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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-29-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,242
Posted By chiefneil
I seem to recall some 2015 owners saying they had...

I seem to recall some 2015 owners saying they had the new 5-bolt mounts before LCI, so very likely some of the changes got introduced on a running basis leading up to LCI. Maybe it applies to the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-29-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,242
Posted By chiefneil
Thanks for the detailed review. Sounds like BMW...

Thanks for the detailed review. Sounds like BMW really made a lot of nice improvements to the LCI. Bums me out a bit because I always try to get the LCI model but due to circumstances I had to get a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-24-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By chiefneil
I think the Fuchs is just for the M cars. I...

I think the Fuchs is just for the M cars. I believe it's a regular non-synthetic designed for fast break-in, which is why the M cars have an early OCI.

I sent a sample of my first OCI at around 4k...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-22-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,713
Posted By chiefneil
Next time somebody says this forum is full of...

Next time somebody says this forum is full of fanbois, somebody needs to link to this thread. I think 9 out 10 responses said to buy a Honda instead of a BMW :rofl::rofl::rofl:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-22-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,713
Posted By chiefneil
I had one as a rental last year. It's would be a...

I had one as a rental last year. It's would be a nice car for an elderly couple. Pretty comfortable and luxurious, midsize, surprisingly decent suspension, and very light steering.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-22-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,713
Posted By chiefneil
Honda. Do they really need a full size car like...

Honda. Do they really need a full size car like an Accord? Maybe a civic would be enough for them. If they want a bit of luxury then a Lexus ES350 or whatever it's called these days.

Only thing...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-22-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,074
Posted By chiefneil
Title of this thread should have been "Fly...

Title of this thread should have been "Fly totalled my car".
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-21-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 814
Posted By chiefneil
Those settings are configurable in iDrive.

Those settings are configurable in iDrive.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-21-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,078
Posted By chiefneil
There's a bit of good and bad in the situation....

There's a bit of good and bad in the situation. It looks like BMW was willing to let the issue skate until called out by Transport Canada (I assume that's equivalent to NHTSA in the US). So that's...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-21-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,078
Posted By chiefneil
I opened this thread expecting a disappointing...

I opened this thread expecting a disappointing letdown describing a minor paint defect but I am actually flabbergasted the thread title was accurate. Holy crap, I've never heard of anything like this...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-21-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 814
Posted By chiefneil
Ah, I was wondering what all the fuss was about....

Ah, I was wondering what all the fuss was about. Moral of the story: if pushing a button when you need to open the trunk annoys you, get CA. I remember needing to use a key, not even the ignition key...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-18-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,705
Posted By chiefneil
Are m-sport brakes no longer a standalone option?...

Are m-sport brakes no longer a standalone option? My choice would be DHP + m-sport brakes, even if it cost a couple hundred more that way than the track-pack with VSS. Yes, I would pay extra not to...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-18-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 930
Posted By chiefneil
Yeah I realized after I posted that they're...

Yeah I realized after I posted that they're probably pretty close. Of course if BMW releases an MPPK for the 340i then that would put it ahead for the same money as a 335i + MPPK.

Anyway,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-17-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,530
Posted By chiefneil
Yup, it appears to be pretty well equipped since...

Yup, it appears to be pretty well equipped since it also has nav. It has staggered tires, so it certainly looks like a sport pack model.

VIN is WBA3B1G57ENS79534
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-17-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,530
Posted By chiefneil
I'm in a 320i loaner today and I'm pretty...

I'm in a 320i loaner today and I'm pretty surprised at how good the acceleration is. It reminds me of my E46 330i in some ways.

A couple surprising things I noticed. First, I think this car has...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-17-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,111
Posted By chiefneil
From the N55 engine manual: Engine cooling ...

From the N55 engine manual:

Engine cooling
The engine cooling system utilizes an electric coolant pump. The heat management
determines the current cooling requirement and controls the cooling...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-17-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 930
Posted By chiefneil
ZHP seems to me like a cobbled-together marketing...

ZHP seems to me like a cobbled-together marketing ripoff diluting the reputation of the actual unique goodness of the original E46 ZHP.

Get a 340i for less with more HP, or wait a year and get a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-16-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,111
Posted By chiefneil
The cooling system is electronically controlled....

The cooling system is electronically controlled. It's designed to run cooler when there's higher loads on the engine (i.e. spirited driving, or stop and go in the OP's case) for better performance....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-14-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,149
Posted By chiefneil
I've heard dealers make more money on service...

I've heard dealers make more money on service than sales, so it would crazy for them to turn anyone away based on where they bought the car. My dealer did once tell me that they only give bmw loaners...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-14-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By chiefneil
It seems unlikely that they could drive 2000km in...

It seems unlikely that they could drive 2000km in 8 hours. That would be 250kph for 8 hours straight without a stop for gas.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-12-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By chiefneil
DHP would have given you the option to set the...

DHP would have given you the option to set the dampers to a firmer setting. I'm unsure if it also replaces the springs and rollbars on the x-drive with the sport suspension versions though.

It's...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-12-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By chiefneil
Sorry to say, you do not have a sport suspension....

Sorry to say, you do not have a sport suspension. In fact you have the softest and tallest suspension possible on an F30. With the awd models you need DHP to get a sport suspension.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-12-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 890
Posted By chiefneil
OP's OP implies he was looking at brakes on...

OP's OP implies he was looking at brakes on m-sports and noticed differences between them.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-10-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 992
Posted By chiefneil
On the 335i the optional m-sport brakes (the...

On the 335i the optional m-sport brakes (the brake upgrade with blue calipers, not the base m-sport model) rear calipers are 2-piston vs 1-piston. And both front and rear rotors are larger.
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-10-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,379
Posted By chiefneil
Dunno, I don't really follow Ferrari. As far as I...

Dunno, I don't really follow Ferrari. As far as I know, MB introduced the modern folding hardtop on the SLK back in '96. I remember there being a bit of a stir about it at the time. I think Ferrari's...
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