By naterisch
11/05/2016
A month has gone by without the 228i I borrowed from BMW USA, and I really miss it! We had some great times together, from short adventures to longer ones, and each time I got behind the wheel I always seemed to fall more and more in love with that car.
By naterisch
11/05/2016
As those of you who follow me on Facebook know, I’ve had a bit of a hiccup in my professional life. I am no longer full-time at Bentley Publishers. I have gone back to the geophysics job I had for 30 years, at least for now, and will likely be working with Bentley on a project-by-project basis.
By naterisch
10/30/2016
Lately, I have been unhappy about my ownership experience with my 330i Touring. As I write this, it is just shy of the 150,000-mile milestone, and it has twice left me stranded—once with a bad battery terminal, and another time with a bad starter motor. 
By naterisch
10/30/2016
Last week I wrote about automotive charging systems in general. This week I want to drill down specifically into the BMW 2002’s charging system. But in that era, it wasn’t specific to the model; if you have a 2002, or for that matter any vintage car with an external voltage regulator, like a 2002 or a Bavaria or a 3.0CS, print this and tape it to your garage wall.
By naterisch
10/23/2016
In his famous collection of stories that became the book I, Robot, science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov introduced his Three Laws of Robotics. Law Number One states, “A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.”

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