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      03-26-2020, 11:51 AM   #45
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Negative my friend . As you know for the moment I'm too busy at work with the new projects .
Today I worked 12 + hours . And with the virus I can't drive it . I have that that special paper (permission) to drive to my work only . And if I took the M to drive to my work it's about 20-25 min. But I have to cross 14 traffic lights and very likely hidden mobile speed cams .

It's like driving like an F* idiot . That's why I'm waiting when the virus is gone and to get 2-3 days off from work .
Then the time has come on a sunny day to drive her through the Ardennes through the forests and the countless curves without traffic and speedcams and bounce against the rpm limiter and my topspeed limiter is removed as well..
In the evening I always pull over at a fancy restaurant , but as you know everything is closed by the virus (hope that will change ASAP)
That's what she wants from me...
Your top speed limiter is removed I did see the speedo reading on another page.Mine is at the 155 limit I think unless previous owner tinkered with it but 155 would be my max anyway.
There are tweak firms here that could remove that and with some more tweaks the car would prob reach around 186 mph,(300km,h) about the maximum limit for the Y rated tyres.
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Your top speed limiter is removed I did see the speedo reading on another page.Mine is at the 155 limit I think unless previous owner tinkered with it but 155 would be my max anyway.
There are tweak firms here that could remove that and with some more tweaks the car would prob reach around 186 mph,(300km,h) about the maximum limit for the Y rated tyres.
Yeah . Mine was removed with my custom tune . Mike Benvo did a great job . I don't drive it like crazy . But at that moment I thought OK. why not...
There are moments in summer that I push it really hard .

The DCT software upgrade was a big improvement as well.Because I had the second gear lag .
My BMW/Dealer was not able to fix it , while they tried it 4 times . Mike said : Sure I can fix that and after the sofware upgrade my DCT shifted really smooth , but also a lot faster .
Honestly I would do it again in a heartbeat
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      03-26-2020, 12:50 PM   #47
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Can we get rid of Binotto and get the most bad ass team principal? Flavio "crash in the fucking wall" Briatore?
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      03-26-2020, 01:49 PM   #48
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Yeah . Mine was removed with my custom tune . Mike Benvo did a great job . I don't drive it like crazy . But at that moment I thought OK. why not...
There are moments in summer that I push it really hard .

The DCT software upgrade was a big improvement as well.Because I had the second gear lag .
My BMW/Dealer was not able to fix it , while they tried it 4 times . Mike said : Sure I can fix that and after the sofware upgrade my DCT shifted really smooth , but also a lot faster .
Honestly I would do it again in a heartbeat
Its interesting that you mention that the BMW dealership was not able to resolve the issue. I have a friend here that is a mechanic and a year or two ago, he went to get a certification to understand and work on some of the newer BMW engines. The class he went to take was run by non other than Steve Dinian. From what he was told, there is a shortage of master mechanics here in the US and the quality of the people going to get their certification leaves a lot to be desired. Its interesting to see that a similar issue is possibly affecting the European market.

All the more reason to go out and find those independent shops that know what they are doing, just like you did
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Its interesting that you mention that the BMW dealership was not able to resolve the issue. I have a friend here that is a mechanic and a year or two ago, he went to get a certification to understand and work on some of the newer BMW engines. The class he went to take was run by non other than Steve Dinian. From what he was told, there is a shortage of master mechanics here in the US and the quality of the people going to get their certification leaves a lot to be desired. Its interesting to see that a similar issue is possibly affecting the European market.

All the more reason to go out and find those independent shops that know what they are doing, just like you did
Yeah . I saw it here on BP that my issue was very common with my DCT second gear lag.
And I saw it could be fixed by the DCT software upgrade . That was the main reason why I called Mike in LA .
One thing is for sure , Mike's knowledge is beyond our understanding .
He's a great guy and always very friendly and motivated , his customer service is outstanding . Actually he became a friend from me

