Thread: No 128i Love :(
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      08-19-2012, 11:59 AM   #298
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Drives: 128i convertible
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Perhaps NYC6 doesn't understand what tensile strength is or perhaps he has another source to cite to back up his claim magnesium is not stronger than aluminum. I can explain what tensile strength is as well as the other factors referenced by engineers in making these decisions but I don't think he will listen and it probably would waste everybody's time. Unless NYC6 can cite a source to back up his claim magnesium is not stronger than aluminum, I respectfully suggest he stop making that claim.

I, for the record, have no issue with cast iron lined engines in general or in BMW's choice of one for a turbo application. I would have been comfortable with one in my 128i even though it requires a weight on the back bumper to get to the same weight distribution. I just don't like to see derogatory comments made that are not based in fact.

128i Convertible, MT, Alpine White, Black Top, Taupe Leatherette, Walnut, Sport
Ordered 5/22/09, Completed 6/4/09, At Port 6/9/09, On the Georgia Highway 6/13/09, Ship Arrived Charleston 6/24/09 at 10pm, PCD 7/21/09