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Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 04:51 PM
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Posted By quackbury
Much cheaper to just shoot down an Airbus or two.

Much cheaper to just shoot down an Airbus or two.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By quackbury
You should replace the flux capacitor while...

You should replace the flux capacitor while you're at it. Maybe the left handed smoke shifter, too. (That's the component in the exhaust that folks often defeat with the "golf tee mod.")

In...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-10-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By quackbury
Nope, not on the dealer. That's what happens. ...

Nope, not on the dealer. That's what happens. Any features you coded get erased, too. I believe you can back up most of your settings (though not the transmission or coding) on a UBS stick before...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 06-07-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By quackbury
Many times there is a software update or other...

Many times there is a software update or other "campaign" that needs to be performed. Our 340 went in for a routine oil change last week, and they had to reprogram the DME. 3 hours total. But my...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-07-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 679
Posted By quackbury
It's Darwin at work either way.

It's Darwin at work either way.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-07-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,351
Posted By quackbury
I would escalate your concerns to the GM of the...

I would escalate your concerns to the GM of the dealership. If this is your first BMW, you may not know that a very significant part of the dealership's compensation comes via bonus, and that bonus...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-06-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 679
Posted By quackbury
Here you go:...

Here you go: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/05/12/first-woman-lead-umass-system-found-dead-friday-florida-home/wuUGCKj7YWNgxXOm8iMEBI/story.html The culprit was a 2017 Toyota Avalon, which is...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-06-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,351
Posted By quackbury
Let me guess. Millennial? The buck stops...

Let me guess. Millennial?

The buck stops with you. You had the right to thoroughly inspect the car before you signed the retail sales contract or the lease agreement. You could easily have...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 06-06-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 738
Posted By quackbury
I have zero problem with reading comprehension. ...

I have zero problem with reading comprehension. Perhaps you do, as you've missed my point. There were common (if not universal) problems with the first year G20's, with scores of owners complaining...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 06-06-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By quackbury
Thank your lucky stars the liquid did not get to...

Thank your lucky stars the liquid did not get to the electronics under the floor. A couple years back a guy on here had one of those huge water-cooler-size bottles of Poland Springs drown his...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 06-06-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By quackbury
Nice! Any chance you could post similar...

Nice! Any chance you could post similar documents on the G20 forum? The mods appear to have lost interest in providing these.
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 06-06-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 738
Posted By quackbury
Sorry to say it, but you got a lemon. I have a...

Sorry to say it, but you got a lemon. I have a first year G30 and the car has been bullet proof for 45,000 miles, other than the A/C software reprogramming. That affected many/most G30's, and...
Forum: Off-Topic 06-04-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 339
Posted By quackbury
Am I missing something? My home scanner...

Am I missing something? My home scanner routinely gives me the choice of saving files in PDF or TIFF formats (maybe some others, too). Unles you are still using DOS and a flip phone, this seems...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 06-04-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By quackbury
There are already multiple threads on this. ...

There are already multiple threads on this. Search is your friend.
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 06-04-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 738
Posted By quackbury
Which would tie in perfectly with European...

Which would tie in perfectly with European Delivery
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-03-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,818
Posted By quackbury
Like the swallows returning to Capistrano, this...

Like the swallows returning to Capistrano, this time of year always sees a renewal of the musty gym sock thread.

99% of the time, the culprit is BMW drivers who insist upon turning off their A/C...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 06-02-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,181
Posted By quackbury
Nice review, particularly the "shameless brand...

Nice review, particularly the "shameless brand polygamist" line.

As a brand polygamist, you don't really appreciate how awful the F10's steering feel was, particularly the pre-LCI versions. My...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 06-02-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 738
Posted By quackbury
Whatever you settle on, be aware that cash buyers...

Whatever you settle on, be aware that cash buyers get the WORST deal. First, many models (though not the M340i AFAIK) have rebates / discounts / trunk money / conquest cash provided by the captive...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-31-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By quackbury
I read the OP's post differently: that he was...

I read the OP's post differently: that he was asking how to disconnect the belt when folding the seats down. (If that was indeed your question, there's a separate "buckle: by the middle passenger's...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-31-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By quackbury
This. $0.00 for Waze and maybe $30 for a decent...

This. $0.00 for Waze and maybe $30 for a decent mount. Not only do you get a great Navigation app, but Waze integrates with Spotify. Then if you pair the phone with the car with BT and select the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-28-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 178
Posted By quackbury
2018 340 Safety Campaign Recall 0012880400

We scheduled our 340 for an oil change and scope today, and the confirmation email states they will also be performing Mfr Campaign/Safety Recall Notice:0012880400 -CampaignId:...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-23-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By quackbury
Road head?

Road head?
Forum: Off-Topic 05-22-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,486
Posted By quackbury
If Gerald Ford had had Drogon by his side, Sara...

If Gerald Ford had had Drogon by his side, Sara Jane Moore wouldn't have stood a chance.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-22-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By quackbury
Why? Anxious for that Darwin Award? That's like...

Why? Anxious for that Darwin Award? That's like asking if you can code off the seatbelt chime so you can drive around unbelted all the time. If you disabled RDC, how would you know if a tire was...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-21-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,929
Posted By quackbury
Does no one care that the system was ENGINEERED...

Does no one care that the system was ENGINEERED to have the flap closed under most driving situations? To provide increased BACK PRESSURE to assist in emissions and fuel economy? What possible...
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