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Forum: General BMW Questions 04-06-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By Zeichen311
Not a glitch, my 2011 does the same and has since...

Not a glitch, my 2011 does the same and has since new. Same as you, it annoys me no end. :(

Interesting that the 2006 works as we like (as does the E46); I'd always assumed it was an E46->E90...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-06-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 216
Posted By Zeichen311
The first of your photos illustrates an LCM with...

The first of your photos illustrates an LCM with front & rear fog light switches. The roadside parking lights in E46s and E90s (E36s/E30s too? can't recall) are activated by pressing the turn...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-06-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 168
Posted By Zeichen311
This is why multi-jaw gear pullers were...

This is why multi-jaw gear pullers were invented....

And, unfortunately, I highly doubt your pump is still fine. What lgr122 alluded to was the fact that the pump won't thank you for subjecting...
Forum: General BMW Questions 04-04-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By Zeichen311
Safety override. Welcome to adulthood. ;) ...

Safety override. Welcome to adulthood. ;)

("Brake", BTW.)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-02-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,929
Posted By Zeichen311
Oh, so we're going there, are we? Get off my...

Oh, so we're going there, are we? Get off my lawn, junior! :rofl:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-02-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By Zeichen311
Inadvisable why? According to whom? 100 Nm is...

Inadvisable why? According to whom? 100 Nm is nothing for a quality tool that's the right size for the load.

Any decent mechanic knows not to rely on feel when torquing critical fasteners....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-01-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,929
Posted By Zeichen311
For the record, it's 21,825 posts if you count...

For the record, it's 21,825 posts if you count ... um ... incarnations? ... as facets of a whole. Do your homework. ;)

The only notable observation I have about driving hereabouts of late is that,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-01-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By Zeichen311
Buy a crow's foot and do the math. (Or skip the...

Buy a crow's foot and do the math. (Or skip the math, if you can position the adapter at 90 to the wrench beam.) "Torque by feel" isn't the best approach for suspension bolts you might never touch...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-31-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By Zeichen311
Pro tip: If you are willing to go to all the...

Pro tip: If you are willing to go to all the effort to swap the subframe to combat rust (which is probably surface rust, but regardless...), there is a much simpler solution at hand: Recondition the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-28-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,284
Posted By Zeichen311
Let's start with the simple things: Have you...

Let's start with the simple things:
Have you quadruple-checked to ensure you are ordering the correct part for your car? (Hint: Amazon is a poor reference.)
Have you removed, or at least...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-27-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,284
Posted By Zeichen311
Quote pyramids? Really? Throwback Thursday was...

Quote pyramids? Really? Throwback Thursday was yesterday.... :rofl:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-26-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,284
Posted By Zeichen311
Which part of "do not use petroleum-based lube"...

Which part of "do not use petroleum-based lube" was unclear? :tsk:

The part "looks almost identical" you say, key word being almost. So, what's different? Have you measured and compared the key...
Forum: General BMW Questions 03-26-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By Zeichen311
Considering that the (N)FRM controls such things...

Considering that the (N)FRM controls such things as windows and exterior lighting, I would say no, not safely.

The limited warranty on the FRM was extended by BMW to 10 years/156,000 miles from...
Forum: General BMW Questions 03-11-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By Zeichen311
Maybe it's time he got his own phone. You can't...

Maybe it's time he got his own phone. You can't shelter them forever.

Another plan is to park one of these over the iDrive controller:...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 03-08-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,873
Posted By Zeichen311
Incorrect--BMW Individual options have been...

Incorrect--BMW Individual options have been available on the 3 Series, in the US, for at least 20 years.

That said, whenever a new model/chassis is introduced, there is a blackout period before...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-06-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 322
Posted By Zeichen311
CAS module. CAS = Car Access System. Controls...

CAS module. CAS = Car Access System. Controls things like the immobilizer system, anti-theft alarm, remote key fobs, etc.
Forum: General BMW Questions 03-06-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By Zeichen311
First, use punctuation please; that was hard to...

First, use punctuation please; that was hard to read & understand.
Second: Same version of the Spotify app on both phones? Same Spotify account signed in on both?

Given that one works and the...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 03-06-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,873
Posted By Zeichen311
Yes (if they're on the ball) and yes. As...

Yes (if they're on the ball) and yes.

As mentioned here once or twice, orders for ED and/or Individual involve a little bit of extra work for the CA. Some don't know what to do, would rather not...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 03-04-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By Zeichen311
That is a stroboscopic effect caused by the...

That is a stroboscopic effect caused by the slightly-unsynchronized refresh/sampling rates of the vehicle LEDs and the digital camera sensor.

In other words, it's an artifact of the video. The...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-04-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By Zeichen311
Why? That is a serious question. Why do you...

Why?

That is a serious question. Why do you want a catch can?
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 03-04-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,561
Posted By Zeichen311
Speaking of which.... This is not a new...

Speaking of which....
This is not a new feature. For at least 20 years, BMW HVAC systems have been designed to leave the A/C in a continuous "ready" state and let the IHKA (integrated heating &...
Forum: General BMW Questions 03-02-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By Zeichen311
I'm the other one. :D I lost count of how many...

I'm the other one. :D
I lost count of how many times I was asked, while changing wheels in a paddock somewhere, when I'll install studs. Like you, after 20 years I just find it a non-issue. Plus, on...
Forum: General BMW Questions 03-02-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By Zeichen311
No, it doesn't. Studs don't prevent the problems...

No, it doesn't. Studs don't prevent the problems created by not using hub-centric wheels. They also do not introduce hub-centricity problems where none existed before (i.e., if the wheels are...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-27-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 317
Posted By Zeichen311
:thumbup: :thumbup: Meaning the same applies for...

:thumbup: :thumbup: Meaning the same applies for the S65 in the E90-era M3, which is basically a sawed-off S85.

I always suspected there was an element of unintentional abuse to that problem. It's...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-27-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 317
Posted By Zeichen311
Amen to that! Some lovely sound bites,...

Amen to that!

Some lovely sound bites, courtesy of BMW AG back when the E63 M6 was new.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxZk07W3V58
I still love the second-generation 6er. I'll probably do...
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