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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 02:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,185
Posted By gkr778
Here's a U.S. market F30 LCI (320i) in Fort...

Here's a U.S. market F30 LCI (320i) in Fort Pierce, Florida:

http://images.cars.com/supersized/DMI/184619/GK615667/01.jpg

http://images.cars.com/supersized/DMI/184619/GK615667/03.jpg
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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-31-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,350
Posted By gkr778
You can get a constant mesh 6-speed manual...

You can get a constant mesh 6-speed manual transmission on several BMWs currently; this is my favorite example:
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-29-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,162
Posted By gkr778
Makes me wonder if the same team of BMW engineers...

Makes me wonder if the same team of BMW engineers who decided to equip most of its cars and SAVs with run-flat OE tires also came up with the idea to locate the MPM and other sensitive electronic...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-29-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,162
Posted By gkr778
Yup, E60/E61 cars built before September 2005...

Yup, E60/E61 cars built before September 2005 seem to generate the most complaints about this issue, though as the lawsuit mentioned, E53 and E83 are affected as well.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-29-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 535
Posted By gkr778
ECP products like Auto Armor are a dealership F&I...

ECP products like Auto Armor are a dealership F&I department scam. Avoid them!

Here's the pitch that ECP Inc. makes in P&A Magazine (http://pa-magazine.com/), a publication targeted to dealership...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-29-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By gkr778
Negative. Better deals can be found with private...

Negative. Better deals can be found with private party buy/sell/trade offers (such as here on Bimmerfest) or via sites like Blackburn's (http://www.blackburnwheels.com/wheel-finder/).
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-29-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By gkr778
Excellent video review, Alaatin61! I particularly...

Excellent video review, Alaatin61! I particularly appreciate the shot of the new B48 engine in the 320i. :thumbup:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-28-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,729
Posted By gkr778
What's wrong with the electro-hydraulic valving...

What's wrong with the electro-hydraulic valving system (Tenneco CES?) BMW currently uses for the F3x Adaptive M suspension?
Forum: European Delivery 07-28-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,994
Posted By gkr778
McDonald's restaurants in Germany also have McRib...

McDonald's restaurants in Germany also have McRib as a permanent menu item. AFIAK, it's the only market to do that. :D


I too did European Delivery on a 320i equipped with manual transmission....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-28-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By gkr778
Via CAFD coding, you can have your new F30...

Via CAFD coding, you can have your new F30 remember the air conditioner mode ('OFF' or 'ON') and air re-circulation setting from the last shutdown:

For air conditioner mode: Set the value of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-27-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By gkr778
Here are descriptions of the latter two options...

Here are descriptions of the latter two options from bmw.de:
- LEDs (part of premium package for 2016): code 5A2, "LED Headlights for low and high beam; automatic headlight range control and 4...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-27-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By gkr778
You're welcome. All of the OE wheels shown above...

You're welcome. All of the OE wheels shown above should accommodate M Sport brakes.

Styles 400M and 441M have been offered on M Sport F3x since introduction; Style 658 is a new design for the MY...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-26-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By gkr778
Style 658, 18" x 8" front; 18" x 8.5" rear: ...

Style 658, 18" x 8" front; 18" x 8.5" rear:
http://home.comcast.net/~troy805/style658.JPG

Style 400M, 18" x 8" front; 18" x 8.5" rear:...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-25-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 940
Posted By gkr778
Same here. xDrive also deletes the manual...

Same here. xDrive also deletes the manual transmission option on U.S. market 320i. Since the OP "grew up despising" automatic transmissions, I'm also curious why any car so equipped merited...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-25-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 940
Posted By gkr778
+1 F3x headlamps in general, whether halogen,...

+1
F3x headlamps in general, whether halogen, high-intensity discharge, or LED, are often aimed too low from the at the factory. Adjust the vertical aim as follows:


Obtain a Phillips or flat...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-18-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,855
Posted By gkr778
Standard wheel for U.S. market MY 2016 328i is...

Standard wheel for U.S. market MY 2016 328i is Style 392 (17"):

http://i.imgur.com/UifWJve.jpg

These are the same design that have been standard for Sport Line F30 in most markets outside USA...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-18-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,855
Posted By gkr778
MY 2013-2015 320i ZSP did indeed offer silver...

MY 2013-2015 320i ZSP did indeed offer silver painted Style 398 wheels with run-flat UHP summer tires. My 2014 320i ZSP has Bridgestone Potenza S001 tires; Continental ContiSport 5 SSR and Pirelli...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-18-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,855
Posted By gkr778
Bimmerfest forums Classifieds > Wheels and Tires...

Bimmerfest forums Classifieds > Wheels and Tires (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=91) is a great starting point. Another excellent source is BMW Car Club of America (members are...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-17-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,344
Posted By gkr778
IMO, by painting the Style 398 wheels Orbit Gray,...

IMO, by painting the Style 398 wheels Orbit Gray, BMW managed to take the best looking OEM wheel design for F3x and make it look even better!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-17-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,855
Posted By gkr778
164U for RWD, 164V for xDrive.

164U for RWD, 164V for xDrive.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-17-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By gkr778
I have a new favorite BMW VIN decoder now, namely...

I have a new favorite BMW VIN decoder now, namely bmwvin.com. :D

Thanks y'all for the good information in this thread!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-16-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,344
Posted By gkr778
Congratulations closhedbb on your new 340i! I...

Congratulations closhedbb on your new 340i! I especially like the gray colored Style 398 wheels - they look stunning and really enhance your car's visual appeal.

Best wishes for your upcoming...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-16-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,855
Posted By gkr778
In that case, there is no dispute. :D Happy...

In that case, there is no dispute. :D
Happy wife = happy life. 'Nuff said. :thumbup:

I'm sure you'll be able to find 320i ZSP owners in south central Texas willing to trade silver Style 398...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-16-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 10,094
Posted By gkr778
Between a base F30 320i and a base CLA250?...

Between a base F30 320i and a base CLA250? Everything. These two cars are in different market segments.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-16-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,567
Posted By gkr778
The second-gen IS250 that CR tested nine years...

The second-gen IS250 that CR tested nine years ago was a RWD model, whereas the third-gen IS250 they rated last year had AWD. The negative effects of AWD on handling, acceleration, and fuel economy...
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