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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 11:27 AM
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Posted By Desertnate
I wonder of a weight fell off on your drive home?...

I wonder of a weight fell off on your drive home? That might explain why it was smooth when the car was first purchased and developed the vibration later.

The times I've had balance issues with a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-18-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 837
Posted By Desertnate
That concept image reminds me of a squinty beaver...

That concept image reminds me of a squinty beaver or naked mole rat.

https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/Toothless-turns-Ten-PHOTO-02-Right.jpg
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-14-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By Desertnate
I have not had the same issues when remotely...

I have not had the same issues when remotely locking my car, but I also always fully turn it off with a double press of the starter button before getting out. Locking via the app may simply perform...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-11-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 837
Posted By Desertnate
I'm holding off judgment until I see the car in...

I'm holding off judgment until I see the car in person.

From the pictures floating around I'm pretty neutral on the new design. While I don't like the huge grill with a chrome or metallic trim, I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-08-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,283
Posted By Desertnate
I agree BMW is struggling with their identity,...

I agree BMW is struggling with their identity, but I don't know if I agree on the luxury feel of their current line of products. The look nice and are still well built, but the quality of the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-07-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By Desertnate
I'd be willing to go out on a limb and say it's...

I'd be willing to go out on a limb and say it's common to German cars in general.

My latest BMW is too new to have a battery fail, but my VW GTI did something very similar when the battery...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-06-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,283
Posted By Desertnate
I will echo both of these and say drive a lot of...

I will echo both of these and say drive a lot of cars to see what you like. Forget the logo on the hood.

I had an Audi B9 A4 as a rental through Silver Car last year for a weekend. It was a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-03-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,722
Posted By Desertnate
I haven't noticed any change to the loaner policy...

I haven't noticed any change to the loaner policy in my area unless it has been in the last month. My local dealership is small and not in an affluent area and not only will they do loaners, but...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-30-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,130
Posted By Desertnate
I wonder if that is due to a large majority of...

I wonder if that is due to a large majority of those active in the forum world turn ASS off?

I'm not sure about hard evidence one way or another, but if we're accounting for the amount of chatter...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-30-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,891
Posted By Desertnate
Yes, I went with the square set up with the exact...

Yes, I went with the square set up with the exact sizes you mention above.

I'm not sure why they would be worried about the rear brakes. The front brakes are actually larger than the rear and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-23-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,461
Posted By Desertnate
Sad but true. I don't see what's so wrong with...

Sad but true. I don't see what's so wrong with having performance upgrades which have traditional BMW logos or nothing at all.



I agree with the availability of upgraded parts. It is very...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-23-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,461
Posted By Desertnate
It is because BMW has decided to slap the M logo...

It is because BMW has decided to slap the M logo on all sorts of "M Sport" parts.

My 435 M Sport has logos on the steering wheel, shift knob, door sills, and brake calipers. Under the hood...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-20-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,211
Posted By Desertnate
True. A *little* slack isn't a bad thing on...

True. A *little* slack isn't a bad thing on public roads.

I experienced a similar scenario on a rural two lane with a Mini loaner car back in the early 2000's when the "new" Mini's hit the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-20-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,891
Posted By Desertnate
Your car has the blue brake calipers with the...

Your car has the blue brake calipers with the larger rotors? If so, 17" wheels will not fit because the brakes are too large.

Many 18" wheels will also not fit. You have to shop carefully for...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-18-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,891
Posted By Desertnate
I'm running the same wheels, but in 18" to clear...

I'm running the same wheels, but in 18" to clear my M Sport brakes. They look quite nice and I'm impressed by the finish quality.

I too got them from Tire Rack and went with Pirelli Sottozero 3...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-18-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By Desertnate
I have used a Pixel and Pixel 4 in my car and...

I have used a Pixel and Pixel 4 in my car and neither work, but I do have a three-year old version of iDrive. I don't believe BMW offers any Android support either by USB or via the BMW Connect App....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-18-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 675
Posted By Desertnate
I wouldn't do anything that messes with the...

I wouldn't do anything that messes with the performance of the exterior lighting; headlights or taillights. You want them to be a bright as possible and any tinting will make them dimmer.

I've...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-02-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By Desertnate
My question is, what exactly is the difference...

My question is, what exactly is the difference between the "normal" tire and one with the BMW "*"?

BMW isn't alone in this. I've seen similar versions from Mercedes and Porsche, but couldn't find...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-14-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By Desertnate
Double post.

Double post.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-14-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By Desertnate
This is my thought too if the car is AWD. I...

This is my thought too if the car is AWD. I experienced the same symptoms on a high mileage FWD car and a high mileage Subaru.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-05-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By Desertnate
Are you talking about your actual headlights or...

Are you talking about your actual headlights or just the angel eyes? I leave my lights in auto as well, but when I unlock my doors it's only the angle eyes and parking lamps that illuminate.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-24-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,796
Posted By Desertnate
Where do you dispose of the old fluid? Will an...

Where do you dispose of the old fluid? Will an autoparts store accept it like they do oil?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-21-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,796
Posted By Desertnate
I think these are universal "value service" rates...

I think these are universal "value service" rates for the US. My dealership has the exact same prices here in the Missouri/Illinois border lands. I found the listing for mine through some obscure...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-24-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 372
Posted By Desertnate
Based on my limited use of the app on an Android...

Based on my limited use of the app on an Android phone I've found it to be of little use due to some features only being available to Apple users.

The only features I've found to actually work are...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-18-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By Desertnate
So true. I've never heard anyone who was happy...

So true. I've never heard anyone who was happy with the results after Maaco. My parents had a car repainted by them ages ago and it was a disaster.

If you don't do your own touch up work with...
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