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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-02-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By jimpal
I think you have this right, as does alpenweiss...

I think you have this right, as does alpenweiss with his knowledgeable technical answer about the engine.

I have had other experiences driving out west (such as Idaho which clearly shows E10 on...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-01-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By jimpal
Looks like that's my answer. Thanks

Looks like that's my answer. Thanks
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-01-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By jimpal
Yes, but the full tank of gas I started out with...

Yes, but the full tank of gas I started out with in Minneapolis (definitely a cold place) gave me my normal 32 mpg. I didn't notice the much reduced mpg until my refills in Wisconsin and Illinois.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-01-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 640
Posted By jimpal
What's the longest road trip you've taken in your Bimmer?

About 5,000 miles from Minneapolis, MN to Palm Springs, CA and back, including driving around PSP while there. All done in my previous car, a 2012 535xi.

By the way, I just completed an...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-01-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By jimpal
Does Cold Weather Really Lower Gas Mileage This Much, Or Is It The Midwestern Gas?

My 328xi Sportswagon reliably gives me about 32 mpg when driving long distances on cruise control at 70-75 mph.

However, this week I drove from Minneapolis, MN to Williamsburg, VA in some subzero...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-26-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 192
Posted By jimpal
More driving on this cold day. The problem seems...

More driving on this cold day. The problem seems to have gone away.

I know it seems nutty, but I think the problem results from backing into the heavy white exhaust plume which occurs just after...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-26-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 192
Posted By jimpal
Got it. I'll try it. Thanks.

Got it. I'll try it. Thanks.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-26-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 192
Posted By jimpal
Thanks. I'll look for it.

Thanks. I'll look for it.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-26-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 192
Posted By jimpal
Thanks for the info. How did you turn it off?

Thanks for the info. How did you turn it off?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-26-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 192
Posted By jimpal
Spurious PDC Alarms

Left my 2014 wagon parked outside in subzero weather last night for the first time. When I put the car in reverse after starting this morning I now receive a constant PDC alarm from the left rear...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-16-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By jimpal
Love it. After a series of great 5's I find I...

Love it. After a series of great 5's I find I like it as well as any BMW I have had. I particularly like the somewhat smaller size and nimble handling.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-16-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By jimpal
Thanks for mentioning Casey. They are a lot...

Thanks for mentioning Casey. They are a lot closer to Williamsburg than the Richmond dealers, and I will be pleased to give them a try.

Actually I think you are a contrarian, because of the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-15-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,527
Posted By jimpal
If you do that on a really cold day, there's a...

If you do that on a really cold day, there's a good chance that when you arrive at the car you could find your battery too dead to start the engine.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-09-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By jimpal
Thanks for a very helpful report. I think your...

Thanks for a very helpful report. I think your experience is particularly useful because it showed that even when things didn't go quite right the dealer handled the situation well.

I will also...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-08-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By jimpal
Best BMW Dealer for Service in Richmond Virginia Area?

I'm about to move to Williamsburg, Virginia. I note that two BMW dealers are a moderate drive away in Richmond: Richmond BMW and Richmond Midlothian BMW. There is also another nearer dealer, Casey...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-23-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 12,094
Posted By jimpal
I've been following this thread since my post...

I've been following this thread since my post #121 on January 16th.

At 78 I believe I am the age champ so far. Is anyone on the thread older?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-16-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 12,094
Posted By jimpal
78. Retired shipbuilding executive. ...

78.

Retired shipbuilding executive.

Have leased for years, even though I can afford to buy. Love the convenience of simply walking away from one car at lease end, and into a brand new one which...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-04-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,567
Posted By jimpal
Possibly the market is creeping back a bit. While...

Possibly the market is creeping back a bit. While the cognoscenti on the site probably already know this, in addition to the Volvo V60 it looks like VW is dusting off their Golf "SportWagen" to make...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-28-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 781
Posted By jimpal
And besides, soon people will suggest actually...

And besides, soon people will suggest actually reading the manual before posting a question. :)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-26-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 702
Posted By jimpal
My wife and I recently chose a wagon instead of...

My wife and I recently chose a wagon instead of an X3 when we decided to downsize from the series of 5 sedans we had been driving. I wanted the car to be particularly appealing to her this time. What...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-22-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,567
Posted By jimpal
Thanks for sharing this. Best review of the...

Thanks for sharing this. Best review of the Sports Wagon I've read so far.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-22-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 883
Posted By jimpal
Me too, on my 2014 328xit. Far better than my...

Me too, on my 2014 328xit. Far better than my 2012 535xi, which was noticeably rough and "un-BMW like." Looks like BMW has been working on this.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-21-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 883
Posted By jimpal
What specifically is wrong with your 3-series...

What specifically is wrong with your 3-series driving performance? I quite like mine. I particularly like the nimble feeling compared to my previous 5's.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-18-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,567
Posted By jimpal
Actually I think that's X3's, which almost always...

Actually I think that's X3's, which almost always have soccer moms for drivers. I don't think they even know about BMW Sports Wagons.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-16-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,229
Posted By jimpal
+1. Although one can say the same thing about the...

+1. Although one can say the same thing about the passenger-side temp control. :D
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