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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-15-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,081
Posted By desertpilot
I completely agree. Funny that this is the most...

I completely agree. Funny that this is the most expensive vehicle I've ever bought and I'm dealing with crap that none of them has ever had an issue with.

My retort to him, by the way, was, "Well...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-15-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,081
Posted By desertpilot
Actually they are saying that BMW regional AND...

Actually they are saying that BMW regional AND national engineering were brought in, which is why they kept my car for two weeks. Engineering asked the dealer to try and replicate it on other...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-14-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,081
Posted By desertpilot
Wow, great thread. Hate I missed that one as...

Wow, great thread. Hate I missed that one as I've been looking for threads like this since I got my car.

Was the notchy clutch a factor for your selling/trading?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-14-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,081
Posted By desertpilot
I mentioned the CDV as a possibility for the root...

I mentioned the CDV as a possibility for the root cause, but the shop manager's response was basically "everybody on the internet thinks they're a mechanic." Sigh.

I think their biggest issue is...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-13-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,081
Posted By desertpilot
I plan to, but they're saying that one of the BMW...

I plan to, but they're saying that one of the BMW district reps was brought in for the discussion, and that BMW's voice is that this is normal. But then they recommended that I file a complaint with...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-13-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,081
Posted By desertpilot
Agreed. Admittedly the issue feels like it's in...

Agreed. Admittedly the issue feels like it's in the pedals, some bushings or something. It doesn't seem to translate to the actual engagement of the clutch (i.e. vehicle motion start/stop is not...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-13-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,081
Posted By desertpilot
F30 manual owners -- I need your experiences please

Fellow manual owners,

I have a 2013 F30 335 M-sport manual that I've been having problems with since more-or-less day one.

My issue is that occasionally my clutch pedal produces little spots of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-28-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By desertpilot
Pretty sure any dealer will let you finance the...

Pretty sure any dealer will let you finance the cost of accessories. In fact if you're thinking about a lease, they may even consider the bra as part of the residual, effectively lowering your cost...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-27-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By desertpilot
Another data point for you, my bra covers...

Another data point for you, my bra covers everything on the front bumper, about a foot or so up the hood, and my mirrors.

That said, I would not spend the money on a clear bra for a lease. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-22-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,150
Posted By desertpilot
I am now sad about my F30

This is probably beating a dead horse for the millionth time, but I don't expect anyone to sympathize besides you guys, so....

Dropped my F30 off for service, got an E90 as a loaner. When I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-13-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,264
Posted By desertpilot
I did. Scott Bilgo at BMW North Scottsdale:...

I did. Scott Bilgo at BMW North Scottsdale: fantastic CA (found his name from another subforum here at Bimmerfest). I called him upfront, discussed what I wanted, walked in with a spreadsheet of my...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-13-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,264
Posted By desertpilot
Is this what you're talking about? ...

Is this what you're talking about?

http://www.amazon.com/Brica-Seat-Guardian-Car-Protector/dp/B00B7M7BKW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1371134043&sr=8-1&keywords=brica+car+seat+guardian
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-12-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,264
Posted By desertpilot
Alas, I sprung for the leather not knowing that...

Alas, I sprung for the leather not knowing that we'd make this jump so soon after our euro delivery. Hopefully a good conditioner/protector will help?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-12-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,264
Posted By desertpilot
Thanks for the input -- good to know that the...

Thanks for the input -- good to know that the kids don't generally explode too far out of the way of the car seat.

Interesting that you have an Outback, as I've been considering swapping one of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-12-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,264
Posted By desertpilot
Rear seat protector for a kid

So my wife and I are expecting our first kid. We own a four-door Nissan Frontier, a Miata, and the F30. Miata is obviously a "no way", and while the Frontier back seat is large enough to kind of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-30-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,908
Posted By desertpilot
Anybody actually USE the voice control?

Had my F30 for a few months now -- I see that little talkie-person button on the steering wheel and realize I haven't bothered to learn any of the commands.

Flipping through the manual I'm not...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-28-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,618
Posted By desertpilot
Difficult to describe but I have something along...

Difficult to describe but I have something along these lines too. I've never had a car until this one where the clutch didn't engage/disengage smoothly all the way through the travel. This car has...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-01-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 892
Posted By desertpilot
iDrive "disclaimer" screen -- any way to disable?

I assume this has been covered but in many searches I had no luck finding...

The screen that comes up on iDrive when you first start the car -- basically telling you to keep your eyes on the road...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-26-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By desertpilot
I would say more random than repeatable. ...

I would say more random than repeatable. Occasionally I can make my 6-mile commute (with a number of stoplights) and not feel it. But then if it does happen, it seems to "bump" every other clutch...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-26-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By desertpilot
"Bump" in clutch -- anyone else experience?

I've noticed that maybe 1 out of every 3 or 4 times I push my clutch down (335 MT) I feel a bump in the travel. By "bump" i just mean very slight spot(s) of resistance as I push the pedal down (very...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-03-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By desertpilot
Hmmm, ya I don't think that's it :( I haven't...

Hmmm, ya I don't think that's it :( I haven't plugged my phone into the PC in a long time. I guess I need to do more digging.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-03-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,402
Posted By desertpilot
Front window tint is legal in most states. ...

Front window tint is legal in most states.

http://www.tintlaws.com/
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-02-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By desertpilot
I tried searching and must not have hit the...

I tried searching and must not have hit the magical series of words. If anybody could point me to a thread that would be fantastic.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-02-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,402
Posted By desertpilot
I've had limo on several cars in my younger days....

I've had limo on several cars in my younger days. Backing up at night really freaking blows. To the extent that I explored aftermarket high-wattage backup light bulbs to offset the black hole...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-02-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By desertpilot
Car jumps to same song in music library every time I fire it up

Every time I get in my F30 with my iPhone, the car seems to forget what songs I've played the last time I was driving, and jumps back to a specific spot in the playlist.

I'm apparently too dumb to...
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