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      10-30-2012, 03:59 PM   #1
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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.
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      10-30-2012, 04:13 PM   #2
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Yes.

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*assuming you do it correctly.
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      10-30-2012, 04:19 PM   #3
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Yes.

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*assuming you do it correctly.
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      10-30-2012, 04:47 PM   #6
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Yes, I did it for a couple in a Honda Civic. At first I said I was in a rush, but decided that I would hope someone would take the time to do the same for me. *Treat others as you would like to be treated*
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Let me get this straight... You are swapping out parts designed by some of the top engineers in the world because some guys sponsored by a company told you it's "better??" But when you ask the same guy about tracking, "oh no, I have a kid now" or "I just detailed my car." or "i just got new tires."
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      10-30-2012, 04:54 PM   #8
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As long as I'm the only person touching the cables, no problem.
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      10-30-2012, 05:01 PM   #9
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Depends on the type of person.

It wont harm the batteries as long as you do it correctly.
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      10-30-2012, 05:04 PM   #10
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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.
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      10-30-2012, 05:05 PM   #11
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      10-30-2012, 05:13 PM   #12
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      10-30-2012, 07:59 PM   #13
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Did it once and won't again. Years ago this guy in a camero needed a jump. Hooked up the cables and got his car going but he didn't put it in park and his car rolled into mine. No damage as it was moving very slowly but t hat scared me enough to not do it any more.
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      10-30-2012, 08:06 PM   #14
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Yes, I did it for a couple in a Honda Civic. At first I said I was in a rush, but decided that I would hope someone would take the time to do the same for me. *Treat others as you would like to be treated*
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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.
Don't you think you should learn how to? Not exactly rocket science...
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      10-30-2012, 08:28 PM   #15
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Jump start a car with my M3???..hell no ..BMWs dont like being used for jump starting or being jump started
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      10-30-2012, 08:38 PM   #16
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BMWs don't like to be used for jump starting? Sometimes these posts make me laugh. Learn some common sense and get a grip people. If someone needed help, I would certainly do so.
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BMWs don't like to be used for jump starting? Sometimes these posts make me laugh. Learn some common sense and get a grip people. If someone needed help, I would certainly do so.
Yeah, I know right. Don't feed the BMW Asshat stereotype.
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      10-30-2012, 08:55 PM   #18
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BMWs don't like to be used for jump starting? Sometimes these posts make me laugh. Learn some common sense and get a grip people. If someone needed help, I would certainly do so.
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      10-30-2012, 09:18 PM   #19
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Jump start a car with my M3???..hell no ..BMWs dont like being used for jump starting or being jump started
Does your sh$t not stink too?

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Let me get this straight... You are swapping out parts designed by some of the top engineers in the world because some guys sponsored by a company told you it's "better??" But when you ask the same guy about tracking, "oh no, I have a kid now" or "I just detailed my car." or "i just got new tires."
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      10-30-2012, 09:22 PM   #20
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Jump start a car with my M3???..hell no ..BMWs dont like being used for jump starting or being jump started


There are instructions in the manual for using your BMW to provide or receive jump starting assistance. It's easier in these cars than most as there's dedicated positive and negative terminals/posts to attach cables to in the engine compartment so you don't have to mess with clamping on battery terminals and body parts.
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      10-30-2012, 10:01 PM   #21
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yes of course. what kind of moron doesnt know how to use jumper cables. you hook the red to your wheel and the black to the lighter. or is that backwards
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      10-30-2012, 10:12 PM   #22
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Does your sh$t not stink too?
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
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