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Old 10-15-2017, 02:32 PM   #71
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It's been over a year, so what's another 3 weeks.
Depends on whether there’s an incident that fills a loved one’s face full of shrapnel in those three weeks, I suppose.
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Old 10-15-2017, 08:31 PM   #72
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Made an on-line appointment one week in advance. Dropped it off only to find out a few hours later that the 1 M requires an airbag that they didn't have in stock, and the proper one will take two to three weeks to order. Bummer. It's been over a year, so what's another 3 weeks.

Got a 430iX as a loaner. Wow, major turbo lag on initial throttle and the suspension is way too softly damped, plus the steering feel was numb and artificial (redundant observation). Another totally forgettable piece of crap from the Bavarian's.
I think the quick steering rack on the 1M has spoiled me for all other cars, even putting aside the hydraulic/electric difference. I'm so used to my car turning in *right now* that whenever I drive something else I feel like I have to spin the wheel like a madman to actually make it turn.

Conversely, I suppose it's entirely possible others would think my car's steering is too twitchy, but I don't.

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Old 10-20-2017, 08:25 PM   #73
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I think the quick steering rack on the 1M has spoiled me for all other cars, even putting aside the hydraulic/electric difference. I'm so used to my car turning in *right now* that whenever I drive something else I feel like I have to spin the wheel like a madman to actually make it turn.

Ditto.

In my humble opinion the VSS of the 1 M is the bench mark that the EAS racks should be shooting for, because it's fairly light and very quick, with the response always proportionate to the degree of input, regardless of the speed of travel. You can definitely feel it tighten up as the g's increase, but it never feels forced and artificial like the EAS systems do. It garners high marks for fidelity and the feeling you can trust the feedback it's returning to the pilot.

That used to be a BMW trademark secret, but now becoming a long ago faded memory.
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Old 10-25-2017, 01:19 AM   #74
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Got mine done today

(While car was in for a cracked expansion tank )
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Old 10-25-2017, 07:40 AM   #75
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Got mine done today

(While car was in for a cracked expansion tank )
Ah, the BMW 80k mile tune-up.
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Old 10-25-2017, 09:21 AM   #76
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Got mine done today

(While car was in for a cracked expansion tank )
135, right? Did you have them do the thermostat and water pump as well or has that already been done?
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Old 10-25-2017, 10:30 AM   #77
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yep, 135.

I did not have them do that
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Old 10-25-2017, 10:38 AM   #78
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yep, 135.

I did not have them do that
tick, tick, tick

When mine went in the 1er (at 30k miles), I was able to limp it to the dealer. When it went in the wagon (9xk miles), it left me in a Target parking lot. Lots of discussion on 1 addicts about whether to do it preemptively at some pre-decided mileage. It all depends how badly you don't want to get stranded somewhere.
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Old 10-25-2017, 11:37 AM   #79
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If the expansion tank cracked I'd be worried about the thermostat housing. It's closer to the heat of the engine / exhaust and it appears to be the same plastic. The water pump is a no-brainer when you're there, as most of the work is removing the t-stat housing and draining / filling the system. The radiator has to come out on an E90 to get to this stuff. Really not liking the engineering of the newer BMWs
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Old 11-03-2017, 11:13 AM   #80
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Last month I took my e46 to the dealer for a NY State inspection and to get a new key programmed. They actually found and performed 3 recalls: passenger airbag, driver airbag, and a tail light wiring harness.

They managed to;

1. Forgot to bill me for the new key
2. Billed me for the programming even though they said they wouldn't
3. Scratched my wood trim when installing the passenger airbag
4. Deprogram the car's customizable locking behavior (one click unlocks all doors, etc)


They promised me a replacement for the wood trim piece (despite not getting it to me yet), but I'm not letting them install it. I'll just put it on a shelf. The scratches aren't that bad and I'm skeptical the color will match.
It's been almost 2 months now, and I don't have my wood trim. I've called the dealer 5 times. The SA has promised me he'd get back to me several times and he has never called me once.

I'm going to talk to the service manager to get my damn wood trim. But.. what would you do regarding the survey? The options are

1) Slam them. They suck and they deserve it.

2) Blackmail them for something. The problem is, I don't want anything. Well, unless they were willing to sell me parts at cost (like a new bumper cover that is ~$700 MSRP?)

#2 feels weird. Isn't #1 the right thing to do?
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