As for BMW/Dealers in general : The run behind the facts ,it's like with the S65/85 engines and the ticking noises and bearing failures .
They said to me it's just normal . And they never heard about S65 bearing failures .
I said : Are you guys serious ? And I got far going discussions about the whole situation while I showed them the "Blown motors, Rod Bearing failure S65 Registry" thread.
It's for sure , they know about it . But they just deny ...
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      03-26-2020, 03:39 PM   #50
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Yeah . I saw it here on BP that my issue was very common with my DCT second gear lag.
And I saw it could be fixed by the DCT software upgrade . That was the main reason why I called Mike in LA .
One thing is for sure , Mike's knowledge is beyond our understanding .
He's a great guy and always very friendly and motivated , his customer service is outstanding . Actually he became a friend from me

As for BMW/Dealers in general : The run behind the facts ,it's like with the S65/85 engines and the ticking noises and bearing failures .
They said to me it's just normal . And they never heard about S65 bearing failures .
I said : Are you guys serious ? And I got far going discussions about the whole situation while I showed them the "Blown motors, Rod Bearing failure S65 Registry" thread.
It's for sure , they know about it . But they just deny ...
It's the same with Bm dealers here,I explained about having oil changes more frequently than the i drive was suggesting because of rod bearing wear and they also were also shrugging their shoulders pretending it's unusual or unknown.
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It's the same with Bm dealers here,I explained about having oil changes more frequently than the i drive was suggesting because of rod bearing wear and they also were also shrugging their shoulders pretending it's unusual or unknown.
Oh , I know my friend . Because the issue is global . I follow the issue already from 2012 and I have a database about the bearing failures.
If they would acknowledge and admit the problem . ""Hello BMW"" ? So , actually they have no choise .
Hypocritical they are for sure


I just watched in the SARS-CoV-2 update from today :
Italy + 712
Spain + 498
France + 365

I'm not depressed , but earlier today at work "given the facts" I was thinking maybe it's already too late for all of us
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      03-26-2020, 04:16 PM   #52
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Oh , I know my friend . Because the issue is global . I follow the issue already from 2012 and I have a database about the bearing failures.
If they would acknowledge and admit the problem . ""Hello BMW"" ? So , actually they have no choise .
Hypocritical they are for sure


I just watched in the SARS-CoV-2 update from today :
Italy + 712
Spain + 498
France + 365

I'm not depressed , but earlier today at work "given the facts" I was thinking maybe it's already too late for all of us
My friend, remember the 007...Never Say Never Again.
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My friend, remember the 007...Never Say Never Again.
You know 007 better than I do . Because he's from the UK my friend !
Can't wait to watch "No Time To Die"
I hope the title also counts for us ...
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You know 007 better than I do . Because he's from the UK my friend !
Can't wait to watch "No Time To Die"
I hope the title also counts for us ...
Can't wait to see that also, the last one with Craig then a woman takes over temporarily in the one after that.

Never say Never again and No time to Die both relate in name to the fight against this killer C 19 mist.
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Can't wait to see that also, the last one with Craig then a woman takes over temporarily in the one after that.

Never say Never again and No time to Die both relate in name to the fight against this killer C 19 mist.
You nailed it my friend !
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I didn't know where to post this but WTF!!!

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/20...ch-coronavirus
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I didn't know where to post this but WTF!!!

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/20...ch-coronavirus
I read this earlier and had to read it twice. Sure that Marko is a level headed boss I'm sure he realises that ppl can die and this is not one of his best ideas, edit Christian's quizzical look at him.
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I read this earlier and had to read it twice. Sure that Marko is a level headed boss I'm sure he realises that ppl can die and this is not one of his best ideas, edit Christian's quizzical look at him.
Bro I don't know what to make of this. If it was F1planet I would've said it's fake news 🤔
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Bro I don't know what to make of this. If it was F1planet I would've said it's fake news 🤔
Mate . Let us not forget Marco is born in 1943 . Helmut Marko is "76" Soon "77"
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only problem that you dont develop immunity to covid19 after you had it once..
couldnt get the point..

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I'm just putting it down to the fact that a billion dollar brain like Marko can fire off an assumption to see the reaction.
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Horner defends Marko’s coronavirus comments

seems like Marko's comments made not recently (weird), before understanding the severity of the disease..
though for me it looks like a PR more likely..

https://www.planetf1.com/news/helmut...onavirus-camp/ ..
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