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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 10:14 AM
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Posted By John in VA
Yes, there seem to be new threads on this weekly...

Yes, there seem to be new threads on this weekly - take a look at them. The brand of full synthetic used isn't the major concern - consult your owners' manual re: proper grade.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 05:46 AM
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Posted By John in VA
Rim width and tire width are two closely related...

Rim width and tire width are two closely related sizes. Flexible tire sidewalls allow a single tire size to be mounted on a rim of various widths. There is a rim width range for every tire size, but...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 04:58 AM
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Posted By John in VA
With the drain plug in place, if you remove the...

With the drain plug in place, if you remove the oil filter cap/filter the oil in the filter canister then drains into the oil pan. There is an o-ring on the filter cap assembly that keeps the oil in...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-09-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By John in VA
Tramlining, perhaps? Some tires are more prone...

Tramlining, perhaps? Some tires are more prone to it than others.
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=47
https://www.tireamerica.com/resource/what-is-tramlining...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-08-2020, 07:07 PM
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Posted By John in VA
Using https://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do,...

Using https://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do, input your VIN or car info & go to the Wheel section. There you'll find the different styles along with size & offset (ET in mm).

Your current wheel...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-07-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By John in VA
It is part of the airbag assembly. You can find...

It is part of the airbag assembly. You can find overlays/stickers on eBay.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-07-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By John in VA
Brake fluid is hygroscopic = absorbs moisture...

Brake fluid is hygroscopic = absorbs moisture over time. There are test strips available so you can check the fluid condition - you can find them on Amazon.
When the owner's were paying for...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-06-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By John in VA
Rotate the front tires/wheels to the back & see...

Rotate the front tires/wheels to the back & see if anything changes. You could have a bent wheel - certainly not uncommon.
Road force balancing can do wonders for imbalances:...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-05-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By John in VA
Correct - check with the E30 section:...

Correct - check with the E30 section: https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=96

Good luck!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-05-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By John in VA
FCA product quality, dependability & reliability...

FCA product quality, dependability & reliability have been horrible. I hope there are enough instances to enjoy the Alfa!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-04-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By John in VA
Cross-drilled rotors are like cheese graters on...

Cross-drilled rotors are like cheese graters on pads - pads won't last as long. Unless you're going for the look, save & get regular rotors like Zimmerman Z-coat (slotted or plain) & spend $$ on...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-04-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 894
Posted By John in VA
25Nm is spec'd on the cap.

25Nm is spec'd on the cap.
Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 07-03-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 196
Posted By John in VA
Sold - thanks!

Sold - thanks!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-03-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Posted By John in VA
Here's a thread from the Coding section that...

Here's a thread from the Coding section that might help. Check that section for other threads:
https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1004994
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-03-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 894
Posted By John in VA
1. open hood 2. lift up car, open oil filler...

1. open hood
2. lift up car, open oil filler cap
3. drain oil (GLOVES, 10 mm HEX, DRAIN CONTAINER)
4. remove oil filter (OIL FILTER WRENCH, OIL FILTER), replace O-ring on filter cap
5. replace...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-02-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By John in VA
It could be the fluid-filled bushing leaking. I...

It could be the fluid-filled bushing leaking. I initially thought you might have the windshield washer reservoir/pump leak, as it's located within the passenger's wheel well, behind the liner.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-30-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By John in VA
Some tire brands/models get extremely loud as the...

Some tire brands/models get extremely loud as the tread wears. Other owners that have not had run-flat tires before also complain of the harsher ride & noise.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-26-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By John in VA
Here's an earlier thread about the issue:...

Here's an earlier thread about the issue: https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1312831
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-24-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 793
Posted By John in VA
As you're familiar with other forums, you can use...

As you're familiar with other forums, you can use the Search function while at the Coding forum. Search using active sound or ASD (active sound design) & the pertinent threads will be listed. It's...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-24-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 793
Posted By John in VA
Sorry I couldn't be more helpful by taking my...

Sorry I couldn't be more helpful by taking my time to save you time. Hundreds, if not thousands, have coded successfully using BimmerCode & Carly. Good luck.
Teach a man to fish...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-23-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 793
Posted By John in VA
Check the Coding section for threads about...

Check the Coding section for threads about BimmerCode & Carly. Many pleased users of both platforms.
https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=175
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-23-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By John in VA
Could be an internal problem with the sensor,...

Could be an internal problem with the sensor, causing a short?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-23-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By John in VA
From https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/: ...

From https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/:
https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f32-430i-cou/search?q=refrigerant
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-19-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By John in VA
Most end up looking horrible in ~ a year...

Most end up looking horrible in ~ a year depending on hand oils, lotion, etc. Frequent cleaning is the solution to keeping Alcantara looking good.
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-19-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By John in VA
Convertible.

Convertible.
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