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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 10:26 AM
Replies: 52
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Posted By chiefneil
My previous tech company had a lot of Porsche's,...

My previous tech company had a lot of Porsche's, Ferrari's, and BMW's in the reserved executive spots. One VP was famous for getting tickets at 100+ in his Ferrari.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-11-2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,320
Posted By chiefneil
He doesn't own a BMW because they're now average,...

He doesn't own a BMW because they're now average, but then says he bought a Yukon. Sorry, that's like saying steaks aren't what they used to be so now you eat tofu. While I agree that BMW dynamics...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-10-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 933
Posted By chiefneil
Really the only difference is the sport auto...

Really the only difference is the sport auto (what OP called the M transmission) shifts faster and harder in sport mode. I believe comfort mode is the same or close enough. I skipped it and have...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-10-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By chiefneil
I think it's a YMMV situation. I had beige...

I think it's a YMMV situation. I had beige leather in my E36 for 8 years with no stains or dye transfer. Then another beige leather E46 for 12 years, again with no issues (it survived the ravages of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-10-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By chiefneil
Seconding the above recc's for Lumar 80 or...

Seconding the above recc's for Lumar 80 or Crystalline 90. Both are essentially clear. They're pretty pricey though - Crystalline can run around $500-$600 for all 4 Windows plus rear.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-09-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By chiefneil
I always avoid black because Phoenix. I have some...

I always avoid black because Phoenix. I have some pics of your car in my album. Kidding - it's my car but it's a 2014 335i EBII m-sport with Venetian beige.
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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-05-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,192
Posted By chiefneil
If you get the car back and it's running ok,...

If you get the car back and it's running ok, follow these three steps:

1. Thank your lucky stars
2. Sell/trade the car immediately
3. Thank your lucky stars
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-04-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,374
Posted By chiefneil
Just messing with ya if it wasn't clear! Welcome...

Just messing with ya if it wasn't clear! Welcome to the forum.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-04-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,374
Posted By chiefneil
Because he's fine pulling up to a forum knowing...

Because he's fine pulling up to a forum knowing that his car is better than most others on the forum? :)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-04-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By chiefneil
Isn't there an Audi S4 or RS4 wagon? I'd go with...

Isn't there an Audi S4 or RS4 wagon? I'd go with one of those instead.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-28-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,374
Posted By chiefneil
Every once in a while I browse the print ads in...

Every once in a while I browse the print ads in Roundel and it always seems like prices are 20-50% higher than they should be. Like BMW CCA members have extremely inflated opinions of what their used...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-27-2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,240
Posted By chiefneil
Either that or a trade war with Mexico raising...

Either that or a trade war with Mexico raising tariffs in turn. They're our 3rd largest trading partner (and 2nd largest export market) so it wouldn't be pretty for either the US consumer or US jobs....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-26-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,240
Posted By chiefneil
A 20% tariff seems highly unlikely. But even if...

A 20% tariff seems highly unlikely. But even if it passed, BMW could just continue importing cars from Germany and South Africa, and ship the Mexico-built cars elsewhere. Even with the shipping costs...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-26-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 735
Posted By chiefneil
Besides the above reasons, BMW also needs to keep...

Besides the above reasons, BMW also needs to keep a certain amount of distance between vanilla vs M models. I think the M3 is around 425HP. BMW probably wants to keep an 80-100 HP gap for marketing...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-21-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,476
Posted By chiefneil
Yes, absolutely. But you also teach your daughter...

Yes, absolutely. But you also teach your daughter not to put her signal on before a driveway/intersection that she doesn't intend to turn into. In this case she should've waited until she passed the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-19-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,395
Posted By chiefneil
I look forward to the day when owners can design...

I look forward to the day when owners can design their own instrument panel online and have it uploaded to their car. That can't be too far off.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-19-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By chiefneil
No, it is not correct to say that. But don't...

No, it is not correct to say that. But don't listen to me, it's right there in the owner's manual.

Your reasoning omits some important elements of break-in. The big one being that regardless of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-15-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 807
Posted By chiefneil
My dealer actually refused to do the Teflon tape...

My dealer actually refused to do the Teflon tape fix - they said it was a TSB for the 5-series or something. Anyway, they cleaned it as usual which works for a little while. Others have had better...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-14-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,476
Posted By chiefneil
Looks like MA has a standard of fault applying to...

Looks like MA has a standard of fault applying to pulling out into traffic so I'm not convinced your statement applies categorically in all cases. Makes sense, as someone could suddenly pull out into...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-14-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By chiefneil
It's mainly for aerodynamics (I.e. Gas mileage)...

It's mainly for aerodynamics (I.e. Gas mileage) although it does help reduce warm up time. Here's a quote from the 7-series page.

Less air resistance means more fuel efficiency, so the air vent...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-13-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,183
Posted By chiefneil
What happened to the Lexus SUV? Not going to...

What happened to the Lexus SUV? Not going to repair or replace it?

If you just need something to tide you over until the Lexus is repaired, why not get a skinny set of 17" rims with go-flats?...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-13-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,476
Posted By chiefneil
True though. When it's flipped and I'm the guy in...

True though. When it's flipped and I'm the guy in the middle lane needing to move right, I never do it when I see a guy ahead waiting to pull out. Or when visibility is blocked like in the OP's case.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-13-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,476
Posted By chiefneil
Sorry man, sounds to me like you were 100% at...

Sorry man, sounds to me like you were 100% at fault.

I will say that pulling out into the rightmost lane when there's approaching traffic in the middle lane always makes me very nervous. I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-12-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,476
Posted By chiefneil
I'm not sure if I'd put any blame on the other...

I'm not sure if I'd put any blame on the other driver. On a 3-lane road presumably the speed limit is around 45mph. If you switch lanes from behind a school bus on that type of road you wouldn't...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-28-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 845
Posted By chiefneil
XDrive uses a multi-plate wet clutch with 40:60...

XDrive uses a multi-plate wet clutch with 40:60 torque split. The torque is redistributed when slip is detected.

Sorry to hear you don't like your BMW but please don't spew misinformation. Sounds...
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