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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-01-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 939
Posted By manicottiK
Hamsters. They're on several small hamster wheels...

Hamsters. They're on several small hamster wheels that, when the hamsters are running, generate power to augment the regenerative energy capture from coasting and braking. Oh, dear God, I haven't fed...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-24-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,741
Posted By manicottiK
The system was even smarter than that. The gas...

The system was even smarter than that. The gas gauge lit only if the gas level was low; the tach lit if you over-revved, the radio briefly lit if you touched a button, then faded out again. It was...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-22-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 11,338
Posted By manicottiK
I live just outside of Philadelphia, where we've...

I live just outside of Philadelphia, where we've had a lot of snow this year. My neighborhood is hilly and my driveway is a hill. My 328i is my first RWD drive; the previous two cars were an Audi A4...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-30-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,715
Posted By manicottiK
The metal plates are not magnets, but they are...

The metal plates are not magnets, but they are magnetic. The magnets are in the mount itself and they attract the metal plate.

I got a similar one, the Mountek nGroove Snap Magnetic Vehicle Mount....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-09-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,921
Posted By manicottiK
First, recall that this is a new PENNSYLVANIA law...

First, recall that this is a new PENNSYLVANIA law -- other states need not worry about this particular law unless your state followed our "lead."

The wheels and tiles must match size. I have 18"...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-09-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,921
Posted By manicottiK
Well, smaller wheels mean larger sidewalls. Maybe...

Well, smaller wheels mean larger sidewalls. Maybe that helps with hitting unseen or slush-filled potholes...

According to the TireRack rep, the change was the result of sloppy writing rather than...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-08-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,921
Posted By manicottiK
Today was my first time driving in the snow with...

Today was my first time driving in the snow with RWD. I've always used winter tires+wheels, but my previous two cars had AWD and the ones before were FWD. I was pretty worried about whether the 328i...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-03-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By manicottiK
I just bought a Scosche USBC202M Dual 10 Watt...

I just bought a Scosche USBC202M Dual 10 Watt (2.1A) USB car adapter. It has two USB ports and both can charge at a faster rate if you have a USB "charging" cable rather than a "data and charging"...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-01-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By manicottiK
You do have to push one button each time you...

You do have to push one button each time you start the car to get the "automatic" feature. The system works really well, possibly even too conservative. On the down side, in the U.S., our version of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-23-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,678
Posted By manicottiK
BP doesn't do the detergent on the regular grade....

BP doesn't do the detergent on the regular grade. BP took over the Amoco brand, which made a big deal about the detergent, filtering, and quality of its "Ultimate" fuel. I suppose that they didn't...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-23-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,678
Posted By manicottiK
It is "interesting" that there's a website for...

It is "interesting" that there's a website for Top Tier gas, but it's "self-interest."

Top Tier is a marketing coalition. The members agree to promote the group at the expense of those outside of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-02-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By manicottiK
Nor like the A4 from 2010+. (This and decent...

Nor like the A4 from 2010+. (This and decent voice command of my phone are the only things that I miss from the A4.)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-25-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By manicottiK
I have my seat all the way down; the center...

I have my seat all the way down; the center console stuff doesn't get in the way at all.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-30-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,882
Posted By manicottiK
As a phone interface, it's so far behind my 2010...

As a phone interface, it's so far behind my 2010 Audi that I don't even use it any more. (As BJ said, it's faster to talk to my phone.) How bad is it compared to the Audi? This bad:

Phone: hold...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-04-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,686
Posted By manicottiK
Ah, that makes sense. I didn't think of that...

Ah, that makes sense. I didn't think of that because I have a water-soluble bike so I don't go out in the rain! ;)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-04-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,686
Posted By manicottiK
Trunk?

I haven't tried this yet with my new F30, but for three years, I folded down the rear seats and put my bike in the trunk of a 2010 A4. (Obviously, only one fits; less obviously, the front wheel does...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-23-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By manicottiK
Use bmwconfig.com to find out what the invoice...

Use bmwconfig.com to find out what the invoice price is. Even on a special order, you can find dealers who will accept the invoice price, plus the mandatory fees, plus $500-1,000 profit. That might...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-09-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,060
Posted By manicottiK
Is that right? Do the Euro M Sports NOT have the...

Is that right? Do the Euro M Sports NOT have the extra radiators? If so, this is an issue of fogs/radiators trade-off rather than one of de-contenting and I'd willing to pack up my faux indignation...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-08-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,060
Posted By manicottiK
I got M-Sport on my 328i because I like the shape...

I got M-Sport on my 328i because I like the shape of the front and like the color. Fog lights aren't terribly important to me. I agree with the others that the explanation sounds like a cover for...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 03-04-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,090
Posted By manicottiK
I used a pliers to grip the plastic and pulled...

I used a pliers to grip the plastic and pulled down with both hands. There are slight "tooth" marks in the housing of the cable, but it works fine. I had to use the pliers each time that I wanted to...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 03-03-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 916
Views: 125,748
Posted By manicottiK
Thank you very much for both this piece of...

Thank you very much for both this piece of information and for all of your answers to my and others' questions.

The basicness of the issues that stump we coding newbies and the simplicity of your...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 03-03-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 916
Views: 125,748
Posted By manicottiK
For whatever reason, it's working today. I coded...

For whatever reason, it's working today. I coded the first group and it worked. Since that first one, none of the others seem to keep the value that I type in. That is, if I change a value, click...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 03-02-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 916
Views: 125,748
Posted By manicottiK
No Connection

I have the software, a cable from One-Stop, and two computers (I first tried with Win8 using Ethernet via a USB dongle and then with Win7 with a built-in Ethernet jack). Neither computer seems to get...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-20-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,361
Posted By manicottiK
Smile Frankfurt Auto Show

That's about right and about when I started going to the Frankfurt show instead. The Frankfurt show is the largest car show in the world and is held on odd-numbered years.

If you are in Philly,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-15-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,315
Posted By manicottiK
I just ordered my car tonight: 328i with 6MT. I'd...

I just ordered my car tonight: 328i with 6MT. I'd have gone with the X-Drive if it had a stick, but it doesn't. (I'm a bit concerned about RWD when it's snowy, but that's not that often here.) With...
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