Today I get my BMW E36 (318 is coupè)
I have my first question:
When I setup the clock (where you read also the external temperature), when
I shut down the car, the time is lost, and at the restart I have to setup it
Thank so much
So happy to join you
It could be any of a number of electrical problems I'd guess.
It's a used Beamer, and used (and sometimes even new) Beamers
often have electrical problems. I've had quite a few, as have
other Beamer owners. The electrical engineering in these cars
ain't what it could be. We Beamer owners sometimes just
learn to live with--and accept--these little foibles
"Don't worry about American pressure on Israel. We,
the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it."
----Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, 2001
On the other hand, we *BMW enthusiasts* know the terminology:
A 'Bimmer' is a BMW car.
A 'Beemer' is a BMW bike.
A 'Beamer' is an old fart who drives his Buick (or Rover) around with
the high beams on all the time. In evolutionary terms, he is one step
above those who refer to BMWs as 'Beamers'.
*We* also know better than to post an inane and totally worthless guess
It is possible that the O.P.'s computer normally resets to a time
display as does mine. The exception is if the temperature is under 36
degrees F., in which case it will display temperature and sound the
'Mystery Gong'. However, I am not even certain what the 'problem' is
here. Is it that the clock goes completely dead and must be reset for
time/day/etc.? In that case, I'd check the wiring circuit supplying
power to the computer. It could be a faulty ignition switch.
Badger *Bimmers* BMW CCA
Whaddya do, Dave, moon 'em? =8^O Leave 'em blinded in a haze of blue
You know the type: Straining forward to get a glimpse of road between
the top of the steering wheel and the top of the dash; not sentient
enough to notice that the high beams are on; and perpetually signalling
a left turn ... or maybe a right turn, in your country. Maybe I meant
Vauxhall. Over here, it's definitely Buicks. Green 4-doors, in
particular. Ought to have legislation requiring "Slow Moving Vehicle"
triangles permanently affixed to the rear.
At least you have the credentials and 'seat time' to intelligently
complain about your BMWs. I also notice that you, like me, take the
truly economical route of typing 'BMW' instead of trying and failing to
properly spell a cutesy nickname for a marque.
On Wed, 10 May 2006 22:15:02 +0100, "Dori A Schmetterling"
Well that's not strictly speaking what it stands for, that's a
translation of what it stands for, that just luckily ends up with the
Bayerische Motoren Werke.
Just imagine what would happen if the French literally translated it.
Travaux bavarois de moteur! (or something like that!)
And just to chuck a bit more high octane fuel onto the fire of what to
call a BMW car, the Germans call them Baum Vays (that's my attempt at
translating their pronunciation into English!).
And just for amusement, you know those AMG Merc's? Do you know how the
Germans pronounce AMG? Think about it...
On Thu, 11 May 2006 22:17:36 +0100, "Dori A Schmetterling"
Well I'm only going on what my German friend told me!
Well I didn't honestly think it would mean anything like that in
German! It's just amusing for a Brit to hear how the German's say it.
Guess it's still not as bad as trying to sell a Nova (either the Chevy
version or the Vauxhall) to Spanish speakers. That's gotta be my fave.
Just so we're clear, you said "Baum Vays".
A Baum ('baoom') is a tree. Bay Em Vay is probably the nearest phonetic
rendering in English, albeit not very good.
It's just the letters. I am not aware of local versions of Beamer, Bimmer,
For direct contact replace nospam with schmetterling
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