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Forum: Off-Topic 02-12-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By dwlink
Honestly, at 2% paying bi-weekly vs monthly on...

Honestly, at 2% paying bi-weekly vs monthly on loan with interest that accrues daily produces very little difference.

The interest per $10000 loaned at 2% when compounded daily over 30 days is:...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-01-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 764
Posted By dwlink
I had a similar issue with the low clearance...

I had a similar issue with the low clearance issues as well - nothing a few 2x6's can't fix if you just drive the front wheels up onto them to give yourself an extra 1.5" of clearance in the front.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-01-2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,859
Posted By dwlink
The only parts I got from FCP Euro in the list...

The only parts I got from FCP Euro in the list above were the two front brake rotors. I upgraded from the standard rotors that come on the 435 with the M-sport package to basically the same rotors...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-31-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,859
Posted By dwlink
That's pretty good - the expenses on my 435GC...

That's pretty good - the expenses on my 435GC since warranty expiring at 50k including consumables up to my current mileage of 90k are:

1 Spark Plug Change (DIY): $50
1 Oil Filter Housing Gasket...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-22-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By dwlink
Amen - especially in the performance/high core...

Amen - especially in the performance/high core count segment. Heck they embarrassed the crap out of Intel causing them to drop prices by nearly 50% on many of their latest generation of processors...
Forum: Off-Topic 01-22-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By dwlink
Do you imagine most the employees using the...

Do you imagine most the employees using the on-prem server or would it just be a small subset?

If it's just a few folks, WS essentials should suffice.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-20-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By dwlink
This is basically the same laptop I bought to...

This is basically the same laptop I bought to code my F36. Works great - though I did have an issue with the hard drive unseating from the connector a couple times. Can't recall the exact model, but...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-07-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,690
Posted By dwlink
Those fluids are standard scope - at least the...

Those fluids are standard scope - at least the oil and brake fluid. I'm talking more about transmission and differential fluid - the things BMW considers to be "lifetime" fluids.
Forum: Off-Topic 01-03-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By dwlink
Yeah - spare your wallet the expense, the weight...

Yeah - spare your wallet the expense, the weight and lifetime power consumption savings would require a time horizon that is likely well beyond a reasonable service life of that laptop.

Another...
Forum: Off-Topic 01-03-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By dwlink
Also just a quick bit (yes, pun intended) of...

Also just a quick bit (yes, pun intended) of info:

screen savers are to traditional CRT monitors as is de-fragging to SSD/NVME storage

The concept behind defragging hard drives was basically...
Forum: Off-Topic 01-03-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By dwlink
Probably not - M.2 utilizes PCI Express to get...

Probably not - M.2 utilizes PCI Express to get the benefits of extremely low latency and scalability for computational parallelism on multi-core CPUs.

On the other hand your SSD probably...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-03-2020, 12:18 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,690
Posted By dwlink
I think it's a stretch to say BMW's customer...

I think it's a stretch to say BMW's customer service is going downhill. This is probably based more on the people and management by dealership. I've had great SAs and poor SAs. I've been supplied...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-18-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,044
Posted By dwlink
Vibrations in the 50-60 mph range are typically...

Vibrations in the 50-60 mph range are typically tire/wheel issues. While that speed range depends on a few other factors as it pertains to the suspension, typically the damped frequency of the struts...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-11-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By dwlink
I've had issues for a while now and I've about...

I've had issues for a while now and I've about given up on a long term remedy seeing as I've coded my car and don't want to go through any hassle if the dealer were ever to update the software -...
Forum: Off-Topic 12-07-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By dwlink
Assuming that's real, he'll be on stool softeners...

Assuming that's real, he'll be on stool softeners for a while...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-05-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,173
Posted By dwlink
Check the control arms?

Check the control arms?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-30-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By dwlink
the vehicle pitch attitude or longitudinal...

the vehicle pitch attitude or longitudinal acceleration would help drastically as the time history data has no indication of when the vehicle is traveling uphill.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-23-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By dwlink
With both those cars, the maintenance history...

With both those cars, the maintenance history would be one of the more important deciding factors for me.

I assume both have had their plugs replaced? Are the brakes new on either one - I'm a 90%...
Forum: X3 M 11-04-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 705
Posted By dwlink
Perhaps combine and rename to something like X3M...

Perhaps combine and rename to something like X3M and X4M since there does not explicitly exist an X4M sub-forum.

BMW certainly is not helping by tacking the "M" designations into the badges these...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-04-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By dwlink
Strange - my come on all the time when I unlock....

Strange - my come on all the time when I unlock. I leave my headlights in auto so I think that is the default operation upon unlock. Did you previously have the habit of leaving the switch in the off...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-02-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By dwlink
I believe the headlights coming on with unlock is...

I believe the headlights coming on with unlock is normal. Called something like "welcome lighting" in the settings if I recall correctly.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-18-2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,778
Posted By dwlink
I honestly wish there was more science applied to...

I honestly wish there was more science applied to these topics by parties of non-interest.

Our cars have enough fluids in them with various properties that will produce degrading effects as...
Forum: Off-Topic 10-18-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 830
Posted By dwlink
Shovel it - snow blowers are over-priced. Buy...

Shovel it - snow blowers are over-priced. Buy yourself an exhaust or something in the spring to reward yourself. If you can't shovel it, pay the neighborhood teens to do it for $10/hr and unless you...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-16-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 579
Posted By dwlink
90% that's a total loss. They would have to work...

90% that's a total loss. They would have to work magic on that quarter panel.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-23-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,230
Posted By dwlink
My plan is to keep my car for around 10 years or...

My plan is to keep my car for around 10 years or until the maintenance becomes too encumbering. Five years in approaching 80k miles, she is still quite strong. Next up on the list of preventative...
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