. That was a 210,000+ mile daily driver when the for-sale ad went up. It actually...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-12-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,640
Posted By Zeichen311
Take note, children--that is how a...

Take note, children--that is how a 200,000-mile(-ish) engine bay is supposed to look! :thumbup:

And I see you have the BMW Performance airbox/intake...nice. Always wanted one of those. :)
(Yes, I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-12-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By Zeichen311
The rocker panel cover is attached from the...

The rocker panel cover is attached from the bottom with a series of reusable rivet clips; IIRC, the top edge hooks over a set of retaining rails. To reattach it properly, you may need to remove all...
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