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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 10:05 AM
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Posted By chiefneil
I think the M grill is a pretty popular mod for...

I think the M grill is a pretty popular mod for non-M cars. I've never seen anybody frown on that sort of subtle mod. You get the heckling when you start talking about putting an //M badge on the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-26-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By chiefneil
There should be a screw next to the positive...

There should be a screw next to the positive terminal intended for just that use. Or as somebody else mentioned just clamp on to any convenient chunk of metal.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-23-2016, 09:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,011
Posted By chiefneil
That's pretty far-fetched but one basic skill...

That's pretty far-fetched but one basic skill that computers have killed is cursive handwriting. That's just frigging amazing to me, that kids today don't write in cursive and schools don't really...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-22-2016, 09:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,043
Posted By chiefneil
Why not go with Crystalline 40 if you think 30%...

Why not go with Crystalline 40 if you think 30% is too dark?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-16-2016, 09:44 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,476
Posted By chiefneil
I get where the OP is coming from. It was a brand...

I get where the OP is coming from. It was a brand new lane opening up. You move over in a normal fashion, e.g. a second or two after it opens up. You don't signal because it's a brand new lane, and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-08-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 723
Posted By chiefneil
There's some gas stations with high octane racing...

There's some gas stations with high octane racing gas in the phoenix area, e.g. Tom's Thumb in N Scottsdale. I think they have 100 octane.

Seems like a tremendous waste of money unless you're an...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-03-2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,402
Posted By chiefneil
Doesn't m-sport also add an extra...

Doesn't m-sport also add an extra cooler/radiator? And the m-sport steering wheel, which is a big improvement IMHO. Also I think if you get m-sport + track pack the fog lights are deleted to allow...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-03-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,099
Posted By chiefneil
Don't forget to check with your insurance company...

Don't forget to check with your insurance company to see how long they pay for a rental car. If it's within the timeframe of the CCRC repairs then there's not much reason not to use them.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-03-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,099
Posted By chiefneil
Probably. Best to just pick up the phone and see....

Probably. Best to just pick up the phone and see. You'll may owe something to the current shop if they've already started disassembly, but then again unless you authorized the work you might not be...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-03-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,955
Posted By chiefneil
Who's paying for the new engine? If you can link...

Who's paying for the new engine? If you can link it to the hydrolock then insurance should cover it.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-02-2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By chiefneil
Could be the steering wheel. I've heard in...

Could be the steering wheel. I've heard in previous generations of 3-series that the steering wheel wasn't quite square to the seat. I've never noticed personally, but IIRC it was discussed on the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-29-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By chiefneil
I have the same 2014 335i (m-sport with DHP)....

I have the same 2014 335i (m-sport with DHP). I've seen others with the same complaints but I personally don't experience it with mine. I certainly have other complaints with the steering including...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-28-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By chiefneil
That's because many Americans believe in driving...

That's because many Americans believe in driving by Braille, but you can hardly feel anything in a Suburban so you need big damn blocks for people to feel. Plus the way I see many soccer moms parking...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-26-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By chiefneil
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=865745&highlight=n55+engine+manual

See post #15
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-16-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,071
Posted By chiefneil
The higher-power models are always much more...

The higher-power models are always much more rare, probably in the 5-10% range. That's been true since the E46 days - most everybody had a 325i and 330i sightings were like unicorns. Very similar now...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-13-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 917
Posted By chiefneil
I'm surprised the turbo lag bothers you given...

I'm surprised the turbo lag bothers you given that the E46 325i was kind of a dog below 3K rpm. I had an E46 330i and it made very little power down low so it was always a waiting game either for the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-12-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 907
Posted By chiefneil
I think you just didn't realize what forum you...

I think you just didn't realize what forum you were posting to. This is a forum for street cars, and conversations around modding are still for street use.

So into this audience you post a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-12-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 9,994
Posted By chiefneil
I guess the people saying the F30 drives like a...

I guess the people saying the F30 drives like a Camry were right in at least one respect - it has the same skidpad numbers!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-12-2016, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By chiefneil
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=865745&highlight=temperature+gauge+chiefneil
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-09-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 907
Posted By chiefneil
Looks too flat to be effective for a racing car....

Looks too flat to be effective for a racing car. The diffuser needs to angle upward in order to accelerate the air to create downforce and/or reduce drag.

Are you creating a full underbody panel...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-02-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 892
Posted By chiefneil
I agree with OP, this stuff is pretty opaque....

I agree with OP, this stuff is pretty opaque. BMW's software has always been like that; I think it's a German thing. They really need to steal some human-interface engineers from Apple.

Anyway, if...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-30-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 623
Posted By chiefneil
^^^ Actually sounded cheaper than I would've...

^^^ Actually sounded cheaper than I would've guessed :rofl::rofl:

FYI the m-sport rotors are cheaper than the m-performance rotors listed in that ad. Not sure by how much though.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-30-2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 623
Posted By chiefneil
It's rotors, pads, and calipers. Rotors and pads...

It's rotors, pads, and calipers. Rotors and pads alone with labor would probably be in the 1.5-2k range at a dealer. I have no idea how much the calipers are but have to think they're at least as...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-26-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 742
Posted By chiefneil
The car is designed to run cooler under heavy...

The car is designed to run cooler under heavy load and hotter under light load. So running on cruise control the highway at a reasonable speed you should be running hotter, then on local roads with a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-18-2016, 12:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,660
Posted By chiefneil
So I was just driving around some rough roads in...

So I was just driving around some rough roads in LA with my daughter. She had inherited my E46 (2002 330i) for a year, and now's driving a Mini. She commented that she's glad she has the Mini instead...
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