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Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-19-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3,490
Views: 147,960
Posted By jwalz1
Yep. Not in China, but here yes. They need to...

Yep. Not in China, but here yes. They need to freshen models fairly quickly, the X and S are stale and the 3 is not a huge margin car. Lots of people who would otherwise buy the 3 are waiting for...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-18-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3,490
Views: 147,960
Posted By jwalz1
Oh I am not saying all Tesla owners are members...

Oh I am not saying all Tesla owners are members of the cult, far from that. Only suggesting those cult members exist and are very serious about Tesla conquering the world as we know it. My brother...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-18-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3,490
Views: 147,960
Posted By jwalz1
My brother has his Model 3 and fits squarely into...

My brother has his Model 3 and fits squarely into the militant Tesla cult that they are the finest things in the history of the world and any criticism should be met with a stay at a re-education...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-17-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 789
Posted By jwalz1
Normally I would just drive my other car, but the...

Normally I would just drive my other car, but the city has my neighborhood torn up for replacement of storm sewers and repaving. Whole neighborhood is a deeply-rutted mud pit mess and has been so...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-17-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 789
Posted By jwalz1
Yes. They told me this was a new policy and...

Yes. They told me this was a new policy and applies to all loaner use, in and out of warranty. Even if they replace the timing chain under the extended, if it takes them a week, they want $100 for...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-17-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 789
Posted By jwalz1
Motorwerks Bloomington. Closest one to me as I...

Motorwerks Bloomington. Closest one to me as I am one the east side of town.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-17-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 789
Posted By jwalz1
MN Dealer, new loaner "convenience fee"

I just called my dealer to see if they have a tech to give a listen to my car because it has, at least I believe, the N20/26 timing chain whine and it is getting louder. They told me they wont have...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-10-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,308
Posted By jwalz1
European Delivery. Most of the rest is...

European Delivery.

Most of the rest is becoming huge downside, especially with BMW's new "Get less for your money!" options, MSRP, and covered maintenance strategy.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-02-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,308
Posted By jwalz1
User tech....don't care. Performance...except...

User tech....don't care.
Performance...except for a nice inline 6 BMW seems more content with a decent 0-60 and Camry like driving experience.
Safety Tech....Like auto braking, self parking, lane...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-02-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By jwalz1
I have been very happy with Continental Pure...

I have been very happy with Continental Pure Contact. Better in dry wet and snow than the Pirrelli's. Did not cost very much compared to other tires that fit, highly rated in all reviews I read. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-02-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,308
Posted By jwalz1
This thread reminds me of a couple things. I saw...

This thread reminds me of a couple things. I saw a comment on one of the car blogs after a review of the new 3 series, and the poster said, "Why pay $65k for these when you can pick up one in five...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-19-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By jwalz1
Well I would just drive it over because I only...

Well I would just drive it over because I only get the whine sometimes and am worried it goes to the dealer and they can't replicate.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-19-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By jwalz1
N20/26, "The Noise", who has had it. Couple questions.

So for those who have had the noise which indicated coming timing chain failure how did it begin?

I have had a noise, it is a high pitched whine, rises and falls with rpm. The noise is far more...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-08-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By jwalz1
If it is just engine noise you probably have an...

If it is just engine noise you probably have an exhaust manifold or header crack.

If you do have a turbo issue, and it was making a noise, it would make one hell of a friction sound that would...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-08-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 13,953
Posted By jwalz1
How many miles? I have no shiny patches on a...

How many miles?

I have no shiny patches on a 2014, but only 45k.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-20-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By jwalz1
If you are worried that sometimes it will only...

If you are worried that sometimes it will only come out of one pipe, it is because there is little exhaust being produced and the exhaust is taking the shortest path or path of least resistance. If...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-18-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,694
Posted By jwalz1
I am at 5.5 years but only 44,000 miles. Not a...

I am at 5.5 years but only 44,000 miles. Not a single hiccup, but I think my battery will need replacing before next winter.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-12-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,183
Posted By jwalz1
That's cool, but many people have specialty shops...

That's cool, but many people have specialty shops near them with excellent reputations. The shop a few blocks from me that specializes in European cars was started by two guys who left the Porsche...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-11-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,183
Posted By jwalz1
If you go through the stealership. It is about...

If you go through the stealership. It is about $2k at an independent shop. YRMV
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-15-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 24,664
Posted By jwalz1
When you say "No warning signs" do you mean you...

When you say "No warning signs" do you mean you never heard any telltale noise or where you looking into the oil filler cap occasionally to see if the chain was getting shiny on the edges?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-30-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By jwalz1
Many thanks!

Many thanks!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-30-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By jwalz1
I would agree with that in theory, but there are...

I would agree with that in theory, but there are dozens of batteries with the same exterior casing and glowing reviews, those are ones without a convenient vent tube hole. The one battery I find...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-30-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By jwalz1
The problem lies in hooking up the vent tube to...

The problem lies in hooking up the vent tube to get the gasses out of the compartment in the trunk. Some have a hole for direct hookup of the tube like the BMW batteries, most others do not.

I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-30-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By jwalz1
Aftermarket AGM battery with vent hole/tube?

Does anyone know of a drop in replacement brand that is not BMW and has the vent hole or tube could you post the brand please?

And before anyone asks, Why not just go to the dealer? They are not...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-07-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By jwalz1
Wow, that is a couple years of driving for the...

Wow, that is a couple years of driving for the average person. That alone may prevent you from getting any extended warranty coverage.

When were you given the advice that the repairs were needed?...
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