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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-30-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 387
Posted By chiefneil
Sucks man. I finally managed to scratch a wheel a...

Sucks man. I finally managed to scratch a wheel a few weeks ago too. Pulling out of an end spot, turned the wheel too soon and scraped the curb. The damage looks way worse than I thought it would be...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-30-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 317
Posted By chiefneil
RWD m-sport MY15's with m-sport brakes don't have...

RWD m-sport MY15's with m-sport brakes don't have fogs.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-30-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 317
Posted By chiefneil
There's a thread going on over on the other forum...

There's a thread going on over on the other forum about it. Some 2015 m-sports are arriving with fogs, some without. The exact reasons why aren't clear, although it seems like either m-sport brakes...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-30-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,125
Posted By chiefneil
I've heard that as well, but my 2014 335i...

I've heard that as well, but my 2014 335i consistently shows around 11-12k miles for the first oil change. I always get the annual low mileage around 10k so it doesn't really affect me, though.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-28-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,125
Posted By chiefneil
That's strange, my iron reading from my first oil...

That's strange, my iron reading from my first oil change at ~4600 miles was 33 for my 335i. That's almost 1/3 your reading, with double the miles.

In fact most of the wear elements were lower than...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-27-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,458
Posted By chiefneil
I did the same swap with my E46. Unfortunately...

I did the same swap with my E46. Unfortunately the F3x steering wheels no longer share the same airbag. To install the m-sport steering wheel you need a new airbag, which I think runs around $800. So...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-27-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By chiefneil
Sounds like you need to take it in for service.

Sounds like you need to take it in for service.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-27-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,458
Posted By chiefneil
Here you go, page 79 from the N55 manual. Just...

Here you go, page 79 from the N55 manual. Just realized it's from the E90 so you might well be correct for the F30. Although to be honest it would seem like an odd change to make.

"Note: Most...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-27-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,458
Posted By chiefneil
So far as I know, the only difference between the...

So far as I know, the only difference between the 328 vs 335 m-sports is the brakes (well and the muffler too). That difference would go away if you get the m-sport brake option.

I'm sure the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-27-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,458
Posted By chiefneil
It is a fact that the m-sport includes an...

It is a fact that the m-sport includes an additional radiator for cooling. It is also a fact that the three lower openings in the front spoiler are completely filled with radiators. How you choose to...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-27-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,458
Posted By chiefneil
Not flaming, but in the case of the M-sport there...

Not flaming, but in the case of the M-sport there actually is extra cooling included in the package. And one of the openings where the fog light would otherwise reside feeds air to the extra...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-26-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 737
Posted By chiefneil
For grins I just ran my previous 3-series...

For grins I just ran my previous 3-series purchases through an inflation calculator. These were all purchased for $300 - $500 over invoice. Here's the results:
1995 325i, 32k new...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-26-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,094
Posted By chiefneil
Reminds me of being in Carmel once during some...

Reminds me of being in Carmel once during some sort of concours (probably a Pebble Beach event that I wasn't aware of since I just decided to go to Carmel on the spur of the moment). Ferraris,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-26-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 646
Posted By chiefneil
It definitely gave the impression of being a...

It definitely gave the impression of being a fantastic highway cruiser. If I had to be a passenger I'd absolutely prefer to ride in the E-class than the F30. Ditto if I had to take a road trip that...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-26-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 646
Posted By chiefneil
Yup I think I've just gotten used to the 335i's...

Yup I think I've just gotten used to the 335i's response. The power was there, I just needed to dig deeper into the throttle than I'm used to. Plus I'm sure the E350 is a lot heavier car.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-26-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 646
Posted By chiefneil
So I had an E350 for a few days

Apropos of nothing and comparing apples to oranges, here is my Faulkner-style stream of consciousness ramblings.

Text from Hertz as I'm getting off the plane in Raleigh-Durham, "Your E350 is in...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-26-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,253
Posted By chiefneil
I find that the VSS (which comes with DHP) to be...

I find that the VSS (which comes with DHP) to be unwelcome on sharp (e.g. >90 degrees) turns at higher speeds. The non-linearity still causes me to input too much angle. At low speeds with casual...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-26-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,253
Posted By chiefneil
You're getting DHP confused with the "driving...

You're getting DHP confused with the "driving experience" button which lets you select eco/comfort/sport. Those modes will always affect the weight of the steering (and throttle + transmission...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-25-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,458
Posted By chiefneil
I went M-sport for the steering wheel and unique...

I went M-sport for the steering wheel and unique EBII color. I also prefer the looks, but that wasn't a significant factor. Not being able to get the leather color I wanted (saddle) was a negative....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-23-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 836
Posted By chiefneil
I just rented an MB E350 for 2 days for ~$45/day...

I just rented an MB E350 for 2 days for ~$45/day (which somehow came to $130 total when you include all fees/taxes/etc) from Hertz.

If you really want to rent a luxury car there's options out...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-22-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By chiefneil
I had the same issue with our neighborhood gate,...

I had the same issue with our neighborhood gate, which was also a non-rolling code type. I eventually just gave up and velcro'd the gate opener to the inside of the door pocket. Turns out I love it...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-22-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 620
Posted By chiefneil
I've used Lexol and Griot's self-branded formula....

I've used Lexol and Griot's self-branded formula. I like the Griot's better. Although to be honest I normally just let my detailer use whatever he uses.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-18-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By chiefneil
BTW "bimmer" not "beamer". Beamers are guys...

BTW "bimmer" not "beamer".

Beamers are guys driving around with their high beams on. Beemers are BMW motorbikes. Bimmers are BMW cars.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-18-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By chiefneil
You can only use the apple USB cable if your car...

You can only use the apple USB cable if your car has the tech or nav package. If not, you need to use a BMW y-cable which includes an aux plug.

In theory any iPod should work... in practice that...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-16-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 716
Posted By chiefneil
http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Window...

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Window_Film/Solutions/Markets-Products/Automotive/

Looks like you live in San Diego. It's probably not necessary to spend a ton of money on tint or...
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