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Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) Yesterday, 02:13 PM
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Views: 1,040
Posted By jadnashuanh
If you search on the 5-series website, you will...

If you search on the 5-series website, you will find various people that can sell you the FSC you need for your vehicle, and then, they'll give you a link to the map files. It depends on the version...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-29-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 944
Posted By jadnashuanh
To secure my trike to the basket, I use three...

To secure my trike to the basket, I use three straps. If I'm going to stop somewhere, I add a locking cable. Because the basket is anchored to the bar going into the receiver, I put a second...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-28-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,021
Posted By jadnashuanh
Part of the hassle is that a switching power...

Part of the hassle is that a switching power supply is fairly common in low-voltage applications (they're cheap, small, and efficient), and as a result, they tend to be somewhat noisy, especially at...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-28-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By jadnashuanh
From what others have said, there's a lot of...

From what others have said, there's a lot of things that need to be removed to access the roof blind, so the labor is quite high. THen, BMW prices on many things are exorbitant (some are...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-28-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By jadnashuanh
I do not remember the max deviation allowed...

I do not remember the max deviation allowed between tire rolling diameters on the GT, but when dealing with x-drive, it's more critical than with just the rear-wheel drive version. As a result, yes,...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-27-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,021
Posted By jadnashuanh
If you still have a portable am radio sitting...

If you still have a portable am radio sitting around somewhere, tune it in between stations, and try plugging in the various devices to your 12v sockets. If they're making noise, usually, you will...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-27-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 944
Posted By jadnashuanh
The install really is straight forward. It...

The install really is straight forward. It really is as simple as unclipping (takes removing a bolt on each end first) the bumper cover, unbolting the crushable attachments on the frame, bolting on...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-27-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By jadnashuanh
You realize that nearly all of the exterior trim...

You realize that nearly all of the exterior trim is held down with double-sided tape? Much of the car is held together with adhesives as well. NOt saying that they made the best choice there, but...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-27-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 944
Posted By jadnashuanh
It's probably harder to unlatch the spring-loaded...

It's probably harder to unlatch the spring-loaded latch than to snap in the adapter - the spring is quite strong, and the handle doesn't provide a huge amount of leverage (that could have changed,...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-26-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 944
Posted By jadnashuanh
The nice thing about the Invisihitch is that,...

The nice thing about the Invisihitch is that, when you aren't using it, you can remove the part that sticks down, so you don't mar the looks of the vehicle in any way unless you like to lay on the...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-26-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 944
Posted By jadnashuanh
Yes, they still exist...

Yes, they still exist http://execuhitch.com/tow-hitches/bmw-5-series-trailer-hitches/
WHen installing the main support, you have a couple of choices, shim it if it doesn't put the receiver exactly...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-25-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By jadnashuanh
The first thing I look at in researching a car is...

The first thing I look at in researching a car is the headroom (I'm not excessively tall, but long-waisted) and the opening from the seat cushion to the top of the doorway (I don't bend in the middle...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-20-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By jadnashuanh
Modern cars, and especially our BMWs, are big,...

Modern cars, and especially our BMWs, are big, rolling netted computers. Lots of little software switches that have to be enabled to let the car run and many of them tied to the presence of an...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-20-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By jadnashuanh
With four good winter tires and x-drive, the GT...

With four good winter tires and x-drive, the GT can go places many other vehicles can't. It really depends on the type of snow...light fluffy stuff, almost anything can get through that. It's the...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-19-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,665
Posted By jadnashuanh
I bought the BMW OEM rack quite a long time ago. ...

I bought the BMW OEM rack quite a long time ago. I rarely use it now. But, when I was researching, some of the others that were available had reports of them actually damaging (bending) the roof...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-19-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 749
Posted By jadnashuanh
FWIW, if you lower the car by just lowering the...

FWIW, if you lower the car by just lowering the air pressure in the rear air springs, you are also changing the spring rate. This means that the air spring will be flexing further over each bump,...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-18-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By jadnashuanh
This has come up before, and the consensus was,...

This has come up before, and the consensus was, too risky. Now, one thing that would work, at least when you're somewhere that you could plug it in, would be to install a block heater. Much better...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-18-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,040
Posted By jadnashuanh
FWIW, I did not update to the 2016-1 version...I...

FWIW, I did not update to the 2016-1 version...I just let people know that it was available. I have 2015-2 on mine now, and probably won't update until 2017-1 shows up.
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-14-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,040
Posted By jadnashuanh
2016-1 now available

For those that like to keep up on the latest, the maps 2016-1 just became available. I'll probably not update until 2017-1, but it's available if you're interested for much less than what the dealer...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-14-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 817
Posted By jadnashuanh
In the scheme of things, even 1% is a big deal. ...

In the scheme of things, even 1% is a big deal. The hassle is, even that amount can be a hassle when dealing with the Feds. IOW, on existing cars, they chose not to take that hit. It may be that...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-14-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 817
Posted By jadnashuanh
Since the clutch for the alternator is controlled...

Since the clutch for the alternator is controlled by the computer, BMW COULD make the car operate just like any 'normal' car (essentially run the alternator whenever the motor is turning), but to...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-13-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 817
Posted By jadnashuanh
BMW chose to use a clutch on the alternator of...

BMW chose to use a clutch on the alternator of the GT series to save fuel. THey put in a huge alternator and a huge AGM battery to allow it to dump lots of energy into the battery only under certain...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-13-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 817
Posted By jadnashuanh
Not all trickle chargers are created equal,...

Not all trickle chargers are created equal, either. Ideally, you buy one that has a setting for an AGM type battery. The charging curve and voltages are slightly different than 'normal' lead acid...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-13-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 817
Posted By jadnashuanh
FWIW, it only takes maybe 2-minutes to install or...

FWIW, it only takes maybe 2-minutes to install or remove the trickle charger. If you wired it directly to the battery in the rear (my Bosch C7 unit comes with a plug-in lead; clamps are standard,...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-12-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 817
Posted By jadnashuanh
MOst of my trips are quite short, in the range of...

MOst of my trips are quite short, in the range of 1-3 miles, after I retired, so last year, I bought an i3 for my daily driver. My GT sits in the garage with the trickle charger on it sometimes for...
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