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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By John MS
I doubt it is the actuator. As mentioned you...

I doubt it is the actuator. As mentioned you need to verify the wastegate isn't binding.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-17-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 45,187
Posted By John MS
How can the transfer case induce more rpms? I've...

How can the transfer case induce more rpms? I've driven loaner 320i and 328i xdrives and have not noticed anything like that. If those engines were working harder the published mpg would be much...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-17-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 211
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Posted By John MS
How does an N20/26 with xDrive result in a high...

How does an N20/26 with xDrive result in a high load application? Presumably much higher than an N20/26 with rwd. That high load is not reflected in published mpg numbers.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-17-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By John MS
100k is maybe more of a "short/medium haul". ...

100k is maybe more of a "short/medium haul". I'd say you are in for the usual maintenance stuff like lubricants, a few bulbs, tires, brake fluid, etc., plus tires and brakes. No major outlays. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-17-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By John MS
Are you looking to keep the car beyond 200k miles?

Are you looking to keep the car beyond 200k miles?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-16-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By John MS
Tires can make what might be described as a...

Tires can make what might be described as a squeaking sound. Best to have it checked.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-15-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By John MS
First advice would be to find out the condition...

First advice would be to find out the condition and whether the car has been in an accident and whether maintenance has been kept up.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-15-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By John MS
That's not been my experience with German plastic...

That's not been my experience with German plastic products.

My car with 83k miles has been through sun, snow, beach salt air and the cowl looks pristine.
Cowl deterioration strikes me as unheard...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-15-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By John MS
Could also be tires.

Could also be tires.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-13-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By John MS
Have them describe where the leak is. Ask if it...

Have them describe where the leak is. Ask if it could have been caused during an oil change.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-12-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By John MS
That does not sound right. Take the pulley back...

That does not sound right. Take the pulley back for replacement.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-11-2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 506
Posted By John MS
My advice would be to have a good BMW mechanic...

My advice would be to have a good BMW mechanic give the car a pre purchase inspection. Ask that the timing chain and guides be included in the inspection. You will then know what existing and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-10-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By John MS
You or a tech first need to determine where the...

You or a tech first need to determine where the leak is.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-10-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By John MS
Spreadsheet will let you sumnarize, average,...

Spreadsheet will let you sumnarize, average, graph and print reports as needed.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-08-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 697
Posted By John MS
+1 His posts tend to be a blend of confusion...

+1
His posts tend to be a blend of confusion and needless argument. He would be better off finding someone who could read the code(s), interpret and repair.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-05-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By John MS
How long have you owned the car? How old is the...

How long have you owned the car?
How old is the battery?

edit: I see the battery is new. If the car is driven mostly for short distances it may be under charged
You may want to try a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-05-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,956
Posted By John MS
Well the o.p. had 3 posts in 2017 and 1 in 2020. ...

Well the o.p. had 3 posts in 2017 and 1 in 2020. I'm guessing he will be back in 2023.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-05-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,552
Posted By John MS
There is more than one place where a sale could...

There is more than one place where a sale could be booked. A sale involves transfer of ownership in exchange for some consideration. The consolidated BMW would record a sale but the sales price...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-04-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,552
Posted By John MS
Unless there is a repurchase agreement with BMW I...

Unless there is a repurchase agreement with BMW I would think they would be recorded as purchased by the dealer. And sold by BMW. Does the domestic auto sales number reflect actual sales by...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-04-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,552
Posted By John MS
Interesting. Where did you read that loaners...

Interesting. Where did you read that loaners were booked as sales?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-04-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By John MS
I would have a good BMW mechanic check for codes...

I would have a good BMW mechanic check for codes and go from there.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-04-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By John MS
You should expect the leaks to start sometime in...

You should expect the leaks to start sometime in the future. Not before.
Seals will eventually break down but there is no real way to say when. Frequent short warm up cool down cycles may reduce...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-03-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By John MS
How old is the battery? There are several...

How old is the battery? There are several threads dealing with a dying agm battery causing weird electrical problems or kicking out erroneous codes.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-03-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By John MS
Was the car in a flood?

Was the car in a flood?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-03-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,956
Posted By John MS
Never had to replace a run flat. The originals...

Never had to replace a run flat. The originals are now at 82,000 miles and getting close to needing replacement. One tire did develop a slow leak which was plugged. How were the 7 tires damaged?
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