JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
2/26/24 2:08 p.m.
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Whenever you buy a used car, it’s safe to assume that zero maintenance has been performed. And even if some routine maintenance has been performed, getting things to whatever baseline setting you’re personally accustomed to and comfortable with is always a great idea.

This is particularly true for a car like our BMW 435i, for which regular fluid maintenance …

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GTwannaB
GTwannaB GRM+ Memberand Dork
2/26/24 9:43 p.m.

Since you are the on the maintenance subject. When it comes time to replace tires, what do you say to a GRM tire test for street performance run flat tires? Most of the tires tests lean towards 200w tires for the track. How about something less race focused?

jgrewe
jgrewe Dork
2/28/24 4:21 p.m.

OK, your next thing should be changing out the charge pipes. The stock plastic ones let go at the cool snap ring/clip that BMW uses on most of the hose ends.

 

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
2/28/24 5:36 p.m.
jgrewe said:

OK, your next thing should be changing out the charge pipes. The stock plastic ones let go at the cool snap ring/clip that BMW uses on most of the hose ends.

 

Monday afternoon I leave for BimmerWorld to do some wrenching in advance of the SCCA Time Trials Nats even at VIR the following weekend. Charge pipes are absolutely on our list.

Oh, and I finally got around the doing the crank seal guard the other night and I'm officially declaring that BMW stands for Buy More Wrenches. Every time I work on this car I need to order more tools because everythign needs to be a very specific size to fit in the tiny, awkwardly-shaped hell hole that I need to access.

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