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      10-30-2012, 10:33 PM   #23
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Say what you will but the electrical systems (relays, control modules,etc) on BMWs are very susceptible to voltage fluctuations..learned this the hard way bud
*smh* I hope you're never in a situation one day in which you need a jump and someone tells you, "Sorry bud, the electrical systems are very susceptible to voltage fluctuations, so I can't help you."

It's a car. Just like every other car. It has dedicated places under the hood to do exactly this (jump, take a jump). You're feeding the stereotype....
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      10-30-2012, 11:07 PM   #24
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      10-30-2012, 11:44 PM   #25
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      10-30-2012, 11:49 PM   #26
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They wouldn't have to ask. If I see them having trouble I would see if I can help. I carry jumper cables so I can.

We live in a world with other people...
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      10-30-2012, 11:51 PM   #27
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      10-30-2012, 11:52 PM   #28
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To those who wouldn't, im assuming you were born into money? Always fed from a silver spoon, too good to help others? Its a car. We all belong to this forum because we love our cars. But turning someone down because you drive a nicer car is insane. There was a time i drove a car that was barely running. I'm no stranger to being stuck with a dead battery in a parking lot. Follow the golden rule douchebags.
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      10-30-2012, 11:57 PM   #29
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Jump start a total strangers car? I was asked to today by a couple of kids in a beater Honda Accord at a gas station. I politely told them I was in a hurry and was sorry but couldnt. Does jump starting a dead battery harm our batteries? I would think probably not.

A "BEATER" Honda Accord? Does jump starting a dead battery harm "OUR" cars?

WTF? You are a dick. And no... Jump starting a car will not hurt your precious battery if you do it correctly. Believe it or not, your battery won't get damaged by a "BEATER" car anymore than it wouldn't from jumping a Ferrari. A battery is a battery. Next time you should help people whether their car sucks or not.
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      10-31-2012, 12:18 AM   #30
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Definitely would help out...all about the pay it forward.
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      10-31-2012, 07:31 AM   #31
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Two years ago I used my E93 to jump a very old, post WW II red Jeep. No harm done. Felt great to be able to help someone in need. I always carry a jump cable
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      10-31-2012, 07:57 AM   #32
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I always carry jumper cables for this exact reason. You never know when somebody (including yourself) might need some help.
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      10-31-2012, 08:02 AM   #33
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A "BEATER" Honda Accord? Does jump starting a dead battery harm "OUR" cars?

WTF? You are a dick. And no... Jump starting a car will not hurt your precious battery if you do it correctly. Believe it or not, your battery won't get damaged by a "BEATER" car anymore than it wouldn't from jumping a Ferrari. A battery is a battery. Next time you should help people whether their car sucks or not.
Actually you can't just jump a Ferarri....at least on the old 360's you'll short out the instrument cluster and its a $3000 fix plus shipping to NJ. I used to work in a high line garage and a customer did exactly that...after we told him not to and even gave him a trickle charger for the winter months. It happened once it got warm out and he NEEDED to drive the car....some people can't wait 4 hours, or set shit up the night before.
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      10-31-2012, 08:32 AM   #34
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i will with my dodge diesel truck with dual HD batteries, but not with the $500 battery that requires dealer programming to change. every jump does shorten their lives.
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      10-31-2012, 09:04 AM   #35
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Helped a lady out this morning stuck at a CVS... Granted she was hot but I would've done it for anyone. You gotta look out for your peeps Brotha!
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      10-31-2012, 09:04 AM   #36
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Of course I would help! Its the right thing to do...

I once jump started a stranded 2002 BMW using my motorcycle - and that was in a remote place in Zimbabwe
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      10-31-2012, 09:52 AM   #37
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It doesn't harm your car and if you have a chance to help someone in need you should help!
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      10-31-2012, 09:55 AM   #38
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Jump start a total strangers car? I was asked to today by a couple of kids in a beater Honda Accord at a gas station. I politely told them I was in a hurry and was sorry but couldnt. Does jump starting a dead battery harm our batteries? I would think probably not.

A "BEATER" Honda Accord? Does jump starting a dead battery harm "OUR" cars?

WTF? You are a dick. And no... Jump starting a car will not hurt your precious battery if you do it correctly. Believe it or not, your battery won't get damaged by a "BEATER" car anymore than it wouldn't from jumping a Ferrari. A battery is a battery. Next time you should help people whether their car sucks or not.
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      10-31-2012, 10:09 AM   #39
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For those who answered yes or no, please also respond with democrat or republican. Lol. J/K.
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      10-31-2012, 10:14 AM   #40
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For those who answered yes or no, please also respond with democrat or republican. Lol. J/K.
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      10-31-2012, 11:41 AM   #41
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Probably not, but only because I don't know how to do it properly and i wouldn't trust a stranger to either.
Yeah, co-ordinating +/- symbols together w/ your cables can be extremely difficult. As a matter of fact nuclear physics students must pass this grueling task before getting their PhD designation.
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      10-31-2012, 11:47 AM   #42
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i will with my dodge diesel truck with dual HD batteries, but not with the $500 battery that requires dealer programming to change. every jump does shorten their lives.
On that note so does every engine crank
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i jump my 1991 freightliner all the time....
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      10-31-2012, 12:26 PM   #44
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A "BEATER" Honda Accord? Does jump starting a dead battery harm "OUR" cars?

WTF? You are a dick. And no... Jump starting a car will not hurt your precious battery if you do it correctly. Believe it or not, your battery won't get damaged by a "BEATER" car anymore than it wouldn't from jumping a Ferrari. A battery is a battery. Next time you should help people whether their car sucks or not.
As I said I was in a hurry to get to a VERY IMPORTANT work related meeting. My job is what pays for my car and everything else. So if doing my job first makes me a dick the yes I am a dick. And I dont feel one bit bad about it. Life is all about priorities people. Get a life TS.
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