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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-31-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 83
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Posted By Dave 20T
A few years ago, I wrote to Mobil. They said the...

A few years ago, I wrote to Mobil. They said the oil is good for 5 years. Longer than that and they said some things settle.

Consider shaking or swirling the oil a bit before using. If not using...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-31-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,738
Posted By Dave 20T
Castrol has a webpage that shows noack volatility...

Castrol has a webpage that shows noack volatility for Castrol Edge Supercar 0W-40 at 8-something (8.6???). Castrol Edge 0W-40 listed specs lack a noack figure but all the other specs listed are...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-30-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,738
Posted By Dave 20T
After much hand wringing, I have come to a...

After much hand wringing, I have come to a conclusion along with an explanation for my 2013 320i (F30).

If I had a later 320i, maybe 2018, I might have a different conclusion because of its 0W-20...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-30-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By Dave 20T
This is why I don't like needless gadgets on...

This is why I don't like needless gadgets on cars. Another one is a sunroof. That's just an opportunity for water leaks. (That's why I ordered my F30 without a sunroof) Even power windows, I barely...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-30-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,738
Posted By Dave 20T
Very tempting. But Castrol Edge 0W-40 (Porsche...

Very tempting. But Castrol Edge 0W-40 (Porsche A40, Mercedes Benz 229.5, ACEA A3/B4) has the nice "0W" part. Wouldn't that be better for initial lubrication on start up in cool and cold weather?

...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-29-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,738
Posted By Dave 20T
A wonderful thread but I am still puzzled to what...

A wonderful thread but I am still puzzled to what oil to use. I have an early F30 (2013 320i, N20). The owner's manual specifies 5W-30 BMW LL-01, or LL-01 FE oil. The more recent F30, N20 have...
Forum: European Delivery 07-24-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,732
Posted By Dave 20T
If you want the car, ask that they deliver it now...

If you want the car, ask that they deliver it now or ASAP. I fear that US passport holders that live in the US will not be allowed into Germany for non-essential purposes anytime soon.

If you want...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-24-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By Dave 20T
One has to decide if they want bling or want a...

One has to decide if they want bling or want a serious driving car. With bling, the sky is the limit. The more wild, the better. With a serious driving car, if the brakes are not bigger then a...
Forum: European Delivery 07-23-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,345
Posted By Dave 20T
Nice pictures of the delivery process and trip to...

Nice pictures of the delivery process and trip to Munich

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=768512

Thanks, Len of Grants Pass, Oregon.
Forum: Off-Topic 07-13-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By Dave 20T
Actress parks car crooked and over the lines.

See this photo.

The G class Mercedes is poorly parked. So easy to park. Wasn't backing into the space, which is slightly harder to do so misalignment is more common. No other cars. Yet the driver...
Forum: Off-Topic 07-13-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By Dave 20T
It's possible to have credit card bonuses as a...

It's possible to have credit card bonuses as a hobby.

Banks and credit card processors can be abusive to the small business. They love to offer rewards cards but then charge a higher commission,...
Forum: European Delivery 07-06-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,671
Posted By Dave 20T
There is a possibility of EU countries letting US...

There is a possibility of EU countries letting US citizens living in the US into their country because of a boyfriend or girlfriend. See this tweet of July 2nd. https://twitter.com/YlvaJohansson (EU...
Forum: European Delivery 06-30-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,671
Posted By Dave 20T
UPDATE: The St. Martin/Sint Maarten loophole is...

UPDATE: The St. Martin/Sint Maarten loophole is on hold as of today, June 30. The St. Martin (French) side of the island threatened to close the border with the Sint Maarten (Dutch) side if US planes...
Forum: European Delivery 06-29-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,671
Posted By Dave 20T
I don't think US citizens are banned. US citizen...

I don't think US citizens are banned. US citizen already in Europe are allowed. I think it's US citizens living in the US traveling to the EU and not among the permitted categories, which include...
Forum: European Delivery 06-29-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,671
Posted By Dave 20T
I didn't want to encourage bad behavior. ...

I didn't want to encourage bad behavior.

Sint Maarten is opening up to American tourists starting July 1. There is a requirement to have a PCR test for Covid-19 within 72 hours before arrival.
...
Forum: European Delivery 06-29-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,671
Posted By Dave 20T
I'm not planned to travel to Europe this year nor...

I'm not planned to travel to Europe this year nor am I in the market for a car, US or European delivery. However, I did find out about a potential loophole to get into Europe but am not sure if it...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 06-28-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4,221
Views: 203,002
Posted By Dave 20T
Some of these last 10 posts confirm my...

Some of these last 10 posts confirm my suspicions. There is a learning curve for car design like I originally mentioned somewhat. The 3 being better designed than the earlier S.

I didn't find out...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 06-28-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4,221
Views: 203,002
Posted By Dave 20T
I see good and bad. Good is that there were no...

I see good and bad. Good is that there were no major problems. Bad is that there were 5 problems. My F30 had no (zero) problems the first 90 days, which is JD Powers' time period and none in the...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 06-27-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4,221
Views: 203,002
Posted By Dave 20T
Maybe, but maybe not. I am wary of Tesla for...

Maybe, but maybe not.

I am wary of Tesla for a few reasons.

1. The company has no history of building cars. There is no vault of institutional knowledge. Similarly, when an established company...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-26-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By Dave 20T
So you bled the brake lines ignoring the scan...

So you bled the brake lines ignoring the scan tool? Seems like it would work.
Forum: General Automotive Forum 06-26-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4,221
Views: 203,002
Posted By Dave 20T
The June 25, 2020 issue of the Wall Street...

The June 25, 2020 issue of the Wall Street Journal had an article about Tesla having the most problems of any car manufacturer. It said that Tesla previously wouldn't cooperate with car registration...
Forum: European Delivery 06-26-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,671
Posted By Dave 20T
Before, those flights used to be preferentially...

Before, those flights used to be preferentially shown on the primitive computer screens used by travel agents. Travel agents were busy and didn't want to go to subsequent pages with the connecting...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-25-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,967
Posted By Dave 20T
Sorry, I cannot give you James Bond 007's mobile...

Sorry, I cannot give you James Bond 007's mobile number.

I cannot confirm nor deny that my BMW has a rocket assist boost behind the hinged rear license plate. :rofl:
Forum: General Automotive Forum 06-25-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By Dave 20T
If I had that white Cobalt, I'd try to...

If I had that white Cobalt, I'd try to distinguish it from a rental car. That's not hard. Just put a dealer license plate frame on it.

License plate frames are somewhat regional but being more...
Forum: European Delivery 06-24-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,732
Posted By Dave 20T
I fear that the last US spec European Delivery...

I fear that the last US spec European Delivery cars have already taken place, the last one in March. There are at least two scheduled. A Bimmerfester is scheduled for July 7 and sometime in early...
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